10 Things to Do & Where to Go This Weekend

Party with Bob Sinclar, learn how to Flamenco, wine and dine 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.



Be at The First BIG PARTY 2011: Bob Sinclar Live in Manila on January 15, 9 p.m. at the World Trade Center, Pasig City. Ticket prices are P1,545 and P1,030. The event is for the benefit of K.I.D.S. Foundation, Inc. For VIP and table reservations, contact 897-7193, (0921) 800-2528, (0930) 803-8540 or 892-4223. Visit www.firstbigparty.com for updates. For inquiries, call TicketWorld at 891-9999.



Catch the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Robert Rÿker at the Robert Rÿker: Character Portraits concert on January 14, 8 p.m. at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay CityTicket prices are P1,000, P800, P350, and P200. For inquiries, contact the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or TicketWorld at 891-9999.



Join the Bow & Wow Black Collar Benefit Dinner for the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) on January 15, 6:30 p.m. at The Gallery, Greenbelt 5, Makati City. Tickets prices are P3,000 and P2,000. For inquiries, contact 501-3680, 638-3372  or email marketing@bowandwow.com.ph.



Don’t miss the SuperSale Bazaar from January 14 to 16, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Rockwell Tent, Makati City. Get a free eco-friendly bag and a chance to win in the raffle draw every 30 minutes. Participating brands include Tan Tease, Vida Jewelries, Renegade Folk, I Love Koi, Lilibeth Campos Jewelry, and more. Present a flier of the event to get 20% off the entrance fee. All Citibank Platinum Cardholders will get in for free. Credit cards will be accepted. The event is for the benefit of the I Can Serve Foundation.



Catch the Tablao Flamenco shows on January 15 and 29, 8 p.m. featuring Clara Ramona at Tablao Flamenco, 5062 P. Burgos St. corner Guerrero St., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City. Tickets are P700 each inclusive of entrance to the show, paella, salad, Spanish tortilla, and sangria. Discounts will be given to students, senior citizens, and groups of more than 10. Food will be served at 8 p.m. and the show will start at 9 p.m. Also sign up for the special two-week workshop with Clara Ramona from January 31 to February 10. For inquiries, call 899-1346 or (0915) 434-5789.




Sign up for ECHOYoga for Depression on January 15 and 22 and March 19 and 26, 4 to 6 p.m. at the ECHOyoga Community Center, Century Plaza (Penthouse), 120 Perea Street, Legapsi Village, Makati City. The two-session workshop focused on battling various levels of depression is a fund-raising initiative of ECHOYoga in partnership with the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (NGF). The workshop fee for each session is P2,000.  Proceeds will go to the programs that NGF undertakes. For inquiries, call (0906) 506-3958 or email echoyogaworkshop@gmail.com. Log on to http://echoyoga.echostore.ph for more details.



Be at TranceNRG 2011 on January 15 at A. Venue, Makati City. The event will feature "The Legend" Marco.V with DJ John Paul and MC Lavoce. The door charge before midnight is P600; after midnight it’s P800 (inclusive of two drinks). For tickets and VIP tables, contact 632-7762 or 634-8238. Log on to www.bigfishmanila.com for more details.



Enjoy discounts at the Eastwood Citywide Sale from January 14 to 16. Get up to 70% discount on shops and restaurants. For inquiries, contact 709-8888, 709-0888, 687-1499 or (0917) 838-0111.



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



View Passage, a solo exhibit by Tad Ermitaño, which will run from January 15 (opening: 7 p.m.) to 29 (closing: 5:30 p.m.) at Pablo Gallery, C-11 South of Market Condominium, 11th corner 26th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Passage is part of End Frame Video Art Project 3: Present, a Philippine video art festival now on its third edition. Passage uses multiple projections and video mapping technology. The gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 12 noon to 7 p.m. For inquiries, call 506-0602.




Friday, January 14

Caliph8 and Pasta Groove at B-Side

19 East - Nina and Eman, 9 p.m.

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

B-Side - Dubplate Manila featuring Don P, Mulan, Caliph8, Malek, Red-I, Soulflower, Timmy C (New Zealand), and special guest Daedelus, 9 p.m.

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

Handlebar Bar and Grill - Three Headed Dog, 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 with guest Rick Sanchez, 10 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Mayonnaise, Circa, Onse, Pitik, Silent Sanctuary, Danita, Neverdie, and Banat Boys, 9 p.m.

Penguin Gallery - Doki, Blue Jean Junkies, and Lady High, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - Live at Route 196: Johnoy and Kakoy, 8 p.m.

Saguijo - Brgy. Tibay, 6 p.m.

Saturday, January 15

19 East - Side A, 9 p.m.

Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Freestyle and Class6, 9 p.m.

B-Side - Vice Ink TV Series Launch featuring DJ Xombie, Karl Roy, Mayonnaise, Gaijin, Pitik, and Cosmic Love, 9 p.m.

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

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Rakista productions presents Jam Tayo 24! New Year's Blast featuring The Chonkeys, Bloodshedd, Nyctinasty, Alex in Wonderland, Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus, Giniling Festival, Shots of Red Mist, Penguin627, Thanatopsia, G.O.D., Subculture, Vie and Ulirat, tickets are P100 each with two free RHB, 7 p.m.

Penguin Gallery - Three Headed Dog Tour, 8 p.m.

Route 196 - Prod. c/o Joff Cruz: lineup to be announced, 8 p.m.


Saguijo - Terno Inferno featuring The Charmes, Encounters with a Yeti, Hidden Nikki, Musical O, Not Another Boy Band, Populardays, Sleepwalk Circus, Up Dharma Down, and The Royal, 8 p.m.

Sunday, January 16

B-Side - Irie Sunday featuring Rob Smith also known as RSD with live performances by Count Kutu & The Balmers, and Milagros Dancehall Collective. Also featuring Red-I, Don P, Takashi, Tatsuki, Papadom, and Greedy P, 7 p.m.

M Cafe - Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Rockenkoy, 9 p.m.

Monday, January 17

Barbie Almalbis at Route 196

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.

Tuesday, January 18

19 East - MYMP, 9 p.m.

Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Streetbeat, 9 p.m.

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

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

Route 196 - Live at Route 196: Barbie Almalbis, plus others to be announced, 8 p.m.

Saguijo - Live Transmission Anniversary with Arcadia, Fun City Boys, Lip Service, and more to be announced, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, January 19

19 East - Freestyle, 9 p.m.

Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Juris and Drizzle with the DNA Band, 9 p.m.

B-Side - Rock on 2011 featuring Ajka, Void, Manskee, Trinidad, Loquy, and Delara, 9:30 p.m.

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

Obsidian Bar and Grill - 3 Lion Productions, 9 p.m.

Route 196 - Guilty Acoustic Pleasures (G.A.P) at Route 196: Kevin Roy, Kessenth Cheng, and Mike Canlas, 8 p.m.

Saguijo - Admit One with Peryodiko, Sugarfree, and more to be announced, 6 p.m.

Thursday, January 20 

19 East - 6cyclemind, 9 p.m.

Bagaberde Grill and Bar - Moymoy Palaboy and Fatsession, 9 p.m.


B-Side - Wilabaliw: Illuminate - I Video Launch featuring live performances by Wilabaliw, Cosmic Love, and Kadangyan

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 featuring special guests Minister Zero and Champagne Bucket, 10 p.m.

Obsidian Bar and Grill - Team Sagad Productions presents Pentavia, Talata, Dhruva Tara, Aliskarte, Vie, Guerilla, and Kontra, 9 p.m.

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

Route 196 - Revolver at Route 196: lineup to be announced, 8 p.m.

Saguijo - Roots Reggae with Lady I, Reggae Mistress, and more to be announced, 6 p.m.



Friday, January 14

7th High - Heaven Fridays featuring DJs Euric, Paco, Drewl, Buzz, and Switchtrik, 9 p.m.

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, 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.

Kyss - Kyss & Tell Fridays featuring DJ Jena and Ray Umali, 9 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 15

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 17

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.


Tuesday, January 18

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 19

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 10

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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