Nightlife MNL: Pride Month Kick-Off Party, Plus More Events 

Nightlife MNL: Pride Month Kick-Off Party, Plus 9 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. Ruel 4th Wall World Tour

This coming Friday, the "Painkiller" singer Ruel (whose name is pronounced as "rule") is scheduled to close the Asian leg of his 4th Wall World Tour in Manila. The first stop on his concert tour was in his home country in Australia, followed by New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, and Singapore.

Ruel’s album titled 4th Wall “was inspired by ‘The Truman Show’, Elliott Smith and a Schoolies trip,” according to his interview with NME on Jan. 25, 2023.

When: 8 PM, May 26

Where: Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier, 6/F SM Aura Premier, 26th Street, corner McKinley Parkway, Taguig

How much:  P1,850-P5,000 via SM Tickets

2. ‘The Dreamer’s Dream – Chapter 2’: Lee Seung-gi Asia Tour in Manila

Filo Airens, prepare for the return of the OG Oppa!

South Korea’s “Ballad Prince” Lee Seung-gi will be performing in Manila for his “The Dreamer’s Dream - Chapter 2” Asia Tour. Lee gained fame for his roles in “My Girlfriend is a Gumiho,” “Vagabond,” and “Hwayugi.” He’s also known for singing hit official K-drama soundtracks such as “Return,” “Will You Marry Me,” and “Your Eyes, Hands and Lips,” to name a few.

When: 5 PM, May 27

Where: New Frontier Theater, 7 General Malvar Ave, Cubao, Quezon City

How much: P4,240-P11,130 via Ticketnet

3. Binibining Pilipinas 2023 Grand Coronation Night

Who is your favorite Binibini? Pageant enthusiasts should not miss the live grand coronation night this Sunday, which will be hosted by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. Miss International 2022, Jasmin Selberg will crown the next Bb. Pilipinas International. Unkabogable star Vice Ganda will also be there for a special performance.

When: 9:30 PM, May 28

Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

How much: P500-P11,500 via Ticketnet

4. ‘KosuPure Dansu!’

If you want something fun and light to attend to this Friday, we recommend checking out KosuPure Dansu! This kid-friendly dance recital will feature talents from ACTS Manila ballet schools through cosplay and Christian themes.

ACTS Manila is a faith-based organization and affiliate school network located in Alabang. Its dancers incorporate messages of hope and spread positivity through dance as they perform in various venues such as theaters, malls, churches, schools, outreach engagements, and more.

When: 5 PM, May 26

Where: Samsung Performing Arts Theater, Hippodromo Street, Circuit Makati, Makati City

How much: P515-P1,030 via Ticketek Philippines

5. ‘Between Me & You’ Fan Meeting

The "Between Me & You" Fan Meeting is yet another event taking place over the weekend in Manila that will make you swoon. You will have the opportunity to meet and greet some of the most popular love teams in Thai entertainment, including Tae and Benz, Sammy and Bosston, Prem and Boun, and Oreo and Yacht.

Ticket sales began last Feb. 26, which includes an exclusive package for “Between Us” ticket holders. Don't worry, though; all ticket holders will have the opportunity to say hello or high-five with their favorite artists. Go here for more information about the event.

When: 5 PM, May 28

Where: SM Skydome, SM North Edsa

How much: P3,500-P15,000 via CDM Entertainment

6. The 1975 Tribute Night

English pop-rock band The 1975 performed at the Mall of Asia Arena on May 3 and 4, as part of their "At Their Very Best" tour.

If you’re having post-concert depression, this almost-weekend event is for you! You can listen to the band’s music again, meet fellow fans, and shop for merchandise. Up-and-coming OPM artists Cloie Lorezca, Humprey, Lorenzo Jan, and alternative pop-rock band Rosima will be playing The 1975 song covers.

Slots are limited, so make sure to reserve your tickets now! You may contact Mars Attack Production at 09761351883 on Viber and WhatsApp.

When:  6 PM, May 26

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

How much: P350 (with free drink)

7. Friday Night Brews at Makati Diamond Residences

Unlimited beer will flow every Friday night at Makati Diamond Residences, with a curated buffet to match. Wick away your worries and kiss the work week goodbye while feasting on grilled squid with migas, pepper-crusted beef tenderloin, tiger prawns with oyster sauce and pepper, and assorted Japanese maki. Don’t forget to chug your favorite pale pilsen!

For inquiries and reservations, call Alfred at +632 5317 0999 or Viber +63917 646 4875. You may also email [email protected].

When: Every Friday night

Where:  Makati Diamond Residences, 118 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati

How much: P2,200 (plus P800 for unlimited wine)

8. 'Hightek Night’

Bang your head and raise your fist up in the air for a crowd-hyping gig at Saguijo! Antimano, Silong, Beewings, Juan Jester, Lime City, Fngrtrp, and Season of Amity will take over the stage and dominate the mic in this night organized by Hightek Collective. So grab your gig friends and head over to Saguijo this Saturday!

When: 8 PM, May 27

Where:Saguijo, 7612 Guijo Street, San Antonio Village, Makati

How much: P350 (with one drink)

9. Nectar’s Pride Month Kick-Off Party

Pride Month is around the corner so expect the gayest parties to dominate your feed through June! Kicking off the most colorful month of the year is a fab party from Nectar: “Poison’s Let Equality Bloom!” A-lister Nectarines BB Manika, Hurricane Rica, Xitrina, Matilduh, Odasha, Shewarma, and Felicia will hype up the crowd, while Joshua Ronett, Antoine and Mike Lavet will be in charge of spinning. Oh, and Queen Peabo will be on the mic with the Escandolo Boys! So, come with your BFFs and partners because this night is for our LGBTQ+ community and allies!

For table reservations, message Nectar on Instagram or contact +63 917 542 8831.

When: May 26

Where: Nectar Nightclub, The Fort Strip, 5th Avenue Corner 26th Street, Fort Bonifacio

How much: Price varies    

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