Still don't know where to go for the weekend? Here are the events and places to check out in the coming days.
Fete de la Musique 2019
June 21 and 22; 28 and 29 (A-Venue Open Parking, Greenbelt 3 Park, Puerta Real Gardens, La Fuerza Plaza)
Now celebrating its 25th anniversary in the Philippines, Fête de la Musique showcases the best of the best in the local music scene, while providing a generous cross-cultural experience between the Filipino and French people, forging friendships and building a community.
For its 2019 edition, Fête de la Musique will continue its tradition of producing several main stages across Metro Manila and in six other cities all over the country, which will offer a variety of music styles. With the addition of over 50 pocket stages that will host different music genres, #FetePH25 will indeed offer music for everyone.
Fête de la Musique-goers can also look forward to #GlobeFete Production Number, a special 25-minute performance on June 21 at the A-Venue, Makati Main Stage. The multi-genre medley, led by Francis De Veyra, will feature artists such as Bituin Escalante Aia de Leon, Vic Facultad, Cooky Chua, Bayang Barrios, Tarsius, Kat Agarrado, Jensen Gomez, Bea Lorenzo, Zsaris, Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas and many more.
To know more about this year’s celebration and the line-up of new activities, download the FetePH mobile App or visit www.facebook.com/FetePH.
Park Bo Gum Asia Tour 'Good Day' In Manila
June 22 (Mall of Asia Arena)
Love In The Moonlight breakthrough actor and one of South Korea’s youngest superstars Park Bo Gum encounters his Filipino fans live at his first ever fan meeting on April 27, 2019 at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Philippines is the most recent addition to Park Bo Gum’s 2019 Asia Tour: May Your Every Day Be A Good Day. The much anticipated tour kicked off in Seoul last January, and Manila will be the eighth and final stop, concluding the round of shows in Asia this year.
Park Bo Gum’s 2019 Asia Tour: May Your Every Day Be A Good Day live in Manila is produced by ABS-CBN Events and Ovation Productions. Ticket prices are P10,110/ 9,050/ 7,980/ 5,860 available via www.smtickets.com and all SM Tickets outlets. For inquiries call +632-532-8883 / +632-470-2222 or follow Ovation Productions online. #ParkBoGumMNL #OVATION40
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
June 14 to July 7 (Meralco Theater)
Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group is proud to be staging Broadway’s award-winning hit, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
With a book by Douglas McGrath, BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL has been thrilling theatregoers with the inspiring true story of one woman’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. From the string of pop classics she wrote for the biggest acts in music, to her own life-changing, chart-busting success with Tapestry, BEAUTIFUL takes you back to where it all began – and takes you on the ride of a lifetime. Featuring unforgettable classics like “You’ve Got a Friend”, “One Fine Day”, “So Far Away”, “Take Good Care of My Baby”, “Up on the Roof”, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, and “Natural Woman”, this Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning musical phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember – and a story you’ll never forget. BEAUTIFUL continues to run on Broadway and on US National Tour.
BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is directed by Bobby Garcia in celebration of Atlantis Theatrical’s 20th anniversary season. It will run at the Meralco Theater, Pasig City from June 14 to July 7, 2019. For tickets, visit www.ticketworld.com.ph or call 891-9999.
Noli Me Tangere, The Opera
June 21 to 23 (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines)
Known as the country's first full-length opera, Noli Me Tangere, The Opera is based on Jose Rizal's classic 1887 novel of the same name, adapted to become a three-act opera by National Artists Guillermo Tolentino (libretto in Tagalog) and Felipe Padilla De Leon (music) in 1957.
The opera follows Juan Crisostomo Ibarra, a young Filipino who returns home to the Philippines from Europe to open up a school and marry Maria Clara, his betrothed. His plans, though, are hindered by his family's archenemy, Padre Damaso. Noli Me Tangere also tells the timeless story of love, betrayal, and hope, as well as the "social cancer" that can be seen in the ways of the church and the system of governance during that era.
Shop and Help Trunk Sale: A Fund Raising Sale For Frederick Peralta
June 16 and 23 (The Hub, Marriott Hotel Manila)
Frederick is hailed as a fashion luminary who has inspired the next generations of Filipino designers to dream big, after his work gained recognition abroad, including the winning the grand prize in the 1994 Internacionale des Jeunes Creatures de Mode in Paris, France with his intricately beaded gown which was aptly called “The Pearl of the Orient”.
Friends are now rallying together to help support his treatments through fundraisers featuring his works. The Marriott organized “ Shop and Help” a trunk sale from June 17-23 that features several of his creations ranging from an assortment of sleek and colourful evening gowns, to well-crafted and distinctive gentlemen’s suits, and wedding dresses that are captivating confections in white.
This is the second time that Marriott Manila is hosting the fund-raising trunk show for Frederick Peralta. “The same month last year, Federico: An Exhibit and Trunk Show Sale was organized here at Marriott. I am so thankful that the hotel that I work with is very supportive, providing the venue for this trunk sale is such a great help,” says Michelle Garcia, Cluster Director of Marketing Communications for Marriott Hotels.
Ang Pagsalubong Sa Apatnapu
June 15 and 16; 22 and 23; 29 and 30 (Tahanan ni Juan, Marikina)
Kicking off its 12th Theatre Season HABI, Teatro ni Juan’s highly commended original musical Ang Pagsalubong Sa Apatnapu returns this June on a limited run.
Coming off as “a musical that breaks free from the limits of its space”, Apatnapu rerun features new cast members and a reworked second act. The musical is a tribute to Marikina’s remarkable contribution to the Philippines’ historical narrative — the arrival of Jewish refugees (Manilaners) in the valley and their intercultural nexus with the Marikeños. Together, they are forced to contend with the Japanese Imperial Army.
Featuring the Teatro ni Juan ensemble, Ang Pagsalubong sa Apatnapu is a musical that is worth telling the generations to come. Here is your chance to witness, as what critics laud, “sheer energy and exhilarating raw sweaty dedication of a true community theatre.”
ANG PAGSALUBONG SA APATNAPU runs on June 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, July 6-7, and July 13-14 (Saturdays & Sundays, 7pm) at Tahanan ni Juan, 43-A C. Cruz St., Sta. Elena, Marikina City. Tickets are available at PHP150php. Seats are limited.
For tickets and inquiries, you may contact Je Vincent Trinidad (+63915 495 4438) or Paola Neyra (+63956-132-0995) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quadgear Battle League: Clash of Drones
June 22 (Activity Center, Ayala Malls Circuit)
Quadgear Battle League involves customized drones battling for survival inside the arena.
The new drone sports aims to entertain the public with drone exhibition, give chance to tech-savvy students to express their creativity and technical skills, teach teamwork & problem-solving skills and create awareness about the various application of drone technology.
Boyzone Thank You and Good Night Farewell Tour 2019
June 23 (Mall of Asia Arena)
Come to say goodbye and bid farewell to Boyzone, it's now or never. Irish group, Boyzone is coming back to Manila for their Thank You & Goodnight farewell tour on June 23, 2019 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Boyzone, comprised of members Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, and Shane Lynch released their seventh studio album Thank You & Goodnight on November 16, 2018. The album has twelve tracks, including the song Dream, a tribute to their late member Stephen Gately. The group was formed in 1993, a year before they released their first single “Working My Way Back to You.” Since then, they have gone on to become one of the most successful ‘90s boybands as they have sold 25 million records and played at stadiums and arenas worldwide. The group split up in 1999 and made a comeback in 2007.
This is the third time that the group is performing in Manila with their first concert in 2015, and the second one in 2018. Don’t miss out on this night of nostalgia as you walk through memory lane with Boyzone’s iconic hits! Tickets will be available at P7,300 (VVIP), P6,800 (VIP SEATED), P5,800 (VIP LB), P4,800 (GOLD LB), and P2,600 (UPPER BOX). Tickets will go on sale May 4, 2019 at www.smtickets.com and all SM Tickets outlets nationwide.