What’s On in Bangkok in October 2015

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Updated: March 26, 2019

There is always something to do in Bangkok – hunt down the latest goings-on with our what’s-on guide. Know of another event taking place that you want to share? Let us know in the comments!

Spirit of Sanam Luang: 02 October-15 November

The Spirit of Sanam Luang - photo by Cherdwood Sakolaya

This new photo exhibition at Soy Sauce Factory art gallery demonstrates life at Bangkok’s famous ceremonial and recreation ground Sanam Luang, in the city’s old town and just a stone’s throw from the Grand Palace and Wat Pho, in a series of images taken by award-winning photographer Cherdwood Sakolaya. Opens at 7pm on o2 October (usual gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm); Charoenkrung Soi 24 (MRT Hualamphong); www.bit.ly/spiritofsanamluang.

Vegetarian Festival: 12-20 October

Vegetarian Festival - photo by Murky1

It’s that time of year when the yellow flags make a reappearance at the city’s street food stalls, as Thais of Chinese descent – and plenty of other beside them – eat a vegan diet that avoids meat, alcohol and even pungent foods like garlic and onions in pursuit of mental and physical purity.. While stalls around the capital will go veggie, replacing the meat in their dishes with tofu and often toning down the usual level of spice, the Chinatown district of Yaowarat is predictably the focal point for a range of festivities. Meanwhile, if you’re visiting Phuket you can expect to see a series of self-mutilating acts as part of traditional rituals there. You can find out more about the Vegetarian Festival – known in Thai as Tessagan Gin Jay – with our primer here.

Retrospective: 03-31 October

American graffiti artist Alex Monopoly gets his first solo museum exhibition this October at Bangkok’s Museum of Contemporary Art, way out to the north on the way to Don Muang airport. The top-hat wearing artist, who has more recently ventured out into sculpture painting too, will show a variety of his work at the exhibition, where pieces will also be for sale. www.mocabangkok.com

Silom Folks Market: until 02 October

Silom Folks Market - photo by Silom Folks Market

Yet another market to add to your weekend plans – in addition to the weekly walking street that pedestrianises Silom on Sunday afternoons, here comes a market dedicated to more fashion and food stalls than Bangkok has already. This one takes place at the Baan Silom outdoor shopping centre, which also holds a regular vintage car market. From 30 September until 02 October, 10am-8pm; Silom Soi 19 (BTS Chong Nonsi); www.bit.ly/silomfolksmarket.

Random Thainess: 19 October

Random Thainess Sept 2015 -Working

 

Finally, a shout out for our very own event “Random Thainess”. This is the 3rd edition of the event where we invite 6 locals (Thai or Expat) to speak for 6-8 minutes each and share their views on a topic of their choice to do with Thailand, Thai Culture or Thainess. We will also have a charity speaker and at least 50% of the profits will go to the charity. Every event is different and whether you are Thai, and expat or a tourist, hopefully you will learn something new and meet someone interesting. For more details click here or visit our Random Thainess Facebook Page

 

How will you be spending your time in October in Bangkok? Let us know in the comments!

Photos by Cherdwood Sakolaya; Murky1; Silom Folks Market.

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