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What To Do In Phnom Penh THIS Weekend

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What To Do In Phnom Penh THIS Weekend

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What’s On Screen?

Bophana Centre screens two 30-minute films at today’s Saturday Cine Club: a biography of King Norodom Sihanouk and the unfinished rushes of Jean-Pierre Janssen’s Kampuja, set in Cambodia (5pm, St 200)

You can also catch Galveston, a tense thriller by the creator of the superb series True Detective, at Flicks 1 (6pm, St 95)


What’s On Stage?

Catch Daiko, a pulse-racing Japanese drumming style, at Aeon Mall at 11.30am, 1pm or 6pm.

Later, the charmingly chaotic Anglo-Irish bunch of lads that brought you Complicated Business have reformed (and added some new members) as The Goldilocks Zone. They even have a single out, and they launch it tonight at LF Social Club, supported by the fabulous Vartey Ganiva (7.30pm, St 308)

There’s also powerful rock’n’roll from Brian Wood at Duplex (9pm, St 278), top notch covers from Euphoria at Sharky’s Bar (9pm, St 130) Or catch the honey-voiced Morgane and Jeff, as they return from the French leg of their tour and kick off their Cambodian one with a gig at Hops (7pm, St 228)


What’s On Late

DJ Lukas blends pop, hip top and dance at META House (9pm, Sothearos Boulevard, while Malo, Sushi Firas, Saint Vincent and Moudy unite for Drone, a “high voltage” techno night at Pontoon Pulse (11pm-4am, St 174)


What’s On the Menu

There’s a very meaty Sunday roast on offer at Buffalo sister for the modest price of $6.50. Choose from roast chicken, lamb, beef or pork with crackling. Traditional extras include cottage cheese, three-meat gravy, Yorkshire puddings and a somewhat kitsch disdain for non-carnivores (St 454, from midday).

What’s on Show?

Alongside a special lineup of films (see below) META House hosts an exhibition of paintings exploring the developing relationship between France and Germany, from before the war through until today (6pm, META House, Sothearos Boulevard)

What’s On Screen?

META House screens two films to commemorate a century since the end of the First World War. These are the documentary 14-18 (4pm), chronicling the senseless killing and the trauma inflicted on soldiers in the trenches, and Merry Christmas (8pm), an academy award-nominated feature film about soldiers on opposite sides finding common ground for a brief moment during the war.

Meanwhile at Major Cineplex Aeon Mall, you can catch some new cinematic talent at the Japanese Film Festival (12pm-7pm, Sothearos Boulevard).

… Or head to the Flicks for Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman, telling the true story of a black cop in 1970s America who successfully infiltrated the KKK (8pm, Flicks 1, St 95)

What’s On Stage

There’ s a second day of Daiko at Aeon Mall (11.30am, 1pm and 6pm).

Music-wise, step back into the 60s at Oscar’s On the Corner with a night of Khmer classics led by vocalist Srey Ka (10pm, corner St 13 & St 104), or catch singer-songwriter-guitarist RJ Marshall at Good Times Bar (10pm, St 19)

What Else

Get creative AND stretchy at Krama Yoga’s Contact Improv and Jam, incorporating dance flow and physical dialogues, guided by Eric Ellul (Rooftop studio, Nataraj Yoga, St 302. Class 5-6pm; Jam 6-7pm). Or shake it at CSA Talent Agency’s hip hop dance workshop for just $2.50 (St 448; 2pm Beginner, 4pm Intermediate)

That’s it for this week, folks! Catch you on the other side 😉



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