What’s Happening – Phnom Penh

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Life Exhibition
5 pm at The Mansion, No. 363 Sisowath Quay

A celebration of the LGBTI community in Cambodia through dance, fashion, design, picture, stories, and more.

How to Start a Tech Startup
6 pm at Joma Bakery, Street 294

So you have the perfect technology-focused product – an exciting new app, ground-breaking e-commerce solution, innovative new software – but now what? How do you turn your technological skills into a successful business?
Impact Hub’s ‘How to create a Tech Start-Up’ is your solution.

This five-week course will take you through all the necessary steps to build a business strategy and model; understand your customers and competitors; create a marketing plan; consider your pricing and get your product to market.

Film Night
7 pm at Meta House, No. 37 Street Sothearos

“Sweet Poison” (2013, 89 min) – Half a trillion dollars have been spent on the international aid machine in the last 50 years in an industry that’s unquestionable and supported by the world’s biggest celebrities such as Angelina Jolie. This German documentary looks at three development aid projects in Africa that went badly wrong. 

At 8:30 pm, Kurt Kobain: Montage of Heck (2015, 132 min) – On April 8th, 1994, “Nirvana”-frontman Kurt Cobain was found dead of a gunshot wound, sustained three days earlier, in his Seattle home. Many, including the Seattle Police Department, believe this gunshot wound was self-inflicted. Some do not. 

Film, Art Music Night: Sense
6 pm at Mito Hotel, No. 11 Street 174

Enjoy Fam night, which showcases the short films of the Cambodian Film Exchange Programme (part 1 of 2) in collaboration with Project Accessible Hollywood (PAH) as well as the artistic and musical talents of CAM Projects. The work of these young adults engage our senses and challenges our use of them in both the exhibition space and in our everyday lives. The young film-makers, artists and musicians developed and express a shared identity in their country. Sense validates this awareness process for young adults and asks guests to also seek their own identity and value in the work. 


Who Owns The Media?
8 am at InterContinental Phnom Penh, No. 296 Mao Tse Toung Blvd.

Who owns media in Cambodia? Who controls it? Reporters Without Borders and the Cambodian Center for Independent Media will Launch of the Media Ownership Monitor on Wednesday to those who are interested in where their news come from.

After two months of research, we will present our findings and launch an online database of media outlets and their owners. The findings will be discussed during a presentation and panel discussion including media experts from Cambodia, Germany and the Philippines.

RSVP at Eventbrite or by email to [email protected]

6 pm at The 240, No. 83 Street 240

Shop while you drink or drink while you shop: bubbles, friends, lucky draw, bubbles, canapés, and surprises with the Christmas collection of jewelry, clothes, mugs, wallets, candles, napkins… all in red, gold and silver colors, to delight family and friends.

The bubble bar, freshly re-decorated, serves healthy food and sparkling wines all day: Brut, Extra Brut, and Rosé with a bites plate or gourmet appetizers to share.

The Disappearance: Works by Nicolas C. Grey
6:30 pm at Java Café Independence Monument

The works of pen and ink, water color, and collage using old “found” photographs, the artist seeks to convey a sense of mystery, linked to occult pop culture orientalism — a view of Asia as a place of mystery, but also of death and power and spectacle.

Book Launch
7 pm at Meta House, No. 37 Street Sothearos

“King Norodom’s Head” (Silkworm Books) deals with sights of Cambodia’s capital rarely found in guidebooks. In 30 stories, another Phnom Penh is revealed. The reader will learn of the gold of King Ang Duong and of Madame Chum’s infamous opium den, the story behind the mysterious Frenchman buried on Wat Phnom’s hill, and the secret reason behind Jackie Kennedy’s 1967 trip to Cambodia. The author Steve Boswell is from Washington, DC.  He currently resides in Phnom Penh. This book launch is presented by Monument Books. Steve Boswell will hold a Q&A. 

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