Lumphini Park will have a new resident as of today, in the form of the world-famous sculpture Wings of Mexico, created by Mexican artist Jorge Marín. This art project, currently on tour through Asia, represents the wings of the ‘Victory of Independence’, one of the most important symbols of Mexico City. The intention of this sculpture—a large rectangular metal frame with two enormous outstretched angel’s wings attached to it—is meant to be appropriated by visitors who, it is hoped, will take pictures of themselves interacting with it. The sculpture will remain in the park until April 2017.
Jazz lovers get set for American jazz singer Clairdee, performing live at The Living Room, located in the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit hotel (250 Sukhumvit Rd). Acclaimed for her inventive artistry and magnetic stage presence, Clairdee’s lustrous voice and soulful delivery transports audiences back to the golden era of jazz. She has shared the stage with artists as diverse as Boz Scaggs, David Sanborn, Dick Hyman, and the late, great Etta James. During her residency she will be performing with the Randy Cannon Group Tuesdays to Thursdays from 9:15pm onwards, and Fridays and Saturdays from 8:45pm onwards. Admission is B300 after 8:30pm.
The used-book sale at the Neilson Hays Library (195 Surawong Rd) offers bookworms the chance to browse thousands of fiction, non-fiction, and large format books in English, plus a selection of other languages, kindly donated by supporters of the library. This popular fundraiser offers books of all genres, with prices starting at just 20 baht. There will also be a special table with rare, old, and unusual books. Each day the doors will open at 9:30am and things will wrap up at 4pm.
Don’t miss seeing three great piano masters in a unique performance, with three pianos on stage, duelling with each other on jazz, classical music and famous soundtracks—including improvisations and solo pieces. Entitled 3 Piano Generations, the free concert features a pair of soundtrack composers, namely Luis Bacalov (The Postman), and Rita Marcotulli (Basilicata Coast to Coast), as well as Alberto Pizzo, an equally renowned performer and composer. The event takes place at Mahidol University, Music Auditorium College of Music (MACM) and begins at 4pm.
The ‘In the framework of Italian Guitars’ series at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) continues with a performance by Fabio Montomoli. Recognized by critics as one of the best classical guitar performers on the international scene, Montomoli amazes audiences with a powerful sound provided and a vast timbre variety. Admission is free and showtime is 7pm.