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What To Do In Phnom Penh THIS Weekend

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What To Do In Phnom Penh THIS Weekend

Top things to do in Phnom Penh from now until Monday morning.

Friday

What’s On the Menu

Do you love craft beer? Do you love drinking lots and lots of craft beer? With pizza? Head to Kingdom Taproom for this month’s TGIF event, with unlimited Kingdom beers and a Katy Peri’s pizza for $13.

Cloud on St 9 also has unlimited Indochine beer on offer for International Beer Day from 7pm – drink as much as you like for $10.

The excellent Justice Cafe on St 53BT, which supports the work of Cambodian changemakers, celebrates its third year anniversary from 7pm. There’s free punch from 7.30-8 and cocktails are $2 before 9pm.

Or if you prefer to mix business with pleasure, pop down to Rokku Sushi on Sothearos Boulevard for Britcham’s Friday Social, a business networking event (6-8pm)

What’s On Screen

Dam documentaries! META House shows two of them tonight from 7pm: The Great Gamble on the Mekong, about a controversial dam in Laos, and Damnation, about the shift in public perception against dam construction. It’s a hot topic in Cambodia today, too.

What’s On Stage

For jazz, check out Upside Quartet at Alchemy on St 123 from 8pm. For pop, there’s the perky Boxchords at FCC Rooftop at 8.30pm (Sisowath Quay). For acoustic covers and originals, check out Randy Cataluna at Tacos Kokopelli (St 19z), and for blues, you can choose between Jeffro Sills at 6.30pm at Farm to Table, or META House’s blues night from 9pm. Or do both.

What’s On Late

DJ Lyka plays Sharky’s Bar on St 130 from 9pm and at Pontoon, there are dependable Club Bangerz (sic) with DJ Gang and DJ Funkii Pro.

Saturday

What’s On the Menu

Sweet Lab on St 460 is doing a crepe deal (teehee) all weekend, with savoury followed by sweet crepes for $6. Later, tuck into BBQ in the garden at Eleven One Kitchen TTP (from 7pm, St 460)

What’s On Screen

Election pique your interest in Cambodian politics? A Cambodian Spring screens at 11.30am at The Flicks (St 95).

Over at META House, there’s the beautiful documentary The Eagle Huntress at 8pm, telling the story of Kazakstan’s first female eagle hunter.

In a blockbuster mood? Mission Impossible: Fallout shows at  3.20 and 8.40 Major Cineplex, Aeon Mall.

What’s On the Pitch

AFL fans should catch Cambodia vs Singapore at 11.30am at ISPP.

What’s On Show

If you haven’t already, drop in to see the Flaws exhibition, by Cambodian painter Tyl Kan at Java Creative Cafe (Sihanoukville Boulevard). Tan captures people at their most vulnerable through seven delicate paintings.

What’s On Stage

Gonzalo Rodino plays an acoustic set at the opening of Lot 369’s brand new BKK branch, on St 282, from 12.30-5pm. Later, The Rock Samples play at Sharky’s Bar (9pm, St 130)

Want to get on stage yourself? Head down to the open jam session at Cloud (8pm, St 9).

What’s On Late

There’s techno and rave tunes at META House from 9pm, DJ Admin takes a break from the festival circuit to play a set at Cub Love (St 278), and there’s a meet & greet with superstar Meas Sok Sophea at Raquia Club (St 217, 9pm).

What Else?

Anima Mundi hosts a day of creative workshops, including jewellery making and bodypainting, as well as jam sessions from 11am-6pm (corner St 135 & 460).

If you’re a barang and embarrassed by your rubbish Khmer, there’s a free class for beginners, at 12pm at Ath Cafe, Tuol Kork.

Sunday

What’s On the Menu

Atlas Grill on St 123 serves up unlimited BBQ, Sangria and Cambodia Beer for $20 from 6pm.

What’s On Screen

For some comforting Sunday nostalgia, catch The Neverending Story at 3.30pm at Flicks1, St 95.

Girl Rising, which tells the story of nine girls fighting the odds to achieve their dream around the world, shows at 4pm at META House.

And dystopian fantasy drama The Darkest Minds screens at 7.35pm and 9.50pm at Legend Cinemas City Mall, Tuol Kork and Meanchey.

What’s On Stage

Talented pianist Metta Legita launches her new album, Scenic Spirit, with a special concert at Chinese House, Sisowath Quay. The album is a collection of original compositions featuring leading Indonesian musicians as well as some stalwarts of the Phnom Penh music scene. Pre-gig cocktails at 5pm; the concert starts at 6pm.

You can also drop into Aeon Mall at 5pm or 7pm to catch traditional Japanese daiko drum performances.

What Else?

Feeling lucky? There’s a poker tournament at Poker Ace from 1pm-6pm. Or, for a more intellectual end to your week, join today’s session Readcamp Cambodia at 2pm YK Art House, St 830. This week, Professor Daniela Bordea gives a lecture on how language shapes the way we think.

That’s all for this week, folks! Stay safe, have fun, and see you on the other side.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Carl

    August 3, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Shaky’s or Sharky Bar?

    • Lindsey Kennedy

      August 4, 2018 at 1:36 pm

      Oops – Sharky’s Bar!

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