10 Things to Do & Where to Go This Weekend

Watch the Pacquiao vs. Margarito fight, drop by the Komiks convention, run for a cause, and more! Plus, where to spot Manila’s most rocking bands.

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

 

1. CATCH THE PACQUIAO SLUGFEST.

California Pizza Kitchen is just one of many establishments around the metro offering a live telecast of the Pacquiao vs. Margarito World Super Welterweight Championship on November 14. To see SPOT.ph’s list of where to watch the match, click here. Reserve now!

 

2. WATCH A CINEMA ONE MARATHON.

Watch internationally acclaimed films that are proudly local at the 6th Cinema One Originals Film Festival, which runs from November 10 to 16 at the Shang Cineplex, EDSA Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City. Tickets are P150 each. To see the lineup of films, click here. For block screenings and discounts, contact (0906) 517-2600 or email cinemaone@abs-cbn.com.

 

3. SHOP WHILE SIPPING ON MOJITOS.

Get your hands on trendy gift items for Christmas at Rockwell’s Moonlit Bazaar from November 12 to 14, 12 noon to 12 midnight at the Rockwell Tent, Makati City. All major credit cards will be accepted. There will also be complimentary mojitos for guests. For inquiries, call 898-1702.

 

4. DO A FUN RUN (AND SAVE LIVES WHILE YOU’RE AT IT).

Sugar Rush runners are set to put their game faces on for the marathon happening on November 14, 5 a.m. at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds, Pasay City. The fun run is for the benefit of diabetes patients and will feature 3K, 5K, and 10K running events. A 1K fun walk for patients with diabetes will also take place. For inquiries, call (0906) 308-6892, (0917) 896-1912 or (0917) 803-1195.

 

5. MOVE AROUND MANILA MINUS THE TRAFFIC.

View writer-slash-photographer Anson Yu’s photo exhibit titled MNL, which runs until November 17 at the La Regalade Restaurant, 820 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City. See his photos unveil the beauty of Metro Manila. For viewing hours, click here. For inquiries, call 750-2104/05.

 

6. SOUND TRIP WITH FILHARMONIKA.

Listen to the music of seven composers at the FILMharmonika: The Magnificent Seven (Bernstein, Morricone, Barry, Hermann, Elfman, Mancini and Williams) on November 13, 8 p.m. at the Philamlife Theater, United Nations Ave. corner Maria Orosa St., Ermita, Manila. The event will feature FILharmonika and Gerard Salonga and special guest Bituin Escalante. Ticket prices are P1,500 for Orchestra Center, P1,300 for Orchestra Sides, and P600 for Loge Center or Sides. For inquiries, call Cecille Pascual at (0917) 645-4085, 807-4433, or 217-2496. You may also contact TicketWorld at 891-9999.

 

7. WORK UP A SWEAT AND WIN AN iPOD

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Join Anson’s Rhythm and Run on November 14, 5 to 9 a.m. at McKinley Hill, Taguig City. There will be 3K, 5K, and 10K running events. Onsite registration fees are P600 for 3K and 5K, and P700 for 10K. Cash prizes for the top three finishers in each category (male and female) will be given away. MacBooks, iPods, other gadgets, and gift certificates will also be raffled off.

 

8. FEAST ON SALES AND CUPCAKES.

Don’t miss the Trilogy Boutique Weekend Sale on November 13 and 14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Trilogy Boutique, 110 Alvion Center, Rada Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City. Get up to 50% off on shoes, tees, and books. There will also be a Sweet Patti Cakes Cupcake sampling. For inquiries, call 501-5661.

 

9. BAKE YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS EARLY.

Sign up for Holiday Baking with Chef Jasmin Magallanes on November 13 (cookies), 20 (cakes), and 21 (breads), 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Enderun Colleges, 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Workshop fees are P3,500 per day and P9,500 for all three days inclusive of ingredients, recipes, and certificate of participation. For inquiries, contact (0917) 592-4674 or (0917) 8811217. You may also log on to www.enderunextension.com for more updates.

 

10. GET YOUR GEEK ON.

Attend Komikon 2010, the 6th annual Filipino ’Komiks’ Convention, on November 13, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Starmall Trade Hall, 2/F Starmall EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard. The event will feature new releases, independent comic books, comic book creators, contests, Filipino comic books, and more. For more information, log on to www.komikon.org.

 

THE BAR SCENE THIS WEEK

Friday, November 12

Sitti at 19 East

19 East - Sitti and Eman Omaga, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - The Jerks, 9 p.m.

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

B-Side - Juiceboxxx at B-Side, 9 p.m.

Capone’s Bistro - Zion Friday Nights featuring Blues Train, Jeck Pilpil, and Peacepipe, 9 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 - Got Soul Fridays, 10 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Indiemand presents Airwave Departure, Maryzark, September Issue, Flying Ipis, Escape to Nevada, Ydeia and Control Room. Ticket price is P100 with one free drink, 6 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Alak Pa and Count Kutu, 8 p.m.

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Route 196 - Kakoy and Johnoy, 8p.m.

Saguijo -  Brgy. Tibaypresents Pinoy Soul sa Tibay! with Cosmic Love, Pinoy Stories and Sino Sikat?,9 p.m.

Saturday, November 13

Al’s Bar - Al’s Bar’s 4th Anniversary featuring eaturing SinoSikat, Mayonnaise, Reklamo, Giniling Festival, Pitik, Flying Ipis, Lochness, and Siadina, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Noel Cabangon, 9 p.m.

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

B-Side - Soul Fillet V: Forward Motion at B-Side featuring Rye, J-Hoon, and more, 9:30 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.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Gift of Music presents the music of LCD, Turnover, PainScale, RedShift, Diffuse, Serefamus, Milky Summer, Warning, Mannequin, Clockwork Spiral, Monday Holiday, Circle Edge, Circa, and WANTWAR. Ticket price is P80 with one free drink, 6 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Coffee Break and Stray Guns, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - Attraction! Reaction! (LTBA), 8 p.m.

Saguijo - Revolver presents Phoenix Rising with Outerhope, Playphonics, Ms. Cynthia Alexander, and more TBA, 9 p.m.

Sunday, November 14

19 East - Pacquiao vs. Margarito Live Telecast, 8 a.m.

M Cafe - Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Sunday Moshpit, 6 p.m.

Monday, November 15

Pedicab at Saguijo

19 East - TBA 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Camerawalls, Gentle Isolation, and Imaginary Friends, 9 p.m.

Izakaya - Moshi Moshi Monday featuring music by Aimee Macoy, Marie Garcia, and surprise guests. Hosted by Ivan Zalameda, 5 p.m.

Martinis - Kat Agarrado, 9 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Flash Manila, 6 p.m.

Route 196 - Jumpstart at Route 196!, 10 p.m.

Tuesday, November 16

19 East - Freestyle 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Barbie Almalbis, Jaycie and Honey, 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.

Last Home Resto Bar - GAP, 10 p.m.

Martinis - Red Cats, 9 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Pink 5 Productions presents the music of Jab, Kapnobatai, Redlights, Flicker Fusion, Doki and Talata. Ticket price is P150 with one free drink, 6 p.m.

Saguijo - Sandwich Tiangge Night! with Gaijin, Musical O, Pedicab, and Peryodiko, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, November 17

19 East - Boyet Almazan and Ruffy Biazon, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - TBA, 9 p.m.

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Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Juris and Saia with MC Castro,  9 p.m.

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

Martinis - David Starck with Manila Paris Confidential followed by Sitti, 9 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Carnival Productions, 9 p.m.

Saguijo - Spotlight Productions with Ansyl Cadag, Empty Siren Boulevard, Project Fusion, Soapdish, and more TBA, 6 p.m.

Thursday, November 18

19 East - Juris, 9 p.m.

Bagaberde Brill and Bar - Fatsession and Streatbeat, 9 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.

M Cafe - M Cafe - So What? Thursdays feauring Cyril Yarisantos and Herbie Walton, 10 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Arcadia, Talata, Halibas, Halmista, Constraint and many more. Ticket price is P100, 6 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Don’t Panic it’s Acoustic, 8 p.m.

Saguijo - Toll Gate Productions with Halibas, Mayonnaise, The Naked Lights, Pitik, Siadina, and more TBA, 9 p.m.

 

 

THE CLUB SCENE THIS WEEK

Friday, November 12

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

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, November 13

Amber UltraLounge - Envy Saturdays featuring music by DJ Chester Canlas, 10 p.m.

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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 - Pure featuring music by 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, November 15

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, November 16

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, November 17

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.

Thursday, November 18

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.

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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.

 

 

For more events, check out SPOT.ph’s calendar.

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