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    What’s On – October

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    Fashion and Art Come to Life at Nature & Society Exhibition

    What: For the second year in a row, the fashion and art exhibition “Nature & Society” will be held at Sofitel So Bangkok. The two-month exhibition will showcase work from multi-disciplined Thai designers whose expertise and style is encapsulated in four fashion brands. A specially curated art tour and booklet will provide visitors and hotel guests with information on the art installations displayed throughout the hotel.
    When: From now until October 31
    Where: Sofitel So Bangkok
    How much: Free entrance
    More info: 02 624 0000; h6835@sofitel.com

    Learn About Wine at Le Cordon Bleu Dusit
    What: Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School will start its regular 45-hour Wine Studies Course in October, which lasts 10 weeks and includes a field trip to a winery. Classes are conducted in English with Thai translation, and the class has a limit of 16 students.
    When: October 11 (until November 29) Where: Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School
    How much: THB 47,500
    More info: www.cordonbleu.edu/thailand/winestudies/en
    Blue Elephant Launches “Health & Beauty” Menu to Support Breast Cancer Awareness
    What: Chef Nooror Somany Steppe, Ambassador to the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer (QSCBC), has created
    a special five-course menu entitled “Health & Beauty” to mark Breast Cancer Awareness month. In order to enhance a healthy glow and wellness, chef Nooror has integrated 70 percent certified organic herbs, vegetables, and ingredients from Surakij Farm into every dish of this menu, that will be available for lunch and dinner. A percentage of proceeds from the sales of this menu will be donated to QSCBC. When: From now until October 31 Where: Blue Elephant
    How much: THB 19,80++ per person More info: 02 673 9353; cooking.school@blueelephant.com
    Art of Golf
    S__4579366What: “Art of Golf,” a specialized
    store selling premium golf clubs and accessories, opened its doors on the first floor of Thaniya Plaza Building. The shop features a selection of exclusive brands such as Oakley, Scotty Cameron, Epon, Miura, Oakley, and Scotty Cameron. The owner, Mr. Thanon Pongthana, known to all as Mr. Art, (2nd from left), is seen at the opening recently.
    When: Ongoing
    Where: Thaniya Plaza Building How much: Varies
    More info: www.thaniyaplaza.com
    Theatre for Kids
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    What: Children ages 6 to 10 will love the new The Jungle Book mini musical theatre series, part of the Sing, Dance, Act & Design program by Kristen Rossi (Bangkok Betty) and Youngji.
    When: October 20 to 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Where: The Hop dance/art venue, Silom Road
    How much: THB 5,500
    More info: 08 0909 5131; www.thehopbangkok.com; musicaltheatreforkidsbkk@gmail.com
    All You Can Eat at The St. Regis Bangkok
    What: Eat all you can with these promotions: mussels and barbeque ribs at THB 990 net per person; crab at THB 1,490+ net per person; beverage package at THB 500 net (free- flow beer and house wines); free-flow mussels and French fries on Wednesdays; free-flow barbeque ribs, pumpkin gratin, and grilled vegetables on Thursdays; free-flow crab, rice, and som tam on Fridays.
    When: Ongoing
    Where: Viu, The St. Regis Bangkok
    How much: See above
    More info: 02 207 7777; www.stregisbangkok.com
    Celebrate Loy Krathong in Bangkok
    Loy Krathong Festival at Chatrium Hotel Riverside BangkokWhat: Celebrate the full moon with a Loy Krathong Festival by the river. River Barge and Pier 28 will offer an exceptional buffet Thai dinner with traditional dishes while guests will be able to float a krathong on the Chao Phraya river, together with traditional Thai shows and fireworks display. Silver Waves, with a great view over the river’s candlelit krathongs, also promises wonderful and romantic memories with a seven-course Chinese set dinner, and a complimentary krathong to float in the Chao Phraya river.
    When: November 6 (advance booking recommended)
    Where: Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok
    How much: THB 3,499++ per person, child (6–12 years old) THB 1,749++, including a complimentary krathong at River Barge; THB 2,999++ at Silver Waves More info: 02 307 8888 ext. 1914; www.chatrium.com
    Family Flavor at Dusit Thani Hua Hin
    What: Let your little ones unleash their culinary creativity and find out if there
    is a future king or queen of the kitchen! Dusit Thani Hua Hin has cooked up a tasty two-night Junior Super Chef package, where great food and family fun are the main ingredients. Your child will enjoy
    a hands-on 60-minute cooking class, learning basic baking techniques under the watchful guidance of one of the hotel’s own master chefs. After tasting their Super Chef’s creations, everyone gets to enjoy the delectable Dusit buffet dinner.
    When: From now until December 15 Where: Dusit Thani Hua Hin
    How much: THB 17,000++ per package More info: 032 520 009
    Writers’ Workshop
    What: Students will get to learn writing skills, social media, web development, and travel writing with the Writers’ Workshop that will be held on the idyllic island of Koh Phangan, next month. Author, journalist, first-ever writer for the Lonely Planet Thailand guide, and current Editor-at-Large for Bangkok 101, Joe Cummings, will teach the course’s 12-hour Travel Writing module. Students will be guided through every step of creating their very own travel blog and online writing portfolio website by Carl Heaton, founder of Web Courses Bangkok, while former digital strategy coordinator for MTV EXIT, and co-founder of Crowdid Digital, Adam Sharpe, will teach participants how to market themselves and their brands on social media, gain tons of followers, and craft engaging posts. Writing skills and theory will be taught by journalist, author, and editor Kaila Krayewski, social media content writer for the Shangri-La Hotel Group, and founder of Archipelago Communications. Students will leave with a piece of writing published by popular Southeast Asia Backpacker magazine, which is one of the partners for the workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to review resorts, restaurants, and activities around Koh Phangan, for the magazine and for its website.
    When: November 9 to 22 (advance booking recommended; 16 seats only) Where: Best Western Phanganburi, Koh Phangan
    How much: THB 40,000 including 14 nights in private accommodation at Best Western Phanganburi hotel, full tuition, website domain and hosting, and more More info: www.TropicalWritersWorkshop.com
    All You Can Eat Dim Sum
    What: Shui Xin, the Chinese restaurant at Novotel Bangkok Bangna, is featuring an “All You Can Eat Dim Sum” lunch, with more than 30 items available including traditional steamed and fried dumplings, together with a choice of soups, fried rice, noodles, and dessert. Their Dim Sum chef particularly recommends the barbecue pork buns, the steamed crab with curry sauce, bamboo pith with minced shrimp, black mushroom with clams, century eggs with minced shrimps, and their popular mango pudding for a sweet ending. When: Ongoing
    Where: Shui Xin, Novotel Bangkok Bangna
    How much: THB 580 per person including Chinese tea
    More info: 02 366 0505 ext. 1450 and 1451
    Special Flying Club Promotion for Lookeast Readers!
    IMG_0094What: If you dreamt of learning to fly, then here is your opportunity to do so! ThaiWOA Flying Club is offering a one-hour pilot fun-flying course at an unbelievable price, for Lookeast readers. The offer includes 20 minutes of fun-flying presentation; 10 minutes pre-flight introduction, 20 minutes fun-flying, 10 minutes after-flight briefing, insurance, VAT, and service charge. Conditions: one voucher is valid for pilot fun- flying lessons for one person, with one person accompanying on the flight; voucher can be
    used any day (depending on the weather), prior reservation (two days); maximum of eight people
    per day; eligible age from 15 to 70 years old, with good healthy condition, people under the age of 18 must have on-site parental consent.
    When: Until stock lasts (offer limited to 600 vouchers) Where: Ocean Air Park, Samut Sakorn
    How much: Special price of THB 3,899 (normal price: THB 8,000);
    More info: 083 602 3557; www.wingsoverasia.com; www.facebook.com/thaiwoa; clubthaiwoa@gmail.com
    ThaiCraft Fair
    What: Get ahead with year-end shopping at the ThaiCraft Fair! Add value to your gifts by directly supporting those who carry on Thailand’s heritage of quality craft, traditional and modern. Choose fair trade products and you’ll be supporting tens
    of artisans nationwide while having fun buying fair trade accessories, textiles, home decor, baskets, cosmetics, toys, and much more.
    When: October 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Jasmine City Building, L floor, Sukhumvit Road (BTS Asok station exit 3, MRT Sukhumvit station exit 2)
    How much: Free entrance
    More info: www.thaicraft.org
    Unexpected Dining at Ocean Pier
    What: Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa invites you to experience Ocean Pier restaurant by Latest Recipe. As the day fades in to night, float over the Ocean Pier and have drinks at dusk from 5 p.m. onward, or enjoy the “Cocktail Buffet” from 5:30 p.m. onward, where the classics meet Le Méridien’s signature style cocktails. Then, blend ambience
    and gastronomic delights with a four-course set dinner under the night sky, with a choice of Western, Thai, and vegetarian set menus from 6:30 p.m. onward, while you enjoy the sunset until the stars are sparkling in the sky.
    When: Cocktail buffet from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; starlight dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    Where: Ocean Pier by Latest Recipe, Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa
    How much: Cocktail buffet at THB 700 net per person; starlight diner at THB 1,999 net per person
    More info: 077 960 888; lemeridien.kohsamui@lemeridien.com