10 Things to Do & Where to Go This Weekend

Catch a <em>Peter Pan</em> ballet, watch the <em>Rent</em> rock musical, finish off that Christmas list, and more! Plus, where to spot Manila’s hottest bands.

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



Catch Ballet Philippines’ Peter Pan until December 12 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater), CCP Complex, Pasay City. Revisit the timeless tale by James Barrie, as told through dance, of the boy who refused to grow up. See Peter Pan flying with Wendy, John, and Michael as they meet Captain Hook, Smee, Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily, The Lost Boys, and other denizens of Neverland. To see the schedules, click here. For inquiries, contact Ballet Philippines at 551-1003 or 551-0221.



Catch Rent the rock musical until December 12 at Power Plant Cinema 2 (third floor), Rockwell Center, Makati City. Rent tells the story of a group of struggling artists and musicians  in New York City’s Lower East Side. The cast includes Gian Magdangal, Fredison Lo, Oj Mariano, Albert Job Bautista, Lorenz Martinez, Mian Dimacali, Jenny Villegas, Sheree Vidal Bautista, and more. For tickets, call 898-1440 or 898-1441. You may also visit www.e-rockwell.com/powerplantcinema for more updates.



Finish your Christmas shopping at the Christmas Countdown Bazaar on December 11 and 12, 11 a.m. to 12 midnight at A. Venue Mall, Makati Avenue, Makati City. Entrance is free. For inquiries, contact (0927) 436-7903. Also check out SPOT.ph’s Ultimate Bazaar Guide.



Be at AWITAN 2010: Jukebox Select! on December 11, 6:30 p.m. at SM North EDSA Cinema 6, Quezon City. Watch as 13 chorales from different student organizations outsing and outperform one another in this university-wide Christmas choral competition. Tickets are P99 each. For inquiries, contact Anthon at (0917) 771-1768 or Kara  at (0916) 742-2022. You may also visit www.facebook.com/awitan2010.


View Simple Depictions, an exhibit by Marina Cruz and Rodel Tapaya, which runs until December 16 at  the Alliance Française Total Gallery, Alliance Française de Manille, 209 Nicanor Garcia Street (formerly Reposo Street), Bel-Air 2, Makati City. The exhibit is simply about people and places. Cruz’s works look like portraits of children that dwell on memory, while Tapaya explores the mystery of rural landscapes.  His works depict scenes that are both common and complex. For inquiries, contact Alliance Française de Manille at 895-7441/895-7585 or e-mail Earl Parco (Cultural-PR Officer) at cultural@alliance.ph.




Catch Duo, a gala concert featuring Ballet Manila and Korea’s Choi So Bin Company on December 11, 8 p.m. at Star Theater (Star City), CCP Complex, Pasay City. Tickets are P1,030 each. Present your TicketWorld ticket for a free Star City ride-all-you-can tag. For tickets, contact TicketWorld at 891-9999.



Join the Give QUIRKS on Christmas Day online promo by Quirks Novelties and Curiosities, which runs until December 13 and get a chance to win your Christmas gift of choice. Simply log on to www.QUIRKSph.com and browse their online store. Choose your perfect gift and post it on the Quirks Novelties and Curiosities Facebook wall along with information such as who you’ll give it to and why it’s perfect for him/her. For updates, visit the Quirks website and Facebook page.



Runners of the ING Running 20 event on December 11, 5 a.m. at Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig better start their running preps as they will race to build homes.The event is in celebration of ING Philippines’ 20 years in the country. Through the event, ING Philippines and Habitat for Humanity hope to build 20 homes in Calauan, Laguna. For more information, call Pep Squad Events at 560-0252/348-6784 or email info@pepsquadevents.com.



Get discounts on home items and other products from Gourdo’s, Living Well, and Sleepcare stores until December 31 at the Gourdo’s Incorporated Shop Til You Drop Grand Sale. The event is in celebration of Gourdo’s Incorporated’s 10th anniversary. For inquiries, call 812-3022. You may also visit the Gourdo’s official website.



View The Light Show, an exhibition of light sculptures and objects, which runs from December 11, 2010 to January 9, 2011 at Manila Contemporary, Whitespace, 2314 Pasong Tamo Extension, Brgy. Magallanes, Makati City. Conceptual artist and curator Katya Guerrero collaborated with 12 artists who worked with their hands in exploring themes of design, technology and spirituality.The Light Show stems from the belief that an individual might need to experience darkness to have a renewed appreciation of light. This event also marks Manila Contemporary’s second year in the Filipino art industry. For inquiries, contact Sidd at 844-7328 or email s.perez@manilacontemporary.com.




Friday, December 10

Techy Romantics at Sagujo

19 East - Nina and Kell’s Playlist, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - The Jerks, 9 p.m.

B - Side - Dubplate Manila featuring Don P, Mulan, Caliph8, Red-I, Soulflower, and special guests D-Styles, Shamik the Beatboxer and Jase, 9 p.m.

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

Handlebar Bar and Grill - Snaffu, 9 p.m.

Izakaya - Kamikaze Fridays at Izakaya featuring Hiphop Mashup Electro music, hosted by Jess Manzano, 5 p.m.

M Cafe - Got Soul Fridays featuring Ms. Badkiss with special guests, 10 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Indiemand presents the music of Talata, Clockwork Spiral, Slhit, Painscale, Kuwago, Slash and Burn, Disipiulo, Barbaro, and Athhismo, 8:30 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Alak Pa, 8 p.m.

Saguijo -  Brgy Tibay Christmas Party - Queso, 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 11

19 East - 70’s Super Band and Turning Point, 9 p.m.

B - Side - Idiotbox turns 1! featuring Degage, HEAD, Cosmic Love, Pinoy Stories, and Kadangyan, 10 p.m.

Izakaya - Sake To Me Baby featuring music by DJ Steal and DJ Nina, 5 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Audio Heavy Productions presents Nyctinasty album launch featuring the music of Butchercons, Alex in Wonderland, Typecast, Naiads, Hilera, and Intolerant, 9 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Coco Jam, Coffee Break, and Juan Pablo, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - Attraction! Reaction! at Route 196 (lineup to be announced), 8 p.m.

Saguijo - Helter Shelter x Revolver with Bagetsafonik, The Bernadettes, Gaijin, The Kindly Ones, Techy Romantics, and more, 6 p.m.

Sunday, December 12

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

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Embercore Productions presents Think Positive and Mermolie Ink Tour featuring the music of August Skyline, False Graveyard, Docudrama, Embercore, United by Fate, Tempest, West, Lostthreads, Farplane, Murder Club Massacre, Dripping Rogue, and Painscale, 7 p.m.


Monday, December 13

19 East - MoyMoy Palaboy, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Kamikazee, 9 p.m.

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

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Tagaynyts presents the music of Talata, Pentavia, Guerilla Tactics, Slhit, The Haneps, Vie, and Aliskart, 9 p.m.

Route 196 - Jumpstart! The Route 196 Auditions (lineup to be announced), 8 p.m.

Tuesday, December 14

MYMP at 19 East

19 East - MYMP, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Sago Project, 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 - The Bouncin’ Bebe Boys, 10 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Wachamacallit Productions presents the music of Soapdish, Rubber Pool, Wandew, Above Zero, Sound City Silence, Child Star, Shot Up Pack Up, and Cunejo,  9 p.m.

Saguijo - An Elysium: Gabi Ni Joseph [Skies of Ember EP fundraiser] with The Bernadettes, The Discoball, Elemento, Juan Isip, Love Less, Phantom Sizemore, The Sleepyheads, and  Stella Mariz, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, December 15

19 East - Angee Rosul Benefit, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Doki and RJ Jimenez, 9 p.m.

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

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Artvision Productions presents Winds of Temptation (Open for Line Up) featuring the music of Aftermath, Vie, Arcadia, Enfilade, Grained, Kalampag, Method, Orb of Blood, Sickpig, Eliana's Theory, Fenrir, Sacred, Exile Etiquette, Burden, Decrepit Memories, Silab, Against the Sky, Coughmo Warfare, United by Fate, and Peligro, 7 p.m.

Route 196 - Soulchild Productions at Route 196 featuring Julianne and others to be announced, 8 p.m.

Saguijo - Admit One with  Dong Abay, Peryodiko, and  Sugarfree, 6 p.m.

Thursday, December 16

19 East - Juris, 9 p.m.


70’s Bistro - Brownman Revival, 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.

Martinis - 80’s Night featuring DJ Cocoy Puyat, 10 p.m.

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

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Outerlimits Productions presents Bagsak Tuhod 2010 featuring the music of Turbo Goth, Talata, Maryzark, Dhruva Tara, Uries Attach, Dream Kitchen, and Lysosome, 8 p.m.

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

Route 196 - Live at Route 196 featuring The Pin-ups and others to be annouced, 8 p.m.

Saguijo - Kerplunk! Christmas Party! (lineup to be announced), 6 p.m.




Friday, December 10

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.


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, December 11

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, December 13

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, December 14

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, December 15

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, December 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 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.

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