We got queer lady days, salsa, food festivals and all the live music you can nod a head at.
What’s On Stage
Acoustic Soul Folk Night, 7- 9:30pm, Botanico, St. 29
Phil O’Flaherty guides you into the weekend with some acoustic soul and folk music from 7pm.
It’s Friday, Let’s dance Salsa and Bachata, 8pm, Duplex, St.278
Kick off your weekend with a little latin lust this evening. Duplex is hosting an night of salsa and bachata dancing. It will be sexy and, quite literally, very hot.
Soselo Summer, 8pm, The Deck, St. 135
We are Ewe and Mister Ali G come together with Soselo Summer for a full evening of live music at the Deck from 8pm tonight.
Pocket Change- Farewell For Now, 8pm, Backstreet Bar, St. 308
Get down to Backstreet this evening for some intergalactic weirdness that you would come to expect with Pocket Change! Festivities will kick off from 8pm and is guaranteed to be an excellent show.
Friday Night Live Music with Scott Bywater, 7pm, The Tin Hat, St. 123
Scoddy, the Phnom Penh live music legend that he is, will be leading a full evening of live tunes with free entry and free draft between 6-7pm! So to repeat: banging live music with free beer….
DJ Panora, 9pm, La Pentanque Bar and Kitchen, St. 155
This is your spot if you want some groovy funk and house with a super experimental vibe. Plus there are firebombs for $1.50 between 8-10pm, so everyone will be feeling experimental by that point.
Teddy Bear Restaurant 5th Anniversary, 7:30pm. Teddy’s, St. 460
Come celebrate 5 years of a Toul Tompoung institution. Teddy’s bar has stood the test of mass development and more bar closures than post-Brexit Britain. Get down for some good grub, cheap drinks and a great vibe and support a TTP icon.
What’s On Stage
Soul Jazz Trio, 6:30pm, Craft Beer- Friends- BBQ, St. 244
Intan, Gerard and Khalil will be bringing some chilled funk and R&B tunes to your early Saturday evening with beer, cocktail and food deals to keep people happy who don’t even like live music.
Joe Zalias Stand Up, 7:30pm, SpeakEasy Theatre, St. 244
British comedian, Joe Zalias, is coming all the way to Phnom Penh for a great standup show this Saturday. Tickets are $12.50 but if you book in advance then you can grab some for just $10!
Maki Orkestr, 9:30pm, Backstreet Bar, St. 308
One of the most exciting acts in Phnom Penh will be once again taking over Backstreet this Saturday evening. Maki Orkestr will be bringing their seductive eastern European melodies to transport you to another place in time from 9:30 pm. They are a 9 piece band, with the following characters leading the fascinating charge: Daria Morozova on vocals. Aymen Ghali playing the guitar, Ross Clarke taking on the trumpet, Danny Healy smashing the clarinet, Olga Lakantseva with the sax, Yusbel Ramos tromboning, Damani Kelly on the bass, Leandro Fonesca with percussions and Jesse Ricketson obviously drumming away.
What’s On The Table
Asian Food Festival, 12pm, The Factory, National Road 2
Factory Phnom Penh is partnering up with Urban Village to once again bring the region’s best foods to one big delicious spot this weekend. From 12pm – 9pm on Saturday and Sunday roll up to the Factory and forget all reasons to not be obese.
Wine and Cheese Free-Flow, 8-11pm, Monsieur Wine & Beyond, Treelion Park, Koh Pich
For $25 you can get good and pished on fine wines and fat on French cheese this evening. Call +855 (0)95 483 953 for booking and treat yo damn self.
What’s On Show
Vandals to Vendors, 6pm-10pm, Sra’Art, Sothearos Blvd
Tonight is a chance to buy some local Cambodian artwork and support street artists from across Phnom Penh. This event celebrates those who took their art work to the alleyways and walls and now give you the chance to support them in the gallery.
What’s On Stage
Sunday Session, 12pm, The Vine, St. 244
Marianna is bringing an ‘Appalachian songbook’ and Lewis is giving you a mix of cool covers and edgy originals. Get down to the Vine for a real day of live music this Sunday afternoon.
Sunday Comedown, 6pm, Noisy Chilli Tap House, St. 350
Laugh away the looming misery that the weekend is coming to an end and a harsh Monday morning reality is only a few hours away. Gabriel and David will host a free evening of live comedy with some great craft ale from Brewmasters.
Queer Ladies (early) Night, 4pm- 8pm, Sundown Social, St. 440
A late afternoon celebration of ladies from all across the rainbow. All are welcome today, Sundown just wants to make sure that if you come then you are respectful of the big gay vibe.
That’s all for now, Penh Pals