10 Things to Do & Where to Go This Weekend

Watch Bone Thugs N Harmony live, catch a Spanish flick for free, join a Chinese painting workshop, and more!

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

 

1. WATCH BONE THUGS N HARMONY LIVE.

Catch Bone Thugs N Harmony Live in Manila for their The Crossroads Asia Tour 2010 on January 8, 8 p.m. at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Ticket prices are P2,238.72 for Gold, P1,343.23 for Silver, and P671.62 for Bronze. For tickets, call TicketWorld at 891-9999.

 

2. CELEBRATE MUSIC WITH TOPNOTCH CHOIRS.

Watch TATLO: A Choral Celebration on January 8, 8 p.m. at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater), Cultural Center of the Philippines, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.The event will feature Ko Matsushita and the Gaia Philharmonic Choir from Japan, Jennifer Tham and the SYC Ensemble Singers from Singapore, and Jonathan Velasco and the Ateneo Chamber Singers from the Philippines. Ticket prices are P1,200 for Orchestra Center, P900 for Orchestra Side, P750 for Balcony 1 Center, P500 for Balcony 1 Side, and P300 for Balcony 2 Center/Side. For more details, contact TicketWorld at 891-9999 or visit www.threefestival.com.

 

3. WATCH A SPANISH FILM...FOR FREE!

Watch Soldiers of Salamina on January 8, 6 p.m. at Instituto Cervantes de Manille, 855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila. The film tells the story of a novelist who starts researching on an event that occured during the last period of the Spanish Civil War with the hope that he’ll find the resolution to his personal conflict. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. For inquiries, call 526-1482 to 85.

 

4. SHOP YOUR WAY TO A HAPPY NEW YOU.

It’s time to get a new look for the new year. Don’t miss the Una Rosa All-P500 Sale, which runs until January 15 at all Una Rosa outlets.

 

5. BUST THE MYTHS OF THE HUMAN BODY.

View the Myth of the Human Body exhibit, which runs until April 17, 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Neobabylon Building, 9 Bayani Road, AFPOVAI, Taguig City. See real preserved human bodies, through the process called plastination, from this successful travelling exhibition. Ticket price is P360.50. Three-year-old kids and below will get free entrance. For more details, contact TicketWorld at 891-9999.

 

6. RUN FOR LOVE AND LIFE.

Join Run for Love. Run for Life., a running event which aims to eradicate hunger and poverty, on January 8, 6 a.m. at Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang. Registration fees are P600 for the 10K event, P500 for the 5K event, and P400 for the 3K event. For details about registration, click here. For more updates, contact jifh.holphi@gmail.com or visit www.runforloverunforlife.blogspot.com.

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7. LEARN HOW TO PAINT, ORIENTAL-STYLE.

Learn the art of Chinese painting at the Chinese Painting Workshop at The Forum, 4/F Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City on January 6, 7, 13, 14, and 28, and February 8, 9, and 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. Workshop fee is P4,000 for eight sessions. Painting materials not included. Interested participants may contact Mr. Ceasar Cheng at (0927) 418-6644 or 254-9291 or email h2oryu@yahoo.com.

 

8. FOCUS ON THIS.

Calling all photography buffs! Don’t miss The Great Lens Sale by Nikon until January 15. Participating resellers include Columbia Head Office, Digital Walker, and Camerahaus. Click here to see the participating branches.

 

9. POWER THROUGH A BULL RUN.

Join the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Bull Run 2011: Takbo Para Sa Ekonomiya on January 9, 5 a.m. at Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Taguig. Registration fee is P450 for all running events--3K, 5K, 10K, and 16K. Registration is ongoing until supplies last. For inquiries, contact (0918) 467-4206, (0922) 830-4381, and (0922) 884-3477. For more information, visit their website at www.psebullrun.com.

 

10. GET YOUR ART ON.

View Another Country, a collaborative project by Brisbane-based artists Alfredo Juan and Maria Isabel Aquilizan; Matt Dabrowski and the Many Hands of Glamour, which runs until January 9, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the mo_space Gallery, 3/F Mos Design Building, B2 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, The Fort, Taguig City. The exhibit shows the concept of contemporary art production and the diverse forms used today like installation, soundscape, new media, photography, and found objects. For more details, contact 856-2748 extension 2 or (0917) 668-3951. You could also email exhibitions@mo-space.net or visit www.mo-space.net.


THE BAR SCENE THIS WEEK

Friday, January 7

Jojo Flores at M Cafe

19 East - Mocha Girls, 9 p.m.

B-Side - B-Side Experiment featuring Don P, Mulan, Red-I, Soulflower, Timmy C (New Zealand), and other special guests, 10 p.m.

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

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

Izakaya - Kamikaze Fridays at Izakaya featuring Hip Hop, Mashup, Electro and hosted by Jess Manzano, 5 p.m.

M Cafe - Got Soul Fridays at M Cafe featuring DJs Ms Badkiss and Kristian Hernandez, 10 p.m.

Penguin Gallery - Spy and Alak Pa, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - AMP at Route 196: 2142, Dressed Up Days, Leonecast, Athome, Nanay Mo, Verbacoma , Blast Ople, 8 p.m.

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Saguijo - Zero Productions, 6 p.m.

Saturday, January 8

19 East - Ecoustic Soul, 9 p.m.

Izakaya - Sake to me Baby at Izakaya featuring music by DJ Steal and DJ Nina 5 p.m.

Penguin Gallery - Juan Pablo and Maria Cafra, 5 p.m.

Route 196 - AudioHeavy Productions at Route 196: Nyctinasty, Even, Gaijin, Moonstar88, IndayBote, Memory Kill, and Farcaster, 8 p.m.

Saguijo - Badburn, Doki, Kalayo, Severo, and more to be announced, 6 p.m.

Sunday, January 9

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

Monday, January 10

19 East - Moymoy Palaboy, 9 p.m.

Izakaya - Moshi Moshi Mondays at Izakaya featuring Top 40 music by Aimee Macoy, Marie Garcia, and surprise guests, 5 p.m.

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

Tuesday, January 11

19 East - MYMP, 9 p.m.

Izakaya - Izakaya Unplugged featuring music by Norby of Overtone and Junji of Velcro, 5 p.m.

Route 196 - Live at Route 196: Jack vs. The Crab, plus other bands to be announced, 8 p.m.

Saguijo - Play4Serve x Revolver with General Luna, Imago, Sandwich, Tanya Markova, and more to be announced, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, January 12

Paramita at Saguijo

19 East - Freestyle, 9 p.m.

Izakaya - Dojo Wednesday at Izakaya, 5 p.m.

Route 196 - Helm Of The Realm at Route 196: lineup to be announced, 8 p.m.

Saguijo - Saguijo Presents Hip-Hop Night with Ill-J and Iconic, Miscellaneous, The Out of Body Special (OBS), Protege, Skarm, and more to be announced, 6 p.m.

Thursday, January 13

19 East - Juris, 9 p.m.

B-Side - Tubby Trousers at B-Side featuring Bagetsafonik, Gaijin, Helen, Valetparking, and Identikit, 9 p.m.

Izakaya - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang featuring global dance and mash up music by DJ Euric, DJ Chazz, Julio V, Paco Gun, and special guest DJs, 5 p.m.

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

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

Route 196 - Live at Route 196: Dong Abay, 8 p.m.

Saguijo - Kind Assault with Sighborg [Korea/US], Turbo Goth, Wilderness, and more to be announced, 6 p.m.

 

THE CLUB SCENE THIS WEEK

Friday, January 7

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.

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Eivissa - Twisted Fridays featuring DJ Marvin, DJ Jet, and DJ Markie Madness, 10 p.m.

Encore - Playground Fridays at Encore featuring DJ Bigboy Cheng together with DJ Nina, DJ Buddha, DJ Gogo, and DJ Ron on rotation, 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, January 8

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, January 10

Guilly’s Island - Maniak Modays featuring DJ Ace Ramos, Bogboi, and MC Bounce, 10 p.m.

Encore - B at Encore hosted by Becky Garcia, 7 p.m.

Nu.Vo - G Mondays: Girls Night at Nu.Vo featuring DJs Arnel Genterone, John Monreal, and Matthew Carbonell, 9 p.m.

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Tuesday, January 11

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, January 12

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.

Manor - Wicked Wednesdays featuring music by DJ Acidburn and DJ Ace Ramos with "Hype Man of the Year," MC Paolo, 10 p.m.

LAX - Dollar Wednesdays, 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, January 13

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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