‘Events’ Category

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.






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’!



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.


October 15 – DJ Scott Hess


RUMBUSTION: DJ Mike The Butcher

June 9th, 2014

Friday, June 13

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


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.

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


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
9pm @ WTF Bar – FREE Entrance
Special DJs curated by Jorge Carlos Smith will spin funk, soul  and jazz tunes from 9pm till late.
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. 
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.
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…


Dubmarronics: live music

November 27th, 2013

Wednesday 11 December

aka Marron from Kyoto, Japan. 
Marron is the originater of guitar electronica, uses a lot of pedals to make his unique sound. He made a big floor hit as dubdub on-seng (calypso on-seng) and as based on kyoto (flower) Marron released his solo album (voicing for example3) this year from shrine.jp. He also known as improviser. He invited MA japan improvisers festival in Belgium 2011, collabolate with Fernando Kabusacki, Bill Horist, Grey Fillastine, Chris Corsano, Yamamoto Seiichi, Katsui Yuji and so on.
As the producer side he produced the music of p.a.n (Performance group of Seattle), Max Hattler (visual artist of London), Holon (Performance group of Nagoya) and raised dokkebi award at chunchoen international mime festival 2006 as p.a.n.


(The End of) Rainy Season Sessions

October 15th, 2013

Every Friday for 5 weeks eclectic tunes & extraordinary brews!

WTF & Brew Dog present: //Musical sessions to chase those gray skies away//

Brew Dog craft beer: Dead Pony Club, Punk IPA, and 5AM Saint will be on offer buy-3-get-1-free.

Friday 18 October
Maft Sai // diggin’ in the crates

Friday 25 October
John Clewley // world beat

Friday 1 November
Masa Niwayama // caribbean soul

Friday 8 November
Live Band:
Wicked Lights

Friday 15 November
Christopher Wise // far flung funk

Bangkok Poetry: “Transformations”

September 17th, 2013

Thursday, September 26

Bangkok Poetry event on the theme of "Transformations." 

If you’d like to perform a poem, song, rap, film, short fiction, graphic novelette, email: bangkokpoetry@gmail.com . We’ll take the first twelve performers to get in touch with us. 


Live Music by Plastic Section

July 30th, 2013

Album launch
August 9, 9pm-late
Free Entrance – first in first serve

Plastic Section are a Bangkok-based raw roots rock ‘n’ roll band who are steadily gaining a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts in town.

Initially a solo project by Australian singer-songwriter Ben Edwards (also a member of Basement Tape), Plastic Section now includes renowned local musicians Put Wednesday Suksriwan on drums and Wannarit Pongprayoon on bass.

Plastic Section’s music is like an experimental, idiosyncratic update of the kind of crazy rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly and rhythm & blues created by musical mavericks like Bo Diddley, The Cramps, The 5678s and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

The band has just released their first official album with Panda Records.

This show at WTF will be Plastic Section’s official album launch party for their self-titled album, released by Panda Records in late July. Plastic Section — Ben Edwards, Pok Pongpyaroon and Put Wednesday Suksriwan — will perform the entire 15-track album live in a non-stop, high-energy rock ‘n’ rhythm revue. 

CDs will also be available at the show. Opening support act will be experimental solo guitar magician Wednesday.




DJ: The Dude

June 21st, 2013
Friday 28 June 2013
9pm ‘til late

Dj The Dude returns to WTF with his great vinyl collection. The Dude (Jerome Doudet) was born at the begining of the 70’s with a father djing in disco clubs. Raised in the swiss town of Geneva, he thrived in it’s alternative scene, playing bass from the age of 10 and spinning old Punk/Funk/Rock/Reggae in squat houses during 90’s. Playing bass in band such as Knut, Half Japanese, Imericani, Bionic and many more.
The Dude has been collecting records and djing for over 20 years; Resident dj in various Geneva venues such as the Madone Bar, Shark , L’Etage and promoter at the Zoo-Usine where he focused on performance art and experimental music. After many trips in India and South East Asia the Dude, always in search of new sounds, has sharpened his globe-spanning mix with far eastern psychedelic music and indian funk.