So Grand: Dinosaur, dairy cow, Thaiborg vie for best provincial costume

Will it be the undead velociraptor from Khon Kaen, the Saraburi milk cow or cyborg from Korat to win people’s hearts? Despite the pandemic, the pageant life barrels ahead with last night’s reveal of Miss Grand Thailand’s regional costumes on stage at BITEC Bang Na in Bangkok.  A highlight of the annual competition, contestants fronted ...

There will be no Wonderfruit until 2021

There will be no Wonderfruit until 2021

Anyone still wondering whether they would be Wondering later this year got an answer today: Wonderfruit Festival organizers said the 2020 version of their fun, wild and trippy...

FooJohn returns for second act as jazz club

FooJohn returns for second act as jazz club

FooJohn the French Bistro and American Smokehouse may be dead, but fans of its live jams can soon return for more nights of spirited shows. Four months after the pandemic claimed...

Shop at ‘Bartendar Bazaar’ and help Bangkok’s struggling F&B folks

Shop at ‘Bartendar Bazaar’ and help Bangkok’s struggling F&B folks

Find stylish face masks, savory jams, sweet-scented candles and more in a hidden downtown bar where a flea market-slash-charity event will raise money for those in the struggling...

Adios Artbox: Open-air Nana hangout abruptly ends long run

Adios Artbox: Open-air Nana hangout abruptly ends long run

One year and three months after it landed in a private park by BTS Nana, open-air market Artbox will welcome its last guests today.  A popular destination packed with stalls...

‘Khon Kaen Woodstock’ to return to Isaan’s largest dam this cool season

‘Khon Kaen Woodstock’ to return to Isaan’s largest dam this cool season

At last there’s something to look forward to by the end of 2020.  With the pandemic in remission at home, the annual outdoor E-San Music Festival announced it’s still on come...

Deaf beauty contest to be Thailand’s first pandemic pageant

Deaf beauty contest to be Thailand’s first pandemic pageant

Next Saturday, more than 40 contestants with impaired hearing will take the stage to compete for the crown of Miss and Mister Deaf Thailand at the kingdom’s first pandemic-era...

30 installations to see on Charoen Krung street art walking tour

30 installations to see on Charoen Krung street art walking tour

Head to the Charoen Krung old quarter for a lengthy walking tour of street art installations now through September. Colour of Charoen Krung stretches three kilometers from Soi...

Dueling Drive-ins: Major, SF Cinema to host competing outdoor movies

Dueling Drive-ins: Major, SF Cinema to host competing outdoor movies

Thailand’s two major cinema operators announced yesterday that they will host drive-in cinema events next week in Bangkok.  Though movie theaters given the green light to...

So Long Scala: Final movies to show on historic cinema’s last two days

So Long Scala: Final movies to show on historic cinema’s last two days

Bangkok will lose another historical gem next week.  Scala cinema owner Apex this afternoon confirmed rumors which circulated earlier this month that the theater would end its...


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Coconuts Bangkok Arts

A decade ago, Bangkok’s arts scene seemed almost nonexistent. These days, you can hardly find a neighborhood that’s not teeming with galleries. Whether you’re considering buying a Buddha painting, purchasing an experimental work or if you just go for the free wine at the opening, check us out before you head out for an artsy evening. With the vast offerings that include Bangkok’s gallery hopping, original music, comedy clubs, theater scene, poetry slams, and dance events, you’ll leave artsier than you came. That’s what we said.

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