Things to do this weekend (Dec. 21 – 23): Poblacion pub crawl, Nike White Christmas sale, Kwago book bar, Jose Mari Chan Christmas show

Image composite: The Social on Ebro, Nike Factory Store PH, Kwago, and Jose Mari Chan Facebook pages; Angkas petition page
Image composite: The Social on Ebro, Nike Factory Store PH, Kwago, and Jose Mari Chan Facebook pages; Angkas petition page

True blue Manileños, recent transplants, and visitors to our city all know — there is never a lack of things to do in Manila. This is Coconuts Manila’s guide to all things good and great happening over the coming weekend. Peruse it, take note of everything that interests you, and hit us up on our Facebook page or on Twitter @CoconutsManila to sound off on what you think.

Booze your way through the Poblacion area

Photo: The Social on Ebro Facebook page.
Photo: The Social on Ebro/FB

Date: Dec. 20, Thursday
Venue: Poblacion, Makati City

It’s the last weekend before Christmas, and those who want to sneak in one last night out on the town can do it with Connect Poblacion Pub Crawl.

Organized by San Miguel beer, the event will bring participants to establishments around Makati City’s hip neighborhood Poblacion. This will include art space Pineapple Lab, bars Concepto Poblacion and NoKal, and food park The Social on Ebro.

It will also have a concert at a “secret stage” which will include The Ransom Collective, She’s Only Sixteen, Cheats, and DJ Kristian Hernandez in the lineup.

For more information, visit the Connect Poblacion Pub Crawl Facebook event page.

Shop sweet kicks at a discounted price

Photo: Nike Factory Store PH Facebook page.
Photo: Nike Factory Store PH/FB

Date: Started Dec. 18, Tuesday
Venue: Nike Factory stores in Caltex Mega Station, KM 62, North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), San Fernando, Pampanga;
Shell Service Station, South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Biñan, Laguna;
Paseo de Sta. Rosa, Greenfield City, Santa Rosa – Tagaytay Rd., Santa Rosa, Laguna

Sneakerheads looking to gift themselves something nice this Christmas won’t have to feel so guilty about splurging as the Nike Factory Store has an ongoing sale with pairs priced at 60 percent off.

But there’s a catch.

As it’s called the White Christmas Sale, the promo only applies to white kicks.

Still, not at all a bad deal since there’s no such thing as having too many white sneakers. The sale will continue until supplies last.

For more information, visit the Nike Factory Store PH Facebook page.

Share your creative project

Photo: Kwago Facebook page.
Photo: Kwago/FB

Date: Dec. 21, Friday
Venue: Kwago Warehouse, 8-A, La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Chino Roces Ave. Makati City

“May Tambay sa Kwago” is a monthly event in Kwago, an independent book bar in Makati where participants share their unfinished creative projects like songs, stories, and artworks.

This month, the event will be held on Friday, Dec. 21 from 6pm – 11pm.

Based on the event’s description on Facebook, it’s going to be one chill night. “No programs. No mentors. Tambay lang (just hang out),” it says.

For more information, visit the May Tambay sa Kwago Facebook event page.

Support motorcycle-hailing app Angkas 

Photo: Angkas petition page.
Photo: Angkas’ page

Date: Dec. 22, Saturday
Venue: Main stage, Quezon City Circle, Elliptical Rd, Diliman, Quezon City

As the government cracks down Angkas drivers, the motorcycle-hailing app is calling on people to show their support.

One way it’s doing this is through a concert this Saturday called #SaveAngkas. The event is free and has a lineup that includes acts the masses love like actress-singer Nadine Lustre, rock band Mayonnaise, and rapper Andrew E.

Those who aren’t into those artists but want to support Angkas can also sign the app’s online petition on

For more information, visit the Angkas Facebook page.

Celebrate Christmas with a local icon

Photo: Jose Mari Chan Facebook page.
Photo: Jose Mari Chan/FB

Date: Dec. 22, Saturday
Venue: The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort & Casino, 1 Aseana Ave., Entertainment City, Paranaque City

Christmas in the Philippines is never complete without singer Jose Mari Chan.

His classic tune Christmas in Our Hearts can be heard all over the country once the season starts and is as much of a holiday icon as parols and queso de bolas

This Saturday, Chan will be holding a concert at The Theatre in Solaire, a show directed by composer and arranger Louie Ocampo.

Tickets are available on Ticket World and are priced at PHP1,250 (US$23.56) –  PHP7,500 (US$141.33).

Can’t go to the concert? Here’s a playlist of Chan’s Christmas songs instead:

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