CULTURE: Imaginary Flowers
Banglamphu’s comfort café Chomp kicks off this six-week exhibition in which twelve artists from Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University will showcase their interpretation of the natural beauty of flowers. The works use a range of methods to mimic the bountiful variety in the plant world. Things get going at 6pm on Friday.
63-65 Samsen Road (corner of Soi 1), Banglamphu (Phra Athit/Thewet piers); www.chompcafe.wordpress.com
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SHOPPING: Jim Thompson Farmers’ Market
The semi-regular farmers’ market returns to the grounds of the Jim Thompson House this Friday to Sunday, with fruit, vegetables and collection of other goodies from the Jim Thompson farm in Khorat. The market runs 9am-6pm on all three days.
Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Road (BTS National Stadium); www.jimthompson.com
OUTDOORS: Concert in the Park
The Bangkok Symphony Orchestra continues its extended 2014-15 run of the Concert in the Park; celebrate the arrival of the cool season and kick back with friends and a picnic at the park’s Sala Bhirom Bhakdi.Sessions run every Sunday from 5.30pm through until 01 February.
Lumpini Park (MRT Lumpini/BTS Sala Daeng); www.bangkoksymphony.org
SHOPPING: Clothing Swap Party
Garden International School hosts a clothing swap party, where the premise is simple – bring along clothes, shoes and accessories that you’ve outgrown or got bored with, and swap them for new-to-you items. Alternatively just go along and buy! The party runs 10am-3pm on Saturday and includes drinks and food from a line-up of Bangkok-based artisans.
2/1 Yen Akart Soi 2, Sathorn (MRT Khlong Toei; BTS Chong Nonsi); www.bit.ly/gardenswap
CULTURE: Free muay thai at Fight Night
Avoid the expensive dual-priced muay thai matches at Bangkok’s stadiums and catch this run of free fights in a ring right outside MBK shopping centre every Wednesday night. While you’re there, check out the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre where an exhibition of traditional Isaan art continues until 28 November.
Outside MBK, Rama 1 Road (BTS National Stadium); www.facebook.com/mbkfn; Wednesdays, 6-8.30pm
NIGHTLIFE: Caribbean Island Party
Saturday afternoon sees CRAFT bar on Sukhumvit 23 put on a Caribbean-themed party with irie vibes and plenty of Jamaican jerk chicken and rice and peas from pop-up Caribbean cantina Papagayo. The party starts at 2pm.
16 Sukhumvit Soi 23 (BTS Asok); www.craftbangkok.com
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