What to do, and where to visit this month!
3 | SATURDAY
Today and tomorrow, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad Association, Thailand will be hosting the 15th Shree Ganesha Festival in Bangkok at Nimibutr Stadium. This two-day celebration of Lord Ganesha’s birth will include a puja to mark the occasion; an exciting cultural programme from members of the community; a merit-making ceremony; a chance to show off your skills with a painting and rangoli competition; as well as plenty of vendors selling vegetarian fare, amulets, and souvenirs; plus much more. For more information, visit their Facebook page: @vhpthailand or contact 081 890 6227
6 | TUESDAY
Starting today until 11 September, the annual World Gourmet Festival will be celebrating its 22nd edition, this time at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. A renowned and much-anticipated event for discerning palates the world over, the festival will once again bring together a diverse array of chefs from Michelin- starred restaurants, as well as a renowned pastry master, for what many consider the gastronomic event of the year. Attending guests can look forward to a gala dinner, a Sunday brunch, and not-to-be-missed master classes throughout the six days. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.worldgourmetfestival.asia
7 | WEDNESDAY
The Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF), considered one of the most renowned and celebrated one of its kind in the industry, is hosting its 67th edition, starting today. The fair will bring together key players in the global gems and jewellery business for an event-filled few days of trading, networking, and sourcing. Trade days will be from 7-9 September, while public days will be on 10-11 September. For more information, or to register, visit https://bkkgems.com
8 | Thursday
The Bangkok Illustration Fair (BKKIF), which debuted in 2021 on a hybrid platform, is back once again, this time with an on-the-ground event at the Main Exhibition Hall of the Bangkok Art & Culture Center (BACC). Lasting until 11September, the fair is an opportunity for artists from all walks of life to showcase and sell their work, network, share their experiences with each other and their audience, and even find job opportunities.
Price: THB 100 for a day pass; THB 200 for an event pass, with a free postcard set by Kanith
For more information, visit www.bangkokillustrationfair.com
11 | SUNDAY
Prominent Mumbai-born stand-up comedian Azeem Banatwalla is bringing his act to Bangkok tonight, for one night only, at the Comedy Club Bangkok. Known for his quick wit and observational comedy, Azeem also has performed all over the world, and has several specials onAmazon Prime as well as a range of international radio and TV credits. He’s since won many accolades in India and beyond, and is a must-see for the way he deftly handles systemic modern issues.
Price: Starting at THB 600 for advanced discount tickets
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://megatix.in.th/events
16 | Friday
The Asian Bride & Groom – Wedding Edit is back today and tomorrow, so get ready to shop till you drop for the upcoming wedding season at the Rembrandt Hotel & Suites Bangkok. Featuring the latest in bridal fashion, this edition will have the largest participation from India yet, spanning more than 40 Indian brands, including some of the Top 5 jewellery houses and designers from India Fashion Week.
24 | SATURDAY
Today marks the beginning of Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance and Music, which will run all the way until 18 October at the Thailand Cultural Centre. 11 exciting artists will be performing a range of genres during this time, and inaugurating the festival will be a performance by much-revered mezzo-soprano, Katherine Jenkins, OBE, a favourite of British royalty. In an exclusive first, the festival is also launching their Student Outreach Program, which invites creative-minded youth to meet and learn from the artists. For more information, visit www.bangkokfestivals.com/24th- festival-announcement/
Dance the night away with your dandiya sticks at the Raas Dandiya event at the Grand Ballroom
of the Rembrandt Hotel & Suites Bangkok. Come prepared to enjoy dance performances, and wear your dancing shoes to bust out some moves too. Music will be blasting through the speakers, courtesy of D.J. Dev, alongside a delicious vegetarian buffet (with Jain options available) and a free flow of non-alcoholic beverages.
Time: Doors open at 7pm
Price: THB 850 for early bird tickets, THB 1000 at the door, half-priced for kids aged 6-12, kids under six enter free.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: megatix.in.th/events/raas-danjiya
26 | MONDAY
The Sharad Navratri festival begins today until 4 October, marking nine nights of celebrating the Divine Feminine, and of prayer and fasting for those who observe the occasion. Make sure to mark it in your calendars, and if you’re looking for plant-based options to cook at home during this time, check out our Munching article in this issue (Page 12).
28 | WEDNESDAY
For those of us who cried over “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” during our teen years, Irish pop-rock band
The Script is coming back to Bangkok today, as part of their Greatest Hits Tour 2022. The third time the band has performed in the Kingdom, the concert will be held at IMPACT Arena and will feature songs from their compilation album, Tales from The Script: Greatest Hits, including “Hall of Fame” and “Breakeven”.
Time: Doors open at 7pm
To purchase tickets, visit www.thaiticketmajor.com