10 Things to Do & Where to Go This Weekend

It’s a fit and fab weekend! Get inked, shape up, splurge, and more. Plus, your weekly roundup of gig schedules at bars and clubs all over Metro Manila.

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

1. GET INKED.

Celebrate tattoo art at Dutdutan 2010 from September 24 to 25, 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. Among the artists atttending are Skinworkz, Tribal Ink, Skin Graphics Tattoo & Body Piercing, Shadowink, Republic Tattoo, and many more. Aside from the tattoo convention and competition, there will also be a bikini contest and drum duel. Admission fee is P250. For event inquiries, contact Tribal Gear at (0917)859-3759. For competition and convention inquiries, contact Skinworkz Body Piercing & Tattoo Shop at 834-5001 and (0927)980-1009. Log on to the Dutdutan website for more details.

 

2. LISTEN TO THE SYMPHONY.

Manila Symphony Orchestra

Catch the 1st National Orchestra Festival 2010 until September 25, 8 p.m. at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. The festival gathers the best Philippine orchestras for five nights of breathtaking performances. The concert on September 25 features the Festival Orchestra composed of members from each participating orchestra. To see the schedule and ticket prices, click here. For ticket inquiries, call TicketWorld at 891-9999 or CCP Box Office at 832-1125 local 1409 and direct line 832-3704.

 

3. KNOW YOUR HISTORY.

Check out the first Dia Del Galeon Festival (Day of the Galleon) in the Philippines, which runs from September to October. The festival commemorates the Galleon Trade between the Philippines and Spain via Mexico that took place 250 years ago. One of the festival events called Artes Talleres: The International Workshops started last September 20 and runs until October 8. Join the three-week interdisciplinary festival of workshops, demonstrations, and performances with participants from here and abroad. The activities are held at various venues. To see the festival’s lineup of events, click here.For more information log on to www.ncca.gov.ph, www.diadelgaleon.blogspot.com, Facebook, email diadelgaleon@yahoo.com or call 527-2192 local 616.

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4. SPLURGE ON STYLE.

The Big Outlet (New Season) Sale 2010 runs from September 24 to 26, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Megatent, Meralco Avenue, Ortigas, Pasig City. Enjoy up to 80 percent off on items from Power MAC Center, Calvin Klein, Davidoff, Burberry, Kenneth Cole, Levi’s Lacoste, and more. For the list of participating brands, click here. Entrance is free for Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Credit Cardholders. An additional five-percent discount and/or raffle items await BPI Express Credit Edge Cardholders.

5. SHAPE UP.

Raise breast cancer awareness by joining the Skechers Shape-Ups Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness on September 26, 5 a.m. at the Eastwood Citywalk, Pasig City. After the walkathon, enjoy outdoor activities, workout facilities, beauty workshops, fitness talks, and fabulous prizes at the next event--iHub (8 a.m. onwards). Registration for the walkathon is free. To pre-register and for inquiries, text or call (0927)419-0764.

6. MARVEL AT UNBELIEVABLE POSTCARDS.

Ang Ilustador ng Kabataan (Ang I.N.K.), the first and only non-profit organization of illustrators for children, invites you to view the Postcards from Nowhere exhibit--the 19th Ang I.N.K. annual exhibit. The exhibit, which features postcards from imaginary places, is on view until September 30 at the Tala Gallery, 100 Scout De Guia St., Kamuning, Quezon City. For inquiries, call 411-267 or (0917)606-3222.

7. GET INTO THE BIKE CYCLE.

Cycling junkie? Attend the Bicycle Wars Cycling Festival from September 25 to 26, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa. The festival featurs cycling races, BMX Park Competition, sports and health bazaar, wall climbing and rappelling, fireworks display, and more. To see the race categories and registration sites, click here. For inquiries, call Paolo Calzo at (0927)854-1776, Jay Mendoza at (0906)224-9209, or Rose Gastillo at (0927)314-9418.

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8. FEEL THE ULTIMATE RUSH.

If you’re an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fan, you can’t miss the Georges "Rush" St. Pierre Hits Manila meet-and-greet event on September 25, 2:30 p.m. at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall in Pasay City. GSP is currently the UFC Welterweight Title Holder and one of the best pound-per-pound fighters in the world.

GSP Hits Manila teaser

9. BEAT YOUR BIOLOGICAL CLOCK.

Prove that you can stay young and healthy at the Immuvit’s Run Against Time running event on September 26, 4:30 a.m. (registration) at the G-Strip Parking in Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan. Registration is free. First 100 participants to pre-register will get free singlets. To pre-register, email your name, age, and contact details to immuvitrunagainsttime@gmail.com. Also joining the event as guest speaker is Coach Jim Saret, a U.S. Certified Fitness Expert.

10. EXPLORE THE FOURTH DIMENSION.

Explore hidden dimensions by viewing Ian Carlo Jaucian’s Heretical Science exhibit until October 2 at the Small Gallery of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Boulevard, Manila. For his first solo exhibit, the artist attempts to unravel ways to see more than what’s measurable by the human mind, as well as what the hidden dimensions could mean for us. For inquiries, call 832-3702.

 

THE BAR SCENE THIS WEEK

Friday, September 24

True Faith at 19 East

19 East - True Faith, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Session Road, 9 p.m.

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Al’s Bar - Fernando Torres Productions (LTBA), 9 p.m.

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

Handlebar Bar and Grill - Pupil, 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 -Fast Forward Production (LTBA), 8 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Tropical Depresson and Fuseboxx (TBC), 8 p.m.

Route 196 - Live at Route 196: Toi, 10 p.m.

Saguijo - Sonic Boom: Butchercons TeeDee Launch (LTBA), 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 25

19 East - Side A, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - The Jerks, 9 p.m.

Al’s Bar - Davemat Productions (LTBA), 9 p.m.

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

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Davemat Production presents: Jurassic Pards, Havoc, September Issue, and more, 6 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Blue Jean Junkies and Drip (TBC), 8 p.m.

Route 196 - Attraction! Reaction! at Route 196: LTBA, 10 p.m.

Saguijo - Blue Boy Bites Back, Chicosci, Stonefree, and more, 6p.m.

Sunday, September 26

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 - Embercorp, 6 p.m.

Monday, September 27

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.

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Last Home Resto Bar - Geek Fight: Trivia Night, 10 p.m.

Martinis - Kat Agarrado, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, September 28

Itchyworms at 70’s Bistro

19 East - Pido, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Itchyworms, 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 - Jaycie with Honey and Ace Cada, 10 p.m.

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

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Audio Lokah Production, 7 p.m.

Route 196 - All Starugo Night at Route 196: LTBA, 10 p.m.

Saguijo - Fast Forward! (LTBA), 6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 29

19 East - Freestyle, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Tropical Depression, 9 p.m.

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

Martinis - Sitti, 9 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Carnival Production (LTBA), 6 p.m.

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

Saguijo - "Music Is The Hot Six - The Revolver 6th Anniversary Tour Part 3" w/ Brigada, Chicosci, Imago, Loonie, Pedicab, Sandwich, and more, 10 p.m.

Thursday, September 30

19 East -Juris, 9 p.m.

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

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

Izakaya - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang featuring DJ Euric, 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.

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M Cafe - M Cafe - So What? Thursdays, 10 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Three Lion Production Productions Presents: Anak ni Pepe, A Soft Album Launch Featuring Wasted Sopas, Swaddle, Koolang, Hearts and Barbwire, Roots Rizal Reggae, Smoke Nature, Montalban Reggae Mongkeys, Foresight, Defacto, Hazardous, Sintensya, Pro-G, Bluesabos and many more. Gig starts at 7pm. P80 entrance with 1 free RH beer and Anak ni Pepe Soft Album, 7 p.m.

Route 196 - Live at Route 196: Top Junk and others TBA, 10 p.m.

Saguijo - Cubism Productions featuring Johnoy Danao, Maya’s Anklet, Pale Yellow Light, and more, 6 p.m.

 

THE CLUB SCENE THIS WEEK

Friday, September 24

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 The SoCal ConneXion, 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.

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Republiq - Soiree Fridays featuring DJ Ace, DJ Bcal, and DJ Mars, 10 p.m.

Saturday, September 25

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 DJ Slynkee with live drum set performance by P.O.D. drummer Wuv, 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.

Monday, September 27

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 28

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.

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Wednesday, September 29

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 - 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.

Thursday, September 30

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.

 

 

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