10 Things to Do this Weekend + The Club & Bar Scene
Learn about fashion, run for a good cause, discover paper art, and more.
What’s happening in Manila this weekend? SPOT.ph zeroes in on the events and happenings you shouldn’t miss.
1. SEE FOR YOURSELF WHAT DAZZLED OPRAH, ELLEN AND GLEE.
You’ve got to love your own. Catch the international singing sensation Charice Pempengco in one of her concerts this weekend. Charice will be having a 3-day concert series from July 15 to 17, Thursday to Saturday, 8 p.m., at the following venues: Newport Plaza at Resorts World Manila, Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill Fort Bonifacio, and Eastwood Mall Open Park at Eastwood City. For inquiries, call 709-1111 local 142 and look for Ian Frayco.
"Pyramid" by Charice featuring Iyaz
2. PARTY WITH THE COUNTRY’S SEXIEST WOMEN.
Lucky ticket holders can join the hottest celebrities at the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2010 Victory Party at the World Trade Center in Pasay on July 15, 2010, Thursday. Party starts at 7:30 p.m. Expect some steamy dance numbers and exciting games.
FHM’s Sexiest Woman in the World for 2010, Angel Locsin
3. GO ON A RUSSIAN FILM MARATHON.
Done with French and Japanese films? Head to the UP Film Center (Cine Adarna) and watch critically acclaimed Russan films for free. The Russian Film Festival, held in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the Russian-Philippines diplomatic relations, runs until July 16, Friday. Screenings are at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
"Ward No. 6" teaser (Karen Shakhnazarov’s adaptation of an Anton Chekhov original)
4. DISCOVER PAPER ART.
View the Pumapapel: Art in Paper exhibit and you’ll never look at a paper the same way again. The exhibit explores paper as a flexible medium for various art forms. It runs until November 6 at the Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza, Makati. For more information, call 889-1234.
5. FEEL THE HEAT RISE UP TO 98 DEGREES.
Hear certified 98 Degrees hits like I Do, The Hardest Thing, and The Invisible Man straight from the group’s Jeff Timmons. He will be serenading guests at the Aliw Theater on July 16, Friday, 8:30 pm. Ticket prices are at P3,090/P2,060/P1,030. For reservations and inquiries, call (02) 891-9999 or visit the TicketWorld website.
"Because of You" by 98 Degrees
6. CELEBRATE VEGANISM.
Enjoy a healthy buffet at the Quantum Cafe’s Vegan Food Festival, which runs until July 16. For P400 per person, you can savor the delectable concoctions of The Art of Living Foundation, Amaya Gonzales, and Quantum’s Maryjo Reyes Feraren. The theme is Filipino for July 15 and Continental for July 16.
7. RUN FOR A GREEN CAUSE.
If you didn’t make it to the July 11 registration deadline, then run to cheer for your friends instead. Attend the One Run. One Family. One La Salle. 2. at Global City, Fort Bonifacio Taguig and aid the Green for Life: 1 Million Trees and Beyond project. The event starts at 5 a.m. and runs until 9 a.m.
8. EXPERIENCE DEJA VU AT AS 1: THE REPEAT.
Because once just isn’t enough, these guys have to do it again and again and again. Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano are back for the AS 1 repeat concert on July 16, 8 p.m. at the Araneta Coliseum. For tickets, visit the TicketNet website or call (02) 911555 for TicketNet, (02) 7062170 to 72 / 09154795225 for Genesis, and (02) 7264614 for Studio V.
AS 1 concert last September 19, 2009 at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds
9. FEAST ON SOME SWEET CHOCOLATE TREATS.
So you think you know your chocolate? Come to the 1st Philippine Chocolate and Ice Cream Show on July 14 to16, Wednesday to Friday at the World Trade Center. Explore the wide and suprising variety of chocolate and ice cream products the Philippines has to offer. For more information, call (02) 328-8876.
10. SIGN UP FOR FASHION 101.
Hit the fashion books and unleash your inner fashionista. Attend Designer Fashion Workshops at the STI Center of Arts, University Parkway Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Learn fashion design, basic flat pattern drafting, draping, sewing, and fashion styling. The workshops run until August 14. For more information, contact 09188031322 or call (02) 9945592.
THE BAR SCENE THIS WEEK
The Jerks at 70’s Bistro
Friday, July 16
19 East - Franco, 9 p.m.
Route 196 - Terno Night at Route 196: Up Dharma Down, Sleepwalk Circus, Not Another Boyband, Hidden Nikki, and more, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Side A and Kid Camaya, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - The Jerks, 9 p.m.
Saguijo - "Kerplunk 6th year Anniversary" featuring Kjwan, Angulo, Pitik, Mayonnaise, Enemies of Saturn, Archipelago and Urbandub, 10 p.m.
Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Acoustic Hour featuring PB3 and Ansyl Cadag, Bandwagon Productions, 6 pm.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Tower of Doom: April Morning Skies, Valley of Chrome, Bloodshedd, Boy Elroy, Cog, Sin, Arcadia, Hansom, and Screwtomb, 9 p.m.
M Cafe - Got Soul Fridays at M Cafe featuring DJs Ms Badkiss and Kristian Hernandez, 10 p.m.
Izakaya - Kamikaze Fridays at Izakaya: Hiphop Mashup Electro hosted by Jess Manzano, 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 17
19 East - Sitti, Ecoustic Soul, 9 p.m.
Route 196 - Cubism at Route 196: LTBA, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Freestyle and Kid Camaya, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - Production, 9 p.m.
Saguijo - "Terno Inferno" featuring The Charmes, Musical O, Encounters with a Yeti, Not Another Boy Band and Up Dharma Down, 9 p.m.
Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Art Talk by Jucar Raquepo, Acoustic Hour featuring Denise Sagun, Tribu ni Dulu Productions, 6 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Monty Mayonnaise, 9 p.m.
Izakaya - Sake to me Baby hosted by Marco Roces De Guzman, 5 p.m.
Sunday, July 18
19 East - Jazz Volunteers featuring Jinky Vidal, 9 pm.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Audio Lokah Productions "Guiltless Momentum" featuring Pentavia, Concrete Sam, Sacrilegion, Red Mean Itop, FMD, Talata, Meridian, Kid Corporate, Homicide, and Aleccia, 9 p.m.
M Cafe - Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.
Monday, July 19
19 East - Juris, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - TBA, 9 p.m.
Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Playlist Hour featuring Dana Bulaon, Happy Mondays Poetry Night, 6 p.m.
Izakaya - Moshi Moshi Monday featuring Top 40’s music by Karl Ty. Hosted by Ivan Zalameda, 5 p.m.
Freestyle at 19 East
Tuesday, July 20
19 East - Freestyle, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Fat Session and Passage, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - Itchyworms, 9 p.m.
Saguijo - "Tubby Trousers Production" featuring Ursa Minor, Humanfolk, tether, Shuriken, Identikit, Fun City Boys and Valet Parking, 10 p.m.
Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Audition Hour featuring Silid, Songwriters Ph. Night, 6 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Steevo + Freelove Productions presents Loudest Scream VII featuring M.O.F., album launch featuring Bad Omen, Dear Dingo, Sex Martial, M.O.F. ixion, The Varacko, CoffinRide, Halfmast, Death Squad, Attrismo, The Young Instigators, and more, 9 p.m.
Izakaya -Izakaya Unplugged featuring music by Norby of Overtone and Junji of Velcro. Hosted by Raj Sadhwani, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 21
19 East - Side A, 9 p.m.
Route 196 - Helm of the Realm at Route 196: LTBA, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Juris and The Daughters, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - Reggae Mistress / Lady I, 9 p.m.
Saguijo - "Admit One" featuring Peryodiko, Sugarfree, Tanya Markova and Outerhope, 10 p.m.
Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Playlist Hour featuring Ant Bohol, Acoustic Night Featuring Tao Aves, 6 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Ladies Night, 9 p.m.
Izakaya - Izakaya Dojo Wednesday hosted by Jec Cantillon, 5 p.m.
THE CLUB SCENE THIS WEEK
Friday, July 16
Amber - Dynamic Thursdays featuring Techy Romantics and Chillitees, 10 p.m.
Bureau - Freedom Fridays featuring DJ Zack, DJ Aryan Magat, and DJ Trident, 10 p.m.
Encore - Mixocolgy Fridays featuring DJ Martin Fulgar, DJ Marc Naval, and DJ Bigboy Cheng, 10 p.m.
LAX - Blackout Fridays featuring DJ Buzz and MC Jaygo, 10 p.m.
Manor - Jive Fridays featurig Mark Nicosia and Darrel D., 10 p.m.
Republiq - Soiree Fridays featuring DJ Ace, DJ Bcal, and DJ Mars, 10 p.m.
White Avenue - Deluge Titans Foam Party, 10 p.m.
Saturday, July 17
Amber - Envy Saturday featuring music by DJ Chester Canlas and DJ Mia Ayesa of Spin City DJ Academy, 10 p.m.
Encore - Sleepless Saturdays, 10 p.m.
LAX -After Hours, 10 p.m.
Manor - Saturday Supreme featuring mixes by DJ Buzz, DJ Slick J, DJ Mick, DJ J Reyes and MC Boo, 10 p.m.
Republiq - Pure featuring Marc Naval and GP Reyes, 10 p.m.
Wednesday, July 21
Encore - Superklasse Wednesdays, 10 p.m.
LAX - House of Vixen featuring music by DJ Ron and MC Jaygo, 10 p.m.
Manor - Wicked Wednesdays featuring music by DJ Acidburn and DJ Santi with "Hype Man of the Year," MC Paolo, 10 p.m.
For more events, check out SPOT.ph’s calendar.