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Weekender: August 26, 2011

Deafening parties, tattoo festivals, and silent movies
by Gelo Gonzales | Aug 26, 2011
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You know what they say about long weekends: they're awesome! [firstpara]It's the perfect opportunity to go out of town, but if you're stuck in the metro, then worry not. The concrete jungle is packed with happenings too. Here are five of the best things to check out:

Bigfish Innovation Black 2011
The biggest party this weekend is happening at the World Trade Center in Pasay on August 27 where Bigfish Innovation Black 2011 promises you the most spectacular show on earth. Headlined by DJs John Paul Lee, Stoneface & Terminal, Alex M.O.R.P.H. and Betsie Larkin, it’s an party that’s sure to get you moving like there’s no tomorrow.

Dresscode is strictly black.

For tickets and VIP tables, contact 632-7762, 634-8238 or visit

Dutdutan 2011
Be part of the country’s biggest tattoo expo, as Dutdutan 11 happens over at the World Trade Center Halls B and C in Pasay City on August 26 and 27. It’s a two-day extravaganza of tattoo competitions, live tattoo sessions, drum duels, and lest we forget, a bikini contest staged by yours truly. The country’s most rocking bands including Franco, SinoSikat, Kamikazee, among others will be gracing the event too.

Gates open at 12 noon. Program starts at 1 p.m. Admission fees are P250 for a one-day pass and P450 for a two-day pass.

For updates, log on to

ManilArt 2011
It’s a busy weekend for artists and art enthusiasts as Manilart 11, on its third year, happens at the NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig from August 24 to 27. The many different artworks exhibited by participating galleries, cultural performances, and Rizal tributes will sate your appetite for good art. Take your kids too and let them experience storytelling hour at the same event.

For inquiries, contact 316-231 or (0917) 851-1333 or email Visit for more details.

Believe! The Magik of Erik Mana Live
When was the last time you saw a magic show? Check out Believe! The Magik of Erik Mana Live on August 27, 8 p.m. at the Meralco Theater in Pasig City, and get your dose of “how the heck did he do that” moments. Erik Mana, a magician and mentalist, is sure to wow you with his acts and mind reading powers.
Tickets are at P500, P700, P1,000, and P1,500.

For tickets, contact TicketNet at 911-5555.

The 5th International Silent Film Festival
Mainstream movies too loud for you? Well maybe you need to check out the 5th International Silent Film Festival. The festival, which happens from August 26 to 28 at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City, will feature a host of silent films from Germany, Japan, Italy, and Spain along with entries from Greece and the Philippines, both of which will be participating for the first time. The films will not totally be silent however as the films will be scored live by Filipino musicians. 

For the full list of films and screening schedule, click here.

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