Weekender Guide Manila: See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Sept 9-11
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The Beat Manila’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Sept 9-11, 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. Cine México

After three years, Cine México is back to treat cinephiles to a curated selection of Mexican movie classics. The festival will feature six films: “Después de Lucia” (2012) by Michael Franco, “Ella Es Ramona” (2015) by Hugo Rodriguez, “La Promesa” (2018) by Oscar Blancarte, “El Mar entre las Casas” (2020) by Juan Pablo García Gordillo, “Fuego Adentro” (2020) by Jesús Mario Lozano, and “90 dias para el 2 de julio” (2021) by Rafael Martinez Garcia.

All films will be screened in Spanish, with English subtitles. Free tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis.

When: Sept. 7-11

Where: Shangri-La Plaza's Red Carpet Cinema

How much: Free

2. (G)I-DLE World Tour Just Me

PH Neverland! Get your neverbongs (the group’s official light stick) ready as the (G)I-DLE is coming to the Philippines this weekend.

The K-Pop girl group consists of five members namely, Soyeon, Miyeon, Minnie, Yuqi, and Shuhua. The group officially debuted on May 2, 2018, under Cube Entertainment. The quintet rose to stardom with their hit songs “Tomboy,” “My Bag,” “Oh my god,” “Latata,” and “HWAA,” among others.

When: Sept. 11

Where: New Frontier Theater, Araneta City, Quezon City

How much: P3,500-P10,000

3. Planetshakers Greater Tour Asia

The Australia-based worship music group, Planetshakers, is back in the country to perform the "fresh sound of praise and worship" across the world – including Manila.

With more than 30 internationally acclaimed albums, the group is known for hits such as "Nothing is impossible," "The Anthem," "Leave Me Astounded," and "Endless Praise." As of Sept. 3, tickets for the four-night concert were already sold out.

When: Sept. 8-11

Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena, MOA Complex, Jose W. Diokno Boulevard cor. Coral Way and Marina Way, Bay City, Pasay, Metro Manila

How much: P600-P1,600

4. Rico Blanco Concert

Rico Blanco is one of the OPM mainstays who began his music career as vocalist and guitarist of the Filipino Rock band, Rivermaya. This weekend, Rico will be back on stage to perform a night filled with nostalgia and the greatest OPM hits. Other OPM icons who will be joining him on stage are Ebe Dancel, Zild, and Peniel.

When: Sept. 11, 8 PM

Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum, General Roxas Ave, Cubao, Quezon City

How much: P500-P6,000

5. Korea Festival

Annyeong, chingus!

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines, the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines, and the Korean Tourism Organization collaborated to bring the most anticipated comeback of KCC’s flagship event – Korea Festival!

The two-day festival will showcase Korean culture through exciting activities, surprises, and exclusive deals. Plus, there will be special shows from traditional Korean performers and P-Pop groups. A very special guest and a well-known artist from South Korea will also be present at the event.

When: Sept. 10-11

Where: Glorietta Activity Center and Palm Drive Activity Center, Glorietta, Makati City

How much: Free

6. Intertwined Conversations: Transoceanic Journey of Luxury Goods

This event is a lecture series between local and international experts who will share their mastery in terms of transpacific heritage and trade networks.

The virtual talk will discuss the "transoceanic journey" of Philippine silverwork and piña embroidery as well as the role of silk, cotton, and piña cloth in colonial social transformations.

When: Sept. 9

Where: Via Zoom

How much: P600-P850

7. NCAA Season 98 Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 98 will kick off this weekend. A live simulcast of the event can be accessed through the NCAA's official broadcast partner, GMA Network.

Followed by the opening ceremony is the men's basketball competition, featuring players from Emilio Aguinaldo College, Arellano University, Mapua University, and San Beda University.

Attendees must present their vaccination card together with any valid ID to enter the venue. Face masks should be worn at all times inside the sports arena.

When: Sept. 10

Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum, General Roxas Ave, Cubao, Quezon City, 1109 Metro Manila

How much: P100-P400

8. ‘There Are No Boundaries’ by Provenance Art Gallery

For a contemporary art experience, you may want to check out Provenance Art Gallery this weekend.

The works in "THERE ARE NO BOUNDARIES" depict the idea of letting one's mind wander freely so that they can "remain true to who [they] are." Some of the artists who will be exhibiting their works are Aldrine Alarcon, Alvin Cayco, Blaise Zamora, Francis Von Caro, Jeffrey Ordillo, Wipo, and more.

When: Sept. 10, 5 PM-8 PM

Where: Provenance Art Gallery, Shangri-La The Fort, BGC, Taguig City

9. Adie Garcia Mall Show

Adie Garcia, or simply Adie, is one of the most promising OPM singer-songwriters today. His hit single "Paraluman" has reached more than 100 million streams on Spotify, as of writing.

Get ready to sing your hearts out as Adie, together with up-and-coming artist Chrstn, will be performing live this weekend! For tickets and further details of the event, visit Fairview Terraces.

When: Sept. 10, 6 PM

Where: Activity Center, Ayala Malls Fairview Terraces, Brgy. Quirino Highway, cor. Maligaya St. Novaliches, Quezon City

How much: P400-P2,250

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