‘Events’ Category

Requiem Without Words: In Memories of Vanished Souls

June 24th, 2020


In memory of vanished souls
Arrangement for string quartet by Peter Lichtenthal (1780-1853)
Pro Musica Quartet:
Tasana Nagavajara, Ruaychai Saengow Violins  
Omporn Kowintha Viola
Panyaphat Wongwechwiwat Violoncello 
Visual design by Jirawut Ueasungkomsate 
from the exhibition ‘This is Not A Political Act’, 2016
Thursday June 25th at WTF Gallery, Bangkok
T: 02 662 6246
Tickets 250 Baht with one drink
Limited & distance seats available by email reservation only
Requiem in D Minor, K 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, left incomplete at his death on December 5, 1791. Until the late 20th century the work was most often heard as it had been completed by Mozart’s student Franz Xaver Süssmayr.
Since Mozart’s Requiem was unfinished at the time of his death, it went down in history surrounded by an aura of legends. But aside from all the myths, its beauty remains. A gravely solemn and transcendent piece.
This fascinating arrangement for string quartet, one of many of its kind made in the early 19th century so that amateurs could re-create at home works they admired, is by Peter Lichtenthal, a doctor and writer on music who worked in Milan, where he knew one of Mozart’s sons. 
About Forced Disappearance in Thailand:
In Thailand, the truth could cost you everything. Freedom of expression is curtailed and those who were brave enough to speak out are silenced with violence. There are at least 86 confirmed cases of forced disappearances.
‘If our own freedom was taken away, what would be the righteous jurisdiction that can arbitrate “the absolute truth” when I see THIS but you see THAT?’ – Jirawut Ueasungkomsate 
Supported by 
SCG Foundation
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
WTF Cafe & Gallery
Faculty of Music Silpakorn University 

Food Pop-Up

March 4th, 2019

An irregular, but ongoing series of creative food events during 2019. Northern Thai Food and Portuguese so far…





Bombyx storytelling coming soon!

August 22nd, 2018

For one night only, Bombyx will be revived and kicking with the rich and varied voices of Bangkok’s storytellers…

Stay tuned — dates and theme to be announced soon for 2019

Verbal Kint: LIVE!

December 21st, 2017

Saturday 23 June 
9pm til late. 

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.

Free admission.

Bangkok Poetry REDUX

November 15th, 2017

Stay tuned for a January 2018 Bangkok Poetry night!! 


Oh! Ode : a performance project by Sasapin Siriwanij

July 28th, 2017

 For WhaT theatre and WTF Gallery and Cafe present: 
"OH! ODE" 

(Oh! What Joy, What Goodness, What Beauty Calls For Ode No.7012)

A performance project by Sasapin Siriwanij in collaboration with Surachai Petsangrot with a photography exhibition by Wichaya Artamat

*suitable for age 18 and above

Inspired by "The Test of Endurance" (Jarunun Phantachat, 2015), the project invites you to witness live sculpting of art in movement, an artistic height that celebrates the exemplary virtues and beauty of this very land where you set foot on – the goodness upon which we unmistakably agree 

18th, 19th, and 20th August, 2017 at 20:00 hrs
WTF Gallery and Cafe (Soi Sukhumvit 51)

Admission: 300 THB

(250 THB for advanced reservation with bank transfer by August 17th, 2017)


Details for bank transfer: 
KASIKORN BANK Account No. 003-1-60847-3
Account Name: For What Theatre by Sasapin Siriwanij

*after your transfer, please send us the transaction record and specify your desired date by posting on the page, sending a message to our FB page, or email us at forwhattheatre@gmail.com

For more information, please contact 081 593 9644 or forwhattheatre@gmail.com

Conceived, directed and performed by Sasapin Siriwanij 
in collaboration with Surachai Petsangrot

Photography and media – Wichaya Artamat

Stage manager – Chanida Punyaneramitdee

Dance instructor – Wilasinee Noikhonburi

General assistance and front of house – Ben Busarakamwong and Hassaluk Jantarapratin

Never Never Land — WTF 7th Anniversary Festival

April 19th, 2017
28-30 April 2017
WTF Cafe & Gallery, Bangkok
In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s a crazy world out there, and it’s not going to get better anytime soon. Since opening in 2010, WTF has always been a sanctuary from the wild-ness of the world. And not just for the guests: given what we’ve been through in the last 7 years in Thailand, opening a bar and running a political and socially conscious gallery is no easy ride. We, too, use it as an escape from reality. If it wasn’t for our little community and your support, we’d have long ago jumped ship. 
To celebrate WTF 7th Anniversary on 28-30 April 2010, WTF Café and Gallery will host What The Festival 2017 under the theme of “Never Never Land” — an imagined community or society that is capable of making its citizens happy. We want to celebrate our 7 years surviving the challenges of the world. So stop by to stop being negative! 
The festival gathers a diverse array of artists and creative talents to help shape our collective response to a changing Bangkok, a changing Thailand and a changing world. The programme includes: a group exhibition “Never Never Land” by a selected group of artists from Bangkok and beyond, the launch of a new wall mural, a Bombyx/Poetry reading, famous and no-name DJs, food, drinks at the original Block Party.
For drinks, WTF will create new cocktails using local ingredients and special booze to take our birthday spirits to another level.
Friday 28 April 2017, 8-10pm
Bangkok Poetry Reading “Never Never Land”
Free Entry
Bangkok Poetry is a reading series devoted to the lyrical, the risky, the unexpected. It has been housed at WTF and will be hosted by Wesley Hsu, one of the original founders long before he had a wife, 2 kids and a grown-up job. The theme of the night will be “Never Never Land” 
Saturday 29 April 2017, 1900-Late
Opening reception of Never Never Land Exhibition
Exhibition on view from 29 April – 20 June 2017
@WTF Gallery
Free flow of WTF’s new cocktail from 7-9pm
WTF Gallery invited 12 artists and thinkers, local and international, to imagine a world (either utopian or dystopian) by creating artwork based that will examine what the world would be like if one of the fundamental elements of how it operates suddenly disappeared. Would it be better or worse? Let your imagination decide.
If there was no corruption
If there was no nepotism
If there was no war/army
If there was no capitalism
If there was no money
If there was no fascism
If there was no democracy 
If there was no feminism
If there was no racism
If there was no prejudice
If there was no gender
If there was no WTF
If there was no religion
If there was no mankind
If there was no desire
If there was no internet
If there was no Facebook
If there was no difference
The works are created by: Prakit Kobkijwattana, Tada Hengsapkul, Saran Yen Panya, Wasted Rita (Portugal), Kathy Macleod, Colin Cheney (USA), Liam Morgan (CA), Sakarin Krue-on, Takerng Pattanopas, Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch, Jakkai Siributr, Varsha Nair
Launch of Street Mural by Marc Stuart
@WTF Alley 
Marc Stuart, born in 1985 in Barcelona moved to Bangkok in 2010. He studied graphic design and has worked in this field ever since. He is co-founder of KUOZ, a creative studio located in KLONG SAN. His work has been published in different publications such as Computer Arts or LeCool. His drawings are spectacular and bring a new perspective to street art. For the Never Never Land – WTF Festival, Marc will create his first street mural with dystopian concept
Film Screenings:
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
@WTF Alley 
DJs by Note Dudesweet x JoJo Trasher
9pm – Late
@WTF Bar
Bangkok’s two most prominent club promoters – Note from Dudesweet and Jojo Trasher will team up for the first time for WTF 7th anniversary to select music that will take you back to the good old days. Put on your dancing shoes and good attitude. Expect tunes from the 80s and the Third World. 
Sunday 30 April 2017
Film Screenings:
Utopia (with Laurel and Hardy) 
@WTF Alley 
Block Party
at WTF Cafe Alley and Studio Lam
WTF Block Party returns to the alley! To mark the Big 7, we’ll party all night long with BFF DJ Jorge Carlos Smith, DJ Bullit (Jarret Wrisley) and DJ Paolo Vitaletti. An electric mash up of old school funk, tropical Italian disco and obscure rap/hip-hop.
But the fun doesn’t end there. If you’re still hungry for more great music, move on to Studio Lam for the “After Armaggedon Party”. Known for Morlam and world music, Maft Sai and his team will curate a party that will takes you to a land where you’ve never been before.
FOOD We will gather a selection of Bangkok’s favourite street food. From Peppina’s Neopolitan pizza to scrumptious burgers from Daniel Thaiger, Crepes and cold cuts from Foo John, ribs from Spare Parts and special ice-cream from Hazel. Neighbours, kids, pets are all welcome.
WTF Café & Gallery
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110
BTS: Thonglor Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 4-10pm
For further information please contact:
Somrak Sila, Christopher Wise
Tel: (66) 2 662 6246, (66) 89 926 5474, (66) 89 926 5159
Email: somrak@wtfbangkok.com,


Good People, Good Words: Products

May 7th, 2016

Good People, Good Words products still available! 

"Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art." — Andy Warhol

After stonking success in Geneva, Perth, Birmingham, Gwangju and Cleveland, “Good People, Good Words” in partnership with Bangkok’s most groundbreaking space — WTF Cafe & Gallery — is finally coming to Bangkok to showcase their most iconic concept. 

With over 30 sq meters of clean white loft space, using Kinfolk as a role model, in an almost unique shophouse building, it is without a doubt an absolute first for Bangkok – the City of Angels Mahanakorn. Its huge variety of six or seven products is carefully curated and designed by their own designer, from fashion to homeware to sports equipment, encompassing T-shirts, tote bags, ashtrays, enamel mugs, water buckets, ping pong sets and two or three more must-have items. All designs are classy and unfussy to let the shape of the object speak for itself. 

The name “Good People, Good Words” is a reference to good people who speak good words that are well worth recording and collecting for the generations to come so they can learn of the wisdom and sacrifice of these heroes who have singlehandedly snatched the country back from the edge of darkness.

All products are limited edition and for sale at affordable prices until stocks run out. Come quick as the range is sure to sell out fast, and remember: any shop that just pops up might not be there tomorrow if some other good person with good friends urgently needs to build a mall there.





Visitor Information 

WTF Café & Gallery 
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110

BTS: Thonglor Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 4-10pm 
Free Admission

For further information please contact:

Tel: (66) 2 662 6246

DJs, live music, poetry and more!

March 3rd, 2016

Check our 
Facebook page
for upcoming events.

Always free, always fun!




RUMBUSTION: Bangkok Poetry w/ Jeffery Lewis

August 23rd, 2015

For this event, the theme is "Broken, Broken, Broken Heart" — a line we ripped-off from our special guest…Jeffrey Lewis! 

All of the performances spaces have been booked. But, if you’d like to be on the waiting list, please email: email bangkokpoetry@gmail.com . If one of the scheduled performers cancels, or doesn’t show, we will go to our waiting list. 
If you’re not familiar with him, Jeffrey Lewis is a phenomenal musician and comic book writer/artist from the U.S.. He’ll be performing a solo set at the end of the evening. Jeffrey Lewis will have artwork for sale as well! (If you dig him, be sure to check out his full band performance at Play Yard by Studio Bar on Thursday: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iab5jic68bc .)
Bacardi and WTF proudly present “Rumbustion” – a series of creative events sponsored by Bacardi to celebrate the the exuberance of rum!
WTF Gallery & Café showcases a carefully chosen and creative list of DJs, live music, food, performance, film and more! At each party we’ll feature a special Bacardi rum cocktail.