Weekender Guide: October 11, 12, and 13, 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. 

Komiket: The Filipino Komiks and Art Market
October 12 to 13 (The Elements at Centris)

Love is Love at October #Komiket2019! Be part of the biggest local komiks and affordable art market and support over 570 creators, makers, illustrators, calligraphers, writers, and publishers!

Show your love for every shade by coming through on October 12-13, 2019, Saturday & Sunday, Centris Elements EDSA cor. Quezon Avenue, QC. Tickets 100php. Pride Art by Betsy Cola





Lee Seung Gi's Vagabond Fan Meeting in Manila
October 12 (New Frontier Theater)

South Korea’s “Ballad Prince”, Lee Seung Gi, will finally be able to meet his Pinoy Airens at the 2019 Lee Seung Gi Asia Fan Meeting in Manila happening on October 12, 2019, 6 PM at the New Frontier Theatre.

This will be Lee Seung Gi’s first time in the Philippines. The “Vagabond Voyage” fan meeting in Manila is just one of the many legs of the actor’s 2019 Asia Tour following Taiwan and Japan.

Lee Seung Gi is an award-winning celebrity in South Korea who won several awards in the fields of acting, hosting, and singing.

The 2019 Lee Seung Gi Asia Fan Meeting in Manila is presented by HOOK Entertainment and APPLEWOOD and promoted by ABS-CBN Events and CDM Entertainment.

Likhang HABI Market Fair
October 11 to 13 (Glorietta 2 Activity Center)

With the theme The Highlights of our HABI Journey, HABI: The Philippine Textile Council promises an immersive experience at the 9th Likhang HABI Market Fair, happening on October 11 to 13 at the Glorietta 2 Activity Center, Makati City. 

The three-day fair will feature a HABI Craft Corner where visitors can create their own woven products and learn the basics of weaving using 100% cotton and other natural local fibers. There will also be lessons on modern weaving, which plays a lot with different materials, textures, colors, and weaving techniques. HABI goers can also participate in macrame sessions, also known as the art of knotting.

With 52 participating merchants from all over the Philippines, the Likhang HABI Market Fair will showcase sustainable and ethical fashion and other lifestyle products using traditional and contemporary textiles such as habol negrense from Negros Occidental, yakan from Basilan, inaul from Maguindanao, binubudan from Ifugao, binakol and abel from Ilocos, tepina from Palawan, and many more.

Several merchants will also present products that feature contemporary Filipino fabrics such as bin al kay cotton ikat, La Herminia cotton abaca, etc. The fair will also see a resurgence in the use of pure Philippine cotton, a long-term commitment and advocacy of HABI.

ManilART: The National Art Fair
October 9 to 13 (SMX Convention Center, SM Aura)

The masterpieces of Filipino artists known in different parts of the world are gathered once more for ManilART '19: The National Art Fair.

After its ten years of celebrating the world-class talent of Filipino artists, ManilART promises this year's event to be their most historic visual arts fair yet when it comes to SMX Convention Center of SM Aura Premier from October 9 to 13.

Artists, exhibitors, and enthusiasts from various parts of the country are brought together to contribute to this cultural event set to further highlight the significance and responsibility of art in the socio-political landscape of today.

You may book your tickets now at the Ticket Booth website. Tickets are priced P200 for general admission, and P150 for students, senior citizens, and persons with disability.

For more information, you can check out the ManilART website or follow them through their social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also contact them through manilartsecretariat@gmail.com or this number:  +63 977 807 3369.

BGC Art Mart Community Art Bazaar
October 11-13; 18-20 (Alveo Central Plaza, BGC Arts Center)

#BGCArtMart is BACK at the BGC Arts Center this October for the #PinoyPlaylist2019 Music Festival!

Meet homegrown artists and see their latest art pieces, from handmade jewelry to stickers to sculptures and more in between shows!

BGC Art Mart is an art bazaar featuring the art works of homegrown artists. Drop by, meet the artists, and support local art!

This BGC Art Mart October schedule is part of the #PinoyPlaylist2019, a Filipino Music Festival, curated by National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, Moy Ortiz, and Noel Ferrer featuring over 100 artists across genres and across generations performing live in 3 spaces at the BGC Arts Center. Tickets to Pinoy Playlist Music Festival are available for purchase via Ticketworld and at the BGC Arts Center Box Office.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
from October 11 to 27 (The Theatre at Solaire)

An unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London seeking vengeance. His revenge leads him to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop.

Sweeney Todd opens a new barber practice and Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts. People of London start lining up for her pies… and the carnage has only just begun!

Starring Tony and Olivier-winning actress Lea Salonga as Mrs. Lovett and rock icon Jett Pangan in the titular role, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will run at the Theater at Solaire, Pasay City from October 11 to 27, 2019. This year marks to 40th anniversary of the musical, having first opened on Broadway in 1979.

Tickets are from P1500 to P5000, and can be purchased via TicketWorld. 

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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