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The Weekend Roundup: Top Things To Do in Phnom Penh THIS Weekend

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The Weekend Roundup: Top Things To Do in Phnom Penh THIS Weekend

The Weekend Roundup: Top Things To Do in Phnom Penh THIS Weekend

Everything you should be doing between now and Sunday evening.


What’s On The Menu?

Hedonism is very much the order of the day at Raffles’ oysters and whisky pairing night ($12; more info here), while Elbow Room welcomes its first guest bartender of the year: Aussie Samuel Tripet (more info here).

What’s On Stage?

Superstar comedians Gina Yashere and 84-year-old Lynn Ruth Miller perform at 3 Mangos tonight (7pm, St 360). Read our in-depth interview with Gina here.

In Tuol Tom Poung, Alchemy shows its appreciation for teachers everywhere with a top lineup of funk and Motown, courtesy of Rhiannon Johnson, Euan Gray, Larry Martinez, Toma Willen and Andrey (8pm – more details here)

Meanwhile, Rob Narciso plays a chilled acoustic set in the Botanico garden, featuring old and new classics as well as some original songs (7pm – more details here) and there’s funky Latin with Aymen Ghali at Bouchon (more details here).

What’s On Late?

It’s all about the Cambodian classics at META House tonight, with top tunes from the country’s Golden Era all night long (from 9pm; more details here)

In BKK1, Max Mason and Toke deliver feel-good house beats at Duplex (from 9pm, more details here).

Aaaaand the ever-dependable Pontoon features a set from French hip hop veteran Cut Killer (from 9pm; details here)

What Else?

The Rotary Club of Phnom Penh is throwing a huuuge fundraiser auction and party tonight at Chinese House, to raise money for their charitable work around the country. Read more about it here. Oh, and while you’re there, take a peek at Changing Paradigms, Karen Hartmann’s gorgeous exhibition of paintings.


What’s On the Menu

The best chefs in Cambodia battle it out to take top prize in six categories at the Culinary Championship 2018 (12pm-Midnight, Institute of Culinary Arts, St 139.

Or for something a little less highbrow, head to Secret Cafe’s all-you-can-eat seafood buffet for just $7 per head (6pm-10pm, St 19)

Looking for an excuse to dig out your favourite pair of jeans? Wear them to Miam’s Jean & Tonic night tonight and get a free G&T. Fair enough. (Details here).

What’s On Screen?

META House screens The Impassioned Eye: a powerful documentary about iconic photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (4pm; details here) followed by feature film Berlin Syndrome, an intense psychological thriller about a young woman who wakes up after a night of passion with a charming man to find herself locked in his house (7pm, details here)

What’s On Stage?

There’s a second chance to catch the excellent Gina Yashere and Lynn Ruth Miller at their Comedy in Cambodia gig tonight – this time, it’s at the teeny tiny Box Office. More info here.

Music-wise, take your pick from the lovely Lisa Concepcion at Botanico, Jazz at Alchemy and Road to Mandalay at Stage Bar.

There’s also fabulous Latin sounds from Los Panos at this week’s Bassac Lane street party… perfect for swinging your hips al fresco with a delicious cocktail in hand. More on that here.

What’s On Late?

Close your eyes and imagine you’re in Berghain at META House’s Sounds of Berlin night (details here), or unleash your Firestarter, Your Twisted Firestarter with Prodigy founding member Leeroy Thornhill at the CRA Takeover at Heart of Darkness (details here).

What Else?

Hosted by Britcham, the fourth Phnom Penh Ashes cricket tournament takes place today. The ticket price includes Raffles High Tea, free flow drinks and BBQ. More details here.


What’s On the Menu?

Chinese House serves up a sumptuous carvery lunch today, accompanied by the sweet, sweet sounds of Aymen Ghali and Roxanne Dumont (details here). 

Plus, it’s the final day of Phnom Penh Culinary Championship (see Saturday’s listings).

Or, kick back in the sunshine with a beer in hand at Eighty8 Hostel’s legendary pool party all afternoon (details here).

What’s On Stage?

A Nook for Rhyme Crooks reconvenes for another afternoon / evening of poetry, spoken word and performance – this time, featuring US poet Hedy Tripp – plus beats by Premo Sounds. Details here.

Later, head to Oscar’s On the Corner for this week’s instalment of rock’n’roll from house band K’n’E. Details here.

What’s On Screen?

Two top film choices at Flicks 1 today. The first is Cambodian thriller The Last Reel (12pm; $4)…

… and the second is Golden Globe-winning Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (7.45pm, $3.50 all day ticket)

Plus, at META House: told largely through her own words – letters she wrote to her parents while touring her music – Little Girl Blue is the definitive documentary on rock legend Janis Joplin. More info here. 

What Else?

Read Camp meets for another session, discussing Cambodia’s history and present day state (click here for details, including the reading list).

That’s all for this week! Check out full listings for upcoming events here, or click here to sign up for our email newsletter and get the Weekend Roundup delivered to your inbox every Friday. Sign up before 3pm on Saturday 20th January and you’ll be in the running to win two tickets to Leeroy Thornhill at Heart of Darkness! 

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