Published on September 7, 2007
Top Thai artists, including Koh Mr Saxman, Jennifer Kim, Sobchai "Ford" Kraiyurasen, Radklao Amaradit and Surachai "Ta" Wongbuakao, will perform HM the King's compositions, including "Candlelight Blues", "HM Blues", "Near Dawn" and "Love at Sundown". Ticket prices range from Bt600 to Bt3,000.
The festival continues at 7.30 on Wednesday, when the Embassy of India presents the female percussion ensemble Anuradha Pal's Stree Shakti and classical Kathak dance by Pallabi De's troupe. Ticket prices range from Bt300 to Bt1,200.
The festival runs until October 11. For more details, see www.thaiticketmajor.com or call (02) 661 6835-7.
Celebrity chefs and winemakers are jetting in for the Eighth World Gourmet Festival, running from Sunday until September 16 at the Four Seasons Bangkok.
Chef Patrizia di Benedetto of Sicily's Bye-bye Blues restaurant and Paul Wilson from The Botanical in Melbourne and Michael Ginor of New York's Hudson Valley Foie Gras are featured on opening day.
Other highlights include wine tasting by Peter Gago, chief winemaker at Penfolds, chef Romain Fornell from Barcelona's Caelis Barcelo, Daugalas Rodriguez of London's Gaucho restaurants and Chef Susur of Susur and Lee in Toronto. Dinner prices run from Bt4,000 to Bt5,800.
Learn some new tips and techniques in informative cooking classes held at noon and 6.30pm daily at Montathip Court. Fee is Bt1,750 for each class.
For reservations and more details, call (02) 250 1000 ext 1517 or visit www.fourseasons.com.
This year's Silpathorn Award winners are featured in a show at the Queen's Gallery, featuring works by artists Rirkrit Tiravanija, Vasan Sithikat and Pinaree Sanpitak, director Thunska Pansittivirakul, writer Siriworn Kaewkan, composer Narong Prangcharoen and performer Nimit Pipithkul.
The artists will give talks from 1pm to 4pm on on September 22.
The exhibition runs until September 30. The gallery is on Rajdamnoen Klang Avenue, open from 9am to 7pm daily except Wednesday.
For more information, call (02) 281 5360
Welsh rockers Funeral for a Friend make their
Bangkok debut to promote their album, "Tales Don't Tell Themselves", at 6.30pm on Sunday at Baryantree Maxx on Ratchadapisek Road.
The quintet comprises lead vocalist and guitarist Matt Davies, bassist Gareth Davies, drummer Ryan Richards and guitarists Kris Coombs-Roberts and Darran Smith. With their third full-length studio album, the band has scored hits with the songs "Into Oblivion (Reunion)", "On a Wire" and "The Sweetest Wave". Winners of the "Best UK Newcomer" award from Kerrang magazine in 2003, the band performed at the Leeds Festival and on the NME Awards Tour and has toured with Linkin Park. Tickets are Bt1,000 and Bt1,200, available from Thaiticketmajor.
For more information, call (02) 262 3456.