Weekender Guide: November 8, 9, and 10, 2019

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. 

Cinema One Originals 2019
November 7 to 17 (TriNoma, Glorietta, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Gateway, Powerplant Makati, Cinema '76, Cinema Centenario, Cinematheque, and Cine Adarna)

Cinema One Originals Film Festival turns 15 this year! To celebrate this milestone, the festival is returning with the promise of a bigger and better one, with a lineup of well-curated films showcasing the talents of our very own up and coming filmmakers.  Happening from November 7 to 17, C1 Originals will be screening in Trinoma, Glorietta, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Gateway, Powerplant Makati, Cinema '76, Cinema Centenario, Cinematheque, and Cine Adarna.

With the tagline "Kaya Mo?", this year is set to be "young, authentic, brave, cool, and inclusive" as it features a diverse selection of 8 films going from comedy coming-of-age dramas to dark comedies and horror. 

To make planning your screenings easier, we've listed down all 8 films which you can check out during the film festival's 10-day run! 

2019 Korean Film Festival
November 7 to 8 (selected SM Cinemas)

In celebration of the 70 years of meaningful friendship and rich cultural exchange between the Philippines and the Republic of Korea, Korean Cultural Center (KCC) teamed up with Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange (KOFICE) to open the annual Korean Film Festival starting this November 7 to 8.

KFF 2019 will run in Manila at SM City Fairview (Cinema 6) and will be stopping by seven cities namely Cebu (SM City Cebu, Cinema 5), Iloilo (SM City Iloilo, Cinema 8), Davao (SM City Davao, Cinema 1), Olongapo (SM City Olongapo, Cinema 1), Clark (SM City Clark, Cinema 3), and Cavite (SM City Dasmariñas, Cinema 5).

The films included in the festival are: Microhabitat, Architecture 101, House of Humming Bird, House of Us, Parasite, Miss Granny, Little Forest. 

All films are with English subtitles. Admission is free on a first-come, first served basis. For more information email info@koreanculture.ph or contact the Korean Cultural Center at (02) 8878-6319.

HONNE and joan at the Ayala Malls
November 7 to 13 (Ayala Malls)

UK-based electronic music duo HONNE and indie-pop duo joan returns to Manila for a series of shows at the Ayala Malls. The Wanderland Music Festival alumni will be having a total of 7 back-to-back shows from November 7 to 13.

HONNE released three EPs before finally launching their two studio albums — Warm on a Cold Night and Love Me / Love Me Not ⁠— in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Meanwhile, rising indie-pop duo joan is known for their singles entitled "i love you first," "love somebody like you," and "tokyo."

Follow Ayala Malls and Karpos Multimedia on Facebook for exclusive updates on the upcoming shows.

CATS, the Musical
until December 1 (The Theatre at Solaire)

Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show is set amongst a larger-than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favourite feline characters including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks.

On just one special night of the year, all Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball where Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, makes the Jellicle choice and announces which of them will go up to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.

CATS, one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981 where it played for 21 record-breaking years and almost 9,000 performances. The ground-breaking production was the winner of the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical. In 1983 the Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical and ran for 18 years.

To purchase Wheelchair seat(s) and other inquiries, please call TicketWorld at +632-891-9999 or email tickets@ticketworld.com.ph.

Van Gogh Alive
until December 8 (One Bonifacio High Street)

Ready your senses because an artful encounter is coming at you in the form of Van Gogh Alive, the world's most visited multi-sensory experience!

The attraction is coming to the 4th floor of One Bonifacio High Street from October 28 to December 8. It promises an experience that transcends your usual museum visit. Equipped with SENSORY4™, a system developed by Grande Exhibitions, Van Gogh Alive utilizes any exhibit space with multichannel motion graphics, cinema quality surround sound and up to forty high-definition projectors, bringing its audiences one of the most exciting multiscreen environments in the world.

While marvelling at over 3,000 inspiring Van Gogh images that shift and move on the building's walls, ceiling, and even floors, an evocative score of classical music will fill the air truly immersing your multiple senses into a world of art.

Tickets are priced P750 for adults, P450 for children and students, and for children below 2 feet, entrance is free.

The Quest For The Adarna
until January 26, 2020  (OnStage Theater, Greenbelt 1)

The peaceable and prosperous kingdom Berbania is ruled by the beloved King Fernando and his equally loved wife, Queen Valeriana. They are blessed with three sons – all mighty warriors. The eldest and heir to the throne is the pompous Prince Pedro; the second son is the dashing Prince Diego; and, the youngest, the kind-hearted Prince Juan.

Their idyllic life is shattered when King Fernando is struck down by a mysterious sickness and can only be healed by the song of the mythical bird, Adarna. Anyone wanting to capture her must travel to its home on Mount Tabor, a journey that is difficult and froth with danger.

Pedro goes to find the bird first, falls under the Adarna’s spell and fails. Diego follows and also fails. Juan succeeds where is brothers did not, captures the Adarna bird, and frees his brothers. But his brothers do not want Juan to be hailed a hero and crowned as king so Pedro and Diego plot against Juan and leave him to die on Mount Tabor. They bring the Adarna bird back to Berbania and receive all the glory. The King, however, remains ill because the Adarna refuses to sing.

Meanwhile, Juan is rescued by the Princess Maria Blanca of the Crystal Kingdom. They join forces to rescue Maria’s sisters from the seven-headed serpent then return to Berbania. As soon as Juan arrives at Berbania, the Adarna sings – the King is healed, wrongdoings are forgiven, relationships restored and love triumphs overall.





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