You're in for a treat of variety this week. Indulge in jazz, witness the 160-year evolution of one of the world's most famous brand, get a history lesson on a dutiful Thai prince of the past, watch a few Portuguese short films and taste what some of this city's most esteemed chefs can cook up from local ingredients.
Apeiron Sax Quartet At The Living Room
Imported straight from Italy, the Apeiron Sax Quartet, will be playing at the Sheraton Grande’s cozy jazz lounge, The Living Room, on Friday night (8pm onwards). An Italian jazz band with an international soul, the repertoire will embrace a wide range of music under the genre, be it popular film soundtracks, old jazz, new jazz and even some culturally-specific sub-categories. Join the musical night for 300 baht per person, or spend a minimum of 1,000 baht on any of the hotel's dining venues that night for free entry to this soulful listening session.
September 15, The Living Room Bangkok, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, 250 Sukhumvit Road; 0-2649-8353, thelivingroomatbangkok.com
Explore Portuguese Culture Through Short Films
NY Portuguese Short Film Festival in Thailand
One of several interesting film festivals kicking off in Bangkok this fall is the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival Festival, which is being held globally in 20 different countries. The festival, backed by the Portugese Embassy and the Arte Institute offers independent film enthusiasts the chance to see curated short films, such as Carga, Room in Lisbon and The Fear Installation, you probably wouldn't otherwise come across. Visit arteinstitute.org/nypsff for more information on the festival.
September 16-17 Room 5, Royal Paragon Hall, 5th Floor, Siam Paragon Shopping Centre, 991 Rama 1 Road; 0-2664-7272, siamparagon.co.th
160 Years With LV
Louis Vuitton: Time Capsule
Step into Louis Vuitton’s Time Capsule exhibition and travel back in time through 160 years of the fashion house’s history. The exhibition, staged at Parc Paragon, cleverly explores five aspects of the monumental fashion house: the codes of the house, journeys around the world, elegance and beauty in motion, the house's many icons and Louis Vuitton’s past and present links with Thailand. From today until September 25, go marvel at the brand's exemplary works throughout time, from its revolutionary canvas flat trunk to bewitching modern-day leather handbags. Learn more about the exhibition here.
Through September 25, daily 10am-8pm, Parc Paragon, M Floor, Siam Paragon Shopping Centre, 991 Rama 1 Road; 0-2664-7272, siamparagon.co.th
A Dutiful Prince
Duty and Passion: The Life and Times of Prince Chakrabongse
Prince Chakrabongse, a son of King Chulalongkorn, was said to be the metaphor for the relationship between the Russian monarchy and the royal court of Siam. Duty and Passion: The Life and Times of Prince Chakrabongse is an exhibition that pays tribute to the personal achievements of Prince Chakrabongse and 120 years of diplomatic relations between Russia and Thailand. Best remembered as the father of the Royal Aeronautical Service, the monarch was devoted to diplomatic duties such as foreign visits to the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary of Great Britain in 1911 and the wedding of Crown Prince Wilhelm and Crown Princess Cecilie of Prussia. Constructed upon a collection of unpublished letters between the prince and his father, related documents and photos, this exhibition is an opportunity of a lifetime to get a glance into the fragment of Thai history.
Through September 30, Wed-Sun 10am-4pm, Paruskavan Palace, 173 Nakhon Chai Si Road; 09-9965-5944
Pheasant Foods, Pleasant Foods
Taste It All 2017 @Ratchaprasong
The Taste it All @Ratchaprasong festival returns this year with a theme of “Pheasant Festival”, encouraging chefs to use local produce from the Royal Project to invent signature dishes. Eight esteemed chefs from eight luxury hotels and restaurants are lined up for the challenge. Contingents include the chefs of the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Intercontinental Bangkok, Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam, Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, The St. Regis Bangkok and Paste Restaurant at Gaysorn Village. To whet your appetite for the foodie event, some of the dishes to look forward to are the Pheasant and foie gras pie with pheasant soup’ by Red Sky, Centara Grand's chef, Christian Ham; the Northern larb pheasant salad by chef Bongkoch Satongun of Paste; and the Royal Project pheasant roulade by Sebastian Reischer of Fireplace Grill and Bar, the Intercontinental hotel. Learn more about the festival at bkkdowntown.com.
Through October 31, listed hotels and restaurants in the Ratchaprasong district; bkkdowntown.com
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