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Fun week: Here’s your date list

Running out of fun things to do this week? Here are some ideas.

HERE ARE SOME THINGS you shouldn't be missing out on this week.

MANILA, Philippines – Are you already planning your week ahead? Here are some things that will be happening from August 18 to 24 to help you out. 



August 19, Hard Rock Cafe

Join Brian King and David Prowse who form the Canadian indie-rock duo Japandroids at the Hard Rock Cafe for some raw, unadulterated music.

GOOD OLD ROCK. David and Brian have been compared to rock legends Bruce Springsteen and AC/DC. Photo from Japandroids' Facebook page.

READ: Japandroids make their way to Manila

Lindsey Stirling 

August 18, Alabang Town Center

Youtube sensation and America’s Got Talent Season 5 semi-finalisr Lindsey Stirling will be performing for free at the Alabang Town Center.

MODERN CLASSICS. Lindsey performs her own version of hit singles using her violin and a few originals as well. Photo from Alabang Town Center's Facebook page.

For more information on how to reserve slots, visit the Alabang Town Center’s Facebook page.

Side-A Concert for a Cause

August 20, Music Museum

One of the Philippines’ most famous musical acts will be holding a concert for the benefit of kids with cancer being aided by the iHelp Foundation.

SIDE-A HELPS. The benefit concert will be for kids with cancer being supported by iHelp Foundation. Photo from TicketWorld.


Ballet Manila: Tatlo Pang Kwento ni Lola Basyang

Opens August 23 at the Aliw Theater.

Luz Fernandez will be playing the iconic story teller’s character as she and Ballet Manila tell the audience three classic tales through dance.

LOLA BASYANG STORIES THROUGH BALLET. Photo from Ballet Manila's Facebook page.

For tickets, call TicketWorld at 891-9999.



Opens on August 21, Meralco Theater

Pamana is a docu-musical dedicated to the late Sen Benigno Aquino and former President Cory Aquino. It tells the story of a family and its 3 generations recalling the events that transpired during the EDSA revolution.

READ: ‘Pamana’: The struggle for eternity

THREE GENERATIONS. Pamana tells the story of a family recalling the EDSA Revolution.

For ticket info, click here.


Alice in Wonderland

August 17 to December 15

Lewis Caroll’s classic tale comes alive as Repertory Philippines stages its own version of Alice in Wonderland.

READ: Into the rabbit hole

A CLASSIC TALE COMES ALIVE. Young performer Dani Gana will be playing Alice in Repertory Philippines' Alice in Wonderland.

For more information, visit or call 5716926 and 5714941.

Ritual World

August 22-25, 29-31, September 1

The Shaharazade Theater Company, an up and coming independent theater group, will continue showing RitualWorld (but this time, in a different venue) — a theater piece showcasing rituals from five different countries, aiming to explore humanity within an everchanging society.

TRADITIONS. RitualWorld delves into age-old traditions and how they survive in our modern world. Photo from Ritual World's Facebook page.


For more information contact Frances at (+63916) 2205097, Alex (+63917) 5440408, or send an e-mail


Singaporean Food Fest

Love Asian food? Dusit Thani Manila is having a Singaporean Food Fest at its Basix All-Day Dining Restaurant. The buffet spread features Nonya Laksa, Singaporean Chili Crab, Bak KutTeh, Nasi Lemak, Nasi Goreng, Char KwayTeow, among other Singaporean favorites and will last until August 18.

YUM. Nonya Laksa is among the dishes being served at the Singaporean Food Fest in Dusit Thani Manila.

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

The Espresso Cream Latte & Espresso Cream Ice Blended® will be making a comeback and you get to have first dibs on tasting them. Just visit any CBTL branch on August 18 from 10:00am to 11:30am.

CUSTOMER FAVORITES. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf are bringing back these espresso flavored drinks. Photo from CBTL's Facebook page.

National Food Fair

August 21-25, Megatrade Hall

Cooking demos, food tasting, and seminars will be conducted throughout the event. See a Coffee Pavilion and a Filipino Kitchen that will also be put up to highlight provincial specialties.

THE COUNTRY'S FINEST. A showcase of food from the country's 7107 islands. Photo from DTI website.



Here are the movies that will be coming out in your local commercial theaters starting August 21:


R.I.P.D. Rest In Peace Department

RIPD. Think Men In Black but with dead souls. Photo from RIPD Facebook page. 

Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges star as two cops tasked by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

DEMON SLAYERS. Photo from City of Bones Facebook page.

This is the film adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s frst book in her series of bestsellers. Clary Fay finds out that she belongs to a long line of demon slayers after her mother gets abducted by one.


CARS SPIN OFF? Photo from Planes' Facebook page.

A cropdusting plane overcomes his fear of heights to join an aerial race that will take him around the world.

The Conjuring


Based on the true story of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren who were called to help a family whose farmhouse is being haunted by a disturbing presence.

Meanwhile, you can catch six silent films at the 7th International Silent Film Festival happening at the EDSA Shangri-La Cineplex from August 23-25. For more info, visit the Goethe Institut website.

SHH. No synchronized recorded sound, no dialogue, yet still as riveting as your ordinary films. Photo from the Goethe Institute website.


Italian films will be shown at the Cultural Center of the Philippines for free on August 22 for the CCP World Cinema Series. See the full schedule here.

AROUND THE WORLD through cinema. Photo from the CCP website.


Marithe + Francois Girbaud

August 18, M+FGirbaud  branches in Ayala Cebu, Festival Supermall, Glorietta 3, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Midtown, SM Baguio, SM Batangas, SM Davao, SM Fairview, SM Iloilo, SM Lipa, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA – Annex, SM North EDSA – Main Building, SM San Lazaro, and TriNoma.

It started on August 1 but there’s still time to go to an M+FGirbaud branch to buy any of their sale items that go with a buy one, get one deal.

DOUBLE DEAL. Photo from M+FGirbaud Facebook page.


The American Women’s Club of the Philippines Bazaar

August 20, World Trade Center, Pasay City

From 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, members of the American Women’s Club of the Philippines will be holding their monthly bazaar at the World Trade Center with over 300 vendors. Shop for clothes and bedding to furniture to jewelry to one-of-a-kind handicrafts and delicious packaged and ready-to-eat food.



DOLAN Superheroes and Anime

August 18, SM Megamall

Do your kids love anime? Treat them to an afternoon of kiddie cosplay in Megamall.

COSTUME PARTY. Kids can dress up as characters from their favorite shows. Photo from the SM website.

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