It’s the time of the year again for all things spooky and silly. Halloween is Saturday, a day made double special by the fact it’s also Loy Krathong.
Those wanting to float their boats can go to the usual parks, waterways and city-hosted events that don’t seem diminished this year by the pandemic.
As for celebrating Halloween, we’ve got diverse offerings (heavy on party) that include a horrorshow 3D/VR screening, scary walking tour, knotty Japanese rope bondage show, LGBT-friendly party, drag show and something for the kids. Here are some of the events we’ve flagged as worthy happening Friday and Saturday – that aren’t sold out already.
This glitter-fueled, spooky dance party will bring the heat with a mini-ball featuring everything from runway to beginner vogue shows and a costume competition offering THB3,000. (We anticipate seeing some seriously good costumes, too.)
9pm – 2am, Friday, Penta, Soi Sukhumvit Soi 63, THB300 (includes one drink)
Join sightseeing tour agency Expique for a journey of Bangkok’s dark side, featuring murders, torture, pandemics, and oh so many ghosts. The experience ends with drinks and treats at the Pak Khlong Talat flower market. Tours are led in English by Thai guides.
6:30pm and 8:30pm departures, Friday, Sam Yot MRT station, THB1,313 (includes one drink and snacks; 50% of profits go to the guides)
Concert organizers Have You Heard? team up with Jameson Connects at new Ari lifestyle space, Townhouse. Expect DJs across two floors, trick-or-treat snacks, and free bottles for the best-dressed guests.
7pm-midnight, Saturday, Townhouse Space, Soi Ari 4, THB350 (includes one drink)
Have children who don’t want to miss out on the fun? Take them to a day of activities and workshops including baking Halloween pizzas and decorating cookies with English- and Thai-speaking teachers at a restaurant on Phra Athit Road. Events run at different times 9am to 4pm – check the event listing for details.
9am – 4pm, Saturday, Casa Picasso, Phra Athit Road, THB250 (includes a workshop)
Talad Noi’s top cocktail haunt hosts a bar takeover by Ann Pongprom, former head bartender at The Bamboo Bar, and Tamaryn Cooper from Asia Today facing off behind the sticks, and DJ Myle spinning tracks. There’s a costume party, too.
8pm – 2am, Saturday, Tropic City, Soi Charoen Krung 28
Channel “Stranger Things” vibes at 100-Bit, where the party winds the clock back to the 1980s with retro karaoke, live DJ sets, a costume contest, and a video game tournament.
9pm – 1am, Saturday, 100-Bit Retro Underground, Soi Charoen Krung 31
“Kolourween” offers open-air vibes atop luxury shopping mall EmQuartier at Escape Bangkok with seven hours of techno, house and disco tunes, plus lots of food and drinks. Expect spooky body and face paintings and a costume contest.
4pm – 11pm, Saturday, Escape Bangkok, EmQuartier, THB950 at the door ( 20+ only)
Performances from Pangina Heals’ coven of drag artists, live music from pop dive Gam Wichayanee, aerialists and pole dancers, and much more are going down at the House of Heals.
6:30pm – 1am, Saturday, House of Heals, 515 Victory, Phaya Thai Road, THB1,900 (includes two drinks)
Bring the family, or your dog- and feline-mad friends, to this book sale supporting Paws, Bangkok’s leading pet adoption and rescue group. On Saturday, there will be a puppy adoption event, and on Sunday, a spooky-cute version of the adoptable cat cafe.
Noon – 4pm, Saturday and Sunday, Union Space Bangkok, Soi Sukhumvit 61
Phrom Phong’s newest place for party people brings together DJs Mendy Indigo, BeetKat, Martin Everitt and more for an East Asian Halloween bash.
8pm – 3am, Saturday, The Emperor’s Secret, Soi Sukhumvit Soi 31, THB600 at the door
Visit Phrom Phong’s cinephile bastion film for a free barbecue; special. themed drinks; and four shorts, 3D horror flicks from Al Caudullo presented in VR180 technology.
8:30pm, Saturday, The Friese-Greene Club, Soi Sukhumvit 22
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