10 Things to Do & Where to Go This Weekend

Get your hefty dose of culture and art this weekend. Plus, get the lowdown on Manila’s hottest bars and clubs.

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



Get down with Jay Sean on September 3, 8 p.m. at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City for his Jay Sean Live in Manila Concert. Listen to him as he performs your favorite hits like Do You Remember and Down. Tickets prices are P6,102 for VIP, P4,122 for Lower Box, P3,024 for Upper Box A, P1,593 for Upper Box B, and P530 for General Admission. For inquiries, call TicketNet at 911-5555.

"Down" by Jay Sean



Catch Rachel Alejandro perform in the light-hearted musical comedy whose title song Olivia Newton John made famous in the 70s: Xanadu, on September 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 18, 8 p.m. at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, 4/F RCBC Plaza, Makati City. The singer-actress plays the role of Greek muse, Clio, who descends from Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 to inspire Sonny, a struggling artist. But when Clio, disguised as an Australian roller girl named Kira, falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and Clio risks eternal banishment to the underworld. Ticket prices are P1,545, P1,339, P1,133, P824, P721, and P412. For inquiries, call TicketWorld at 891-9999.



Get a taste of Mexican cinema at the Mexico: Cine y revolucion on September 4, 11, 18, and 25 at the Instituto Cervantes’ Salon de Actos, Ermita, Manila with screenings at 4 and 6 p.m.The eight-film lineup showcases Mexico’s cinematic discovery after the Mexican Revolution from 1910 to 1917. To see the lineup and schedule, click here. Admission to all films is free on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 526-1482 or visit the Instituto Cervantes de Manila website.




Go from classical to contemporary at the Ballet Philippines’ September Gala from September 3 to 5 at the CCP Main Theater, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard,Pasay City. Witness the best in classical, neoclassical and contemporary dance with the Manila Symphony Orchestra accompanying the evening performances. Click here to see the featured works and performance schedule. Ticket prices are P1,545,P1,236P1,030P824P515, and P309. For inquiries, call 551-0221/832-6011 or visit the TicketWorld website.



Celebrate with Airdance this weekend as is stages NINE: Airdance’s 9th Anniversary Contemporary Dance Concert on September 4 and 5, 8 p.m. at the Dance Forum Space, 36E West Ave., Quezon City. Witness the latest works of outstanding choreographers Paul Morales (Artistic Director of Ballet Philippines), Myra Beltran (Artistic Director, Dance Forum), Herbert Alvarez (Artistic Director, UP Dance Co.), Raul Alcoseba (Artistic Director, Chameleon Dance Theater), Christine Crame (Artistic Director, Seven Dance Co. & St. Benilde Romancon Dance Co.), Novy Bereber, and Ernest Hojlla. Tickets are P200 (P100 for senior citizens and students). For inquiries, call or text 415-2185/ (0916)356-6693 or visit the Airdance website.


Fashion, food, and culture make a hot combo this weekend at the Kultura Fashionista and Romansa! Witness a grand presentation of food, fashion, dance and song until September 4 at the Maynila Ballroom of Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park, Manila. For lunch (P1,650 net): Kultura Fashionista features models from the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines and dancers from the Sindao Dance Theater Company. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Show starts at 1 p.m. For dinner (P1,950): Romansa! features Fame Flores and Brennan Espartinez with the Sindao Dance Theater Company. Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. For more information and reservations, call the Manila Hotel at 527-0011 local 7.




Catch My Name is Rachel Corrie starring Monique Wilson on September 3 and 4, 8 p.m. at the Music Museum in Greenhills, San Juan. The one-woman play is based on a true-to-life story of a peace activist who leaves her home in the U.S. to help in the peace process in Gaza. Ticket prices are P1,030, P772.50, P566.50, and P309. For inquiries, call 896-5497.


Start cleansing your mind and body this Sunday, September 5, 12 noon to 6 p.m. by shopping at the Whitespace Market, Makati City. Get dibs on regionally grown fruits and vegetables, artisan cheeses, wines, coffee beans, natural health and beauty products, and hand-made crafts. Do your part and bring reusable bags to use for your shopping spree. For inquiries, call Mara Pardo de Tavera at (0932) 946-1504 or Cris Villonco at (0917) 813-8386.



Join artist Juvenal Sanso as he opens his exhibit titled Sanso: Extraordinaire on September 4, 6 p.m. at the Galerie Stephanie, Unit 1B, Parc Plaza Bldg, 183 E.Rodriguez Jr. Ave, Libis, Quezon City. Sanso: Extraordinaire showcases 45 works in acrylic on canvas and acrylic on paper. These include works in abstract, a direction that the artist presents to the public for the very first time such as Verdant Optimism, Exceeding Light and As Light Shines Like Silver. The exhibit runs until September 18. For more information, call 709-1488.



Join renowned  fashion designer Rhett Eala (who will soon celebrate his 20th year in the fashion industry) through an exhibit titled Divides. View his works from September 1 to 25 at the Silverlens Gallery, Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City. Eala explores his fascination with the Philippine map, this time through monochromatic paintings. He will also be giving an artist talk on September 15, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Silverlens Gallery.




Thursday, September 2

Juris at 19 East

19 East - Juris, 9 p.m.

Al’s Bar - Neverdie, Banat Boys, Nevertheless, Import The World, From Another Planet, Tom’s Story, TML, 9 p.m.

Bagaberde Grill and Bar - FatSession and Headrush, 9 p.m.

B-Side - Thursday Cartoons featuring Reklamo, Blacktooth Grin, TOI, TurboGoth, Halik ni Gringo, and Inky De Dios, 10 p.m.

Handlebar Bar and Grill - K.O. Jones, 6 p.m.

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

Last Home Resto Bar - The Joniver Show with Papa Dom, 10 p.m.

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

M Cafe - So What? Thursdays featuring Djs Minister Zero + Champagne Bucket, 10 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Sharkboy Production Presents: Jurassic Pards, Fherrond, Ugahab, Airwave Departure, September Issue, Chase, Shelterr and Constraint, 8 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Sammy Asuncion, Noli Aurillo and Jun Lopito, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - Live at Route 196: Rocketmama, free entrance, 10 p.m.

Saguijo - Funksoulothers w/ Chillitees, Juan Pablo Dream, Mike’s Apartment, Nyko Maca, and more, 10 p.m.

Friday, September 3

19 East - Vince Camua, 9 p.m.

Al’s Bar - Heartburn Productions (lineup TBA), 9 p.m.

Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Side A and Daughters 5, 9 p.m.

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

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

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


M Cafe - GotSoul Fridays featuring DJs Ms Badkiss and Kristian Hernandez , 10 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill -Maryzark, Moms Cake, Nyctinasty, Makarel, Go Green with Envy, Kapnobatai, Everywhere in Between and Game Theory, 8 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Human Folk and Sugar Hicup, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - AudioHeavy Productions (LTBA), 10 p.m.

Saguijo - 5inco, Above Zero, Badburn, Doki, and Kalayo, 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 4

19 East - Coritha, 9 p.m.

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

B-Side - Deep Fried featuring Cyril Yarisantos, Toti Dalmacion, and Ean Mayor, 9 p.m.

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

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

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

Penguin Cafe - Juan Paoblo and Alak Pa, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - Goo Goo G’Joob at Route 196: LTBA, 10 p.m.

Saguijo - "Music Is the Hot Hot Six - Revolver 6th Anniversary Tour Part1" w/ Arigato, Hato!, Ang Bandang Shirley, Lip Service, Outerhope, Taken by Cars, Yosha, 6 p.m.

Sunday, September 5


Chillitees at Saguijo

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

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Sampcore Collective Presents A Decade of Grind Intoxicating Nation (Condemned 10th Year Anniversary Reunion) A Tribute Gig for Kriz Condemned with Condemned, Coarse, Disabuse, Paraconflict, A.D.A., Destruction of Trust, Noise Conspiracy Project, Demolition of False Progression, Ixion, Verge of Despair, Paganfire, End of Man, Guerramundial, Repugnant, Brutal Punishment, Knucke Under, Silence Killer, Almoranaz, Distorted Mankind, Sister Bastard and Flash Elorde, 6 p.m,


Monday, September 6

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

Martinis - Kat Agarrado, 9 p.m.

Route 196 - Prod (c/o Gio P): LTBA, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, September 7

19 East - TBA, 9 p.m.

Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Komposed, 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 - The Johnnys, 10 p.m.

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

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Production 5 Presents: Doki, Glorious Masai Mara, Blue Boy Bites Back, Turbo Goth and Stone Free, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - Ronnieoke at Route 196, 10 p.m.

Saguijo - Helter Shelter "Goodbye Helter, Hello December" w/ Chillitees, Gaijin, Severo, Shuriken, Stella Mariz, Techy Romantics, and more, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 8

19 East - Freestyle, 9 p.m.

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

Martinis - Sitti, 9 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - SPIT Theater Group, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - Live at Route 196: The Lowtechs and others TBA, 10 p.m.

Saguijo - Loquy, Playphonics, and more, 10 p.m.



Thursday, September 3

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, September 3

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.

Saturday, September 4

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, September 6

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, September 7

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, September 8

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

Encore - Superklasse Wednesdays 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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