What's happening in Manila this week? SPOT.ph zeroed in on the events you shouldn't miss.
Rock out with Paramore on March 9, 8:30 p.m. at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. Tickets are at P3,950 (gold), P1,550 (silver) and P550 (bronze) but you can get two silver tickets for free by joining SPOT.ph's promo.
Paramore's latest single, "Brick By Boring Brick"
Celebrate with Ballet Philippines in their 40th anniversary offering, Neo-Filipino 2010: Dance in a Time of Change. Showcasing cutting-edge contemporary dance choreography, Neo-Filipino runs from March 5 to 7 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. For ticket reservations, click here.
HOLD YOUR BREATH
Go inside the minds of the U.S. military's bomb technicians in the award-winning The Hurt Locker directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Catch it in its limited run at the Cine Adarna on March 3 to 5. Tickets are available at the Cine Adarna ticket booth for P120.
The Hurt Locker trailer
HAVE A G'DAY, MATE!
Discover Wolf Blass Australian wines complemented by Australian cuisine (Sydney rock oysters, spiced lamb loin, Black Angus rib-eye and more) in the Australian Wine and Food Festival at the Oakroom Restaurant of Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center (Ortigas). The festival runs from March 8 to 26. For inquiries, call 719-1160.
MASTER THE ARTS
In the second installment of the Salvacion Lim Higgins Lecture Series, beadwork artist Amir Sali and fashion designer Beatrice "Patis" Tesoro share their embroidery expertise at the National Museum on March 6, 2 p.m. The lecture series is free but museum entrance is P100 (P30 for students upon presentation of school ID). Sign up here.
Gossip takes center stage at Kate Santos' latest exhibit, Say. Say. Say: The Sabi-Sabi Series, opening on March 6, 8 p.m. at the Mag:net Cafe High Street. Adding interactivity to the exhibit is the "What have you heard?" wall where guests can post their answers written on thought bubble stickers. Turbo Goth, The Camerawalls and Drip perform at the launch; entrance fee is P200. For inquiries, call 856-3400.
For this week's Club and Bar Scene schedules, go to the next page.
THE BAR SCENE THIS WEEK
Wednesday, March 3
19 East - Side A, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - Paraluman and Join the Club, 9 p.m.
Capone's - Dropout Wednesdays featuring RnB DJs, 10 p.m.
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.
Izakaya Sake Bar - DoJo Wednesdays featuring DJ Aleks Pierson and DJ Katsy Lee, 9 p.m. 30 percent off on selected bottles and pitchers, and six beer bottles for P250 from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Mag:net Katipunan - Acoustic Night featuring Tao Aves, 9 p.m.
Mint Bar Bistro - Attachm1nt: The Swingles Party, 8 p.m. Open bar on San Miguel Beer from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Padrino - Get Whacked featuring Jay Hilario, Stephen Lim and Cai Electrochick Gummer, 9 p.m. San Miguel Pale Pilsen and Light at P45 a bottle. Buy one, take one on signature drinks.
Route 196 - Stripped featuring Waya Gallardo, Dondi of Techy Romantics, and Jonver and Andy of The Ronnies, 10 p.m.
Saguijo - Luna, Snare Mata, Subrosa, Degage, Carlos Castano, Tutti and Gasulina, 9 p.m.
Thursday, March 4
19 East - Pido, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - Johnoy & Kakoy, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Juris and Version 4.0, 9 p.m.
M Cafe - So What? featuring DJs Skratchmark and Champagne Bucket, 10 p.m.
Saguijo - Drip, Kate Torralba, Nyko Maca+Playground, Waya and Domino, 9 p.m.
Tabu - Brazilian Nights featuring Rob Leung, 9 p.m. Single liquor beverages for P100.
Friday, March 5
19 East - South Border, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - The Jerks, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Side A and Classix, 9 p.m.
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.
M Cafe - Move featuring DJs Boogie and Badkiss, 10 p.m.
Mag:net Katipunan - Wagon Trip featuring The Haneps, Helen, Funcity Boys, Lochness, Ivan Theory and Rosco, 9:30 p.m.
Obsidian Bar & Grill - Weekend Launch featuring Musical O, Not Another Boyband, Sleepwalk Circus and Up Dharma Down, 9 p.m.
Saguijo - SonicLogo.TV featuring Abby Asistio, Ailene&The Monkeys, Caminos, Carlos Castano, Julianne, Layag, Lovecore, Nicole+Carlo and Out Of Body Special, 9 p.m.
The Establishment - Noir featuring soulful house music, 9 p.m. Belvedere Vodka cocktails for P225.
Saturday, March 6
19 East - Dr. Crowley, Plug and Bluming, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - Coffee Break Island, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Ammo and Fat Session, 9 p.m.
Fiamma - Sinful Saturdays featuring DJ Bing and DJ Raulin, 10 p.m.
M Cafe - Shakedown featuring DJs Kristian Hernandez and Champagne Bucket, 10 p.m.
Mag:net Katipunan - Acoustic Hour featuring Johnoy, 7:30 p.m. Summer Love featuring 1508, Apes, Go Green with Envy, Oatmeal Ordeal and The Reich Arrest, 9:30 p.m.
Obsidian Bar & Grill - Weekend Launch featuring Chicosci, Mayonnaise, Paramita, Reklamo, Silent Sanctuary and Stonefree, 9 p.m.
Route 196 - Cubism, 10 p.m.
Saguijo - Poubelle International, David Bowie Knives, The Bernadette's, Halik Ni Gringo and Twin Lobster, 9 p.m.
Tabu Lounge - SpeakerPIMPS featuring DJ Yoshiznit and DJ A/W, 11 p.m.
Sunday, March 7
19 East - Jazz Volunteers featuring Jinky Vidal, 9 p.m.
Monday, March 8
19 East - Juris, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - 6Cyclemind, 9 p.m.
Capone's - Zion Mondays featuring Sidhi and Goodleaf, 7 p.m. Buy one, take one on local beers until midnight.
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.
Izakaya Sake Bar - Moshi Moshi Mondays featuring Karl Ty and KC Santi, 9 p.m.
Mag:net Katipunan - Lunduyan ng Sining, 8 p.m.
Members Only - Su Casa featuring Jon Herrera, Mars Miranda and Mark Africa, 6 p.m. 50 percent off on premium bottles from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Route 196 - Jumpstart! The Route 196 auditions, 10 p.m.
Tuesday, March 9
19 East - Freestyle, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - Itchyworms and Silent Sanctuary, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Switch Groove, 9 p.m.
Izakaya Sake Bar - Unplugged featuring Norby of Overtone and Junji of Velcro, 9 p.m.
Saguijo - Purveyor Productions featuring Outerhope, Sans Saboteur, Halik Ni Gringo and Purple Chickens, 9 p.m.
THE CLUB SCENE THIS WEEK
Wednesday, March 3
Eivissa Superclub - Ladies Night, 10 p.m.
Encore - We Rock Wednesdays featuring Taken By Cars, Chico Cristobal and Manolet Dario, 9 p.m.
Encore - Superklasse Wednesday featuring DJ Ace and DJ Mars, 10 p.m.
LAX - Vixen Wednesday Nights featuring DJs Nina and Steal, 10 p.m. Complimentary platters for table buyers.
The Lounge - iSTAND featuring DJs Jeff, Mack, Jenil and Dave, 9 p.m. Buy one, take one on local beers.
The Lounge - Signature Summer Wednesdays featuring DJs Dave, Mac, Pat and Raf, 9 p.m. Buy one, take one on local beers and selected drinks from door opening until midnight.
Thursday, March 4
Amber - Dynamic Thursdays featuring Techy Romantics, 9 p.m. A grand a bottle promo from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Buy one, take one on Bacardi Apple.
Friday, March 5
Alchemy - Grown and 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 Superclub - Sly Fridays, 9 p.m. Drink all you can promo on 15 Sly Signature Drinks for P800.
Club Bureau - Next Episode featuring DJs Aryan and Nix Damn P and Paolo Han, 9 p.m. Buy two, get one free on Jagermeister, Absolut, Jack Daniels and Bacardi from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight.
Encore - Fever Fridays featuring DJ Chewy and DJ Marc Naval, 9 p.m.
Encore - Snap Crackle Pop featuring DJ Ace and DJ Mars, 10 p.m.
LAX - Blackout Fridays featuring DJs Steal, X-Factor, Pitbull, Markie Madness and JB, 10 p.m. Complimentary platters for table buyers.
Saturday, March 6
Ascend Superclub - Sexified Saturdays featuring DJ Shorty and DJ Trident, 9 p.m. Drink all you can for P800.
Encore - Sleepless Saturdays featuring DJs Marc Naval, Martin Pulgar, Skratchmark and JT, 9 p.m.
Monday, March 8
Icon - Singles Night Mondays, 9 p.m.
Check out SPOT.ph's packed events calendar for more things to do this week!