Neil Gaiman in Manila + Hot Happenings + Club & Bar Scene This Week

Don't miss: American Idol's Jason Castro live at the Ayala Malls, "Avenue Q" at the RCBC Plaza, the Russian Film Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and more.

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


GET YOUR GEEK ON

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Get a glimpse of the "literary rock star," Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline, Stardust), as he reveals the winners of the 3rd Philippine Graphic/Fiction Awards on March 17, 7 p.m. at the Rockwell Tent. Those who kept tabs on Fully Booked promos, the last of which ended on March 14, have a chance to win Gaiman's books, book signing passes and even a dinner with the geek god.

Neil Gaiman at the Philippine Graphic/Fiction Awards in 2007.


FALL IN LOVE AGAIN

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American Idol's Jason Castro sings his trademark acoustic folk pop songs at Trinoma, Glorietta 5 and Market! Market! from March 18 to 21. Click here for tickets.

Music video of "Let's Just Fall In Love Again"


BE AS LOUD AS THE HELL YOU WANT

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The Tony Award winning musical, Avenue Q, is back, featuring Rachel Alejandro, Felix Rivera, Joel Trinidad, Calvin Millado, Aiza Seguerra, Frenchie Dy and Thea Tadiar. Catch this comedy from March 17 to 27 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium. Reserve tickets via TicketWorld.

Rachel Alejandro (Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut) sings "There's A Fine, Fine Line."


CELEBRATE RUSSIA WITH LOVE

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Commemorate 35 years of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Russia with the Russian Film Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines from March 16 to 20. Watch five classical and contemporary films produced by Mosfilm: Ward No. 6, Vanished Empire, The Star, The Mirror and Agony. All screenings are free on a first come, first served basis. Check out the screening schedule.

Trailer of Vanished Empire


SEE KARMA ON CANVAS

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A little dog who steps on its own poop, a red fire truck caught on fire and an angel falling in anguish--see all these and more at Raymond Legaspi's Unfortunately, an exhibit that explores irony and hyperbole. Unfortunately runs until March 25 at Alliance Française Total Gallery.


SALE ALERT!
Crocs Mega Sale
Paul & Joe Sale


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


THE BAR SCENE THIS WEEK

Wednesday, March 17
19 East - Side A, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - Loquy, Julianne, Playphonics, 9 p.m.
7Pecados - Arpie & The Multivitamins, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Freestyle, 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 Jec Cantillon, 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.
Saguijo - Admit One featuring Sugarfree, Cambio, Peryodiko, Techy Romantics and Pedicab, 9 p.m.
Tabu - Twisted Wednesdays featuring DJ Slick J of Switch and DJ Arwel, 10 p.m. Order any single liquor beverage for only P100 (P200 for super premium like Patron, Grey Goose, etc.).
The Lounge - Wet Wild Wednesdays featuring DJs Jenil, Dave, Mack and Jeff, 9:30 p.m. Buy one, take one on local beers and selected cocktails until midnight.

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Thursday, March 18
19 East - Pido, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - Johnoy & Kakoy, 9 p.m.
7Pecados - Consuelo, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Fat Session and Version 4.0, 9 p.m.
Izakaya Sake Bar - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang featuring DJ Euric, 8 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.
M Cafe - So What? featuring DJs Champagne Bucket and Mulan, 10 p.m.
Saguijo - HelterShelter: The World is a Vampire (Smashing Pumpkins theme night) featuring Switch, Turbo Goth, Shuriken, Low Techs, The Bernadette's and Playphonics, 9 p.m.
The Lounge - Stiletto Thursdays, 9 p.m. Buy one, take one on local beers and selected drinks.

Friday, March 19
19 East - Nina and Joey's Moods, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - The Jerks, 9 p.m.
7Pecados - Silk & Strings, 9:30 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Side A and Classix, 9 p.m.
BED - Famehouse Fridays featuring DJ Brian Cua, 10 p.m. Happy hour from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight.
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.
Izakaya Sake Bar - Kamikaze Fridays featuring Jess Manzano, 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.
M Cafe - Got Soul featuring DJs Badkiss, Boogie and Mark Cali-Yent, 10 p.m.
Mag:net Katipunan - Nacho Berry presents First Heat featuring Indios, Chillitees, Roja, Doublecross, Roberto Nicolas and Techy Romantics, 9:30 p.m.
Members Only - Tryst, 9 p.m. Open bar from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saguijo - Kerplunk, 9 p.m.
Tabu - Birthday Fridays, 10 p.m. Open bar for birthday celebrants' groups from 10:30 p.m. to 12 midnight.
The Establishment - Noir featuring soulful house music, 9 p.m. Belvedere Vodka cocktails for P225.

Saturday, March 20
19 East - Paolo Santos, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - Kalayo, 9 p.m.
7Pecados - Zaq Salazar, 9:30 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.
Izakaya Sake Bar - Sake To Me Baby featuring DJs D'tech, Switchtrik and Umph, 10 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 Hour featuring Chris Carandang (7:30 p.m.). Blues Rock Night featuring Snakecharmer and Plug (9:30 p.m.).
Saguijo - Terno Inferno featuring Up Dharma Down, Musical O, Sleepwalk Circus, Encouters with a Yeti, The Charmes, Not Another Boy Band and guest Auto Kalesa, 10 p.m.
Tabu Lounge - SpeakerPIMPS, 11 p.m. Selected drinks available for P100 and P200 from 9 p.m. to 12 midnight.
Velocity Bar - Altitude Saturdays featuring Funk Avy, Rico Arce and 3Mil Angeles, 9 p.m.

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Sunday, March 21
19 East - Jazz Volunteers featuring Jinky Vidal, 9 p.m.
M Cafe - Sunday Jazz Brunch featuring jazz artists, 10 a.m.

Monday, March 22
19 East - Juris, 9 p.m.
7Pecados - Red Cats, 9 p.m.
Capone's - Zion Mondays, 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. 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 - O.M.G. Open Mic Night Gig/Songwriters Night hosted by Vim Nadera, 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.

Tuesday, March 22
19 East - Freestyle, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - Peryodiko and Nicole & Carlo, 9 p.m.
7Pecados - Romy Jorolan Trio, 9 p.m.
Capone's - Untouchable Tuesdays featuring Chillitees, Corporate Lo-fi, Juan Pablo Dream and Mike's Apartment with pole dance numbers by Polecats and GirlVSGirl, 10 p.m.
Izakaya Sake Bar - Unplugged featuring Norby of Overtone and Junji of Velcro, 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.
Tabu - Original Models Night featuring DJs Slick and Ghandi, 9 p.m.

THE CLUB SCENE THIS WEEK

Wednesday, March 17
Amber Ultralounge - Wild Wednesdays featuring DJs Chazz Lopez (Charles Lesaca) and Vicious, 9 p.m. P1,000 for selected bottles from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Buy two, take one on Bacardi Apple shots and bottles until midnight. Buy one, take one on 42below bottles and Falling Water cocktails until midnight.
Encore - We Rock Wednesdays, 9 p.m. Buy one, take one on tequila. 50 percent off on local beers all night.
LAX - Vixen Inferno, 10 p.m. Open bar for ladies until 11 p.m. Two for one on Margarita and Sex on the Beach (ladies only). Two for one on local beers until 1 a.m.
The Lounge - Signature Summer Wednesdays, 9 p.m. Buy one, take one on local beers and selected drinks from door opening until midnight.

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Thursday, March 18
Amber - Dynamic Thursdays featuring Techy Romantics and DJs Brian Cua and Toy Armada, 9 p.m. A grand a bottle (selected brands) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Two for one on 42Below bottles and Falling Water until midnight. Buy one, take one on Bacardi Apple shots and bottles.
Eivissa Superclub - Thirstdays featuring DJs Santos, Marvin and Jet, 9 p.m.
LAX - Turfday Thursdays featuring Jazze, Pikaso, Keith Martin, Dash & San Rhansum, Jolo, Mary, DJ Buzz and DJ Ron, 9 p.m.

Friday, March 19
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. P1,000 for selected bottles from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Buy two, take one on Bacardi Apple shots and bottles until midnight. Buy one, take one on 42below bottles and Falling Water cocktails until midnight.
Ascend - Sly Fridays, 10 p.m. Drink all you can all night long for P800.
Encore - DJ Eric Kupper, 9 p.m.
LAX - Blackout Fridays featuring DJ Steal and DJ X-Factor with MC Nathan J, 10 p.m.

Saturday, March 20
Amber UltraLounge - Envy Saturdays featuring DJ Chester Canlas, 10 p.m. P1,000 for selected bottles from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Buy two, take one on Bacardi Apple shots and bottles until midnight. Buy one, take one on 42below bottles and Falling Water cocktails until midnight.
Ascend - Sexified Saturdays, 10 p.m.

Monday, March 21
Amber UltraLounge - Stereo Mondays featuring DJs Aryan and Nix Damn P, 9 p.m.
Icon - Singles Night Mondays, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, March 22
Amber UltraLounge - The Tuesdays featuring DJs Danger and Vicious, 8 p.m. P1,000 for selected bottles from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Buy two, take one on Bacardi Apple shots and bottles until midnight. Buy one, take one on 42below bottles and Falling Water cocktails until midnight.

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