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What’s On This Weekend in Phnom Penh

What’s On This Weekend in Phnom Penh

Your complete guide to the weekend ahead.

Photo credit: Steve Porte


What’s On Screen

If you are looking to gently ease into the weekend shenanigans then the air conditioned oasis of a local picture house is a solid first step. From 6:30pm the 2003 neo-noir action weirdness of Old Boy is screening at The Flicks.

From 8pm, META House screens a fascinating documentary examining the life of Pepe Mujica. The former Uruguayan President has become famous for being the ‘world’s poorest president’, and also the most charismatic politician in Latin America.  

What’s On Show

META House is hosting what looks set to be a fascinating local photography exhibition.

Phnom Penh Cyclo Drivers – Kings on the Streets opens tonight from 6pm. The nostalgic throwback to early post war Phnom Penh will continue until the 25th of May.

What’s On Stage


Hopefully the rain has cleared and it is time to sit in the open (not so clean) Phnom Penh air with some great live music.

Friday night kicks off with Scoddy’s Acoustic Trio taking over Botanico’s atmospheric stage. Scoddy and his crew will get the party going from 7pm.

Bouchon welcomes you all with some great drinks and live music from Gerard Evans from 8:30 pm. At the same time (8:30pm) the legendary sound of the Miss Sarawan Band will be taking over the FCC rooftop.

If you are looking for some live music that will set you up for a big one then Alchemy has a reggae night that may just tickle your dreadlock. RDA Band from the Philippines will get the party going from 8pm.

For revellers wishing for the party to continue this Friday night then Rawie Laconic Rawit takes the decks at Duplex from 9pm.




What’s On Screen

The Green Net will be screening from 8pm at META House. This documentary examines Phnom Penh’s booming population and the resulting growth in the construction industry. The film takes a special look at the women who have been recruited into the construction industry, which now makes up a third of the workforce.

What’s On The Menu

If lunchtime rolls around and you already want to get your jam on then the Hard Rock Cafe is usually a safe bet. From 12pm you can enjoy the acoustic beats of Euan Gray while you fill your belly with enormous portions of American food.

What’s On Show

This is an encouraging weekend for photo exhibitions in Phnom Penh. From 6pm Marion Napolitano’s exhibition at META House explores the changing skyline and rapid development of Phnom Penh.

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What’s On Stage

Live music on Saturday kicks off with Pete Doyle in the garden at Botanico.

The main event of live music this weekend however has to be given to Phnom Penh hip hop legends: Hypnotic Fist Technique. The eclectic group of comic book nerds and hip hop aficionados will be launching their first album with a live gig at the Hard Rock Cafe.  The gig kicks off from 7pm and will, in all likelihood, be huge. For mega fans the party doesn’t stop there. The after party will be immediately following the show over at Riverhouse Lounge.

What’s On Late

If you are going late on Saturday night then Duplex offers a night out with a Latino twist. Live music and salsa dancing kicks off from 9pm. You can then stumble just upstairs for the big night out this week. Valy Mo will be taking the decks in Club Love from 10pm.

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What’s On Screen

META House will be screening Under The Sun from 4pm. Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky shines light on life in the North Korean capital through the journey of a young girl. From 7pm META House continues the Sunday doca-thon with Yangon Calling: Punk in Myanmar. This film looks at how the youth of Myanmar are using punk music to rebel against their oppressive government.

Mothers Day

For all those Yanks out there who want to take their ‘Mom’ out for Mothers Day then WOPP has you covered. If you take Mama over to the Hard Rock Cafe then they will give you a free appetiser for doing so. Or if you want to really push the boat out then Khema is offering an incredible Mothers day dinner for $30 per person.

What Else

If you want to unwind your brain after a heavy weekend then the Chillaxing Reggae Sunday, over Tusk, may be just what you need. From 7pm you can relax by the pool with a big ole BBQ.

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