Lucy Rose Live in Manila
Date: November 21, 2016
Time: 9:30 P.M.
Venue: 12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub, 5/F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave. cor. Salamanca St., Poblacion, Makati City
If Monday's already stressing you out, head to the 12 Monkeys Music Hall after work and let Lucy Rose's mellow tunes calm you down. A respected, influential indie artist from the UK, Rose quietly carved out her space in the international music scene with tracks like "Shiver," "Like An Arrow," and "Nebraska." Unfortunately, online tickets are already sold out, but you can still grab door tickets for Php1,500 — as long as you get to the concert venue ASAP!
The Grand Holiday Bazaar Series
Date: November 21 – 25, 2016
Venue: Glorietta Activity Center, Glorietta Complex, Ayala Center, Makati City
Beat the holiday rush, and fill your bags with the best Christmas finds via The Grand Holiday Bazaar Series. Browse through hundreds of stylish fashion pieces, take your pick from cute home decors, or salivate over the treats that taste oh-so-good every Yuletide season. Also, there'll be other exciting events like musical performances by celebrities, raffle draws, contests, and workshops, so make sure to drop by at least once this week!
BadBadNotGood Live in Manila
Date: November 22, 2016
Time: 8:00 P.M.
Venue: Black Market, Warehouse 5, La Fuerza Plaza 2241 Chino Roces Ext., San Lorenzo Village, Makati City
Let this four-man Canadian band take you in with their unique interpretations of hip hop beats. Comprised of Matthew Tavares, Chester Hansen, Leland Whitty and Alexander Sowinski, BadBadNotGood has collaborated with various international sensations such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Snoop Dogg. This'll be their first time in Manila, so say hello by booking your tickets on EventBrite, or shelling out Php1,800 at the door. You can also find out more about the concert on Facebook.
St. James The Great Christmas Bazaar
Date: November 24 – 27, 2016
Time: 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Venue: St. James the Great Parish, Cuenca St., Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City
If you live near the South, this is one bazaar you don't want to miss. Organized by the Cuenca Community Center, the St. James Christmas Bazaar will be a haven for Christmas shoppers of all stripes — whether they prefer holiday goodies from abroad or within the Philippines. There's no admission fee, by the way, so make the most of your time hauling the best possible gifts for your loved ones this season!
Armin van Buuren Live in Manila
Date: November 25, 2016
Time: 11:30 P.M.
Venue: Valkyrie Nightclub, 9th Ave. cor. 36th St., Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig City
First off, the bad news: Due to "unforeseen circumstances," award-winning Dutch musician Armin van Buuren won't push through with his "Armin Only Embrace World Tour," which was originally slated for November 25 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Luckily, van Buuren still wishes to perform for his Filipino fans, so he'll be making an appearance this Friday evening at the Valkyrie Nightclub at The Palace. Be entranced by a night of trance music, as van Buuren mixes and matches the adrenaline-pumping beats that have won him fans from 50 countries around the globe. To reserve your slots, log on to The Palace online ticket booth.
Fundamentals of Craft Cocktails Volume 1: Shaken and Stirred
Date: November 26, 2016
Time: 3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Venue: ABV 22 Jupiter St. Basement, Makati City
Ready to upgrade your bartending skills? Once again, the "Fundamentals of Craft Cocktails" series will hold a workshop at one of the top 50 bars in Asia, and show you the basics of mixing and preparing the world's most sought-after cocktails. The workshop encourages a hands-on style, so expect to be put behind the bar and make three drinks of your own (with help from the resident bartenders, of course!). Click the "Tickets" button on EventBrite to save your spot.
Cook + Book Festival
Date: November 27, 2016
Time: 10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Venue: National Book Store, Glorietta 1, Glorietta Complex, Ayala Center, Makati City
Love tomes and truffles? Satiate your love for food, books and books related to food (or food related to books?) at the Glorietta 1 branch of the National Book Store. Co-sponsored by Anvil Publishing and National Book Store, the festival will highlight the best cookbooks from authors around the Philippines, not to mention feature cooking demos, food samplings, book signings and more. For more details, or to RSVP for the event, hit the "+Going" button through this link.
What other events are you looking forward to this weekend? Let's hear about them in the comments below, or share this post with anyone who might be interested in the activities featured therein!