November, 2011

Verbal Kint: Live Benefit

November 29th, 2011

Friday 9 December

Verbal Kint, the alter ego of Keyser Soze — is the acoustic duo from Reno, Nevada. Keyser Soze has an original ska/rocksteady sound with strong jazz and soul influences. Saxophonist/vocalist Jammal “JT” Tarkington and guitarist Ryan Hall, blend spontaneity and self-consciousness, darkness and humor in their intimate, convivial sets. The group’s addictive sound has placed them in the position to share the stage with some of the best drawing headliners, including The Wailers, Ozomatli, The English Beat, Toots & the Maytals, Steel Pulse, The Skatalites and Burning Spear.

They will return to Bangkok once again to perform at the flood relief benefit night at WTF. Free admission but we’ll pass around the donation box. All proceed are going to Mercy Center, the non-profit organization helping over 4,000 children and communities of the many slums of Bangkok, who are severely affected by the flood and urgently need help.

Listen to Verbal Kint’s latest single!

More info on Mercy Centre or update on their flood situation.

Spiritual Jazz Night by Maft Sai

November 29th, 2011

Thursday 15 December,
10.30PM ‘til 1am — FREE!

The fabulous DJ Maft Sai of Zudrangma records will venture out of his normal music genre (our much loved, get out the dancing shoes, Paradise Bangkok and Isan Dancehall nights.). To cool down the troubled year 2011, Maft Sai presents Bangkok’s most experimental music night with his rare spiritual Jazz collection. Expect Archie Shipp, Yuses Lateef, Pharoah Sanders, Sun Ra, Dorothy Ashby, Norman Corner, Don Cherry, Steve Reid, Moondog, Philip Cohran, Gary Bartz and the likes. FREE ADMISSION: Seats are limited. First come, first serve

Make Someone Else Happy Hour

November 29th, 2011

All December, 6-10pm 

WTF would like to invite you to join our special campaign for flood relief “Make-Someone-Else-Happy Hour”. During festive December (except for special events) Sunday – Thursday, 6-10pm if you order any beer, wine (by glass) or our special cocktail menu, your 2nd drinks will be just half-price and the money that you spend on the half-price second drink will be donated to flood victims. Without thinking, the amount spent on drinks on a night out could make a great difference to those severely affected by the flood!

Think, drink, donate!

BANGKOK POETRY: The small, dark movie of your life

November 24th, 2011


Thursday 15 December

For this event, we’ll be across the soi from WTF at Opposite.

This happening’s theme is “The small, dark movie of your life.”

Each performer is asked to contribute a video (of his/her own creation, or something found/borrowed/stolen from YouTube or Vimeo)
that can be projected and accompany the reading/performance. Unexpected juxtapositions, surprising play between word, sound, and image is encouraged.

For this event, spaces will be given first to performers who engage the theme and take part in the film project. But if you have a dark, filmic piece that you feel wouldn’t work with actual film being projected, email me as well and I’ll keep you in the mix.

Interested? Contact us ASAP to reserve your place. All videos must be sent to us on later than December 8th to give us time to compile the materials.

If you know of other poetry/story-minded folks that might be interested in participating, please forward this email along to them.



November 19th, 2011
Exhibition by PROXY
30 November 2011 – 13 January 2012
Opening Reception: Wednesday 30 November 2011, 7pm
WTF is pleased to announce an exhibition of companion multimedia works by Proxy on the 2nd and 3rd floor of WTF Café and Gallery, curated by Josef Ng.

Taking an ambiguous, almost tragicomic stance in interpreting an assortment of loaded placeholders, objects themselves from the realm of visual communication – film, video and web – they examine with forensic obsession the traces of abandoned data that underpin both public and private sagas.

The show features Anthem, a video installation spliced together from discarded 35mm film fragments salvaged from the floor of the Siam Theatre, 07:21, a multi-element installation and (Opposite) View, a CCTV video piece. 

Anonymous Bangkok-based collective Proxy have been working in the realm of public intervention and media installation on the street and in art galleries since May 2010.

Their recent works include The End, a three-metre-high stencil painted onto the perimeter fence of the former Siam Theatre on May 19th, 2011, and Interruption, a rooftop intervention, complete with anthem, commercials and a screening of the epic Gone With The Wind.

The End, designed to imitate a movie end title slate and unavoidable from the BTS platform, greeted bystanders for four days before being painted over on May 24th. Interruption meanwhile, featured, alongside the first blockbuster to hit the cinema forty-three years previous, a yellow-jacketed usher and Hollywood searchlights that lit up the demolition pit. The piece ended with film sputtering out of the projector gate and the insertion of the title card: ‘Please Stand By. We apologise for the interruption.’

As Proxy work anonymously, their background data has been redacted.


BANGKOK POETRY: Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine

November 7th, 2011

Thursday 10 November

Originally scheduled for Opposite — the crowds and poets seem to be fleeing so come to an intimate night at WTF!

Bangkok Poetry’s November 10th “Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine” happening: if you’d like to perform, email us ASAP:


Slots fill up quickly! Bangkok Poetry is a reading series devoted to the lyrical, the risky, the unexpected.

Happenings are every six weeks.



RELIEF: Open again

November 2nd, 2011

Come on by to relieve flood anxiety! 

OPEN as normal Tue-Sun, 6PM-1AM