Weekender Guide: July 5, 6, and 7, 2019

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

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.

Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke
July 1 to 21 (3rd Level Greenbelt 1 Phase 1)

The Japan Foundation, Manila, in collaboration with Ayala Museum and Ayala Malls, with the support of Ateneo de Manila University Japanese Studies Program, Arete, and the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, presents Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke, a traveling exhibition to open at Ayala Malls Greenbelt 5 from July 1 to 21, 2019. Viewing is free.

As kimono culture flourished during the Edo period in Japan (1603-1868), netsuke, small carvings, were created as toggles to secure the small personal items such as money pouches, inrō (medicine containers), or tobacco containers worn suspended on cords from the obi (a sash worn with kimono). What began as functional pieces to prevent those little containers from falling to the ground evolved into small but highly creative carvings. In Japan, some netsuke enthusiasts and carvers have managed to keep the tradition alive. Today, classic netsuke have gained international acclaim as remarkably detailed carvings, collected as valuable art pieces or worn as fashion statements with traditional Japanese clothing.

A series of special events are also lined up to complement the Netsuke exhibition. We have invited two renowned netsuke artists and experts from Japan, Mr. Tadamine Nakagawa and Ms. Asuka Kajiura, to give a talk, demonstration, and workshop on netsuke, together with a talk by Dr. Karl Cheng Chua from Ateneo de Manila University.

In celebration of Philippine-Japan Friendship Month this July, the exhibition run also coincides with the 22nd Japanese Film Festival or EIGASAI, screened in film theaters around the Philippines, and The Strangers, a dance collaboration to be held at the Blackbox Theater, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.

Soundtrip Sessions Vol. 1
July 6 (Music Museum)

Asia’s Blackbird, Mr. Luke Mejares, and one of the country’s iconic pop singers, Ms. Jinky Vidal, will be kicking off the first volume of a series of shows entitled: Soundtrip Sessions.

This special event will be held on July 6, 2019 at The Music Museum, Greenhills, San Juan.

Luke Mejares, former lead singer of South Border, and Jinky Vidal, former female lead of Freestyle, hail from Bohol and Davao respectively. The two have made their mark in the music industry through their unforgettable renditions of songs such as Love of My Life and So Slow, and they have no plans of slowing down just yet.

Witness their musical journey and allow them to serenade you with your favorite R&B, Pop, and OPM hits as well as the songs Luke and Jinky were known for through the years.

Ang Pagsalubong Sa Apatnapu
July 6 and 7; 13 and 14 (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 contact.teatronijuan@gmail.com.

Before I Do - 36th Wedding and Debut Fair
July 6 and 7 (Megatrade Hall 3, SM Megamall)

Your own dream wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. While it is truly a day of joyous celebration, you also want to make it fun, memorable, and-- probably most of all-- perfect.

What does it take to have your own perfect dream wedding?

Every bride and groom wants to have their own unique spin on the events of their upcoming big day. But more than the act of making a wedding eclectic, unconventional, and extraordinary, wedding experts believe that it is still far better to let your own personality shine.

The 36th Before I Do Wedding and Debut Fair is a production of VRC Creative Events Management Corporation, and is made possible by the continued love and support of our event partners and sponsors: Kasal.Com, The Top Knotters, TagaytayLiving.com, Sugar Petals Enterprise And Events Management, Sound Level, Wheninmanila.Com, Imelda's Jewelry, Dangwa Florist, Metrotech, Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, And Simply Beautiful Events.

14th Momzilla Fair by Think Pink Events
July 6 and 7 (Power Plant Mall)

Find everything you may need from cord blood banking, breastfeeding necessities, all-natural cleansing products all the way to toddler safety and clothing at the Momzilla fair, co-presented by HSBC, happening on July 6-7, 2019 at The Fifth at Rockwell, Makati City.

Shop from over 250 curated brands to help you complete all your parenting needs. Not only will you get your hands on those mommy must-haves and baby essentials but at exclusive prices too! 

Get ready for a weekend of educational fun as there’s something for everyone! A variety of parenting and baby topics for the moms and dads, prepared by The Parenting Emporium and The Asian Parent, covering breastfeeding basics all the way to learning through play. Have your family portrait taken by Cocoon Studio, let the kids enjoy all-day play areas and watch a puppet show about water conservation and what little ways we can do to help save water.

Check out #CertifiedMomzilla and #MomzillaFamilies on Instagram to get a chance to win awesome prizes from the participating brands. 

Synergy: A One of A Kind Fitness Party
July 6 (Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater)

Celebrity Fitness and Fitness First, two of the leading fitness brands in the country, join forces with Bonifacio High Street in an explosively fun fitness celebration this July 6. Synergy is a unique workout event that will highlight not just the best Celebrity Fitness and Fitness First group fitness programmes, but will also take their members center stage as they represent their home clubs and face other clubs in a series of challenges that will test their strength, agility, coordination, speed and balance.

There will be exciting group fitness classes throughout the day led by top instructors. Start the day with Gentle Flow Yoga from 8:00AM – 9:00AM, then Body Combat from 9:30AM – 10:30AM. Expect a fun Zumba class from 2:00PM – 3:00PM, then party up and bounce to the beat with SALTAR from 3:00PM – 4:00PM, Celebrity Fitness’ signature trampoline based workout.

Synergy is a one-of-a-kind party you would not dare miss. Bring your friends and sweat it out at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheatre, BGC, Taguig on July 6, 2019. Classes are open to all, and slots are on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees also get the chance to win raffle prizes and free memberships throughout the day.

The Show: A Tribute to ABBA in Manila
July 7 (New Frontier Theater)

Manila, it’s time to get your dancing shoes back on because it’s time to see the best. There is no doubt that this is the most authentic ABBA tribute show to date featuring original band members including Ulf Andesson and Janne Schaffer (among others).

It’s like ABBA never left so this is one show you wouldn’t want to miss.

The enticing and enchanting tale of THE SHOW kicks off at the tail end of the 60s when Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha and Frida met to play together for the very first time. Throughout the production, the audience will be taken on a magical journey through and the rise and rise of ABBA. THE SHOW also features ABBA favorites such as Waterloo, SOS, Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Money Money Money and many more. This is an ABBA show that you would want to take a chance upon on.

THE SHOW: A Tribute to ABBA is performing live at the New Frontier Theater on July 7, 2019.Tickets are available at Php 5,800 (Orchestra VIP), Php 4,800 (Orchestra A), Php 3,800 (Orchestra B), Php 2,800 (Lodge) and Php 1,800 (Balcony). Tickets will be available via Ticketnet branches nationwide and Ticketnet Online. THE SHOW: A Tribute to ABBA is presented by Jasper Entertainment Production.

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