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Ambassador of India, Naveen Srivastava, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, Phoeung Sakona, with performers.


Thu, March 03
Pub Quiz
@ Show Box Bar, #11 Street 330, 8:00 PM
$1 dollar entry, with prizes
No Problem Disco
@Pontoon Pulse, 80 Street 172
DJ Jack Malipan playing Sexy Funky Disco House
Happy Hour: Saving Lives Using Innovative Tech
@Impact Hub, 17 Street 306, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Trippy Thursdays
@Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard, 9 PM:
DJ Nicomatic and Friends
Book Launch
@Romdeng, 74 Stree 174
Jim Mizerski presents his book ‘Cambodia Captured: Angkor’s First Photographers In 1860’s Colonial Intrigues’
Fri, March 4
Pulse the House
@Pontoon Pulse, 80 Street 172
Alan Ritchie, Dj Shaman & Special guest Marco Lenzi playing upfront House & Techno.
Acoustic Fridays
@Farm to Table, 16 Street 360, 6-8 PM
Live music with Jeffro (Chicago-style blues)
Brazilian Rodizio 
@Intercontinental Hotel – Regency Cafe, 296 Mao Tse Toung
Every Friday in March, try a Brazilian buffet priced at $28.00++, add $10.00+++ for a free flow of caipirinha. Meats and seafood are served on skewers directly from the grill to your table.
Live Music
@Alley Cat Café, 42 Street 19z, 7 PM-10 PM
Moi Tiet (rock) 
Comedy Night
@Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard, 8:30 PM:
Verbal High monthly comedy showcase, $3 entry, featuring 10 international performers
Sat, March 5
Soundtrek Project
@ Show Box Bar, #11 Street 330, 8:00 PM
The French brass band performs a 2.5 hour set
Book Launch
@Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard, 7:00 PM:
Author Guy Singer discusses his new book, ‘The White Building – A Broken Utopian Dream’
High Rise 
@Reggae Bar, 46-48 Street 172, 10:00 PM
Featuring DJ Sequence and DJ Prez
BBQ Pool Party
@Intercontinental Hotel, 296 Mao Tse Toung, 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
BBQ Buffet priced at $29.00++, add $15.00+++ for free flow of drinks (margarita cocktails, mocktails, wines and Heineken Draught). $5.00+++ for all the drinks quoted.
Saturday Tech Lounge
@Pontoon Pulse, 80 Street 172
With DJ Flo & Special guest Achaya
Back to the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s
@Eluvium Lounge, 205A street 19, 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
Favorite songs and romantic ballads from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s
Live Music
@est. bar, 19z Street 214, 8:45 PM-11:45:
Tony Elchico
Sun, March 6
House Sensation
@Pontoon Pulse, 80 Street 172
DJ Shaman playing Deep Funky House music.
Piano Shop Concert Series
@Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard, 8:30 PM:
Spanish pianist Luis Avendano, from the Royal Academy of Music
Drink ‘n Draw
@ Show Box Bar, #11 Street 330, 7:00 PM
$3 entry provides you two hours with a live model, bring your own drawing materials
Open Data Day
@Emerald Hub, Street 169, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
All-day forum on open data in Cambodia, with lightning presentations 
Mon, March 7
@Pontoon Pulse, 80 Street 172
Rob Bianche Playing Tech Funk Breaks
Rubber Stamping for Beginners
@N o w h e r e, 35e0 Street 312, 11 AM-1 PM, $30 per student
Lolli Park will introduce materials for the rubber stamping and carving techniques.
Tue, March 8
Soul Sonic Groove
@Pontoon Pulse, 80 Street 172
Alan Ritchie dropping oldschool Hip Hop, Soul Funk and B-Boy breaks.
International Women’s Day Specials
@Himawari Hotel 
Himawari Hotel Apartments celebrates strong, confident and valued women. Enjoy a specially-crafted High Tea Set from 8 am to 5pm, $10 per set includes choice of coffee, tea or juice and a stalk of roses. At The Oyster Restaurant, every lady enjoys a 15 percent discount all day off our a la carte menu, with a complimentary mocktail and a stalk of roses. For reservations, please call 016 871766 / 016 871756
Wed, March 9
Phnom Penh Mini Maker Faire, Wed-Fri
@Institute of Technology of Cambodia
 Open Mic
@ Show Box Bar, #11 Street 330, 8:00 PM
Classical Music Concert
@Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard, $10, students/children $3
Performance by the students of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore.

Wed, March 9
36 Views of Phnom Penh
@The Plantation, 28 Street 184, Opening at 6:30
Amateur of “Barang architecture” and admirer of Vann Molyvann as well as Khmer modernism, Laurent draws heritage buildings that are being demolished or will be.
Café Elephant
@French Institute, 218 Street 184
Artwork by cartoonist Jiri Sliva
German-Cambodian Art
@Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard:
The German artist Alfred Banze presents “2.5 Street“, Together with students and local artists he created large drawings and video clips with the theme: Rise and fall of a Community Art Space.
Sorrows and Struggles: Women‘s experience of Forced Marriage during the Khmer Rouge Regime
@Tuol Sleng Museum (Building A)
The exhibition is based on survivor oral histories recounting personal experiences of forced marriages during the Khmer Rouge regime.
The Altered Mirror: Reflections from Guatemala and Cambodia 
@Bophana Center 64 Street 200, Okhna Men, Opening Reception at 6:00 PM
Erick Gonzalez, renowned Franco-Guatemalan artist resident in Phnom Penh since 2015, exhibits his latest creations consisting in objects, installations and paintings.
Thu, March 3
@Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard:
Finding Vivian Maier (2013, 83 mins), 4 PM:
A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.
Southeast Asian Short Film Night, 7 PM
Includes the premiere of The Law of Karma, a film shot in Cambodia 
Fri, Mar 4
@Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard
The Jungle War (1983, 90 mins), 4 PM:
An investigation into Cambodia’s 1980s civil war
Sat, March 5
Khmer Women
@Bophana Center, 64 Street 200, 5:00 PM
In honor of International Women’s Day, the center presents three films: 
Women during Sangkum Reastr (Khemara Pictures, 24min, 1960, Khmer version), The role of Women in the Reconstruction of the Country (Department of Cinema and Diffusion, 20min, 1990, Khmer version), Women in Politics (Department of Media and Communication, 12min, 2011, Khmer version with English subtitles).
@Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard
Rise and Rise of Bitcoin (2014, 96 mins), 4 PM:
A computer programmer’s active interest in Bitcoin helps illustrate the social and political impact of the world’s first global digital currency
Dogora (2004, 80 mins), 9 PM:
An impressionistic, sensorial tapestry of existence in and around early 21st-century Cambodia
Sun, March 6
@Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard
Timbuktu (2015, 97 mins), 4 PM:
A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives — which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith — abruptly disturbed.
The Khmer Harp (2013, 42 mins), 6 PM, with a q&a with Patrick Kersalé:
French ethnomusicologist Patrick Kersalé has helped re-introduce a piece of Cambodia’s lost musical heritage
Tue, March 8
Step it Up Film Fest
@Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard, 7 PM
Three films, The Last Reel, Girls Against the Rain and Choices Made in Life, with a Q&As with directors Kulikar Sotho and Sao Sopheak. 
Wed, Mar 9 
@Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard
Dreamcatcher (2015, 98 mins), 4 PM:
A portrait of a former teenage prostitute from Chicago, who is now running her own 
Step it Up Film Fest, 6:30 PM
Featuring documentaries and short films Sold Out, Rice, Red Ink and Red Wedding, with Q&As with Sothea Ines and Polen Ly


“Eyes on the World” Documentary Series 
@French Institute, 216 Street 184 
Mograbi Cinema (2012, 85 mins), 6:30 PM
A portrait of the Israeli director Avi Mograbi, known for his provocative and anti-Zionist opinions.
@French Institute, 216 Street 184 
Burmese Days (2015, 91 mins), 5 PM:
This documentary questions Burmese people of today about George Orwell’s first novel.
We Come as Friends (2015, 110 mins, EN subtitles), 7 PM
Divided into two nations, Sudan is coveted by China and the US. Under the cover of friendship, the old demons of foreign domination are back!
@French Institute, 216 Street 184 
Short Docs for Kids (64 mins, FR with EN subtitles), 10 AM
Nine animated shorts will show you unknown rituals, improbable animals and ignored lands
Metal Bread (2014, 45 mins), 5 PM
The daily life of Zulya, in Southern Kyrgyzstan, and her quest for a more dignified lifestyle.
Je Suis Charlie (2015, 90 mins, FR w/ EN subtitles), 7 PM
In January 2015, terrorist attacks struck in Paris the magazine Charlie Hebdo, taking the lives of 12 people, as well as injuring a policewoman and Jews of France. This documentary pays homage to the victimes.
@Bophana Center, 200 Oknha Men
Remnance of Madness (2014, 100 mins, FR with EN subtitles, FREE), 2 PM:
Through her experience of mental illness, writer and filmmaker Khady Sylla investigates the recent history of Senegal, establishing a link between psychiatry and colonialism.
I am the People (2015, 45 mins), 10 AM
In 2011, a revolutionary chant rises from Tahrir Square. Hundreds of kilometers away, an Egyptian peasant follows what people have called the Arab Spring via his television.
Roundtable on the production of documentary films, 2 PM
Producers will discuss international co-production in a long-term perspective, both through an economic and cultural lens. Debates will be in French, translated in Khmer and English.
Last of the Elephant Men (2015, 86 mins, KH w/ EN subtitles), 4 PM
In Cambodia, the lifestyle of the Bunong people is threatened due to massive deforestation and the disappearance of the elephants.
@Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard:
Beltracchi – The Art of Forgery (2014, 93 mins, GER w/ EN subtitles, FREE), 7 PM 
For nearly 40 years, Wolfgang Beltracchi has tricked the world of arts by forging and selling paintings which he was able to pass as legitimate. 

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