Koktail Curated: September 22-28

Koktail Magazine

21 Sep 2022

A list of curated events in and around Bangkok to help you plan your week

This week’s picks feature a number of events that creatives will love. From a contemporary dance performance and a couple of exhibitions to a charity dinner with mandala painting-inspired dishes, here are this week's Koktail Curated



Mia x Amy Diener

Mia is partnering with artist Amy Diener for a charitable meal. A unique intersection of gastronomy and the arts, the five-course tasting menu is inspired by Diener’s trademark mandala dot paintings. Both the restaurant and the artist will donate 10 per cent of their revenue from the event and the purchased paintings to the Freedom Restoration Project, a non-profit organisation that focuses on helping victims of domestic abuse in Thai-Burmese migrant communities.

30 Attha Kawi 1, Sukhumvit Soi 26 
September 24-25, 11:30am-4 pm (last order at 2:30pm) 
miarestaurantbkk.com, 098-862-9659



An Artist’s Journey into Cubism

Artist Demian Factory utilises cubism, an art form that started in the early 20th century, to tell his story and his perspective on life. The exhibition is divided into three parts or "chapters": "The White Period", a reflection of his battle with depression; "The Muse", a slice of his romantic life; and finally, "Cubism", a series of vibrant and muted cubist portraits of the personal and spiritual figures he holds dear.

3rd-4th Floor, Creativbkk, 79/6 Sukhumvit Soi 3/1 
Until November 13, Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm
creativbkk.com, 082-456-0199



Z Dynasty

The idea of "Z Dynasty" came to photographer Lao Xie Xie (Mr Thank-You) after witnessing the strict surveillance and control of the government during the Covid-19 lockdown in Shanghai. Showcasing his "love-hate relationship with China", the contradicting imagery portrays youthful models against Chinese props, juxtaposing traditional elements with unapologetic poses.

3rd Floor, HOP (Hub of Photography), Seacon Square, 55 Srinakarin Road
September 24-November 20, 11am-7pm



HOP Photo Market 2022

Photography lovers are in for a treat at HOP Photo Market 2022, which includes a variety of activities like a gallery exhibition, a photo walk, live music, and of course, the market itself. Prepare to splurge on gadgets, brand new film rolls, photo books, and home decor, all while admiring the works of budding street photographers and jamming out to music spun by DJ TADA.

3rd Floor, HOP (Hub of Photography), Seacon Square, 55 Srinakarin Road
September 24-25, 12am-6pm



The New Signal

Known for its analogue charms and digital savvy functions, Gadhouse has become the go-to shop for record players and speakers. In "The New Signal", they will be hosting NFT biddings created by international and local artists with live music from DJs, concerts, and talk sessions. Audiophiles from Thailand and beyond can also access the event virtually by scanning the QR code provided above.

1st Floor, Townhouse Space, 50/8 Ari Soi 4
24-25 September, 3-10pm
fb.com/gadhousethailand, 02-096-5788



The Commons Used: Music Market

Head over to The Commons Sala Daeng this Saturday for "The Commons Used: Music Market", where you can find plenty of second-hand musical instruments, clothing items, and classic vinyls. Chat with vendors and other shoppers while perusing through the goods and enjoying live jazz and electronic music. Get yourself some snacks from the various food stalls while you're at it.

126 Sala Daeng Soi 1 Alley
September 24, 1-11pm
fb.com/thecommonssaladaeng, 080-281-8339



Attention, Todes

"Attention, Todes" is a contemporary dance performance that incorporates ballet and classical opera. Choreographed by Alla Dukhova, the show seeks to take audiences on a journey through the human soul, exploring relationships between man and woman and the emotions involved. The movement and rhythm will deliver a unique experience that will change the way you view performance arts forever. 

Thailand Cultural Centre, 14 Thiam Ruam Mit Road
September 24, 7pm onwards
thaiticketmajor.com, 02-247-0028