The last week of July is jam-packed with quality events, from chef’s tables and mixologist guest shifts to screenings and worthwhile art exhibitions. As usual, you don’t have to worry about planning or missing out on the fun. We’ve got you covered right here with our picks of the week:
Between Art and Literature
An Artist is Trying to Return to “Being a Writer”
With an opening reception this Thursday (7pm), 100 Tonson Gallery presents Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook’s visual exploration of the gap between her artist and writer identities. Araya’s sculptures and videos will examine themes such as the relationships between presence and shadow, representation and repetitiveness and birth and death. The exhibition will be on view until January 14.
July 27-January 14, 100 Tonson Gallery, 100 soi Tonson, Ploenchit Rd; 0-2510-5813; 100tonsogallery.com
The Female Faces of Thai Cuisine
Sam Mae Krua / Three Great Thai Lady Chefs
From July 27 to 30, let three of Thailand’s most talented female chefs guide you through the timeless world of Thai cuisine. Acclaimed chefs Anchalee Ponrungsit, Chapornpat Dapachutisan, and Supanut Khanark have each crafted innovative and exquisite five-course set menus, with styles ranging from “avant-garde cooking with a Thai twist” and “an explosion of flavors of Thai and French fusion cuisine” to “bring long lost Thai recipes back to life.” This unique gastronomic journey culminates at Nmitri with a six-course dinner that brings together the very best of all three celebrated chef’s tables. For reservations, contact 0-2604-9872 or email email@example.com.
July 27-30, 137 Pillar Suites & Residences, 59/1 soi Sukhumvit 39; 0-2604-9872; 137pillarshotels.com
A Seductive Dining Experience
Vertigo TOO Welcomes 2 Michelin-Star Chef Stefan Heilemann
There’s no better place to taste the “Dishes of the Gods” than at the top of the world. From July 29 to August 1, the Banyan Tree’s cloud-high Vertigo TOO hosts Chef Stefan Heilemann of two Michelin-Star Swiss restaurant ECCO. Not only does his exclusive dégustation menu feature the likes of bluefin tuna, hand dived scallop and bison tenderloin, it ends with mouthwatering Felchlin Swiss chocolate. To reserve your spot at this showcase of culinary masterpieces, call 0-2679-1200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 29, Vertigo TOO, 21/100 South Sathorn Road; 0-2679-1200; banyantree.com
Brunch and Ballet
Cine Brunch: Ballerina
Enjoy your Saturday afternoon (2-3.30pm) with a classic French brunch paired with an exciting French film. You and your friends and family can enjoy eggs, bacon and cheese, croissants and other morning delights while sitting down for a screening of animated musical adventure, Ballerina. Starring Elle Fanning, Maddie Ziegler and Carly Rae Jepsen, the film follows the tale of an orphan who dares to dream of becoming a ballerina. To discover what happens when she auditions for the Paris Opera Ballet, book tickets at afthailande.org.
July 29, Alliance française de Bangkok, 179 Witthayu Road; 0-2670-4200; afthailande.org
Cocktails from Russia, to Macau, to Bangkok
Nikita Matveev Guest Shift at Backstage Cocktail Bar
From Russia with love comes Nikita Matveev. This Sunday (9pm-12am), the Macau Mandarin Oriental’s Vida Rica Bar’s favorite mixologist hits Bangkok for a bartender guest shift at Backstage. For a night of cocktails like no other, make reservations at 06-1519-5891.
July 30, Backstage Cocktail Bar, L Floor, Play Haus, 205/22-23 soi Sukhumvit 55; 0-2712-5747; fb.com/backstagecocktailbarbkk
The Shocking Impact of Stress
Documentary Film Night: Resilience
On Monday evening (7-10pm), learn about the shocking discovery of a dangerous biological syndrome caused by childhood abuse and neglect. The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) presents the acclaimed film Resilience, which documents the effects of toxic stress on the brains and bodies of children, as well as the beginning of a movement determined to fight back. Seats at this showing cost 150 baht for non-members and are free for members.
July 31, Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, Penthouse, Maneeya Center, 518/5 Ploenchit Road; 0-2652-0580; fccthai.com
15 Drinks for 15 Idols
The Renaissance of Modern Classics
Don’t miss Vesper’s exclusive cocktail renaissance next Tuesday night (7pm-late). The bar is paying homage to 15 classic drinks attributed as the foundations of its establishment but putting a modern twist on each of them. For 250++ baht per glass, discover the taste of timelessness. RSVP by calling 0-2235-2777 or emailing email@example.com
August 1, Vesper, 10/15 Convent Road, Silom; 0-2235-2777; vesperbar.com