BANGKOK — So much November left and so many things to do.
Cool weather has descended, the national mourning has ended and the capital is bursting back into to life. On days and nights such as these, it’s a shame to just “Flix & Chill.” Here’s an assorted list of cool things to do this November.
NOISE4ALL: One of the original free creative/music/market events returns for its seventh outing. Find an open-air flea market, music performances and indie shorts starting at 7:30pm on Nov. 18 & 19 at Noise Market located at Museum Siam.
BEAM ME UP: Nearly 50 world music talents will converge on Thonglor’s nightlife spot Beam for Beamfest, with six days of genre music from electronic and hip-hop to mor lam. Find live art performances and pop-up food stalls at the event broken up over the weekends of Nov. 17 and Nov. 24.
GET DRUNK, GET ZINE: A third round of drunken moments and hangovers you hoped would have been forgotten will be served by street photographer Graham Meyer with the launch of his photo zine Mao Mak Mag 3. Hundreds of photos, and audio installation and more will be exhibited Saturday through Nov. 26 at Jam near BTS Surasak.
HBD BRIDGE: An art space In the Shadow of the Ghost Tower celebrates its third birthday Saturday with a display of works by underground artists Beerpitch Pitchaya, Liam Morgan, Tae Parvit, Lolay and Yuree Kensaku.
NORLY? See the weird and sometimes humorous takes on the Gen Y generation by artists Sarun Cheurkrung and Mantana Apidet in paintings, videos and installations and more at Gen[whY?] Express[ions] now through Nov. 26 at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.
COSY/TRASHY: Two Italian photographers with appetites for atrocity, Fabio Polese and Gabriele Orlini, will open Maison Close, a shophouse-gallery with “sexy, cosy and trashy” principles with a creative bang on Nov. 17 at its debut exhibition The Wild Eye. Find it in Soi Charoen Krung 45.
KAFKA-KURIOUS: The biennial Unfolding Kafka Festival’s installations, films, performances and more is ongoing at several Bangkok venues through Nov. 22 and then for a couple days in Chiang Mai.
ASEANLGBT: Three docs on gender and identity issues in three countries – Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar – will show at 8pm on Nov. 18 at Club 18, a nightclub in the Nana-zone between sois Sukhumvit 13 and 15.
¡AY, CARAMBA! A tequila bar, outdoor cinema, piñata workshop, salsa classes, flamenco performances and music from Latin bands will transform Thonglor’s The Commons into the Latinorama Festival. The two-day fiesta runs from 10am until late Nov. 18 & 19.
TER-RIFIC: “Die Tomorrow,” the next film by beloved indie director Nawapol “Ter” Thamrongrattanarit, best known for “Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy” and “Freelance” (aka “Heart Attack”) opens Nov. 23 at theaters nationwide. The film is heavy on long takes and comes in six chapters inspired by peculiar fatalities reported in the media.