Nightlife Manila: The Best Events on Sept. 28-Oct. 4
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Nightlife Manila: Pinoy Playlist Music Festival 2023, Plus 9 Amazing Events

Nightlife MNL Sep 28 Oct4

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. Poison Drag Cartel: Super Bowl

This month, Poison Drag Cartel's theme is the "Super Bowl," specifically focusing on the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) and its halftime shows! If you’ve seen Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Rihanna’s epic performances, you probably know what to expect. For those who haven’t, expect jaw-dropping choreography and stunts that will make you cheer from your seats. For table reservations and inquiries, message Nectar Nightclub on Instagram or contact +63 917 542 8831.

When: Sept. 28

Where: Nectar Nightclub, The Fort Strip, 5th Avenue corner 26th St., Taguig

How much: Contact +63 917 542 8831 for details


2. Rockovery: A Benefit Concert for Direk Paul Basinillo

Catch popular OPM acts Yeng Constantino, Mark Bautista, 6cyclemind, and Gracenote live while helping a cause with this benefit concert for film and concert director Paul Basinillo. Hey June, Teacher Jobel of D’Grind, Nicole Abuda, Zach x Zeph, Keanna Mag, Earl Agustin, The MNY., and Moontide Bands are also joining the lineup to show their support for Direk Paul’s courageous road to recovery. For table reservations and inquiries, contact +63 917 570 3222.

When: Sept. 28

Where: 12 Monkeys Music Hall and Pub, Estancia Mall Capitol Commons, Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig

How much: P2,000


3. OGIEOKE: The Concert

Celebrating his 35th year in the industry, singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid is ready to show why he’s considered one of the country’s top OPM legends. His upcoming performance will pay homage to our love for karaoke, with a majority of the songs having the lyrics displayed and the songs he grew up with, including Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” Vhong Navarro, Jhong Hilario, Lara Maigue, Gian Magdangal, and Diego Gutierrez will also appear as special guests! Get your tickets via TicketWorld.

When: 8 PM, Sept. 29

Where: Newport World Resorts, Newport Blvd., Pasay

How much: P2,500, P4,000, P5,500


4. Soundtrip Sessions Vol. 2: The Music of Nyoy Volante and Juris Fernandez

Prepare for an unforgettable night of sweet melodies as two of OPM’s renowned acoustic singers, Nyoy Volante and Juris Fernandez, are joining together to bring you a wave of nostalgia. Presented by Dragon Arc Events Management, the live performance will take audiences on a musical journey that will revisit timeless classics and present fresh renditions of modern hits. Kiko Versoza is also joining the lineup for additional entertainment. VIP tickets are already sold out, but you can still purchase other ticket tiers via TicketWorld.

When: 8 PM, Sept. 29

Where: Music Museum, Greenhills Shopping Center, Service Rd., San Juan

How much: P1,545 (Balcony), P2,575 (Silver), P3,090 (Gold)


5. Pinoy Playlist Music Festival 2023

Prepare for a three-day event that will showcase original music across different genres and generations! Highlighting the incredible talent of Filipino artists, the Pinoy Playlist Music Festival has prepared a massive lineup curated by National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, Moy Ortiz, Noel Ferrer, and Maria Isabel Garcia. Attendees will also be able to catch 2023 Ryan Cayabyab PPMF Awardees Alfonso “Coke” Bolipata, Mel Villena, and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid on stage, along with tribute performances by Jed Madela, Jona, Katrina Velarde, and more. Get your tickets via TicketWorld. For more details, visit BGC Arts Center’s website.

6. Scott’s Sip & Feast September Weekend Happy Hour

Sip, savor, and celebrate with Scott’s (Ascott BGC) happy hour deal until the end of the month. Enjoy an unlimited pour of wine and a satisfying spread of tapas as you spend valuable time with your friends or loved ones. Trust us, you deserve this treat! Call (02) 8860 9888 or +63 905 272 0052, or e-mail [email protected] for reservations.

When: 6 PM-8 PM, Every Fridays and Saturdays of September (Sept. 29-30)

Where: Scott's, Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila, 5th Avenue, 28th St., Taguig

How much: P2,000


7. TWICE ‘Ready to Be’ World Tour in Manila

Heads up! The queens of K-Pop are heading to the Philippine Arena this weekend to hold their world tour concert. Prepare your Candy Bong and get ready to listen (or even dance!) to their chart-topping hits, such as “TT,” “What Is Love?,” “Yes or Yes,” “The Feels,” and songs from their 12th EP “Ready to Be.” If you have already secured your tickets, there’s a shuttle bus leaving from Vertis North and Mall of Asia to make the trip easier for you.

8. Finite Fam: Drop Party

End the month right and celebrate the releases of local acts at this Drop Party in SaGuijo! Catch the performances of ORCA, Similar//Intents, LOSTTHREADS, VIE, Here+Now, Alterations, and Trip To Mars as they show you their passion for music and the arts. The show starts at 7 PM. For details, message Finite Fam on Instagram.

When: Sept. 30

Where: SaGuijo Cafe and Bar, 7612 Guijo, Makati

How much: P150 (6 PM-7:30 PM entry), P300 (7:30 PM onwards entry)


9. Kim Se-jeong’s First Concert in Manila

South Korean singer-actress Kim Se-jeong is set to captivate Filo audiences with her melodious voice this Sunday. Known for her appearances in hit K-Drama series like “Business Proposal” and “The Uncanny Counter,” Kim Se-jeong is also known for singing K-Drama OSTs such as “Love, Maybe,” “All of My Days,” “If Only,” “Paramour,” and “Meet Again,” which deeply resonated with fans. Get your tickets via Ticketnet.

10. Clara Benin, Ena Mori, and More at 12 Monkeys

Here’s another gig for you to support local music. Spend your Tuesday night with a packed schedule of performances by Clara Benin, Ena Mori, Fox, Gabba, I Belong To The Zoo, and Nameless Kids at 12 Monkeys. It’s going to be a night to remember! Contact +63 917 570 3222 for table reservations and inquiries.

When: Oct. 3

Where: 12 Monkeys Music Hall and Pub, Estancia Mall Capitol Commons, Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig

How much: P500


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