Weekend warrior: 10 things to do in Metro Manila this weekend of Sep 12-14

EXPERIENCE MAGIC
Sep 12. None other than David Blaine will be performing in Manila at the Araneta coliseum. If you’re getting tired of the same old Friday night, and are looking for something different (perhaps something strange? Or something amazing?) we bet this is exactly what you need. 8pm. Araneta Coliseum, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon city. Ticketnet.Tickets start at PHP1,060.

GO TO AN OKTOBERFEST KICKOFF PARTY!
Sep 12. It’s not just the usual Oktoberfest, it’s San Miguel Beer’s Oktoberfest fiesta! There are 26 performers including Pupil, Taken by Cars, Kjwan, Rivermaya, a beer shower, and loads of ice-cold beer! No better way to start Oktoberfest season than this. 2pm. Greenfield District, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong. PHP300

SHOP! PARTICIPATE IN AN AUCTION! GO TO TALKS!
Sep 12-14. So much in store at the FilipinaZ Art and Fashion Fair. Apart from all the cool finds at the fair, there will be an art auction on Saturday, and informative talks about art, collecting, and cars. The best part it, this is all for a cause. Remember, Coconauts, it’s never too early to shop for Christmas! 10am-9pm. Rockwell Tent, Rockwell Compound, Makati. Free

CHECK OUT A POP-UP!
Sep 12-14. For its second pop-up shop, Row 101 gathers 26 brands together for a massive sale. If you’ve haven’t been to a pop-up shop and are curious as to what goes on at these terribly hipster events, come check it out! 10am-9pm. Basement of Cinderella, Glorietta 3, Makati. Free

WATCH CUT/COPY
Sep 13. The electronica outfit from down under are here for a one-night-only gig. This is their first time to perform in Manila, and opening for them are Up Dharma Down and Taken by Cars. If you’re a fan, be sure to be a part of Cut/Copy’s devirginizing gig in Manila. 8pm. Samsung Hall, 5/F SM Aura, McKinley Parkway, Taguig, Metro Manila. Ticketworld. Tickets start at PHP2,689 

BE AT JUN LOPITO’S COMEBACK GIG
Sep 13. Jun Lopito is finally well and kicking it! He’s playing a gig on Saturday dubbed CocoJam. He’ll be performing along Gary Perez and Noli Aurillo. There will also be a group photo exhibit led by Eddieboy Escudero. 9pm. The Bar@1951, 1951 M. Adriatico St., Malate, Manila. PHP200

CHECK OUT A HIP-HOP GIG
Sep 13. “Tayo Tayo Lang” features some of the best MCs Manila has seen: Anygma, Zaito, Supreme Fist, Rye, just to name a few. Of course, what’s a hip-hop gig without DJs? 10pm. Tomato Kick, 3/F Po’s Building, Tomas Morato cor Sct. Madrinan, QC. Free

GO ON A FUN RUN
Sep 14. This one truly is fun: You get to run as your favorite superhero or villain. If you’re going with your family or your barkada, they encourage you to come in coordinated costumes. There are two distances—3km and 5km—with cash prizes and sponsored products to be given to the best runner, best hero, and best villain. 430am. UP Academic Oval, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Starts at PHP350

WATCH A MOVIE
Until Sep 21. It’s the opening weekend of the 17th Cine Europa and you can be sure the festival is opening with a bang. Catch movies from Austria, Hungry, Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands, just to name a few countries, and catch a glimpse of European life and culture. There are three screenings a day, starting at 130pm. The best part? It’s free! 130pm. Cinema 2, Shangri-La Cineplex, 5/F Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong. Schedule here. Free

WATCH NOLI ME TANGERE
Until Sep 28. It’s the opening weekend of Noli Me Tangere The Musical so you can bet performances are bigay-na-bigay. Two national artists are at the helm of things: Felipe de Leon takes care of the music while Guillermo Tolentino takes care of the Libretto. 8pm, Fri-Sat. 3pm, Sat-Sun. Newport Performing Arts Theater, 3/F Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, Newport City, Cybertourism Zone, Pasay. Ticketworld. Tickets start at PHP1,250

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