Fill up your weekly calendar with our top list of lifestyle events and activities, from a plated dessert class to two new photography exhibitions. Whether you’re in the mood to party like prohibition just ended or to just chill out with a glass of wine, Thailand Tatler has got you covered.
Wine and dine in the clouds
Sky-High GranMonte Wine and Chef Gibb Tasting
You’ll feel like you’re floating on cloud nine in more ways than one at ZOOM Sky Bar this Thursday night (7:30-9:30pm). For 999 baht, sip on fine Thai wines from the GranMonte Estate as you take in the 360-degree cityscape views from the comfort of the Sky Lounge. Gastronomes will especially enjoy executive chef Gibbs’s gourmet presentations and can purchase homemade products to take home. For reservations, call 0-2210 9000 or email email@example.com.
July 6, 38th Floor Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel, 36 Narathiwat-Ratchanakarin Road; 0-2210-9000; anantara.com
Explore Cuba through photography
Spanit Riansrivilai puts the vibrant city of Havana on pause in his new solo photography exhibition. The artist’s naturally refined compositions go beyond the colonial architecture and classic cars to explore the stories of the Cuban people and the underlying contradictions of the cityscape. Prepare to experience some culture shock as you head to Woof Pack Space this Thursday (6.30pm) for the opening reception. The exhibition runs through August 3.
July 6, Woof Pack, 1/3-9 soi Sala Daeng 1, Silom; 08-9826-2299, woofpackbangkok.com
Party like it’s the roaring twenties
Prohibition Ends At Last
Get your feathers, pearls, and pinstripes ready as you prepare to live the glamour and decadence of The Great Gatsby this Friday (6-9pm) with a prohibition themed party at JW Marriott’s Manhattan Bar. For 699 baht, you will get the full golden-era treatment: entertainment from a live DJ, three hours of free flow of selected drinks and passed-around canapé. For reservations and more information, contact 02-656-7700.
July 7, JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok, 4 soi Sukhumvit 2; 0-2656-7700; marriott.com/hotels/travel/bkkms-bangkok-marriott-hotel-sukhumvit
For the love of cheese
Cheese at SO: Every First Friday
This Friday (7-9pm), take a tour of Europe one cheese slice at a time. For the love of Comté, head to SO Sofitel Bangkok for two hours of an endless flow of wine, cheese nibbles, artisan breads and charcuterie for 999 baht. Also jam out to a live DJ and saxophonist as you taste the executive chef’s selection of cheeses from France, Italy, Holland, Switzerland and England. Advance bookings are highly recommended. Secure yours by calling 0-2624-0000.
July 7, SO Sofitel Bangkok, 2 North Sathorn Road, Bangrak; 0-2624-0000; so-sofitel-bangkok.com
Uncover the magic of ancient cities
Imprint of Spirit: Showing of Old Photos
Where have the spirits of ruined cities Sukhothai, Si Satchanalai and Kamphaeng Phet gone? This Saturday (6:30-9pm), head to the opening reception of artist Rabil Bunnag’s Imprint of Spirit photo exhibition at Kathmandu Photo Gallery. Capturing Thailand’s lost mythic lands and great religious structures, each photograph will take you on a unique romantic adventure that will have you wondering why such ancient magic couldn’t survive modern restoration. The free exhibition runs through August 26.
July 8-August 26, Kathmandu Photo Gallery, 87 Pan Road, Silom; kathmanduphotobkk.com
Learn to make summery sweets
Summer Plated Dessert Class
Channel your inner Masterchef this Sunday (2-5pm) with a summery-themed dessert class at The Commons Kitchen & Bar. British pastry chef Davina Pickering will teach you how to create sweet gourmet delights, such as delectable custards and cheesecakes. Book your spot for the class now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and get ready to wow your friends and family with your very own homemade ginger spiced crumb and sticky berry compote.
July 9, The Commons Kitchen & Bar, The Commons, 335 soi Thonglor 17, soi Sukhumvit 55; 0-9152-2677; thecommonscafe.com