Burlesque or bluegrass? Barbie or book sale? From comedy to hip-hop cruises, there’s a lot going on this weekend.
Rather than checking every five minutes to see what hellish plague the forces of stagnation are releasing on the state of Thailand politics, maybe put down your phone and have a good time this weekend. It looks like we’re all going to need a stiff drink.
Go for the unicorns at the flaming bar at Revolucion this Thursday for Ladies’ Night specials that include free bubbly drinks until midnight for the girls, and if you come with a group of four you get a bottle of free sparkling. More information here, Revolucion
The Queen Bee has been putting on Callback Comedy Siam for a few months now, and is a great place for the Phrom Phong crowd to grab a few yucks at a mainstay pub, featuring international and visiting comedians starting at 7:30pm. B300, Queen Bee
The Mandarin Oriental’s signature Thai restaurant, Sala Rim Naam combining classic “royal Thai” cuisine with a theater experience, will reopen on Aug 3 this week after a three and a half year absence. Book at 026-59-9000, Sala Rim Naam
Bangkok’s favorite place for cheesy goodness is putting on their monthly special event for lovers of French-style aligot. Check out this all-inclusive meal of all-you-can-eat cheese starting at 5pm. B990, Vivin Grocery Cafe Asok
It’s fun, it’s free, and it’s a little silly. Bangkok’s favorite place to do karaoke from the golden throne at Jam never fails at a good time. Free entry, Jam
Kota Taki, Fatty’s own Matthew Fischer, Kensho Kuma, IseasT, and Japanese rapper SO1 will all hit the tiny stage at Fatty’s Bar and Diner in Din Daeng this weekend for a big show with Americana dive vibes and cool tunes. Free entry, Fatty’s Bar and Diner
Friday and Saturday at Gaysorn Village, the beans turn to grapes as the Coffee Academics put on a wine tasting with snacks and canapes along with more than 30 labels. More information here, Coffee Academics Gaysorn Village
Put on your finest pink and head to a brand new theme night at Finch, one of Bangkok’s latest hip clubs on Soi 11 with DJ Baebygale and DJ Lazy Cat. Tickets here, Finch
For bibliophiles, it’s a big deal. The event features a selection of international and local books and features discounts of up to 95 percent. The event will take place from Aug 4-15 from 10am-midnight. Last year, the event boasted more than a million Thai and English language books. Free entry, The Market at Ratchaprasong.
Classic hip-hop lovers rejoice. Bangkok’s favorite party island is putting on a night of hits from four DJs and a live performance from Rap Against Dictatorship. Tickets here, Bangkok Island
Thonglor’s favorite live music dive is putting on four bands that will have your vibing through the night with tribute bands playing all the hits from the likes of Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdrive, and more. B500 at the door, Speakerbox
For the third time, head to the third floor at Seenspace for Na Den and thumping tunes at The Rat from 8pm-late. B350 at the door, The Rat
With a bar takeover by Topknot Rooftop Bar, Ron Ron Slow Bar will be putting on the tunes from the film Pirates of the Caribbean with a Bossa-Swing jazz quintet by Swing Dude Band. Pull your best Jack Sparrow impression and top up your rum. Free entry, Ron Ron Slow Bar
You already know their Devil’s Playground. Well, this month the burlesque performers from Madame Rouge take their talents to the upscale Cactus for a one-time performance where things get a little blasphemous. Tickets here, Cactus
Sundays are a time for Bluegrass in Bangkok thanks to the talented pluckers, sliders, fiddlers from Rooftopia, who will be taking their talents to Mitr Brewery this Sunday for a jam going from 6-8pm celebrating the third anniversary of the brewery. Free entry, Mitr Brewery
Inspired by the popular Netflix series Bridgerton, Thai musicians will serenade brunchers for a mimosa-fueled afternoon at Fest playing modern pop hits in orchestral style. Fest, which opened at the same time as the hotel, is a comfort food eatery and its menu has its roots in D’ark. The brunch kicks off at 11am and runs until 3pm and will involve the 60 delicacies from their a la carte menu. Free entry, Public House