Nightlife MNL: Matt Maltese Live in Manila, Plus More

Nightlife MNL: Matt Maltese Live in Manila, Plus 9 More 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.   

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 Friday to next Thursday.   

 1. DJ Shogun and KDH Live

DJs Shogun and KDH will get the revelries started this weekend with sets at one of the hottest night clubs in Makati. Sponsored by Luc Belaire and Chivas Regal, this party promises a night of dancing and incredible music from Shogun and KDH, who are among the world's top DJs. You'll also hear sets by resident DJs Marlon, Daniel Skulnick, Dennis Garra, Rontena, and MC MJ Collarga. Contact the Royal Night Club at 0917 678 6606 or 02-88310184 to make reservations.

When: 10 PM 'til midnight, May 20

Where: Royal, 5343 General Luna Street, Makati City

How much: Free entry all night

2. 'Mayo 20: The Finale' Concert

Pinoy rockers shouldn't miss this concert by alternative rock band Mayonnaise. A celebration of the group's 20 years in the Philippine music scene, Mayo 20: The Finale is their way to give back to their fans and listeners of all ages and backgrounds who have supported them all these years. The show, presented by Yellow Room and Killer Bear and supported by Minsan Studios and Araw sa Gabi, will include the performances of other Filipino artists such as Barbie Almalbis, Champ Lui Pio of Hale, Josh Villenia of Autotelic, and more.

When: 5 PM onwards, May 20

Where: Quezon Memorial Circle, Elliptical Road Underpass, Diliman, Quezon City

How much: Free (general admission), P1,000 (VIP pass with free official shirt)

3. Livin' 8 Up in the L8 Night Feels

This celebration by Monbebe Events PH marks South Korean boy group Monsta X's eight years in the music industry. Monbebes or fans of Monsta X shouldn't miss this party, which has pulled all the stops to ensure a night filled with food, drinks, live music, games, merchandise, and lots of photo opportunities. Registrants will have the chance to win exciting prizes, such as AQO Kihyun photocards, an AQO white teddy bear keychain, and a voucher for Changkyun's new solo album, among many others. Follow this page for further announcements for walk-ins and more. Register here

When: 3 PM-1 AM, May 20

Where: Illusion Pub & Grill, Madison Square, Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong City

How much: P750-P800

4. SUD and The Ridleys Gig

Experience some of the best indie music at this gig by indie rock band SUD and indie alternative folk band The Ridleys this coming Saturday. The event will be held at Jess & Pat's, known for hosting the best musicians in the local art scene under one roof. Tickets are limited, so it's recommended you reserve a spot by messaging the venue via Instagram, Facebook, or emailing [email protected].

When: 6 PM, May 20

Where: Jess & Pat's, 2/F 63 Maginhawa Street, UP Village, Quezon City

How much: P400

5. Freestyle's 'Giving It All This Time' Concert

This concert by Pinoy pop and R&B band Freestyle signifies a new beginning for the group as it welcomes new members IJ Garcia, Bouy Manalo, Ian Tan, and Lerod Cailao alongside original singer and songwriter Top Suzara. The show will showcase tunes that will take concertgoers on a journey through the band’s history and the "brotherhood" that compelled the members to come together. You may buy tickets via Ticketworld.

When: 8 PM, May 20

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

How much: P2,500-P4,500

6. Colby Dela Calzada Quartet ft. Lynn Sherman

Jazz places may be scarce in the metro, but Tago Jazz has been around since 2011. Considered an institution by many for local jazz music, the club offers an intimate and snug ambience to its guests, ensuring that music and a quality experience always take center stage. This Sunday, save your night for one of the best in the industry; catch jazz legend Colby dela Calzada and his ensemble, along with Lynn Sherman, as they take over Tago Jazz for the night. You may call 0917 138 5299 for inquiries.

When: 8 PM, May 21

Where: Tago Jazz, #14 Main Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City

How much: P250

7. Matt Maltese Live in Manila Concert

British-Canadian singer-songwriter Matt Maltese will be visiting Manila for his first-ever tour in Asia. Maltese had just released his new album, "Driving Just to Drive," on April 28 and will be taking his fans on a journey as he performs on Monday night with his original songs. After Manila, Maltese will be making his way to Singapore, Bangkok, and Seoul, before heading to Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney for his Australia Tour. Get your tickets via SM Tickets.

When: 8 PM, May 22

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

How much: P1,900-P3,400

8. Ladies' Night

Ladies Night Wednesday Miramar Hotel

This one’s for the ladies! Who says drinking cocktails should only be done on the weekends? Miramar Hotel proves this wrong with its Ladies' Night event, which takes place every Wednesday! Wind down from the hump day by inviting your girlfriends to a night of sipping curated mixed drinks and sampling scrumptious food that are just enough to loosen you up without getting a major hangover the next day at work. You may book a table through the hotel’s website or by calling 8523 4484 or 0998 794 1535.

When: 8 PM, May 24 (Wednesdays)

Where: Miramar Hotel, 1034-36 Roxas Boulevard, Ermita, Manila

How much: N/A

9. Grave 2

Did you miss the Grave rave? Fret not, Paniki is staging Grave 2 next Thursday for another gravy rave with the bats! In media partnership with Hysteria, Spectre, HENOHCRTVS, and Midnight Rebels, Grave 2 will feature popular acts Pure Mind Quiet Heart, gre! back-to-back with rockstargumdrop, and Nighterror, along with sets by DJ Love, John Odin, Showtime Official Club, ///slitwrist, and so much more. Don’t forget to bring some extra cash with you so you can purchase merchandise easy peasy at the event! Presale tickets have quickly sold out for Grave 2, but you can still purchase tickets at the door.

When: 9 PM ‘til late, May 25

Where: Apotheka Manila, G/F White Rabbit Building, 5672 Dong Carmen Street, corner General Luna, Makati City

How much: P500 (comes with a free drink)

10. Gig by Mayonnaise, SUD, 647, Clara Benin, Syd Hartha, and Toneejay

If you weren’t able to rock out with Mayonnaise and SUD over the weekend, the rock bands will be performing on Thursday night for an exciting gig that will feature your other favorite indie artists! Aside from the two groups, look forward to performances by six-piece band 647 and singers-songwriters Clara Benin, Syd Hartha, and Toneejay. Book a table, drag your friends, and jam your hearts out as you welcome Friday, the last workday of the week, with open arms. For reservations and other inquiries, you may call or text 0917 570 3222 from 1 PM-1 AM, Tuesdays to Sundays.

When: May 25

Where: 12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub, G/F Estancia Mall, North Wing, Capitol Commons, Pasig City

How much: P500 (door charge)

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