If you’ve never seen The Godfather, take this opportunity to see it tonight on the big screen with popcorn, booze and maybe a Godfather pizza (yes, you can order it to the theatre!). This classic mafia film by Francis Ford Coppola starring Al Pacino and Marlon Brando is gorgeous and has so many oft-quoted lines that you probably didn’t even know where they came from. It won best picture, best actor, best adapted screenplay and was nominated for a bunch more. Plus, it sets the stage for the sequel (showing next week at The Flicks), which is also phenomenal (and arguably better).
8pm, The Flicks, St. 95
After wowing the audiences at several open mic nights, Alisha is now giving her first solo performance. She’ll sing smooth soul music to accompany her acoustic guitar.
7pm, Cloud, St. 9
For eclectic, dancey, classic rock, reggae and blues, check out The Usual Suspects.
7pm, Alchemy GastroPub, St. 123
Jazz and the City is playing songs from the Ella Fitzgerald songbook. Intan Andriana will bring her voice to life, supported by James Atkinson on piano and Andrey Meshcheryakov on bass.
7:30pm, Green Pepper, St. 370
Bassac Lane (the little street of bars and restaurants off of St. 308) is holding outdoor concerts again! On stage tonight is acoustic pop group The Boxchords, the foursome that makes playful covers of well-loved tunes.
8:30pm, Bassac Lane
Whisky Got Groove is taking over the stage at Duplex Belgian Tavern. They play classic rock, blues, retro, funk and reggaeton – but honestly, with a great name like that, did you need to know?
9pm, Duplex Belgian Tavern, St. 278
Jazz trio Major/Minor (in which one of the rhythm instruments is a ukulele!) is performing at Ege’s. The $3 entrance fee goes to the band and includes a free beer.
9:30pm, Ege Bar, St. 460
Free comedy show at The Box Office. Can’t tell ya the lineup, but it’s organized by Comedy in Cambodia, which is basically a guarantee for funny.
7:30pm, The Box Office, St. 244
Good Times’ weekly art venture features a travel photo exhibition by Yuri Matoszko and music by four DJs and live electronic performers LXR Project.
6pm, Good Times, St. 172
In an effort to gain more art lovers, Sra’Art draws on a flush market – the drinkers. At their Art and Wine Pairing, the gallery’s curators pair wines to be enjoyed with pieces in its current exhibition “La Stanza”. The $25 entry includes a full tour, ten wines and tapas.
6:30pm, Sra’Art, Sothearos Blvd.
For your post-work Friday night come down, head to the Sundown Session at Sundown Social Club for groovy disco and soul music by two DJs (Sound Advice and Jack Malipan) and free IPA beers by Harvest Craft Beers. Well, you can get one free beer. Then you have to pay. Still, it’s a nice welcome.
5–11pm, Sundown Social Club, St. 440
Latin dance night at Azure tonight will be a masquerade (ooh lala!). Their invite says if we have to wear masks, then we might as well make a party of it (good attitude!). There’s free drinks on offer to those wearing the most creative masks. For the WOW factor, Hande Gulacar will do fire and acrobatic performances. And of course it’s a dance party; DJ Andres Velasco will spin the salsa tunes all night.
8pm, Azure Bar and Grill, St. 123
Riddim action. Three DJs (Shagzy, Moto and Kibosh) are taking over HClub’s decks for a dancehall/drum ‘n’ bass/reggae/jungle dance party.
9pm, HClub, St. 308
The Kimsan Twins are chefs and co-owners of a hit restaurant in Siem Reap that is entirely run by women and with a monthly menu of Cambodian-inspired food developed according to what’s in season. They’re in Phnom Penh this weekend, taking over Le Moon’s restaurant as part of its 10-year-anniversary. The six-course meal is $47.
6:30pm, Le Moon Rooftop, St. 154
Meta House has an interesting book launch set up for tonight. Journalist Sebastian Strangio, author of Hun Sen’s Cambodia, will be discussing his latest release, In The Dragon’s Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century. But he’ll be answering questions via video conference from Australia!
7pm, Meta House, St. 244
Meta House has the coolest film lineup for the evening – a trio of Cambodian rock docs. Sleepwalking Through the Mekong follows LA band Dengue Fever as they visit the home country of their lead singer for the first time. The Golden Voice is an homage to wonderfully talented yet doomed singer Ros Sereysothea. And Why We All Love Sinn Sisamouth is a short little ditty that captures exactly what the title promises.
7pm, Meta House, St. 178
Austin, Texas native Clay George has a “deep, sonorous voice and a silky-smooth guitar picking style” (can’t beat that description). He’s playing in Botanico’s backyard garden.
7pm, Botanico Wine & Beer Garden, St. 29
Mmm. Talk about a show that sounds delicious. Indian fusion band Prerna is performing at Cloud tonight while also serving up homemade chicken and potato biryanis. And the band member/chef, Pervez Gulzar, is also a restauranteur so you know they’ll be tasty.
8pm, Cloud, St. 9
It’s the end of Movember, and there’s a few musicians that want to show off their newly grown mustaches. Psykic Elektric (not seen on stage since the end of October) will debut their staches along with their new wave, funk rock sound. And then Initial G and Mike Dynamo (both of Hypnotic Fist Technique and Funan Beat Empire) will show off their rapping game together as Initial Dynamo. $5 entrance goes directly to the bands and includes a beer.
8:30pm, Boran House, St. 310
Mic Drop Karaoke is the chance to sing along to your favourite songs with the support of professional lighting, sound and a professional MC (two members of party band 99 Boyz!). Grab your bit of the spotlight!
9pm, The K’s, St. 208
TorTim is celebrating local, homemade products with its Craft Week. Four Cambodian artisans have set up shop in the cafe artspace, including Balae, La Cuisine d’Aline, ផ្កាភ្ញី and អន្សមអ្នកគ្រូ, selling truly unique gifts for those on your holiday list.
10am–6pm, TorTim Gallery & Cafe, St. 426
Ginger & Grace is starting off the holiday shopping by inviting three makers of the store’s top-selling products to come in and talk directly with customers. Meet the faces behind the hand-crafted brands, Jacobette (handprinting), Tavi (vegan leather bags) and Daiku (handwoven bag/camera straps).
11am–2pm, Ginger & Grace, St. 470
Santa’s coming to town – and he’s got booze! The big guy is stopping by Samai Distillery’s holiday craft market, which features a dozen local businesses and a lucky draw, the proceeds from which will go to local charity Let Us Create Futures.
Noon–8pm, Samai Distillery, St. 830
Santa’s Elves will be wrapping presents at Azure’s holiday craft market whilst festive shoppers sip on frozen cocktails and get henna tattoos. Fourteen local business owners will be selling their wares and services, and the Elves will be giving any money that you give them (for wrapping presents) directly to Animal Rescue Cambodia. That’s the Christmas spirit!
3–7pm, Azure Bar and Grill, St. 123
For your bit of random: makers of sustainable charcoal briquettes Khmer Green Charcoal is opening their factory for a guided tour. It’s interesting–their briquettes are made from recycled coconut (and other biomass) waste and, according to them, “can burn longer than traditional wood charcoal, with no sparks, no smell and no smoke…and don’t even stain your fingers!” How does that work? Go and find out! But register online first.
2pm, Khmer Green Charcoal, Phlove Lom
Kristin Stewert stars alongside other familiar faces in this year’s Christmas rom-com Happiest Season. It’s about wanting to be true to yourself whilst also seeking your family’s acceptance (and just generally getting along without a blow up) when everybody comes together for the holiday. What separates this movie from its predecessors is that the acceptance our heroes seek is for being gay. Hilarity ensues. Love triumphs. Your heart swells. ‘Tis the season!
6:45pm, The Flicks, St. 95
Your Sunday chill comes thanks to jazz musicians Intan Andriana, Stan Paleco and Andrey Meshcheryakov playing a Smooth Sunday show at Green Pepper.
7:30pm, Green Pepper, St. 370
Cambodia’s first sustainable athleticwear brand Yekowave is having a pop-up shop at luxurious-sporty DIB Club. What makes the label sustainable? The fabrics are made from recycled fishing nets, garment waste and certified sustainable forests.
10am–6pm, DIB Club, Koh Pich
Puppy quarantine is over!!! Let the doggos play as Farm to Table brings back its Farm Doggy Day. Bring your pup on a leash (and maybe a muzzle if he needs it) and FtoT will provide water and treats.
4–6pm, Farm to Table, St. 360