By THE NATION
The group keeps alive the music of the Andes, playing the quena, zampoa, charango and indigenous percussion instruments. The workshop is free but space is limited. The concert is by invitation only. Learn more at www.Music.Mahidol.ac.th/events/apuinka.
Paint an orchid
The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Sci-Art Network and Mahidol University Faculty of Science will host a botanical-art workshop, “The Beauty of Orchids”, on consecutive weekends from Saturday through August 26.
It’s open to 20 adults with watercolour talent and 30 youngsters aged eight to 12 years old. One group will gather every Saturday afternoon and the other every Sunday. Get the details at www.BACC.or.th/event/2035.html.
Romance at a romp
Evil Man Blues on the ground floor of 72 Courtyard Thonglor holds monthly speed-dating events, with the next one set for next Wednesday at 8pm. Participants chat with one another for six minutes at a time over gin & tonic before moving on to the next prospective paramour. Ten guys and 10 ladies will circulate in the space of an hour, scoring each partner on a card so hookups can be arranged later.
Admission is Bt300 and includes a shooter and two gin & tonics. Call (02) 392 7740, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to “EvilManBlues” on Facebook by Monday.
What So Not is hot
A Coachella headliner as part of the duo Flume, What So Not will perform at Beam at 72 Courtyard tonight at 9. Best known for “Gemini”, “Jaguar” and “High You Are” and collaborations with RL Grime, Skrillex and Dyro, What So Not topped the iTunes charts in March with his debut album “Not All the Beautiful Things”.
What So Not is actually Australian record producer Emoh Instead, except that his real name is Chris Emerson.
With fellow producer Flume he toured the world, playing festivals including Coachella, Pukkelpop and Lollapalooza. Book a table at (02) 392 7750.