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What to Do in Phnom Penh THIS Weekend

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What to Do in Phnom Penh THIS Weekend

Your complete guide to the best events in Phnom Penh from now until Sunday evening.


What’s On the Menu?

Your Friday foodie deals today include couscous at O’Tapas and oysters & whisky at Raffles.

What’s On Screen?

Catch powerful documentary They’ll Have to Kill Me First, about blues and rock musicians in Mali defying Islamic fundamentalist bans on their music, at META House.

Or head to Flicks 1 for multiple Oscar-nominated British drama The Phantom Thread (6.30pm, St 95)

What’s On Stage?

The Phnom Penh Players’ production of The Vagina Monologues is already proving a runaway success! Tickets have officially sold out, but you may be in luck if you head to Chinese House on Sothearos Boulevard before the show starts at 6.30pm.

Bunch of live gigs around town tonight: Robin Narciso at Tacos Kokopelli (7pm, St 19z), jazz trio Sebastian Adnot, Laurant Maur and Emilie Calme at Bouchon (7.30pm, St 174), Sten Li at Botanico (7pm, St 29), and Billy Page – a prolific singer-songwriter from the UK with 10 albums under his belt – at Farm to Table (6.30pm, St 360). Plus – unusually – live music at expat favourite Red Bar, courtesty of Lhen (8pm, St 308).

What’s On Late?

DJ Remix hits up Show Box (7.30pm, St 330), Colin Grafton and Pavel Ramirez play META House (9pm, Sothearos Boulevard). Or rave the night (and morning) away through until 8am in MadHouse’s dingy backroom.

What Else?

Work in media in Cambodia? Concerned about the way the industry’s been heading? You might want to drop into tonight’s journo meetup, hosted by the Overseas Press Club of Cambodia.


What’s On the Menu?

Sick of the same three $1 drafts? Treat your tastebuds with some gorgeous small-batch alternatives as Sundown Social’s craft beer fair.

What’s On Screen?

Guillermo Del Toro’s breathtaking The Shape of Water shows at Flicks 1 (St 95, 4pm)

… or find out what all the fuss is about with daring superhero flick Black Panther (Major Cineplex, various times)

What’s On Stage?

Last chance to catch the hugely popular production of The Vagina Monologues (see Friday) – but only if you can get hold of a no-show ticket at the theatre!

Music-wise, Yab Moung is one of the most exciting indie labels in the country, helping to propel promising Khmer artists like Vartey Ganiva and Doch Chkae to fame. Want to get the scoop on the kingdom’s next big thing? Check out their epic new music showcase tonight.

Alternatively, the excellent Wicked Harmonies (Rob Narciso & Jamie Tan) play Botanico, jazz quartet Upside Down Band lend a contemporary twist to Khmer classics at Alchemy  and folk outfit When the Tide Turns play this week’s Bassac Lane street party.

What’s On Late?

Berghain beats take over META House tonight at their regular Sounds of Berlin night, The Vagina Monologues afterparty kicks off at Cloud, with beats provided by Soul Iration, WAT A GWAAN and friends, DJ Justin James brings his infectious, dancefloor-filling set to Club Love, and French DJ B-Side plays hipster cafe Intégrité in Tuol Tom Poung.

What Else?

Cambodian fashion brand Chula host their first clothing pop-up at Plantation, where you can meet the designer and snaffle up a unique piece.


What’s On the Menu

Chinese House goes all South American with this Argentinian BBQ buffet, accompanied by a top set from South American band Los Panas.

What’s On Show?

Considering getting inked? For inspiration, check out Thai tattoo artist Tantai Will’s exhibition of his work at Bong Bong Bong.

What’s On Screen?

META House screens a couple of great documentaries today: the Whitney Houston biopic, Can I Be Me?, a rare 1978 interview with Pol Pot, and the feature film Nine Circles of Hell, set in Cambodia during the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime.

What’s On Stage?

Jazz, Latin, soul and African beats combine for this mellow end-of-the-weekend gig at Hops. Over at Tacos Kokopelli, meanwhile, chilled acoustic music is on offer at Sunday Sundowner sessions.

What Else?

Sunday Sing, Phnom Penh’s all-levels-welcome community choir, gathers today at Farm to Table. Or, brush up your language skills at BlaBla Phnom Penh Language Exchange.

Alternatively, get your Sunday rush at Riverking’s weekly poker tournament.

That’s all from us this weekend! You can sign up here to have this roundup delivered direct to your inbox every Friday, or check out full listings here


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