10 Things to Do & Where to Go this Weekend

Get physical this weekend! Run a marathon, kick ass with Krav Maga relax with Tai Chi + chill out at your favorite bars and clubs.

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


Skip out of the office early and have a sophisticated Friday afternoon at Wine Depot on August 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. Attend the Wine & Cheese Tasting at Wine Depot Reposo, Alabang, or Greenhills and savor the tastes of 16 awarded wines paired with over 30 cheeses from France, Australia, Norway, and Spain for only P500. For more information, click here.



Because it’s that good, Inception deserves a take two (or even three). Take advantage of this special promo from SM Supermalls--watch Inception in any IMAX Theatre nationwide for only P200. Forget about your totem starting August 12 and immerse yourself in this beautiful dream.



In Manny Montelibano’s Greater than or Equal to Infinity exhibit, sights and sounds are in perfect tandem. View this audio-visual exhibit until August 27 at the NOVA Gallery and see how the artist tries to uncover the process of perception. Now, that’s something to make you think.



More important than staying fit is living well. Attend the free Tai Chi lessons at the Lesieux Area in the Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus at Newport Boulevard, Pasay City and get your mind, body, and soul in harmony. The lessons will be conducted by Mr. Rudolph Petalver of the Blue Dragon Society International, Spring of Harmony Internal Arts Club International, and Peace Blossons Internal Arts Society on August 15, 22, and 29 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. For more information, click here.



If you want to run, why not run for a cause? If you got to register just in time, then start your pre-running preps because on Sunday, you start running for a cause. Run to Read happening on August 15, 5 a.m. at the Bonifacio Global City is a fun run organized to help restore libraries in less fortunate communities. There’s a 500 meter dash for kids plus the 3K, 5K, 10K, and 15K runs. For more information, click here.




To the ladies: prove that you’re a tough chick with killer moves courtesy of Krav Maga Philippines. Attend the Tactical Self Defense Seminar for Women on August 14, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the ABC Bldg., Krav Maga Philippines Gym and learn basic self defense, common street attacks, and self defense for rape scenarios. For inquiries, call (02) 726-5021.



Show humanity some love and run at the Red Cross Run for Humanity fun run in commemoration of the International Humanitarian Law Day Geneva Conventions: Compassion Amidst Armed Conflict on August 15, 5 a.m. at the Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City. On-site registration is allowed so if you don’t mind not getting any award, put your running shoes on this Sunday. For inquiries, call (02) 854-2748 or (02) 973- 5970.



Dressing up a classic is hard to do. Watch Repertory Philippines’ Sleeping Beauty and decide whether it deserves cheers or jeers. The play runs from August 14 to December 10 at OnStage, Greenbelt 1. For more information, visit the Repertory Philippines website or log on to TicketWorld.com.ph.




Pay tribute to the mothers in your life by viewing Vancouver-based artist, Jun Virtusio’s Hugot sa Ugat: Ina Series 2010 exhibit from August 1 to 21 at the Ricco Renzo Galleries. See the artworks in oil depicting women in various states of fulfillment and intrepid struggle. For inquiries, call (02) 898-2545.



Ditch the usual hoity-toity hangoutand get B-Side Bohemian and watch the ThirdWorldProject Reunion Gig on August 14, 10 p.m. at B-Side featuring Flicker Fusion, Mike’s Apartment, Chillitees, Alak Pa, Pasta Groove, Crooked Smile, Pasok Mga Bwitre. Entrance is free plus, limited edition CDs and other merchandise will be on sale.



Thursday, August 12



Paramita at Route 196

19 East - Juris, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Brownman Revival, 9 p.m.

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

B-Side - Kastigo 5th Anniversary Gig with Ozawa, Pitik, Head, September Issue, A Music Theory, Fade Into Oblivion, and Redentor, 9 p.m.

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

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

Last Home Resto Bar - Last Home Rockoustic: The Joniver Show featuring Noli Aurillo and Emee Fortuno, 10 p.m.

Mag:Net Cafe Katipunan - Acoustic Hour featuring Miggy, Silly People’s Improv Theater (SPIT), 6 p.m.

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

M Cafe - So What? Thursdays featuring DJs Caliph8 and Mark Zero, 10 p.m.


Obsidian Bar and Grill - Azim Band Pre Music CD Launch featuring Flytrap, Alas ni Bolantroy, Gecco, DVS, Juan Story, Habla, G.O.D., and more, 8 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Tao Aves and Hegalong Project, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - Soulchild Productions featuring Julianne and others TBA, 10 p.m.

Saguijo - Heavy Audio Productions w/ Archipelago, Mr. Bones & the Boneyard Circus, Fireworks in the Horizon, Havoc, Paramita, and Tanya Markova, 10 p.m.

Friday, August 13

19 East - Nina, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - The Jerks, 9 p.m.

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

B-Side - Soul Fillet featuring DJs Rye and J-Hoon with performances by Marquiss and People’s Future, 9 p.m.

Handlebar Bar and Grill - Charlie Y, 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 Chris Carandang and Noli Aurilioe, 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 , 10 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Moonfire Music Presents: 13 Ink, Arcadia, AMS, Kon, The 21st Fever, Faintlight, Concrete Sam and Meghann, 8 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Blue Jean Junkies and Mobster Manila, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - Terno Night with Up Dharma Down and others TBA, 9 p.m.

Saguijo - Brgy Tibay presents Loonie EP Launch 10 p.m.

Ten 02 - FIL-JAP Friendship Day Concert featuring Rannie Raymundo and Japanese Jazz/OPM Artist Aisaku Yokogawa 6 p.m.




Peryodiko at Saguijo

Saturday, August 14

19 East - MYMP, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - TBA, 9 p.m.

Al’s Bar - Mogti Music Productions, 9 pm.

Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Deutsche exclusive function, 9 p.m.

B-Side - ThirdWorldProject Reunion Gig featuring Flicker Fusion, Mike’s Apartment, Chillitees, Alak Pa, Pasta Groove, Crooked Smile, Pasok Mga Bwitre, 10 p.m.

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

Last Home Resto Bar - One Night Stand: The Beatles Night featuring Joniver Trio, Jaycie and Honey, Kess Cheng, Lite Reyes, Shift, and The Johnnys, 10 p.m.

Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Acoustic Hour featuring Njel De Mesa, Extrapolation & Astral Jazz 6 p.m.

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

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Maryzark, 8 p.m.

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

Saguijo - Redslim & Revolver Presents Silipan Rinigan Arts & Music Fest w/ Domino, Kuwago, Paranoid City, Pitik, Placid, Sruvaleh, Turbo Goth, and Twin Lobster, 9 p.m.

Sunday, August 15

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

Monday, August 16

70’s Bistro - The Jerks, 9 p.m.

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

B-Side - Deff Stupid Fresh featuring DJ Arbie Won (Pamilya Dimagiba, United Freestyles Mixtape) and DJ Rye (SVC, U-92fm), 9 p.m.

Route 196 - All Roads Lead to Route 196: The Relaunch, 9 p.m.

Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Acoustic Hour featuring Mayday,Happy Mondays Poetry Night (Hosted by Joel Toledo), 6 p.m.


Martinis - Kat Agarrado, 9 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Revolver/RockEd Safety Series: Archipelago, Gaijin, Pupil and more TBA, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, August 17

19 East - Freestyle, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Julien Drolon, Kadangyan, 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.

Last Home Resto Bar - Ace Cada, 10 p.m.

Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Audition Hour featuring Rakenwa Productions, 6 p.m.

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

Route 196 - Guilty Acoustic Pleasures (G.A.P.) featuring Kevin Roy, Kessenth Cheng, and Mike Canlas, 9 p.m.

Saguijo - Lady I, Jun Lopito, Cocojam, and more, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, August 18

19 East - Side A, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Reggae Mistress, Lady I, 9 p.m.

Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Bagaberde Anniversary Show, 9 p.m.

B-Side - Neon Knights featuring Pedicab, Techy Romantics, Us-2 Evil-0, Duster, Turbo Goth, Lip Service, and Identikit, 9 p.m.

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

Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Open Mic, Acoustic Night featuring Ansyl Cadag, 6 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - TBA, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - Joniver Robles (acoustic solo), 9 p.m.

Saguijo - Admit One w/ Peryodiko, Sugarfree, 6 p.m.




Thursday, August 12

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 13

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 14

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.

Monday, August 16

Guilly’s Island - Maniak Modays featuring DJ Ace Ramos, Bogboi, and MC Bounce, 10 p.m.

Nu.Vo - Gossips Monday: Ladies’ Night featuring DJs Arnel Genterone, John Monreal, and Matthew Carbonel, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, August 17

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 18

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

Encore - Superklasse Wednesdays: UAAP Series UST Growling Tigers Night featuring music by DJ Ace and DJ Mars with MC Dash with guest DJ Aryan, 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.



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

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