Nightlife MNL: The Harry Potter Film Concert Series, 9 More Hot Events
August 17, 2023
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. Himig ng Wika: Konsiyerto ng Orkestrang Pinoy
In celebration of Buwan ng Wika, the Department of Tourism, the National Parks Development Committee, and Sound Experience Manila organized a free orchestral concert, “Himig ng Wika: Konsiyerto ng Orkestrang Pinoy.”
The Lasallian Youth Orchestra of De La Salle University-Manila, under the direction of conductor Mr. German de Ramos Jr., will demonstrate their musical prowess throughout the concert. They will perform songs and acts that pay tribute to the rich cultural history of the Philippines, with an emphasis on the local language.
When: 6 PM, Aug. 18
Where: Paco Park, General Luna Street, Belen, Paco, Manila
How much: Free
2. Unlimited Margaritas at Newport World Resorts
This weekend, you'll get to experience high-end nightlife at its finest. KAO Manila's latest deal, which includes unlimited margaritas and free pica pica, is the perfect way to shake up your Friday night routine.
If you're enchanted by the alluring blend of sweet, tangy, and zesty notes that define the margarita, look no further and visit the newest VIP day and night club haven at Newport World Resorts.
For queries and table reservations, you may call +639171224210 or drop an email to [email protected].
When: 6 PM-9 PM, Aug. 18
Where: KAO Manila, 2nd floor Newport Mall, Newport World Resorts, Pasay City
How much: P699
3. ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ in Concert
Experience the magic of Harry Potter like never before, but this time with a live orchestra. The Theatre at Solaire proudly presents the second installment in the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series – "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” led by LA-based composer and conductor John Jesensky.
Transport yourself to Hogwarts as the second chapter of this beloved saga unfolds on a captivating high-definition 40-foot screen. For two days, the wizarding world comes to life through the seamless fusion of visuals and music, an experience that will transport you into J.K. Rowling's extraordinary universe.
When: 1 PM, Aug. 19; 7 PM, Aug. 20
Where: Solaire Box Office Level 2, Solaire Resort, Entertainment City, 1 Aseana Avenue, Tambo, Parañaque City
How much: P3,500-P8,000 via TicketWorld (other fees not included)
4. K-Pop Night
Love to groove to the beat of K-pop music? Head to Default Café Pub this Saturday to celebrate a night filled with the best K-pop tunes, a free cocktail courtesy of Absolut, and a chance to snag free concert passes!
Make sure to dress to impress if you're going to this party! The grand prize winner will receive a K-pop concert ticket (general admission) of their choice, provided the event takes place within the current year.
Don’t miss out on the special early bird offer (P300) available until Aug. 17 only. You can save 14% upon pre-registration, go here.
When: Starts at 7 PM, Aug. 19
Where: Default Café Pub, 1844 Pilar Hidalgo Lim Street, Manila
How much: P300-P350 (Admission Fee)
5. 13 Purple Dragons Rocks Manila
Hollywood actor and music artist Bokeem Woodbine, who has been in the industry for three decades alongside his rock band 13 Purple Dragons, is set to make waves in Manila! The band is known for their classic and soul-infused rock melodies.
They introduced two fresh talents, Melchizedek Diggs on bass and Tobias Breon Richardson on drums. In February 2023, they released a new single, "Star Seeds Sling Jing Jams," after their 15-year hiatus.
When: 8 PM, Aug. 19
Where: Newport Performing Arts Theater, 1309 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City
How much: P1,884.30-P6,207.05 via TicketWorld
6. Mac Ayres Live in Manila
Mac Ayres is ready delight his Filipino fans with his silky and soft vocals. He is a self-taught singer-songwriter from New York who channels his artistic essence from legendary luminaries Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Amy Winehouse.
Some of his popular songs are “Easy,” “Slow Down,” “Get to You Again,” “Where U Goin’ Tonight,” and “Calvin’s Joint,” to name a few. Mac Ayres’ debut headline show in Manila is part of the Insignia Concert Series.
When: 8 PM, Aug. 19
Where: Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier, 6/F SM Aura Premier, 26th Street corner McKinley Parkway, Taguig City
How much: P2,650 via SM Tickets
7. Buwan ng Wika Special Offer: Juana Banana by Tipsy Pig
Raise your glass and revel in Tipsy Pig's new cocktail offering, the Juana Banana, just in time for the Buwan ng Wika celebration. It is expertly crafted with a blend of local flavors, combining rum infused with delicate dalandan and calamansi undertones. This infusion creates a delightful summer-like sensation, reminiscent of the tropical and oceanic atmosphere of the country.
It is available at any of its branches located in Timog, Quezon City, Capitol Commons, and Forbes Town.
When: Until Aug. 19
Where: Tipsy Pig (Multiple locations)
How much: P199.70
8. Malaya Music Fest 2023
Prepare for a two-day auditory delight featuring the hottest Filipino pop sensations and timeless classics at the much-anticipated Malaya Music Fest. On opening night, BINI, Kenaniah, and Ace Banzuelo will ignite the stage, followed by an unforgettable encore featuring the enchanting melodies of Ben&Ben, Mayonnaise, Silent Sanctuary, and Barbie Almalbis.
Malaya Music Fest 2023 is exclusively tailored for guests 18 years old and above. Tickets are inclusive of food and drinks. For inquiries, you may call +632 8555 5799 or drop an email to RestaurantReservation@okadamanila.
When: Starts at 4 PM, Aug. 19-20
Where: Cove Manila, Okada Manila, New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Parañaque City
How much: P1,800-P12,500 via SM Tickets
9. ‘The Art of Mixology’ Cocktail Workshop
Embark on an immersive journey and unveil the art behind crafting exquisite libations with the help of Buccanneers Rum & Cocktails co-owner and mixologist Ulysse Jouanneaud.
Whether you’re a novice or a cocktail aficionado, participants will learn how to blend three iconic cocktails, namely the Daiquiri (shaken), Caipirinha (build), and Negroni (stirred). The bar will supply everything needed to make the cocktails including the ingredients and bar tools. Seats are limited; make sure to reserve your spot.
When: 5 PM, Aug. 20
Where: Buccaneers Rum & Kitchen,, 5668 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City
How much: P2,500
10. 2023 Han Seung-woo Asia Tour Special Live One in Manila
Get ready to welcome another oppa to Manila this weekend! South Korean singer-songwriter Han Seung-woo, former member of boy band Victon turned solo artist, is making his way to the city. In June 2023, he released his third album “Frame” which he described in his exclusive interview with allkpop as a deeply personal collection of his bottled emotions and a fresh start following his military discharge on Jan. 27, 2023.
As the weekend unfolds, brace yourself to be serenaded by his remarkable vocals with performances of his songs such as "Dive Into," "Sacrifice," "Runnin’ High," "Flutter," and "Burn," among others.
When: 6 PM, Aug. 20
Where: SM North Edsa SkyDome, North Avenue, Bago Bantay, Quezon City
How much: P3,500-P11,000 via Makeitlive Asia
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