Here is exactly how you should sesh with your Penh Pals this weekend.
What’s On Screen
Les 2èmes Journées du Film Français de Phnom Penh, 6:30pm, Institut Français de Phnom Penh
The French film festival of Phnom Penh will be a chance to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the PSE Film School, and hear from French film directors Arthur Harari, Claire Simon and Kim Chapiron. Check out the full schedule here: https://bit.ly/3W7RQab
What’s On Show
Artist Talk by Zen Teh, 6:30pm. Sra’ Art, No. 7 Sothearos Boulevard
Singaporean artist Zen Teh will guide you through her complex, poetic work, which delves into forests, landscapes, and human relationships with the natural environment. Working across photography, sculpture and installation, Zen’s contemporary approach plays with ideas of photography as a physical object in its own right and blurs boundaries between art and other disciplines, including an ongoing collaboration with the environmental biologist Dr Ching Jianhong, which was exhibited at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum and Lee Wee Nam Library.
What’s On Stage
Slim Jim, 6:30. Botanico at Odom, Norodom Boulevard
Start your weekend off with some live music from an American singer/songwriter hitting Phnom Penh with his Americana tunes on his break from performing in Barcelona.
Miserable Man, 7pm, Craft, St. 244
The one man band is straight off the jet from Italy to bring a high energy collection of original Ska, Reggae and Roots. The unique performer has gathered thousands of fans from performing around the world so come down and check out the famous Miserable Man from 7pm.
Khmer Live Music, 7pm, Bouchon, St. 174
Celebrate the culture we all love with some intimate live Khmer music at Bouchon from 7pm.
LE VIN JAZZ LIVE MUSIC, 7pm, Le Vin, 56 Preah Sihanouk Boulevard
The always wonderful Mirasol Aguila takes the stage from 7pm with Gaby Courroux. Enjoy the beautiful music with dinner and plenty of wine and cocktail options… and if you feel, you know, extra-classy, get a whole tower of Hanuman for $10.
Acoustic Jam Night, 7pm, Boran House, St. 310
Get those good mellow feels on for your weekend with Panha & Boran, the house regulars, taking the stage from 8pm. And feel free to stop annoying your flatmates with that acoustic guitar and bring it up on stage for your own jam session.
Maki Orkestr, 8pm, Backstreet, St. 308
This is the absolute must for live music lovers this weekend. Maki Orkestr, eight of the city’s most talented classically trained musicians bring their eclectic and enthralling sounds to Backstreet bar from 8pm. Sound inspirations come from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Med! Check out their last enormous performance here at the Sofitel’s Secret Garden Concert:
Joshua Chiang, 8:30pm, Cloud, Ke Nou St (Top of 308)
The Phnom Penh based Singaporean, with a mix of Brit-pop, soul blues and folk will be performing songs from his brand new solo album and some unreleased originals!
Cha-Cha CALIENTE! with La Unión – NG Elnarra & Phil, 9pm, Mayazon, St. 102
Enjoy some of the hottest and spiciest of Latin tunes with some Buena Vista Social Club vibes. And of course, you can’t listen to sexy Cuban tunes without Mayzon’s signature cocktails.
What’s On Show
Folk and Blues Night with Graham Cain, 7pm, Botanico Wine and Beer Garden, St. 29
Graham Cain brings his blend of classic rock, folk and blues to Botanico from 7pm with a wide selection of beers from Cerevisia Craft Brewery.
Big D Walker & The Blue Souls plus K’n’E, 10pm, Oscars on The Corner, St. 104
You know what you’re getting here: some classic rock and blues from the Best Damn Bar in Town from 10pm until 1am!
What’s On Late
Funky Disco Deep House Party, 10pm, Pixel Bar, St. 308
DJ Seng brings some deep Funky Disco from 10pm to Pixel Bar with some cosmopolitan lounge vibes and a whisky sour happy happy hour.
Saturday Night Party with DJ Shaman, Mayazon, St. 102
DJ Sahaman kicks off the sesh from 9pm this Saturday with cocktail and cigar offers all night long.
TACO TRUCK DIA DE LOS MUERTOS, 6:30pm, Bassac Lane
In collaboration with Seekers Gin, the taco truck will be popping up Bassac Lane from 6:30pm until super late with delicious and creative cocktails to take you into the early hours beside some beats from DJ Ral Pagalday.
Ahmed Ahmed Live, 7:30pm, Speakeasy Theatre, St. 244
Live standup comedy from Ahmed Ahmed for just $10 a ticket. Get in touch with the booking team here Tickets are $10 each, with shows starting at either 7:30pm or 9pm. Purchase them before Saturday and get a 20% discount via: the Comedy in Cambodia Facebook page, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or the Telegram channel: https://t.me/comedyincambodia
What to Munch
… Obviously, brunch.
Sunday Roast, 12pm, The Box Office, St. 244
Shake off last night’s cobwebs of shame with a big ol’ roast and some massive screens to watch some live women’s rugby
Bubbly Sundays, 2pm, Aquation, No. 540 Koh Pich St.
Treat yo’ self this Sunday with an afternoon of champagne inside the new Greenery Lifestyle store in the Aquation Office Park next to Dib Club. Greenery is teaming up with J’adore Gems and Pilla to bring a tall glass of boujie to your Sunday.
Sunday Roasts, 4pm, Penh 278, St. 278.
You know the drill: you feel like death and the only thing that will cure it is a Bloody Mary and 44 oysters. Get in touch early to book and make the most of your hangover.
That’s all for now, folks!