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Guru Weekly Pick: July 14-July 20

Every week, we sift through tonnes of fun things to do for you guys. Here are our 30 favourite picks from concerts, food, parties, movies and more.

ACTIVITIES

+ Story Party, The Sportsman Sportsbar, Jul 20

Everyone’s got stories, some are awkward, some are cheerful, but the best thing is they’re all true! Come down for Story Party where people gather and tell brutally honest stories about dating, romance, heartbreak and more. The good the bad and the ugly. The truth will set you free!

7pm-10pm. The Sportsman Sportsbar, Sukhumvit Soi 13. Get tickets at goo.gl/gbYBdu. B800.
 
+ The Round Table #9, M Academy, Jul 21

Interested in business development in the digital world? M Academy will be holding a seminar and workshop revealing the keys to success! A score of executives and online marketers from top organisations will be in attendance to speak, provide knowledge and inspire! 

2pm-4.30pm. M Academy, 6/F, Big C Ratchadamri. B1,800.
 
+ Screening of Sriracha, Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, Jul 24

Do you like award winning documentaries? Discover the origins of our generation’s most beloved condiment. Join dedicated Sriracha lovers to unravel the mystery of its origins, as well as uncovering the man behind the famed “rooster sauce”!

7pm-10pm. Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, Maneeya Center, 518/5 Phloenchit Road. Free entry for members, B150 for non-members.
 
+ Techsauce global summit, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre, Jul 28-29

The ultimate gathering of global start-ups, venture capitalists and angel investors are coming to Bangkok! The Techsauce global summit will be offering entrepeneurs a brilliant chance to network, listen and discuss the innovations of tomorrow. Don’t get left behind.

9am-6pm. Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, 999/99 Rama I Road. B6,900 for advanced tickets, B12,500 at the door.


PARTIES

+ Ibiza Sensations with Luis Del Villar, Fat Coco Beach Club, Jul 15

Calling all tech-house fans in Thailand, a world class production is coming to Pattaya!

World renowned DJ, Luis Del Villar will be dropping some serious sound waves at the grand opening of Fat Coco Beach Club. Del Villar will be smashing the turntables with his award winning set Ibiza Sensations which has over 20 million downloads world wide.

2pm- 11pm. Fat Coco Beach Club, 499 North Pattaya Beach Road. Buy tickets at goo.gl/tr7p16. B650.
 
+ Westin Pool Party, Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Jul 15

Make some waves at another instalment of the Westin Pool Party. Spend your Saturday lounging like a pro, swimming, enjoying drink specials and listening to a lineup of skilled DJs including seasoned headliner DJ Jerome G of France. Show up at opening and drink up during the open bar from 2pm-3pm!

2pm-9pm. The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Sukhumvit Soi 19.  Buy tickets at goo.gl/Byq4P3. 662-207 8000. B400 includes welcome drink.
 
+ Kolour Live, Quaint, Jul 15

Kolour is back for the summer with another musical production deep down town. Kuala Lumpur artist and heavyweight Dangerdisko will be taking to the turntables in what will sure to be one wild night.

3pm-11pm. Quaint, 23 Sukhumvit Soi 61. Buy tickets at bit.ly/KolourLiveTickets. B600 (B750 at the door).
 
+ Moon Launch Party, The Club Khaosan, Jul 20

DJ Space Monkey will be taking the party people of Khao San to new heights, along with DJ Dear Rerox and DJ Nine God.

9pm-3am. The Club Khaosan, 123 Khao San Road. 094-184-3189, goo.gl/cYmBMD.


SHOWS

+ Splashh Live in Bangkok, PLAY YARD by Studio Bar, Jul 14

Dudesweet is bringing Splashh to rock Bangkok. Sasha Carlson and Toto Vivian formed the band in 2012 but had been making music since they were in their teens. Their debut album, Comfort, was released in 2013 to critics’ praises and they toured extensively in Europe, America and Australia. They recently came back with their sophomore efforts, Waiting A Lifetime with two new members, Jaie Gonzalez and Tom Beal. Thai rock band The Jukks will open for them. Get your tickets from Event Pop.

9-11:30pm. PLAY YARD by Studio Bar, Lat Phrao Soi 8. goo.gl/9NbZwe. B1,100 for advanced ticket, B1,500 at the door.
 
+ Scarano conducts Mahler 3, Mahidol Salaya, Jul 14-15

Scarano conducts Mahler 3 will take place this weekend, as part of Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra 2017. It will feature conductor Alfonso Scarano and soloist Krysty Swann. Scarano will bring to life Symphony No.3 by the famous Austrian composer, Gustav Mahler. Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and him will be joined by American mezzo Krysty Swann who has been dubbed as “simply terrific” by the Wall Street Journal for her opera singing talent. Buy tickets from ThaiTicketMajor. 
 
Jul 14 - 7pm (pre-concert talk at 6.15pm), Jul 15 - 4pm (talk at 3.15pm). Prince Mahidol Hall, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom. goo.gl/RZatNP. B100 for students, B300, B500.
 
+ A Folk Farewell, Black Cabin, Jul 15

Noted local talents will gather under one roof to say farewell to Paul Romaine, Jenny & The Scallywags’ producer and bassist, who will perform his last show with the band. Alyn, John Will Sail and Valerie Joyce will support them. 

9pm-1am. Black Cabin, Soi Farmwattana, Rama IV Road. goo.gl/2FT4E1. B200 include two drinks.
 
+ Kicks Fest 5!: 1st Year Anniversary, Brownstone, Jul 22

Kicks Fest will return for the fifth time to mark its first anniversary. Two stages will be set up. The main stage will cater to heavier sounds by the likes of The Sangsom Massacre, Sinners Turned Saints, Depressed and Sincerely, Grizzly from Australia. The beer garden stage is for acoustic acts such as homeboy Krit Promyairux and Aussie Gabriel Lynch.

6pm-midnight. Brownstone, Sukhumvit Soi 77 (On Nut Soi 25). goo.gl/TdwzYp. B200.


ART

+ Talk on Universal Connections by Spiritual Fractal, Atta Gallery, Jul 15

ATTA Gallery and artist Kamin Lertchaiprasert are hosting a discussion to exchange ideas regarding the artist’s new work, Universal Connections by Spiritual Fractal, to be unveiled in July as a mobile art installation both inside and outside of the BTS train. Finally, those long commutes will be so much better now! They will also debut a collection of wearable art titled “Equanimity”, a project carried out between ATTA Gallery and the artist, in the hopes of creating a collective understanding of “oneness”, an importance concept for today’s deeply divided world. We’re there.

Jul 15, 6pm-7:30pm, Atta Gallery, Charoen Krung Soi 36. www.fb.com/ATTA-Gallery, 02-238-6422.
 
+ Imprint of Spirit, Kathmandu Photo Gallery, Until Aug 26

Before passing away at the age of 97, the prolific photographer Rabil Bunnag donated some 23,000 photographs of ancient sites and objects to Thailand's National Archive. This exhibition shows the black and white photographs of the ancient ruined cities of Sukhothai, Si Satchanalai and Kamphaeng Phet taken by the photographer in 1953. They are valuable for study as they were taken before restoration and they are also pleasing to the eyes, capturing the light and shadows that brought out the potent beauty of Buddha statues and pagodas.

Open Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm. Kathmandu Photo Gallery, Pan Road, Silom. www.fb.com/kathmanduphotogallery, 02-234-6700.
 
+ Check-in, Soy Sauce Factory, Until Aug 19

A solo exhibition by Peera Vorapreechapanich of photos, that, in the grand scheme of things, are testament to the the individual freedom we have to capture and write history, purely because, as users of technology, we have the power of documentation in any given situation. The uniqueness in Peera’s works is in how he reflects upon his own point of view and feelings about things around him in any situation.

Open daily 10am-6pm. Soy Sauce Factory, Charoen Krung Soi 24. www.fb.com/soysaucefactory, 098-956-6549.
 
+ Sacrifice, BACC, Until Jul 30

Nakrob Moonmanas’s Sacrifice is a collection of collage works of art drawn from pieces of memories cut and pasted together. They attempt to illustrate the diverse cultural roots of Thailand, paying respect to faith, memories and past artists. Nakrob uses both traditional and contemporary techniques to tell the old stories of Thailand in a new way.

Open Tue-Sun, 9am-9pm. People’s Gallery Room T1-T2, BACC, Rama I Road. www.fb.com/nakrobmoonmarsnut.
 
+ Sublimation, Serindia Gallery, Jul 21 - Aug 20

Myrtille Tibayrenc, AKA Mimi, for the first time since graduating from art school in France will unveil her first solo exhibition, consisting of a series of oil paintings recently produced. Her works are derived from web images, landscapes, portraits, porn, contemporary events that have been transformed through the painting process.

Open Tue-Sun 11am-7pm. Serindia Gallery at O.P. Garden, Charoen Krung Soi 36. www.fb.com/serindiagallery, 02-238-6410.


FOOD

+ Heavy Metal, Fatty’s Bar & Diner, Jul 15

Bangkok’s quick culinary escape to the States will be hosting a heavy metal night! Live bands, cold beers, fat sandwiches and more!

8pm-late. Fatty’s Bar & Diner, 598/66 Asoke-Din Daeng Road. 02-245-2965, goo.gl/itWtgN.
 
+ All about Pasta, On the Table Tokyo Café , Until Jul 17

On the Table Tokyo Café is inviting patrons to delight in a variety of new flavours during its “All About Pasta” season! Choose between six new menu items that fuse gourmet Italian and Japanese cuisines! East meets west and taste buds meet heaven!

11am-10pm. Available at all branches. 02-019-5000. goo.gl/tyBq7m.
 
+ Mac n’ Cheeseburger, 25 Degrees Burgers Restaurant & Bar, Until Aug 31

Have you ever tried mac n’ cheese on a burger? Well, how about as a bun? 25 Degrees Burgers is introducing the Cheesy mac attack burger for a limited time only! Take a shot at this beloved comfort food fried into a bun that sandwiches a succulent sirloin patty!

Open 24/7. 25 Degrees Burgers Restaurant & Bar, Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, 188 Silom. 02-267-5272, goo.gl/fQ2r2M. B350.
 
+ Mooncake Promotion, Man Ho, Ongoing

An age-old treat of China, carefully created mooncakes are a delicious treat perfect for sharing. Through autumn, Man Ho will be selling boxes of four packed in ornately designed lantern boxes. Choose from eight different flavours and enjoy the gift of giving, or eat them all yourself!

Man Ho Chinese Restaurant, JW Marriot Hotel Bangkok, 4 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 2. 02-656-7700. goo.gl/KaerxN. B1,088 for a lantern box, B158 per piece.
 
+ Pathumwan Monday, PH1, every Mondays

The ban on street foods in certain areas has been combated with an all new lunch buffet, allowing customers to indulge in all of their favourite street food classics. Over 45 dishes await anyone keen on continuing their roadside diet!

Mondays 11.30am-2.30pm. PH1 (Party House One), G/F, The Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok, 865 Rama I Road. 02-217-3000, goo.gl/MXRg6s. B450.


TRAVEL

+ Flash Sale, Amari Havodda Maldives, Until Jul 18

An over-water villa stay in the Maldives at Amari Havodda Maldives becomes more affordable during the flash sale period which offers a 40% discount on full-board rates. The private retreat is tucked away in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, one of the most beautiful districts of the archipelago. Surrounded by an untouched reef, the property features overwater or beach villas and a variety of water-based as well as land activities for all ages. Book from now until Jul 18 for stays until Oct 31. Must use ‘FlashSale’ promo code when booking online.

www.amari.com/havodda-maldives. US$270++ per night in Beach Villa.
 
+ Michelin-Starred Chef, VIE Hotel Bangkok & V Villas Hua Hin, Jul 26-29

French Michelin-starred chef Sylvain Sendra of Itinéraires restaurant in Paris returns to Thailand to serve up fine meals at La VIE in VIE Hotel Bangkok from Jul 26-28 and VILLAZZO in V Villas Hua Hin on Jul 29. Chef Sylvain worked for two Michelin-starred chefs before opening his own restaurant in 2008. It then went on to be critically lauded and collected awards before receiving its first Michelin star in 2013. His three-course set lunch will be available at the Bangkok property while the six-course set dinner will be available at both places. Optional wine pairing is available for both sets. Seats are limited.

Jul 26-28 at VIE Hotel Bangkok, Phaya Thai Road. Jul 29 at V Villas Hua Hin, Phetkasem Road. 083-820-4224 or 081-910-0280 to reserve your seat. B2,500 per person for food-only lunch or B4,000 with wine pairing, B5,500 for food-only dinner or B7,500 with wine pairing.
 
+ Upgrade for Just US$2, Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort, Until Jul 31

Dusit Thani Krabi marks its second anniversary with a special promotion where you’ll pay a little more to get a lot more. For any bookings made by Jul 31 for stays in July and August, spend US$2 more to upgrade your room to the next category. The resort has direct access to the 1.8km long Klong Muang Beach. Book online.

Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort, 155 Moo 2, Nong Thale, Muang. www.dusitthanikrabi.com, 075-628-000.
 
+ Launch Offer, Travelodge Pattaya, Until Oct 31

Travelodge is celebrating its first property in Thailand with a very affordable deal. A stay at Travelodge Pattaya (which was formerly Ozo Pattaya and Premier Inn Pattaya) starts from only B999. Add just B100 per person if you want brekkie. The hotel is a short walk away from Pattaya Beach and Walking Street. Book 30, 60 or 90 days in advance to receive up to 18% off.

Travelodge Pattaya, Moo 10, Soi 15, Pattaya 2nd Road, Chon Buri. www.travelodgepattaya.com, 038-103-777. 


MOVIES

+ War for the Planet of the Apes(directed by Matt Reeves)

Who’s in it?

Andy Serkis, Toby Kebbel, Woody Harrelson.

What’s it about?

Okay, here’s one of those movies again. It’s the sequel to the reboot of the remake but it’s actually a prequel to the original film that came out in 1968. Caesar (Serkis) continues to lead his group of highly intelligent apes against the remaining humans, one of which is The Colonel (Harrelson), who leads a group of human hell bent on wiping the apes out.

Why watch it?

Monkeys versus people. Seriously though, it’s no small feat to make a movie about talking monkeys that’s actually somewhat believable and thrilling. Also, Andy Serkis is insanely talented for being able to act as a scary-ass chimpanzee.  
 
+ Kill Switch (directed by Tim Smit)

Who’s in it?

Dan Stevens,  Bérénice Marlohe, Charity Wakefield.

What’s it about?

A tower that’s meant to be a source of unlimited energy is causing strange occurrences and is revealed to be destroying a mirror Earth called “The Echo”. A former NASA pilot (Stevens) is sent in with a device that would balance the power between the worlds. However, he discovers it’s actually a kill switch, and he must decide which Earth he destroys and spares.

Why watch it?

Mirror dimension (universe) but not Doctor Strange. 
 
+ Wish Upon (directed by John R. Leonetti)

Who’s in it?

Joey King, Shannon Purser aka Barb from Stranger Things, Ki Hong Lee aka that guy from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

What’s it about?

A young woman (King) finds a mysterious box that grants her whatever she wishes. Unbeknownst to her, it comes at a bloody price.

Why watch it?

It’s basically Aladdin but instead of a genie that sings it’s a demon that wants to kill you. 
 
+ 47 Meters Down (directed by Johannes Roberts)

Who’s in it?

Mandy Moore, Claire Holt.

What’s it about?

Two sisters are trapped 47 metres down in the ocean (see what they did there?) in a steel cage with only an hour left of oxygen in their tanks and great white sharks in their immediate vicinity.

Why watch it?

We wouldn’t, actually. It’s The Shallows but with two girls and neither of them are Blake Lively.

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