Weekender Guide: April 12, 13, and 14, 2019

Still don't know where to go for the weekend? Here are the events to check out in the coming days.

Legendary DJ Fatboy Slim at Cove Manila
April 12 (Cove Manila)

English DJ and record producer Fatboy Slim, a legend in the party music scene, is set to sizzle at Cove Manila this April 12, 2019. The show will be presented by the IKON Urban Music Festival series.

To bring more heat to the summer, the club is proud to host “Ikon Presents: Fatboy Slim at Cove Manila,” the season’s hottest event for the metro’s party lovers. The timeless English musician—real name Norman Quentin Cook—first made waves as the bassist for the 1980’s indie-rock band Housemartins, before going on to form the Brighton-based Beats International. The mid-1990’s saw the birth of his most iconic persona as Fatboy Slim, churning out hits such as “Praise You,” “Weapon of Choice,” “The Rockafeller Skank,” and “Wonderful Night”.

His April 12 show will start at 10:30PM kicking off with a special first act—and it’s bound to be one for the books at Southeast Asia’s largest, first-of-its-kind, state-of-the-art indoor beach club and night club!

Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra 45th Anniversary Season
April 12 (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines)

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra will conclude its 45th anniversary celebration with a concert on April 12, 2019, at 8pm, happening at Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater).

Under the baton of Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura, the PPO music director and principal conductor, the concert program features Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, Op. 90 in A major (“Italian”), Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Guitar Concerto No. 1, and Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

Japanese guitarist Kiyoshi Shomura will be the featured soloist of the orchestra for the guitar concerto.

For ticket and subscription inquiries, call the CCP Marketing Department at +632-832-1125 local 1806, the CCP Box Office at +632832-3704, or the TicketWorld at National Bookstore at +632-891-9999.

What's In Store: An Original Musical
April 12 (AFP Theater)

Welcome to the Mysterium, a place where you can purchase traits and attributes in order to improve yourself.

This magic has become a rising interest to the public, especially for teenagers in their budding stages of adolescence. More specifically, a group of teenagers, who's different paths somehow converge. This is their journey of finding themselves towards the path of self-acceptance.   

The production is conceptualized and written by MIIS students and will feature original student compositions. By turning student passions into skills, MIIS empowers them to pursue their dreams and give them the opportunity to show a big audience what they can do. 

Tom Green Asia Comedy Tour
April 13 (The City Club)

Canadian-American actor, comedian, filmmaker and talk show host - Tom Green visits Manila this April 13, 2019, delivering his own brand of shock comedy that will excite audiences. Green is also known for his roles in the Hollywood films Road Trip (2000), Charlie's Angels (2000), Freddy Got Fingered (2001), Stealing Harvard (2002) and Shred (2008). What started from a cable show, Tom led his comedy and antics to MTV and the big screen.

He describes his brand of comedy as fun and ridiculous. “I have a high energy hilarious show that deals with the crazy world we live in today and how technology is ruining it. That's just part of the things I discuss in my act. It's all ridiculous and fun.”

Tom Green is set to perform on April 13, 2019 at The City Club, Alphaland Place, Ayala Avenue, Manila. Show starts at 8:30 PM. Tickets are at Php
3,000 (VIP) and Php 1,600 (Standard) and are available via Ticketworld. The show is part of his Asia Comedy Tour with stops in Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok and more.

Tom Green Asia Comedy Tour in Manila is presented by Magners Irish Cider, International Comedy Festival, Happy Happenings by Prime I Events. For more information, www.comedyfest.asia.

De Profundis: A Lenten Offering
April 13 (Ayala Museum)

On April 13, 2019, 7PM at the Ayala Museum, Cultural Arts Events Organizers will be presenting a handful of the country’s top young vocal artists in a concert of sacred music, including the Philippine premiere of a Bach cantata.

Titled “De Profundis” (English translation: “Out of the depths”), the concert features a lineup of rarely performed sacred music from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras.

For tickets, visit www.ticketworld.com.ph or call CAEO at +632-782-7164, +63918-347-3027 or +63920-954-0053.


2019 Philippine Hip Hop Dance Competition
April 14 (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo)

Presented by the Hip Hop International Philippines, this competition gathers the best hip hop crews in the country as they perform at the CCP to bring us pride as they compete with each other to earn a spot and represent the Filipinos at the World Hip Hop Dance Championship in Phoenix, Arizona!

For more details and Tickets please visit CCP website.




Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019
April 12 to 13 (El Nido, Palawan)

The biggest event of the season makes its highly-anticipated debut in the Philippines! Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series kicks off its 11th season in El Nido, Palawan, on April 12th – 13th, 2019.

This year, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series makes its regional debut in three brand new locations on its seven-stop global tour.

Twenty-four (24) professional male and female cliff divers from eighteen (18) nationalities take off for the clear emerald waters of the Small and Big Lagoon in Miniloc Island, including record champions Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) and Gary Hunt (GBR). However, each stop will feature four (4) wildcard divers seeking to earn their way up the ranks.

Catch the live broadcast from El Nido via Red Bull TV on April 13th, 2019. Viewers in the Philippines may also watch the full event, along with the remaining six stops of the 2019 World Series, on FOX Sports, FOX Sports GO, FOX+ app, and online at http://www.foxsports.ph.

Earth Day Run 2019
April 14 (SM Mall of Asia Grounds)

In April 2019, National Geographic will push forward its commitment to the environment by celebrating Earth Day with its yearly Earth Day Run. This year’s run will be in the theme of Planet or Plastic? – a multiyear initiative from National Geographic, aimed at raising awareness of plastic pollution and reducing the amount of single-use plastic that enters in the world’s oceans.

Everyone in the Philippines can get involved in National Geographic’s Earth Day run by visiting www.natgeoearthdayrun.com for more information and to sign up. The run will take place on April 14, 2019 at The Mall of Asia Open Grounds.

To get involved with Earth Day Run 2019, visit www.natgeoearthdayrun.com. You can also head to natgeo.com/plasticpledge  to learn more about the Planet or Plastic? campaign and take your pledge to choose the planet.  

Ang Huling El Bimbo the Musical
starts March 1 (Newport Performing Arts Theater)

Ang Huling El Bimbo tells the story of friends who get back together after twenty years apart.

Personal challenges in each other’s lives force them to look back on how their friendship was formed and what brought them apart. Now they have to set these aside to give them one last chance to join hands and make things right.

Tickets are priced from P1000 to P35000, and can be purchased via TicketWorld. 



Father's Day
April 12, 13, and 14 (Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1)

On an unassuming winter’s evening, Henry Willows receives an unexpected visit from his estranged son, Matthew, and his goth girlfriend, Christine. Still bitter from the painful divorce that tore his family apart, Henry treats them unkindly.

After Henry discovers that Matthew has run away however, he decides to call his ex-wife, Sue, resulting in an uneasy family reunion. When it is revealed that the sixteen-year-old Christine may be pregnant, it prompts Henry and Sue to recall their past, prodded on by the mischievous and conniving Matthew, who wishes to see his parents together again. Brimming with comedic banter and razor-sharp turns of phrase, Father’s Day unpacks its heavy themes with endless humor.

AKO: Alpha Kappa Omega
April 5 to 13 (Rizal Mini Theater, Ateneo De Manila University)

A production by Tanghalang Ateneo, 'Alpha Kappa Omega' is based on Mike De Leon's 'Batch 81' and tells the story of Sid Lucero, a college professor, and a group of college students who join a fraternity.

The play will run at the Rizal Mini Theater, Ateneo De Manila University, from March 26-30, April 2-6, and 9-13, with shows scheduled at 7:30PM and 2:30PM.

For tickets, you may check out this link: tinyurl.com/AlphaKappaOmegaTA.



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