Nightlife Manila: The Best Events & Gigs on Nov. 23-29, 2023
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Nightlife Manila: Rakrakan Festival, Plus 9 Amazing Events

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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. Il Divo 'A New Day Tour' in Manila

Il Divo 'A New Day Tour' in Manila
Photo by Website/TicketWorld

Prepare to be swept away by the enchanting melodies of Il Divo as French pop singer Sebastien Izambard, American tenor David Miller, and Swiss tenor Urs Bühler grace the stage once again at the Newport Performing Arts Theater. Their two-night concert, “A New Day Tour,” promises a perfect blend of opera and modern performance. Join them this Friday or Saturday, along with special guest vocalist Steven LaBrie, and experience the magic of this world-renowned classical crossover group. Get your tickets via TicketWorld.

2. Poison x Girl Nation Presents 'Bakla at Tomboy: The Queer Olympics'

Poison x Girl Nation Presents 'Bakla at Tomboy: The Queerlympics'
Photo by Instagram/Poison Wednesdays, Girl Nation 2.0

Get ready for an extraordinary night of celebration and freedom at Nectar Nightclub this Friday night! Witness the epic collaboration between Poison and Girl Nation, featuring incredible performances by QUEENS Aries, Marla, Mrs Tan, and Sofia, alongside the remarkable talents of KINGS Inah Demons and Alpha Venti. Dance to the beats of Antoine, Hanj, and Paul Montecillo, while Queen Peabo and King Mauie keep the energy high on the mic. Don't miss out on this thrilling event. See you there, fam!

3. IndieKa 1st Year Anniversary

IndieKa 1st Year Anniversary
Photo by Facebook/IndieKaPh

Celebrate IndieKa's anniversary at Imajin Arts and Music in Marikina this Saturday night! Co-presented by Dreamify, this event promises an electrifying night of indie music. Get ready for captivating performances by Geiko, Yun, Moontide, Shanni, YNISH, Matoki, Paul Lagac, and sundayspecial. Hosted by Michelle Liane, this celebration of talent is not to be missed. Get your tickets here. Gates open at 6 PM.

4. The Last Rakrakan Festival: 2 Days Of Peace, Love And Music

The Last Rakrakan Festival: 2 Days Of Peace, Love And Music
Photo by Facebook/Rakrakan Festival

Get ready for the ultimate celebration of peace, love, and music at The Last Rakrakan Festival. With over 100 artists performing on the Love, Peace, and Mosh stages, including Ely Buendia, Rico Blanco, December Avenue, and more, this festival promises an unforgettable experience for all fans of OPM. Apart from music, you can also explore the food and merch bazaar and enjoy other thrilling activities, such as the skate clinic, Sunugan Battle, and Bumper to Bumper car show. Let music and art unite you in this electrifying celebration! Get your tickets via SM Tickets.

5. New Wave Invasion: The Ultimate ‘80s Party

New Wave Invasion: The Ultimate ‘80s Party
Photo by Facebook/DMC Philippines

Get ready to relive the magic of the ‘80s New Wave music at one of the biggest concert parties of the year, “New Wave Invasion!” This Saturday, the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila will come alive with performances by A Flock of Seagulls, Steve Kilbey of The Church, Frank Kearns of Cactus World News, Peter Coyle of The Lotus Eaters, and local acts Orange & Lemons, Violent Playground PH, and InnerVoices. Don't miss this unforgettable celebration of the iconic music era. Tickets are available via SM Tickets and TicketMAX.

6. Regine Rocks

Regine Rocks Concert
Photo by Facebook/Regine Velasquez-Alcasid

Mark your calendars for a night of electrifying music as Regine Velasquez returns with “Regine Rocks” this Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena. Be prepared to be blown away by her iconic singing voice and mesmerizing stage presence, which made her one of the most renowned artists in the country. Buy your tickets via SM Tickets and get ready to rock!

7. An XTRA Special Night at O Bar

An XTRA Special Night
Photo by Instagram/O Bar Philippines

Mark your calendars for an XTRA special night at O Bar Philippines as Izzy Xtra and Jonbel celebrate their birthdays with a lineup of captivating performances. Prepare to be amazed by the incredible talents of The O Divas and O Boys, too, who are always game to entertain. Join the fun this Saturday for a night you won't forget! Make your reservations now by contacting +639568272711 or sending a message on their Instagram.

8. Daryl Hall and The Daryl's House Band

Daryl Hall and The Daryl's House Band
Photo by Facebook/Daryl Hall

Get ready to groove to the soulful tunes of Daryl Hall and the Daryl's House Band, with special guest Todd Rundgren, as they take the stage at the Mall of Asia Arena this coming Monday. Known for chart-topping hits like “Maneater,” “Private Eyes,” and “Rich Girl,” the American rock, R&B, and soul singer continues to captivate audiences worldwide with his undeniable talent. Don't miss this legendary performance! Tickets are available via SM Tickets.

9. Tipsy Pig Timog Presents Parokya ni Edgar

Tipsy Pig Timog Presents Parokya ni Edgar
Photo by Facebook/Parokya ni Edgar

Get ready for a rockin' good time as Parokya ni Edgar returns to Tipsy Pig Timog on Nov. 27 (Mon). This highly anticipated gig promises a night filled with unforgettable music (just like their OPM hits), sing-along moments, and happy memories. Don't miss the chance to witness the incredible performance of this iconic OPM band. To make your table reservations, contact Tipsy Pig Gastropub at +63 9158295104.

10. Karpos Live Presents: Benny Sings + HYBS

Karpos Live Presents: SE SO NEON Live in Manila
Photo by Facebook/Karpos Live

Get ready to jam to the amazing sounds of Benny Sings and HYBS at The Filinvest Tent this coming Tuesday night! Witness how the Dutch singer-songwriter brings his eclectic mix of alternative pop, indie, R&B, hip hop, and jazz to the Manila stage, plus the dreamy atmosphere of funk, pop, and R&B that the Thai duo brings. Don't miss this magical collaboration and secure your tickets via Tickelo.

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