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    What’s On May 2015

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    National Events & Festivals

    Shoot & Share Trat (Islands of Dream)
    What: This initiative is part of the ‘Sharing the Travel Experience via Social Media’ tourism marketing project. Tourists are invited to shoot “selfies” with Nong Sukjai, the TAT mascot; or take generic shots of 11 designated attractions in Trat province. Shots with the mascot must be taken in at least five of the 11 locations. To be eligible for prizes, share them via the TAT Trat Facebook fan-page.
    When: Until Aug. 20
    Where: TAT Trat Office, Ban Namchieo community village, Trat Airport; Trat Bus Terminal, Trat Museum, Thammachat Ferry, Ratchakarun Beach, Makathanee Resort (Koh Mak Pier), Kong Chao Beach (Koh Kood), and Ban Salak Khok (Koh Chang).
    More info: 039 597 259/60

    Art & Culture

    Forms of Devotion
    What: This art exhibition will be on view for two months, featuring more than 200 works by 100 artists, and deals with continuity and change, as reflected in various faiths and cultures, through a collection of traditional and recent works of art. The media are totally mixed- paintings, drawings, collage, video, installations, and sculptures. From Bangkok, the exhibition will tour Europe, America, the Middle East, and then find a permanent space at theMuseum of Sacred Art in Belgium.
    When: Until May 10
    Where: Faculty of Fine Arts Hall, Chulalongkorn University, Rachatevi Road
    More info:;
    Reggie Black Exhibition
    What: American artist Reggie Black encourages people to express themselves and communicate their emotions, vulnerabilities, and fears with this exhibition, “Are You Using Your Voice.” The exhibition intends to poke and perhaps provoke some thoughts, while raising questions, notions, perspectives, opinions, and ideas — all in the setting of an Ekkamai coffee shop.
    When: Until May 12
    Where: Ink & Lion Cafe, Sukhumvit 63, Bangkok
    More info: 02 002 6874
    Contemporary World Film
    COntemporary Film series IDA

    COntemporary Film series IDA

    What: Oscar-winning Polish film, “Ida,” will be shown at the FCCT headquarters courtesy of the Polish Embassy. This small, quiet, black-and-white movie has been creating a stir by the sheer strength of its understatement. It deals with issues as important as religion, war, Nazism, Communism, and with two women who react totally differently to these issues, paying a price for that.
    When: 7 p.m., May 11
    Where: Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, Penthouse, Maneeya Center Building, 518/5 Ploenchit Rd (connected to BTS: Chidlom)
    How much: Members: Free / Non-Members: THB 150/ Polish Zubrowka-Apple Pie: THB 100
    More info: 02 652 0580; email:

    Light, Compass, Magical Istanbul
    Light, Compass,Magical Istanbul

    Light, Compass,Magical Istanbul

    What: The first solo exhibition of Istanbul photographs by Nick McGrath, curated by Oya Aydin. Nick’s works are visual representation of people on the Istanbul streets with razor-sharp meticulousness and in real setting.
    When: Until May 7
    Where: Rooftop by Farmari Gallery, 440/10 Sukhumvit 55 (Thonglor), Bangkok (BTS: Thonglor)
    More info: 086 600 8737

    Pongsakul Chalao's: Tangled up in Blue
    Mother's Day Brunch at Voila E Flyer

    Mother’s Day Brunch at Voila E Flyer

    What: Provoked by the socio-cultural scene of Bangkok and its surroundings, 27-year-old artist Pongsakul Chalao mirrors ideas through all possible hues and tones of denim. The blue piece of clothing, epitome of casual wear transcends all generations, cultures, styles and classes. The artist questions and reinvents the nature of the material. He considers the possible boundaries between abstraction and reality, notions of the East and the West, wealthy and impoverished.
    Where: S Gallery, Lobby Level, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit (BTS: Nana)
    When: Until June 8
    More info: 02126 9999 ; e-mail:

    In Love with Death
    What: Philanthropist and author Satish Kumar Modi will be in Bangkok this month to launch his book, “In Love with Death.” Modi had a fortunate childhood that led him directly into business. Modi started India’s first private airline (Modiluft, now known as Spice Jet) founded a Football Club in the U.K. known as Modi Town Football Club. He also founded India’s first offshore mutual fund, J.F. India Fund. Through the course of his illustrious life Modi realized that happiness did not lie in the material world. This knowledge led him into the humble pursuit for greater value in life. His book is a direct result of this journey.
    When: May 12, 6-8 p.m.
    Where: 6th Floor, Zone C, AsiaBooks, CentralWorld (BTS: Chidlom)
    More info: 02 251 8571;
    Thailand’s Copy-Paste Education in Paintings
    What: Seven Thai artists, who have been on both sides of the blackboard as teachers and students, explore the Thai educational system. The artists share their experiences in an academic world where crucial thinking and discovering individual strengths are not encouraged.
    When: Until May 9
    Where: Sombat Permpoon Gallery,
    2 Sukhumvit Soi 1, Bangkok
    More info: 02 254 6040
    Essential Eames: Icons of 20th Century Design
    What: Herman Miller and Chanintr Living’s interactive exhibition is based on the revolutionary furniture designs of Charles and Ray Eames. It features the special chair designed for Pope John Paul II as well as over 90 pieces of furniture designed by the Eames and 125 of their films.
    When: Until May 31
    Where: TCDC, 6/F, The Emporium, 662 Sukhumvit 24 (BTS: Phrom Phong)
    More info: 02 664 8448
    Flores de Mayo in Bkk
    Flores de Mayo in Bangkok

    Flores de Mayo in Bangkok

    What: The United Filipinos in Thailand (UFT) in cooperation with the Philippine Ladies Group Foundation, Philippine Thai Business Club, and Tau Gamma Phi with support from the Philippine Embassy will present “Flores de Mayo – Santacruzan 2015,” a cultural charity event this month. Guests are encouraged to wear long gowns, suits or Filipiniana dress.
    Where: Grand Ballroom, Holiday Inn Sukhumvit, Sukhumvit Soi 22
    When: May 23, 6:30 p.m.
    How much: THB 1,800
    More info: Angie dela Rosa at 086-375-3058 or Bernadette Kongsawasdi at 081-830-8632.

    Parties & Gigs

    Katy Perry in Bangkok
    Katy Perry

    Katy Perry

    What: Another singing superstar of today who is doing a world tour is Katy Perry, whose hits include “Roar” and may others. The youth icon is coming to Bangkok due to insistent pubic demand, but will be performing for one-night only.
    When: May 14
    Where: Arena, Impact Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi
    How much: THB 2,000, 3,000, 4,500, 5,500, and 6,500; ticket available at
    More info: 02 262 3838;

    Backstreet Boys Live in Bangkok
    Backstreet Boys

    Backstreet Boys

    What: The 90s’ most phenomenal boy band makes a big comeback with a concert billed as “In a World Like This” and the tour is coming to Bangkok this month. The group has sold 130 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling boy band in history, and one of the world’s best-selling artists.
    When: May 6
    Where: Arena, Impact Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi
    How much: THB 1,800, 3,000, 4,000, 4,800, and 5,500; tickets available at
    More info: 02 262 3456;

    Trade Fair & Shows

    Power Buy Expo 2015
    What: A showcase of state-of-the-art electronic appliances and IT products. Get special privileges, plus discounts of up to 30% and other special promotion from over 150 leading brands in this grand fair.
    When: May 22-31
    Where: Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center, Bangna-Trad Road (BTS: Bangna)
    More info: 02 101 7777;
    The Biggest Fair 2015
    When: May 9-17
    Where: Hall 1-8, Impact Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi
    More info:
    Shopping Paradise
    What: What makes Thailand a shopping paradise? Find out by joining this special event designed to satisfy all shopaholics. The event showcases consumer products in every conceivable category.
    When: May 7-10
    Where: Zone C Ground, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Rachada Road, Bangkok (MRT: QSNCC)
    More info:
    Thailand Mobile Expo
    What: A mobile phone trade fair on a grand scale. Find all the latest gadgets and cutting-edge accessories from all the leading brands, and enjoy some special deals too.
    When: May 7-10
    Where: All areas, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Rachada Road, Bangkok (MRT: QSNCC)
    More info:
    Thailand Golf Expo 2015
    What: With golf tourism becoming bigger than ever, this grand trade fair featuring major expositions of activities and equipment related to golf product and service is not only timely but also relevant
    When: May 14-17
    Where: Plenary Hall 1-3, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Rachada Road, Bangkok (MRT: QSNCC)
    More info:
    Thailand Travel and Dive Expo 2015
    What: This exhibition aims to promote and support all aspects of Thai tourism, especially in the diving sector. A vast array of tour packages, accommodations as well as diving products and services will be available.
    When: May 14-17
    Where: Plenary Hall 1-3, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Rachada Road, Bangkok (MRT: QSNCC)
    More info:
    Wonderful Thailand, Wonderful World 2015
    What: Another trade fair featuring exclusive travel deals and promotions from many different travel and tour operators in the country.
    When: May 14-17
    Where: Zone C, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Rachada Road, Bangkok (MRT: QSNCC)
    More info:
    Thailand Fashion and Beauty Fair 2015
    What: A wide array of fashion products, reflecting the local and global trends will delight all fashionistas in town.
    When: May 28-31
    Where: Plenary Hall 1-3, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Rachada Road, Bangkok (MRT: QSNCC)