February, 2011

What The Festival: Short Films FREE!

February 26th, 2011

Saturday 30 April, 6pm – FREE

Lost & Found: A Collection of Short Films



As part of a celebration of WTF Cafe & Gallery’s first anniversary, we have selected 4 of the Academy Award winning short films from the last few years to be screened in an intimate setting on the second floor of WTF. The films were selected under the theme ‘Lost & Found’ as they all portray stories of our tendency to get lost from time to time and our desire to find somewhere we belong, each in its own unique way.

 
The New Tenants, a story of two men on their first day of moving into a new apartment. Four people knock on their door, each looking to find something; whether a husband looking for a man who slept with his wife or a drug dealer looking for his possession. None of them found what they were looking for and this turned into a story that’s both funny and terrifying. It won an Academy Award for best live action short film in 2010. 
 
Directed by Joachim Back. Running time: 20 mins.
 
The Lost Thing, a story of a boy who discovers a bizarre looking creature that seems to be completely lost in a world where people barely notice its presence and are unwilling to entertain this uninvited interruption to their daily lives. The boy seems to be the only one who emphasizes with the creature and sets out to find a place where it belongs. It won an Academy Award for best animation short film in 2011
 
Directed by Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan. Running time: 15 mins.
 
Toyland (Spielzeugland), a story that takes place in 1942 Germany during the Holocaust. A German mother frantically searches for her son who might have decided to accompany his Jewish friend to a Nazi concentration camp because of a little white lie she once told him that these Jewish families are simply moving to Toyland. It won an Academy Award for best live action short film in 2009. 
 
Directed by Jochen Alexander Freydank. Running time: 13 mins.
 
God of Love, a classic story of the ultimate human search: the search for true love. It is a comedy that follows the adventures of a lovestruck, louge-singing darts champion who finds his prayers are answered – literally – when he mysteriously receives a box of love-inducing darts. It won an Academy Award for best live action short film in 2011. 
 
Directed by Luke Matheny. Running time: 18 mins.
 

 

Viva La Vita – Italian Night

February 20th, 2011

Friday 25th February, 7PM

WTF will celebrate the night with all things Italian. Not only because we think both Thai and Italian politicians are so much alike, we also don’t know any other countries’ citizens who dislike work as much as Thais and Italians. We’re made for each other!

Come over for Dante, Opera, Grappa, Spritz, Chianti, Pizza, Vespas and Nicola!

 

FREE BAR SNACKS by La Bottega di Luca!
Mini-foccacia, summer salads, eggplant parmigiana mini-sandwiches and more!!!


WTF: Top 10-BKK Nightlife>The Best of NileGuide

February 9th, 2011

Top 10: Bangkok Nightlife: The Best of NileGuide

The ever expanding and excellent travel reference website, The Nile Guide, discovered us early.
And still takes a shine—WTF named in top 10 of Bangkok nightlife.

THANKS!

 

Reggae/Soul/Funk & Old school by DJ Neon Buffalo

February 8th, 2011

Friday 11 February, 9pm ‘til late


Reggae/Soul/Funk and Old school HipHop by DJ Neon Buffalo

 

DJ Neon Buffalo, Bangkok best’s funk DJ and a long term Bangkok resident who has regularly been stopped by cops on the street while with his dreadlockd friends, will be compiling his favorite sounds of reggae, soul, funk and old school hip-hop. Expect The Wailers, Toots & The Maytals, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Tribe Called Quest and many more. Bring your groove!

 

Barfly: Best Bars of 2010

February 3rd, 2011

FROM BK MAGAZINE

WTF Bar & Gallery

7 Sukhumvit Soi 51 ,02-662-6246. Open Tue-Sun 6pm-1am. BTS Thong Lo. www.wtfbangkok.com

Tucked inside a narrow lane off Sukhumvit Soi 51, WTF is a cool, intimate spot favored and frequented by unpretentious hipsters. The ground floor of this retro shophouse sees a small corner bar with retro touches like old movie posters, an old-school bench seat and flowery tiles. We particularly dig their inventive cocktails (try the absinthe-infused Van Gogh, B200) and the lack of popsanova). Head there early to ensure a table if you’re too self-conscious to stand around.

AND 4 more, congrats to you too!

 

 

Bangkok’s Newest Hotspots: T+L USA

February 3rd, 2011

These new Bangkok hotspots are worth a visit.

 
From February 2011 By Jennifer Chen
Eat It
The fiery green curry lobster with coconut milk and Thai basil at Nahm (dinner for two $75), an exciting newcomer from Australian chef David Thompson.
 
See It
Up-and-coming video installation artist Sutthirat Supaparinya’s politically inspired solo show at WTF Café & Gallery (through March 9), a new bohemian-style bar and gallery.
 
Book It
The new St. Regis Bangkok (doubles from $285), with teakwood floors, Thai silk furnishings, and the city’s best views. Our favorite space: the sleek, gray-on-white room 2102 on the 21st floor.
 
Buy It
Cult local designer Matina Sukhahuta’s Taj Mahal–inspired enamel and gold-plated silver cocktail ring at Matina Amanita Mansion (rings from $100), which specializes in whimsical baubles.

PARADISE BANGKOK 9 — 2nd Anniversary!

February 3rd, 2011

Saturday 5 February, 9PM

Come & celebrate 2nd Year of Paradise Bangkok with us, more un-played Luk Thung & Molam tune than any Paradise!

‘Djs Maft Sai and Chris Menist combine their ‘ZudRangMa’ and ‘Right Side of Left’ radio shows into a new live experience, to bring you the broadest selection of music in Bangkok: from tough Jamaican roots, and raw Funk to the deepest Molam and Far Eastern Psyche, ‘Paradise Bangkok 9′ is the ninth of a series of this unique events in the Thai capital. Bring dancing shoes and an open mind!

 

 

Door: 250 Baht + 1 Beer & 1 Ya Dong + PB9 mix cd for first 50 + 2 years anniversary records bag.