Wow, what a time it has been.
Thonglor’s beloved WTF Gallery and Cafe turned 10 years old in April, yes, during peak COVID-19 infections. Since the creative hub and bar couldn’t celebrate then, the team is celebrating now at the end of a tumultuous year by bringing the whole gang together for food and drinks.
The three-day party; running tomorrow, Saturday and Wednesday; will feature a little bit of everything that makes the place special, with friends, customers and collaborators of WTF all invited.
The WTF folks sounded pretty excited about the party in an announcement tinged with a heap of sarcasm:
“The clear sunlight of a perfect Kingdom will wash over our rainbow-unicorn selves as we come together and look forward to the next decade of keeping it all too real. We all know with every year, everything just gets better. The roads get safer, the poor grow prosperous, and the air becomes pure and fragrant. Our fairly elected government listens ever more closely to its people, as compassionate corporations work selflessly to clean the environment.”
On Friday, expect video projections by PSY 101 and Copode, a DJ set by Dudesweet founder Note Pongsuang, and live video projections by artist Gabriel Camelin from 7pm until late.
On Saturday, the action runs a little longer. From 4pm through 1am, partygoers should drop by for a throwback block party with lots of drink-friendly food from the likes of Soul Food Mahanakorn, Err, El Willy, Little Market, Jua and Appia — think items you can hold in one hand while you cradle a cold adult beverage in the other. And there will be DJ sets and video projections for entertainment.
What if you cannot make it this weekend? No worries. Head to WTF on Wednesday for the opening of its Project Pry exhibition, which will showcase works from three different artists, each curated by the project’s founding members: Soifa Saengkhamkon, Somrak Sila and Penwadee Nophaket Manont. Expect talks and molam performances, plus food and drinks in the bar downstairs. The date will also see the premiere of WTF’s new digital platform, which aims to exhibit contemporary artwork and enact social change in a post-pandemic reality. See more details here.
WTF has been around the capital’s underground art scene since April 2010. The bar-gallery-art space is located on Soi Sukhumvit 51 and reachable by foot from BTS Thong Lo.