Weekender Guide: Best Things to Do in Manila on Sept. 23-25
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The Beat Manila’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Sept. 23-25, 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. Mind Pub Quiz Night

The Beat Manila’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Sept. 23-25, 2022
Photo by Facebook/The Mind Museum

Love arts and culture? Bring out your geeky side and challenge your brain at BGC Arts Mart’s “Mind Pub Quiz Night!” From art-related questions to savory pica-pica and refreshing booze, you’re bound to experience one of the best nights of your life. Guests coming to the event also stand a chance to win cool prizes. Did we mention you’ll also get to rub elbows with seasoned and new breeds of local artists? All that and more this Friday night. Register through this link. Note: Only fully vaccinated individuals will be granted permission to enter the location.

When: 7 PM, Sept. 23

Where: Alveo Central Plaza, BGC Arts Center

How much: P450 (BGCitizens), P500 (Regular Pass)


2. 2022 K-Pop Masterz Ep. 2 in Manila

The Beat Manila’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Sept. 23-25, 2022
Photo by Facebook/PULP Live World

Prepare your light sticks and banners as K-Pop Masterz, aka one of the most sought-after Hallyu events in Asia, is back in the Pearl of the Orient Seas! Helmed by PULP Live World, the “2022 K-Pop Masterz Ep. 2 in Manila” features K-Pop artists such as ATEEZ, iKON, and GOT7’s main vocalist Youngjae. Whether you’re a hardcore K-Pop fan or you want to indulge in Korean entertainment culture, this star-studded musical event won’t disappoint. Hallyu excited? Purchase your tickets now.

When: 7 PM, Sept. 23

Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City

How much: Starts at P3,500


3. Flourish: Arts, Crafts, & Beyond

The Beat Manila’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Sept. 23-25, 2022
Photo by Facebook/BGC Arts Center

Interested in contemporary art, indie music, and pop culture? BGC Art Mart’s “Flourish: Arts, Crafts, & Beyond” is waiting for you. Witness BGC Impromptu perform patriotic tunes as you connect with talented illustrators such as Nina Santos, Keziah Kitsche, and Amos the Fanboy on the day of the event. If that’s not enough, there will also be pop-up stores where you can cop stylish earrings, jaw-dropping Filipino-made paintings, and cute bric-a-brac finds. Don’t miss out on the chance to let your creativity flow at this three-day event! RSVP through this link.

When: 3 PM-9 PM, Sept. 23-25

Where: Alveo Central Plaza, BGC Arts Center

How much: Free


4. BLINK Fiesta

The Beat Manila’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Sept. 23-25, 2022
Photo by Facebook/Blackpink Philippines

Brace for impact: Blackpink Philippines, together with Ayala Malls, is mounting the biggest and grandest culmination of Filo-BLINKS on Saturday! Dubbed “BLINK Fiesta,” the event aims to unite Filipino BLINKS for a full day of games, photo ops, raffles, music, and Blackpink merchandise. Those gracing the once-in-a-lifetime gathering can expect to bring home Blackpink photocards, banners, and postcards. Are you ready to BOOMBAYAH it out this weekend? For tickets and queries, message Blackpink Philippines on Facebook.

When: 11 AM, Sept. 24

Where: Market! Market! Activity Center, McKinley Parkway, Taguig

How much: P50 (Regular Pass), P100 (Special Pass)


5. BGYO x H&M: Celestial Spaces

The Beat Manila’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Sept. 23-25, 2022
Photo by Facebook/BGYO

ACEs, here’s your chance to witness BGYO perform! In partnership with H&M, the rising P-Pop boyband is bringing their A-game to the virtual universe through their forthcoming concert “BGYO x H&M: Celestial Spaces.” Be enthralled by the quintet’s charming looks and soothing vocals as you sing along to their hit tracks such as “The Light,” “Kulay,” “Tumitigil Ang Mundo,” “Patuloy Lang Ang Lipad,” and more. Get to witness this out-of-this-world weekend-only event by registering through this link.

When: 8 PM-8:45 PM, Sept. 24-25

Where: H&M’s Facebook Account

How much: Free


6. Museo Pambata Reopening

The Beat Manila’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Sept. 23-25, 2022
Photo by Facebook/Museo Pambata

After a two-year hiatus, Museo Pambata is once again opening its doors to kids and kids at heart! Known for its beautiful sculptures and stunning paintings, this 29-year-old children’s discovery museum is the perfect place to immerse your kids in the rich heritage and culture of the Philippines. Note that only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the establishment. Register to be part of the waiting list through this link.

When: 10 AM-4:30 PM, Sept. 25

Where: Museo Pambata, Roxas Boulevard, Corner South Drive, Manila City

How much: P450


7. Sunday’s Best at Spectrum

The Beat Manila’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Sept. 23-25, 2022
Photo by Facebook/Fairmont Makati

If you prefer better attention to detail and more choices when it comes to buffets, try out Fairmont Makati’s “Sunday’s Best at Spectrum,” an abundantly delicious brunch buffet comprising multi-cultural cuisines. Whether Asian, European, or American food is up your alley, this brunch buffet will fill your bellies in no time. To satisfy your sweet tooth, you can also have a taste of Spectrum’s decadent desserts featuring Carmen’s Best premium artisanal ice creams. Book your table now.

When: 12 PM-12:30 PM, Sept. 25

Where: Spectrum Restaurant, Fairmont Makati, Raffles Drive, Makati City

How much: Price varies


8. WIKO 10 Launch

The Beat Manila’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Sept. 23-25, 2022
Photo by Facebook/WIKO

New gadget alert: WIKO’s latest flagship smartphone will arrive this weekend! Be in awe as you witness the French-born tech company release the WIKO 10, a powerhouse device that packs a punch with its massive 6.4-inch display. Tech professionals and enthusiasts will grace the launch to discuss the specifications and features of the smartphone. P-Pop’s newest girl group, G22, will also be performing their debut singles “BANG” and “Babalik” to celebrate the birth of WIKO 10. What more can you ask for? RSVP here.

When: 2 PM-3:30 PM, Sept. 25

Where: Central Atrium, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

How much: Free


9. Annyeong, Korea! K-Fair

The Beat Manila’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Sept. 23-25, 2022
Photo by Facebook/Ayala Malls (MarQuee Mall)

Hallyu ready for another Korean fair? Celebrate the multifaceted Korean culture with your family and friends this weekend at Ayala Malls’ “Annyeong, Korea! K-Fair" event in Pampanga. Expect to be treated with awesome prizes, exciting Korean-related activities, pop-up shops where you can purchase K-Pop and K-Drama-inspired items, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to plunge into the Korean wave! For more information, visit Ayala Malls (MarQuee Mall) on Facebook.

When: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Where: MarQuee Mall Activity Center, Pampanga City

How much: Free

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