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.
Join in on a neighborhood dinner party
Date: July 12, Friday
Venue: Dulo MNL, 4992 P. Guanzon St., Poblacion, Makati City
One of the best ways to get to know people is through food. Those in Manila looking to find a community they can be a part of (or maybe simply to meet new people) have Bao Bar’s Breaking Bread: Dinner Party took look forward to this weekend.
To be held in Poblacion’s Dulo MNL, it’s a family-style dinner open to everyone. Sean Bautista and Melvin Mojica are in charge of the music and there will also be a group exhibit with works by Cru Camara, Jemm Magbanua, and Trisha Katipunan.
The menu includes batard and sourdough bread with seaweed miso butter, coconut turmeric rice pilaf, whole chicken barbacoa with a flour tortilla and two kinds of salsa, charred green beans with tinapa tonnato dressing, and cardamom spiced kulfi with rosewater syrup and pistachio praline.
Tickets are priced at PHP850 (US$16.52) which comes with welcome drinks and a cocktail. Appetizers and drinks will be served starting 7:30pm while the dinner will be from 8pm – 1opm.
For more information on how to register, visit the Breaking Bread: Dinner Party Nº1 Facebook event page.
Feel the feels with spoken word poetry
Date: July 12, Friday
Venue: Areté Hyundai Hall, Ateneo De Manila University, Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Spoken word poetry duo Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye are back in Manila this weekend for a show at the Ateneo de Manila University.
The performance is part of their initiative Project VOICE which promotes empowerment and literacy through live poetry. The two have a dedicated cult following in the Philippines and all over the world and have performed on various stages including TEDTalks.
One of their most popular performances is called When Love Arrives, which now has close to 3 million views on YouTube. An excerpt from the performance also now has over 22 million views on Facebook since it was posted around 6 months ago.
Watch it here:
Tickets are available on the Project VOICE website and are priced as follows:
VIP: US$41.50 (PHP2,134.86) + processor fees, comes with front of line access to post-show photo op and to post-show book signing
Fan Pass: US$ 28.50 (PHP1,466.11) + processor fees, comes with access to post-show photo op and to post-show book signing
General Admission: US$20.50 (PHP1,054.57) + processor fees
The show starts at 6:15pm.
For more information, visit the Sarah Kay & Phil Kaye Live in Manila 2019 Facebook event page.
Catch a play that’s on limited run
Date: July 12 – 14 (Friday – Sunday), July 19 – 21 (Friday – Sunday)
Venue: Power Mac Center Spotlight, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, Makati City
Stop Kiss, a play by American playwright Diana Son will be staged in Manila for a limited run starting this Friday.
It tells the story of traffic reporter Callie and teacher Sara who form a friendship in New York that eventually blossoms into a romance.
The local production is directed by Ed Lacson, Jr. and stars theater actresses Missy Maramara and Jenny Jamora.
There will be 8 shows in total, all to be held at the Power Mac Center Spotlight in Circuit Makati.
Tickets are available on Ticket2Me and are priced at PHP1,000 (US$19.43) to PHP2,000 (US$38.86).
For more information, visit Stop Kiss MNL .
Shop vinyl records at discounted prices
Date: July 13, Saturday
Venue: The Axon, Green Sun, 2285 Chino Roces Ave. Ext, Makati City
Record store Satchmi will be holding its annual Vinyl Day this Saturday, where audiophiles can once again score vinyl records at a discounted price. Discounts go up to 50 percent off and include all kinds of music genres.
To keep shoppers entertained are live acts including Clara Benin, I Belong to the Zoo, Autotelic, and Reese Lansangan.
The event will be from 11am – 12mn. Entrance is free.
For more information, visit Satchmi.
Relive your teen years at this concert
Date: July 13, Saturday
Venue: New Frontier Theater, General McArthur Ave., Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
Millennials who were gaga over Jesse McCartney can relive their teen years on Saturday when the American pop star visits the Philippines for a concert in Quezon City’s New Frontier Theater.
Tickets are available on Ticket Net and are priced PHP888 (US$17.25) to PHP4,995 (US$97.06).