By THE NATION
Happy hour lasts all day and there’s also holiday roasts and live music. Pints of Tiger cost Bt99 and glasses of house spirits and wine start at Bt80.
You should book a table in advance at (02) 661 7417 (Thai language), (096) 037 1107 ( English) or email@example.com
Calmer times by the river
The Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort is a terrific setting for celebrating Songkran Saturday through Monday. Each evening there’ll be a Buddha bathing ceremony, contemporary Thai dancing, fresh seafood, barbecued treats and Thai specialities.
The Riverside Terrace Restaurant will be serving the cooling summer favourite khao chae – rice soaked in scented water with an array of toppings such as mango and ginger. Trader Vic’s on Sunday will have dishes from around the Pacific Rim and Thai favourites like khao chae, plus a bouncy castle and mini-buffet for the kids.
The Riverside Terrace evening buffet costs Bt1,499-plus and Sunday brunch at Trader Vic’s starts at Bt2,200plus, less for children. Call (02) 476 0022, extension 1416, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chuang back in the ‘Zone’
National Artist Chuang Moolpinit returns to the “Twilight Zone” he last explored six years ago, this time with an exhibition continuing through April 30 at the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre.
“Twilight Zone II” again interprets the day from dawn to dusk as a metaphor for the cycle of life, with death the inevitable culmination. The show includes 120 oil paintings, watercolours and sketches, both recent and reaching back to 1987.
Win a honeymoon
Prizes worth up to Bt150,000 and a dream honeymoon are on offer at “Weddings at Hilton: The Showcase” in the grand ballroom of the Millennium Hilton Bangkok on April 20 and 21. It’s a chance to meet wedding planners and other professionals.
The Millennium Hilton on the Chao Phraya River is close to the Temple of Dawn, Grand Palace and Chinatown. Find out more at (02) 442 2000.
Splash with Fatboy Slim
Major DJ talents Fatboy Slim, Tiesto and Steve Aoki are headlining the fifth S2O Songkran Music Festival at Live Park Rama IX in Bangkok from Saturday through Monday.
Also in the lineup are 1788L, 3LAU, Bassjackers, Cat Dealers, David Gravell, EDX, Illusionize, Netsky, Rave Radio, Robin Schulz, Said the Sky and Throttle.
Tickets are on sale at www.Eventpop.me/e/4957s2o.