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Arts Culture Things To Do In November 2019: Literature Festivals, Concerts, Flea Markets And More

Things To Do In November 2019: Literature Festivals, Concerts, Flea Markets And More

Things To Do In November 2019: Literature Festivals, Concerts, Flea Markets And More
By Mika Apichatsakol
By Mika Apichatsakol
November 05, 2019
Exciting and enriching events not to be missed

1/11 Broadway In Bangkok

When: Saturday, November 16
Where: Aksra Theatre

If you love Broadway, don't miss the chance to catch two of the West End’s brightest stars, Daniel Koek and Harriet Jones, performing Broadway hits in Bangkok this month. Koek has played the lead role of Jean Valjean in the original production of Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre, while Jones you may have heard as Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera, performed at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London. Expect hit numbers from famed musicals like Wicked, West Side Story, Miss Saigon and, of course, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera and more. The two sensations will also be joined on stage by the winners of this year's RBSO Young Talent Sings Broadway Concert competition.

Tickets range from 1,000 to 2,500 baht and can be purchased here

2/11 Neilson Hays Bangkok Literature Festival

Photo: Courtesy of FB @neilsonhayslibrary
Photo: Courtesy of FB @neilsonhayslibrary

When: Saturday, November 16-Sunday, November 17
Where: Various locations

Commemorating Neilson Hay's 150th anniversary, the library is hosting its first-ever Literature Festival, inviting contemporary literary figures from all over the world to host readings and talks in four significant locations around town: Neilson Hays Library, the British Club, Chulalongkorn University and Chakrabongse Villas. Read more about the festival in our original coverage here and don't forget to reserve your seats to the events you want to attend. There will also be limited screenings and exclusive dinners as a part of the festival—this is definitely a festival to read up on and plan thoughtfully. 

3/11 Kafkaesque Films & After Talk

Photo: Courtesy of FB @unfoldingkafkafestival
Photo: Courtesy of FB @unfoldingkafkafestival

When: Saturday, November 16
Where: Goethe-Institut Thailand

In celebration of the artistic aesthetic paved by Franz Kafka, Goethe-Institut and the Unfolding Kafka Festival are screening two independent films, followed by a talk on Saturday, November from 11am to 4pm. The first film, a short film called The Flat, comes from the Czech Republic, while The Trial is director John William's take on Kafka's classic novel against a satirical context of Japanese bureaucracy.  

Admission is free but reservations are highly recommended as seats are limited. Learn more here

4/11 Maho Rasop Festival 2019

Photo: Courtesy of  FB @mahorasopfestival
Photo: Courtesy of FB @mahorasopfestival

When: Saturday, November 16-Sunday, November 17
Where: Live Park Rama 9

One of the most highly anticipated music festivals of the year—so anticipated that tickets started selling before any lineup was released—Maho Rasop Festival is finally here this month on the busy weekend of November 16-17. Thirty-three artists from all over the world are lined up, among them Bombay Bicycle Club, The Drums, Swim Deep and homeboy Phum Viphurit. Expect Bangkok's hip international crowd to turn up. 

Tickets can be purchased at

5/11 Very Festival

Photo: Courtesy of FB @thekooks
Photo: Courtesy of FB @thekooks

When: Saturday, November 16-Sunday, November 17
Where: Show DC Oasis Arena

If you're not attending the Maho Rasop Festival, then you're probably going to the other one: The Very Festival. Headlining acts like The Kooks, Nothing But Thieves, Sticky Fingers, FKJ and Pale Waves, The Very Festival is definitely giving festival-goers a run for their money. Running two days as well, the Very Festival is showcasing a total of 22 artists, including local indie rock favourites like My Life As Ali Thomas and Getsunova.

Tickets can be purchased at

6/11 Mumford & Sons Live In Bangkok

Photo: Courtesy of FB @mumfordandsons
Photo: Courtesy of FB @mumfordandsons

When: Thursday, November 21 
Where: Gmm Live House, CentralWorld

Thailand fans of British folk rock group Mumford & Sons have waited 10 years for this moment. The band will be performing at CentralWorld's Gmm Live House—their first concert in the Land of Smiles. Expect to hear hits like I Will Wait, The Cave, and Little Lion Man—swoon—up close and personal. 

Tickets are available at

7/11 Flea Market At The Princess' Cup Thailand 2019

When: Friday, November 22-Sunday, November 24
Where: The Royal Horse Guard Riding Club, Sanam Pao

Starting at 1pm each day, the Flea Market at The Princess' Cup Thailand tournament returns for those who love to shop vintage. Organised once again by the folks behind Made By Legacy, in collaboration with the Thailand Equestrian Federation, the flea market promises over 80 stalls of high-quality vintage wares, including furniture, fashion and handicrafts. In between browsing, refuel yourself with bites and drinks from the various food vendors who will also be there, or take some time out to simply enjoy some live music, which will include jazz, disco, funk and soul—all the kinds that'll make you want to "get on up!" 

The event is free for all and pet-friendly. 

8/11 Wellness Day At The Commons

Photo: Courtesy of FB @thecommonsbkk
Photo: Courtesy of FB @thecommonsbkk

When: Saturday, November 23
Where: The Commons Thonglor

Wellness junkies, as well as fans of The Commons Thonglor community, need to mark the 23rd on their calendar, as the co-habiting space is once again hosting its Wellness Day. While exact rundown of the day hasn't been released yet, you can always count on The Commons to provide at least three things: food, workshops and crafty markets. Stay tuned on The Commons' Facebook page or Facebook event for further details. 

9/11 Danish Christmas Bazaar 2019

Bang&Olufsen (Photo: Courtesy of FB @danishchristmasbazaarbangkok)
Bang&Olufsen (Photo: Courtesy of FB @danishchristmasbazaarbangkok)

When: Sunday, November 24
Where: Gaysorn Urban Resort

Christmas comes early with the Danish Christmas Bazaar. Supported by the Danish Women's Network, Dansk Kirke Thailand and the Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce, this novel bazaar is a great opportunity to experience the best of Danish design and craftsmanship, as well as arts and culture. Some of the brands making an appearance include Bang&Olufsen, Scanproducts and Georg Jensen. 

For more information, visit the Danish Christmas Bazaar Facebook page

10/11 The Taste of Music 2019 Charity Gala Dinner & Live Opera

When: Friday, November 29
Where: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Up for another concert this month? On Friday, November 29, the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is hosting a charity gala dinner accompanied by the great operatic sounds of tenor Fabio Armiliato, soprano Chiara Giudice and pianist Alberto Firrincieli. A black-tie affair, the event will be presided by the Italian ambassador and aims to raise funds towards elderly care in Thailand.

Tickets to the full course dinner with free flow wine and entertainment are priced 4,800 baht net per person. Click here to learn more about the agenda and to reserve your seat. 

11/11 Last But Not Least: Loy Krathong Consciously

BANGKOK, THAILAND - NOVEMBER 22:  A Thai woman prays before releasing her lotus raft into the pond to celebrate Loy Krathong on November 22, 2018 in Benjakitti Park in Bangkok, Thailand. Loy Krathong is celebrated on the evening of the full moon moon of the 12th month in the Thai lunar calendar, at the end of the rainy season when people across the country gather at lakes, rivers and canals to pay their respects to the water goddess by releasing lotus shaped rafts, called Krathongs, decorated with flowers,
Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images

When: Monday, November 11

Last but not least, we here at Thailand Tatler want to wish you a happy, safe and eco-friendly Loy Krathong next week. If you are planning to participate in Loy Krathong festivities, plan wisely. Always use a biodegradable, non-toxic krathong, but remember that an overload of biodegradable krathongs can also be harmful to the environment. For your own comfort and the sake of the environment, it's best to avoid the most popular Loy Krathong spots. Take our advice and arrange your own symbolic Loy Krathong celebration at home with close friends and family, limiting the number of krathongs used and being wholly responsible for the disposal of any of your krathongs afterwards. 

See also: Where To Eat, Stay And Play in November


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