A concert party, pre-holiday fair, beer tasting + more things to do this weekend

Plus an Asian film festival, a book fair, and more

(SPOT.ph) We know you’re already looking forward to the weekend. We zero in on the events you shouldn’t miss.


Check out SPOT.ph’s Gig Guide: 10 Gigs and Parties to Go to This Week: September 14 to 20



Don't miss the show that has captivated millions of people all over the world! The Blue Man Group is set to take the stage from September 14 to 25 at The Theatre at Solaire. This must-see production is comedy, theatre, rock concert, and dance party all rolled into one. For the first time in Manila, this global phenomenon will blow audiences away with their high-energy show. The group is accompanied by a live band whose tribal rhythms help drive the show to its unforgettable climax. Ticket prices start at P1,018.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.




Want to be way ahead in your holiday shopping? We feel you! The Spectrum Fair, soon turning one year old, comes to the rescue with a bazaar on September 17 and 18 at Whitespace Manila. The indoor-outdoor bazaar will feature great finds from Pottly ‘n Tubby, Happyness Project, The Bald Baker, and more! Join Drew and Iya Arellano, Katarina Rodriguez, Arisse de Santos, Erwan Heusaff, and more as they, too, hunt for their holiday gifts!


For more information, visit Spectrum Fair's Instagram page.



The country’s biggest book event is back for its 2016 run! Catch the Manila International Book Fair from September 14 to 18 at the SMX Convention Center. Now on its 37th year, the fair continues to be the country’s biggest and longest-running book fair. Browse through the largest and most varied collection of literature for leisure and academic reading. Everything you need from fiction bestsellers to textbooks to graphic novels to even educational materials are all under one roof! The event will be packed with literary events, too!



For more information, go to Manila International Book Fair's Facebook page.



Like wine, the variety of beer is quite staggering; each varying in type, color, and flavor profile. Craft beer has definitely arrived and is here to stay! Join Kapitolyo 101's Beer Tasting 101 class, happening on September 17, 4:30 p.m., and learn all about beer and appreciate its intricacies and subtleties. Find out which beer you really like and the food that pairs best with it. 


To sign up, go to Travel Factor's website.




Asia Society Philippines invites everyone to experience the biggest event for Asian cinema in Manila. Now on its 3rd year, Asia on Screen Film Festival celebrates excellence in filmmaking with award-winning and culturally relevant films from September 15 to 18 Greenbelt 3 cinemas. This year's vibrant line-up includes Australia's Tanna, China's A Tale of Three Cities, Japan's Miss Hokusai, Thailan's Heart Attack, and more. Tickets are priced at P100.


For more information, go to Asia on Screen's event page.



This is one traffic jam you won't mind getting stuck in. Join Noel Cabangon on September 16, 8 p.m., at the Music Museum. This concert promises to showcase a different side of this well-loved singer who is more known for his folk and acoustic tunes. Favorite songs expected of Cabangon will be sung side by side with other tunes that capture the different moods of Filipinos as they make their way through choked city streets. Ogie Alcasid, Rico Blanco, and Aicelle Santos will be joining him, too. Tickets are priced at P824, P1,545, P2,060, and P2,575.



For ticket inquiries or reservations, go to 891-9999.



Learn basic calligraphy with brush markers at Mixes and CraftsBasic Brush Calligraphy Workshop on September 18, 2 p.m., at KopiTeaRia Talong Uno. Be introduced to the art of brush pen calligraphy, basic drills and strokes, and basic upper and lowercase letters. The workshop fee is P1,200, inclusive of materials and snacks.


To reserve a slot, contact 0917-730-7152.




With a mix of action-driven storytelling, puppetry, and visual magic, The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! transports its audience into the far reaches of the galaxy. In this exciting adventure, Violet and Bruce Wong battles with an evil beast called the Space Chupacabra and ultimately teach the audience about overcoming obstacles, finding your identity, the power of togetherness, diversity, and the love of family. Catch it at the CCP Little Theater from September 16 to 25. Tickets are priced at P824.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



Join bestselling contemporary writer Morgan Watson, author of Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour and Since You’ve been Gone, for book signing events on September 17, 2 p.m., at National Book Store Glorietta 1 and on September 18, 2 p.m., at the the National Book Store booth in the Manila International Book Fair. Morgan Matson's latest book, The Unexpected Everything, feel-tells a good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that you unexpectedly find.



For more information, go to event's Facebook page.



Learn how to make cake bases, fillings, assembly, and decoration of your final cake at HYATT City of Dreams' two-day Cake-Baking Class, happening on September 17 and 18, 2:30 p.m. For P3,500++, indulge for two days of sweet pastry work that's topped with dinner buffet. The class class includes a recipe booklet, a HYATT apron, and HYATT Baking Class Certificate.


To reserve a slot, call 691-1234 local 1162 or e-mail TheCafe.Reservations@hyatt.com.

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