Backstreet's Back + Hot Happenings This Week

Don't miss: the Nihongo Fiesta at the SM Mall of Asia, Anacbanua film screening at the Cine Adarna, Itim Asu 1719-2009 show at the Carlos P. Romulo Theater and more.

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

GET DOWN AND MOVE IT ALL AROUND

The Backstreet Boys are back (except for one) and all grown up! Relive the '90s with the chart-topping boy band on February 27, 8 p.m. at the Araneta Coliseum. Tickets are at P4,760, P4,280, P3,810, P2,860, P960 and P480.

"Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" music video


TURN JAPANESE

Shonen Knife

Shonen Knife

Get your harajuku on at the Nihongo Fiesta from February 23 to 28 and score a chance to win two roundtrip tickets to Osaka, Japan plus cash prizes at the Street Fashion Contest at the SM Mall of Asia. The Nihongo Fiesta also includes the J-Rock Concert featuring Shonen Knife and Pedicab and the 37th Nihongo Speech Contest. For more details, click here.

Shonen Knife performs "Top of the World."

  

GO NATIVE

Catch Anacbanua (The Child of the Sun), named Best Digital Lokal Film at the Cinemanila International Film Festival 2009, on February 24, 7 p.m. at the Cine Adarna. For tickets and reservations, call Ana Asperin at (0916) 472-6097 or email Erwin Fernandez at win1tree@yahoo.com.

Anacbanua trailer


JUST DANCE

Watch Itim Asu 1719-2009, a contemporary dance based on Virginia Moreno's award-winning play, The Onyx Wolf/Itim Asu. Featuring the University of the Philippines Dance Company with guest lead dancers Melanie Motus and Reagan Cornelio, the show is on February 24, 7 p.m. at the Carlos P. Romulo Theater. Admission is free but reservations are required. For reservations, call (0906) 294-3895.

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MAKE A STATEMENT

Create your own meaning at Mawen Ong's exhibit, ifisaysoifyouthinkso, featuring eight panels with words strung together at the bottom, like "thisisapainting." The exhibit is on view until February 27 only at the West Gallery.

SALE ALERTS!
Art in the Park
Kish Sale
Markdown Madness
Soleil Summer Bazaar
Whitespace Green Market

For this week's Club and Bar Scene schedules, go to the next page.


THE BAR SCENE THIS WEEK

Wednesday, February 24
19 East - Side A, 10 p.m.
'70s Bistro - Talahib and Makiling, 10 p.m.
Capone's - Dropout Wednesdays featuring RnB DJs, 9 p.m.
Metro Bar - M.Y.M.P. and Kyla, 9 p.m.
Saguijo - FunkPOLEothers featuring Mike's Apartment, FEEN, Miscellaneous, An Ateneo Band and Juan Pablo Dream, 9 p.m.

Thursday, February 25
19 East - Pido, 10 p.m.
6Underground - Harlequin featuring Triangulo, Cypherswitch, Halibas, Good Morning, High Fives and more, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - Johnoy and Kakoy, 10 p.m.
M Café - So What featuring Minister Zero and Mushroomjack, 10 p.m.
Martinis - '80s Night featuring DJ Cocoy Puyat, 10 p.m.
Route 196 - The Blue Rats, 10 p.m.
Saguijo - Sleepyheads album launch, 9 p.m.

Friday, February 26
19 East - Urbandub, Salamin and December Avenue, 10 p.m.
'70s Bistro - The Jerks, 10 p.m.
M Café - Move featuring DJs Ms Badkiss and Kristian Hernandez, 10 p.m.
Metro Bar - Nina and The Company, 10 p.m.
Route 196 - Rocketmama, Flood, Balag and Fuseboxx, 10 p.m.
Saguijo - Select Jump Start, 9 p.m.
The Establishment - Noir, 9 p.m. Belvedere Vodka cocktails for P225.

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Saturday, February 27
19 East - South Border, 10 p.m.
'70s Bistro - Nicole and Carlo, 10 p.m.
M Café - Shakedown featuring DJs Kristian Hernandez and Champagne Bucket, 10 p.m.
Route 196 - Attraction! Reaction! 10 p.m.

Sunday, February 28
19 East - Joey's Moods, 10 p.m.

Monday, March 1
Izakaya Sake Bar - Moshi Moshi featuring Karl Ty and KC Santi, 9 p.m
Capone's - Zion Mondays featuring Sidhi and Goodleaf, 7 p.m. Buy one, take one on local beers until midnight.

Tuesday, March 2
Padrino - Stop Motion featuring DJs Liquid A, Morse and Marts B, 8:30 p.m. Buy one, take one on cocktails all night long.

THE CLUB SCENE THIS WEEK

Wednesday, February 24
Encore - We Rock Wednesdays featuring Carlos Castano and Pitik, 9 p.m.
Encore Mainroom - Superklasse featuring DJ Ace and DJ Mars, 10 p.m. Buy one, take one on all local beers and selected shots and cocktails from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight.
Fiamma - After Work Wednesdays, 10 p.m. Drink all you can wine, and San Mig Light and Pale Pilsen for P350 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Buy one, take one on tapas from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Hierarchy - Ladies' Night featuring DJ Dee, 10 p.m. Open bar for all ladies from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight.
LAX - Vixen Wednesday Nights featuring DJ Aryan and DJ Nix Damn P, 10 p.m. Open bar on selected drinks until 11 p.m.
Tabu - Twisted Wednesdays featuring DJ Slick and DJ Arwel, 10 p.m. Order any single liquor beverage for only P100.
The Lounge - Sexy Wednesdays featuring DJs Andrew-Gee, Jeff, Mack, Jenil and Dave, 9 p.m. Buy one, take one on local beers.

Thursday, February 25

Alchemy - '90s Hiphop and RnB featuring DJ Own and Dj Flavamatikz, 10 p.m. Open bar from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight.
Ascend - Bad Boys Lounge featuring Jet Rai, Jon Avila, Paco Chua, Mikko Antila, Alex Crisano and Jayvee Advincula, 9 p.m.
Club Bureau - Brown Sugar featuring Med Messiah and MC Chase/Kintal, 10 p.m. Buy two, get one on beers and selected drinks until 1 a.m.
Eivissa Superclub - DJs Bigboi, Santi, Arnel and Jayvee, 9 p.m. Open bar from 9:30 p.m. to 12 midnight.

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Friday, February 26
Alchemy - Grown & Sexy Fridays featuring DJ Champagne Bucket and DJ Rodney Martinez, 10 p.m.
Amber UltraLounge - Finally It's Friday featuring DJ Rico Arce and 3Mil Angeles, 10 p.m. A grand a bottle promo from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Ascend - Sly Fridays featuring DJ Shorty, 8 p.m. Drink all you can all night long for P800.
Club Circa - Premiere Fridays featuring DJ Regiel Orocay, Master Jon Pineda and MC Jeezy, 9 p.m.
Encore - Snap Crackle Pop featuring DJ Ace and DJ Mars, 10 p.m. Buy one, take one on bottles.
Fiamma - Fresh Fridays featuring DJ Mike and DJ Euric, 10 p.m. Buy one, take one on tapas from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
LAX - Full Access Fridays featuring DJ [N] I [N] A and DJ Markie Madness, 10 p.m. Open bar on selected cocktails from 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
LAX - Blackout Fridays featuring DJ Steal and DJ X-Factor, 10 p.m.
Manor Superclub - Fat Fridays featuring DJs Reggie, King, Acidburn and Olie, 10 p.m.

Saturday, February 27
Alchemy - Noches Calientes featuring DJ Sonny Tugade, 10 p.m.
Eivissa Superclub - Remix Saturdays featuring DJ Arnel and DJ Jayvee. Open bar from 9:30 p.m. to 12 midnight.
Fiamma - Sinful Saturdays featuring DJ Bing and DJ Raulin, 10 p.m.

Monday, March 1
Fiamma - Flashback Mondays featuring Overtone and DJ Euric, 10 p.m. Drink all you can wine, and San Mig Light and Pale Pilsen for P350 from 9 p.m. to 12 midnight. Buy one, take one on tapas from 9 p.m. to 12 midnight.
Members Only - Su Casa featuring Jon Herrera, Mars Miranda and Mark Africa, 6 p.m. Get 50 percent off on premium bottles like Greygoose Vodka, Patron Tequila and Moet et Chandon from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Check out SPOT.ph's packed events calendar for more things to do this week!

Shonen Knife's photo courtesy of The Japan Foundation, Manila.

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