10 Things to Do & Where to Go This Long Weekend
Pick your Halloween party, have a Korean horror movie marathon, wine and dine French-style, and more! Plus, where to jam with your favorite bands.
What’s happening in Manila this long weekend? SPOT.ph zeroes in on the events you shouldn’t miss.
1.CHOOSE YOUR HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE.
The Cream Halloween Ball on October 29 at A. Venue, Makati City is just one of the many Halloween parties happening in Metro Manila this long weekend. Pick your Halloween event from our Halloween 2010 Party Guide. Want something more wholesome for the family? Check out our list of 10 Places to Take Your Kids for Halloween.
2. GO ON A MOVIE SCARE-ATHON.
Experience Korean horror cinema in Manila at the 2010 Korean Horror Movie Festival from October 27 to 31 and November 2 to 4 at Shang Cineplex Cinema 4, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, EDSA-Mandaluyong. The festival is presented by Shangri-La Plaza in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and The Korea-Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc. and features seven horror flicks from Korea. Admission is free. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for schedules. Schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
3. WINE AND DINE A LA FRANÇAISE.
Wine and dine in style at The 5th France Food and Wine Festival: Le Tour De France Gastronomique on October 29, 7:30 p.m. at the Manila Peninsula Hotel, Makati City with chefs Freddy Schmidt and Sebastian Cocquery. The event introduces The Degustation Cocktail and features 12 wine regions, 24 regional dishes, and 12 French Wine Estates. Tickets are at P3,750 each. For inquiries and ticket reservations, contact 840-3816 or (0917) 591-0592 or email email@example.com.
4. SHAKE YOUR MONEYMAKER.
Have a steamy evening at the 2010 Philippine Pole Dancing Competition on October 30, 8 p.m. at Onstage Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi St., Ayala Center, Makati City. The event is presented by Repertory Philippines in cooperation with AmbientMedia Philippines and Pole Academy Philippines. A total of P120,000 will be given away to the winners. Categories include Pole Art, Pole Fitness, Best Spinner, and Best Trick. Ticket prices are P900 for Orchestra, P700 for Upper Orchestra, and P500 for Balcony. For tickets, call AmbientMedia at 807-4435, 217-2496 or (0917) 808-2641.
5. GET QUIRKY.
Don’t miss the Quirks Novelties & Curiosities "Everything is on sale!" Sale from October 25 to 31 at Power Plant Mall, Makati and Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong. Get discounts on the novelty items available. You could also take home a surprise gift when you make a minimum purchase of P1,500 from any Quirks store. For inquiries, call 757-3096 (Power Plant) or 577-9058 (Shangri-La).
6. FIND YOUR BLIND SPOT.
Get artsy and view Blind Field: Photography and Place curated by Wawi Navarroza with Yason Banal, Ringo Bunoan, Bea Camacho, Jed Escueta, Thomas Kellner, Jet Melencio, Renan Ortiz, Beatrix Pang + Peter Piller + Sushan Chan, Rachel Rillo, Gerardo Tan, Maria Taniguchi, and MM Yu, which runs until November 20 at the Silverlens Gallery, 2320 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City. Blind Field refers to a kind of ’double vision’ that happens in cinematic space--the space for suspension of disbelief. In this exhibit the curator extends the location of Blind Fields to photographs.
7. JUMP-START YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING.
Start your Christmas shopping at Rockwell’s Pre-Christmas Sale from October 28 to 31 at the Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City. Get up to 70% off on selected items. For inquiries, call 898-1702.
8. "RUN AFTER DARK." Try a new running routine at the Adodo Run After Dark 2010 running event on October 30, 6 p.m. at McKinley Hill, Taguig City. Choose from the 3K, 5K, and 10K running events. Registration fee is P600. Register at ROX (Bonifacio High Street), Secondwind (Maginhawa St., Teachers Village in Quezon City and Ortigas Home Depot in Pasig City), Adobo Magazine HQ (Pasong Tamo Ext.), and The Block (McKinley Hill). For more information, contact (0916) 243-7390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. TRADE IN YOUR TRAINERS.
Catch the last few days of the Adidas Refresh Your Gear Campaign, which runs until October 31. Simply donate your old athletic shoes (in good condition) and get as much as P1,000 off your next purchase of any Adidas footwear. Drop your donations at any of the 146 participating Adidas outlets nationwide.
10. GO BROKE WITH BESPOKE.
View the Broke+Poklong Anading+Louie Cordero, which runs until November 7 at the Manila Contemporary, Whitespace, 2314 Pasong Tamo Extension, Brgy. Magallanes, Makati City. In this exhibit, two of Philippine contemporary art’s eminent staples, Poklong Anading and Louie Cordero, team up with Broke, the design arm of fabrication company Bespoke based in Manila, to produce an experimental and dynamic collaboration of art and design. For inquiries, contact Sidd at 844-7328 or email email@example.com.
THE BAR SCENE THIS WEEK
Thursday, October 28
Juris at 19 East
19 East - Juris, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - Brownman Revival, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Brill and Bar - FatSession and Streetbeat, 9 p.m.
B-Side - 50s Spookfest, 10 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 with special guests DJ Jase (The Beats, Saigon/Vietnam), Champagne Bucket, and Aphrololo, 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.
Friday, October 29
19 East - Comedy Cartel Feat. Alex Calleja & Tim Tayag, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - The Jerks, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Shayne and Daughters 5, 9 p.m.
B-Side - Deeper Than Thou featuring Toti Dalmacion, Tom Turner, Cyril Yarisantos, Herbie "H-Dubb" Walton, Justin de Guzman, and Mac Cunanan, 10 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 - Diva: A tribute to the musical diva featuring DJs Kristian Hernandez and Miss Badkiss and special guest Brian Cua, 10 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Arcadia, Bad Burn, Dead Brain Cells, Demolition of Force, Intolerant, Saknidas, West and Una Sangre. Entrance fee is P100 with one free beer, 9 p.m.
Penguin Cafe - Drip, Sky Ember and Friends, 8 p.m.
Route 196 - Poetry Reading courtesy of P.Malay (TBA),10 p.m.
Saguijo - Sonic Boom (LTBA), 9 p.m.
Saturday, October 30
The Jerks at 70’s Bistro
19 East - Nina, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - TBA, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Bar and Grill - Classix and Mojak 9 p.m.
B-Side - The Freaks Are Out! featuring music by Mulan, Red-I, The Zombettes (Ornussa Cadness, Mia Ayesa, and Sanya Smith), Spoonman, Don P., Soulflower, Sinosikat, Cosmic Love, and Juan Pablo Dream, 9 p.m.
Izakaya - Sake To Me Baby featuring music by DJ Steal and DJ Nina, 5 p.m.
Martinis - Hades: The Black Party, 10:30 p.m.
Route 196 - Prod courtesy of Dong Magsajo, 10 p.m.
Sunday, October 31
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.
Wednesday, November 3
Izakaya - Dojo Wednesday hosted by Jec Cantillon, 5 p.m.
Route 196 - Stripped at Route 196 (LTBA), 8 p.m.
THE CLUB SCENE THIS WEEK
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.
Friday, October 29
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 - Boudoir: The Sexiest Halloween Ball featuring DJ Mika Gold (Las Vegas) and DJ Mars Miranda, 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 30
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 - The Halloween Ball at Planet Republiq featuring Marc Naval, Martin Pulgar, Johnny Verse, and Mars Miranda, 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.
Wednesday, November 3
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.
For more events, check out SPOT.ph’s calendar.