10 Things to Do This Long Weekend + the Club & Bar Scene

Mother's Day, National Elections, Chilean Wine Festival at Oakroom, GO KAISHO at the Philippine Trade Training Center, Pets for Peace Dog Walk at Alabang Town Center, and more.

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

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chef-laudico1. STOP EVERYTHING FOR MOM ON SUNDAY

Take your pick from SPOT.ph's extensive list of restaurants where you can treat the queen of your world this weekend. From lavish hotel buffets to sumptuous set menus, we've got you covered. Also, check out SPOT.ph's 20 Mother's Day Gift Ideas.



elections-thumbnail2. VOTE ON MAY 10

Make your voice heard on our country's date with destiny. Find your precinct, then  check out SPOT.ph's voting survival guide for everything you need to know about this fateful day.




chilean-wine-thumb3. WINE AND DINE CHILE-STYLE

At the Oakroom's Chilean Wine Festival, pair best-selling Veramonte wines with Oakroom's signature dishes (Chilean Seabass, Butter-roasted Jumbo Prawn and Miso-glazed Imported Beef Tenderloin, Prime Beef Rib-eye Steak, and Grilled Berkshire Porkchop). The festival runs from May 8 to May 23 at the Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila.



gokaisho-thumb4. INDULGE YOUR JAP CRAZE AT GO KAISHO

GO KAISHO features an anime cross-play pageant, otaku exposition, variety show, skills competition and more. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 8, immerse yourself in all things Japanese at the Philippine Trade Training Center.



pedicab-thumb5. DO THE GIG ROUNDS

At 19 East, True Faith performs on May 7 and Side A performs on May 8. At Saguijo, Mike's Apartment and other bands perform on May 7 and The Camerawall plus more bands perform on May 8. At Mag:net High Street, Oven Toaster performs at Rockeoke on May 10.


dogs-day-out-thumb6. GIVE YOUR DOG SOME LOVE

Enjoy a dog lovers' day at the Alabang Town Center on May 8. The day starts at 5:30 a.m. with the Pets for Peace Dog Walk at Corte de las Palmas, followed by a paw printing activity. At 4 p.m., join the Dog Talent/Agility and Photo Activity at the Town Plaza.




ocana-thumb7. WALK THE PINK STREETS OF BARCELONA

Instituto Cervantes screens Ocaña, An Intermittent Portrait, a documentary showing the life of homosexual painter José Pérez Ocaña set in '70s Barcelona. Ocaña recounts repression he suffered for being gay, his first sexual experiences and the greatest love of his life. Catch it on May 8, 6 p.m.



wild-grass-thumb18. GET WILD AT MOGWAI CINEMATHEQUE

Follow two characters go through mismatched patterns of love and hate in French master Alain Resnais' Wild Grass. Mogwai Cinematheque screens the film every day at 9 p.m. until May 8.

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soler-thumb9. SEE SOLER PAINT A PICTURE

Artist Soler puts his brushes aside and presents a series of photographs that features everyday pedestrian scenery and breathes new life to otherwise mundane facades. Soler Photo-graphs runs until May 30 at mo_space.




waste-not-thumb10.   GET AN ECO ART START AT THE FINALE ART GALLERY

Eco-inspired Waste not, Want not opens on May 7, 6 p.m. at the Finale Art Gallery. This MM Yu creation is on view until May 30.




THE BAR SCENE THIS WEEK

Thursday, May 6

19 East - MYMP, 9 p.m.

Izakaya Sake Bar - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang featuring DJ Euric, 10 p.m. Six beers for P250. Get 30 percent off on Johnny Walker Black Laber, Jose Cuervo Tequila and Absolute Vodka.

Mag:net High Street - SPIT, 10 p.m.

Saguijo - PopShoppe featuring Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus, Chillitees, The Bernadettes, Reklamo, Pedicab and Turbogoth, 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.).


Friday, May 7

19 East - True Faith, 9 p.m.

Encore - Snap Crackle Pop/Fever Fridays, 10 p.m. Buy one, take one promo on local beers and selected shots and cocktails from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight.

Izakaya Sake Bar - Kamikaze Fridays, 9 p.m. Get 30 percent off selected bottles before 10 p.m.

M Cafe - Got Soul featuring DJs Kristian Hernandez and Badkiss, 10 p.m.

Mag:net High Street - Revolver, 10 p.m.

Route 196 - Goo Goo G'Joob, 10 p.m.

Saguijo - SonicLogo.TV featuring Talata, Pentavia, Vie, ConcreteSam, FEEN, Caminos, Wagyu, Mike's Apartment and TML, 10 p.m.

Tabu - Miami Sessions, 10 p.m. Order any single liquor beverage for only P100 (P200 for super premium like Patron, Grey Goose, etc.).

Saturday, May 8

Izakaya Sake Bar - Sake To Me Baby featuring Second Story Sounds DJs, 10 p.m.

Members Only - Tryst featuring DJ Alex Pain, 9 p.m.

Tabu - SpeakerPIMPS featuring DJ Yoshiznit and DJ A/W, 10 p.m.

Sunday, May 9

M Cafe - Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.

Monday, May 10

Fiamma - Mashup Mondays featuring DJ Funk Avy and DJ Chrismyk, 9 p.m.

Izakaya Sake Bar - Moshi Moshi Monday featuring Karl Ty, 9 p.m.

Mag:net High Street - Rockeoke Featuring Oven Toaster, 10 p.m.

Tuesday, May 11

Izakaya Sake Bar - Unplugged featuring Norby of Overtone and Junji of Velcro, 10 p.m.

Mag:net High Street - Acoustic Night featuring Joniver and Noli Aurilo, 10 p.m.

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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.

Wednesday, May 12

Mag:net High Street -  Church Simplified, 10 p.m.

Tabu - Throwback Forward Wednesdays featuring Mike Bolante and David Ardiente, 10 p.m.


THE CLUB SCENE THIS WEEK

Friday, May 7

Amber - Finally It's Friday featuring DJ Rico Arce, 3Mil Angeles and guest DJs , 10 p.m. A grand a bottle from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

LAX - Blackout Fridays featuring DJ X-Factor and Buzz and MC Pikaso, 10 p.m.

LAX VIP Room - Flashback Fridays featuring DJ Markie Madness and DJ Nina, 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, May 8

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, May 9

Members Only - Su Casa VIP Mondays featuring DJs Johnny Verse, Mark Africa and Mars Miranda, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, May 12

Encore - Superklasse/We Rock Wednesdays, 10 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.


For more events, check out SPOT.ph's calendar.


Election guide and Mother's Day works of art by Warren Espejo.


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