10 Things to Do This Weekend + the Club & Bar Scene
Earth Day Jam at the Tomas Morato strip, Presidentiables' Gut Talent at the Music Museum, Grilla in Manila at the Legazpi Sunday Market, and more.
What's happening in Manila this week? SPOT.ph zeroed in on the events and happenings you shouldn't miss.
1. PARTY FOR THE EARTH
Celebrate Earth Day with the Earth Day Jam on April 23 at Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City. Performing artists include Urbandub, Imago, Up Dharma Down, Kalayo, Chicosci, 6 Cyclemind, Bembol Rockers, The Bloomfields, Hilera, Kjwan, Juan Pablo Dream, Noel Cabangon, Radioactive Sago Project, Session Road, Skabeche, The Dawn, Tropical Depression and Callalily. Admission is free.
The Bembol Rockers perform at the 2009 Earth Day Jam.
2. LAUGH OUT LOUD WITH WILLIE NEPOMUCENO
The master impersonator Willie Nepomuceno spoofs the presidential candidates in Presidentiables' Gut Talent on April 23, 8:30 p.m. at the Music Museum.
3. CELEBRATE SPAIN AT THE OAKROOM
Discover Torres wines from Penedes, Catalonia complemented by tapas, seabass a la brasa, chuletillas de cordero, paella valenciana, and delectable desserts at the Spanish Wine and Food Festival at the Oakroom Restaurant of Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center (Ortigas). The festival runs until April 26.
4. GET YOUR GEEK ON
Attention bookworms: Instituto Cervantes de Manila's yearly book market, Dia del Libro, is on April 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Get your hands on children and young adult titles, dictionaries, novels, and non-fiction titles that go for as low as P20. Sweetening the deal is a red rose you automatically get with every purchase. Watch for your favorite authors as they might grace the event.
Video promo for the 2008 Dia del Libro
5. WALK YOUR DOG FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
In celebration of Earth Day, join Bark for the Environment: Dog Walk on April 25, 5:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Ninoy Aquino Parks & Wildlife. Registration fee is P100; all proceeds are for the benefit of the Animal Welfare Coalition. First 50 registrants get an event shirt.
6. GET POETIC WITH STAR-CROSSED LOVERS
Mogwai Cinematheque screens Jane Campion's based-on-a-true-story Bright Star. Watch an unlikely romance blossom between poet John Keats and outspoken Fanny Brawne which would serve as inspiration for some of the greatest romantic poetry Keats would ever produce. Bright Star runs until April 24 at the Mogwai Cinematheque.
Bright Star trailer
7. SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP
Get your fill of home interiors, clothing, footwear, visual arts, body care products and more at the Manila F.A.M.E. International on April 22 to 25 at The World Trade Center. For seminars, fashion shows and other activities, click here.
8. MAKE YOUR OWN HAVAIANAS
"Make Your Own Havaianas" offers new options like silver letter pins, Swarovski-studded pins, and jelly, fluorescent and glow-in-the-dark Top straps. Put your own twist to your flip-flops at the Rockwell Tent from April 22 to 26.
9. RE-DISCOVER THE CITY WITH FREE TOURS
On April 24 and May 1 at 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., join a special culinary walking tour along the Bonifacio Global City's chi-chi High Street, Serendra and the Fort Strip as part of B.G.C. Summer Passion Fest 2010. Check out the best of what this new foodie wonderland has to offer and sample a smorgasbord of Hawaiian, Spanish, Italian, American and, of course, local homegrown creations.
This is a special free event. Slots are really limited so registration is required. For confirmations and correspondence, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. GO SOUL-SEARCHING
Artist Leslie de Chavez portrays realizes what he feels is the Filipino reply to socio-political reality, the collective sigh, in an exhibit entitled Buntong Hininga. The exhibit opens on April 21 at the Silverlens Gallery.
THE BAR SCENE THIS WEEK
Wednesday, April 21
19 East - Side A, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - Stonefree, 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 - Swissy, Shift and Outerhope, 10 p.m.
Saguijo - Admit One featuring Peryodiko, Sugarfree, Cambio, 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 22
19 East - MYMP, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - Johnoy & Kakoy, 9 p.m.
Cafe Mondial - Pop Rocks featuring DJs Mia Ayesa, Sanya Smith and John Joe, 9:30 p.m.
Mag:net - Sipat Lawin Ensemble, 8 p.m.
Route 196 - The Blue Rats, 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 23
19 East - Urbandub, Salamin and December Avenue, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - The Jerks, 10 p.m.
Cafe Mondial - Flow Friday featuring DJ Cao Ocampo, 10 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, 10 p.m.
Route 196 - All Starugo Night, 10 p.m.
Saguijo - Terno Inferno featuring Radioactive Sago Project, Musical O, Sleepwalk Circus, Encounters with a Yeti, The Charms and Up Dharma Down, 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 24
'70 Bistro - Kalayo, 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 - Radioactive Sago Project and Chubibo, 9 p.m.
Members Only - Tryst, 9 p.m.
Saguijo - Kerplunk!, 9 p.m.
Tabu - SpeakerPIMPS, 10 p.m.
Sunday, April 25
19 East - Jazz Volunteers featuring Jinky Vidal, 9 p.m.
M Cafe - Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.
Monday, April 26
19 East - Juris, 9 p.m.
Izakaya Sake Bar - Moshi Moshi Monday featuring Karl Ty, 9 p.m.
Mag:net - O.M.G Open Mic Gig/Songwriters Night hosted by Vim Nadera, 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 27
19 East - Freestyle, 9 p.m.
'70s Bistro - Itchyworms and Silent Sanctuary, 10 p.m.
Cafe Mondial - Play Tuesdays, 10 p.m.
Padrino - Stop Motion, 9 p.m.
Route 196 - Stonefree, 10 p.m.
Saguijo - Milagros Dancehall Collective, Stikfiggaz, Magilas, Discoball, 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 21
Amber - Wednesday Getaway featuring DJs Niki Rojas and Joey Santos, 9 p.m.
Eivissa Superclub - Glitz & Glamour Wednesdays, 9:30 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.
Friday, April 23
Amber - Finally It's Friday, 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 24
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 26
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.