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Your Guide to the Weekend Ahead

Your Guide to the Weekend Ahead

Complete guide to what’s happening over the last weekend of the World Cup.


What’s On Screen

If you are a little superstitious this Friday the 13th, then play it safe with a film. From 7pm META House will be showing Same Same But Different. The feature film, based on a true story, tells the story of a young German who falls in love with a Cambodian girl suffering from HIV.

Over at The Flicks, the controversial, timely and important documentary A Cambodian Spring will screen at 8:30 pm.

What’s On Stage

Duplex has been the place to be over the past four weeks of World Cup madness, and they don’t look ready to stop the party just yet. Complicated Business will take the stage from 9pm and will no doubt raise the roof.

Alchemy will kick off the weekend with an evening of jazz and soul. Ms. Sokunthea Duk will be bringing some jazz and Khmer beats from 8pm, with support from Stan Paleco and Antti Siitonen. Over in the garden at Botanico, Phnom Penh favourite Scoddy, will kick things off with a live set from 7pm.


What’s On Screen

The Flicks will show the documentary First Position at 4pm. This film chronicles the journey of young ballet dancers around the world competing for life changing scholarships. While the Bophana center will be screening  Life and Death at Preah Vihear at 5pm. The film uses the conflict over the ancient temple to illuminate current political and cultural tensions between Cambodia and Thailand.

What’s On Late

Club Love are setting up for a big one with back-to-back sets by John Valecia X and Niko Yu from 11pm.

What’s On The Menu

World Cup Final and Bastille Day in one weekend? Yes, the French are having a smug moment just now. Atlas Grill will be celebrating the day with some specials alongside their usual menu, inclucing Moules et Frites for $13.95, including a glass of Pays d’Oc Blanc.

Or, if you are feeling a little bitter about the World Cup and would rather stay away from French people (or indeed Croatians), then luckily for you Namaste India have just opened a new restaurant in BKK1. The delicious new eatery will also offer some opening specials, including kebabs and cocktails for $2.50.

What’s On the Pitch

The bittersweet 3rd place playoffs. The English and Belgians got so close, but yet, so far from bringing it home. The game kicks off at 9pm and can be seen in all the usual places.


Sunday, much like this entire weekend, is looking pretty quiet in preparation for Croatia Vs. France.

What’s On Screen

You can, once again, catch A Cambodian Spring over at The Flicks from 4pm. While at META House from 7pm is Drone. The documentary looks at the casualties and moralities related to the use of these new weapons of war.

What’s On Stage

To escape the football madness, you can head over to Sharky’s and grab a mic. All are welcome and it is completely free, so you may as well let someone hear your beat poetry or mad skills with the bagpipes.

What’s On The Menu

If you are shouting for France tonight then you should get to the Sofitel and remind yourself of what’s so bloody good about the French. It is, of course, the food. The food and the wine. The brunch at Sofitel is by no means cheap, but it is one of the most decadent affairs that can be had with food in Phnom Penh. Perfection.

What’s On The Pitch

France Vs. Croatia kicks off at 10pm and is what you, and all the bar owners in town, have been waiting for. You will not be short of somewhere to watch this game but we suggest one of the following: Duplex, Score Bar, Three Mangoes, All Sports bar, the Hard Rock Cafe or possibly even the ballroom in Raffles, where four huge screen ensure you get a great view.

That’s it for this week! Don’t forget you can browse all upcoming events in Phnom Penh at any time here. 

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