10 Things to Do & Where to Go This Weekend
Walk with Carlos Celdran and live to write about it, <em>Xanadu</em> it one more time, weekend market-hop, and more! Plus, where to catch Manila’s hottest bands.
What’s happening in Manila this weekend? SPOT.ph zeroes in on the events you shouldn’t miss.
1. WATCH XANADU, TAKE TWO.
Catch Xanadu: The Repeat on selected dates from November 19 to December 5 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, 4/F RCBC Plaza, Makati City. Singer-actress Rachel Alejandro will once again play the role of Greek muse Clio. The synopsis: Clio descends from Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 to inspire Sonny, a struggling artist. When Clio, disguised as an Australian roller girl named Kira, falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and Clio risks eternal banishment to the underworld. For schedule and ticket inquiries, call Atlantis Productions at 892-7078 or 840-1187. You may also contact TicketWorld at 891-9999 or visit the TicketWorld website.
2. LISTEN TO SOMETHING NEW.
Don’t miss Fete dela WSK!, a sonic arts and innovative music festival, from November 19 to 21 and November 24 to 28 at different venues in Metro Manila: B-Side and Outerspace Gallery at The Collective, Makati; Parallax Studios at San Antonio Village, Makati; The Living Room at North Syquia Apartments in Malate, Manila; University of Makati at West Rembo, Makati; Victoria Court at Hillcrest in Pasig; and selected streets in Metro Manila. The festival will feature works as well as performances of local and international artists from France, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Slovenia, and Japan. Catch the opening on November 19, 9 p.m. at Parallax Studios 7389 Bakawan St., San Antonio Village, Makati City. The event will feature Paris-based avant-pop singer Tujiko Noriko (JP/FR), sound artist Un Escargot Vide? (FR), and Sonic Kitchen (PH). To see more events in the line-up and for ticket information, click here. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org or text (0917) 519-1511/(0920) 604-5559 for inquiries.
3. VISIT OLD FRIENDS.
Repertory Philippines presents Little Women, the family musical based on the Louisa May Alcott classic, from November 19 to December 12, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with matinees at 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at Onstage, 2/F Greenbelt 1, Ayala Center, Makati City. Ticket prices are P1,000 for Orchestra Center, P800 for Orchestra Side, and P500 for Balcony. For inquiries, call Repertory Philippines at 571-6926/571-4941 or email email@example.com. Tickets also available at TicketWorld (891-9999).
4. TAKE ON A NEW WEEKEND SHOPPING HABIT.
Be at the opening of the new weekend lifestyle market Mercato Centrale@BGC at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City on November 21, 7 a.m. The establishment offers food finds as well as an extensive selection of healthy and organic products--all located in a clean, comfortable, and organized market setting. The market will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 12 noon after the opening. For inquiries, contact (0917) 531-8449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit their Facebook page and official website.
5. FINISH OFF THAT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING LIST.
TresBazarista Group Inc. brings you the Esprit de Noel Pre-Christmas Bazaar on November 20 and 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the A.Venue Events Hall, Makati Avenue, Makati City. Get up to 70% off on selected items and get the chance to win an iPhone 4. Tickets are P50 each. For more updates, log on to www.espritdenoelbazaar.com. Click here to check out the Facebook event page. Also check out SPOT.ph’s bazaar guide.
6. CATCH A LIGHT SHOW.
Did you miss the opening of Ayala Triangle’s Christmas lights and sounds show? Don’t worry--Symphony of Parols runs until December 23. Shows will be featured every 30 minutes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ayala Triangle in Makati City. Watch the light and sound spectacle created by light designer Voltaire De Jesus and sound designer Jethro Joaquin, for free.
7. TRY YOUR LUCK AT TRIVIA NIGHT.
Exercise your mind and body at the Hobbes & Landes Trivia Night With A Tw?st on November 20, 8 to 10 p.m. at Hobbes & Landes, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City. Teams should be composed of two to five members. Pre-registration is required. Register by sending an email to email@example.com before November 20. Click here to register for free.
8. SING ALONG TO A PINOY MUSICAL.
Watch Magsimula Ka!, an original Filipino hit musical directed by Robert Seña on selected dates from November 18 to December 4, 8 p.m. at the Music Museum in Greenhills, San Juan. The production tells the story of young dreamers who set aside their aspirations after experiencing "the real world." Ticket prices are P1,236, P1,030 and P721 for Orchestra, and P515 for Balcony. For ticket and schedule inquiries, call TicketWorld at 891-9999, Music Museum at 721-6726/726-0635, or Spotlight Artists Centre at 899-8089.
9. WALK THE TALK WITH CARLOS CELDRAN.
Sign up for the Walk Write This Way 2.0 travel writing workshop on November 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will be treated to Carlos Celdran’s "If these walls could talk" Intramuros walking tour, before they are asked to write about it. The Writer's Block Philippines founders and guest speakers from Travelife Magazine will then lecture on travel writing. Limited slots only: to reserve, log onto www.writersblockphilippines.com or contact (0927) 850-8280.
10. SHOP GREEN AT BROWN BAG MARKET.
Visit Brown Bag Market at The Collective, Malugay St., Makati City starting November 20. Brown Bag Market is a new organic and artisan flea market, which aims to provide a platform for social and budding entrepreneurs to showcase their eco-friendly and other locally-manufactured products. There will also be a photography workshop titled VANITY on the same day starting 10 a.m. Admission is free. Limited slots only. Free coffee for the first 20 participants to RSVP; contact (0922) 418-6248.
THE BAR SCENE THIS WEEK
Friday, November 19
Session Road at 70’s Bistro
19 East - Common Ground, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - The Jerks, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Daughters 5 and Side A, 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 - TBA, 6 p.m.
Penguin Cafe - Mobster Manila and Juan Pablo Dream, 8 p.m.
Route 196 - Terno Night at Route 196 featuring Up Dharma Down, Encounters With A Yeti, The Charmes, and Not Another Boyband, 8p.m.
Saguijo - Kerplunk presents Carlos Castano City Lights Soundtrack Album Launch w/ Angulo, Anyo, December Avenue, Julianne, Pitik, Rivermaya, and more TBA,9 p.m.
Saturday, November 20
19 East - Side A, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - Session Road, 9 p.m.
Bagaberde Bar and Grill - Freestyle and Classix,9 p.m.
B-Side - DJ Miruta at B-Side, 9 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.
Last Home Resto Bar - One Night Stand: Sting and The Police, 10 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Mad Hat Productions presents Up Dharma Down, Sleepwalk, Amistad, Wilderness, Kapnobatai, and Aurelion. Ticket price is P150 with one free drink, 6 p.m.
Penguin Cafe - Sugar Hicup and Kalayo, 8 p.m.
Saguijo - Terno Inferno featuring The Charmes, Encounters With A Yeti, Hidden Nikki, Musical O, Not Another Boyband, Populardays, Radioactive Sago Project, Sleepwalk Circus, Up Dharma Down, and guest Sanity Kit, 9 p.m.
Sunday, November 21
B-Side - Irie Sunday at B-Side featuring Sidhi, One Hit Wonder, Red-I, Don P., Takashi, Tatsuki, Papadom, Greedy P., and KUSH The Dub Dog, 4:20 p.m.
M Cafe - Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - PR Happy Go Lucky Productions presents Still Lucky and Happy with performances by Airwave Departure, Warning, Papel, Eyes Raised Up, Mannequin, Karmen, Project Mayhem, Redshift, Andres, Parisan, Preface, Guilty, Airplanes and Skylines, Decrepit Memories, Dripping Rogue, Brando Braganza, Ayuda Force, A Crater in Heart, and Stand Your Ground. Ticket price is P80 with one free beer, 6 p.m.
Monday, November 22
Imago at 19 East
19 East - Six Part Invention, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - Parokya ni Edgar, 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.
Tuesday, November 23
19 East - MYMP, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - Itchyworms, 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 - Luminary & Malay, 10 p.m.
Martinis - Red Cats, 9 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Art Vision Productions presents The Beginning of the End featuring Aftermath and Tsunami with performances by Enfilade, Last Causem Undivided, Burial Disorder, Exile Etiquette, Kalampag, Against the Sky, Thou G., Ulirat, Peligro, Fenrir, Gigabytz and Ugahab. Ticket price is P100 with one free RH beer, 7 p.m.
Saguijo - Live Transmission with The Dropouts, Fun City Boys, Identikit, Pedicab, Tether, and Turbo Goth, 9 p.m.
Wednesday, November 24
19 East - Freestyle, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - TBA, 9 p.m.
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 - Team Sagad, 9 p.m.
Saguijo - Admit One "9th Anniversary" with Peryodiko, Sandwich, Sugarfree, and more TBA, 6 p.m.
Thursday, November 25
19 East - 6cyclemind and Imago, 9 p.m.
70’s Bistro - Brownman Revival, 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, 10 p.m.
Obsidian Bar and Grill - Steev O, 6 p.m.
Penguin Cafe - Don’t Panic it’s Acoustic, 8 p.m.
Saguijo - RevolverSNC, 9 p.m.
THE CLUB SCENE THIS WEEK
Friday, November 19
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 DJs Martin Pulgar, Marc Naval, 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 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 20
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.
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 22
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 23
Wednesday, November 24
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 25
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.
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.