Best things to do in Bangkok this weekend (Aug. 4 – Aug. 7)

Photo: Bangkok Island
Photo: Bangkok Island

Want to get out this weekend but not sure where to go? Whether it’s a trance night, Thai ghost festival, shibari class, or clothing swap, we’ve got you covered.

This list is updated every week, so feel free to bookmark the page.

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Poor Man’s Binoculars


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Four years after Bangkok’s century-old Nang Loeng Racecourse was demolished, a street photographer is reviving its golden days at a photo exhibition to remember the place and its regulars.

Now until Aug. 25. Kathmandu Photo Gallery. Free entry.

Thursday, Aug. 4

The Jade Satin Debut

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This hip jazz bar in Soi Suan Phlu 1 will host a night of music featuring a quintet called The Jade Satin who highlight Chinese instruments, such as guzheng, in jazz fusion style. 

8:30pm, Aug. 4. Smalls. Tickets are THB300.

Primitive Synthesis V

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Speakerbox in Thonglor is back with another night of experimental music by six local bands including new supergroup Jon Zamurai, multidisciplinary artist Thanart Rasanon, and Abiboss, who promises harsh noise from Siberia.

8pm, Aug. 4. Speakerbox. Tickets are THB250.

Viva las Chicas Ladies Night

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It’s ladies’ night at Havana Social! Head out there for Latin music as well as the THB200 mojitos and Cuba libres paired with some Cuban bites all night long. 

6pm, Aug. 4. Havana Social. Free entry.

Friday, Aug. 5

Grow Room 2 Year Anniversary

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Celebrate the two-year anniversary of Grow Room with local DJs DOTT, Kuroten, and V.Alarik spinning deep house, dub, minimal, house and breaks. 

8pm, Aug. 5. V12 (by Onyx). Tickets start at THB350.

Home and Garden fair Mid Year 2022

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Shop for new furniture and decorations for your home and garden with hugely slashed prices. 

10am – 9pm, Aug. 5. BITEC Bangna. Free entry. 

Bar Takeover by Alexey Poltavskiy

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Head over to Sindhorn Kempinski for a jazzy cocktail night featuring guest mixologist Alexey Poltavskiy who will be taking over the bar for the entire night. 

8pm, Aug. 5. Firefly. Free entry. 

Dance Dance Dance, Woobar is back!

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Celebrate the comeback of Woobar with music by DJs Orawan and Armando Mendes, and a 1-hour free-flow deal on cocktails and sparkling wines from 8pm-9pm. 

7pm, Aug. 5. Woobar, W Hotel. Free entry. 

Jordan Suckley Live In Bangkok!

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Trance fans, save the date. British Radio Host and DJ Jordan Suckley will be coming to Bangkok for just one night. 

9pm, Aug. 5. Vision Club Bangkok. Tickets are THB590

Saturday, Aug. 6

Clothing Swap!

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Bangkok Recycling Chain will be teaming up with Udomsuk’s specialty cafe La Mesa Coffee Co. for their first group swap event. It’s a chance to declutter, bring what you wish to pass on to others, and welcome a new-to-you sustainable wardrobe. Any leftovers will be donated to local charities and proceeds will go to the non-profit Sewing Freedom, which highlights and combats the negative impacts of fast fashion. 

1pm – 5pm, Aug. 6. La Mesa Coffee Co. Tickets are THB350 at the door (including one free drink).

An afternoon of cocktails & dim sum with Master Hidetsugu Ueno

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The frontman for Tokyo’s legendary Bar High Five, Hidetsugu Ueno, will take over Find The Locker Room this weekend for a 10-seat-per-day intimate cocktail session. 

3pm – 5pm, Aug. 6. Find The Locker Room. THB2,200 per person.

Dusadee Huntrakul | The Commoner’s House

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The Thai artist showcases cast brass pieces, photographs, and ceramic sculptures offering new ways of seeing, perceiving, and evaluating the connections between all living beings. 

4pm – 8pm, Aug. 6. Bangkok CityCity Gallery. Free entry. 

Final Frontier #020

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A night of electro, house, breaks, acid and techno beats at Ladprao’s co-community space. 

9.30pm, Aug. 6. Never Normal. Tickets are THB200.

Phi Ta Kon Fest

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The Thai ghost festival from Loei takes over the Bangkok Island boat for the night to the background sounds of molam, afro beats and house music with live Thai long drums and dances. 

5:30pm – 11pm, Aug. 6. Bangkok Island. THB200 online, THB250 at the door.

Un Monde Meilleur (A Better World) by Hom Nguyen

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This exhibition seeks to send a message of hope for a better world emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic through works featuring the artist’s signature portrait painting style. 

4pm – 8pm, Aug. 6. SAC Gallery. Free entry. 

Shibari Class

Learn how to rope up some bodies (in the non-murderous sense of that phrase) at this class on the  Japanese art of rope tying. 

1pm, 6pm,  Aug 6. Patpong Museum. THB900.

Sunday, Aug. 7

Beyond Tigers The Journey of the Tiger in You by Thana Phothong

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Exploring different stages of growing up, reflected in a variety of life moments through the perspective of a tiger.

11pm, Aug. 7. River City Bangkok. Free entry.

Floating Market at Bangkok Island

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You can shop for pastries, handmade goods, or even get a tattoo done. Watch film screenings on the lower deck or dance to live DJs on the upper deck.

4pm, Aug.7. Bangkok Island. Free entry.

Flow into the Weekend: Yoga & Essential Oil

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Start your weekend morning with one hour of yoga and an introductory class on using essential oils for holistic health.

10am, Aug. 7. Yellow Lane. THB500 (includes essential oils)

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