What’s happening in Manila this long weekend? SPOT.ph zeroes in on the events and happenings you shouldn’t miss.
1. MAKE SOME NOISE.
Silent films speak louder than words at the 4th International Silent Film Fest happening on August 28 and 29 at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, EDSA Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City. Screenings are free. Hurry up and call the participating institutions presenting the films to reserve your seats before slots run out. Watch quality silent films from Spain, Italy, Germany, and Japan accompanied by some of our country’s best bands: Tanglaw, Caliph8, Out of Body Special, and Radio Active Sago Project. Click here to see the schedule and synopses.
2. PUSH THE GREEN ENVELOPE.
The term "green-minded" gets a makeover at the 1st International Eco Show: Eco-Solutions for a Greener Tomorrow from August 26 to 28 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. The three-day event is a trade fair and conference featuring ways to create eco-sustainable businesses. View the exhibit, attend the conference, join the photography contest, and/or witness the 1st Pine Awards--your call. Click here to view the e-brochure. You can also visit the Pines website for more details.
3. SHOP, "LIKE", POST AND WIN!
Treat yourself to a shopping spree this long weekend at the Mid-Year Sale! Sale! at Market! Market! and get the chance to win prizes such as Grolier books and gadgets like HP laptop, Globe Tattoos, and cellphones. Step 1: Shop at the Mid-Year Sale! Sale! at Market! Market!. Step 2: Go to the Market! Market! offical Facebook page and click "Like". Step 3: Share a photo of yourself with your best buys worth at least P500 (with official receipts dated from August 27 to 30 only) until September 3. Step 4: Wait for the raffle draw on September 8. For more of the mechanics, click here. For inquiries, call the Market! Market! Concierge at 886-7519.
4. BONE UP ON DEFENSE MECHANISMS.
Know what to do during life-threatening situations. Attend the Knife and Gun Seminar by Krav Maga Philippines on August 28, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Krav Maga Philippines Gym, San Juan City and find out how to kick some bad guy’s ass. Learn how to counter an assailant armed with a knife or a gun (God forbid both) from KMP Chief Instructor Dindo de Jesus and Head of Makati KMP Edmundo T. Ongsiako Jr. Seminar fee is P1, 500. For more details, call 726-50-21 and look for Ms. Jessica de Jesus.
5. UNLEASH YOUR INNER URBAN BAZAARISTA.
Urban living isn’t complete without bazaar shopping. Shop your heart out at the Rockwell Urban Bazaar from August 27 to 29 at the Rockwell Tent, Makati City and scout fun, rare, and fashionable items. Stop by shops like Obra/Kathang Kamay for unusual handicraft pieces, Fancy Flats for stylish and fierce flats, Tava Novelties for quirky novelty items, and PopJunkLove for vintage and pop culture trinkets. For inquiries, call 898-1702 loc 229 and ask for Ms. Lisa Gomez.
6. GRIND, GRAB, AND SWITCH.
Witness the Volcom Sari-Sari Skate Tour 3rd Stop on August 28, 3 to 7 p.m. at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall, Pasay City. Watch participants from the two divisions (open and 16 year olds below) compete for skateboarding supremacy. You can also join the Free-For-All Skate Clinic on August 29, 3 to 7 p.m. at the same venue with Aloha Boardsports team riders, Jeff Gonzalez, Rasheed Al Rasheed, and Otie Tipan as coaches. For more information, call (0917) 881-3711.
7. SATISFY YOUR CRAVINGS FOR CHINESE.
Food trip Chinese-style at the Food Trip: Chasing Chinatown event from August 27 to 30 at the P1 Concourse, Powerplant Mall, Makati City. Get dibs on yummy oriental delicacies, regional cuisines, snack food, old favorites, and specialties made and developed in the Metro’s very own Chinatown. For inquiries,call 898-1702.
8. PICTURE THIS!
Into photography? Attend The Snapshot as Fundamental Photography: A Lecture by Johann Espiritu on August 28, 3 p.m. at the Silverlens Gallery, Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City and harness the power of candidness. Elevate your photography skills and go from amateur to fine-and-sophisticated. The event is free of charge. To RSVP, call 816-0044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. TRAVEL BACK IN TIME AND PINOY STYLE.
Celebrate language and history at Tula at Awit ng Pag-ibig sa Lupang Tinubuan: Tertulia 1898 sa Adarna on August 27, 6:30 p.m. at the Adarna Filipino Food and Culture, Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City. Entrance is free. Be sure to prepare a poem or song to share. Dress up in your best 1898 get-up and get the chance to win Adarna gift certificates. To RSVP, call 926-8712 or (0917)9618113 and look for Aries or Loida.
10. LIVE YOUR UNDER-THE-SEA FANTASY.
Discover the art of tapestry through Olivia d’Aboville’s Chasm of Fantasies exhibit which runs until September 12 at the Ayala Museum in Makati City. View thirty sculptures inspired by the great depths of the ocean and witness how the artist combines traditional craftsmanship with the contemporary use of utilitarian objects. For inquiries, call 757-7117 to 21 local 28.
THE BAR SCENE THIS WEEK
Thursday, August 26
Brownman Revival at 70’s Bistro
19 East - TBA, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - Brownman Revival, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Head Rush, 9 p.m.
Handlebar Bar and Grill - Bong Sotto Band, 6 p.m.
Izakaya - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang featuring DJ Euric, 5 p.m.
Last Home Resto Bar - Last Home Rockoustic: The Joniver Show featuring Joniver Robles with Tebs Gomez from the band Tempestuous Jones, 10 p.m.
Mag:Net Cafe Katipunan - Acoustic Hour featuring Diwa De Leonm Silly People’s Improv Theater (SPIT), 6 p.m.
Martinis - Skarlet & Trio, DJ Cocoy (from 10 p.m.), 9 p.m.
M Cafe - So What? Thursdays featuring DJs Mushroom Jack and Phinyx with Rivers Crew, 10 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Steevo, 8 p.m.
Penguin Cafe - Runaway Boys and Tropical Dep, 8 p.m.
Route 196 - The Blue Rats, 10 p.m.
Saguijo - Revolver SNC w/ Chicosci, Taken By Cars, and more, 10 p.m.
Friday, August 27
19 East - Comedy Cartel Feat. Tim Tayag, Alex Calleja, Victor Anastacio, Gb Labrador, Ryan Puno, Red Ollero, Ryan Sarita, Neol Gascon, and Richie Fernandez, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - The Jerks, 9 p.m.
Al’s Bar - Fernando Torres Productions, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Side A, Passage, 9 p.m.
B-Side - Manila Soul Night featuring DJs Shane Cosgrove (UK), Mark Zero, and Soundblaster with live performances by Juan Pablo Dream, Sunday Brew, and The Young Instigators, 9 p.m.
Handlebar Bar and Grill - Hiway 69, 6 p.m.
Izakaya - Kamikaze Fridays at Izakaya: Hiphop Mashup Electro hosted by Jess Manzano, 5 p.m.
Mag:Net Cafe Katipunan - Acoustic Hour featuring Chris Carandang, Surge Productions, 6 p.m.
Martinis - Latin Night with David Starck, DJ Cocoy (from 12 midnight), 9 p.m.
M Cafe - Motown Tribute Party featuring music from DJs Kristian Hernandez, Ms Badkiss, Mike Cons, Pasta Groove, and special guests , 10 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Island Rock Behind Bars featuring the music of Doki, Southcard, White Sunday, Penguin 627, Black Summer, Maryzark, and Flicker Fusion, 8 p.m.
Penguin Cafe - Sidhi and Goodleaf, 8 p.m.
Saguijo - Sonic Boom featuring Severo TeeDee Launch w/ Glorious Masai Mara, Kjwan, Mayonnaise, Monkey Spank, The Rinka Collective, and Salamin, 10 p.m.
Saturday, August 28
19 East - Urbandub, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - Luna, Bersus, 9 p.m.
Al’s Bar - Cylinderseal Productions, 9 pm.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Freesyle, Shayne, 9 p.m.
B-Side - Dubplate Manila X Obey Bashment Round 2 featuring Don P, Caliph8, Mulan, Immortal DJ, Soulflower, and Red-i with special guests Free the Robots and Roam Elsewhere, 9 p.m.
Izakaya - Sake to me Baby hosted by Marco Roces De Guzman, 5 p.m.
Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Acoustic Hour featuring Ansyl Cadag, Progressive Music Night featuring Eternal Nowm Human Folk, Fuseboxx, 6 p.m.
Martinis - Music & Wine with Elian Habayeb, 9 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Tremolo Rock Music International Presents Sound Batallion featuring The Brew, Halmista, Descaler, Slhit, Dayseed, Harlequin Carnivale, Cat Valium, Hello Brooklyn, Styroglass, Running Late, Holden, and Il Nomine Patris, 8 p.m.
Route 196 - Deep Fried (lineup TBA), 10 p.m.
Saguijo - Goo Goo Job & Splintr Presents The Pupil Bar Tour, 9 p.m.
Sunday, August 29
Urbandub at 19 East
M Cafe - Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Mihara, DWF, HDG, 8 ’oz., Arcadia, Bison, N4s, Far Beyond Destruction, Karma Comes Back, Hardk, Rush ID, D’ Boxers, Ada, and Guerramundial, 8 p.m.
Monday, August 30
70’s Bistro - Parokya ni Edgar, 9 p.m.
Izakaya - Moshi Moshi Monday featuring Top 40’s music by Karl Ty. Hosted by Ivan Zalameda, 5 p.m.
Martinis - Kat Agarrado, 9 p.m.
Tuesday, August 31
19 East - Freestyle, 9 p.m.
Izakaya -Izakaya Unplugged featuring music by Norby of Overtone and Junji of Velcro. Hosted by Raj Sadhwani, 5 p.m.
Last Home Resto Bar - Jaycie and Honey with GAP, 10 p.m.
Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Acoustic Hour featuring Mayday, Black Propaganda, 6 p.m.
Martinis - Red Cats, David Starck with Manila Paris Confidential, 9 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Dirty Blonde Productions, 8 p.m.
Saguijo - Tubby Trousers 3rd Anniversary w/ Candyaudioline, Identikit, Legarda, Lochness, Paranoid City, Shoulder State, Shuriken, and Tether, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, September 1
Martinis - Sitti, 9 p.m.
THE CLUB SCENE THIS WEEK
Thursday, August 26
Amber UltraLounge - Bonnie Bailey live in Manila, 10 p.m.
Bliss UltraClub - Model’s Closet Thursdays featuring DJ Chinaman,DJ Lime, DJ Ace Ramosm DJ Richard, 10 p.m.
LiMBo - Good Stuff Thursdays featuring DJ Alex Wong, DJ Merms Dabu, and Allan B. on video mixing, 10 p.m.
Tabu Lounge - Brazilian Nights, 9 p.m.
The Reserve lounge - Block Rockin’ Thursdays featuring DJ Trigga, Jino Ontog and Aris Macam, 10 p.m.
Friday, August 27
Amber UltraLounge - Finally It’s Friday featuring DJ Rico Arce, 3Mil Angeles and guest DJs spinning electro, remixes, house and top 40 beats, 10 p.m.
Bliss UltraClub - Super Swagger Fridays featuring DJ Richard, DJ Lime, and DJ Chinaman, 10 p.m.
Club Bureau - Phat Fridays featuring DJ Darrell D., DJ McCoy and DJ Steal, 10 p.m.
Encore - Mixology Fridays featuring DJ Martin Pulgar, DJ Marc Naval, and DJ BigBoy Cheng with MC Warren, 10 p.m.
Guilly’s Island - T.G.I.F: Thank Guilly’s It’s Friday featuring DJ Ariel, DJ Pitbull, DJ Kimura, and MC Bounce, 10 p.m.
LAX - Blackout Fridays featuring DJ Buzz and MC Jaygo, 10 p.m.
LAX Main Room - Full Access Fridays featuring DJ Ponch and guest DJs with MC Jaygo on the mic, 10 p.m.
Manor - Jive Fridays featuring featurig Mark Nicosia and Darrel D. Hosted by Stephen Ku, Bingo Manahan, and The Jive Crew, 10 p.m.
Members Only - Soul featuring DJ Marie Garcia, Bing Reyes, and weekly guests, 9 p.m.
Nu.Vo - Toast of the Town: Champagne Night, 9 p.m.
Republiq - Soiree Fridays featuring DJ Ace, DJ Bcal, and DJ Mars, 10 p.m.
Saturday, August 28
Amber UltraLounge - Envy Saturdays featuring music by DJ Chester Canlas and DJ Mia Ayesa of Spin City DJ Academy, 10 p.m.
Club Bureau - Saturday Night Live featuring DJ Chris Myk and Violator Allstar DJ Euric, 10 p.m.
Bliss UltraClub - Blissful Saturdays featuring DJ Chinaman, DJ Lime, DJ Ace Ramos, and DJ Richard, 10 p.m.
Eivissa - Daring Remix Saturdays featuring music by DJ Markie Madness, DJ XFactor, and DJ Jet, with MC Matt Montoya on the mic, 10 p.m.
Encore - Sleepless Saturdays, featuring DJ Santi, DJ Bad Boy Jeff, and MC Pao, 10 p.m.
LAX -After Hours featuring music by DJ Coki and DJ Buzz, with MC Jaygo on the mic, 10 p.m.
Manor - Saturday Supreme featuring mixes by DJ Buzz, DJ Slick J, DJ Mick, DJ J Reyes and MC Boo, 10 p.m.
Republiq - Pure featuring Marie Garcia, Bing Reyes, and guest Amber Davis, 10 p.m.
Members Only - TRYST featuring Brazillian DJ and model Alex Pain with Members Only residents John Monreal and Arnel Genterone for the opening set, 9 p.m.
Monday, August 30
Guilly’s Island - Maniak Modays featuring DJ Ace Ramos, Bogboi, and MC Bounce, 10 p.m.
Nu.Vo - Gossips Monday: Ladies’ Night featuring DJs Arnel Genterone, John Monreal, and Matthew Carbonel, 9 p.m.
Tuesday, August 31
Wednesday, September 1
Amber UltraLounge - Tuned Wednesdays featuring DJ Lenin, 10 p.m.
Encore - Superklasse Wednesdays featuring music by DJ Ace and DJ Mars with MC Dash with guest DJ Aryan, 9 p.m.
LAX - House of Vixen featuring music by DJ Ron and MC Jaygo, 10 p.m.
Manor - Wicked Wednesdays featuring music by DJ Acidburn and DJ Santi with "Hype Man of the Year," MC Paolo, 10 p.m.
Nu.Vo - RetroGarde featuring music DJ Arnel Genterone and DJ Boyet Sison, 10 p.m.
Padrino - Get Whacked featuring music by DJ Slim and suprise guest DJs, 10 p.m.
Republiq - Wild Wednesdays featuring music by DJ Mark Nicosia, DJ Euric, and Funk Avy, 10 p.m.
Tabu - Hip Hop Salsa Wednesdays featuring Latin beats by San Diego, Hip Hop Salsero, and Jonathan Picayo, 9 p.m.
For more events, check out SPOT.ph’s calendar.