Mar 03 2012
If you’re set to be in Siem Reap over the next few weeks, there’s plenty to keep you busy, from special events through to regular offerings. Here’s a selection below.
* Shadow Puppet Theatre at the Angkor Hospital for Children on Thursday March 19, from 18:45 to 20:30. A really gorgeous display of a once lost Cambodian art form. For more information on what to expect, check out our post here.
* Store up your paracetamol and oral rehydration therapies, Paddies Day is here March 17, and where else would you go but Molly Malone’s, Siem Reap’s only Irish bar. Much music, madness and alarming green drinks are promised, and to really put the boot in any hopes of sobriety, the Six Nations England v. Ireland match is on at 00:00. You’d kind of wonder if they did that on purpose…
*Emotional, a unique exhibition of clothes designed by Eric Raisina, will run through March at the Hotel de la Paix. The Siem Reap-based designer’s electrifying designs have been shown at international fashion shows all over the world.
*A double exhibition is on at The 1961 hotel, Velvet by Kampot-based artist Vincent Broustet, and Somewhere in Sudan by Heather Stillwell.
*Innermost is a series of challenging photographs taken by a young Cambodian photographer. Check them out upstairs at the ArtDeli on Alley West.
*Elegies of Angkor by John McDermott is at the McDermott Galleries, FCC and The Passage. John’s magical images have developed iconic status and The Passage gallery is also home to a number of rolling exhibitions that are definitely worth a look (disclosure: John is a friend of the Travelfishes).
*At the new and stunning Mezze Bar, you’ll find a unique collection of mandalas created by Frenchman Bruno Lévy. Relying strongly on imagery from the Angkor temples, and blending other influences from East and West, you won’t find anything like these anywhere else.
*In addition to his exhibition at 1961, Vincent Broustet’s series Still Life is on display at the McDermott Gallery in The Passage.
*International musician Scott Allan Knost will play at Molly Malone’s on Tuesday and Wednesday 13 and 14.
* Tuesdays at Chilli Si Dang: Live music and open mike night.
* Wednesdays at X Bar: Jam session, 18:00–23:00.
* Thursdays at the Heritage Suites Hotel, a Happy Hour live jazz session with Mike Maholo at the cocktail bar, 18:30–20:30.
*Fridays at The Victoria Hotel, the inimitable Kevin and friends play rock, country and blues from 16:00 until 19:00. Happy hour and bar snacks.
* Fridays at the Warehouse: Open mike night with Richard Besley, rock, folk and blues, from 21:00.
* Fridays and Saturdays at The Station: A dance, music and comedy special with the Lady Boy Revue, from 21:00.
* Saturdays at Linga Bar: The fabulous Diamond Paradise Drag Show, from 22:30.
* Saturday 31 at the Warehouse: Karaoke Mayhem from 22:00.
* Cooks in Tuk Tuks street food tours run daily from the RiverGarden Hotel at 16:00.
* Monday to Friday at Molly Malone’s: Early bird specials on the restaurant and steakhouse menus from 17:00 to 18:30.
*Tuesdays and Fridays until March 25, try The Villa’s fabulous Aussie style all you can garden barbecues, from 17:30 to 20:30.
* Wednesdays at Soria Moria: $1 training night. An excellent selection of special small dishes and drinks all available for $1, 19:00–23:00.The
* Fridays at the Ivy 2: $1 tapas night, including $1 cocktails and a wide selection of vegetarian dishes, from 18:00
* Tuesdays and Sundays screenings at the Siem Reap Film Society. Check out their facebook page for an update on what’s showing at this really special little art-house cinema. This month is Oscar Madness, and every film shown was nominated for this year’s event.
* Mondays at Soria Moria on Wat Bo Road is movie night on the rooftop bar, with free popcorn. From 20:00.
*Wednesdays are the new movie nights at Rosy’s Guesthouse, from 19:00. See our full film post here.
Sports and leisure
* For information on the Hash House Run, check out the website of their local organiser.
* For information on yoga in Siem Reap, check out our comprehensive post here. Sadly Uberoum has closed as Carla is abandoning us for the rains of New Zealand. The Peace Café has however revamped its schedule and is worth checking out online.
* For information on Siem Reap’s famous pub quizzes, check out our guide here.
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