Nightlife Manila: The Best Events & Gigs on Oct. 5-11, 2023
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Nightlife Manila: Hwang Min Hyun Mini Concert, Plus 9 More Hot Events

Nightlife MNL Oct 5 to 11 2023

Another weekend in Manila is upon us and this spells for a jam-packed schedule of concerts and gigs, happy hour and cocktail nights, fresh raves, and club nights you must not miss. We saved you the stress of planning your weekend and week ahead with our rundown of the best nightlife events.   

To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Manila to see what’s best in store for nightlife and partying in the city from this Thursday to next Wednesday. 

1. Sabrina Claudio Live in Manila

Sabrina Claudio Manila
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Platinum-selling Puerto Rican-Cuban singer Sabrina Claudio is holding her first-ever concert in Manila this week. This Virgo kween is known for R&B hits like "Belong to You," "Stand Still," "Truth Is," and more, with her music characterized by sensuality, spirit, and soul. Fellow R&B singer Jess Connelly, known for the hit "Turn Me Down," will be opening Claudio's concert! Get tickets here.

When: 8 PM, Oct. 5

Where: Samsung Hall, 6/F SM Aura Premier, 26th Street corner McKinley Parkway, Taguig City

How much: Starts at P3,180

2. Erik Santos Milestone the 20th Anniversary

Erik Santos, the Philippines' very own pop ballad royalty and "Star in a Million" champion, is marking his 20th anniversary in the music industry with a bang! Catch the singer and actor's concert happening this week and jam to his ballads with your friends or significant other. You may purchase your tickets here.

When: 8 PM, Oct. 6

Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena, Mall of Asia Complex, J.W. Diokno Boulevard, Pasay City

How much: Starts at P350

3. Sixty of Plenty

The Philippine Madrigal Singers came to the fore in 1963 thanks to the organization of National Artist for Music Andrea O. Veneracion. The choir has since gone on to establish itself as one of the best in the world, having won top prizes in prestigious competitions. As it turns 60 years old, join the Philippine Madrigal Singers in the celebration of its legacy with "Sixty of Plenty" over the course of three days. Tickets are available here.

When: Oct. 6-8

Where: Samsung Performing Arts Theater, Hippodromo Street, Circuit Makati, Makati City

How much: Starts at P412

4. Mass of the Fermenting Dregs

Love shoegaze music? Don't miss Kobe-based post-hardcore and shoegaze trio Mass of the Fermenting Dregs this Saturday at Mow's! The trio has been influenced by the likes of alt-rock bands The Smashing Pumpkins and Sugar, among others, and has been signed under Avocado Records since 2008. Catch local acts Cheeky Things, Lara, Pry, and Spell the Words at the concert. You are urged to bring a date!

When: 6 PM, Oct. 7

Where: Mow's, 20 Matalino, Quezon City

How much: P1,000 (online), P1,500 (at the door)

5. Kumarsutra: Greatest Hits

Kumar, one of Asia's finest and most brilliant comedians, is staging a one-night show in Manila this weekend. Don't miss out on this event and witness Kumar's classic jokes as he will be putting these to rest after the tour. Catch his takes on the horror doll "Annabelle," "Auntie vs. Uncle's Sausage," and "Q-mar's Spaghetti," among others, at "Kumarsutra: Greatest Hits." Get your tickets here. See you there!

When: 8:30 PM, Oct. 7

Where: Music Museum, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City

How much: Starts at P1,339

6. Against The Current: Nightmares and Daydreams

Against The Current Manila
Photo by Facebook/PULP Live World

Against The Current will be rocking your brains out this Sunday as they take a stop in Manila for their "Nightmares & Daydreams" 2023 World Tour. Having first started on YouTube in 2011 with cover songs, the group has since grown into a pop-rock band famous for their own discography, with albums like "Past Lives" and "In Our Bones." Rock your heads off and get your tickets here.

When: 8 PM, Oct. 8

Where: Sky Dome, SM City North EDSA, North Avenue corner Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, Quezon City

How much: P2,500

7. Rex Orange County

Fans of Rex Orange County, rejoice! The English singer-songwriter is holding his maiden concert in the Philippines this weekend, and we couldn't be more excited. He is known for songs like "Amazing," "The Shade," Keep It Up," and more, as well as collaborating with Tyler the Creator's 2017 album "Flower Boy." Tickets to his concert are available here.

When: Oct. 8

Where: Araneta Coliseum, General Roxas Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City

How much: Starts at P3,180

8. Hwang Min Hyun Mini Concert

Hwang Min Hyun Mini Concert Unveil
Photo by Facebook/Kmusify

K-pop idol and actor Hwang Min Hyun is landing in the capital this Sunday for his mini concert "Unveil." The lead vocalist of South Korean boy band NU'EST and former member of Wanna One, Min Hyun embarked on a solo career early this year with a mini album "Truth or Lie." Celebrate this exciting beginning of his journey as a solo artist by heading to his mini concert. Tickets are available here.

When: 6 PM, Oct. 8

Where: New Frontier Theater, 7 Gen. Aguinaldo Avenue, Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City

How much: Starts at P4,770

9. Dito Muna, Next Taiwan Gig

Dito Muna Taiwan Next
Photo by Facebook/Munimuni

OPM lovers, indie folk band Munimuni will be performing next Tuesday at Unknown 13 Pub to raise funds for a Taiwan concert. The group will stage "Dito Muna, Next Taiwan" along with singer-songwriter Keiko Necesario and Laruh of Komunidad. Merch like picks, the "Buhay" EP, and stickers will be available for purchase at the gig. Get your tickets here.

When: 8 PM, Oct. 10

Where: Unknown 13 Pub, 3/F, 226 Katipunan Avenue, Blue Ridge A, Quezon City

How much: P500

10. Paganini, Mendelssohn and Ravel: MSO Concert Series

Bask in the beauty of classical music at the Manila Symphony Orchestra's concert series "In Pursuit of Excellence." In this edition, look forward to the performances of Paganini, Mendelssohn, and Ravel's masterful works at the hands of Singaporean conductor Joshua Kangmin Tan and Filipino violinist Diomedes Saraza Jr. You may get your tickets here.

When: 7 PM, Oct. 11

Where: Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Theater, 1 Yuchengco Tower, GF, 6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City

How much: Starts at P824   

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