What’s On Screen?
Spider-Man: Far from Home comes out today, giving viewers a chance to try and tease out clues for the direction of Phase Four and to get to know the world that Avengers: Endgame left behind.
What’s On Stage?
The entirety of Bassac Lane will become a stage at 9pm with Pocket Change playing their Funk n’ Soul Summer Session. Grab drinks and food from any of the venues in the alley and mingle, or get drunk in Red Bar for cheaper beforehand, then sway and dance to 60s and 70s soul music.
If you need soul and a guarantee you’ll move your feet, walk down the street to Cloud, where DJ Gorimaa will be spinning Caribbean dancehall, reggae and dubstep from 8pm to midnight.
For live soul music that’s more chilled, dimly lit and a carpeted whisky bar Bodleian is hosting Indonesian duet Intan Andriana & Metta Legita to smooth things out with jazz piano and sultry R&B singing from 8 to 11pm.
Mini Banana is holding a Mini Food Fest, but don’t be fooled by the name – there’s nothing “mini” about this meal. It is a 12-dish, all you can eat buffet for $5! Food starts at 6pm, but happy hour starts at 4pm, so there’s nothing wrong with going early…
Miss uni? (It’s okay – us too.) Head to beer bar Embargo and relive your glory days in their inaugural Beer Pong Tournament. It’s free to enter and the winner gets a $10 bar voucher; runner up gets a free pint. Since our palettes (may) have grown since school, they’ll also be offering Fuzzy Logic Brewing Celestial Blonde cans for $2.
What’s On Stage?
Futures Factory is hosting 60s/70s Khmer rock! From 5 to 9pm, DJ Sunny is going to be spinning all retro Cambodian rock ‘n’ roll from the swinging Ros Serey Sothea days. Come dressed in Khmer retro style and get a free cocktail. Not that you really needed a reason…
If you feel the need to get out of the city a bit, into some air-con and to do something just plain random, then we recommend you head to Aeon 2 for the one-year anniversary of the Armani Exchange store. The brand is celebrating with live performances by Khmer artists Reezy, Vuthea Srok and Vin Vitou; music by Kenny Chase and DJ Chee; and live portraits by artist Seavpor Phour. Plus “gifts”, drinks and food, so there’s a lot to fill your time from 5 to 9pm.
To get your random activity a little closer to home, head to Cloud for a puppet construction workshop. In this three-hour workshop from 3 to 6pm, you’ll make a movable mouth rod puppet and then, you know, play with it. Entrance fee includes workshop materials as well as a freshly-made hot dinner. Because making large puppets is no small feat, space is limited. Sign up by Friday night to reserve a spot.
Where to take your date on Saturday night? Phnom Penh’s cocktail delivery service, Tomoka Cocktail Company, is hosting a pop-up bar at Atlas, starting from 8pm, with music by Sound Advice. To swing your partner, head to Cloud for salsa dancing from 8 to 11pm, accompanied by live music and dance from keyboardist/vocalist Carlos Camacho (Bolivia) and vocalist/dancer Marleny (Cuba).
What’s On Late?
Veteran DJ, jazz musician and “crate digger” (aka someone who really likes vinyl records) DJ Moodymanc will be spinning at Pontoon Pulse from 11pm til late. Mixing deep house with disco, 90s dance, afrobeat and other genres from his vast vinyl collection, this Mancunian is going to keep you moving through emotions and time.
What’s On the Menu?
Chinese House has launched its monthly Sunday…Mexican…brunch. Switching from its usual Asian-and-burgers menu, the unlimited buffet features Mexican favourites, including enchiladas, burritos and a build-your-own taco station – and maybe some authenticity. We’re curious.
Ethical fashion label Dorsu, based out of Kampot, is hosting a pop-up shop and launch party for its new workwear line at Lot 369 in BKK.
Asked why Dorsu chose the cafe and eatery to host its event, co-owner Hanna Guy said: “We have a shared community with Lot 369. Our customers love clothing and love coffee; it’s a bonus to them that both of our businesses are community focused, and we enjoy holding events together. It’s awesome that people are always excited to come to hang out with us and see what we’re up to.”
And finally, if you feel like creating something for yourself, Nowhere Art Studio is hosting a hand-potting workshop, led by Sambath, manager of Kampong Chhnang Pottery. Participants will make clay cups (which will be glazed and fired elsewhere, to be returned to the participant at a later date!) and learn about other decorating and potting techniques.