The Queer Film Festival, which is taking place as part of Museum Siam’s “Gender Illumination” exhibition, is screening the movies “Malila” (“The Farewell Flower”) on Saturday at 6.30pm and “Leitis in Waiting” on August 25 also at 6.30pm.
“Manila”, which won the Kim Ji-Seok award at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival, is about Pitch and Shane, who are trying to heal the pain of their contemporary lives by reviving their old romance through the fabrication of a traditional Thai ornament made of leaves and flowers that symbolises love and virtue. “Leitis in Waiting” is the story of Joey Mataele, the leader of an intrepid group of leitis, or indigenous transgender women, who are fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in the South Pacific kingdom of Tonga.
Admission is free but reservations are required. Call (02) 225 2777 extension 410 or visit www.MuseumSiam.org.
Talking about love
Boys Kosiyabong and Nop Pornchamni introduce “Love Mentortainment”, an activity of first project in their newly-formed LIFEiS social business, at M Theatre on New Petchburi Road on August 25 at 1pm and 7pm and August 26 at 7pm.
It brings together couples for a talk show, coaching, musical and workshop led by lyricist, Boyd, and consultant Wara Meechuthon, as well as a show by various artists.
Tickets for two are Bt5,000 and Bt6,000 at Thai Ticket Major outlets. Find out more at www.LIFEiSgroup.org.
Rapping on 18
Thai-American hiphop outfit Thaitanium celebrates 18 years of making music with the concert “Unbreakable” taking place at Hall 105 of Bitec Bangna on October 12.
The hip-hop pioneers of Thailand, Khan, Day and Way, has never stopped following their dream. For the show they are teaming up with MC Big Calo and DJ Buddha as well as other veteran and new generation hip-hoppers.
Tickets are Bt1,500 and Bt3,200 (VIP) at www.Thaitanium.biz.
Boney M in the ring
Boney M – a Euro-Caribbean vocal group who achieved popularity during the disco era of the late 1970s – brings back the disco sound with a concert, “The Legend of Disco Bony M Featuring Liz Mitchell Live in Bangkok 2018”, at Hall 105 of Bitec Bangna on September 15, as part of their “Greatest Hits” tour in Asia.
Expect to hear “Rasputin”, “Daddy Cool”, “Gotta Go”, “Sunny”, “Ma Baker”, “Rivers of Babylon”, “Hooray! Hooray!” and “It’s a Holiday.” The Palace, featuring Saichon Radomkij, Anchalee Chongkhadeekij, Wasu Sangsingkaew, Sunthorn Sucharitchan, and Wongsakorn Rasamithat, is the opening act.
Tickets are from Bt1,500 to Bt6,000 at Thai Ticket Major. Call (02) 262 3456 or visit www.ThaiTicketMajor.com.