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

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

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

Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2019
April 5, 6, and 7 (Pradera Verde, Lubao, Pampanga)

The Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival has been an enormous success for five consecutive years. It’s known for its vast landscape, high-spirited concerts, and beautiful hot air balloons that take to the sky in clusters. But every year has its own surprises; the LubaoIBMF2019 is set to take you above and beyond!

LubaoIBMF comes back this 2019 to take you above and beyond! This event is happening for three days, beginning from April 5 to 7. The artist lineup consists of crowd favorites such as Al James, This Band, Juan Karlos, I Belong to the Zoo, Ben & Ben, Shanti Dope, December Avenue, and Gloc-9. Also watch out for the country’s top artists Moira, Bamboo, and Apl.De.Ap. This explosive lineup will surely have everyone looking for more!

Get your tickets now at SM Tickets (https://www.smtickets.com). Ticket prices are at Php350 for General Admission valid for any one (1) day from April 5-7.

Los Compadres Del Bigote
April 6 (Music Museum)

The Los Compadres del Bigote (LCDB) is a musical comic duo composed of John Philip Bautista and Itchie Boy Montilla. Wearing false moustaches as part of their act, they woo their audience with beautiful OPM covers and original compositions, and tickle them with humorous antics a la Dolphy, Panchito and Babalu. Both John Philip and Itchie Boy have been part of the world-renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers.

This April 6, join the LCDB for a night of music and laughter as they perform songs of Rey Valera, Side A, Apo Hiking Society, and many others. Be surprised with their funny improv acts which will surely make you chuckle and laugh out loud.

Tickets are priced from P500 to P2000, and can be purchased via TicketWorld. 

First Generation MNL 48 Living The Dream The Concert
April 6 (New Frontier Theater)

Philippines’ idol group MNL48 will stage their first ever major concert on April 6, 2019 at the New Frontier Theater.

The show will be the first idol concert in the country and thousands of fans are expected to join the JPOP-inspired concert to be directed by Direk GB Sampedro.

The international sister group of Japan’s AKB48, who has been wowing fans not just in the Philippines but across Asia with their talent, music, and performances, will showcase their growth as an artist and group as they will perform their hit singles like “Aitakatta – Gustong Makita”, “Talulot Ng Sakura, “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” and more in an all-out production at a grander stage.

Moreover, the concert is MNL48 First Generation’s gift to their supportive fans, dubbed as MNLoves, who’s been with the group since day one.

Angels in America – Part One: Millennium Approaches
March 29, 30, and 31 (Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium)

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group announces the full cast for its highly anticipated staging of Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, the first part of Tony Kushner’s magnum opus which will open at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati in March 2019.

In the first part of Tony Kushner's epic, set in 1980s New York City, a gay man is abandoned by his lover when he contracts the AIDS virus, and a closeted Mormon lawyer's marriage to his pill-popping wife stalls. Other characters include the infamous McCarthy-ite lawyer Roy Cohn, Ethel Rosenberg, a former drag queen who works as a nurse, and an angel. Among the twentieth century's defining works of dramatic art, ANGELS IN AMERICA remains as transcendent and as potent and timely in its concerns as when it premiered on Broadway over 25 years ago. It is now the most Tony Award-nominated play in Broadway history and the winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Play and Best Revival of a Play.

ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES will kick off Atlantis’ 20th Anniversary.  Show buying and group sales are now available by contacting Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group at angelsinamerica@atlantistheatrical.com. 

Eto na! Musikal nAPO! Magbabalik nAPO!  
April 5, 6, and 7 (Maybank Performing Arts Theater)

Eto na! Musikal nAPO! centers on seven friends who join a song-writing and singing contest for college students. Composing the perfect song and assigning who best to write and arrange it proves a challenge to the barkada, aside from the individual problems some members have with their girlfriends, love interests, parents and studies, and the current political turmoil of Martial Law.

Eto na! Musikal nAPO! is a musical comedy. It promises its audiences wholesome entertainment with twitches of rom-com and nostalgia, using the music of one of the country’s premiere singing groups, the APO HIKING SOCIETY.

Tickets are priced from P1537.50 to P3690 and can be purchased via TicketWorld. 

AKO: Alpha Kappa Omega
April 5 to 13 (Rizal Mini Theater, Ateneo De Manila University)

A production by Tanghalang Ateneo, 'Alpha Kappa Omega' is based on Mike De Leon's 'Batch 81' and tells the story of Sid Lucero, a college professor, and a group of college students who join a fraternity.

The play will run at the Rizal Mini Theater, Ateneo De Manila University, from March 26-30, April 2-6, and 9-13, with shows scheduled at 7:30PM and 2:30PM.

For tickets, you may check out this link: tinyurl.com/AlphaKappaOmegaTA.



Father's Day
March 29, 30, and 31 (Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1)

On an unassuming winter’s evening, Henry Willows receives an unexpected visit from his estranged son, Matthew, and his goth girlfriend, Christine. Still bitter from the painful divorce that tore his family apart, Henry treats them unkindly.

After Henry discovers that Matthew has run away however, he decides to call his ex-wife, Sue, resulting in an uneasy family reunion. When it is revealed that the sixteen-year-old Christine may be pregnant, it prompts Henry and Sue to recall their past, prodded on by the mischievous and conniving Matthew, who wishes to see his parents together again. Brimming with comedic banter and razor-sharp turns of phrase, Father’s Day unpacks its heavy themes with endless humor.

The Phantom Of The Opera
until April 6 (The Theatre at Solaire)

For the first time ever, Andrew Lloyd Webber's original long-running musical The Phantom of the Opera embarks on a worldwide tour. Since opening in London in 1986 where it won the Olivier Award for Best Musical, the show features some of Lloyd Webber's most memorable music alongside the original stunning set design, costumes, and special effects.

The haunting story of The Phantom of the Opera is adapted from Gaston Leroux's novel of the same name and is set in the heart of the Paris Opera House. As young ballet dancer Christine Daae becomes the object of The Phantom's secret affections, he manipulates her career at the expense and horror of the Opera House staff and stars. A truly romantic tragedy, this beautiful story is set against one of the West End's most memorable scores that includes hit songs such as “The Music of the Night”, “All I Ask of You”, “Think of Me”, and of course, “The Phantom of the Opera”.


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