Fill up the vacant spaces in your calendar this week with music, dance, art and, of course, good food and drinks.
A jazzy good time
Serena Brancale Jazz Quartet
Replenish your soul midweek with the smooth live sounds of the Serena Brancale Quartet, an Italian music group that describes their genre as “nu-soul, reggae-jazz”. The band comprises of vocals, electronic drums, keyboard and bass and will be performing covers from the likes of Pink Martini, Joshua Redman, Rachell Ferrer and Charles Mingus, as well as original English and Italian songs. Register for this free performance at eventbrite.com.
May 24, Bangkok Art and Culture Center, 939 Rama 1 Road, Pathum Wan; 0-2214-6630; bacc.or.th
Escape, Compagnie Deuxième Vague
A multicultural dance troupe made up of Swiss and Thai dancers have collaborated to perform a special piece by French choreographer Nathanael Marie. The show, a part of an ongoing arts and culture festival known as La Fete, is hosted by the French Embassy and Alliance francaise and will be taking place at the Alliance francaise auditorium this Thursday. Join the reception (6:30pm) at Cafe 1912 to enjoy some Swiss wine before the performance at 7:30pm. Visit afthailande.org to make reservations.
May 25, Alliance francaise de Bangkok, 179 Witthayu Road, Lumpini; 0-2670-4210; afthailande.org
Mikys presents Devender Sehgal
If you’re more into drinks than dance, Mikys Cocktail Bar is welcoming guest mixo Devender Sehgal for the night. Devender is an widely accomplished bartender in both his native India and worldwide. One of the key thrusters of India’s cocktail revolution, Devender has claimed several esteemed titles including champion of Bacardi Martini Grand Prix India Flair 2009, India’s World Class Bartender 2012 and winner of Bacardi Legacy 2015. Now having immersed himself in the F&B culture of Hong Kong for the last four years, cocktail fans should be hyped about what the daring bartender has the inspiration to shake up.
May 25, Mikys Cocktail Bar, 64 Pan Road, Silom; 0-2637-8368; mikysbkk.com
Inside The Soul
After a hectic week, calm your mind by gazing and reflecting upon Praween Piangchoompu’s serene woodcut prints. The artist purposely renders colours, subject and composition to transport viewers to a peaceful state of mind.
May 27-June 30, La Lanta Fine Art; 245/14 soi Sukhumvit 31; 0-2204-0583; lalanta.com
Naturalista x 80/20: Natural Wine Tasting
If you like to try a little bit of all good things, you’ll get a kick out of this tasting event. Naturalista, a wine supplier on an eco-friendly mission, and and 80/20, one of our best restaurants this year, is partnering up to provide you with a palette of gastronomic creations and natural wine pairings. Wine and dine, while the Pong Nakornchai Quartet complete the atmosphere with live music. The tasting event begins at 7pm and runs through until 11pm. Tickets are 1,100 baht per person and can be purchased at 80/20 or through bangkok.oneplace.events.
May 27, 80/20, 1052-1054 Charoenkrung Road, Bangrak; 0-2629-1135; fb.com/8020bkk
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