Weekender Guide Manila: Best Things to Do Nov. 25-27, 2022
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The Beat Manila’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Nov. 25-27, 2022

Ahh, another weekend is upon us and you’re looking for cool things to get up to in the city! We’ve saved you the hassle with The Beat Manila’s rundown of the best places to hit up and things to do this weekend—from blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop-up sights and new restaurant openings, to the hottest activities that you shouldn’t miss. To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Manila to see what’s best in store for the weekend.

1. 'Tanaw' Concert

If you're part of the generation who spent the heydays of your youth listening to Kitchie Nadal and Barbie Almalbis and refuse to move on, this one-night concert is for you. "Tanaw" sees Filipino alternative pop/rock queens Aia de Leon, Almalbis, Nadal, Lougee Basabas, Hannah Romawac, and Acel Bisa come together for the first time for a night of iconic classics that were once (and perhaps still are) our lives' anthems. Only fewer than 150 tickets are left, so make sure you don't miss out! Buy your tickets on TicketWorld.

When: 8 PM, Nov. 26

Where: The Theatre at Solaire, Aseana Avenue Entertainment City, Parañaque City

How much: P2,987-P4,223

2. Luis Lorenzana's 'Heads' Exhibit

This exhibition is Lorenzana's deviation from pop surrealism to show his full command of painting with a "minimalist approach," code-switching from oil to watercolor and canvas to paper. The black and gray profiles in "Heads" are punctuated with "multicolored forms as if to emphasize balance and space." Lorenzana, who formerly worked at the Philippine Senate, has participated in more than 30 group and solo shows in the country, as well as Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Singapore, and the United States.

When: Until Dec. 3

Where: Silverlens Gallery, 2263 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, 1231 Makati City

How much: N/A

3. Cake Fiesta Manila 2022

If you love cakes and all treats baked, head on over to this sweet event happening this weekend. Cake Fiesta Manila, known for being the first and biggest international baking and cake decorating expo in the country, will be featuring local and international cake artists, hands-on classes, baked goods, and a variety of free and paid demos for visitors. Bakers, cake decorators, and those who simply love cakes will have a ball meeting with a wide range of exhibitors, from culinary schools and chocolatiers to pâtissiers, chefs, wedding supplies, and more.

You can get tickets from Cake Fiesta Manila's website. Don't forget to bring your vaccination cards to the event!

When: 10 AM to 6 PM, until Nov. 26

Where: SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Seashell Lane, Pasay City

How much: P200 to P3,000

4. Serenitea Milk Tea and Chicken Discount

Milk tea- and fried chicken-obsessed, rejoice! Serenitea has awesome deals for its Emperor and Royalty milk teas, and Chicken Delight dish until the end of the month! Enjoy a 20% discount when you buy one Chicken Delight from P180 to P144, as well as 20% off when you buy two large-sized Royalty Milk Tea or Emperor Milk Tea, 30% off for three large milk teas of the same flavor, 40% off for four, and 50% off for five. The promo is only valid for cash transactions, dine-in and take-out, and via GrabFood transactions.

When: Until Nov. 30

Where: Selected participating Serenitea branches

How much: P144 to P337

5. 'Malvaloca' Free Screening

"Malvaloca," a 1926 Spanish silent film by Benito Perojo, will be screened for free this Saturday as part of the 16th International Silent Film Festival Manila this end of month. The silent film will be underscored live by Talahib People's Music, a rock band known for using Filipino indigenous instruments. If you're interested to catch this film, book your free ticket by sending your name and email to [email protected] (Subject: Entrada GRATIS Malvaloca).

When: 5 PM, Nov. 26

Where: Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City

How much: Free

6. The Big Band Theory Workshop

To all musicians and music lovers, Asosasyon ng Musikong Pilipino (AMP) is opening its doors to offer a free music workshop this weekend for anyone who wishes to join and learn. The music workshop will be held by the AMP Big Band, with AMP resident vocalist Gail Blanco Viduya as the vocal coach. Those who wish to join must bring their instruments and may also reserve or inquire about the slots by contacting these numbers: 0917 796 1981 (Annelle) and 0917 796 1958 (Mely). The workshop was made possible partly by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

When: 1 PM, Nov. 27

Where: 19 East, Km. 19, East Service Road, Sucat, Muntinlupa City

How much: Free

7. 'Dekada '70' and 'Noli Me Tangere' Free Screenings

If you're in the mood for Filipino classics, catch the flicks of director Chito Roño and the late Gerardo de Leon this entire weekend for free. Roño's adaptations of novelist-activist Lualhati Bautista's "Dekada '70" and "Bata Bata Paano Ka Ginawa?" will be shown on Friday and Sunday, while de Leon's "Noli Me Tangere" will be screened on Saturday. You may also catch Glenn Barit's "Cleaners" and Martika Ramirez Escobar's “Leonor Will Never Die" over the weekend for a small fee.

When: Nov. 25 and Nov. 26

Where: Cinematheque Manila, 855 Kalaw Avenue, Ermita, Manila City

How much: Free to P150

8. 'Freedom and Love Philippines' Group Exhibit

Filipino and international artists bring their unique cultures, customs, and traditions in the artworks on show in this group exhibit. Now on its second edition, "Freedom and Love Philippines" is organized by the Filipinas Institute for the Advancement of Arts and Culture, Inc. (FILARTS) and sees this year the participation of artists from Singapore, India, Nepal, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Brunei. These artists believe that the practice of art must be "immersive and a by-product of a continuous dialogue between the society and that of personal and communal history."

When: 9 AM to 6 PM from Mondays to Thursdays, 9 AM to 3 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, until Nov. 30

Where: NCCA Gallery, 633 General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila City

How much: Free

9. Tori Ichi Yakitori & Bar Baked Sushi Discount

Creamy, savory, delicious, and filling! Tori Ichi Yakitori & Bar is offering a 20% discount on select baked sushi dishes as part of its blowout promo. You can enjoy favorites like kani and salmon; Philly cheesesteak; spicy kani and scallops; spicy tuna and tamago; or ebi and scallop tempura when you purchase them in big sized at the yakitori's Bonifacio Global City branch or when you order via GrabFood and foodpanda!

When: Until Nov. 30

Where: Four/NEO, 4th Avenue, Taguig City

How much: Menu prices vary

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