Philippine International Jazz Festival + More Hot Happenings

Don't miss: The International Pyromusical Competition, Cinema Rehiyon, Chekov's Tatlong Maria, the Slim's Lecture Series and more.

What's happening in Manila this week? zeroed in on the events you shouldn't miss.



The Philippine International Jazz and Arts Festival 2010 features about 200 musicians, including Grammy-award winning Yellowjackets, acid jazz band Brand New Heavies, US-based Pinay Charmaine Clamor and London-based Fil-Am Mishka Adams. Ongoing until February 28, the festival includes concerts, bar tours, mall tours and campus workshops. Catch the international jazz gala featuring Paula Valstein, Adi Cohen, Tamir Hitman, Jirapan, Roberto Aymes, Dwiki Dharmawan, Lewis Pragasam, Mishka Adams, Abe Lagrimas, Charmaine Clamor and Michael Konik on February 25, 5 p.m. at the Ayala Museum. Check out the complete list of events.

Jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara performs at the Philippine International Jazz Festival last year.




Have a shining, shimmering, splendid night at the 1st Philippine International Pyromusical Competition every Sunday until March 14 at the SM Mall of Asia. Watch for the exhibitions of China, United Kingdom, France, Singapore, Malaysia and U.S.A. For tickets and more details, click here.

The premiere of the PyroMusical Competition on February 14



Recommended Videos

Watch films from all over the country at Cinema Rehiyon: Alter Nativo (Films From The Other Philippines) on February 18 to 21 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Short-length and full-length, the films come from Bacolod, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Naga and more. Screenings are free and open to the public. Check out the list of featured films.

Sa Gabos na Panahon





Adapted from Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters, Tanghalang Pilipino's Tatlong Maria tells the tale of the slow destruction of a once highly regarded family. The play runs every weekend until March 21 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. For the show dates, click here. Tickets are at P600 (regular) and P300 (student rate).

Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters




Learn how to construct and conserve couture at the first talk of the Salvacion Lim Higgins Lecture Series on February 20, 2 p.m. at the National Museum. The lecture series is free but museum entrance is P100 (P30 for students upon presentation of school ID). Check out the other lectures on March 6 and 20.

Anne Curtis wears Salvacion Lim Higgins haute couture for Preview's November 2009 cover.





Rock meets art at Rock Attack, an exhibit of 40 artists' artwork featuring music icons like Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Freddie Aguilar and Mike Hanopol. Conceptualized by photographer-turned-painter Jose Ibay, the exhibit runs from February 19 to March 6 at the Galerie Anna in SM Megamall. The gallery is open every day, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Sundays to Thursdays) and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays). Entrance is free.

Designer Brand Sale at Bellagio Tower 1, Taguig


Friday, February 19
Manor Superclub - Fat Fridays featuring DJs Reggie, King, Acidburn and Olie, 10 p.m. onwards.
Amber UltraLounge - Finally It's Friday featuring DJ Rico Arce and 3Mil Angeles, 10 p.m. onwards. A grand a bottle from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
LAX - Blackout Fridays featuring DJs C-BU, Steal and X-Factor and MC Nathan J, 10 p.m. onwards.
LAX - Singles in the City featuring DJ Markie Madness and DJ [N]I[N]A, 10 p.m. onwards. Free drinks until 11:30 p.m.
Encore - Snap, Crackle, Pop featuring DJ Ace and DJ Mars, 10 p.m. onwards. Buy one, take one on selected drinks.
Ascend - Sly Fridays featuring DJ Shorty, 8 p.m. onwards. Drink all you can all night long for P800.
Alchemy - Kpop Night, 10 p.m. onwards.
Club Bureau - Next Episode featuring DJ Aryan and DJ Nix Damn P, 10 p.m. onwards. P100 red cocktails for ladies and buy two, get one on selected drinks.
Club Circa - Premiere Fridays featuring DJ Regiel Orocay, Master Jon Pineda and MC Jeezy, 9 p.m. onwards.
The Establishment - Noir, 9 p.m. onwards. Belvedere Vodka martinis for P225 and other quality cocktails for P195.
M Café - Move featuring Boogie, Badkiss, Desta and Edge, 10 p.m. onwards.
Route 196 - Terno Night, 10 p.m. onwards.
19 East - South Border, 10 p.m. onwards.
Saguijo - Kerplunk featuring Angulo, Mayonnaise, Cheeba, Blue Jean Junkies, Menaya, December Avenue and Pitik. 9 p.m. onwards.
'70s Bistro - The Jerks, 10 p.m. onwards.


Saturday, February 20
Encore - Sleepless featuring DJs Chewy, Anton Ramos, Santi and Skratchmark, 9:30 p.m. onwards.
The Lounge - Urban Nights featuring DJ Dave Salgado and DJ Mark Mendoza, 10 p.m. onwards. Buy one, take one on local beers until midnight.
M Cafe - Souleshakedown featuring DJs Kristian Hernandez and Champagne Bucket, 10 p.m. onwards.
Club Bureau - Saturday Night Live featuring Violator DJ Euric, DJ Ron and DJ Jedi, 10 p.m. onwards. Buy two, get one on Jaigermeister, Absolut, Jack Daniels and Bacardi from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight.
Empire Superclub - Sky High Saturday featuring DJ Jet, DJ Kadedj, DJ Aldwin and Crismyx, 9:30 p.m. onwards.
Route 196 - F.A.M.E. Night, 10 p.m. onwards.
Saguijo - Terno Night featuring Musical O, The Charmes, Not Another Boyband, Radioactive Sago Project, Encounters with a Yeti, Swissy, Up Dharma Down and Sleepwalk Circus, 10 p.m. onwards.
19 East - Nin and Luna, 10 p.m. onwards.
'70s Bistro - Kalayo, 10 p.m. onwards.

Sunday, February 21
19 East - Jazz Volunteers Featuring Jinky Vidal, 10 p.m. onwards.

Monday, February 22
Amber Ultralounge - Stereo Mondays featuring Dj Aryan and Dj Nix Damn P, 10 p.m. onwards. A grand a bottle from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Capone's - Zion Mondays featuring Tropical Depression, 9 p.m. onwards. Buy one, take one on local beers until 12 midnight.
Members Only - Su Casa featuring Jon Herrera, Mars Miranda and Mark Africa, 8 p.m. onwards.
Encore - Ballroom dancing with Becky Garcia, 7 p.m.
19 East - Juris, 10 p.m. onwards.


Tuesday, February 23
Capone's - Untouchable Tuesdays featuring Blue Rats, 10 p.m. onwards.
Route 196 - Night, 10 p.m. onwards
19 East - Freestyle, 10 p.m. onwards.
Saguijo - Kapatid, 9 p.m. onwards.
'70s Bistro - Noel Cabangon, 10 p.m. onwards.

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