10 Things to Do & Where to Go This Long Weekend
Book your fashion week-ation, watch David Foster and Charice live, swoon to the 80s The Wedding Singer, and more!
What’s happening in Manila this long weekend? SPOT.ph zeroes in on the events you shouldn’t miss.
1. BOOK A FASHION WEEK-ATION.
Experience fashion nirvana at the Philippine Fashion Week Spring Summer 2011 shows from October 26 to 31 at the SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. Log on to www.philippinefashionweeklive.com to register. To see the schedule of events, click here. Be sure to secure your slot for this year’s biggest fashion event.
2. HIT THE RIGHT NOTES.
Catch the Hit Man: David Foster and Friends concert on October 23, 8 p.m. at the Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City. Watch David Foster perform live with Charice, Natalie Cole, Peter Cetera, Ruben Studdard, and The Canadian Tenors. Ticket prices are P12,720 for VIP, P8,480 for Patron and Special Lower Box, P6,360 for Lower Box, P3,710 for Upper Box A, P1,590 for Upper Box B, and P530 for General Admission. For online ticket reservations, click here. For inquiries, call TicketNet at 911-5555.
3. "PARTY LIKE IT’S 1985."
Go back to the 80’s with The Wedding Singer, a musical adaptation of the hit Adam Sandler movie, which runs from October 23 to November 17 at the Meralco Theater, Ortigas corner Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. The production tells the story of New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer Robbie Hart (played by Gian Magdangal) and charming waitress Julia (played by Iya Villania and Shiela Valderrama Martinez) who are brought together by their own share of heartaches. Ticket prices are P1,450 for Orchestra Center, P1,250 for Orchestra Side, P1,250 for Loge Center, P1,150 for Loge Side, P700 for Balcony Center, and P600 for Balcony Side. For inquiries, call 9 Works Theatrical at 557-5860, 586-7105, (0917) 554-5560 or TicketWorld at 891-9999.
4. DO HALLOWEEN BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE.
Get in the Halloween mood this weekend at the Bewitching Halloween at Eastwood City, Libis. Experience the Chamber of Horror, open from October 23 to 31 at the Eastwood City Walk 2. Bring your kids and pets at Scaredy Cats & Dogs:Year 7 on October 23, 10 a.m. for pets; and 2 p.m. for kids; at the Eastwood Central Plaza. For inquiries, call 709-1893 or (0918) 8-EWCITY.
5. "PAINT THE TOWN PINK."
Be seen at Belle De Jour Fair: Paint the Town Pink, the 2011 BDJ Power Planner launch and Scuola della Guioia fundraiser, on October 24, 2 to 9 p.m. at the Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill, Fort Area, Taguig City. The event will feature fortune-telling sessions, photo booths, free facials from Clarity, free cocktail drinks from The Bar, items from BDJ Lifestyle brands, and more. Also get 20% off on your BDJ 2011 Planner (P480). Check out the lineup of events here. Entrance fees are P50 for walk-ins and P30 for pre-registered BDJ girls. Free rides will also be offered. For updates, log on to www.belledejourpowerplanner.com.
6. BE ROAD ROYALTY.
Don’t miss the adidas King of the Road (KOTR) running event on October 24, 5:30 a.m. at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. There will be 5K, 10K and 21K running events. If you made it to the registration, then prepare yourself and your race packet. Click here to see the race maps. For inquiries, call 543-4198. To get updates, log on to the adidas Philippines Facebook page.
7. GO ARTISANAL.
Shop at the Likhang Kamay Bazaar from October 21 to 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the courtyard of RCBC Plaza (corner Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat, Makati City). Over 20 vendors will sell handcrafted wares. Find jewelry, clothing, home decors, ceramics, stationery, delicacies, and more. Entrance fee is P20 inclusive of admission to the Yuchengco Museum exhibits and events. For inquiries, call 889-1234 or email email@example.com.
8. MAKE A KID SMILE.
Gather up your old books and toys and make the kids of the Quezon City Jail inmates happy by donating them during the National Prison Awareness Week from October 18 to 24. You may drop off your donations at any Papemelroti branch.
9. BOOT-CAMP YOUR BOOTY.
Join Boot Camp: The 360 Fitness-100 PLUS Circuit Training Marathon on October 24, 6 a.m. at the Philsports Arena (formerly Ultra) Track and Field Oval and experience the super-sized 360 circuit outdoors. Finish the the training as fast as you can and win cash prizes--P1,700 for the Level 3 winner, P5,000 for the Level 2 winner, P3,500 for the Level 1 winner, and consolation prizes for the runners up. Tickets prices are P250 for members and P350 for non-members. To sign up, visit the 360 Fitness Club at 13/F Strata 100 Tower, F. Ortigas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City or contact (0917) 560-0360.
10. SHUFFLE ART WITH MUSIC. View Tony Twigg’s exhibit titled The entropy shuffle and other compositions drawn from the Vibrafon, which runs from October 9 to November to 2 at Galleria Duemila, 210 Loring St., Pasay City. Using one of his familiar timber constructions, Twigg re-arranges the units in various compositions, like keys played on an instrument. Outlined and flattend onto canvas, the painted chords move between order and chaos - what he calls the entropy shuffle - eventually arriving at a free-standing sculpture in metal. For inquiries, call 831-9990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.galleriaduemila.com.
THE BAR SCENE THIS WEEK
Friday, October 22
Kakoy and Johnoy at Route 196
19 East - Sitti, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - The Jerks, 9 p.m.
Al’s Bar - A Laugh Affair with stand up comedian Uli Oposa, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Shayne and Daughters 5, 9 p.m.
B-Side - Dubplate Manila X B-Side Experiment featuring Caliph8, Tropical Depression, One Hit Wonder, Feen, Ampon, Picoy Cruz, Nyko Maca, Fillet Live, Timmy C., Soulflower, Don P., Mulan, Red-I, and many more, 5 p.m.
Capone’s Bistro - Zion Friday Nights featuring Blues Train, Jeck Pilpil, and Peacepipe, 9 p.m.
Handlebar Bar and Grill - Tempestous Jones, 6 p.m.
Izakaya - Kamikaze Fridays at Izakaya featuring Hiphop Mashup Electro music, 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 Kristian Hernandez and Miss Badkiss, 10 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Tower of Doom Productions "MONSTER MASH" Halloween Ball Costume Party! This is strictly a costume party. Featuring the music of COG, Sin, Boy Elroy, Imbue No Kudos, April Morning Skies, Arcadia, Bloodshedd, Valley of Chrome, and Intolerant. Entrance fee is P100 with one beer, 7 p.m.
Penguin Cafe - Reggae Mistress, Mammals, and Human Folk, 8 p.m.
Route 196 - Live at Route 196: Kakoy and Johnoy,10 p.m.
Saguijo - Soniclogo.TV w/ Bento (US/PHIL), Lampara, Lip Service, Mammals, Paranoid City, Third Time Charm, Torch, Wilderness, and more TBA, 9 p.m.
Saturday, October 23
19 East - Mocha Girls, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - Peryodiko, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Bar and Grill - Classix and Bulk, 9 p.m.
Izakaya - Sake To Me Baby featuring music by DJ Steal and DJ Nina, 5 p.m.
Martinis - Music & Wine with Elian Habayeb, 9 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Treehouse Production Presents Mayonnaise, Pitik, Banat boys, Barlos Castano, Halibas, Circa and the Naked Lights. Ticket price is P150, 6 p.m.
Route 196 - Prod (courtesy of Mike C., LTBA), 10 p.m.
Saguijo - Revolver w/ December Avenue, The Kindly Ones, Taken By Cars, Tanya Markova, Techy Romantics, Turbo Goth, and more TBA, 9 p.m.
Sunday, October 24
Dong Abay at Saguijo
M Cafe - Sunday Jazz Brunch featuring some of the country’s best jazz artists lead by Junji Lerma (Radioactive Sago Project) playing smooth rhythms, cool Jazz & Brazilian treasures, 10 a.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Tagayan Nights presents Liquor Ban After 12 together with Pentavia, Talata, Gayuma, Vie, Aliskarte, Kontrabida, United by Fate, Guerilla Tactics and Tribo Subculture. Ticket price is P100 with one free drink, 8 p.m.
Monday, October 25
19 East - Six Part Invention, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - TBA, 9 p.m.
Izakaya - Moshi Moshi Monday featuring Top 40’s music by Aimee Macoy, Marie Garcia, and surprise guests. Hosted by Ivan Zalameda, 5 p.m.
Martinis - Kat Agarrado, 9 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Black Out Productions Presents SEMBREAKIN HALLOWEEN PARTY featuring Bihira, Facobone, Gracenote, Redshift, Pinkhearts, Trigger the Alarm, Shodocode, Yosi Break, Last Day Sickness, Undecided, Dead Child and Brainwave Control. Ticket price is P100 with one free drink, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 26
19 East - MYMP, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - Talahib and Makiling, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Headrush, 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 - Miko Sta. Romana and Kessenth Cheng, Jaycie and Honey, 10 p.m.
Martinis - Red Cats, David Starck with Manila Paris Confidential, 9 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Artvision Production presents: Bluntness with performances by Aftermath, Vie, Kathang Senario, Thanatopsia, Last fall, Prologo Pilipinas, Warning, Fherron, Fenrir, Method, Enfilade, Thou G., Drifting Meadows, Brahms, Vehemet, Dhelirio and Exile Etiquette. Entrance fee is P100 with free free rhb, 6 p.m.
Route 196 - Stripped at Route 196: The Anniversary Edition featuring Jugs, Chino, Jazz, and Kelvin of Itchyworms (individual performances), 10 p.m.
Saguijo - Tubby Trousers w/ Bagetsafonik, Blast Ople, Dayuhan, The Dropouts, Identikit, Lampara & The Shocking Details, 9 p.m.
Wednesday, October 27
19 East - Boyet Almazan, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - Reggae Mistress, Cocojami, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Toshka and Drizzle, 9 p.m.
B-Side - Dubplate Manila X B-Side Experiment featuring DJ Jase (The Beats, Saigon), Pasta Groove, Don P., Mulan, Soulflower, Red-I, and more, 10 p.m.
Izakaya - Dojo Wednesday hosted by Jec Cantillon, 5 p.m.
Martinis - Sitti, 9 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Carnival Productions (LTBA), 9 p.m.
Route 196 - Guilty Acoustic Pleasures with Kevin Roy, Mike Canlas, and Kes Cheng, 10 p.m.
Saguijo - RevolverSNC (Straight No Chaser) w/ A.M.P.O.N., Dong Abay, Drip, and more TBA,9 p.m.
Thursday, October 28
19 East - Juris, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - Brownman Revival, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Brill and Bar - FatSession and Streetbeat, 9 p.m.
Izakaya - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang featuring DJ Euric, DJ Chazz, Julio V, Paco Gun, and special guest DJs, 5 p.m.
Last Home Resto Bar - The Joniver Show, 10 p.m.
Martinis - Skarlet & Trio, DJ Cocoy (from 10 p.m.), 9 p.m.
M Cafe - M Cafe - So What? Thursdays, 10 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Fast Pace productions presents: Talata, Maryzark, September Issue, Jurassic Pards, Dhruva Tara, Chase, Flicker Fusion and Breakfast in Beirut. Ticket price is P100 with one free beer, 9 p.m.
Penguin Cafe - Lady High with Jun Lupito, 8 p.m.
Route 196 - Live at Route 196 featuring The Blue Rats, 10 p.m.
Saguijo - Sneakernet - Absolute Zero, Chubibo, Fuseboxxx, Mammals, Shoulder State & Wilderness, 9 p.m.
THE CLUB SCENE THIS WEEK
Friday, October 22
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.
Eivissa - Twisted Fridays featuring DJ Marvin, DJ Jet, and DJ Markie Madness, with MC Bigdaddy, 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 DJs Mark Nicosia, Bad Boy Jeff, Ronian Poe, Acid Burn, and MC Paolo on the mic. 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, October 23
Amber UltraLounge - Envy Saturdays featuring music by DJ Chester Canlas, 10 p.m.
Club Bureau - Saturday Night Live featuring DJs Badboy Jeff, CHRISMYK, and McCoy, 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 DJ Coki and DJ Buzz, with MC Jaygo on the mic, 10 p.m.
Manor - Saturday Supreme featuring DJ Buzz, DJ Slick J, DJ Carlo A, DJ Ace Ramos, with MC Boo, 10 p.m.
Republiq - Pure featuring Marc Naval, Martin Pulgar, and Chewy Ramos, 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.
Prive Establishment - Prive Saturdays featuring DJ Raffy and DJ Bombi, 9 p.m.
Monday, October 25
Guilly’s Island - Maniak Modays featuring DJ Ace Ramos, Bogboi, and MC Bounce, 10 p.m.
Nu.Vo - G Mondays: Girls Night at Nu.Vo featuring DJs Arnel Genterone, John Monreal, and Matthew Carbonell, 9 p.m.
Tuesday, October 26
Wednesday, October 27
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 - Next Episode Wednesdays at LAX featuring DJ Ron and DJ Coki., 10 p.m.
Manor - Wicked Wednesdays featuring music by DJ Acidburn and DJ Ace Ramos 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.
Thursday, October 28
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 Ramos, and 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.
The KEG - Legalized Thursday featuring J Rad, 10 p.m.
The Reserve lounge - Habit Thursdays featuring Bobby Maddattu and Ray J Umali from Looped Beat Academics and DJ Mark Nicosia with special guest DJs, 10 p.m.
For more events, check out SPOT.ph’s calendar.