Weekender Guide: March 6, 7, and 8, 2020

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

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

Festival Of Plays by Women: Readathon 2020
March 6, 7, and 8 (Cultural Center of the Philippines)

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in partnership with Women Playwrights International-Philippines (WPIP) will hold a three-day event entitled Festival of Plays by Women on March 6 to 8, 2020.

This event will have three components: the Forum in the morning, Reading of Women’s Plays in the afternoon, and featured performances in the evening. There are also a creators’ market and interviews with renowned playwrights at various venues in CCP with the theme Empowerment, Diversity and Equality.

This event is the flagship project of the CCP’s Gender and Development (GAD) Committee for 2020. True to the Center’s mission of promoting diversity and inclusion, the entrance to the fora, dramatic reading of stage plays and the creators’ market are free and open to the public. While the ticket for performances in the evening will be charged for 200 pesos only.


Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta
March 6, 7, and 8 (San Lazaro Leisure Park, Carmon, Cavite)

Once again, hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes will conquer the sky for this year's Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta!

This year, the festival which is annually held in Clark, Pampanga, will move its venue down south to San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite. It will be happening from March 6 to 8, 2020 with the theme Flying Carnival: A Weekend of (Almost) Everything That Flies.

Now on its 23rd year, Asia's longest-running aviation event is well-known for bringing all sorts of sky-high entertainment to its participants. This includes aerobotic paragliders, formation skydiving, helicopter maneuvers, aircraft exhibitions, and of course, the flight of the countless hot air balloons.

Attendees can even experience flying first-hand through a hot air balloon or helicopter ride. If they're seeking something more exciting, they can even try tandem paragliding! On land, participants can attend a seminar on aviation or enjoy eating and shopping at the bazaar. Bursts of colors from fireworks will also liven up the night every 6:30PM.

The gates to the Fiesta opens at 4:30AM, events start at 5:30AM, and the Fiesta grounds will close at 9:30PM.

For more updates, you may follow the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Ortigas Art Festival 2020
February 28 to March 8 (Estancia Mall)

Metro Manila’s art scene is again abuzz with the Ortigas Art Festival announces its third run.

Featuring local and international artists, Ortigas Art Festival 2020 has quickly become a go-to event for all those who love the arts. In just three years, it has created ripples throughout the Philippine art scene and has managed to pique the interest of all art lovers.

Whether you’re a serious art collector or just someone who appreciates Filipino artistry, you’re bound to be awed by the vast number of art pieces to be shown, as well as the interesting line-up of artists to be featured at the exhibit. Watercolors, acrylics, sculptures…prepare for a feast of the senses.

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