Nightlife Manila: The Best Events & Gigs on Nov. 2-8, 2023

Nightlife Manila: ‘ON Festival OFF: Manila’ Music Fest, Plus 9 Hot Events

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.

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1. ‘ON Festival OFF: Manila’ Music Festival 2023

‘ON Festival OFF: Manila’ Music Festival 2023
Photo by X (formerly Twitter)/ON Festival

Brace yourself for the ultimate music experience at “ON Festival OFF: Manila,” happening on Nov. 3 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. This collaboration between ABS-CBN Global and South Korean entertainment brand KAMP brings together a powerhouse lineup of Korean and Filipino artists, including SUHO from EXO, Seori, MeloMance, wave to earth, Ben&Ben, Moira Dela Torre, Darren, and Adie. Enjoy at least 40 minutes of live performances from each artist, along with pre-show acts by rising ABS-CBN Music artists.

This indoor festival promises a day filled with music, culture, and unforgettable moments. Check the schedule here and get your tickets via SM Tickets.

2. Saosin Asia Tour 2023 Live in Manila

Saosin Asia Tour 2023 Live in Manila
Photo by Website/PULP PH

Get ready to unleash your emotions and rock out to the iconic American rock band, SAOSIN, as they embark on their Asia Tour 2023. They will perform all their albums and hits, taking fans on a nostalgic journey through their remarkable career. Joining them on stage is Thai alternative metal band, Defying Decay, to promise an even more explosive night of music.

This is a show that rock fans won't want to miss. Doors open at 6 PM, while the show starts at 8 PM. Secure your tickets via SM Tickets and prepare for an unforgettable musical experience!

3. Pink Trash Party

Pink Trash Party
Photo by Facebook/Pink Trash Party

Get ready to celebrate at “Pink Trash Party,” a two-day mini music festival dedicated to singer-songwriter Pink's birthday, Pink Trash Project's anniversary, and the love for music. On Nov. 3, Unknown13 Pub will come alive with performances from Criminal Cinema, Ten Fifty Two, Nemic, and more, including a special performance from Pink Trash Project. The party continues on Nov. 4 at Balcony Music House with ONE CLICK STRAIGHT and surprise guests. Don't miss the chance to explore merchandise from various vendors, too, including Tonet na Artist, Lilypod, Abubootz by Kai, and more. Mark your calendars and secure your tickets for this exciting fest!

4. Brownman Revival with Edward Fernandez Gig

Brownman Revival with Edward Fernandez Gig
Photo by Facebook/12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub

Mark your calendars for an unforgettable night of reggae music as Brownman Revival, the iconic Filipino reggae band, performs live with Edward Fernandez on Nov. 3. Prepare to be captivated by the infectious rhythms and soulful melodies of this collab as they take the stage of 12 Monkeys Music Hall and Pub. Don't miss this opportunity to groove to reggae beats! Reserve your seats now and be part of this amazing musical experience.

5. Gabi Ng Alak, Drama At Good Music: No Place Like Home

Gabi Ng Alak, Drama At Good Music: No Place Like Home
Photo by Facebook/SaGuijo Café + Bar Events

Locked Down Entertainment and saGuijo Cafe + Bar Events present " Gabi Ng Alak, Drama At Good Music: No Place Like Home (A Night of Alcohol, Drama, and Good Music: No Place Like Home)" this Friday night. Experience an electrifying mini festival of music with performances by Ang Bandang Shirley, Eggboy, Pedicab, Spacedog Spacecat, and Ixni, along with a Jiggawho DJ set to keep you grooving until late. Get your tickets now and prepare for a memorable evening filled with great vibes. Don't miss this incredible lineup!

6. Diwali Mela 2023: A Celebration of India’s Festival of Lights

Diwali Mela 2023: A Celebration of India’s Festival of Lights
Photo by Facebook/Diwali Mela Philippines

Get ready to celebrate Diwali, India's Festival of Lights, in the Philippines at the exciting Diwali Mela. On Nov. 4, the PICC Plenary Hall in Pasay City will come alive with the electrifying performances of Bollywood stars Inderjit Nikku, Gurlej Akhtar, Kulwinder Kally, and Gurnam Bhullar. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, traditional clothing, delectable food, and dazzling lights and fireworks of Diwali. This event is a unique opportunity to experience the rich cultural heritage of India and witness the magic of Bollywood. Grab your tickets now from any SM Tickets outlet or their website.

7. A Wine and Cheese Affair

A Wine and Cheese Affair
Photo by Facebook/Society Lounge Makati
This Saturday, Society Lounge in Makati invites you to elevate your senses with a Wine & Cheese pairing experience. Discover the perfect harmony between five different types of wines and five various types of cheeses, guided by a certified wine specialist. This is your chance to immerse yourself in the art of pairing while socializing in an elegant setting. Tickets are priced at P2,200 per person, which are all inclusive. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your appreciation for these classic companions! Fill out this form to book your seats.

8. Fierce Femmes of Rock

Fierce Femmes of Rock
Photo by Facebook/SaGuijo Café + Bar Events

Don't miss the rock event of the season as Stellar Productions presents "Fierce Femmes of Rock" on Nov. 4 at saGuijo Cafe + Bar Events. Get ready to be blown away by the incredible performances of Babaylan, Ygnite, ADVENTNOTE, Camsy Music, Maeve, Janey Tearjerky, and Alice's Wolves. This all-female lineup is set to rock the stage and leave you wanting more. Secure your tickets now and get ready for an epic night!

9. MYMP Gig at Estancia

MYMP Gig at Estancia
Photo by Facebook/12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub

Calling all music lovers! MYMP (Make Your Momma Proud) is set to serenade you with their captivating acoustic tunes next week Tuesday. Prepare to be mesmerized by their enchanting melodies, including fan favorites like "Tell Me Where It Hurts" and "Only Reminds Me of You." Don't miss this opportunity to experience their live performance!

10. Only Nina Concert

Only Nina Concert
Photo by Facebook/District One

Asia's Diamond Soul Siren, Nina, is set to celebrate her special birthday concert “Only Nina” on Nov. 8 at 8 PM, with musical direction by Bobby Velasco and concert direction by John Prats. Join the talented artist for a night of soulful music and witness her incredible voice firsthand at SM Aura’s Samsung Hall. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience! Get your tickets now at SM Tickets and District One, BGC.

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