Nightlife MNL: PPOPCON Manila Concert, Plus 9 More Events

Nightlife MNL: PPOPCON Manila Concert, 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. Colors of Bang Yongguk: Asia Tour 2023

South Korean rapper Bang Yong-guk, former leader of boy group B.A.P, is flying to Manila to stage a concert this Friday night at the Music Museum. He will perform his latest release to the crowd and connect with his fans not just through music, but also through close hi-touch and photo sessions before the show. Get your tickets via TicketTailor.

When: 7 PM-8:30 PM, July 14

Where: Music Museum, Service Road, San Juan City

How much: Starts at P3,639

2. Whiskey on the Rucks

Whiskey on the Rucks
Photo by Facebook/Manila Nomads Rugby Club

The oldest and most prestigious rugby club in the Philippines has organized a whiskey tasting event for you this Saturday. Whiskey on the Rucks, which will be held at The Spirits Library, will take you on a sensory journey with five curated whiskies that will surely captivate you, whether you’re a novice or a whiskey connoisseur. Get your tickets here!

When: 5 PM onwards, July 15

Where: The Spirits Library, 4963 Guerrero Street, Makati City

How much: P1,500-P3,500

3. Kalye at Kultura: A Night With Street Musicians

Kalye at Kulture Street Musicians
Photo by Facebook/Metro Buskers Club

The Metro Buskers Club will be holding Kalye at Kultura: A Night with Street Musicians this Saturday! If you love local music and get excited about discovering underrated, up-and-coming artists, make a beeline for Red Hotel Cubao where the event will be held and watch Lem David's performance for the night. Other street performers include Arcy Morfe, Teri, Kate Torres, Raven and the Papies, Adrej Agas, Dos, Akira Cruz, and Vince Oreves. See you there!

When: 7:30 PM onwards, July 15

Where: Red Hotel Cubao, 627 Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, Quezon City

How much: P300 door charge

4. We're in This Together - A Calm Lake Records Benefit Gig

Jam to good music for a good cause with DIY independent label and distribution Calm Lake Records' benefit gig this July 15. The show was organized in support of Sextons’ drummer and Dirty Shoes Collective member Mel Franco for his medical expenses after being diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. All proceeds of We're in This Together will be given to Franco for his medication and daily oxygen supply. Look forward to performances by Irrevocable, Creditcard reasons, SUYEN, Kiwi, Lockout Season, AGHAM, and Memorial Mound. You can get your tickets here.

When: 6 PM, July 15

Where: Mow's, 20 Matalino Street, Diliman, Quezon City

How much: P250 (online), P300 (at the door)

5. The Boyz World Tour: Zeneration in Manila

South Korean boy band The Boyz will finally be here in Manila on Saturday for a one-night concert! Comprising Sangyeon, Jacob, Younghoon, Hyunjae, Juyeon, Kevin, New, Q, Juhaknyeon, Sunwoo, and Eric, The Boyz burst into the K-Pop scene in December 2017 with their lead single "Boy." Their latest EP release, "Be Awake," had just come out last February, with "Roar" as its lead single. Tickets went on sale on June 24 and may still be purchased via Ticketnet.

When: 5 PM, July 15

Where: Araneta Coliseum, General Roxas Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City

How much: Starts at P3,200

6. Classical Guitar Night - Silangan Guitar Chamber Ensemble 

Classical Guitar Night
Photo by Facebook/Manila Pianos Artist Series

Appreciate the wonder and beauty of classical music in this show with the Silangan Guitar Chamber for the Manila Pianos Artist Series. Guest ensembles hailing from the Centro Escolar University and the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila will also perform in the recital. Tickets for the Classical Guitar Night may be reserved via GCash payment to 0917 415 8876 (Richard S.) and can be picked up at the gate of the venue on the day of the show.

When: 6 PM, July 16

Where: Ronac Lifestyle Center, Paseo de Magallanes, Makati City

How much: P600-P2,000

7. 2023 PPOPCON Manila Concert

Fans of P-Pop, don't miss the Pinoy Pop Convention (PPOPCON) Manila Concert happening this Sunday. Call it a postlude of sorts, as it caps off the three-day convention with a bang. The concert will feature a slew of P-Pop artists such as SB19, BINI, 1st.One, Press Hit Play, Josh Cullen, Dione, Horizon, Sheki, Alamat, and more. Those who won't be able to attend may watch via iWantTFC's worldwide streaming. Tickets may be purchased online via Ticketnet or at the Ticknet Box Office and Ticketnet outlets.

When: 6 PM, July 16

Where: Araneta Coliseum, General Roxas Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City

How much: Starts at P2,120

8. Vertical Horizon Live in Manila

American alternative rock band Vertical Horizon has included Manila as one of its stops on its world tour! Known for hit singles like "Everything You Want," "Best I Ever Had," "Send It Up," "Save Love," and more, Vertical Horizon is the best band to watch if you want to spend the night headbanging away. Get your tickets here.

When: 8 PM, July 18

Where: Skydome, SM North Edsa, North Avenue, Bago Bantay, Quezon City

How much: Starts at P3,171

9. Rini Concert

The Filipino-born R&B artist Rini, Justerini Sandoval in real life, has included his birthplace among the stops of his "Past the Naked Eye" tour in Asia and his home, Australia. Rini will first be heading to Singapore for a concert, followed by Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Bangkok before flying to Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney in August. Rini is known for songs like "My Favourite Clothes," "Oceane," "Out of the Blue," and more. You can get tickets to his show via SM Tickets!

When: 7 PM, July 19

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

How much: Starts at P2,550

10. Daniel Caesar Concert

Canadian singer-songwriter Daniel Caesar is returning to Manila this July as part of his Superpowers World Tour that will take him on two legs across Asia and North America. Caesar burst into the scene with his debut album "Freudian" in 2017 and has since been nominated for major music awards, such as the American Music Awards, the BET Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, and the Grammy Awards. In 2019, he won Best R&B Performance for "Best Part" at the Grammys. Unfortunately, tickets to this concert are already sold-out. Nevertheless, you may try to contact Karpos Multimedia (02) 551 4217 for inquiries or concerns.

When: 8 PM-11 PM, July 19

Where: World Trade Center, Pasay Extension corner, 1300 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Pasay City

How much: Starts at P4,410

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