Nightlife Manila: The Best Events & Gigs on Oct. 12-18, 2023
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Nightlife Manila: K-Magic Live, Plus 9 More Hot Events

Nightlife MNL Oct12 18 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. K-Magic Live!

K-pop royalties Taemin, Yugyeom, and Hyoyeon will be headlining K-Magic Live! this Friday. This electrifying event marks the first of a series of performances that K-pop fans have been eagerly anticipating.

Taemin is the youngest of the esteemed boy group SHINee and a member of the supergroup SuperM. Another maknae joining the show is Yugyeom from GOT7, known as the other half of the duo Jus2. Adding a touch of girl power to the lineup is Hyoyeon, or simply Hyo, from Girls’ Generation, who has been a solo artist since 2016.

When: 7 PM, Oct. 13 

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

How much: P3,050-P11,650 via SM Tickets

2. Beers & Beats Oktoberfest Concert

The upscale lifestyle hub in the South, Alabang West Parade, is gearing up for an exciting Oktoberfest celebration brimming with beers and beats. This nightlife event will bring a star-studded roster of sensational acts, including Lola Amour, Sunkissed Lola, Better Days, and Imago. 

To secure your tickets, present a single or cumulative receipt from any Alabang West Parade establishment at the redemption booth located in the administrative office.

When: 7 PM, Oct. 13 

Where: Alabang West Parade, Daang Hari Road, Barangay Almanza Dos, Las Piñas City

How much: P2,000

3. 83rd German Club Oktoberfest

The German Club Manila has curated an authentic Oktoberfest experience like no other in the nation. Guests are invited to indulge in a delightful array of Bavarian delicacies, accompanied by free-flowing Weihenstephaner Beer, as they create unforgettable memories. Immerse yourself in German traditions and have the chance to win exciting raffle prizes.

You can find the entrance to the venue at The Gallery on the ground floor of The Shoppes at Solaire. As of this writing, online ticket sales have concluded. For additional details and inquiries, visit this link or call +63916-513-7080, +632-8818-4236, or +632-8894-2899.

When: 6 PM-2 AM, Oct. 13 

Where: The Oktoberfest Tent, Solaire Grand Ballroom, Solaire Resort, Entertainment City, Aseana Avenue, Tambo, Parañaque City

How much: N/A

4. Ysanygo Debut EP Launch Party

Ysanygo (pronounced as ysa-nee-go), a genre-fluid sibling duo from the Philippines, is ready to make waves with the release of their self-titled debut EP.

The duo has been active in the music industry for more than five years, and they are redefining their musical identity with two brand-new tracks titled "Comfortable Silence" and "Good Night." At the launch party, attendees can also witness live performances by talented acts including SOS, Earl of Manila, and TALA. You can get your tickets here.

When: 6 PM-11 PM, Oct. 13 

Where: The Yard, 8F, Menarco Tower, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

How much: P550-P600

5. PPOP Fiesta Tour 2023 (6th Stop)

Get ready for the upcoming sixth installment of the PPOP Fiesta, scheduled for this Saturday. Previously, the fifth leg took place in Cebu and saw the enthusiastic participation of several groups, including VXON, 1st.ONE, A Class, Ver5us, Project Z, and many more. 

Notably, Trainee Æ has confirmed their attendance for the upcoming Manila leg. PPOP Fiesta has yet to unveil the complete lineup, so stay tuned and keep a close watch on PPOP Fiesta's official Facebook page for further updates.

When: Oct. 14 

Where: Main Atrium, Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Quezon City 

How much: P250-P600 via Ekonek Events and Concerts Online

6. Hydro Manila Music Festival 2023

The grandest celebration of music, water, and life is back after a four-year hiatus. Hydro Manila Music Festival promises to be a whirlwind of performances by some of the biggest OPM artists, soaking up attendees in the magic of music. Included in the stellar lineup are December Avenue, Mayonnaise, Silent Sanctuary, Urbandub, Gloc-9, Al James, Flow G, Kiyo, and more.

If you’re worried about keeping your belongings safe and dry, Hydro Mania offers lockers for rent for only P250, granting you peace of mind as you revel in the festivities.

And to ensure you are party-ready from head to toe, be sure to explore the range of merchandise available, including Hydro hoodies, We Make It Rain white and black shirts, and Splashmob white tank tops.

When: Oct. 14 

Where: SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Ocean Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City

How much: P1,200-P2,000

7. Intensity Manila Ground Zero Grand Launch

Intensity Manila’s Ground Zero Circuit Party is shaking the Asian circuit scene! FEEL THE INTENSITY on October 14, 2023...

Posted by Intensity Manila on Friday, September 15, 2023

Don't miss out on the ultimate party experience this weekend as Intensity Manila presents the Ground Zero Grand Launch! This nightlife event is perfect for those looking for more eye candy, as the party will be attended by Ground Movers ambassadors and drag queens.

Adding to the excitement, there will be international DJs taking command of the decks, including Tackthai, Toy Armada, Brian Cua, and Mike Lavarez. For reservations, you may call +63917539 8661 via Whatsapp or Viber.

When: 9 PM, Oct. 14 

Where: KAO Manila, 2nd Floor Newport Mall, Newport Resorts World, Newport Boulevard, Pasay City

How much: Starts at P1,500

8. Weezer Night

OPM indie bands Oddjob, Lolo's Polo, Tenbits, Paper Satellites, and Mindless Pop will perform their unique renditions of Weezer classics for a special night. These alt-rock legends of the ‘90s are revered for their infectious beats, powerful guitar riffs, and unabashed geek culture.

Among the crowd favorites in Weezer's repertoire are tracks like "Island In The Sun," "Buddy Holly," "Happy Together," and "Only In Dreams," among others. Get ready for an evening that pays homage to the iconic sounds of Weezer, delivered with a fresh twist by these talented OPM bands.

When: 9 PM, Oct. 14 

Where: Mow’s Bar, 20 Matalino, Quezon City

How much: P300 (with a free drink)

9. A1 ‘Twenty Five’ Concert in Manila

Calling all ‘90s kids! Prepare to walk down memory lane as British-Norwegian boy band A1 will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a two-night concert in Manila. The band’s original members, Paul Marazzi, Christian Ingebrigtsen, Mark Read, and Ben Adams, will bring their timeless classic to life.

Get ready to sing your hearts out to A1’s “Like A Rose,” “One Last Song,” “Same Old Brand New You,” “Heaven By Your Side,” and “Everytime,” to name a few. In addition to their Manila performance, A1 will also delight fans in Davao (Oct. 12) and Cebu (Oct. 13).

When: 8 PM, Oct. 14-15 

Where: New Frontier Theater, Araneta City, 7 General Malvar Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City 

How much: P2,915-P5,565 via Ticketnet Online

10. Karpos Live Presents: george + youra Live in Manila

Two of South Korea’s rising indie talents, george and youra, will be having their debut performance together in the Philippines, organized by Karpos Live.

George, who recently made his debut in the Philippines at Wanderland 2023: The Comeback last month, is renowned for his solo releases that captivate listeners with infectious, bouncy beats. Meanwhile, Youra's musical style is ethereal and encapsulates dreamy pop vibes.

When: 8 PM-10 PM, Oct. 17 

Where: The Filinvest Tent, Spectrum Piazza, Spectrum Midway, Alabang, Muntinlupa City 

How much: P3,530-P5,400 via Tickelo

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