Weekender Guide MNL: Things to Do on Feb. 3-5, 2023
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Weekender Guide MNL: Best Things to See, Do, & Eat on Feb. 3-5, 2023

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. 'Some Kind of Valentine' Concert

Get into a romantic mood this month of love with this concert! Go solo or take your partner on a date to the "Some Kind of Valentine" show this weekend for some unlimited love, music, and laughter. Have the likes of Tirso Cruz III, Christopher De Leon, Edgar Mortiz, and special guest Lovi Poe tug at your heartstring with this "one-of-a-kind concert experience." Doors open at 7 PM, with the concert expected to last until 11 PM. Don't miss this show, get your tickets via TicketWorld!

When: 7:30 PM, Feb. 3 and 4

Where: Newport Performing Arts Theater, Newport Mall, 1309 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay, Manila

How much: P1,500-P8,000

2. 'The Hows of Us' Screening

If you're up for a movie after work this Friday night, then this screening by Cinematheque Centre Manila is for you. Cathy Garcia-Molina's blockbuster "The Hows of Us," starring reel and real-life lovers Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, will be shown to the public for free – perfect for Valentine's month. Written by Carmi Raymundo, Gilliann Ebreo, and Crystal San Miguel, "The Hows of Us" centers on a young couple as they try to make their long-term relationship work. Although free, it is required that you register for the screening and be at the venue 15 minutes before the start of the program.

The screening is part of the Film Development Council of the Philippines' "Sine Sinta: Pag-ibig at Pelikula" event for the month of February.

When: 8:30 PM, Feb. 3

Where: Rizal Open Air Auditorium, Rizal Park, Ermita, Manila

How much: Free

3. French Macaron Workshop with Heny Sison

Game for a baking challenge? French macarons are notoriously finicky and technical to make, so if you've ever attempted them and failed, this French Macaron Workshop with pastry chef Heny Sison can help you there. In this on-site class, you'll learn to make French macarons in six delicious flavors, namely chocolate, banana, lemon, mocha, raspberry, and mango. The class only accepts a maximum of 15 students, so sign up now before you run out of slots!

When: 1:30 PM-5 PM, Feb. 4

Where: Heny Sison Culinary School, 33 Col. Bonny Serrano Avenue, Quezon City

How much: P4,500

4. Louie Ocampo's 'Composer Ka Lang' 45th Anniversary Concert

Revered composer and arranger Louie Ocampo will be staging a two-day concert to mark his 45 years in the entertainment industry. The show traverses his journey through the years, from a struggling musician trying to make it, a jilted lover, and a husband to a father, composer, and competition judge. This concert is star-studded, as Ocampo has the likes of Sharon Cuneta, Sarah Geronimo, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Martin Nievera, and Basil Valdez, among others, as guests who will perform his hits. This concert is one for the books. Get your tickets at TicketWorld!

When: 8 PM, Feb. 4 and 5

Where: The Theatre at Solaire, Entertainment City, 1 Aseana Avenue, Tambo, Parañaque, Manila

How much: P1,500-P10,000

5. 30th PTAA Travel Tour Expo

Travel junkies, don't miss this travel expo by the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) this weekend! If you're itching to revenge travel due to the pandemic, then you'll love the flight promos and exciting tour packages that are in store for you at the two-day expo, with up to 70% off on deals! Moreover, some exhibitors will also offer special fares for students, workers, and immigrants, as well as immigration-related services for tourist visa extensions, 9G visas, visa waivers, and more.

When: Feb. 3-5

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

How much: Free entry

6. Rabbit Garden Party Afternoon Tea

Did you miss this cute rabbit-themed tea party during Chinese New Year? Don't fret, you can still catch it at Edsa Shangri-La's Lobby Lounge until this Saturday! Enjoy sweet and savory delights, from hot brewed tea and cakes to sandwiches and scones, among others. This teatime is perfect if you want something dainty and light to stave off your hunger after an afternoon of shopping and strolling. For inquiries or reservations, you may call 8633 8888 or email [email protected]

When: Until Feb. 5

Where: Edsa Shangri-La, 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Manila

How much: P1,750 net good for two

7. Pasinaya 2023: The CCP Open House Festival

The Philippines’ largest annual multi-arts festival is back, live, this weekend! Pasinaya returns to its home at the Cultural Centre of the Philippines for its 2023 edition. The event will be spread out in three days with five components: Pagtitipon, Palihan, Palabas, Palitan, and Paseo Museo. Pasinaya 2023 will be held at various venues at the CCP Complex, such as the front lawn, Liwasang Kalikasan, Tanghalang Ignacio Gimenez, and Vincente Sotto Street, as well as partner museums and galleries! Fill your weekend with art and culture by participating in art workshops, watching performances and film screenings, and going on a jaunt to 13 galleries.

When: Feb. 3-5

Where: CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay, Manila

How much: P50 minimum suggested donation

8. Moira Live Concert

Moira Dela Torre, regarded as the "Queen of Emotions" for her songs that stir one's feelings, is kicking off her first-ever world tour with a concert in Cubao this Friday! The multi-awarded singer-songwriter, who's also known for being the "Most Streamed Filipina Artist," will also be staging concerts in the Middle East, Canada, and the United States until April this year. Make sure you support our OG hugot queen and catch her live! Tickets are available via TicketNet.

When: 7 PM, Feb. 3

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

How much: P530-P9,010

9. Full Moon Party

Hip cocktail bar Dr. Wine Rooftop is throwing a party to celebrate the full Moon this Sunday! This would be the second full Moon of the new year and will appear full for around three days, starting Saturday morning until early Tuesday morning. Dr. Wine has pulled out all the stops to make this moment count, so get ready for a free flow of cocktails made with Moet Hennessy products until midnight! DJ Eva Smalls will take care of the beats, so you can sit back and chill. Drink responsibly!

When: 8 PM, Feb. 5

Where: Dr. Wine Rooftop, 5921 Algier St., Poblacion, Makati

How much: P1,980 for free flow

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