10 Things to Do This Weekend + The Club & Bar Scene
See Dashboard Confessional live, go to Philippine Fashion Week, drink 100 French wines, earn from trash at the Ayala Recyclables Fair, and more.
What's happening in Manila this weekend? SPOT.ph zeroes in on the events and happenings you shouldn't miss.
1. LET DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL STEAL YOUR HEART.
Dashboard Confessional, the band behind hits like "Stolen," "Vindicated" and "Hands Down," performs in Manila for one night only on May 27, 8:00 p.m. at the Trinoma Mindanao Open Parking Lot. For tickets, click here.
Dashboard Confessional's "Stolen" music video
2. GET YOUR FILL OF PHILIPPINE FASHION.
Over 100 designers, eight days, one venue. The much-awaited Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2010 runs from May 26 to June 2 at the SMX Convention Center. Check out the complete schedule at StyleBible.ph and RunwayProductions.com.
3. EAT LIKE A SUPER STAR.
Three award-winning chefs from top Hong Kong restaurant chain, Super Star Seafood Restaurant, whip up a three-cycle menu for the Tin Hau Cantonese Fest at Mandarin Oriental, Manila. Chefs Chung Man Poi, Ho Po Lung Thomas and Choi San Lung prepare signature dishes like Wok Fried Flower Crab with Pumpkin, Stonefish Prepared Two Ways, and Crispy Tiger Prawn set on Fresh Tomato.
Ongoing until May 30, the Tin Hau Cantonese Fest also features a cooking class and lunch with the chefs on May 29, 9:00 a.m. For reservations, call 750-8888.
4. DRINK 100 WINES IN ONE NIGHT.
Sommelier Selection French Wines Merchant presents 100 French Wines on May 28 at the Ayala Museum. Aside from an assortment of canapés to go with your wines, there is also a chocolate and wine pairing with Pair Patisserie Filipino's award-winning truffles, plus a wine and cheese pairing with the famous Davao cheeses of Malagos Farmhouse. For reservations, call 757-7117 to 21.
5. SEE APO HIKING SOCIETY FOR THE LAST TIME.
After over four decades of music, the legendary Apo Hiking Society performs for the last time on May 27, 28 and 29 at the Music Museum. Each performance starts at 8 p.m. Check out the ticket prices.
Apo Hiking Society performs "Bawat Bata."
6. GORGE ON GADGETS AT THE SONY SALE.
Enjoy up to 50 percent off at the first ever Sony 3-Day Big Sale from May 28 to 30 at the Mega Tent. Participating stores include Abenson, Anson's, Automatic Centre, Avid, Western, Electroworld, CameraHaus, Robinsons Appliances and TCA.
7. TURN YOUR TRASH INTO CASH.
Sell your waste products like paper, plastic, metal, used lead batteries and printer cartridges at the Ayala Recyclables Fair on May 28 at the Trinoma Open Parking Lot. Being green definitely pays off.
8. EXPERIENCE A FEAST FOR YOUR EARS.
Rock out at Jam 88.3's 6th Jam MusicFest on May 28, 6:00 p.m. at the Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill. See the who's who in the music scene like Franco, Pedicab, Pupil, Urbandub, Razorback, Sugarfree, Typecast, and more bands.
9. ENJOY ART FROM ALL OVER ASIA.
The multi-site exhibition, Creative Index, features Asian sound installations, video and film documentaries, performance art, photographs and botanical drawings. Creative Index is on view from May 28 to June 13 at seven venues in Metro Manila. Check which one is nearest to you.
10. MEASURE YOUR LIFE IN LOVE.
Catch Rent the movie, based on the Tony-Award-winning musical, on May 28, 8:00 p.m. at Blacksoup Cafe + Artspace.
Trailer of Rent
THE BAR SCENE THIS WEEK
Thursday, May 27
19 East - MYMP, 9:00 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 NykÃÂƒÂ³ MacÃÂƒÂ¡, and DJs Champagne Bucket and Kristian Hernandez, 10:00 p.m.
Mag:net High Street - SPIT, 10:00 p.m.
Saguijo - RZach and the Action Pact, 10:00 p.m.
Tabu - Brazilian Nights featuring DJ Slick, 10:00 p.m. Order any single liquor beverage for only P100 (P200 for super premium like Patron, Grey Goose, etc.).
Friday, May 28
19 East - Treehouse Productions featuring Hale, 9:00 p.m.
Izakaya Sake Bar - Kamikaze Fridays, 9:00 p.m. Get 30 percent off selected bottles before 10 p.m.
M Cafe - Got Soul featuring DJs Kristian Hernandez and Badkiss, 10:00 p.m.
Saguijo - SaGuijo 6th year anniversary Part One featuring Up Dharma Down, The Charmes, Sandwich, Blast Ople, Imago, Pedicab, Greyhoundz, Drip, Angulo, Spy, Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus, Out Of Body Special, Sleepwalk Circus, 10:00 p.m.
Tabu - Miami Sessions, 10:00 p.m. Order any single liquor beverage for only P100 (P200 for super premium like Patron, Grey Goose, etc.).
Saturday, May 29
19 East - Side A, 9:00 p.m.
Izakaya Sake Bar - Sake To Me Baby featuring Second Story Sounds DJs, 10:00 p.m.
Members Only - Tryst, 9:00 p.m.
Saguijo - SaGuijo 6th year anniversary Part Two featuring Us-2-Evil-0, Taken By Cars, Techy Romantics, Musical O, Encounters with a Yeti, Chicosci, Lady I, Soapdish, Paranoid City, Domino, Radioactive Sago Project, Typecast, 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 30
19 East - Jazz Volunteers featuring Jinky Vidal, 9:00 p.m.
M Cafe - Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10:00 a.m.
Monday, May 31
19 East - Juris, 9:00 p.m.
Fiamma - Mashup Mondays, 8:00 p.m.
Izakaya Sake Bar - Moshi Moshi Monday featuring Karl Ty, 9:00 p.m.
Mag:net High Street - Rockeoke featuring The Johnnies, 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 1
Izakaya Sake Bar - Unplugged featuring Norby of Overtone and Junji of Velcro, 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 2
Tabu - Throwback Forward Wednesdays featuring Mike Bolante and David Ardiente, 10:00 p.m.
THE CLUB SCENE THIS WEEK
Thursday, May 27
Amber - Dynamic Thursdays featuring Turbo Goth, 9:00 p.m.
Friday, May 28
Amber - Finally It's Friday featuring DJ Rico Arce, 3Mil Angeles and guest DJs , 10:00 p.m. A grand a bottle from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Encore - Snap Crackle Pop/Fever Fridays, 10:00 p.m. Buy one, take one promo on local beers and selected shots and cocktails from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight.
LAX - Blackout Fridays, 10:00 p.m.
LAX VIP Room - Summer Time in the VIP featuring DJ Markie Madness, 10:00 p.m. Open bar on selected cocktails from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 29
Encore - Sleepless Saturdays, 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 2
Encore - Superklasse/We Rock Wednesdays, 10:00 p.m.
LAX - Vixen Inferno featuring DJs Ron, Nina, and MC Fatima, 10:00 p.m. Open bar for ladies until 11:00 p.m. Two for one on Margarita and Sex on the Beach (ladies only). Two for one on local beers until 1:00 a.m.
For more events, check out SPOT.ph's calendar.