Nightlife MNL: Nightwish Asia Tour, Plus 9 More Amazing Events and Gigs
March 22, 2023
Another weekend in Manila is upon us and this spells for a jam-packed schedule of concerts, happy hour and cocktail nights, fresh raves and club nights, and dinners and food pop-ups you must not miss. Let us save you from the stress of planning 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 from Friday to next Thursday.
1. 2023 MOONBIN&SANHA (ASTRO) FAN CON: [DIFFUSION] in MANILA
Calling all PH AROHAs! ASTRO’s first official sub-unit, MOONBIN&SANHA, will be holding their first-ever fan meeting and concert in Manila this weekend to charm their fans. Be ready to listen to “Madness,” “Perfumer,” “Desire,” “Wish,” and other songs live from their chart-topping comeback EP “Incense.” Get your tickets via Ticketnet.
When: 6 PM, March 25
Where: New Frontier Theater, 810 General Aguinaldo Avenue, Quezon City
How much: Starts at P3,000 (Balcony)
2. Drag Me to Bollywood
Ready for a drag show with a mix of Indian-Filipino pop culture? Head over to Queens at Bollywood this Saturday as they’ll be hosting their first drag-related event featuring two queens from House of Dirty: Merx Euri and Zilver Zwan! Philline will also perform a special artistic dance performance to fill the night. Send a message on their Facebook to secure your ticket, which comes with a complimentary tall cocktail.
When: 8:30 PM-10 PM, March 25
Where: Queens at Bollywood, Greenbelt 3, Legazpi Street, Makati City
How much: P800 per head
3. An Evening for Earth
Lights off, music on. Celebrate the biggest hour for Earth with live performances from SUD and DILAW at the Ayala Malls TriNoma Activity Center! Sing to OPM hits and get closer to your favorite local bands by securing your tickets beforehand. All you need is to download the Ayala Malls Zing app and sign up.
When: 5 PM, March 25
Where: Ayala Malls Trinoma, North Avenue, Quezon City
How much: Free for ZingPlus members
4. The Wagyu and Sake Experience
Have a gastronomic experience this Saturday as The Tasting Club, Wagyu Studio, and Wano bring you a special menu by chef Yoji Kitamaya featuring the finest Wagyu Kobe beef from Japan. Don’t miss out because the award-winning A5 Kobe beef will be paired with artisanal sakes, such as Tsuru Ume Sour Plum, KID Junmai Daigingo, Zaku Junmai, Shichihon Yari Junmai, and Emishiki Kijoshu Monsoon, in this tasting event. Book your seats here.
When: 6 PM and 8 PM, March 25
Where: Wagyu Studio, 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
How much: P9,000 per person (all inclusive)
5. Turn Up the Heat: Kick Off to Summer 2023
Kick off the summer with an explosive show courtesy of O Bar’s very own The O Divas, The O Boys, and O Ledge! This Saturday, Alab Poi Dancers, The House of Mizrahi Philippines, Queen of the Universe Season 2 PH representative Maxie Andreison, and Drag Race PH winner Precious Paula Nicole will join the gang to make you feel the heat of the upcoming season. Ignite the fire further and jam to the beats of DJ Rocker, Jedd Rommel, Brian Cua, and Jeb Tizon to complete your night.
Reserve your slot by contacting 0956 827 2711 or 0926 735 0832. Door fee includes three local beers or mixers.
When: March 25
Where: O Bar, Ortigas Technopoint, Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
How much: P900
6. The Ridleys x Keiko Necesario Back-to-Back Gig
Enjoy an intimate back-to-back gig with four-piece indie alternative-folk band The Ridleys and singer-songwriter Keiko Necesario as they serenade you with their beautifully crafted music this Sunday. If you’re a fan of the latter, this is also your chance to greet her personally with a belated happy birthday. Send a message to Jess & Pat via Facebook or Instagram to reserve a slot!
When: 4 PM, March 26
Where: Jess & Pat’s, 2/F 63 Maginhawa Street, UP Village, Quezon City
How much: P400
7. 2023 WayV Fanmeeting Tour: [Phantom] in Manila
WayZenNis, where you at? Catch the return of SM Entertainment Chinese boy group and NCT sub-unit WayV as they hold their first solo fan meeting at the Big Dome! See Kun, Ten, XiaoJun, YangYang, and Hendery in the flesh and have a great time with talks, games, and various stages they’ve prepared for you. Don’t miss this chance and get your tickets via Ticketnet.
When: 5 PM, March 26
Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum, 14 General Araneta Street, Quezon City
How much: Starts at P3,675
8. Local Gigs at 19 East
19 East has just released the schedule of their gigs for the remaining nights of the month! Catch OPM icons Side A and Freestyle, along with local acts Joko Reantaso, Pauline Cueto, Sakwil, Gabba, Caren Tevanny, and Even, this weekend to de-stress yourself with amazing live music. If you have time on a weekday night, you can also catch MilesExperience, Fourplay, Poi, The Right Things, Laraza, Jimmy Bondoc, and MYMP next week for some after-work good vibes.
When: Until March 31
Where: 19 East, East Service Road, Sucat, Muntinlupa City
How much: Price varies
9. Nightwish Live in Manila
Finnish symphonic metal pioneer Nightwish is finally coming to Manila next week for their HVMAN. :||: NATVRE. World Tour! After the postponement of the Asian leg of their tour due to Floor Jansen’s radiation therapy, fans don’t have to wait any longer and can even congratulate the vocalist for her recovery. Listen to songs from the band’s ninth studio album (and first double album) as they bring the house down with their distinct music. Get your tickets via Ticketnet.
When: 8 PM, March 29
Where: SM City North EDSA Skydome, North Avenue, Quezon City
How much: Starts at P2,650
10. December Avenue New Single Launch
Free up your schedule and get ready for December Avenue’s “Ilang Beses Kita Mamahalin?” single launch! Be among the first to listen to the five-piece alternative rock band’s new song live before its official launch on March 31. Joining the release are local acts Urbandub, Carissa, and One Click Straight to give you an unforgettable night.
When: 8 PM, March 30
Where: 12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub, Estancia Mall Capital Commons, Pasig
How much: P1,500
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