‘Events’ Category

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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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.


WTF 3rd Anniversary – What The Festival!

April 9th, 2013
April 2013, WTF Café & Gallery marks its 3rd year as a creative force in the arts for Bangkokians. We provide a platform for artists to exhibit creative work with thought-provoking and critical analysis of current affairs and social issues within and outside Thailand. From Kachain Wongleamthong’s first solo photography show to Indonesian artist Albert Yonathan’s delicate drawings and the group show by young new Thai artists “Brand New 2012,” as well as the current show by Oscar nominated film-maker and photographer Tim Hetherington, WTF has consistently embraced progressive thinking and pushed the barriers of what a small independent art space can sustain and present. 
What The Festival 2013 brings together more than 15 different creators and events to celebrate a very small location that is a great intersection of art, creativity and socializing.
On Friday 26 April 2013, from 6pm Christopher Wise, WTF Creative director and curator of Infidel exhibition will be talking about the exhibition as well as screening a documentary film “Which Way is The Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington,” a documentary film tribute to Tim Hetherington directed by Sebastian Junger. At 8pm, join Chef Jess Barnes of the upcoming Opposite Mess Hall for a pop-dinner that will showcase the sneak preview menu with support by FIN Wines, Beervana and Ketel-One. For those who are not hungry, join us in the infamous alley between Opposite and WTF to celebrate the launch of a new floating sculpture "Telemachus’ Heart" By Ketel One. Then late at night, join DJ Jorge and Gramophone Children for funk and 80s dance party tunes and visual projection.
On Saturday 27 April 2012, starting from 4pm the one and only Bangkok block party with Morlam music by Zudrangma records, BBQ sausages by Joe Sloans and special cocktail by Tiger beer and Ketel One. Later in the evening Dr Kathy MacLeod will return to What The Festival to read her latest comic and take patients in her booth for art therapy sessions for all poor tortured souls. Followed by screenings of experimental short films by Thai and international film-makers while we start screening the latest VDO art about "Gold" by renown Dutch based artist and curator, Moritz Edinger. To end the festival, Colin Cheney will host our favourite Bombyx stories 5 with the theme “I wish I never…” at Opposite Mess Hall. This will be the final Bombyx night before the "Best of" Bombyx event (featuring the winners of the last 4 events) to be held in early June!  And if you’d like to submit, contact bombyxstories@gmail.com ASAP with your proposed story idea.
Friday 26th April 2013 
Screening of “Which Way is The Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington,” 
18.00-20.00h  @ WTF Gallery 2nd Floor, Free entrance
A documentary film tribute to Tim Hetherington directed by his friend Sebastian Junger. Premiered at Sundance Festival early this year, it is a moving film about Hetherington’s unique way of looking at combat and insistence on telling stories involving true human interactions and never allowing  the neutral, objective journalist’s “code” to get in the way of connection to his subjects — often long after story was ”finished.” Follow by talk and Q&A by Christopher Wise, Creative Director and Infidel curator.
The film will be screened again at FCCT on 2 May and Opposite Mess Hall on 10 May 2013. For more information please visit www.wtfbangkok.com
"A Taste of Things To Come" Opposite Mess Hall Pop-up Dinner
20.00-23.00h @ Opposite Mess Hall
 Ticket 2,000 (excluding VAT) Baht for 35 seats only
With supported by Ketel-One and FIN Wines
Ordinary pleasures offered with uncommon care—that’s the reason for all the dust, banging, and buzz saw screeches coming from across the street. Scheduled to open in May as Opposite Mess Hall. Opposite Mess Hall will be a lively eating environment with sincere, unfussy, creative food. Join us for a one-night-only premier pop-up dinner for a sneak preview menu of what’s to come at Opposite Mess Hall. Jess Barnes will prepare a 9 tasting menu dishes. Each course will be paired with alcohol.
Tickets available at WTF Café & Gallery or info@oppositebangkok.com. For more information, please visit www.oppositebangkok.com
Launch of new public art sculpture – ‘Telemachus’ Heart” by Christopher Wise
20.00-22.00h @ Alley between WTF and Opposite
Free Entrance, sponsored by Ketel One
Please join us for the launch of our new public sculpture in the alley "Telemachus’ Heart". The heart is the sophisticated mechanism that performs the simple function of pumping blood throughout the body. Beyond this function the lump of muscle has been ascribed as the emotional storehouse of the body. It has been graphically idealized for special occasions, love of cities or affection online.  The heart is the engine that allows us to be, to fuel our consciousness and how we behave.  This heart is a reminder of simple things, our existences and connection to the ones we love.
You realize that life goes fast
It’s hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn’t go down
It’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning round
Do You Realize – that everyone you know
Some day will die
—Wayne Coyne; The Flaming Lips
DJ night by Jorge Carlos Smith and Gramophone Children
22.00-01.00h @ WTF Cafe
Free Entrance
Our own proprietor Jorge Carlos Smith returns to his turn table and will spin liberated funk, space-dimension jazz and Lusitanian Soul from 7-9pm. Followed by Gramophone Children with their 80s music and the visual mash up until late. Gramaphone Children, aka Jaree Thanapura, was born in Lexington, Kentucky,  spent his early childhood years in eighties America before relocating to family hometown  Bangkok, in the early nineties.   He is a  multi-faceted songwriter & producer,  tuned  and inspired  by 80’s funk, soul, electro, boogie, disco, hip-hop and glam.  Gramaphone Children’s  full-length album A-Huh-A-Huh released in 2010 is a precursor to his new single "Teenage Love,"  A full flavoured slice of  electro-funk with a heavy dose of synths  and tongue and cheek lyrics. The single also includes a remix by California based, filter-disco duo, Geisha Twins as well as a fully animated music video created by Thai animators from Hedgehog Studios.
Saturday 27th April 2013
Block Party
16.00-22.00h @ Alley between WTF & Opposite 
Free Entrance, sponsored by Tiger Beer & Ketel One
WTF Café, Zudrangma Records and Opposite Mess hall team up for a special night, one-and-only Block party in Bangkok. Join us from 4pm onwards for morlam music, BBQ by Joe Slones,  and VDO installation by dutch based artist, Moritz Edinger. Kids, parents, dogs, cats, neighbours are welcome.
Short Films Screenings
18.00-19.00h @ Opposite Mess Hall
Entrance Fee: 100 Baht
Once again we have selected the best of short films that came out in 2012 to be screened as part of WTF’s 3rd anniversary celebration. Among the five films to be screened this year are Curfew, Academy Awards winning short film about a depressed man who was asked by his estranged sister to take care of her 9-year-old daughter, and Death of a Shadow, a tale of a man stuck in limbo collecting shadows of the dead to buy back his own second chance at life, which won the top prize ‘Best of the Fest’ at LA Shorts Fest. 
Screening of video art "Gold" by Moritz Ebinger
19.00-22.00h @ Opposite Wall
Project GOLD was inspired by the artist’s experience as a young boy of eleven, discovering an abandoned gold mine in Ticino, Switzerland. After this discovery, he and the other children not only played in the area but also collected letters, found materials, decayed tools, and maps. This personal childhood experience: discovering, playing, innocence and adventure without being aware of the many meanings of gold and what gold is about, is the essence of project GOLD. Since its discovery, gold has the world in its spell. Because of its value, this metal caused misery, slavery, war and oppression. It is used as jewellery and for centuries alchemists sought in vain for its composition. It was and is the basis and value of our money. It is used in science, rituals and tools. How history would have been different if people had left this element in the ground. 
Reading and Art Therapy by Kathy MacLeod
19.00-20.00h @ Opposite Mess Hall and WTF for late comer
Entrance Fee: 100 Baht
" Why bottle up your crippling anxieties, shameful secrets, recurring nightmares, and paralyzing fears — when you can pour them out to our returning art therapist *, Kathy MacLeod? For the second year in a row, Kathy will listen to your troubles and transform them into an adorable cartoon. She’ll strip your personal demons of their power and give you a new perspective on the horrible feelings that keep you awake at night **.  Of course, it would be unfair of her to just make you pour your heart out without opening up herself. So to even things out, Kathy will give a reading of her most personal and painful but ultimately uplifting cartoon stories, beginning at [7  pm].
* Kathy MacLeod is in no way a licensed art therapist.
** Hopes, wishes, and dreams also accepted. "
Bombyx Stories 5 “I wish I never…”
20.00-22.00h @ Opposite Mess Hall
Entrance Fee: 100 Baht
Bombyx Stories is Bangkok’s showcase for uncommon, true-life storytelling in the tradition of the Moth. This will be the final Bombyx night before the "Best of" Bombyx event (featuring the winners of the last 4 events) to be held in early June!  And if you’d like to submit, contact bombyxstories@gmail.com ASAP with your proposed story idea.
*100 Baht entrance fee for entry in all events at Opposite Mess Hall on 27th April 2013*