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What’s On This Weekend?

What’s On This Weekend?

Prepare to get wet! Be it from a water fight, pool party or many cocktails, this weekend is going to be sloppy.

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Watching a little, old grandma chain smoking and gambling is what drives the comedy of Chinese-language film Lucky Grandma. Grandma’s luck at the card table lands makes her a target of gangsters in New York City’s Chinatown. It’s a comedy so let’s hope grandma pulls more punches.

6:30pm, The Flicks, St. 95

Marvin Gaye is such a legendary figure that he needs no introduction, and yet his life does require a documentary. His music was influential and the voice of several generations, yet he met a tragic and unexpected end. What’s Going On? shares the story you may or may not know, using original footage to bring the man back to life once again.

7pm, Meta House, St. 178


Antigone, the 1944 adaptation of Sophocles’ tragedy by French playwright Jean Anouilh, is taking the stage after a five-day drama workshop by Eric Ellul. The performance will be in English and French. 

8pm, Phnom Penh Dance Studio, St. 306


Mr. Chen, former lead singer for Mustache, is playing a solo acoustic show of original songs at Phantom Lounge. His sound is chill, romantic and pure Cambodian.  

6pm-midnight, Phantom Lounge, St. 184

Stan and Kayron are playing the new all-you-can-drink social night at the Elephant Bar at Raffles Hotel. For $25 revelers can have unlimited craft rum cocktails and mojitos in addition to be serenaded by Latin rhythms.

6pm, Raffles Hotel Le Royal, St. 92

Swing to jazz or bop to swing while watching Anthony and Femke at Alchemy. The duo will be playing acoustic jazz, soul, swing like the crooners did in days of old.

7:30pm, Alchemy GastroPub, St. 123

Songstress Intan and pianist Meta are back to soothe your nerves with  smooth jazz for a Friday night. 

7:30pm, Green Pepper, St. 370


American DJ I’m Zeke specializes in hip hop blended with house music, aka dancey club fair. 9pm, Duplex Belgian Tavern, St. 278

For spiritual deep house and tech house, head to Meta House to see French DJ Dalah headline their Metatronic night. He’ll be supported by DJ Jason Le.

9pm, Meta House, St. 178

What Else?

Backpacking hostel Mad Monkey is appealing to Phnom Penh residents with a Friday-night after work happy hour. Drinks are two-for-one from 5 to 8pm, you’re welcome to use the pool and if you happen to meet a backpacker, well…that’s alright too. 😉 

5pm, Mad Monkey, St. 302

Cloud is keeping the Khmer New Year merriment up with its third KNY water fight of the year! Taking place in their backyard, they’ll provide the water balloons and water guns, but you’re welcome to your own water arms. Win or lose, prepare to get wet!

7–10pm, Cloud, St. 9




For the kiddos: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves meet the Princess in the Frog in animated parody Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarves

4:30pm, Meta House, St. 178

Diva pop singer Grace Davis tours all around the world in The High Note, singing her hits for roaring crowds. But when the 40-something announces to her record producers that she wants to make a new album instead of cashing out at Las Vegas, she finds she’s not as supported as she’d thought. And then she notices her ever-devoted – and talented – assistant, ready to show her producer skills.

6:30pm, The Flicks, St. 95


Talented jazz musicians Mirasol Aguila and Arone Silverman are joining forces tonight in Botanico’s outdoor garden for a romantic acoustic set.

7pm, Botanico, St. 29

The Box Office is clearing the dance floor in anticipation of tonight’s gig with talented vocalist Kirsty Day and singer-guitar player David Bell. The duo will be playing a well-rounded selection of hits, old and new, with their always radiating positivity. 

7:30pm, The Box Office, St. 244

Upbeat, “action-packed”, posi pop band Mentos is bringing their positive energy to the stage tonight at Alchemy. Expect “feel-good pop and fusion tunes”.

7:30pm, Alchemy GastroPub, St. 123

Punkabilly psych glam rock band Conspiracy Theory is playing its last show ever, giving you a last chance to see the foursome on stage – or a last chance to know what punkabilly psych glam rock sounds like.

9pm, Oscar’s on the Corner, St. 13 and St. 104


Ring in the new night with Lantern Rooftop Bar’s Sunset Session. Spinning their namesake No Problem Disco are DJs Jack Malipan, Dr. Wah-Wah, Rob Bianche and Sound Advice.

5:30pm, Lantern Rooftop Bar, St. 282

There are two concurrent Latin music dance nights for you to choose from. At Duplex, Agüita ‘e Coco, made of Argentinian guitartist Poca de Feo and Cuban singer Merleni, are performing live bachata, salsa and bolero. (9pm, Duplex Belgian Tavern, St. 278) At Est. Lounge’s Latin night, groups of four women get a free bottle of wine. (9pm, Est. Lounge, St. 214)

DJ I’m Zeke is playing another night of hip hop and house-influenced dance music at upstairs Love Lounge (formerly Club Love). Drinks are half off for the first hour of his set.

9pm, Love Lounge, St. 278

What Else?

Farm to Table’s mini farmer’s market this week is a combo market and dining opportunity. Eggscellent, Siem Reap’s purveyor of chicken eggs from healthy chickens, is selling their eggs by the dozen (in plastic-free containers), while Farm to Table is serving up egg dishes like “mimosa eggs”, “deep-fried runny eggs” and “cloudy omelet”. 

10am–2pm, Farm to Table, St. 360

Honestly, read this event intro and then ask yourself if you’re not entirely intrigued by Urban Tales and LYLY Ice Cream’s mystery game event at the Plantation Hotel: “Did you know that one of the historical buildings of The Plantation Hotel was a colonial villa, dating back almost 80 years? During its transformation into a hotel, a mysterious chest was found… but it quickly disappeared! Help us solve the mystery of the lost chest”. If that grabbed your attention, you’ll be happy to know that it’s a free, family-friendly event, and the winners win another treasure hunt and walking city-tour. Plus, while you’re at Planation, you can eat ice cream and swim. 🙂

2–5pm, The Plantation, St. 184

Samai, Seekers and Cerevisia are showcasing their locally-made spirits and beer in the lush Raffles Hotel poolside. The highlight of the event is Raffles’ Elephant Bar debuting its own Mekong gin collection. They’ll also be serving up BBQ and beats to go with those cocktails.

4pm–late, Raffles Hotel Le Royal, St. 92




An orphaned girl turned house servant becomes a beautiful young woman, unobserved by the people she works for in Vietnamese film Scent of the Green Papaya. But she is ever-observant, appreciating the little things in nature and life, and those detail shots are what compose the majority of this “beautiful drama”. 

7pm, Meta House, St. 178

What do you do if you find a sack of cash that you desperately need? Can you take it, free of strings? Probably not. Mystery, money woes, knives and blood spell out Korean crime thriller Beasts Clawing at Straws.

8pm, The Flicks, St. 95

What Else?

As part of the I Am a Daughter series of events with Khmer Arts Action, Meta House is holding a panel discussion on the early age that women are expected to marry – and the early age in which they are considered ineligible. The talk is followed by an original theatre production, I Am a Daughter. It’s a free event and meant for men and women to attend.

2pm, Meta House, St. 178

Cerevisia is holding another day-long reggae party. Expect jerk BBQ, Cerevisia beers and reggae music of course. Selecta Gorima of Reggae Groug Vibratones Cambodia is playing reggae, soul and breaks.

2–10pm, Cerevisia Brewery, St. 144


Hope you grabbed your floaties, and have fun! 

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