10 Things to Do & Where to Go this Weekend

Stuff yourself with the best in food, art and theater and get the lowdown on Manila’s hottest nightspots.

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



Watch PETA’s Ang Post Office starting August 6 to September 12, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the PETA Theater Center. This adaptation of India’s Rabindranath Tagore’s classic is set to inspire audiences with its poignant and contemporary Filipino touch to the story. Adapted and written by Palanca Awardee Rody Vera, the play stars  Bembol Roco, Bodgie Pascua, Lao Rodriguez, Mary Jane Medina, Martin Delos Santos, Sweet Ramos, and Julia Chua  Tickets are P300 each. For more information, contact PETA Marketing and Public Relations at (02) 725-6244, (02), 410-821 or 0917-8044428.



View the Evil Poscards and Other Beautiful Stories exhibit by Johhan Espiritu as it runs until August 28 at the Silverlens Gallery and take a break to experience beauty in all its forms. Let Espiritu’s photographs play with your senses as your mind delves deeper into his visual depictions of everyday objects. Who knows, you might come out of it a bit less cynical. For more information and updates, call (02) 816-0044/0917-5874011 or visit the Silverlens Gallery websites: www.silverlensphoto.com and slab.silverlensphoto.com.



Kick-start your weekened with Manila Design Week 2010 from August 7 (Kick-Off Party at The Collective, Makati) to 8 and 11 to 13 at different venues around the Metro. Celebrate grraphic design in all media (print, web, motion graphics, photography, advertising, music, and fashion) and prove correct the Manila Design Week theme: "Design Everyday: Everyday, everyone and everything are great places to find good design." For the full schedule of events, click here. For more information and updates, visit the Manila Design Week 2010 Website.




Attend the Cupcakes by Sonja Workshop at Enderun Extension on August 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and get a hands-on lecture from Chef Sonja Ocampo on how to make sweets for your sweets. For P4,200 (inclusive of ingredients, recipes and a certificate of participation), get the lowdown on creating her trademark treats like her Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting, Vanilla Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Frosting, Lemon Tea Cupcakes with Lemon Glaze, Black Bottom Cupcakes, and Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Icing. For inquiries, call Monica Salamatin at (02) 856 5000 local 505/0917 592 4674 or email monica.salamatin@enderuncolleges.com. You may also visit www.enderunextension.com.



Take your pick from selected items at the Skechers August Sale at Skechers outlets in the Metro (Market! Market!, Trinoma, Glorietta 5, and Festival Mall). Get up to 70% off on your footwear of choice. Visit the Skechers outlet nearest to you before the good ones are gone. Sale is until August 31.


Join the Mommy Mikshake Marathon 2010 on August 8, 6 a.m. at Bonifacio Global City and run (or walk) to celebrate World Breastfeeding Month. Moms, dads, kids, grandmas, grandpas, and just about anyone can join. Registration is at P200. First 400 participants will be given free bibs. Register here or email janice@mommymundo.com for more information.



Now if you really love food (and that doesn’t only mean eating), this is for you. Visit the World Food Expo 2010 from August 4 to 7 at the SMX Convention Center and World Trade Center and witness food and beverage sectors come together to create what is dubbed as "The Ultimate Food Show Experience." The event will also introduce the 1st Philippine Culinary Cup, a culinary competition in the country only for the best of the best.




View the Bare Tactics exhibit by Isa Lorenzo and Rachel Rillo from August 7 to 28 at the Blanc Manila Peninsula. See how the two artists, coincidentally co-directors of Silverlens Gallery, expose core images that are behind memories and aspirations. You might realize a thing or two about your most bizarre thoughts. For more information, contact 09209276436 or visit www.blanc.ph.



Do more than just eat and contribute to the Ayala Malls Top Food Picks List. Cast your vote here to participate in the Ayala Malls Top Food Picks (A.M. TOP); help the culinary experts who make up the A.M. TOP Food Panel to pick the best dishes (Appetizer, Salad, Soup, Seafood, Main Course-Red/White Meat, Dessert, and Coffee or Cocktail) from food establishments in each of the Ayala Malls. By voting you will also get the chance to win a P5,000-worth dining spree. Voting period is until August 15 only.


For those who have settled long enough for 2nd-hand books, treat yourself to some power shopping at the Powerbooks Sale 2010 happening from July 15 to August 15. Buy books priced up to 80% off at the different Powerbooks branches (Alabang Town Center, TriNoma Mall, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, Glorietta 3, Shangri-la Plaza Mall and, Greenbelt 3, Robinsons Place Manila, and Festival Supermall) and feel guilt-free.




Turbo Goth at Al’s Bar

Thursday, August 5

19 East - Juris, 9 p.m.

Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Head Rush, 9 p.m.


B-Side - Mind on the Grind featuring RBTO, LDP, and Skarm of Ampon, DJ sets by Rye of U92.3 and Switch of Miscellaneous, 9 p.m.

Handlebar Bar and Grill - Jack Vs. The Crab, 6 p.m.

Izakaya - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang featuring DJ Euric, 5 p.m.

Mag:Net Cafe Katipunan - Open Mic, Sipat Lawin Ensemble, 6 p.m.

Martinis - Skarlet & Trio, DJ Cocoy (from 10 p.m.), 9 p.m.

M Cafe - So What? Thursdays, 10 p.m.

Route 196 - Revolver: Archetypes and Anti-Heroes with The Bernadettes, Championship Vinyl,Cj de Silva/Nino, Gorgoro, The Kindly Ones, Techy Romantics, Stella Mariz, Turbo Goth, Us-2 Evil-0, 10 p.m.

Saguijo - Lilystars Records Presents The Pop Shoppe: Belle & Sebastian Night w/ The Camerawalls, The Gentle Isolation, Your Imaginary Friends, and more, 10 p.m.

Friday, August 6

19 East - True Faith, 9 p.m.

Al’s Bar -Kastigo, Glorious Masai Mara, Nyctinasty, The Naked Lights, FB, Neverdie, Halmista, Daniel Crisologo, 9 p.m.

Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Side A, Passage, 9 p.m.

B-Side - RU Listening Tour 2010 featuring Sugar Hiccup, Out of Body Special, Salamin, Reklamo, Turbo Goth, December Avenue, Enemies of Saturn, Malay, and more, 6 p.m.

Handlebar Bar and Grill - NATF, 6 p.m.

Izakaya - Kamikaze Fridays at Izakaya: Hiphop Mashup Electro hosted by Jess Manzano, 5 p.m.

Mag:Net Cafe Katipunan - Acoustic Hour featuring Jim Bean, Dawn of the Bands (Hosted by Donna Jover) featuring Philo, Monopond, The Drift, and more, 6 p.m.

Martinis - Latin Night with David Starck, DJ Cocoy (from 12 midnight), 9 p.m.


M Cafe - Got Soul Fridays at M Cafe featuring DJs Ms Badkiss and Kristian Hernandez with special guest DJ Reza Ecilo (Indonesia), 10 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Noli Aurillo, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - Rock Ed Cubism featuring Ernville, Imago, Johnoy Danao, Maya’s Anklet, Pedicab, RocketMama, 9 p.m.

Saguijo - SonicLogo.Tv w/ The Bernadettes, Championship Vinyl, Flicker Fusion, Pale Yellow Light, Playphonics, Third Time Charm, Toto Sorioso, and The Wilderness, 10 p.m.

Ten 02 - Jun Lupito and Lady Hi, 6 p.m.

Saturday, August 7

19 East - MYMP, 9 p.m.

Al’s Bar - Chimp of Fridays, September Issue, Ajka, Speakeasy, Degage, 9 pm.

Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Freestyle, Shayne, 9 p.m.

B-Side - Underground Project feautring Justin de Guzman, Kass Ilagan, Adrian Cuenca, Elvin Sj, Jemir Blanco, Reza Ecilio, and Alinep, 9 p.m.

Izakaya - Sake to me Baby hosted by Marco Roces De Guzman, 5 p.m.

Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Acoustic Hour featuring Noli Aurilio, Mary Moon Productions, 6 p.m.

Martinis - Music & Wine with Elian Habayeb, 9 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Astral Jazz Trio, Alak Pa, and Malaya, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - Attraction! Reaction! featuring Ciudad, Ang Bandang Shirley, Monsterbot, Us-2 Evil-0, Twisted Halo, 10 p.m.

Saguijo - Eraserheads Night/Circus Anniversary w/ Discord, Helikopter, Lemonskrews, Make Out with Belle, Mix.Fold.Bake.Decorate., The Satellites, The Squeezers, and Subtle Sound, 9 p.m.



Stonefree at Saguijo

Sunday, August 8

B-Side - IRIE Sunday featuring Big Answer Sound, Red-i, Don P, and Papadom, 4:30 p.m.

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


Monday, August 9

Izakaya - Moshi Moshi Monday featuring Top 40’s music by Karl Ty. Hosted by Ivan Zalameda, 5 p.m.

Route 196 - Jumpstart! The Route 196 Auditions (lineup TBA), free entrance, 9 p.m.

Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Acostic Night featuring Toto Sorioso, 6 p.m.

Martinis - Kat Agarrado, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, August 10

19 East - Freestyle, 9 p.m.

Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Fat Session, 9 p.m.

Izakaya -Izakaya Unplugged featuring music by Norby of Overtone and Junji of Velcro. Hosted by Raj Sadhwani, 5 p.m.

Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Audition Hour featuring The Runners, Songwriters Ph. Night 6 p.m.

Martinis - Red Cats, David Starck with Manila Paris Confidential, 9 p.m.

Route 196 - Cubism (lineup TBA), 9 p.m.

Saguijo - Helter Shelter w/ Flood, Gaijin, Shuriken, Switch, and more, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, August 11

19 East - Side A, 9 p.m.

B-Side - Home featuring Deep Funk, Jack Minimal, Soul Tech, Mike Bolante, and Herbie Walton, 10 p.m.

Izakaya - Izakaya Dojo Wednesday hosted by Jec Cantillon, 5 p.m.

Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Acoustic Hour featuring Carlo David, Acoustic Night featuring Sander Briones, 6 p.m.

Route 196 - Helm of the Realm (lineup TBA), 9 p.m.

Saguijo - Teddy Bear3 w/ Ansyl, DeLara, Doki, Luna, Stonefree, and Turbo Goth, 6 p.m.




Thursday, August 5

Amber UltraLounge -Dynamic Thursdays featuring Techy Romantics and Chillitees, 10 p.m.

Bliss UltraClub - Model’s Closet Thursdays featuring DJ Chinaman,DJ Lime, DJ Ace Ramosm DJ Richard, 10 p.m.

LiMBo - Good Stuff Thursdays featuring DJ Alex Wong, DJ Merms Dabu, and Allan B. on video mixing, 10 p.m.


Tabu Lounge - Brazilian Nights, 9 p.m.

Friday, August 6

Amber UltraLounge - Finally It’s Friday featuring DJ Rico Arce, 3Mil Angeles and guest DJs spinning electro, remixes, house and top 40 beats, 10 p.m.

Bliss UltraClub - Super Swagger Fridays featuring DJ Richard, DJ Lime, and DJ Chinaman, 10 p.m.

Encore - Mixology Fridays featuring DJ Martin Pulgar, DJ Marc Naval, and DJ BigBoy Cheng with MC Warren, 10 p.m.

Guilly’s Island - T.G.I.F: Thank Guilly’s It’s Friday featuring DJ Ariel, DJ Pitbull, DJ Kimura, and MC Bounce, 10 p.m.

LAX - Blackout Fridays featuring DJ Buzz and MC Jaygo, 10 p.m.

LAX Main Room - Full Access Fridays featuring DJ Ponch and guest DJs with MC Jaygo on the mic, 10 p.m.

Manor - Jive Fridays featuring featurig Mark Nicosia and Darrel D. Hosted by Stephen Ku, Bingo Manahan, and The Jive Crew, 10 p.m.

Members Only - Soul featuring DJ Marie Garcia, Bing Reyes, and weekly guests, 9 p.m.

Nu.Vo - Toast of the Town: Champagne Night, 9 p.m.

Republiq - Soiree Fridays featuring DJ Ace, DJ Bcal, and DJ Mars, 10 p.m.

Saturday, August 7

Amber UltraLounge - Envy Saturdays featuring music by DJ Chester Canlas and DJ Mia Ayesa of Spin City DJ Academy, 10 p.m.

Club Bureau - Saturday Night Live featuring DJ Chris Myk and Violator Allstar DJ Euric, 10 p.m.

Bliss UltraClub - Blissful Saturdays featuring DJ Chinaman, DJ Lime, DJ Ace Ramos, and DJ Richard, 10 p.m.


Eivissa - Daring Remix Saturdays featuring music by DJ Markie Madness, DJ XFactor, and DJ Jet, with MC Matt Montoya on the mic, 10 p.m.

Encore - Sleepless Saturdays, featuring DJ Santi, DJ Bad Boy Jeff, and MC Pao, 10 p.m.

LAX -After Hours featuring music by DJ Coki and DJ Buzz, with MC Jaygo on the mic, 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 Marie Garcia, Bing Reyes, and guest Amber Davis, 10 p.m.

Members Only - TRYST featuring Brazillian DJ and model Alex Pain with Members Only residents John Monreal and Arnel Genterone for the opening set, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, August 10

Amber UltraLounge - Trash Tuesdays featuring music from DJ Gigee and DJ Brian Cua, 9 p.m.

Tabu - Models Night featuring electro, hiphop, and R&B music by DJ Slick and Ghandi, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, August 11

Amber UltraLounge - Tuned Wednesdays featuring DJ Lenin, 10 p.m.

Encore - Superklasse Wednesdays featuring music by DJ Ace and DJ Mars with MC Dash, 9 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.

Nu.Vo - RetroGarde featuring music DJ Arnel Genterone and DJ Boyet Sison, 10 p.m.

Padrino - Get Whacked featuring music by DJ Slim and suprise guest DJs, 10 p.m.


Republiq - Wild Wednesdays featuring music by DJ Mark Nicosia, DJ Euric, and Funk Avy, 10 p.m.



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