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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Art on Trial: The Mor Lam Singer

Jailed for two years for performing in a play that satirized the monarchy, Patiwat “Bank” Saraiyam turned to his enduring passion for singing mor lam, writing what he said was 100 songs. Some expressed his feelings. Others, he said, helped soothe fellow inmates.

Looking at You: Candid Passions on Display at Neilson Hays Library

BANGKOK — With a belief that although humans are alone inside, they can connect to others through mutual feelings, 20 portraits and 10 nudes by a German artist will show at a historic library in Silom.

All the Sights of Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market (Without the Smell)

BANGKOK — No need to go to Tokyo to explore its infamous Tsukiji fish market, as a Japanese documentary will bring a taste of it in a film about fresh fish, farmers’ rights and gastronomers at the city center.

Take a Swing at Thailand’s Custom Piñatas (Photos)

BANGKOK — Unicorns with rainbow manes, a giant sugar skull, and even a smiling penis are among the Maneeporn Puangla’s piñata creations.

Get Your Eire Up at Bangkok’s 1st Irish Film Fest

BANGKOK — Few can mix maudlin, drama and romance like the Irish, and next month sees a slate of films showing off the Emerald Island’s rich landscapes, culture and history.

Samui Raises ‘Paradise Island’ for Songkran with Hip-Hop, Electro and More

SAMUI — A new festival will bring a highly anticipated lineup of hip-hop, electro, funk, reggae and more this Songkran to the southern island of Samui.

Men on Wheels: Gearheads Open Bangkok’s First Bike Co-Op

BANGKOK — On a recent Tuesday afternoon, a small group of expat bikers showed up at a shophouse down Soi Charoen Krung 57 for a serious session of “wheel truing.”

Sexy Kittens Partner With Babes for Charity Calendar Out Saturday

BANGKOK — Cat slaves who recently gathered to pose with their little masters for a sexy charity calendar will show their whiskers and tails Saturday at a launch party.

Swiss Woman Passes Off Thai Photog’s Work, Wins Awards

BANGKOK — Two international photo organizations stripped a Swiss photographer of awards after it came to light she passed off a Thai photographer’s images as her own.

Superbugs Threaten Puppet Extinction in Play Fusing Art, Science

BANGKOK — Some people believe in the power of pills, popping them without hesitation at the slightest hint of illness. Yet through the power of puppets a collaboration between art and science hopes to teach a cautionary tale of a pending medical crisis.

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