Old town tunes up for music street festival and conference 

Conference by day, festival by night. All dedicated to one thing: music. Bangkok’s old town will get even cooler than now when Bangkok Music City hits next month, with music industry talents transforming the Charoen Krung neighborhood into a creative district alive with the sound of music.  The three-day event is divided into two parts: ...

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Relive Gregor Samsa’s bad day in VR when Kafka fest comes to Bangkok and Chiang Mai

Relive Gregor Samsa’s bad day in VR when Kafka fest comes to Bangkok and Chiang Mai

A biennial art event dedicated to the life and work of famed German writer Franz Kafka is getting a high-tech update for its third edition later this year in two cities —...

Hua Lamphong: 2 photographers, same railway station, 30 years apart

Hua Lamphong: 2 photographers, same railway station, 30 years apart

Two photographers captured moments at the country’s oldest railway station in different time periods — 30 years apart — and will show their works together there next...

Ang Lee and Hou Hsiao-Hsien masterworks to show at ‘Taiwan Minorities’ fest in Bangkok

Ang Lee and Hou Hsiao-Hsien masterworks to show at ‘Taiwan Minorities’ fest in Bangkok

Returning for a second year, the Taiwan Minorities Film Festival will show six films in nine days next month highlighting the masterpieces of renowned directors Ang Lee and Hou...

3D T. rex meets space at futuristic utopia ‘Sorayama Space Park’

3D T. rex meets space at futuristic utopia ‘Sorayama Space Park’

For the first time ever, the world-famous Japanese illustrator Hajime Sorayama will unveil his three-dimensional ferocious cyborg Tyrannosaurus rex at an exhibition slated to run...

Notable writers to discuss hot topics at Bangkok library’s inaugural Lit Festival

Notable writers to discuss hot topics at Bangkok library’s inaugural Lit Festival

More than 25 distinguished writers will participate in insightful panel discussions and talks over two days as part of the Neilson Hays Library’s inaugural Literature...

As Thailand splinters, friendships tested in ‘Fate-ocracy’

As Thailand splinters, friendships tested in ‘Fate-ocracy’

Three friendships forged by six years of med school. Three friendships shaken when they each join different political parties to compete for votes.  “From friendships on the...

WWI rages again in Peter Jackson docu to show at Bangkok’s Scala

WWI rages again in Peter Jackson docu to show at Bangkok’s Scala

Famed Lord of the Rings and King Kong director Peter Jackson took a go at bringing the soldiers who fought in trenches a century ago back to vivid life in his first documentary...

Nordic Film Festival returns to Bangkok, showing 8 films at downtown cinema for free

Nordic Film Festival returns to Bangkok, showing 8 films at downtown cinema for free

As a year-long experiment, Petri Luukkainen will be stuffing all his things, including his clothes, into storage. He will allow himself to retrieve only one item per day. ...

China’s famed terracotta warriors march into Bangkok for 1st time

China’s famed terracotta warriors march into Bangkok for 1st time

A platoon of iconic clay soldiers which guarded the tomb of China’s first emperor for over 2,000 years will invade Bangkok on Friday. For three months, four rooms inside the...


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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.