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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Original Blade Runner Gets High-Def Bangkok Screening

BANGKOK — If following Ryan Gosling’s Officer K through 2049 California whet your appetite to see the original Tears in Rain monologue in Bangkok, a city more “Blade Runner” than Los Angeles, next month is your chance.

Get Your Pumped Up Kicks as Foster The People Come to Bangkok

BANGKOK — An indie rock-pop outfit best known for its breakthrough “Pumped Up Kicks” will perform in Bangkok early next year, a promoter announced Monday.  

Review: ‘Victoria & Abdul’ Illuminates Only Half the Title

Stop us if this sounds familiar: A tall, dark, bearded servant of rough breeding comes from far away to suddenly charm a grumpy, widowed Queen Victoria and thus upend Britain's royal court at the turn of the 20th century.

DogStep Takes Baby Steps to Spread Thai Craft Beer Culture

BANGKOK — Unassuming and less than a five-minute walk from BTS On Nut, is a small draft beer bar called Dog Step.

Movie on 1976 Massacre Barred From Showing on Anniversary

BANGKOK — A movie hailed by critics as best film of the year was banned from screening this evening on the 41st anniversary of...

Get Your Kafka Knowledge Kicking as Fest Runs in Bangkok, Chiang Mai

BANGKOK — There’ll be lots of "K" at a biennial festival paying tribute to the life and works of the famed German-language writer Franz Kafka.

Unleash Your Inner Hippie at ‘Khon Kaen’s Woodstock’

KHON KAEN — Slip into some tribal-print clothing, strap on a boho turban and lace-up sandals to join the “plateau hippies” at one of Isaan’s largest dams under a glowing peace symbol-shaped ferris wheel.

From Indie Beats to DJ Battles, Bangkok Has it All This Weekend

The monsoon is once again back in full swing, and that means flooded streets and even heavier traffic. This weekend don't expect to get the kind of sunny weather Bangkok is known for, as most folks will prefer to stay high and dry. For those who are willing to to venture off into the Venice of the East’s flooded roadways, this weekend offers many everything from DJ battles to Indie. Here are some of my picks for gigs to check out.

Bangkok Band Rages Against Society With Rap + Metal

BANGKOK — “Thai society doesn’t have rights or wrongs, it doesn’t matter if you hit someone with a car and send them to the morgue.”

Brit Rock Trio Alt-J To Bring Awesome Wave to Bangkok

BANGKOK — Another hip international act will add to the city’s buzzing indie music scene next month.

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