10 Things to Do & Where to Go This Weekend

Find out what colors are hot this weekend! Plus, overdose on gigs happening in Manila’s nightspots.

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


Move over Madonna! This "Princess of Reinvention" may give you a run for your money. Cinderella goes Asian courtesy of the Theater Down South. The Princess and The Red Carp--a Chinese version of the well-loved fairytale, Cinderella--opens on August 22 at the Insular Life Theater, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa and runs until September 19. Check the schedule and other details by logging on to the Theater Down South and TicketWorld websites.




It’s a green light for the CAMPI 3rd Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) from August 19 to 22 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. See the latest in green innovations such as fuel-efficient and alternative fuel-fed cars. Plus, marvel at 100 vehicles on display. Click here to check the schedule and visit the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) website for more details.



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The Cultural Center of the Philippines Tanghalang Pilipino and The National Commission for Culture and the Arts unleashes "Banaag at Sikat: Isang Rock Musical" directed by Jose Estrella. This purely Pinoy musical, based on a novel by Lope K. Santos, is set to rock the stage from August 18 to 22 and 25 to 29 at the CCP Little Theater (also known as Tanghalang Aurelio V. Tolentino), CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. For tickets, call TicketWorld at 891-9999 or visit the TicketWorld website.



Sign up for  Miles for Smiles: Run for Cleft Care and give children with cleft lip and cleft palate reasons to smile. The run is scheduled on August 22, 5 a.m. at the Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The running events include 400m (for ten years old and below), 3K, 5K, 10K, and 16K runs for the individual category; and 10K or 16K for the group category. For more information, call 468-6449/0917-9908717 or e-mail ncfp.inc@gmail.com.



Get in the mood to celebrate and catch the opening of Halo-Halo ni Juan--The Ballet Manila Crystal Gala on August 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Aliw Theater, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. Succeeding shows are scheduled on August 21 and 28, Saturdays, 1 and 5 p.m., and August 22 and 29, Sundays, 1 p.m., at the same venue. It’s a dual celebration for Ballet Manila’s 15th anniversary and prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s 25th year anniversary as a professional ballerina. For tickets and other inquiries, contact Ballet Manila at 400-0292 or 525-5967 or Ticketworld at 891-9999; e-mail info@balletmanila.ph; or visit the Ballet Manila and TicketWorld websites.




Head to Alabang Town Center in Muntinlupa City for the Paint the Town Red Sale, a mallwide sale happening from August 20 to 22 and 27 to 30 and enjoy discounts of up to 80%. Dress in red and get free gifts for a P1,000 minimum worth of receipts. To see other treats and participating establishments, click here.



Let your creative juices flow at Gets? A Short Reading and Creative Writing Workshop on August 21, 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the My Masterpiece Movement, #3 Mabolo Street, Valle Verde 1, Pasig City. Only 30 slots are available so reserve yours now by calling 0917-391-5972/0922-882-2325/rdacalos@gmail.com. Copies of the short novel Gets? by Richard W. Dacalos will also be on sale at the venue.



You’re guaranteed to laugh your head off when you watch 101 Jonjemons: The Pinoy Fowerlist, a political satire by Jon Santos, which runs from August 20 to 21, 27, and September 17 at the Teatrino in Greenhills Promenade, San Juan. Watch the comedy master present 101 Filipino personalities who made us laugh, cry, rave, and rant. For the schedule, ticket inquiries, and reservations, call 891-9999 or visit the TicketWorld website.



Take your photography up a notch with Photo Classes by The Alcove. Sign up for the Digital 101: Photography and the Computer workshop on August 24, 26, September 2, 7 and 9,6 to 9 p.m. and get to know the digital workflow. Take the Primer on Lighting + Lighting for Portrait Photography workshop on August 22 and 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to amp up your lighting skills. Both classes will be facilitated by Jay Alonzo and will be held at the Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati Avenue, Ayala Triangle, Makati City (across The Peninsula Manila). For more details, call 892-1801, text 0917-5594417, email cruz.ct@ayalafoundation.org, or visit www.filipinaslibrary.org.ph.




Yes, art comes in all shapes and sizes possible. In Reg Yuson’s exhibit titled R. Muck, the artist fills his artspace with formless muck or blobs containing an element of illusive protrusion. The exhibit runs from August 21 to September 12 at the Manila Contemporary in Makati City. For inquiries, call 844-7328, e-mail info@manilacontemporary.com, or visit www.manilacontemporary.com.



Thursday, August 19

The Bloomfields at Handlebar Bar and Grill

19 East - Juris, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Johnoy & Kakoy, 9 p.m.

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

B-Side - The Dirty South Invation featuring The Blue Jean Junkies, Southern Glass, Head, Wash Day, Kirida, and DJs AllRock and Xombie, 9 p.m.

Handlebar Bar and Grill - Tone Mesh, 6 p.m.

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

Last Home Resto Bar - The Joniver Show featuring Mon "Spy" Espia, singer and songwriter of Labuyo, 10 p.m.


Mag:Net Cafe Katipunan - Llas Bungangeras, Ventriloquist featuring Ony Carcamo, 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 - Indiemand: Mr. Bones, Dhruva Tara, Maryzark, Torch, Katoto, and The Naked Lights, 8 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Royal Hartigan - African Rhythm, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - The Blue Rats, 10 p.m.

Saguijo -  Folk You! w/ Fando & Lis, etc., 10 p.m.

Ten 02 - Jablunk, 9 p.m.

Friday, August 20

19 East - TBA, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - The Jerks, 9 p.m.

Al’s Bar - Beats Inc. Production featuring Mr. Bones & The Boneyard Circus, Ozawa, Milk N’ Money, Dhruvatara, Ugahab, September Issue, Flicker Fusion, Jurassic Pards, Jein’s Wasabe, 9 p.m.

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

B-Side - Brigada Anniversario 5/Peace Pilipinas Festival kick-off featuring PoleCats, Planetzips, Funk Roots, and Escola Brasiliera de Capoeira, 9 p.m.

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

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

Mag:Net Cafe Katipunan - Bandwagon Productions (lineup TBA), 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 - Soapdish, 8 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Lady High and Jun Lupito Band, 8 p.m.


Saguijo - Kerplunk!, 10 p.m.

Saturday, August 21

19 East - MYMP, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Kalayo, 9 p.m.

Al’s Bar - Davemat Productions featuring Wilabaliw, Greyhoundz, Placid, Method, Balatek, Stella, Gin Rum N’ Truth, Jurassic Pards, Espiya, 4th Draztik, 9 pm.

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

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

Last Home Resto Bar - The Jaycie and Honey Birthday Gig, 10 p.m.

Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Acoustic Night featuring Denise Sagun and Kate Torralba, Tribu ni Dulu, and more, 6 p.m.

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

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Blunt Concept Bar Tour 2010: Blunt Concept, Pentavia, Black Tooth Grin, Lochness, and Pack of Wolvz, 8 p.m.

Saguijo - Terno Inferno featuring The Charms, Encounters with a Yeti, Hidden Nikki, Musical O, Not Another Boy Band, Popular Days, Radioactive Sago Project, Sleepwalk Circus, and Up Dharma Downr, 9 p.m.

Whitespace - Sonic Boom 4th Anniversary: Shockwave 2010 featuring Urbandub, Typecast, Kjwan, The Ambassadors, Taken by Cars, Franco, The Line Divides, Salamin, Gloc 9, Gasulina, Intolerant, December Avenue, Subscapular, Enemies of Saturn, Pitik, The Butchercons, Severo, Malay, Switch, and Tonight We Sleep, 6 p.m.

Sunday, August 22

The Naked Lights at Mag:Net Cafe Katipunan


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

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Moshpit Sunday, 8 p.m.

Monday, August 23

70’s Bistro - Franco, 9 p.m.

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


Route 196 - Light it Up Productions (lineup TBA), 9 p.m.

Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Acoustic Hour featuring Julien Drolon, O.M.G. (Open Mic Gig) Hosted by Vim Nadera, 6 p.m.

Martinis - Kat Agarrado, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, August 24

19 East - Freestyle, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Talahib, Makiling, 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 - My Romantico, 10 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Saguijo - Flash Mob featuring 5 Ft Adjustment, Fun City Boys, Lip Service,The Naked Lights, Publico, Valet Parking, and more, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, August 25

19 East - Side A, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Dong Abay, Coffeebreak Island, 9 p.m.

Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Juris, Classix, 9 p.m.

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

Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Acoustic Hour featuring Nar Cabico, Acoustic Night featuring Tao Aves and Kevin Becira, 6 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Fatjack Productions and S2E presents: Dirty Blonde, Elmo, Indielible, Mike Check 1,2,1,2, Outtaliv, Prikidam, Roxymorrons, and Sonnet2Ezra, 8 p.m.

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

Saguijo - Saguijo Presents Girl Power: Spice Girls Night! w/ Dream Carousel, Kate Torralba, Maya’s Anklet, and more, 6 p.m.





Thursday, August 19

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.

The Reserve lounge - Block Rockin’ Thursdays featuring DJ Trigga, Jino Ontog and Aris Macam, 10 p.m.

Friday, August 20

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.

Club Bureau - Phat Fridays featuring DJ Darrell D., DJ McCoy and DJ Steal, 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.

The Alpa - Friday Night Lights featuring Cooky Chua and Noli Aurillo, 9 p.m.

Saturday, August 21

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 23

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 24

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 25

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.

Tabu - Hip Hop Salsa Wednesdays featuring Latin beats by San Diego, Hip Hop Salsero, and Jonathan Picayo, 9 p.m.



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