October Bangkok events: Midnight run & tennis

29 Sep 2011

October events in Bangkok include:

Thailand Tennis Open – Impact Arena (28/9-2/10, 10:00-21:00);
River City Auction – River City Mall, Bangkok (01/10, starts 11:00);
Amari Midnight Charity Run – Amari Watergate Hotel (08/10, midnight);
Make Noise, Not War! - Musical jam session at Nospace Gallery (10/10, starts 21:00);
Chulalongkorn Day – public holiday at Royal Plaza and all over (23/10, all day);

Sept 28 – Oct 2: Thailand Tennis Open
Where: Impact Arena, 99 Popular Road, Banmai Subdistrict.
When: 10:00 – 21:00
Bangkok's IMPACT Arena is the venue for the Thailand Open tennis tournament, part of the annual ATP Tour. More than 70 of the top male tennis stars from across the globe compete. The winner walks away with a cool US$644,500.

October 01: River City Auction
Where: River City Mall, Trok Rongnamkhaeng, Bangkok,
When: starts 11:00
This monthly auction, held at the River City Shopping Complex Auction House, is a fantastic place to source genuine antiques or traditional Thai handicrafts. Lots can be viewed for five days beforehand between 11:00 and 17:00.

October 08: Amari Midnight Charity Run
Where: Amari Watergate Hotel
When: midnight
This charity run is the only race in Bangkok to be held at midnight, but still brings a party atmosphere to the city. Competitors are offered a choice between 6km or 12km along closed, dark city streets. Entry costs from 300 to 1,000 baht and benefits a range of charities.

October 10: Make Noise, Not War!
Where: Nospace Gallery, Bangkok
When: 21:00 - midnight
Make Noise, Not War! Takes place on the first Saturday of each month and dedicated to solo artists, bands and jam sessions which create free unusual performances for Bangkok's young artist community at the Nospace Gallery.

October 23: Chulalongkorn Day
Where: Royal Plaza and all over
When: all day
Chulalongkorn Day commemorates the death of Chulalongkorn (Rama V), one of Thailand's monarchs, otherwise known as the boy king depicted in The King and I. Residents cover the Equestrian statue at the Royal Plaza with flower wreaths on this public holiday.

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