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Lady Penh: what to do in Phnom Penh?

Lady Penh is the founder of Phnom Penh and tells you about what's going on in Phnom Penh!

not to miss!
D+0  Sat. 25/10, 21:00 - Battle of the Bands 2014 @ Sharky's
D+1  Sun. 26/10, 10:00 - Flea Market @ Meta House
D+6  Fri. 31/10, 21:00 - Demonism by Casillero del Diablo @ DEMO
Saturday, October 25
visit
08:00 VINTAGE Clothing Sale @ Private Residence
 
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Blow up the balloons! Pop the champagne!

We are THREE years old!

The History of Things to Come is celebrating 3 years of Vintage glamour in Phnom Penh with a 5 day celebration sale from Thursday the 16th until Monday the 20th of October!

After a 3 month trip in the USA the showroom is overbrimming and replenished ripe with hand-picked vintage delights sourced from all around the globe!

And to celebrate there will be free champagne for everyone on the FIRST night from 5.30 till 7 pm!

1930's silk bed jackets, bias slip and peignoir Art Deco sets, 1940's rayon day dresses, 1950's Atomic BOMBSHELL party sun dresses, 60's Mod, 70's hippie and disco evening gowns, 80's DYNASTY boned cocktail dresses, BELTS, Heels, silk blouses, cotton 80's sundresses, skirts and more!

All items are hand picked lovingly for their authentic vintage age, immaculate condition and classic timeless cut.

All sizes, from Twiggy to Marilyn.

Open from 8am till 8pm for FIVE DAYS ONLY!

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sports
09:00 Pony Club @ Cambodia Country Club
 
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Participants learn more about grooming, braiding, promenades and the caring of ponies. Details 023 885 591.

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cinema
10:00 Kids Session: THE INCREDIBLES @ The Flicks 1
 
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This weekend’s KIDS SESSION at The Flicks 1 features the screening of THE INCREDIBLES on our big screens, this Saturday and Sunday at 10am. Reservations are advised.

Once one of the world’s top masked crime fighters, Bob Parr–known to all as “Mr. Incredible”–fought evil and saved lives on a daily basis.

But now fifteen years later, Bob and his wife–a famous superhero in her own right–have adopted civilian identities and retreated to the suburbs to live normal lives with their three kids. Now he’s a clock-punching insurance claims adjuster fighting boredom and a bulging waistline. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top-secret assignment.

(115 mins, animation, action, adventure)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZbzbC9285I

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notification
10:30 Babes & Bubs @ The Willow
 
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Babes and Bubs day is intended as a get together for women with children and babes that you may have or may not have met before.

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sports
10:30 Yoga @ Samata Spa
 
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Saturday, 10.30am - 12.00pm: Yoga Focus

Sunday, 10.30am - 12.00pm: Yoga Flow

Monday to Friday, 12.20pm - 13.30pm: Yoga Revive

$9 per class or score the 10-class pass for $80.

Come and join us!

Until: December 31

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sports
12:15 Adult's Ballet @ Central School of Ballet Phnom Penh
 
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Class is structured to provide students with a firm foundation in ballet technique and vocabulary in a series of steps. This class is mainly for people who danced when they were younger and a looking for a "refresher" course, or have a lot of experience in another dance style and want to quickly cover all the basics of ballet before advancing.

Costs are $12 per class.

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cinema
14:00 A MAP FOR SATURDAY (2009) @ The Flicks 1+2+3
 
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On a trip around the world, every day feels like Saturday. A MAP FOR SATURDAY reveals a world of long-term, solo travel through the stories of trekkers on four continents.

The documentary finds backpackers helping neglected Thai tsunami victims. It explains why Nepal’s guesthouses are empty and Brazil’s stoplights are ignored. But at its core, SATURDAY tracks the emotional arc of extreme long-term travelers; teenagers and senior citizens who wondered, “What would it be like to travel the world?” Then did it.

In 2005 Brook Silva-Braga put his seemingly idyllic life on hold to back-pack around the world. A successful television producer living in New York, Braga explains in a diary-entry type video confessional that now in his late twenties he sees himself heading down the same typical path as all his friends: success, marriage, children etc, etc.

Seeing a small window of opportunity he tells work that he’s taking a year off for a solo trip around the world, packs up his apartment and prepares for a journey that he documents with a hand-held camera.

Braga has explored a fascinating lifestyle that few dare to experience, and he has found a way to communicate and relate those unique experiences through funny and observing commentaries. We particularly liked his explanation of how it felt to be going home after a year abroad, after a year of traveling and discovering: “it’s like breaking up with someone you love, like quitting a job”.

(90 min, documentary)

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workshop
14:30 The Art of Wine Tasting & Pairing @ The Capacity Specialists Training Centre
 
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Contact: info@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com

The workshop will be fun, straightforward and casual. No need to be intimidated of your wine knowledge, that’s what we are here for. So bring an open mind and be ready to learn all you have ever wanted to know about the art of wine tasting and pairing! US$40.00 for workshop including wine.

Please see here for more info: http://phnompenhcommunitycollege.com/post/99286774491/the-art-of-wine-tasting-pairing-sat-25-oct-2014

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sports
15:00 Phnom Penh Social Mixed Touch Rugby @ Northbridge International School
 

Guys, girls and all abilities welcome.

Normal play on Saturday is at 3-5pm at Northbridge school. A shared tuktuk ride out is available every week leaving BKK1.

Email: pptouchrugby@gmail.com to find out more, check the time and location, and book your place in the tuktuk!

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visit
16:00 Fishing Boat Trip @ Brown Coffee
 
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Go fishing near Phnom Penh!

Everybody gets their own rod and drinks. At the end of the trip, participants will cook some river fish Cambodian style with pepper sauve and sour mango, even if no fish are caught. Stories about the river and its history will also be told. Email dorn_phok@yahoo.com or call 0978970007 to makae a reservation before Friday.

$10 per person. Pick up from Brown Coffee at the river side.

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cinema
16:00 ONE COUCH AT A TIME (2013) @ The Flicks 2+3
 
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One Couch at a Time follows ‘CouchSurfing evangelist’ Alexandra Liss across 6 continents, 21 countries, CouchSurfing for 7 months in the first full-length feature ever to document the CouchSurfing movement and this emerging ‘age of sharing’ we are entering.

One Couch at a Time is the first full-length feature documentary on the CouchSurfing movement and this emerging “age of sharing” we are entering. The film follows protagonist and veteran CouchSurfer, Alexandra Liss, through 21 countries, 6 subcontinents, for 7 months using CouchSurfing.org. As we explore our inner and societal limits, this film pushes us to ask ourselves and our peers “what would YOU be willing to share with a stranger?”

CouchSurfing is a planet in this “sharing economy” galaxy- and the platform for which this entire film takes place. Alexandra also explores crowd funding, co-working, ridesharing, and gifting at the ultimate sharing society – Burningman! We focus, however, on the micro by capturing the magical, heart-warming, serendipitous exchanges that occur one couch at a time.

Each host and traveler along the way provide unique experiences becoming sub-subjects illustrating the incredible exchange. Alexandra, who begins her journey full of confusion, ends up learning lessons of a lifetime with the help of a few worldly friends.

We learn, that by embracing the “age of sharing” mentality is to have access to methods which make the pursuit of your passions and dreams merely a couch away. Featured interviews include sharing economy expert Rachel Botsman, founder of Burningman Larry Harvey, sacred economist Charles Eisenstein, and of course, the founder of Couchsurfing, Casey Fenton.

(87 mins, documentary, adventure)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6KXs978mAM

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cinema
16:00 LAND HO! (new) @ The Flicks 1
 
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A pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law sets off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth.

Their picaresque adventures, from trendy Reykjavík to rugged outback, are a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship.

[An] engaging, low-key character study. – CHICAGO READER

As a performance showcase it’s intriguing simply because Eenhoorn and Nelson barely belong to the same species, so different are they in demeanor. – CHICACO TRIBUNE

“Land Ho!” is an indie oddball of a movie that wanders about with two seniors looking to squeeze a bit more out of life. The squeezing is gentle but affirming, just like the film. – DETROIT NEWS

“Land Ho!” is a high-spirited and life-affirming film about drinking life down to the last drop. “Don’t get that Sunday afternoon attitude,” Mitch admonishes Colin near the end of the trip. “It ain’t over with yet.” – MADISON MOVIE

Land Ho! delights because it isn’t trying to make too much of itself. It’s simply a fun movie about two guys who will admit they’re getting older, but are damn sure not getting old. – SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

(95 mins, adventure, comedy)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOrALE_pBxU

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party
18:00 Oktoberfest Cambodia 2014 @ Cambodiana Hotel
 
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Featuring 3 days with:

  • Gaudiblosn, orginal band from Munich
  • Tony Re-All, MC/entertainer
  • Prince Samao, magician, illustionist
  • German food, saurkraut, sausages, potato salad and pretzels
  • Games, bratwurst eating contect, dig for balls, etc

And of course BEER.

Entry is 21$ inclusive of 10$ worth of F&B.

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cinema
18:00 BOYHOOD (new) @ The Flicks 1+2+3
 
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This edition of BOYHOOD is screened with Mandarin Chinese subtitles.

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes.

Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before.

Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue.

BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

(165 mins, drama)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys-mbHXyWX4

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conference
18:30 Little Kitchen: Latvia @ Meta House
 

LITTLE KITCHEN: COOKING FOR CHANGE is a unique charity dinner event for those who want to become acquainted with cuisines and cultures from all around the globe.

This month, we invite you to discover homemade food from Latvia, prepared by passionate amateur cooks!

Revenues benefit the NGO Wildlife Alliance, the leader in direct protection to forests and wildlife in the Southeast Asian tropical belt. Its mission is to combat deforestation, wildlife extinction, climate change, and poverty by partnering with local communities and governments.

Only 70 tickets (15USD each) can be bought in advance at the Meta House Art Cafe, Tuesday to Friday (9:00 -12:00, and 16:00-23:00), Saturday & Sunday (16:00-23:00), or make reservation’s at littlekitchenpp@hotmail.com.

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cinema
20:30 THE PRINCE (new) @ The Flicks 3
 
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Jason Patric, Bruce Willis and John Cusack face off in this action-packed thriller.

A retired assassin (Patric) is drawn back into the life he gave up when his daughter is kidnapped. To rescue her, he must confront his former rival (Willis).

If you have a night off and wish to be nicely entertained, go for this good, mindless 90 minutes of entertainment with a sketchy plot and an unbelievable premise – which means it is better than 80% of the crap coming out of Hollywood today.

(93 mins, action, thriller)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdZuyp6DpnI

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cinema
20:30 THE KILLING FIELDS (1984) @ The Flicks 2
 
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Sydney Schanberg is a New York Times journalist covering the civil war in Cambodia. Together with local representative Dith Pran, they cover some of the tragedy and madness of the war, in Phnom Penh.

When the American forces leave, Dith Pran sends his family with them, but stays behind himself to help Schanberg cover the event. As an American, Schanberg won't have any trouble leaving the country, but the situation is different for Pran; he's a local, and the Khmer Rouge are moving in.

The Killing Fields is a suspenseful and exhilarating experience, a journey through an apocalyptic landscape that features one shocking image after another. Watch, and you'll see why the film is so acclaimed and a must-see for everybody in Cambodia; locals as visitors.

(141 minutes, biography, drama, history)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92zK2w78J-c

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rock
not to miss! 21:00 Battle of the Bands 2014 @ Sharky's
 

Winner Takes All!

Featuring eight (8) of Phnom Penh's best and loudest bands in a cut throat finale to earn bragging rights and be named the best band in town!

Acts include Sexploited, 3Sum, Dirty Jacks, Sangvar Day, Anti-Fate, Splitter, Adobo Conspiracy and Nightmare AD! Winners 2011 Anti-Fate, The Lazy Drunks and Sliten6ix.

Show Starts at 9pm. Come early for one of the best nights out of the year !

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party
21:00 Wat A Gwaan Urban Bass @ Meta House
 

WAT A GWAAN URBAN BASS has been set up by the members of the WAT A GWAAN Reggae collective as an outlet for the darker side of electronic music focusing on the urban street sounds of the underground music scene which we cannot play at our Reggae Events.

Our main emphasis for WAT A GWAAN Urban Bass is #BASS, be that Electro Bass, Drum n Bass, Dubstep, Bassline, Glitch, Grime & More Bass oriented Styles we aim to host special parties and radios shows every month providing an audio and visual experience bringing the real sound of underground BASS HEAVY Music to the city of Phnom Penh and beyond.

As well as the core members of WAT A GWAAN (DJs Alan Ritchie & Bree, MC Kaztet D) we also aim to invite special like minded guest DJs, MCs & producers to join us at our Urban Bass Events and broadcasts!

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rock
21:30 The Underdogs @ Equinox
party
22:00 Saturday Tech Lounge @ Pontoon Pulse
 
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Awesome house night with dj Flo + friends!

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party
22:00 Saturday Shamanism @ Duplex Club
 
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Saturday Shamanism From 10am with DJ Shaman.

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22:00 Shamanism @ Duplex Club
party
22:00 DJ Illest @ Pontoon Club
Regulars and reminders
exhibition
"Hello Sally!" by Em Riem @ The Plantation
 
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Hello Sally! is an exclusive and new collection of 17 abstract paintings. These result from a long academic journey within the traditional Cambodian art of painting. In this exhibition, Em Riem is now extending his talent to the world of abstract, while still glorifying his culture and knowledge in his own and unique way.

Hello Sally! will be Em Riem’s 3rd exhibition at The Plantation. He was indeed the very first artist to exhibit at the Lotus Pond Gallery early 2012 and participated later to the collective exhibition ”40 masks - 40 artists”. Paintings are available for sale.

Originally from Kandal province, Em Riem is a Cambodian 43 years-old artist who graduated from the Royal University of Fine Arts of Phnom Penh and the Higher National School of Decorative Arts of Paris, France. Em Riem’s art includes a wide range of materials and inspirations: from rattan designed sofas to abstract aluminium sculptures, painted portraits of Khmer Rouge’s victims or eclectic acrylic paintings of the countryside. Em Riem is also one of the most famous male fashion models in Cambodia, with a unique creative and personal style.

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exhibition
"Inverted Sewer" by Meas Sokhorn @ Java Café & Gallery
 
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After a quiet period of almost two years, Meas Sokhorn will exhibit a new series of paintings. Working on a background of alarming-red, Meas depicts figures on motorbikes, in cars and walking along the roads of Phnom Penh. The figures are not grounded to any fixed perspective and seem to be detached from the background—creating a loose and chaotic composition. It gives the impression that one could shake the canvas and the characters would float around and settle in new positions. But the artistic narrative unfolds in the details.

In the corner of one canvas are the words in English “LANE OWNER,” while horns emerge from the faces of pedestrians, a steering wheel and policeman caps. In another, a Chivas logo covers the road that cars drive over. The passengers carry bottles of alcohol and firearms. While another painting refers to the political rallies of the Cambodian General election of 2013.

Although the literal representation is largely traffic and alcohol, a secondary and subversive theme of class conflict and exploitation of power pervades the body of work. When discussing these themes with Meas, he refers to the congested roads of Phnom Penh as a “moving slum.” A metaphor that refers to the seeming lack of order and infrastructure despite the fact that there are rules and laws in place to govern the interactions. He says that the whole system is broken and no one is taking responsibility.

When asked why, as an artist, do you present this theme in your work, Meas replied that he has observed and been subjected to this growing problem and felt compelled to respond, “This is all I can do—I have my brush.” The stop-sign red background of the paintings serve as a warning of danger. A warning that he hopes will stimulate conversation and hopefully serve as a call to action.

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