What’s On in July: The Best Siem Reap Events in July 2017

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What's On in Siem Reap, July 2017

Welcome to July’s edition of our monthly events roundup! Each month, we’ll be sharing the best Siem Reap events in our magazine. So check back regularly or follow us on Facebook to know about upcoming events in town!

There are no public holidays in July BUT July 3 is International No Plastic Bag Day.

The social calendar is vibrant in July, a huge number of events taking place throughout the month, there’s a particularly environmental and clean theme! Here’s a preview:

July 1: Plastic Free July Launch Event

Plastic free Siem Reap launch event

Join the challenge, say no to single-use plastic for a month – all details of the event will be announced on Saturday the 1st. There will be a performance from Phare the Cambodian Circus and a special video premiere!

Where: Little Red Fox
When: Saturday 1 July at 5pm
Cost: Free entry
More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1922437598034504/

July 1: Halloween in July

halloween in july, siem reap

Get dressed up in your scariest outfit to celebrate Justin and Josimar’s birthdays. Enjoy some free shots, get some scary make up and get ready to dance the thriller.

Where: Republic
When: Saturday 1 July at 7.00pm
Cost: Free entry
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/259817741161316/

July 2: A Celebration of Music and Art with the Power to Heal

A Celebration of Music and Art with the Power to Heal

The Cambodian Peace Museum and The Republic will present an afternoon of music. Enjoy a drink, great tunes and an amazing sculpture made entirely from reclaimed weapons in the shape of a Garuda by Cambodian sculptor Thorneakea Toun.

Where: Republic
When: Sunday 2 July at 1pm
Cost: Free entry
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1686753898300270/

July 2: PlanB Asian Tour 2017PlanB Asian Tour 2017 at Triangle Restaurant

PlanB is an original 8-piece band from South Australia. The band plays a melodic blend of rock/pop/soul of original music driven by a 3-piece horn section.

Where: Triangle Bar
When: Sunday 2 July at 7.30pm
Cost: TBA
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/100205317251343/

July 6: Green DrinksGreen Drinks Siem Reap

A networking evening hosted by Artillery with special guests from Plastic Free Cambodia. Celebrating the month of no plastic, join with people from many conservation and environmental groups and eco-minded people.

When: Thursday 6 July at 5.30pm
Where: Artillery, Wat Bo Street
Cost: Free entry and snacks
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/318101181954732/

July 7: Pub Quiz in support of ABCs and Rice

ABCs And Rice Pub Quiz at Rosy Guesthouse

Join quiz night at Rosy Guesthouse in support of ABCs and Rice, a Siem Reap based NGO offering free education, nutrition and health care to impoverished children. Rosy Guesthouse is famous for their fundraising events, so get a group of friends together and book a table early!

When: Friday July 7 at 8pm
Where: Rosy Guesthouse
Cost: $1 per person

July 14 & 15: Premiere of Prumsodan OK & Natrayasa

Siem Reap’s first gay performance of Apsara. A special event with transport to and from the venue and cocktail on arrival. Traditional dance, performed in a new way to embrace equality.

Where: pick up location provided on ticket purchase
When: Friday and Saturday 14 & 15 July
Cost: $20 per person, buy at Little Red Fox or Miss Wong
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1696052370694699/

July 14: Wine event at Island Bar

Island Bar Siem Reap

Island Bar continues their drinks theme, this time with a wine night. $2.50 house wines all night and live music.

Where: Island Bar, Angkor Night Market
When: Friday 14 July
Cost: free entry
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/196028810798200/

July 20: Sketch Siem Reap

Sketch Siem Reap

Award winning artist Craig Penny invites you to go sketching around Siem Reap. Cost includes transport, art instruction and support with our artist and join the group for the day. Bring your own art materials or we can provide some for you.

We sketch local villages, temples, pagodas market places and anything interesting on our journey around town. On 20 July we will be visiting a local artist studio and gallery and sketching in the gardens and village area with our artist.

Leave about 8am back around 3-4pm. Beginners to experienced, we all enjoy ourselves so join us.

Where: Meeting place TBA
When: Thursday 20 July – 8am to 4pm
Cost: $35 per person
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/686415004886963/

July 21: Pub Quiz in support of Life Project Cambodia

Life Project Pub Quiz at Rosy Guesthouse

Rosy Guesthouse organizes their second pub quiz of the month on July 21st. This time in support of Life Project Cambodia, a local NGO empowering disadvantaged children and youth to create their own solutions to poverty by providing access to education, family assistance and community outreach.

When: Friday 21 July at 8pm
Where: Rosy Guesthouse
Cost: $1 per person

July 26: Movie screening of A Plastic Ocean hosted by Plastic Free Cambodia

Movie screening of A Plastic Ocean

A Plastic Ocean is an epic global adventure following a documentary filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans and the marine animals that live there. They investigate how our addiction to plastic is impacting the food chain and how that is affecting every one of us through new and developing human health problems. The expedition leads the two adventurers to unusual scientific discoveries, heart-breaking truths and important solutions to one of the biggest problems confronting mankind.

When: Wednesday 26 July, 6.30pm
Where: Platinum Cineplex
Cost: Free Entry

July 28: Cocktail event at Island Bar

Island Bar Siem Reap

Flair show from Siem Reap’s best cocktail maker, make your own cocktail for $2.50 and house cocktails only $2! Live music too.

Where: Island Bar, Angkor Night Market
When: Friday 28 July
Cost: free entry
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1694202970883500/

July 30: Plastic Free July Closing Event

Plastic Free July Closing Event

Closing event for Plastic Free July. Share stories, see who are the winners (yes, prizes) and enjoy an afternoon tea.

When: Sunday 30 July, 13:30pm
Where: Victoria Angkor Hotel
Cost: free entry