What’s happening in Manila this weekend? SPOT.ph zeroes in on the events and happenings you shouldn’t miss.
1. GET SOME FEARLESS, FELINE FUN.
Watch world-class thespian and vocalist Lea Salonga as she plays Grizabella in Cats Now and Forever from July 24 to August 22 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Don’t miss the chance to witness one of Broadway’s longest-running musicals as it invades Manila. For tickets and more details, visit TicketWorld.com.
"Lea Salonga leads Cats in Manila" as reported by ABS-CBN News
2. START CLICKING.
Join the "I’m 20 -years old in my country" photo competition organized by Alliance Franscaise de Manille with the help of Silverlens Gallery running from July 21 to August 10. The competition, with the theme photographs of the youth in the Philippines, is open to all Filipinos and Philippine residents--young and old, amateur and professional. The winner and runners-up will get their works exhibited abroad so go ahead and try your luck. It wouldn’t hurt to give your best shot.
3. DROWN IN CHOCOLATE HEAVEN.
Learn more about your favorite comfort food at Chocolate Appreciation 101: Waka Waka, The Tastes of Africa on July 24, 3 and 6 p.m. at Heavenly Chocolates. Taste different chocolates while listening to some sweet trivia. You see, there’s more to chocolate than meets the eye.
4. GROOVE TO SMOOTH R&B HITS.
The man behind the R&B hits In My Head and Whatcha Say is having a concert series at the Ayala Malls this weekend. Attend Jason Derulo Live at the Ayala Malls on July 23, 6;30 p.m. at Glorietta, July 24, 6 p.m. at Alabang Town Center, and July 25, 6 p.m. at Trinoma. First 100 buyers of his album will get CD-signing priveleges. For inquiries, contact the Ayala Mall of your choice.
"Whatcha Say" by Jason Derulo
5. GET STUFFED AT THE LEGAZPI SUNDAY MARKET.
Photo from Legazpi Sunday Market’s Facebook
It’s Legazpi Sunday Market’s 5th Anniversary Celebration and they’re throwing a grand buffet with dishes from all Legazpi Sunday Market vendors on July 25, 11 a.m. For P180, you can enjoy a one-go buffet (no sharing and no left-overs) featuring dishes from Chef Laudico, Steaks Since 1968, Hanoi Cafe, Casa Goni, and Bangus Station, among others. To see the full menu, click here.
Acoustic singer Nyoy Volante launches his latest album In You on July 24, 7 p.m. at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Buy a copy of his album at the venue and get VIP seats. The concert will have a repeat on July 31, 8 p.m. at the Venice Piazza at McKinley. For more information, contact (02) 709-0888, (02) 709-9888, or 09178380111.
"Someday" by Nyoy Volante
7. GET YABANG ON THE RUN.
Sign up for the Takbong Mas May Yabang 2010 on July 25, 5 a.m. at the UP Diliman Academic Oval and choose between the 4.4K and 8.8K runs. Registration fee is at P350. For more details, contact Gerald at 09162164030 or email email@example.com.
8. BE YOUR OWN MAKEUP ARTIST.
Be equipped with makeup techniques for all occasions. Sign-up for the one-day Oleic Personal Make Up Workshop on July 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oleic Fashion Gallery and know the art behind fabulous lashes, smokey eyes, and the natural look. Take home a make up goody bag, modules, certificate, and jewelry souvenirs. Slots are limited so if interested, contact Cielo at 09175000242.
9. MEET, GREET AND GRILL THE "KING OF GRILL".
Asian Food Channel’s "King of the Grill" is back in Manila. See Robert Rainford in the flesh on July 25, 12 noon at Paseo Uno. Taste his famous recipes (as prepared by the Paseo Uno chefs) like the Caribbean Style Chicken with a Peanut Brown Sugar Spiced Rub, Dark-Beer-Marinated Pork Tenderloin, and Blackened Scallops with Guacamole on Tortilla Chips. For reservations, call Paseo Uno at (02) 750-8888.
"One Night with the King of Grill" teaser for March 2010 by Asian Food Channel
10. TAKE A RIDE ON HERO EXPRESS
Get a chance to watch Hero of the Rails, the most heroic Thomas & Friends adventure of the year. Rush now to selected Toy Kingdom and SM Record Bar outlets to win tickets (with minimum purchase of P200) to the special screening on July 24 at SM Megamall Cinema 6. The promo is until July 23 only. For more details, click here.
THE BAR SCENE THIS WEEK
Urbandub at 19 East
Friday, July 23
19 East - Urbandub, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - The Jerks, 9 p.m.
Al’s Bar - Think Forward, 9 pm.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - True Faith and Shayne, 9 p.m.
B-Side - Dung...still pissed after all these years featuring Elemento, Twin Lobster, Encounters With A Yeti, The Sleepyheads, CoffeeBreak Island, Pin Stripped Rebels, Go Signals, and special guest Carburetor Dung (Indonesia), 9 p.m.
Izakaya - Kamikaze Fridays at Izakaya: Hiphop Mashup Electro hosted by Jess Manzano, 5 p.m.
M Cafe - Got Soul Fridays at M Cafe featuring DJs Ms Badkiss and Kristian Hernandez, 10 p.m.
Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Acoustic Hour featuring Chris Carandang, Wagon Trip Productions, 6 pm.
Members Only - Soul featuring music by DJ Marie Garcia, Bing Reyes, and weekly guests, 9 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Indiemand featuring Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus, Turbogoth, Dhruva Tara, Flicker Fusion, Kontrabida, Proxy Prexy, and Breakfast in Beirut, 9 p.m.
Route 196 - Kakoy and Johnoy, 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 24
19 East - Paolo Santos, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro -Peryodiko, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Freestyle and Classix, 9 p.m.
B-Side - B-Side Experiment featuring DJ ZO (Los Angeles), Soulflower, Red-i, Mulan, and Don P, 9 p.m.
Izakaya - Sake to me Baby hosted by Marco Roces De Guzman, 5 p.m.
Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Benjamin Lontoc exhibit opening, Acoustic Hour featuring Noli Aurilio, Progressive Music Night featuring Eternal Now Cinderblock, and more, 6 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - NU 107 EB featuring General Luna, Tanya Markova, Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus, Exillion, Havoc, Intolerant, Lowtechs, Ibarra, and Butchercons, 9 p.m.
Saguijo - DeepFried featuring Bing Angst (Shanghai), Cyril Yarisantos, H-Dubb and Toti Dalmacion, 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 25
19 East - Jazz Volunteers featuring Jinky Vidal, 9 pm.
M Cafe - Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.
Silent Sanctuary at Saguijo
Monday, July 26
19 East - Juris, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - TBA, 9 p.m.
Izakaya - Moshi Moshi Monday featuring Top 40’s music by Karl Ty. Hosted by Ivan Zalameda, 5 p.m.
Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Playlist Hour, O.M.G. (Open Mic Gig), Songwriters Night, 6 p.m.
Route 196 - SonicLogo.Tv: Firefall Down, plus others TBA, 9 p.m.
Tuesday, July 27
19 East - Freestyle, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - TBA, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Fat Session and Passage, 9 p.m.
Izakaya -Izakaya Unplugged featuring music by Norby of Overtone and Junji of Velcro. Hosted by Raj Sadhwani, 5 p.m.
Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Audition Hour featuring Dejado, Songwriters Ph. Night, 6 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Indie Pop Night, 9 p.m.
Wednesday, July 28
19 East - Side A, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - Talahib/Makiling, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Juris and The Daughters, 9 p.m.
Izakaya - Izakaya Dojo Wednesday hosted by Jec Cantillon, 5 p.m.
Mag:Net Cafe, Katipunan - Playlist Hour featuring Brando Cardenos, Rakenkwa Productions: Nanaymo, Saranggola ni Pepe, Surpresa, 6 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - TBA, 9 p.m.
Saguijo - "Revolver SNC" featuring Nyko Maca+Playground, Gafiera, Pedicab, Gloc 9 and PointBlank, 10 p.m.
THE CLUB SCENE THIS WEEK
Friday, July 23
Amber UltraLounge - Dj Miss Nine, 10 p.m.
Bliss Ultra Club - Super Swagger Friday featuring Hiphop, Mashup, and Bounce music by DJ Richard, DJ Lime, and DJ Chinaman, 10 p.m.
Encore - Mixology Whiteout featuring music by guest DJs from Marked Productions DJ Cherry Bombs and DJ Candice Ang, with DJ Big Boy Cheng of Fresh Manila and MC Warren on the mic, 10 p.m.
LAX - Blackout Fridays featuring DJ Buzz and MC Jaygo, 10 p.m.
Manor - Students Night featuring music by Jino Ontog, Patrick Po, Katsy Lee, and Mark Nicosia, 10 p.m.
Republiq - Soiree Fridays featuring DJ Ace, DJ Bcal, and DJ Mars, 10 p.m.
Amber Ultra Lounge - Envy Saturday featuring music by DJ Chester Canlas and DJ Mia Ayesa of Spin City DJ Academy, 10 p.m.
Club Bureau - Saturday Night Live: Freaks and Geeks featuring the sounds of DJ Chris Myk and Violator All-Star DJ Euric, 10 p.m.
Eivissa - Daring Remix Saturday featuring music by DJ Markie Madness, DJ XFactor, and DJ Jet, with MC Matt Montoya on the mic, 10 p.m.
Encore - Sleepless Saturdays, 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 and Bing Reyes, 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.
Tuesday, July 27
Amber UltraLounge - Trash Tuesdays: Ben Sherman Night featuring music from DJ Gigee and DJ Brian Cua, 9 p.m.
Wednesday, July 28
Encore - Superklasse UAAP Series: Ateneo Blue Eagles Night featuring music by DJ Ace and DJ Mars with MC Dash, 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.
Republiq - Wild Wednesdays featuring DJ Mark Nicosia, DJ Euric, and Funk Avy, 10 p.m.
For more events, check out SPOT.ph’s calendar.