What to do and where to be seen this May!
By Ashima Sethi
A MUST VISIT | 28 | SATURDAY
The much-anticipated Masala Food Festival takes place today and tomorrow at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. The fun-filled, family-friendly event will see over 45 booths run by a selection of the city’s leading restaurants and bars, serving cuisines spanning Indian, Mediterranean, and more. There will also be a dedicated corner for vegan and plant-based delights, and top-tier alcoholic refreshments! Beyond food, there will be plenty of live music, dance performances, and a DJ. Entry is completely FREE.
Time: 4pm to 11pm
For more information visit our Facebook page: @MasalaOnline
1 | SUNDAY
Taking place at Yellow Lane Café in Ari, the Ari Weekend Market returns for its third edition. The outdoor
marketplace will see local vendors selling their goods spanning everything from delicious nibbles to home items. There will also be workshops for things like pottery and ceramic painting.
Time: noon to 6pm
For more information visit their Facebook page: @ariweekendmarket
5 | THURSDAY
Starting from 7pm till late, make sure to pop down to Rembrandt Hotel & Suites’ Grand Ballroom for their legendary Cinco de Mayo celebration, which will feature a Mariachi band, dance performances, a DJ, a lucky draw, and plenty of delicious fare for everyone to enjoy (THB 200 net for entrance, including a welcome drink; food and drinks starting from THB 150 net).
For more information visit their Facebook page: @rembrandtbkk
Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok will also be hosting a bash at their ‘backyard in the sky,’ Bar.Yard, from 6pm onwards, replete with a live Mariachi band, tunes from DJ Spin, and special menus and drinks crafted for the occasion (FREE entry; free flow tacos and one glass of margarita for THB 780++ per person).
For more information visit their Facebook page: @kimptonmaalaibangkok
6 | FRIDAY
If you’re a fan of fine Indian jewellery, don’t miss today’s preview of Sunita Shekhawat’s latest collection, which will be unveiled at Soﬁtel Bangkok Sukhumvit. Based out of Jaipur, India, the brand specialises in timeless masterpieces.
Time: 11am to 5pm
To RSVP call Preeya at 081 841 3493 or Sally at 081 814 0471
10 | TUESDAY
With the goal to bring the people behind the underestimated art form of comics to the forefront, the Bangkok Comics Art Festival begins today at BACC. An exhibition of work by talented artists will be on display until the 22nd, in addition, on the 14th and 15th, there will be a two-day festival with activities including games, interviews, presentations, and more.
For more information visit their Facebook page: @bkkunzine
13 | FRIDAY
One of Asia’s most premium wedding exhibitions, Wedding Asia, is taking place today and tomorrow at Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok. The event is an ideal place to hunt for Indian couture in time for the upcoming wedding season.
Time: 10am to 7pm
For more information call 085 518 5115 or 081 842 5252
20 | FRIDAY
Looking for the opportunity to shop the best of India in Bangkok? Visit Rembrandt Hotel & Suites for The Asian Bride & Groom Exhibition that takes place both today and tomorrow. The event will feature more than 30 brands selling designer wear, jewellery, and accessories.
For more information call 090 892 4146
26 | THURSDAY
The Hope Fair returns today! Taking place on the seventh floor of Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok, the fair is
the perfect place to shop and support 150+ local artisans and entrepreneurs who will be selling everything
from healthy food to fashion, cosmetics, home décor, wellness products and more.
Time: 11am to 8pm
For more information visit their Facebook page: @thehopefair