Take an umbrella this weekend for a raucous time in old Bangkok. The Bangkok International Festival of Dance and Music is in full swing, comedians are kicking up the yuks, and the music is hot in clubs and dives alike.


Thursday, Sep 7

Mamacita Ladies Night

Rally the crew. When four or more ladies book a table at Seen this Thursday, they will get a free bottle of bubbles. The view of the river is unparalleled, providing you and your girls with the perfect backdrop to dance the night away and get an early start to the weekend. Free entry, Seen Restaurant and Bar


A Joke in Progress

Callback Comedy Siam kicks off September with a Joke in Progress Open Mic Night. Seasoned international and visiting comedians, as well as the rising stars of the region will leave you in stitches. Doors open at 7:30pm, and the laughter begins at 8pm. Stick around after the comedy for a dose of rock'n'roll courtesy of Big Max. B300 and a drink, Queen Bee 


Codenames Masters

Try the popular board game Codenames for a chance to win. If you're new to the game, they will teach you. If you enjoy board games, word games, puzzles, or quizzes, you are in for a good time. Champions will earn B4,000, a trophy, and bragging rights. Registration and introductions start at 7pm, and the game kicks off at 7:30pm. Bring a team of 2-4 or come alone to meet new friends. B200, The Royal Oak


CALM Pop-Up at House of the Flying Mooping

On the roof above Cagette and Cactus down Yen Akat is a new late-night eats spot with a funny name. The funky Chinese dragon decor and superb Thai food of House of the Flying Mooping will be met with new bar CALM’s resident Dj Ugo spinning house from 7 till late. Drinks giveaways, prizes, and surprises await. Free entry, House of the Flying Mooping


Friday, Sep 8

Tokyo Nights

Last month saw the opening of a new Spanish-Japanese fusion restaurant on Bangkok’s favorite clubbing street, Sukhumvit Soi 11. This Friday they’ll put on their House Fusion night, and another on Saturday. On the 8th, look forward to DJ Killa spinning from 9pm to midnight. Read more about the new venue here. Reserve here, Japan-ish


A Celebration of Father Ted with Joe Rooney

Get ready for a side-splitting night of Father Ted-inspired comedy with renowned stand-up Joe Rooney all the way from Ireland to Bangkok. Expect laughs, a dancing priests competition, and surprise appearances by characters like nursery-rhyme singing Ziggy Stardust, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, and more. Tickets here, The Comedy Club Bangkok 


The Rock & Stone Show 

Satisfy your buffalo wing cravings while grooving to awesome tunes at Din Daeng's favorite dive bar. The show begins at 9pm, featuring 15 Strange Seconds, Spitting Dicks, and the fresh faces of Help. Expect special guests, fantastic beer, and the usual friendly company. Free entry, Fatty’s


Negroni Week

It’s that time of year again. Negroni week is fast approaching and you can get your zesty gin, vermouth, and Campari fix early this year at NóMADA. This is also your chance to check out this brand new South American fusion spot which landed in Baan Dusit Thani’s stunning Silom garden space on the 16th of August. Free entry, Baan Dusit Thani


Saturday, Sep 9


Jamboombox promises an electrifying hip hop extravaganza that will keep you entertained well into the night, starting at 8pm and going late. Featuring a lineup of talented DJs and beatmakers including Old School Dave, Gate Bankai, MT Sol, Swordfish, and many others. Free entry, Jam


Aida by Helikon Opera

Aida, composed by Giuseppe Verdi in 1870 for Cairo's oldest opera house, is a timeless love story set in the era of the Pharaohs. This production by Helikon Opera, Russia's renowned theater, boasts a cast of 150, including a stellar orchestra and chorus. Directed by Dmitry Bertman, this performance features world-class singers Elena Mikhailenko, Aleksey Isaev, and Ivan Gyngazov. The show begins promptly at 7pm and has subtitles in English and Thai. Tickets here, Thailand Cultural Center


Good September Back to 9 Concert

Looking to mingle with the trendy local hipster crowd? This chic riverside dive bar is your ticket to exploring the vibrant Thai music scene and breaking away from the ordinary. Good September, a Thai band that took the 2000s by storm with hits like "Don't Get Bored" and "Old Time Pictures," will be performing live with a full band—a rare experience not to be missed. B500, PAGG


The Pink Panther - Swing Jazz

A fresh take on the beloved Pink Panther melody with a Swing Jazz Quintet by Swing Dude Band. They've arranged the iconic theme with a touch of jamming and progressiveness. The event starts at 8pm, featuring a bar takeover by Topknot Rooftop Bar from Hotel Once Bangkok. The talented musicians include Kwan (Vocal), Kittipak (Guitar), Wichchangorn (Piano), Platong (Saxophone), and Yodyod (Percussion). Free entry, Ron Ron Slow Bar


Live at Speakerbox

Wicked Lights, Ford Trio, and friend of the magazine Hope the Flowers will be live at Thonglor’s favorite dive this Saturday. Stop by for great tunes and the atmosphere only Speakerbox can provide. B350 / B400 at the door, Speakerbox


Sunday, Sep 10

Sunday Salsa

Havana Social is all about the salsa on Sundays. Head down for lessons, performances, and tunes to round out your weekend with a dance. Learn with international dance instructor and DJ Alex Teodorescu. Free entry, Havana Social


Switch Sundays and Overcooked 2

Mix it up on Sunday and with a night of Nintendo Switch gaming. Come for some friendly competition in games like Mario Kart, star-hunting Mario Party, knowledge-testing quizzes, Overcooked 2, and other engaging multiplayer games. Wrap up your weekend by relaxing with games, drinks, food, and good company. Entry and gameplay are both free, Arcadia Barcade


Debut Open Mic Night at Smalls

The first open mic at this venue, we've witnessed some incredible talent at the live music staple, and now it's your turn. Singers, musicians, comics, and anyone else with skills, get down to Suan Phlu to sign up by 8:30pm, performances start at 9pm. The best performer will be rewarded. Enjoy music, laughter, drinks, and food by Gallery Pizza and Smalls Late Night Kitchen. Free entry, Smalls