Apr 05 2012
Easter, exhibitions, and Siem Reap’s longest running, and most enormously fun and talented, band are lined up for this April in Siem Reap. Take a look below to see what else may tickle your fancy. There’s definitely something for everyone:
*Easter Sunday, get into the Easter spirit with special events being hosted at Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Rosy’s Guesthouse and Jungle Junction.
* Shadow Puppet Theatre at the Angkor Hospital for Children on Monday March 30, from 19:00 to 20:30. This is a really gorgeous display of a once lost Cambodian art form. For more information on what to expect, check out our post here.
*Anzac Day celebrated at Chilli Si Dang, who call on anyone yearning for a Bundy Rum or a Two-Up to come on over and drop in for a yarn, from 10:00.
*Smiles of Asia, a photographic exhibition by Gilles Sainsily, at Art Deli from April 1 to April 18.
*Life, an exhibition of paintings by Ot Veasna, an extraordinary artist from Kandal province, now based in Battambang, opens at the Angkor Hospital for Children on April 20, with a special opening from 18:00 to 21:00.
*Starlings, a series of arresting images by award-winning photographer Paolo Patrizi, on show at the Angkor Photo Cafe Gallery. Formerly displayed at the Angkor Photo Festival.
*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.
*Vincent Broustet’s series Still Life is on display at the McDermott Gallery in The Passage.
*Siem Reap’s most popular local band, Cambojam, will be rocking Pub Street in front of Banana Leaf, from 21:00 on Friday April 6
* And Cambojam will be doing it all over again at the FCC Angkor on Saturday 21, from 21:00.
* 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 and friends 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.
* 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.
*Sundays, the newly established Angkor Photo Café Gallery has started hosting film nights on Sundays. Check out their Facebook page for more information.
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 post here. Sadly Uberoum has closed but the Peace Café has revamped its schedule and is worth checking out online.
*Pilates at TH!NK Fitness Studio, Tuesday and Friday at 20:30, on that little half street parallel to Samdech Tep Vong Street (Opposite the Angkor Hospital for Children).
* For information on Siem Reap’s famous pub quizzes, check out our guide here.
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