HBDWTF: Thonglor Art Bar Turns 7 with 3-Day Party

Photo: WTF Bar & Gallery / Facebook

BANGKOK — Head over to the Thonglor area for a three-day fete at a booze and art refuge which will celebrate its seventh birthday with poetry, music, art and more.

Having been around the city’s underground art scene since 2010, WTF Gallery and Cafe will host its three-day What The Festival 2017 under dystopian theme “Never Never Land.”

On April 28 group of artists led by Wesley Hsu of Bangkok Poetry will gather to read poems out loud. On April 29, the venue invites 12 artists including illustrator Kathy MacLeod, light artist Liam Morgan, and installation artist Sakarin Krue-on to portray dystopia. Graphic artist Marc Stuart will liven up the walls around the bar with a street art mural, followed by two film screenings: “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” and “Metropolis.”

DJ Note of Dudesweet and Jojo from Trasher will team up to spin some discs from 9pm until late at the bar. Free-flow cocktails will pour 7pm to 9pm.


The festival’s last day will screen more films: 1991 post-apocalyptic black comedy “Delicatessen” and French-Italian comedy ensemble “Utopia” (1951). The party will end with a block party, DJ Jorge Carlos Smith, DJ Bullit, DJ Paolo Vitaletti bringing some oldskool mash ups, funk, Italo disco, hip hop and more.

But that’s not it.


Revelers are invited to relocate to Studio Lam a few meters away for “After Armageddon Party” with mor lam music by DJ Maft Sai and his team.

Admission is free for all three days. The event runs from April 28 through April 30. WTF Gallery and Cafe is located on Sukhumvit Soi 51 and can be reached by foot from BTS Thong Lo.