It’s the end of the month, and we’re all looking for the ultimate unwinding. Thankfully, event organisers around town have got the memo. From classically trained international boyband concerts and a Beyonce’s "Renaissance" themed party to calming artistic workshops, here are our picks of the best day-to-night activities happening this week.
Get your tickets ready: the Ten Tenors are performing at the Thailand Cultural Centre tomorrow night. The 10-piece Australian boyband has been sweeping fans all over the world off their feet with their powerful operatic meets pop-rock stylings. As part of Bangkok's International Festival of Dance and Music, the Ten Tenors will be performing their bangers from their past 15 albums.
Thailand Cultural Centre, 14 Thiam Ruam Mit Road
September 29, 7pm onwards
Hold on to your holographic horses; we've got a mega "Renaissance" (Beyonce's seventh studio album) themed party on our hands! The winner of Drag Race Thailand Season 2, Angele Anang, is having a birthday bash on Thursday at Stranger Bar, and we are all invited. Watch live performances from renowned drag queens and bust out your best moves to Queen Bey. The dress code? Avant-Garde, Futuristic, and ‘Too Much’.
The Stranger Bar, 114, 14 Silom 4 Alley
September 29, 10pm-1am
You’ve probably heard of drawing workshops, but have you heard of a workshop that teaches you how to make crayons from scratch? Welcome to “From Clay to Crayon Workshop” where you will team up with natural colourist Sand Suwanya to learn how to extract natural pigments from rivers, beaches, and mountains across Thailand and shape them to your heart's content.
3rd Floor, A Keen House, 4 Sukhumvit Soi 40
October 1-2, 1-4pm
Those familiar with Thai illustrators may have come across the works of blueblurrymonday. Known for their delicate strokes and scenic works, blueblurrymonday's drawings have been compared to the artistry of Studio Ghibli films. In a couple of exclusive colour pencil drawing classes, the artist will be sharing their techniques with six lucky beginners per round.
I bake you home, 20/19 Sukhumvit Soi 49/1
October 1-2, 1-5pm
Ig: @blueberrymonday, 083-426-9141
Using fire as a metaphor for love isn’t something unheard of, but it's still moving to see the metaphor literally in Tanapol Kaewpring’s new photo exhibition. Quoting Joan Crawford—“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.”—the exhibition plays with themes of how love, like fire, can easily make you feel passionate and consume you whole at the same time.
3rd Floor, HOP (Hub of Photography), Seacon Square, 55 Srinakarin Road
Until November 20, 11am-7pm
It’s officially “Gin Jay” season, AKA the Thai Vegetarian Festival. For those stocking up on vegan meal plans, Siam Paragon's Gourmet Market is celebrating Jay as well with plant-based sweet and savoury treats from Green and Sunny and Bueno.
G Floor, Paragon Gourmet Market, 991 Rama I Road
Until October 4, Open daily 10am-9pm