10 BANGKOKʼS FREE NEWSPAPER What's Jan. 26 - Feb. 8, 2018 NEWS HIGHLIGH TS! On? FOSTER THE PEOPLE READY TO ROCK AT MOONSTAR STUDIO Foster The People is the Los Angeles-based indie pop band, that had massive success with debut album "Torches". The LP was nominated for "Best Alternative Album" at the Grammy Awards. They will perform in Bangkok on Sunday January 28, which will be their live debut on Thai soil. The venue for the event is Moonstar Studio, which is based on Ladprao road. The song "Pumped Up Kicks" from their first album was multi- Platinum certified and won the "Rock Song of the Year" award at the Billboard Music Awards, which is where most people know them from. Regular tickets cost B2,600, and www.ticketmelon.com is the assigned agent. BANGKOK DESIGN WEEK 2018 The 2018 edition of Bangkok Design Week explores the theme of “the NEW-ist Vibes” by giving a platform to Thailand's creative and design community. They seek to share fresh and informative ideas for Bangkok. It runs from Saturday January 27 through to Sunday February 4. There are six categories that attendees can learn of: Creative District Project, Showcase & Exhibition, Symposium & Talk, Creative Programme and Business Programme, and the Creative Market. For a full schedule of events, you should visit the website: www.bangkokdesignweek.com. THE XX SET FOR BKK DEBUT, AT THUNDERDOME MUANG THONG THANI Bangkok's very excited to welcome The xx for their Thai debut! The band is made up of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith. The show will take place on Monday January 29, at 8pm - With Thunderdome, at Muang Thong Thani the chosen venue. The London-based trio have released three hugely acclaimed albums to date. Namely, their Mercury Music Prize winning debut xx, and then follow up, Coexist, which have sold in excess of 2.5 million copies between them! Since the release of Coexist, Jamie xx released his own debut solo LP, In Colour - which went on to become one of the year’s most critically and commercially successful electronic records. The group released their highly anticipated third album, I See You, earlier this year, to both popular and critical acclaim. Featuring a full production spectacular sound and light show, do not miss this rare opportunity to catch one of the world’s most sought after acts, at the very top of their game. For ticket information, you can visit website www.ticketmelon.com. Tickets are B2,800, and they still have limited availability at this time. WHAT’S HAPPENING Jan 26 Jan 27 Jan 31 Feb 4 Feb 7 Australia Day Party, at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel Have a Bonza Friday, celebrating in true blue Aussie tradition a fun sundowner on Australia Day! At The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, poolside. They'll have a BBQ, and a beer & wine open-bar, between 5-6pm. A free event! Thai Fight Bangkok, at Bangkok Metropolitan Authority It's time for the final round, as world-class Thai and foreign fighters vie for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, cups. The action gets going at 4pm. Entry is free. We Were Kings - Thailand Premiere, at The FCCT A must-see film for anyone who wants to understand Burma today. After years there, Alex Bescoby gives unique insight. Free, for Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand members. B450 for others. 7pm. www.fccthai.com. Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2018, at Rajamangala Stadium Around 30,000 runners from all around the world will join the first edition of the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok. 4 distances: 4km, 10km, 21.1km and a full marathon of 42.2km. www.amazingthailandmarathon.com. AustCham 2018 First Sundowners, at Mode Sathorn Hotel With a new year, comes new opportunities to make connections. AustCham and sponsors RSM welcome members and their guests, and anyone interested in networking, to the first Sundowners for 2018. 6-9pm. B1100 entry.
Showbiz NEWS HIGHLIGHTS! Jan. 26 - Feb. 8, 2018 BANGKOKʼS FREE NEWSPAPER 11 Maze Runner: The Death Cure Kim and Kanye name their new baby Kim Kardashian has revealed the name for the baby she has just welcomed with husband Kanye West, and it seems the family have returned to a geographical theme started with first daughter, North. The name of the couple's new daughter, born on Tuesday to a surrogate, is Chicago. Or 'Chi' for short. They also have a son, named Saint. The city of Chicago is significant, as it is where Kanye West grew up after he moved there from Atlanta, Georgia with his mother at the age of 10. The Maze Runner is an odd franchise. The films are so average that no one really notices when a new one reaches cinemas. It’s a world away from your Harry Potters and Hunger Games. After a rescue mission for Minho (Ki Hong Lee) fails, Thomas (O’Brien), Newt (Thomas Brodie- Sangster) and the others plan to break into WCKD headquarters. Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) continues to look for a cure to the disease, and the infected living outside of the city’s walls plan a full-scale revolt. As was the case in the previous installment, The Scorch Trials, the women are the highlight. Very predictable. Elton John announces his retirement from touring with farewell schedule Elton John has toured on and off over the years: he said he was quitting shows in 1977, only to become one of the first Western artists to play in the Soviet Union a year later. The man does it big always. This time, however, it looks as if he'll be off the road for good, as he announced at a press conference in NYC this week that he'll be retiring from touring. Of course, he will only doing so after a 300-date, three-year-long world tour he's dubbing the "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour. He intends to spend more time with his children. Margot Robbie scores a nomination at Academy Awards - Best Actress It is five years since Margot Robbie burst onto the big screen in The Wolf of Wall Street. Now, she has landed a first Oscar nomination for I, Tonya. The 27-year-old Australian jetted home from LA for the Sydney premiere this week, but it was the after-party she'll remember for the rest of her life. "It was wild," says Robbie. "Just as I was about to go to bed, the nominations started coming through.. And Best Actress, Margot Robbie! Everyone in the room started screaming, and crying!" Congrats. G floor, Groove CentraWorld 1881 by Water Library