Bangkok January 8th 2013
V64 Celebrates an Artistic First Year
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In Spite of Order @ H Gallery. New Work by Sopheap Pich. Curated by Brian Curtin. December 6th January 27th. Road to Heaven @ Number I Gallery. Until January 12th. Thai Na Town Little Oz @ Chulalongkorn University An art project by Vipoo Srivilasa. Until January 16th Fish Market @ Latest Recipe, Le Meridien Bangkok. A seafood extravaganza, throughout January. Draught Beer and BBQ Promotion @ Two Forty Eight Café & Bar. Throughout January. Dim Sum Promotion @ Bai Yun, Banyan Tree Hotel. Chinese Delicacies on the 60th floor. Throughout January. Abandon/Decay @ Kathmandu Photo Gallery. A photographic exhibition by Liam Morgan. 11th January 24th February. Drawings by Pratuang Emjaronen @ Sombat Permpoon Gallery. 4th January 4th March. Breakthrough @ Neilson Hays Library. A painting exhibition by four women. January 8th February 3rd. Pasta Parade @ Luna Sky Garden Cafe, GLOW Pratunam. Everyday from 11am 1am until January 31st, 2013. Special price at only THB 250 net per person (meal + wine or beer). Lamsing Singer @ Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre. Pancake Khemmanit and Ter Chantawit star in this romantic comedy. December 20th January 13th.
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DJ Shy is at Q Bar on Wednesday January 9th
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Wednesday January 9th DJ Shy @ Q Bar. DJ Shy is certainly not camera shy. She has appeared in movies, TV shows and billboards. RNG Neon Party @ Demo. Guest: Zuper L Overdoser Burlesque Wednesdays @ Levels. Capture the spirit of Burlesque with live performances from some of Bangkok's best dancers. Sexy outfits and scantilyclad young ladies. Super Foxes Ladies Night @ Bash. Belted, buckled and Booted! This Week Special Aaron Ross in the House. Girls Gang 2012 @ Narz. Hip Hop and Urban Music. Girls get five free drinks before midnight. Glitch Wednesday @ Glow. With DJ Oum and Guests. Minimal / House / Techno / Electro Above Eleven Ladies Night @ Above Eleven. Salsa Music and fifty percent discount for ladies drinks. Wednesday Acoustic Jam Session @ Beer Vault. Featuring Vvienna and Band. Every Wednesday from 8pm Unplugged @ The Pintsman. Featuring Jay and his guitar. Every Wednesday. High Heels and Lipstick Night @ Platinum Lounge, Novotel Bangkok Platinum Hotel. Every Wednesday. Block Party Ladies Night @ Q Bar. Every Wednesday. Ladies Free entry all night plus a free drink. Barrio Latino @ Nest Rooftop. Every Wednesday. Latino inspired music and cocktails. Sax in the City @ Decanter, St. Regis. Every Wednesday. Sip celebrated wines and listen to smooth saxophone. Lobby Party @ Sofitel So. Every Wednesday the only lobby party in town, with two for one drinks and the latest sounds from guest DJs. The longest happy hour in town! Page 4 www.bangkokscene.com
Thursday January 10th Champion Sound Fourth Birthday @ Bed Supperclub. Ambar Ladies Night @ Four Point by Sheraton. Prosecco buy 1 get 1. Dia Frampton Live Acoustic in Bangkok @ Hard Rock Cafe. One Night @ Future Pub. Roxy June and MC Pam will give you a selection of Progressive, House and Electro House. Movie in Song Concert @ Thailand Cultural Centre. Timeless songs from classic Thai movies performed by Sawalee Phakaphan etc. Too Sexy in White @ Levels. Expect awesome RnB, House and Charts music all night long by resident DJs Yukie and Birz! DJ Queen P @ Playground, Pullman Bangkok Hotel G. Every Thursday from 6pm 10pm, with a happy hour two for one promotion until 8pm Ritual Thursdays @ Q Bar. Make Thursday nights a ritual at Q Bar. Thursday Live! Nest Rooftop presents Johnny O and Tapanee Manaves Indie, Pop, R n B Beatbox etc. Vibetown @ Route 66. Every Thursday mayhem, sexy people, unlimited drinks and offthewall jammin beats & four DJs. Too Sexy Thursday @ Levels. Every Thursday Three Free Drinks for Ladies before Midnight. Oysters and Wine @ Manhattan Bar, JW Marriott. Come every Thursday for oyster and wine lovers with a live DJ. UB Rising @ Bash. Each and every Thursday night the UB Radio crew will be showcasing their stable of cutting edge DJs. CM2 Ladies Night @ Novotel Bangkok On Siam Square. Now Every Monday and Thursday. Pintsman Privileges @ The Pintsman. Ladies Night Every Thursday. Tokyo Lights @ Koi Fashion Lounge. Every Thursday electro, deep and tech house. Massive Thursday @ Narz. Get Five Free Drinks Before Midnight. DJ Nut, MC Coga, DJ Don and DJ Champ. Ladies free entry. La Mode Special @ Mixx. Models Night models card for free drinks. Demo Models Party @ Demo, Thonglor. Every Thursday. Page 5 www.bangkokscene.com
It was January last year when V64 Art Studio first opened its doors to an eager audience. A group of over 60 artists had got together to form a collective that snapped up a former warehouse deemed suitable for conversion, in ViphavadiRangsit 64 (hence the name).
a souvenir shop, a coffee shop and bar, additional workshop space, the V64 Art Academy and rooms to accommodate guests and international artists.
A second gallery was recently opened when the studio played host to a group exhibition by leading artists. Now home to over 70 artists, self taught and with degrees Traces of Thought featured the work of five art teachers at Rajamangala University of Technology, and from established art schools, the 4,800 square metre property contains over 35 studios, a gallery, a music school, was on display until the end of December.
Words and photos by Paul Hutton Outer space and alien life forms are recurring themes in the art of Jitti Jumnianwai Page 6 www.bangkokscene.com
Attasit Pokpong with his giant red head sculpture that takes pride of place at V64 Art Studio.
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Cece Nobre in his colourful studio at V64. Other international artists that call V64 home include Gwyn Faenol, bottom left, from Wales, and Paul de Blieck, bottom right, from Belgium. Workshops for ceramics, sculpture and mixed media are held at V64, along with art and music courses for members of the public from three years of age upwards. The studio is proud to welcome visitors to the regularly held exhibitions, but also aims to bring art to the people of Bangkok, with exhibitions already being held at leading city centre hotels. Other exhibitions at other top venues are in the pipeline. V64 is without doubt unique in Thailand. The concept has proved successful in other countries, but the Bangkok collective had to take a great leap of faith,
with contemporary art only really emerging with any degree of success in Thailand in recent years. It is to their great credit, therefore, that the studio continues to grow and its reputation continues to be enhanced. The studio has now become a distinct member of the Viphavadhi community. Visitors can explore the studio and galleries between the hours of 10.30 am and 8.30 pm every day of the week, with food and beverages to be had at the V64 coffee shop and bar. Creativity, artistic values and freedom of expression are evident throughout, and the artists are more than happy to discuss their projects with guests.
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Friday January 11th
Suk 11 Club Crawl @ Bed Supperclub, Q Bar and Nest Rooftop. VIP all the way with cheap drinks and free shots. Phatfunk DJ Barbosa @ Glow. Celebrating a new year of PhatFunk bass music, and the start of a new Mayan Calendar. The House of Bash @ Bash. House and techno with DJ Mikey Mike. Tuck and Patti Live @ The Living Room. Outstanding jazz duo perform in aid of charity (Mechai Bamboo School). Sexy Masquerade @ Levels. Enter the world of masks! One Touch @ Nest. Direct from France to the hip rooftop. EDM Wars @ Sonic. Episode One Return of the Faces. Manga @ Koi Fashion Lounge. Every Friday featuring DJ Birz and DJ Andre. Funky Fridays @ Leapfrog Rooftop Bar, Ramada Encore. Every Friday Featuring DJ Mello. Mon Cheri Models Night Special @ Narz. Every Friday. The latest models night in town. Hip Hop / RnB. Ladies Night @ MyBar, Dusit Thani Hotel. Stray Cat Fridays @ The Pintsman. Every Friday night journey back to the rockabilly rock of the 50s. Roctopussy @ Bash. DJ Octo is Roctopussy every Friday. A night of exotic espionage. Speakeasy Funky Friday @ Hotel Muse. B120 net house pour drinks every Friday. Thank God It's Friday! @ The Reflexions, Every Friday. Page 10 www.bangkokscene.com
Saturday January 12th Starwood Hotels and Resorts Wedding and Honeymoon Fair @ Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel (12th and 13th). Children's Day @ Patummat International Buffet Restaurant, The Sukosol. Punkadelic Vol.1 @ The Overstay. Psychedelic music , rock and world origin music. The Vaccines Live in Bangkok @ Moonstar Studio. Plus The Rubens and The Yers. Psyhead Community @ Cafe Democ. You all invited to the only Goa Party in Bangkok! Back to School Party @ Demo. Dress Code: school uniform. Just Blaze @ Q Bar. Over the past 15 years, Just Blaze has become a fixture in Hip Hop music and culture. Dubway Sessions @ Grease. Featuring some fresh new talent from the likes of DJ Mensah. Substance @ Bash. Every Saturday in the main room. With Darren Mac and Kimball Collins. Walk on the Wildside @ The Pintsman. Keep the party rolling with Wildside and a Beer Buffet every Saturday. Wine Buffet @ Decanter, St. Regis. Every Friday and Saturday. Free flow wines, cold cuts and antipasti. Submission @ Bed Supperclub. Orawan and Just, every Saturday.
Sunday January 13th Sunday Buffet Brunch. We have brunches galore in our weekly Events round up: Events Weekly Sucka Free Sundays @ Q Bar. A regular Sunday institution. After Party @ Bash. Party hard at Sucka Free Sunday at Q Bar, then come to the late late after party! Dubstep Sundays @ Cafe Democ. Every Sunday an event that's played a huge part in the development of dubstep since day dot. Soundset Sundays @ Levels. Every Sunday on the terrace. Kolour Sundays @ Flow House. Kolour returns to its roots. Page 11 www.bangkokscene.com
Stare Out at the Auburn Sky at Bangkoks Very Own Sunset Grill
Senor Pico Re-Opening Fiesta at Rembrandt Hotel Photos by Paul Hutton
Dishes are freshly cooked on volcanic stones that The Roof Restaurant at the well located Siam@Siam retain heat for up to 20 minutes. The stones have Hotel and Spa provides a different take on the growing number of rooftop dining venues in downtown Bangkok. incredibly high internal temperatures, but the surface provides just the right amount of heat for customers to cook and eat as they sip vibrantly coloured For here diners have the opportunity to sample the cocktails and while the time away watching unique qualities of Thailands first volcanic stone grill magnificent city sunsets. alfresco restaurant.
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The venue hosts private dining and parties or functions of up to 130 seated guests. Remarkable 360 degree angles of Bangkok by night allow guests to view well known sights including Wat Saket, Anata Samakom Throne Hall, Marble Temple, Nang Leung Racecourse and Chitlada Palace. Sports fans get eagle eye views of games in progress at the adjacent National Sports Stadium. Located on the 25th floor of the hotel, measuring 915 square metres, the outlet covers two dining sections, namely La Vue and The Roof Restaurant, plus The Roof Champagne and Wine Bar, all of which open daily from 6 pm until midnight.
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Movie of the Week
Motor Expo 2012 in Bangkok. Movie by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene. Green Cuisine on Coloured Plates Launched by Celebrity Chef Daniel Green Presentations will be on four different coloured plates: Red plate presents food with High protein, Low carbs Green plate presents Vegetarian Yellow plate presents Low fat Purple plate presents Energy reboot and getting over jet lag
Ms. Jirapa Akkaraj, having recently joined VIE Hotel Bangkok and V Villas Hua Hin as Cluster General Manager, has invited model chef Daniel Green popular host of cooking TV programmes, author of six cook books, food columnist in various publications and health products presenter to design a Green Cuisine which will be available for a la carte, room service menu and buffets from 18th January 2013 onwards for both properties. Taste Good, Feel Fab is the concept of Daniels food. A healthy menu doesnt need to be tasteless and you dont need to control that much of your diet to enjoy food in ones life, says Daniel, ensuring that his culinary art is both fabulously tasty as well as downright healthy. Daniel has newly created a selection of healthy and lowcalorie dishes with a new trendy presentation in colour plates. His menu offers a wide range of cuisines to be incorporated in buffets, brunch, a la carte and room service, varying from appetizers, soups, main dishes, to desserts and drinks.
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Monday January 14th Light of Hope Charity Concert @ Port Authority of Thailand Stadium. Sek Lhoso and Carabao join forces. Salsa Bachata @ Leapfrog, Ramada Encore. Every Monday. Caliente! Caliente! With DJ Pepe. Free nachos, performances. CM2 Ladies Night @ Novotel Siam Square. Now every Monday and Thursday. The party that pampers ladies. Mouthwatering Sushi Mondays @ Benihana Japanese Steakhouse. Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort and Spa. Mojito Mondays @ Nest Rooftop. Buy One Get One Free! Choose from a delicious selection: Classic Mojito, Peach and Ginger Mojito, Hazelnut Mojito etc. Boom Box Mondays @ Q Bar. Hailing from the land of the rising sun DJ ToRu eases you into the week with some classic hiphop, both old and new! Free entry all night.
Tuesday January 15th Explicit Tuesdays @ Levels. Chill Out, Jazz, Deep House, House, Tech House with DJ Smiley, DJ Neil Thorpe, DJ Brandon Neville. Free entry. Italian Tuesdays @ Patummat International Buffet Restaurant, The Sukosol. Buffet dinner smorgasbord with an Italian theme. What The Fox! @ Leapfrog, Ramada Encore. Ladies Night with free flow red wine, mojitos and martinis B99 per glass net. Radiotron @ Q Bar. Midweek party hosted by Bangkoks favourite son and the coolest kid on the block, DJ Knatz. Flix Bkk Models Night @ Flix. Every Tuesday Flix welcomes all Bangkok models for a night of partying.
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Special Offers Northgate Ratchayothin Serviced Residence invites you to enjoy the New Year with their special promotion "Bed & Breakfast Special". Book a studio room for two consecutive nights or more and receive a special rate at just THB 2,250 NET per night inclusive of breakfast for two persons and inroom WiFi. Available from now until March 31, 2013. GLOW Trinity Silom introduces a special promotion GLOWY Premier Upgrade. Book a Deluxe Room at only THB 2,500 net for two nights or more and receive complimentary room upgrade to Premier Room inclusive of breakfast for two persons and WIFI throughout the stay. GLOWY Premier Upgrade promotion is available from now until March 31, 2013. For reservations please contact GLOW Trinity Siloms reservation office Tel. 02 231 5050 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Mandarin Oriental, Bangkoks new Mind, Body & Culinary Heaven Package is a leisurely, luxurious programme of relaxing Asian wellness, delectable Thai cuisine and culture. The package aims to provide guests with lasting memories of an enriching stay in exotic Bangkok, at one of the worlds most legendary hotels that has been recently recognized as the Best in Thailand by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, US. Guests can experience physical, emotional and mental rejuvenation with a range of wellness sessions including private TaiChi or Pilates classes, yoga and meditation sessions and a deeply relaxing Oriental Signature Massage at the multiaward winning Oriental Spa, set in a beautiful Thaistyle teak house nestled in a lush tropical garden on the Chao Phraya River. Thai cuisine lovers will learn the key to creating Thai tasty delights with a private class at the hotels famous Thai Cooking School and then feast on the best of sumptuous Thai cuisine produced by the hotels awardwinning chefs at the authentic Sala Rim Naam Thai Restaurant. Finally, an exotic boat ride up the scenic river to Bangkoks magnificent Temple of Dawn, where sunrise or sunset vistas illuminate one of Thailands most treasured and beautiful places of worship is the perfect way to experience this fascinating city. The Mind, Body & Culinary Heaven Package is available until 30 March 2013 and is priced from Baht 24,929++ or Baht 29,341 nett per room per night (single or double occupancy) and includes: Private TaiChi or Pilates session, 90minute Oriental Signature Massage, 90minute Yoga and Meditation session, private session at the Thai Cooking Class, Set Dinner at the Sala Rim Naam Thai Restaurant, a 60minute boat trip to the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) Timing: Choice of Sunrise or Sunset) and Personal butler service. For every 1,000 Baht spent at Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square diners have a chance to win a trip to Paris for 2 persons by Etihad Airways, the World's Leading Airline, with 4 night's stay at Novotel Paris Les Halles. Until December 31st. Ramada Encore Bangkok is introducing its latest 3course set menu offers, available now as an ongoing promotion for lunch and dinner for 650 Baht net per person or Come 2 pay 1 (325 Baht net per person). The new set menu offer gives you the choice of 4 distinctive cuisines, whether you fancy European, Japanese or more exotic specialties. The Hub also boasts a fine selection of draught and imported lagers, martinis, cocktails, coffee specialties open daily from 6.30am to 11.30pm. VILLA MAROC RESORT, PRANBURI, a luxury resort inspired by Morocco's distinctive architecture on the Gulf of Thailand, invites you to enjoy your vocation to the fullest with its special "Triple Twenty Treats" promotion. Triple your happiness when booking two consecutive nights or more, receive 20% DISCOUNT ON EVERY ROOM TYPE except Pool Court (rates starting at THB 13,600 net per night, inclusive of WiFi and breakfast for two persons), 20% DISCOUNT ON FOOD AND NONALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT CASABLANCA RESTAURANT AND SHISHA BAR and 20% DISCOUNT ON SPA TREATMENT AT SHERAZADE HAMMAM & SPA. "Triple Twenty Treats" promotion is available from November 1, 2012 October 31, 2013. Marriott Hotels and Resorts: Bangkok breaks just got more enticing with the latest offer; receive 15% off Stay for Breakfast and benchmark rates. Theres no minimum length of stay and they also provide free Internet during your stay. Stay between select dates and receive gift of $50 hotel credit. Thats $50 to spend as you please in the resort destinations in Thailand. Theres a minimum stay of 2 nights, with every additional night receiving an additional gift of $25 hotel credit. Participating Hotels: JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Courtyard by Marriott Bangkok Marriott Executive Apartments Mayfair Bangkok Marriott Executive Apartments Sathorn Vista Bangkok Marriott Executive Apartments Sukhumvit Park Bangkok email@example.com VIE Fit at VIE Hotel Bangkok offers an offpeak fitness deal daily from 09:0016:00 hrs at only THB 2,550++ per month. VIE FIT provides members with personal trainers and qualified instructors, quality equipment, cardiovascular machines and weight training gear for a rewarding workout. Daily classes include Yoga, Thai Boxing, Aerobics and Fitball. The Jim Thompson 45th Anniversary Package at Mandarin Oriental Hotel is valid from 1 October 2012 31 March 2013, with rates from Baht 16,339++ or Baht 19,231 nett per room per night. V PARTY PACKAGE rates start from just THB 23,600. for up to 4 persons. For details and reservations, please call +6623093939, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/vvillashuahin Thai Residents Package at Dream Hotel Bangkok This package is designed to satisfy Thai Residents or Citizens enjoy unrivalled special room rates starting from 2,300. THB net in a Classic Room, 2,950. THB net in a Deluxe Room and 3,950. THB net in a Junior Suite with daily buffet breakfast for two persons per room per night. Until 31st March 2013. Page 16 www.bangkokscene.com
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