BANGKOK — Head to northwest Bangkok this weekend to check out an eccentric fashionista’s sprawling arts and culture space laid out around a 54-meter jet fuselage.
Located on the 11 rai (1.8 hectare) of land in Bang Phlat district, Changchui will celebrate its “soft” opening with three days of art, movie, music, performances, a flea market and more.
Friday through Sunday, visitors can browse around and shop at stalls of food, drinks, clothing, handicrafts and more at Chui Supermarket. Make calligraphy with coffee ink at the “Callicoffee” workshop on Friday, while Saturday and Sunday will offer the chance to paint skulls on ceramic ware, dye fabric with coffee and make drip coffee.
Concerts will take place all the three days. The lineup includes Thai folk sensation The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, glam-rock trio Chanudom, singer-songwriter Nop Ponchamni and more.
In Changchui’s theater, see two documentaries which show all three days: “We Are X,” about glam rock Japanese band X Japan, and “Oasis: Supersonic,” which takes an in-depth look at the life and struggle of ‘90s British rock band Oasis. Tickets are 100 baht.
Sunday will see alt-rockers Int-apalum play at 8pm and DJs from Dudesweet on the decks.
Check the full schedule online. Admission is free. Doors open 4pm to 11pm, Friday through Sunday at Changchui.
Changchui is a labor of love by Somchai “Lim” Songwattana, the owner of fashion brand Flynow. The new collaborative art space is located near the Bang Bamru Railway Station on Sirindhorn Road in Bang Phlat district.