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Events to pencil into your calendars this August

by Aiden

What to see, and where to be seen!

4 | Friday

Today until the 15th, the self-proclaimed ‘world’s biggest book sale’ is back in Bangkok, this time for its Big Bad Wolf in the City edition. While this book lovers’ bonanza is usually held in Nonthaburi, this time it will be hosted in the heart of the city at The Market Bangkok at Ratchadamri, and will feature over a million English-language books from an array of categories. The sale will feature discounts up to 95 percent, so make sure to head on down if you’re looking for a novel way to spend your weekend.

Time: 10am to midnight
For more information, visit their Facebook: @bbwbooksthailand

5 | Saturday

VSK Presents is once more bringing another sensational Indian artist to town, this time PBN the Hitmaker, otherwise known as Panjabi by Nature, who will be performing live at Maggie Choo’s. This will be the launch of their brand-new series dedicated to bringing the hottest club shows for party people in Bangkok. A British-born singer, performer, and music producer, PBN the Hitmaker will be bringing chart-topping hits such as “Phatte Chuk Di” and “Bhangra Paundi.” If you’re looking to dance the night away to party anthems, early bird tickets are still available, and there will be limited tickets available at the door.

Price: THB 950 for Early Bird tickets; THB 1,100 for online final release; THB 1,250 for tickets on the door
Time: Doors open at 8pm, until late
For more information, or to buy tickets, visit:

10 | Thursday

Today, Bangkok’s most well-known speakeasy, Havana Social, will be hosting a Guest Shift featuring Benjawan, also known as Air, from the renowned Kilik Social Club. She will be bringing her handcrafted cocktails and unique mixology flair to the bar-turned-late-night-club, so make sure to swing by between for some delicious tipples. On 12 August, the club will also be hosting their Mamacita Party for you to bring your mum to, featuring THB 200 cocktails specially curated for the occasion, and the hottest Latin beats by DJ Vadim as well as a live Latin band.         

Time: 8pm to 11 pm for the bartender Guest Shift, 6pm till late for the Mamacita Party
For more information, visit their Facebook: @havanasocialbkk

12 | Saturday

Today is Thai Mother’s Day so make sure to give all your mother figures a hug! If you’re looking to surprise her, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort has a host of special packages for the occasion, from a buffet at Riverside Terrace, where mothers enjoy a free meal when dining with four others; to a spa voucher when dining at Trader Vic’s when mothers book a brunch experience for four or more guests; to a free meal for mothers at Italian restaurant Brio when they share a set menu.

For more information, visit their Facebook: @AnantaraRiversideBangkok


Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel will also be offering special promotions for Mother’s Day, starting with a Sunday brunch on the 13th which will feature delights such as fresh seafood appetisers and fine-dining plates from a range of international cuisines, and plenty of free-flow drinks packages to choose from.

For more information, visit their Facebook: @AnantaraSiamBangkokHotel


Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park’s F&B venues overlooking the riverside at Asiatique the Riverfront will also have an array of exclusive epicurean offers, spanning a 15 percent discount on the regular à la carte food menu at the three-masted ship, Sirimahannop; specially-crafted cocktails at The Crystal Grill House; and a sublime set menu of traditional Thai dishes at The Siam Tea Room.

For more information, visit their Facebook: @bangkokmarriottmarquis

15 | Tuesday

Today marks the 75th Indian Independence Day. The Embassy of India in Bangkok is sure to hold a flag-raising ceremony and event to commemorate this special occasion, so stay tuned for more information. This day is also Masala Magazine’s 14thAnniversary, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our readers for the love and support you’ve given us over the years that we’ve served as the voice of the Thai-Indian community.

For more information on the annual Indian Independence Day event, visit

18 | Friday

Today until 20 August, Rembrandt Hotel & Suites will be hosting the Asian Bride & Groom fair, a complete lifestyle exhibition with over 30 brands from India, spanning top jewellery houses, India Fashion Week designers with their latest collections, and much more. The fair will be celebrating 20 years in Bangkok, and this edition will feature the largest-ever participation from India.

For more information, visit their event page on Facebook: Asian Bride & Groom Exhibition

26 | Saturday

American singer-songwriter Lauv, known for generational anthems such as “There’s No Way” [feat. Julia Michaels] and “F*ck, I’m Lonely” [feat. Anne-Marie], is coming to Bangkok for The Betweens Album Tour. The viral sensation singer will be performing at Ballroom Hall 1-4 of the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center so make sure to book your tickets and sing your heart out to relatable hits such as “I’m So Tired”.

Price: Tickets start at THB 1,800
Time: Doors open at 6pm, the concert starts at 7pm
For more information, or to buy tickets, visit:

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