10 Things to Do & Where to Go This Weekend

Watch John Mayer live, feast on Spanish flicks, catch timeless theater tales, and more. Plus, get your dose of gigs all over Metro Manila.

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



The long wait is over! Catch John Mayer Live in Manila on October 1, 8 p.m. at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Pasay City. Ticket prices are P5,280 for Silver, P2,112 for Bronze, and P633.60 for General Admission. For VIP and Gold tickets, call TicketWorld at 891-9999. For Premium tickets, call Channel V Philippines at 929-2151.


Heartbreak Warfare by John Mayer



Don’t miss the 9th Spanish Film Festival from September 30 to October 10 at Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City. The festival, organized by Instituto Cervantes de Manila, features award-winning films from Spain and Latin America. The Filipino movie Happyland directed by Jim Libiran will also be shown on the closing night of the festival. Aside from film screenings, there will also be scriptwriting and filmmaking workshops by renowned Spanish scriptwriter and film producer Lola Mayo and Spanish director Isaki Lacuesta, respectively. Click here to see the screening schedules. For more information, call 526-1482, visit the Instituto Cervantes de Manila website or log on to Pelicula.ph.

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Catch Ballet Manila’s latest offering titled Le Corsaire (The Pirate) on October 1, 2, 3, 9, and 10, with shows at 1, 5, and 7:30 p.m. at  the Aliw Theater, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. Le Corsaire tells the story of two best friends, Medora and Gulnara, who are kidnapped by Lankadem. Pirates Conrad, Ali, and Birbanto come to their rescue. All is well until Birbanto switches sides and suddenly, the two maidens are in peril again. Included in the cast are Lisa Macuja, Mylene Aggabao, Abigail Cruz, Lena Chernova, Yanti Marduli, Zaira Cosico, Jennifer Rose Olayvar, and Gerardo Francisco. For schedule and other inquiries, contact Ballet Manila at 400-0292, 525-5967, or e-mail info@balletmanila.ph. Tickets are also available at TicketWorld (891-9999).



Tourism Malaysia brings you "Tara na sa Malaysia!" Travel Fair 2010 from October 1 to 3, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the SM Mall of Asia Main Atrium, Pasay City. Purchase a land arrangement or package to Malaysia from participating travel agencies during the three-day fair and get a limited edition Tourism Malaysia denim bag, a Tourist Privilege Card with RM 50 shopping voucher from Pavilion Mall, and a Sunway Pyramid Privilege Card redemption voucher. Plus, have your photos taken at their photo booth for free. For more information, log on to www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my or join the "Tara na sa Malaysia" Facebook group.


Catch Theater Down South’s A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum on October 2, 3, 8, 9, 24, and 30, 8 p.m. (except for Sunday shows at 3 p.m.) at the Insular Life Theater, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa. The production combines the 2,000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the 20th-century sensibilities of Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove. For more information, contact Theater Down South at (0916) 643-6976, 505-6380 or email info@theaterdownsouth.com.




Attend Art Flood 2010, an art collectors’ sale for the rehabilitation of the Pasig River by Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig (KBPIP), from October 1 to October 3, 1 to 8 p.m. at the Silverlens Gallery, 2320 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City. The three-day art market was first organized last year at the wake of Typhoon Ondoy, with the Philippine National Red Cross-Rizal Chapter (Makati Branch) as the beneficiary. To see the artworks for sale, log on to www.silverlensphoto.com. For inquiries, call 816-0044.


Celebrate the National Children’s month this October with the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) as it brings back two well-loved plays: Mga Kwento Ni Lola Basyang and Batang Rizal. Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang runs from October 1 to 3, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., while Batang Rizal runs from October 8 to 10, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the PETA Theater Center, No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City.Tickets are P300 each. For more information, contact PETA’s Marketing and Public Relations Office at 715-6244, 410-0821 to 22, (0917)804-4428 or email petatheater@gmail.com.



Purchase regionally grown fruits and vegetables, artisanal cheeses, wines, coffee beans, natural health and beauty products, and hand-made crafts at the Whitespace Market, 2314 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City on October 3, 12 noon to 6 p.m. You can also enjoy samplings of international fare by Margarita Fores’ The Commissary and an exhibition of works at the adjacent Manila Contemporary Gallery. Everyone is encouraged to bring reusable bags. For vendor inquiries, call Mara Pardo de Tavera at (0932)946-1504 or Cris Villonco at (0917)813-8386.


Join Step Out! Avon Walk & Run Against Breast Cancer on October 3, 5 a.m. at the SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds, Pasay City and kiss breast cancer goodbye. Click here to see how you can join the walk and run events. Proceeds will go to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Breast Care Center, selected provincial hospitals, and breast cancer fund. For more information, call the Avon Customer Helpdesk at 864-2900 or visit the Avon KGBC Philippines website.



Bring the kids to Expo Kid 2 on October 2, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rockwell Tent, Makati City. The event features activity areas, bazaar, interactive exhibit, workhops, and demos for kids of all ages. Entrance fee is P25 (kids below 12 years old can enter for free). One hundred percent of the fees will go to MomShare! beneficiary Baby Seb, who is in need of funds for heart surgery. Click here to see the program of events.



Friday, October 1

Urbandub at 19 East

19 East - Urbandub, 9 p.m.

Al’s Bar - Sneakerket Productions featuring Mayo Baluyut, Wilderness, Twin Lobster, Fuseboxx, Humanfolk, and Mammals, 9 p.m.

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

B-Side - Deep Fried featuring Cyril Yarisantos, Karl David, and Toti Dalmacion, 10 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 Kristian Hernandez and Miss Badkiss, 10 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Brass Munkeys with Lady High, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - What’s Your Glitch: A 90’s Night at Route 196 with Abby Asistio, Katinig, Playphonics, Out of Body Special,The Google Dolls, Us-2 Evil-0,10 p.m.

Saturday, October 2

19 East - Side A, 9 p.m.

Al’s Bar - The Haneps, Gin, Rum, & Truth, Mighty Man, Betterfiller, and Rooster Club, 9 p.m.

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

B-Side - 2nd Manila Soul All Nighters featuring DJs Shane Cosgrove, Mikecons, Anthony Corre, and Soundblasters with Juan Pablo Dream, 10 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.

Penguin Cafe - Talahib with Mantra.com, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - Goo Goo G’Joob at Route 196 featuring Inky De Dios, DeLara, Malay, Mayonnaise, Reklamo, and TOI, 10 p.m.

Sunday, October 3

B-Side - Irie Sunday: DJ Shorkut’s Send Off Party featuring Lady - I, Deadknot Used, One Hit Wonder, Red-I Sound, Big Answer Sound, Don P, Papadom, Greedy P, and special guest DJ Shorkut, 4:20 p.m.

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.


Monday, October 4

Chillitees at Route 196

19 East - Six Part Invention, 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.

Route 196 - Live at Route 196 featuring Ms. Inch Chua from Singapore, 10 p.m.

Tuesday, October 5

19 East - MYMP, 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.

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

Route 196 - Live at Route 196 featuring Joniver Robles (acoustic solo), 10 p.m.

Wednesday, October 6

19 East - Freestyle, 9 p.m.

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

Izakaya - Dojo Wednesday hosted by Jec Cantillon, 5 p.m.

Martinis - Sitti, 9 p.m.

Route 196 - Ronnieoke at Route 196, 10 p.m.

Thursday, October 7

19 East - Juris, 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.

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

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

Route 196 - RockEd event (LTBA), 10 p.m.




Friday, October 1

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 featurig 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 2

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.


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 4

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 5

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, October 6

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 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 7

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 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.



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