By The Nation
Backstage’s first birthday
Backstage Cocktail Bar on Thonglor Soi 9 celebrating is first anniversary tomorrow with a steady stream of delectable mixed drinks all night along amid great tunes and merry company. Dress as your favourite famous character or just go as yourself. There’s no cover charge. Call (061) 519 5891.
Pioneer 23 starts Year 3
The 23 Bar & Gallery, originally located on Sukhumvit Road, is tomorrow marking two years at its current spot on Soi Nana close to Yaowarat. It was the first hip club to settle in what’s since become one of the most hip strips in town. Call (080) 264 4471.
The Rock Pub near the Ratchathevi BTS station is paying tribute to grunge icon Kurt Cobain tomorrow, with Madman, Nirvalung 2.0, the Layers and Pretty Punks performing renditions of Nirvana hits starting at 8.30. Entry with a drink is Bt300. Call (099) 1915 666.
Juany Bravo heads to 8
Juany Bravo, part of Bangkok’s exciting new breed of DJ-producers, will be making his debut tomorrow at 8 on Eleven on Sukhumvit Soi 11. It’s also his birthday weekend, so he’ll be extra generous with the electrifying house, tech house and cutting-edge techno. It’s free to get in. Call (093) 421 1991.
Base catches Ikono’s beat
Base Bar on Sukhumvit Soi 18 has Ikono in charge of the deep-bass thunder tomorrow. Emerging from Italy’s underground punk and metal scene, the DJ has continued his trip with terrific forays into electronic music, warming up audiences for all kinds of major overseas stars. Entry is free. Call (099) 401 4421.
Planet of the Fruits!
The sensational Pangina Heals and her crew are taking over 8 on Eleven on Wednesday for the first Planet of the Fruits weekly party. Experience a night of intoxicating entertainment and get a taste of something totally different and exciting, including silent dating for boys.