10 Things to Do & Where to Go This Weekend

A "shocking" play, cabaret resurgence, Earth-y events, and more! Plus, the hottest gigs in Metro Manila’s <em>gimik</em> spots.

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


The University of the Philippines-based Dulaang UP unleashes Floy Quintos’ Shock Value: The Return of TV’s Most Beautiful Monsters, a play which dramatizes the real story behind the world of TV. It’s directed by Alexander Cortez. The production runs on September 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 and October 1, 2, and 3, with shows at 10 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater in Palma Hall, Uniuversity of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City. The formidable cast includes Ana Abad Santos, Mylene Dizon, Dexter Santos, Arkel Mendoza, Stella Cañete, Acey Aguilar, Orlando Sol, John Lapus, Jomari Jose, Nicolo Magno, Ken Suarez, Nikki Ventosa, Mica Pineda, Carlo Cannu, Paul Santiago, and more. For tickets, contact Cherry at (0917)750-0107, or the Dulaang UP Office at 926-1349, 981-8500 local 2449 or 433-7840.


Watch four Hip Hop and R&B hitmakers in one night at the Supafest Manila 2010 concert featuring Flo Rida, T-Pain, Sean Kingston, and Kelly Rowland on September 18, 8 p.m. at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Pasay City. Ticket Prices are P9,690 for SVIP,  P7,106 for VIP, P4,522 for Gold, P2,003.11 for Silver, and P711.11 for General Admission. For inquiries, call TicketWorld at 891-9999, SM Tickets at 470-2222 or the Supafest Hotline at 374-2222. For more information, visit the TicketWorld website or the Supafest 2010 official website.



Watch Japanese film icon Akira Kurosawa’s acclaimed films in 35mm format at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City until September 19. The Kurosawa Film Festival will also run at the UP Film Institute in Diliman, Quezon City from September 22 to 30. To see screening schedules, click here. For more information, visit the Japan Foundation, Manila website or call 811-6155 to 58.


Yoga lovers unite! Join the Global Mala Project 2010 on September 18, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Rockwell Tent in Makati City and meditate with millions all over the world. The event happens simultaneously in cities abroad including Los Angeles, New York, San Fransciso, and Tokyo. Proceeds will go to Trees for the Future and Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. Suggested donation is P600. For inquiries, email globalmalaproject@gmail.com or francescaregala@yahoo.com. Click here to see the schedule of events.


Groove for world peace at Earthdance Manila 2010: Embracing All Traditions from September 18 to 19, 3 p.m. to 8 a.m. at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Memorial Center Grounds Quezon Avenue, near cor. EDSA, Diliman Quezon City. The event brings together music, art, culture, religion, and environmental concerns for a two-day peace campaign. Nurture the earth as well as your mind, body, and spirit with activities such as healing dances and blessings by indigenous spiritual leaders, ethnic orchestra with the country’s top ethnic musicians, bonfire and drumming circles, children’s creative space, eco wellness and dance workshops, art gallery and interactive art installations, and global synchronized prayer for peace. For more information, visit www.earthdancemanila.multiply.com and  www.earthdance.org.




Relive the cabaret days at Le Cirque du Cabaret on September 18 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Ballroom, Manila.The event features Filipino and international performance artists. Have sunset cocktails by Manila Bay at 6 p.m. and enjoy the dinner, show, and auction starting 8 p.m. Ticket is P3,500. Proceeds will go to Sagip, a 24-hour crisis center based in Muntinlupa City for battered women. For more information, call (0917) 383-9517 or visit www.mmqtheatre.com.



Enjoy a night of music knowing you’re doing it for a good cause. Watch the Gary Valenciano: Soul in Motion concert on September 16, 17, 22, 23, 29, and 30, 7:30 p.m. at the Music Museum in Greenhills, San Juan. The event is for the benefit of Compassion2one-Saving one child at a time and the Shininglight Foundation, Inc. Ticket prices are P3,605 for VIP, P2,575 for Orchestra A, P1,545 for Orchestra B, P1,030 for Orchestra C, and P515 for Balcony. For ticket inquiries, call TicketWorld at 891-9999.



Prove that guns are not all that at the Faster than the Trigger self-defense seminar by Krav Maga Philippines on September 18, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Philippine Gymnastics and Athletics Academy (PGAA), Warehouse 10, La-Fuerza Warehouse,Zapote Road, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Get the lowdown on defense techniques for non-frontal gun threats. Seminar fee is P1, 500. For inquiries, call Jessica de Jesus at 726-5021.



Get yourself Funkified at the TriNoma Activity Center in Quezon City from September 17 to 19. Events for this three-day tee affair include Tee Talk for design tips from Team Manila and AJ Dimarucot, Tee Spoke for the t-shirt designs shoutout challenge, Tee Trends for the must-have tees this season, and Tee Sale for perks and discounts in selected stores. For schedule inquiries, call the TriNoma concierge at 901-3000.




Celebrate Thanksgiving Korean-style at the Parisian Seoul food event on September 17, 7 p.m. at Restaurant 101, Enderun Colleges, 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Enjoy sumptuous Korean dishes by Chef Marc Chalopin, one of France’s most accomplished chefs. Dinner is P1,500 (subject to 5% service charge). To see the menu, click here. For reservations, call 856-5000 local 101 or 403-7840.




Thursday, September 16

Noel Cabangon at 70’s Bistro

19 East - Juris, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Brownman Revival, 9 p.m.

Al’s Bar - Mr. Bones & The Boneyard Circus, Dolzura, The Naked Lights, Flying Ipis, Siadina, Wilderness, Banat Boys, Violente De Santo, 9 p.m.

Bagaberde Grill and Bar - FatSession and Headrush, 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 - G.A.P. with Light Reyes, 10 p.m.

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

M Cafe - So What? Thursdays featuring DJs Joker of Jeepney Music & Champagne Bucket, 10 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Pink 5 Production presents Zeros Over Tokyo, Grupong Ispading, Flicker Fusion, Kat-Juan, 8 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - TBA, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - John Mayer Night: LTBA, 10 p.m.

Saguijo - Juan Way w/ Bushfire, Fun City Boys, Milagros Dancehall Collective, Robberpool, and Sleepyheads, 6 p.m.

Friday, September 17

19 East - Nina, Jon Davidson, 9 p.m.


70’s Bistro - Denise Sagun, Noel Cabangon, 9 p.m.

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

Handlebar Bar and Grill - DRT, 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 MKristian Hernandez and Miss Badkiss, 10 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill -Moonfire Production presents Fast Pace featuring Maryzark, September Issue, Jurassic Pards, Chase, Dhru Vatara, and others to be announced, 8 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Talahib and Reggae Mistress, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - Terno Night at Route 196 featuring Up Dharma Down and other bands TBA, 10 p.m.

Saguijo - Kerplunk (LTBA), 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 18

19 East - Side A, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - The Jerks, 9 p.m.

Al’s Bar - NEVERDIE EP LAUNCH! with Neverdie, From Another Planet, Import The World, Dolzura, Summon The Kraken, Pitik, Mayonnaise, 9 p.m.

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

B-Side - Soul Fillet III featuring beats by DJs Rye and J-Hoon with performances by Miscellaneous and Missionaryo. Cypher Session with Fuego, Milkriddles, Nyko Maca, and special guests. Beatmakers Lounge featuring JDG and Medmessiah, 9 p.m.

Last Home Resto Bar - One Night Stand: U2 Night, 10 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Treehouse Production LTBA, 6 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Coffee Break Island and Mobster Manila, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - Olive Juice Production at Route 196: LTBA, 10 p.m.


Saguijo - Terno Inferno featuring Up Dharma Down, Encounters With A Yeti, Sleepwalk Circus, Musical O, Populardays, Hidden Nikki, Not Another Boy Band, and The Charmes, 6p.m.

Sunday, September 19

Freestyle at 19 East

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 - Moshpit Sunday, 6 p.m.

Monday, September 20

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.

Martinis - Kat Agarrado, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, September 21

19 East - Pido, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Peryodiko, 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 - Lougee, 10 p.m.

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

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Blaster Production, 7 p.m.

Saguijo - Splintr Presents Pupil Bar Tour with Toi, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 22

19 East - Freestyle, 9 p.m.

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

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

Martinis - Sitti, 9 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Gift of Music featuring Bad Omen, Circopado, Flytrap, Kilda, Lastfall, Mainscale, Querda, SagJuan, Subzero, Turnover, Unheard and Violente de Santo. Donations of any kind is accepted except perishable goods. Proceeds will go to Pangarap Shelter for Boys, Taft. P80 ticket price with 1 free beer, 6 p.m.


Route 196 - Live at Route 196: Divino Cassanova, 10 p.m.

Saguijo - Goo Goo Job/Red Horse Bar Tour w/ Archipelago, Ephesus, Taken by Cars, Turbo Goth, and more, 10 p.m.



Thursday, September 16

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 17

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 - Lil Jon live DJ set, 10 p.m.

Saturday, September 18

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 20

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 21

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 22

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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