10 Things to Do This Week + the Club & Bar Scene
Pulp Summer Slam at the Amoranto Stadium, Jojo Flores at M Café, Big Binondo Food Wok, Gael Garcia Bernal Night at Nomnomnom, and more.
What's happening in Manila this week? SPOT.ph zeroed in on the events and happenings you shouldn't miss.
1. PARTY WITH JOJO FLORES, GRANDMASTER FLASH AND STONEBRIDGE
Take your pick from three international artists all performing on April 16, 10 p.m. in three cities. Four-time Best International DJ of New York City's Undaground Archives, Jojo Flores, spins house music at M Cafe in Makati City, with DJs Kristian Hernandez and Ms. Badkiss. Over at LAX in Pasay City, hiphop pioneer and turntable legend Grandmaster Flash performs for the first time in the country. And at Encore Superclub, Grammy-nominated remixer, DJ and producer, and pioneer of RnB-pop-house-music fusion, StoneBridge, performs at his album launch party.
Jojo Flores' despedida jam at M Cafe in February.
2. ROCK OUT AT THE PULP SUMMER SLAM 10
It's that time of the year when thousands of fans flock to the Amoranto Stadium for the ultimate night of rock 'n' roll. This year features foreign heavy metal acts Lamb of God and Testament. Bhelliom from Singapore, FireFallDown from the United Kingdom, No Credit from Australia and Quartered from Canada also perform, along with local bands Greyhoundz, Slapshock, Kamikazee, Sandwich, Chicosci, Typecast, Pedicab, Urbandub and Franco. Don't miss the Pulp Summer Slam 10: The Apocalypse on April 17; gates open at 12 noon. Tickets are available for P300 at TicketWorld and TicketNet.
3. GO CLASSIC WITH FILHARMONIKA
The FILharmoniKA orchestra performs Antonin Dvorak's Cello Concerto and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade on April 17, 8 p.m. at the Philamlife Theater. Gerard Salonga conducts, with Richard Bamping on the cello. Tickets are available at TicketWorld.
FILharmoniKA performs Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33, conducted by Gerard Salonga.
4. NIBBLE YOUR WAY THROUGH CHINATOWN
Explore Chinatown's cuisine at Old Manila Walk's Big Binondo Food Wok on April 17, 2:30 p.m. Tickets are at P950 per head, inclusive of tasting menu. Check out Old Manila Walks' other tours.
5. RUN FOR A PET-FRIENDLY METRO
Run with your dogs at TailRunners: The Metro Dog Run 2010 on April 17, 5 a.m. at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds. Uniting pet lovers, breed clubs, animal welfare groups, local government offices and private business, TailRunners pushes for more pet-friendly places in the metro and for more humane treatment of animals. Spot sports anchor and frisbee femme fatale Reema Chanco, DJ Hilary Isaac and Talentadong Pinoy judge Audie Gemora run with their pets.
6. HAVE A KICK-ASS TIME WITH TEEN SUPERHEROES
Action comedy Kick-Ass has "enough violence and bad language to make Tony Stark blush," Entertainment Weekly writes. Adapted from Mark Millar's cult-hit comic, the movie is about a teenage boy superhero wannabe who dubs himself as "Kick-Ass." It opens in theaters on April 16. Check the screening schedules.
Trailer of Kick-Ass
7. SPEND FRIDAY NIGHT WITH GAEL GARCIA BERNAL
Nomnomnom screens three films starring Spanish sensation Gael Garcia Bernal on April 16, 8 p.m.: Motorcycle Diaries, The Science of Sleep and Y Tu Mama Tambien. Enjoy the movies with Cervesa Negra–it's buy three, take one on Friday.
Trailer of Y Tu Mama Tambien
8. PAINT ALABANG TOWN CENTER RED
Alabang Town Center's double weekend sale on April 16 to 18 and April 23 to 25 has over 50 participating stores. Certain shoppers are entitled to perks like free Timezone cards, Ienne's Red Velvet Cupcakes and Starbucks beverages. A trip for two to Boracay is up for grabs as well. For details, click here.
9. SEE GENERATION AFTER GENERATION OF ART
Five families of Sino-Filipino artists are featured in Full Circle: Creativity Moving Through Generations at the Yuchengco Museum. See works by Anita Magsaysay Ho, Robert Alexander Ho and Doris Ho; Betty Cobonpue and Kenneth Cobonpue; Salvacion Lim Higgins and Mark Lewis Higgins; Agustin Goy, Anna Mari Goy and Abi Goy; Cesare Syjuco, Jean Marie Syjuco and daughters Michelline, Beatrix and Maxine. The exhibit runs until June 30.
10. GET HOOKED ON CULT ART
Taking its cue from pulp illustrations and B-movie posters, Dina Gadia's How Does That Grab You Darling puts special emphasis on the cult aspect of cult movies. The exhibit opens on April 16 and runs until May 8 at the Blanc Gallery Makati.
THE BAR SCENE THIS WEEK
Wednesday, April 14
19 East - Side A, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - Peryodiko and Nicole & Carlo, 10 p.m.
Fiamma - After Work Wednesdays featuring DJ Chris Myk and Roulin, 9 p.m. Drink all you can wine, and San Mig Light and Pale Pilsen for P350 from 7 p.m. to 12 p.m. Buy one, take one on tapas from 7 p.m. to 12 p.m.
Padrino - Get Whacked featuring DJ Raphayel and DJ Slim, 9:30 p.m. San Miguel Pale Pilsen and Light at P45 a bottle. Buy one, take one on selected drinks. Free buckets of Tanduay Ice for guests in beach attire.
Route 196 - John Mayer Night featuring Julianne, Johnoy, Pale Yellow Light, Jael Trio, Grasa and surprise performers. Get a chance to win free tickets to the Mayer concert! Entrance is free from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saguijo - Paramita, Reklamo, Odessa, Penquin 627, Odat and Trapeze, 9 p.m.
Tabu - Twisted Wednesdays featuring DJ Jedi, 10 p.m. Order any single liquor beverage for only P100 (P200 for super premium like Patron, Grey Goose, etc.).
Thursday, April 15
19 East - MYMP, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - Brownman Revival, 9 p.m.
Cafe Mondial - Pop Rocks featuring DJs Mia Ayesa, Sanya Smith and John Joe, 9:30 p.m.
Mag:net - Acoustic Night featuring Lee Grane, 9 p.m.
Route 196 - AFEST 2, 10 p.m.
Tabu - Brazilian Nights featuring DJ Slick, 10 p.m. Order any single liquor beverage for only P100 (P200 for super premium like Patron, Grey Goose, etc.).
White Avenue - Spotlight Thursdays, 10 p.m. Buy one, take one on beer from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Friday, April 16
19 East - Juan Dela Cruz Band and Maria Cafra, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - The Jerks, 10 p.m.
Cafe Mondial - Flow Friday featuring DJ Cao Ocampo, 10 p.m.
Capone's - Rock 'n' Reggae featuring Tropical Depression and Coffee Break Island, 9 p.m.
Fiamma - Fresh Fridays featuring DJ Mike and DJ Euric, 10 p.m. Buy one, take one on tapas from 7 p.m. to 12 p.m.
Izakaya Sake Bar - Kamikaze Fridays, 9 p.m.
M Cafe - Got Soul featuring Jojo Flores, 10 p.m.
Mag:net - Malate Literary Folio: 25th Anniversary Celebration, Book Launch and Exhibit 2010 featuring Up Dharma Down, 6 p.m.
Route 196 - Terno Night featuring Up Dharma Down, 10 p.m.
Saguijo - A-Fest featuring The Pinholes, The Standards, Bottles Smoker, Mohd and Amberhaze, 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 17
'70 Bistro - Alamid, 10 p.m.
Cafe Mondial - I Love Saturdays featuring DJs Migs Siojo, Robbie de Vera and Jeff Go, 10 p.m. Buy one, take one on cocktails for ladies.
Fiamma - Sinful Saturdays featuring DJ Bing and DJ Roulin, 10 p.m.
Izakaya Sake Bar - Sake To Me Baby featuring Second Story Sounds DJs, 10 p.m.
Mag:net - Comic Book Launch and Exhibit featuring Andrew Villar, with performances by Cookie Chua and Lito Crisostomo, 6 p.m.
Members Only - Tryst, 9 p.m.
Saguijo - Revolver Productions SNC featuring Carlos Castano, Electric Tuesdays, The Ronnies, 9 p.m.
Tabu - SpeakerPIMPS featuring DJ Yoshiznit and DJ A/W, 10 p.m.
The Establishment - Hot House Hennessy featuring DJ Alex Pain, 9 p.m. Open bar on Hennessy cocktails from 9 p.m. until supplies last.
Sunday, April 18
19 East - Jazz Volunteers featuring Jinky Vidal, 9 p.m.
M Cafe - Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.
Monday, April 19
19 East - Juris, 9 p.m.
Izakaya Sake Bar - Moshi Moshi Monday featuring Karl Ty, 9 p.m.
Mag:net - Happy Mondays Poety Nights hosted by Joel Toledo, 8 p.m.
Fiamma - Flashback Mondays featuring Overtone and DJ Chris Myk, 9 p.m. Drink all you can wine and beer from 7 p.m. to 12 midnight. Buy one, take one on tapas from 7 p.m. to 12 midnight.
Tuesday, April 20
19 East - Freestyle, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - RJ Jimenez, 10 p.m.
Cafe Mondial - Play Tuesdays, 10 p.m.
Padrino - Stop Motion, 9 p.m.
Route 196 - UP Music Circle Prod, 10 p.m.
Saguijo - Helen and FEEN, 9 p.m.
Tabu - Original Model's Night featuring DJs Slick and Ghandi, 10 p.m. P100 on single drinks (P200 for super premium drinks) from 9 p.m. to 12 midnight.
THE CLUB SCENE THIS WEEK
Wednesday, April 14
Amber - Wednesday Getaway featuring DJs Niki Rojas and Joey Santos, 9 p.m.
Eivissa Superclub - Glitz & Glamour Wednesdays, 9:30 p.m.
Encore - Encore V: The 5th Anniversary Party featuring DJ Vice, 9 p.m.
LAX - Vixen Inferno featuring DJs Ron, Nina and MC Fatima, 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.
Manor Superclub - Wicked Wednesdays, 10 p.m.
Thursday, April 15
Amber - Dynamic Thursdays featuring Techy Romantics, and DJs J Sandejas, Gian Romero and Bad Kiss, 9 p.m. Selected bottles for P1,000+. Two for one on 42Below bottles and Falling Water until midnight.
Friday, April 16
Amber - Finally It's Friday featuring DJs Mike Arce, Martin Atayde and Aleks Pierson, 10 p.m.
Club Circa - Premiere Fridays, 10 p.m.
Eivissa Superclub - Luxe Fridays, 9:30 p.m.
Encore - StoneBridge, 9 p.m.
LAX - Grandmaster Flash, 10 p.m.
Suite - Soul Shine, 9 p.m. Birthday celebrants can avail of a free bottle of Skyy 90 vodka or Jose Cuervo Platino tequila. For non-birthday celebrants, get 20 percent off on Skyy and Jose Cuervo bottles all night.
Saturday, April 17
Club Bureau - Saturday Night Live, 10 p.m. Buy two bottles and get one free on Jaigermeister, Absolut, Jack Daniels and Bacardi. P100 and P175 shots until midnight on selected drinks.
Encore - Sleepless Saturdays, 9 p.m.
LAX - Sonic Saturdays, 10 p.m.
Monday, April 19
Icon - Singles Night Mondays, 10 p.m.
Members Only - Su Casa VIP Mondays featuring DJs Johnny Verse, Mark Africa and Mars Miranda, 9 p.m.
Jojo Flores' photo from jojoflores.com.