Articles Tagged ‘festival’

International Street Show in Bangkok: Busking Festival

International Street Show in Bangkok: Busking Festival December 10, 2010 | Events, free | Read More
You know all those random creative types juggling, miming, and painted up and frozen like a statue in the street with a hat full of change on the sidewalk? Sure you do. You’ve stopped, snapped some photos, maybe even dug some contributions out of your pockets as they entertained you. This weekend’s...

Loy Krathong in Bangkok: 2010 Festival of Lights

Loy Krathong in Bangkok: 2010 Festival of Lights November 18, 2010 | Events | Read More
The Thai have both a solar and a lunar calendar. Plus with so much Chinese influence and ethnicity mixed into parts of the country here, the Chinese lunar dates are also kept track of on wall calendars. This year is 2553, well past the Mayan End of the Current World Date of 2012, so I guess the Thai...

FAT Indie Music Festival in Bangkok This Weekend

November 6, 2010 | Events | Read More
You could call this indie weekend in Bangkok. If you’re not going to see some indie films at the 8th annual World Film Festival of Bangkok (starts today) then maybe you should rock out to the indie music at the Fat Festival, Thailand’s largest the independent music gathering.  The event...

Tommy Emmanuel in Concert in Bangkok

Tommy Emmanuel in Concert in Bangkok October 13, 2010 | Events | Read More
The upcoming Bangkok Acoustic Guitar Celebration 2010 has a pretty spectacular guest. Like a Ph.D. holder, Tommy Emmanuel has a few letters after his name: C.G.P. (Certified Guitar Player) What sounds like a mundane job license is a humorous bit of irony as Emmanuel is often cited as one of the best...

Bangkok Goes Vegetarian: Vegetarian Festival

Bangkok Goes Vegetarian: Vegetarian Festival October 10, 2010 | Events | Read More
Vegetarians take note: this is your week in Bangkok. Every year beginning at the first new moon after the fall equinox, the ten-day vegetarian festival begins. This vegetarian moment takes its roots from Chinese Buddhist practices. It’s a spiritual cleansing with a physical component. Photo by...

September Food Festivals in Bangkok

September Food Festivals in Bangkok September 1, 2010 | Events, Food, Things to Do | Read More
As if Bangkok wasn’t already an excellent place to eat. Foodies take note: coming up are two special culinary events that you shouldn’t miss. Photo by jimi photog International TASTE 2010 Amazing Thailand Not all Thai food is the same. Those who know Thailand know that the various regions and cultures...

Bangkok: Putting the Smile Back On

Bangkok: Putting the Smile Back On July 14, 2010 | What's New | Read More
It is the rainy season after all, so forgive the gray skies. But the mood was decidedly brighter as Bangkok came out for a festival with a bit of music at the center of the city. The recent Smile @ Ratchaprasong music and shopping event showed the resilience of the people of Bangkok as the city collectively...

Bangkok in the Streets: Songkran Lifts Mood

Bangkok in the Streets: Songkran Lifts Mood April 13, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
The entire day Tuesday, the streets of Bangkok were overrun by the mob. Fire hoses came out in some instances and in a general state of mayhem, citizens of Bangkok ran wild, indiscriminately taking aim at all passersby – men, women, even children. No, especially children. In fact, children were also...

A Water Festival in Bangkok: Songkran (Thai New Year)

A Water Festival in Bangkok: Songkran (Thai New Year) April 6, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
It’s April and Bangkok is baking in the intense heat that precedes the rains that start in May or June. What better way to cool off than with a bucket of water? Songkran, the Thai New Year and giant water fight, is once again upon us. Songkran is officially held every April 13. photo by Kevin Revolinski It...