10 Things to Do & Where to Go This Weekend

Enrol in a free iPad workshop, watch a dance fiesta, do last-minute shopping, 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.



Watch Beyond Folklore II: Fiesta Folkloriada on December 17, 8 p.m. and 18, 3 p.m. at the CCP Main Theater, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. The event is an international dance festival that will feature selected performers and artists from different dance groups worldwide. Participating countries include Colombia, Korea, Singapore, Greece, and Turkmenistan. For updates, log on to www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.




Catch A Gift of Jazz featuring Hiromi Uehara on December 17, 8 p.m. at the Grand Sunset Pavilion of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay City. Considered one of Japan's best jazz pianist and composers, Hiromi has received numerous awards for her music including Jazz Album of the Year Award (2003); Horizon Award (2004); Album of the Year in Swing Journal's 2005 Readers Poll and Best Jazz Act at the Boston Music Awards, and the Guinness Jazz Festival's Rising Star Award in 2006. For inquiries, contact the Japan Foundation, Manila at 811-6155 to 58 or email@jfmo.org.ph.



Don’t miss the last weekend of the My Christmas Wishlist Bazaar from December 17 to 19, 4 p.m. to 12 midnight at the Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. For inquiries, contact (0917) 320-0829, (0917) 843-0506 or 586-7375. You may also email thelistgroup.events@gmail.com or log on to www.facebook.com/TheLiSTGroup. Also check out SPOT.ph’s Ultimate Bazaar Guide.

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Sign up for the ongoing Capoeira Angola Workshops by Capoeira Angola Manila. Capoeira combines dance, fight, ritual, and musical performance. The workshops are open to all, experts or amateurs. First session is free. Click here to see the schedule. For more details, contact Jay at (0928) 507-0901 or Milaine at (0927) 800-8866.



View Chatsilog, the fourth installment of the current program by resident curator, Lian Ladia for The Ephemera of Disposable Goods, which runs from December 10 to 17, 6 p.m. to 12 midnight at Green Papaya Art Projects, 41B T. Gener (corner Kamuning Rd.), Quezon City. The exhibit is a a reflection on the desire to connect across distance and time zones and an effort at long-distance collaboration between four artists inhabiting four different places in the world, with the goal of producing a remote project in a  fifth location. For more information, log on to www.greenpapayaartprojects.org.




Don’t miss the last day of the Premium Brands - Midnight Sale on December 17, 12 noon to 12 midnight at the Megatent Events Venue, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Participating brands include Disney, Crocs, Apple, Rudy Project, Hush Puppies, adidas, Maldita, Canon, Philips, Olympus, World Balance, Sebago, and many more. Citibank Credit Card Holders will be granted free entrance on and 17. An entrance fee of P50 will be charged to customers without a Citibank Credit Card. Proceeds will be donated to the D.A.R.E to C.A.R.E Program.



Join Run for Change on December 19, 5:15 a.m. at the Venice Piazza in McKinley Hill, Taguig City. There will be 3K, 5K, and 10K running events.Registration fee is P500 for the 3K and 5K events and P600 for the 10K event--inclusive of a singlet, race kit, and P100 voucher from participating merchants. One hundred pesos from your registration fee will also go to your charity of choice: Gawad Kalinga (GK), iamninoy/iamcory movement, Philippine Red Cross or Yabang Pinoy - Filipino Pride Movement. Registration is until December 17 only. Click here to know how you can register. For inquiries, contact events@run4change.com.




Join the free iPad workshops by Power Mac Center on December 17, 18, and 19, with classes at 1, 3, and 6 p.m. at the Power Mac Center Classroom of Greenbelt 3 in Makati City, and at the Power Mac Center Classroom of TriNoma on the same dates at 6 p.m. For more updates, log on to www.powermaccenter.com or follow Power Mac Center on Facebook and Twitter.



You can now send your entries to the 12th Ateneo Video Open (AVO). All college filmmakers are invited to submit music videos, documentaries, experimental films, and short narratives until January 15, 2011. Cash prizes and awards are at stake. To view the rules, regulations, and mechanics, visit www.ateneovideoopen12.tumblr.com. Application forms are also available in the website. For inquiries, email the AVO Team at ateneovideoopen12@yahoo.com or ateneovideoopen12@gmail.com, or call them at (0915) 608-7792 or (0927) 611-9526.




View Mac Valdezco’s and Eugene Jarque’s exhibit titled Riding in Circle, which runs until December 30 at Blanc Manila Peninsula, G/F Peninsula Hotel, Makati City. In this exhibit, the two artists contemplate the cyclical nature of reincarnation or the constant pursuit and rebirth of perfection in art. For inquiries, contact (0920) 927-6436 or email info@blanc.ph.



Friday, December 17

Shamik Dynamik, Caliph8, and Heavy Boogie at M Cafe

19 East - Side A, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - The Jerks, 9 p.m.

B-Side - Maynila Mahal Kita featuring Pupil, Chase, Chiba, Loonie, Elemnto, DJ All-Rock, The Dorques, Cosmic Love, Skies of Emer, Island Rudeboi, and Tropical Depression, 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.


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

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Outerlimits Productions in cooperation with Pink 5 Productions presents the music of Flicker Fusion, Naked Lights, Dhruva Tara, Maryzark, Uries Attack, Talata and many more, 6 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Kalayo and Sugar Hicup, 8 p.m.

Route a96 - Terno Night at Route 196 featuring Up Dharma Down and other bands to be announced, 8 p.m.

Saguijo -  Sonic Boom Christmas Party, 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 18

19 East - Freestyle, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Coffeebreak Island and Dong Abay, 9 p.m.

B-Side - Manimal:Underground Dance Music featuring DJ Wof (UK), DJ Justin De Guzman (P.I.) and DJ Tom Turner (Switz), 10 p.m.

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

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Belly of the bEAST productions, 6 p.m.

Penguin Cafe - Mobster Manila and Half Baked, 8 p.m.

Saguijo - Terno Inferno Christmas Party, 6 p.m.

Sunday, December 19

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

Obsidian Bar and Grill - PR Happy Go Lucky Productions, 6 p.m.

Saguijo - Curbside EP Launch, 6 p.m.

Monday, December 20

19 East - MoyMoy Palaboy, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Sugarfree, 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 - Killer Angel Productions presents the music of Nutriband, Where's Jess, Takzil, Memora Clay, Murder Club MASsaCRE, Santelmo, Ellanor, Jays and Em, Theory of Force, Aural, Vision of Tom, and Lagim featuring Caminos and Against the Sky, 6 p.m.


Tuesday, December 21

MYMP at 19 East

19 East - MYMP, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Tropical Depression, 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 - Ace Cada, 10 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Mayonnaise Video Launch,  6 p.m.

Saguijo - Flash Mob or Pinoy Soul, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, December 22

19 East - Side A, 9 p.m.

70’s Bistro - Lineup to be annouced, 9 p.m.

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

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Tanya Markova Christmas Party, 6 p.m.

Saguijo - Lilystars/The Pop Shoppe Christmas Party! featuring The Camerawalls, The Gentle Isolation & Your Imaginary Friends, 6 p.m.

Thursday, December 23

19 East - Juris, 9 p.m.

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

B-Side - Red Horse Christmas Thursday featuring Spy, Sinosikat?, Cosmic Love, Kadangyan, and Pinoy Stories, 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 - Moshpit Christmas Party, 6 p.m.

Route 196 - Route 196 Christmas Party, 8 p.m.

Saguijo - unkSoulOthers, Mike Cons Birthday Party, 6 p.m.





Friday, December 17

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 18

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.

KYSS - Saturday Hysteria featuring DJ Skratchmark, 9 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 20

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 21

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 22

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 23

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.



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