‘Events’ Category

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.
 
PROGRAMME
 
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” 
 
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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
 
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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
 
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Film Screenings:
Metropolis
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
8-11pm
@WTF Alley 
 
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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. 
 
 
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Sunday 30 April 2017
Film Screenings:
Delicatessen
Utopia (with Laurel and Hardy) 
8-10pm
@WTF Alley 
 
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Block Party
1600-late 
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
www.wtfbangkok.com
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.

 

 

 

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Visitor Information 

WTF Café & Gallery 
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110
www.wtfbangkok.com

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!

 www.facebook.com/wtf.bangkok

 

 

RUMBUSTION: Bangkok Poetry w/ Jeffery Lewis

August 23rd, 2015
September 
8PM
FREE
 

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 .)
 
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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.
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Stay Tuned for AKA-WTF 5th Year Anniversary

March 10th, 2015

May 29-30, 2105
Sponsored by Bacardi!

 

Notorious for innovative art & culture programming and craft cocktails, WTF will celebrate its 5th anniversary by working with artists and craftsmen in Bangkok to create a 2-day festival.

WTF is a gallery Also-Know-As a great neighborhood bar, thus the aim of this year’s festival is to showcase Bangkok’s fast growing art & craft scene by blurring the borders of celebarted local creative minds.

We will encourage artists and craftsmen to be Also-Know-As — to embrace their discomfort zone and cross the line into another area that they are not normally familiar with or known for, in order to create a one-off art and craft product or performance with the extra spice of the unexpected

and a sense of play. We want to challenge both creators and viewers to unleash their imagination in an area of creativity unknown to the public.

 

STAY TUNED!



 

 

 

RUMBUSTION: DJ Scott Hess — Dusty Grooves

November 13th, 2014

From Italo-disco to funkadelic and beyond. An all vinyl set will provide the vibrations for a whole lotta shaken’ and groovin’!



FREE ENTRANCE



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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.

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October 15 – DJ Scott Hess

 

RUMBUSTION: DJ Mike The Butcher

June 9th, 2014

Friday, June 13
9:30pm

DJ MikeThe Butcher brings the fresh cut sounds of the Caribbean & Central America & Nu-Yorcian Latin Boogaloo. Ready to grind some!!

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Bacardi and WTF proudly present “Rumbustion” – a series of creative events sponsored by Bacardi to celebrate the the exuberance of rum! Summer has arrived and we want will concoct creative & quality rum cocktails and throw rum-busting parties with well-curated and diverse performances by local and international artists.

Every other weekend at WTF Gallery & Café showcasing 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.
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June 13 — Fresh Cuts 100% Vinyl

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rum·bus·tious (r?m-b?s′ch?s)
adj.Uncontrollably exuberant; unruly:

 

What The Festival 4

April 8th, 2014

WHAT THE FESTIVAL 2014

April 26-27

It’s been four creative, fun, inventive years since WTF Cafe & Gallery opened it’s door to Bangkokians. We have always attempted to be a place where conversations and free expression can happen through our creative activities. We’ve continued to provide a platform for artists to exhibit creative work and allow thought provoking and critical analysis of current affairs and social issues particularly in this time of conflict. And if pondering conflict gets too stressful we hope also to be a great place to unwind with our creative cocktails. 

To celebrate our 4th anniversary we’ll be putting on a small celebration of the things we do best: art, performance, music, food and drink.

  

 
Sat 26 Apr 2014
 
DJs
9pm @ WTF Bar – FREE Entrance
Special DJs curated by Jorge Carlos Smith will spin funk, soul  and jazz tunes from 9pm till late.
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BOMBYX
10pm @ Opposite Mess Hall
Ticket 200 Baht
 
For one night only, Bombyx will be alive and kicking at this year’s “What The Festival,” with the rich and varied voices of Bombyx storytellers on Saturday,  April 26 at 10:00 pm @ Opposite Mess Hall.  The theme is “Epically Curious: (Mis)Adventures in Food and Drink.”
 
From the apple that started it all to Dionysius getting his drink on, from “Tampopo"” noodle slurping to lusty feasts at Winterfell, our imaginations have been captured by food, drink, and all the love, passion, heartbreak and hilarity that go with them.

What story will you tell to capture ours? That first dinner with your wife’s scowling mother?  An experience with home-brewed absinthe that went horribly wrong? Can you dish up some dish on dishes that would uncurl Anthony Bourdain’s hair?  
 
In a food-obssessed town like Bangkok, everyone’s got a story and we’re hungry to hear yours.  Send us your pitch by April 12 — we’ll read all the submissions and let you know if you’ve been selected as one of the night’s storytellers by April 17.
 
If you want to perform but are nervous, as always we’re here to help (all coaching comes with a self-confidence salad and a side of moral support).
 
To submit, tell us in a single sentence what your story is about, along with any other details, and email that to us: bombyxstories@gmail.com. 
 
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Sunday 27 April 2014


Block Party by Bacardi
16.00-22.00h @ WTF and Opposite Mess Hall
Free Entrance
 
Bacardi in partnership with WTF Café & Gallery, Zudrangma Records and Opposite Mess hall team up for a special night, one-and-only Bangkok block party. Join us from 3pm onwards for a selection of short film screenings, special performance of Bangkok Paradise Morlam International Band Acoustic Session, Food and drinks by Opposite Mess Hall, Bacardi Rum, Beervana and special food stalls from our food-obsessed friends! Kids, parents, dogs, cats, neighbours are welcome.
 
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Short Films Screenings
17.00-17.45h @ Opposite Mess Hall
Free Entrance
 
Once again we have selected the best of short films that came out in 2013 to be screened as part of WTF’s 4th anniversary celebration. This year we are screening 3 short films including “That Wasn’t Me,” an unnerving look at the issue of child soldiers in Africa that won Spain’s Goya last year and received political backing from various NGOs, “Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?”, a comedy from Finland about an overwhelmed mother trying to rush her disorganized family out the door for a friend’s wedding, and “Helium,” the winner of the Academy Awards this year for live-action shorts which tells a story of a terminally ill boy who is bored with the idea of heaven until he meets a janitor who concocts an alternative version of the afterlife.
 
Morlam International Band Acoustic Session
18:30 @ on the alley
Free Entrance
 
 

 

Business as Usual

January 10th, 2014

We won’t shut down next week. We need to support our customers, employees and vendors. Across Bangkok workers need to get to work so they can pay rent; kids need to go to school; employers need to pay their employees; mail, packages and goods need to be delivered for business to run; doctors and nurse need to get to hospitals to care for the ill. Our lives in Bangkok need to continue regardless of your opinion towards current affairs.

If any other businesses feel the same — please feel free to grab the logo and tell everyone calm life in Bangkok can and will go on.

 Stay tuned for “Business as Usual” specials…