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

Then & Now Massive Music Festival 2010, The Philippine Hiphop Awards, Defending the Caveman, Vice Ganda 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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thenandnow-thumb1. PARTY LIKE IT'S THE '90S

Artists from the '90s to the present sing their greatest hits at the Then & Now Massive Music Festival 2010 on May 15 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. The lineup includes JoJo, Diana King, Frankie J, Baby Bash, P.M. Dawn, SWV, All-4-One and V Factory. Tickets are available at TicketWorld and TicketNet.

Jojo's "Baby It's You" music video

hiphoppalooza-thumb2. PUMP IT AT THE HIPHOP PALOOZA

Hiphop Palooza: The Philippine Hiphop Awards features live performances, rap battles, dance battles, DJ exhibitions and more. Catch it on May 15 at the Mandaluyong City Circle Gymnasium. Tickets are at P150.


Swedish indie duo Club 8 performs on May 14 at the SMX Convention Center with local bands The Camerawalls and Turbo Goth. Tickets are at P1,300. For inquiries, call 0916-4004343.

Club 8's "Western Hospitality" music video


Wolfgang blows up summer with "Wolfgang Plug & Play," the country's first full concert to be streamed online live, on May 15 at White Space. Tickets are available for P798.25 at TicketWorld outlets, major National Bookstore branches and Robinson's Department Stores.

defendingthecaveman-thumb5. LAUGH AT THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES

After requests for a repeat engagement, Defending the Caveman returns on May 14 to 16 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium. The longest running one-man show in Broadway history sheds a hilarious light on the gender gap with theater veteran Joel Trinidad reprising his role as the Caveman. Tickets are at P1,000, P500 and P300.


The funny and fabulous Vice Ganda delivers comic relief at the Big Dome with special guests Kim Atienza, Jon Avila, Ethel Booba, Jaya, Jhong Hilario of Streetboys, Pooh and Pops Fernandez. Entitled "May Nag Text…Yung Totoo! Vice Ganda sa Araneta," the show is on May 15 at the Araneta Coliseum. Tickets are available at Ticketnet.

urban-dance-101-thumb7. JAM WITH DJ X-FACTOR


At Eastwood City's Summer Jam 2010, learn basic mixing, scratching and beat matching with DJ X-Factor on May 14, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Eastwood City Walk 2. Also, try hiphop with Niko Bolante of GrooveJackz and krump with Phil Pamintuan at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the same day. Slots are on a first come, first serve basis. For inquiries, call 687-1499, 709-9888, 709-0888, or 0917-8380111.


Get your fill of films at Titus Brandsma's Pelikula at Politika featuring The Lives of Others, the 79th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film; Hands Over the City, the Golden Lion Award recipient in the 1963 Venice Film Festival; Laro from the Philippines and a surprise film. The free film screening starts at 1 p.m. on May 15.

Trailer of The Lives of Others

darkhabits-thumb9. PAINT THE TOWN RED WITH NUNS

With an abbess who uses heroin, a nun who writes romance novels and a nun who raises a tiger, Entre Tinieblas is sure to be an interesting watch. See it on May 15, 6 p.m. at Instituto Cervantes.

grade-school-for-yuppies-th10. SHOW AND TELL YOUR STORY

This month, Grade School For Yuppies, an open mic night, uses memories to arrive at larger truths. Part show and tell and part storytelling, the May prompt is "Because we should never forget…" Share your story while enjoying good food, wine and company on May 15, 6 p.m. at the Ayala Museum lobby. This event is free with museum admission.


Thursday, May 13

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.

M Cafe - So What? featuring DJ Champagne Bucket and DJ Keyz from Seoul, 10 p.m.

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

Saguijo - Funksoulothers featuring Mike's Apartment, FEEN, Ill-J, 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 14

19 East - Nina/Ecoustic Soul, 9 p.m.

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

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


Mag:net High Street - Red Ninja, 10 p.m.

Route 196 - Kakoy and Johnoy, 10 p.m.

Saguijo - Barangay Tibay, 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 15

19 East - True Faith, 9 p.m.

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

Members Only - Tryst, 9 p.m.

Route 196 - Cubism featuring Johnoy Danao, Julien Drolon, Maya's Anklet, Pale Yellow Light, The Ronnies and TOI, 9 p.m.

Saguijo - Terno Inferno featuring Sleepwalk Circus, Musical O, The Charms, Encounters with a Yet, Not Another Boy Band, Up Dharma Down

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

Sunday, May 16

19 East - Bong Sotto's Blues Night, 9 p.m.

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

Monday, May 17

19 East - Juris, 9 p.m.

Fiamma - Mashup Mondays, 8 p.m.

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

Mag:net High Street - Rockeoke featuring The Johnnies, 10 p.m.

Route 196 - Jumpstart! The Route 196 Auditions, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, May 18

19 East - Freestyle, 9 p.m.

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.

Route 196 - Julianne, 9 p.m.

Saguijo - Redtheplaneet, 10 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.

Wednesday, May 19

19 East - Side A, 9 p.m.

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

Route 196 - Terno Night featuring Up Dharma Down, 9 p.m.

Saguijo - Admit One featuring Cambio, Peryodiko, Sugarfree, 10 p.m.

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


Thursday, May 13

Encore - Code Limited Launch, 9 p.m. Admission is free.

Friday, May 14

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.

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.

LAX -   Then & Now Massive Musical Festival Pre-Party featuring PM Dawn and V-Factory, 10 p.m.


LAX VIP Room - Flashback Fridays featuring DJ Markie Madness and DJ Nina, 10 p.m.

Saturday, May 15

Encore - Sleepless Saturdays, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, May 19

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.

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

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