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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+1  Sun. 27/07, 17:00 - Sunday Sundowner Sessions @ Alley Cat Cafe
D+2  Mon. 28/07, 19:30 - Nerd Night | 07.28 @ CODE Red
Saturday, July 26
sports
08:00 Finding Your Inner Balance Workshop @ NataRaj Yoga
 

Yoga Asana is a wonderful practice. Something you can, and should be able to do throughout your lifetime. However, what you do at different stages of your life will vary. It is important to learn the technique and method of asana but beyond that, asana should always be beneficial and balanced with the other practices of pranayama and meditation. In this session we will try to find our balance in following our breath slowly through the various asanas of the Ashtanga Vinyasa System in a meditative way. Come for this Sunday 27th for this special workshop of the Yoga Asana & Pranayama, and also we will open with contemplation and sitting practice, followed by chanting and concluding with classic pranayama. For anyone new to pranayama, to sitting and contemplation, this is a perfect opportunity to start and learn. For those already with a practice of pranayama, this is a perfect time to deepen your practice. Check for more schedule www.yogacambodia.com.

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cinema
14:00 YVES SAINT-LAURENT (new) @ The Flicks 1 + 2
 
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In January 1958, Yves Saint Laurent (Pierre Niney) – aged merely 21 – was unexpectedly called upon to oversee the legendary Paris fashion house established by recently deceased Christian Dior.

All eyes turned to this very young assistant as he presented his first collection for Dior and instantly ascended to the heights of haute couture’s elite class. During Saint Laurent’s breathtaking and groundbreaking show, he met with another fate in being introduced to Pierre Bergé (Guillaume Gallienne), patron of the arts, future love of his life and lifelong business partner.

Three years later, the two founded the Yves Saint Laurent Company, which would rapidly become one of the biggest luxury powerhouses on the planet.

Directed by Jalil Lespert with a screenplay by Lespert and Marrie-Pierre Huster, YVES SAINT LAURENT is at once a captivating story about the making of an icon and a testament to the power of enduring love.

Saint Laurent (played with uncanny accuracy by Pierre Niney) goes through nervous breakdowns, addictions and affairs with gold diggers, but remains a comparatively opaque personality. – NEW YORK TIMES

(106 mins, biography, drama)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXQoO9r_CuY

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16:00 ONE COUCH AT A TIME (2013) @ The Flicks 2
 
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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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18:00 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEXT (1975) @ The Flicks 1 + 2
 
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With an insane asylum standing in for everyday society, Milos Forman’s 1975 film adaptation of Ken Kesey’s novel is a comically sharp indictment of the Establishment urge to conform.

Playing crazy to avoid prison work detail, manic free spirit Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) is sent to the state mental hospital for evaluation. There he encounters a motley crew of mostly voluntary inmates, including cowed mama’s boy Billy (Brad Dourif) and silent Native American Chief Bromden (Will Sampson), presided over by the icy Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher).

Ratched and McMurphy recognize that each is the other’s worst enemy: an authority figure who equates sanity with correct behavior, and a misfit who is charismatic enough to dismantle the system simply by living as he pleases. McMurphy proceeds to instigate group insurrections large and small, ranging from a restorative basketball game to an unfettered afternoon boat trip and a tragic after-hours party with hookers and booze.

Nurse Ratched, however, has the machinery of power on her side to ensure that McMurphy will not defeat her. Still, McMurphy’s message to live free or die is ultimately not lost on one inmate, revealing that escape is still possible even from the most oppressive conditions.

Jack Nicholson stars in an outstanding characterization of Ken Kesey’s asylum anti-hero, McMurphy, and Milos Forman’s direction of a superbly-cast film is equally meritorious. – VARIETY

The movie is both timeless and indicative of its own era, a period of anti-establishment movements. – 7M PICTURES

(133 mins, drama)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WSyJgydTsA

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concert
20:30 The Underdogs @ Equinox
 
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The hottest local band playing Khmer Rock Roll from Cambodia's Golden Era of the 1960's and 1970's.

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cinema
20:30 THE KILLING FIELDS (1984) @ The Flicks 2
 
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Only screening at The Flicks 2 on Street 136.

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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live_show
20:30 Bacano @ The Mansion
 
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Latino music.

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rock
22:00 Diego's Nomad Trio @ Oscar's Rock Cafe
 
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A mix of latin, rock, salsa & gypsie tunes!

Diego and his mates know the music and will make you dance to it!

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Regulars and reminders
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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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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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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visit
13:30 Daily Photo Tour & Workshop @ FCC
 
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Professional Photographer Michael Klinkhamer is leading a casual-high learning curve photography workshop-tour in Phnom Penh.

During the 4-hour tour you will learn to set your camera for optimum results and discover Phnom Penh City with your camera.

This photo workshop is designed to make you a better photographer.

Runs every day at 13.30 from FCC.

Price $45 p.p.

For Bookings Call: +855 (0) 60873847

website: www.klinkphoto.com

www.facebook.com/cambodiaphototours

Organized by: Cambodia Photo Tours

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sports
15:00 Phnom Penh Social Mixed Touch Rugby @ ISPP Field
 

A friendly team play every Saturday and Tuesday. Guys, girls and all abilities welcome.

Email pptouchrugby@gmail.com to find out more.

Saturdays 3pm at the ISPP field next to BKK1 Market.

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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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exhibition
"Streets of Phnom Penh" by Jeff Perigois @ The St. George
 
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Opening of the photo exhibition "Streets of Phnom Penh" at the restaurant Le Saint Georges Friday, July 18 from 18:30.

Jeff Perigois and Jason Sacchettino will present their art work during the evening. Enjoy drinks or tapas plates at price discount.

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party
21:00 Salsa Party @ Nomad Club & Bar
 

Music by DJ Bob Revo. Free beginners class precedes the party from 8pm.

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