Looking for the fun this weekend? Bangkok, as always, provides. Read on for a plethora of options from standup and jazz to a clothing swap and buckets of Thai craft beer.
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Thursday and Friday, Mezcal is hosting Manila’s RJ Ramirez and Royce Pua from Manila’s Recraft bar, starting at 7pm both nights. Free entry, Mezcal Bangkok.
Everyone’s favorite way to get tipsy and painty starts at 6pm. The cover charge comes with a 30x40cm canvas, painting supplies, and two drinks. THB500, The Hive Prakanong.
Vikas Kumar from PCO (Pass Code Only) (No. 54 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars) will play with creative cocktails at Ms. Jigger starting at 8pm. Free entry, Ms. Jigger.
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The American band is bringing its velvety dream-pop vibes and melancholic melodies to Bangkok. Tickets THB2,200, Moonstar Studio.
DJ Sabura from Germany and Mustache resident Charlie Kwenta will spin this week 9pm until the ubiquitous “late.” THB400, Mustache.
The little-known Green Room is laying on the blues, specifically the Soi Dog Blues. The band is on at 10pm, but doors open at 4pm to get your early drink on. Free entry, Green Room.
Love trivia? Assemble your team of super nerds at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand for what is sure to be a very pedantic session as the quizmaster is none other than a working journo. Winning team gets a cool thousand baht to spend – that night. Free entry, FCCT.
Doors open at 7:30pm for a night of indie, alternative, and British rock covers with Chocolate Cosmos and the AA at Speakerbox. THB150, Speakerbox.
Improv gets fresh life at Comedy Club Bangkok. Expect new and old faces at what is sure to be a packed show with cheap drinks and belly laughs. THB350/500 (online/door), Comedy Club Bangkok.
After a successful turnout in September, a flea market with loads of cold beers will return to riverside arts space The Jam Factory. Expect more than 100 craft beer brands organized by pro-brewing group Prachachon Beer (Beer People). The event runs noon to 9pm both Saturday and Sunday. Free entry. The Jam Factory.
For the first swap of the year, Bangkok Recycling Chain’s Wine ‘n Swap will feature a clothing swap, happy hour from Earthling Cafe, style tips from Carla Soledad Rivera, and a special discussion on sustainable period care. THB250, Earthling Cafe.
With Twelve DJs on two stages, spicy food, and what is always the hottest party on the mighty Chao Phraya River, Prik Thai is coming to Bangkok Island. Tickets here, Bangkok Island.
C.A.L.M. Bar and Guinguette will celebrate its grand opening with a three DJ set after doors open at 2pm, with free flow from 4pm to 6pm, and a lucky draw. Reserve via Line: @Calm.bkk, Calm Bar and Guinguette.
DJ Animal, Mista C, Old School Dave and a special guest will play at Fatty’s for the seventh iteration of Saturday School. Don’t forget to try the wings. They’ll burn your face off. Free entry, Fatty’s Bar and Diner.
Get smashed and smash with Smash. Arcadia Barcade’s rooftop is putting their rooftop projector to good use on Saturday, with a Super Smash Bros. punchup upstairs. Bring your own gamepad, please. Free entry, Arcadia Barcade.
The good boys and girls will be at Union Space Thailand so go and smoosh their little faces. And, just maybe, take home a loveable misfit of your very own. Free entry, Union Space Thailand.
After rapidly selling out his 2020 show in Bangkok, Filipino-American R&B singer-producer Jeff Bernat returns Sunday. Tickets THB2,600, Thunderdome Muang Thong Thani.
A favorite Sunday drag show is back for another go. There are three rounds of drag shows at 10pm, 11pm, and midnight. THB300, Maggie Choo’s.
Everything will be jazzy at Sarnies Sukhumvit from 7pm to 9pm with a Jazzium show at Bangkok’s coolest, growing foodie brand. Free entry, Sarnies Sukhumvit.
If Speakerbox rocked your socks off Friday, go back Sunday for mellow and challenging verses at Lyrical Lunancy’s ninth birthday bash. THB300, Speakerbox.