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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information, visit www.repertoryphilippines.com or call 5716926 and 5714941.
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.
For more information contact Frances at (+63916) 2205097, Alex (+63917) 5440408, or send an e-mail email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
A cropdusting plane overcomes his fear of heights to join an aerial race that will take him around the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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