Weekender Guide: March 1, 2, and 3, 2019

Music/Concerts / Live Bands

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

Rakrakan Festival 2019: Peace, Love & Music
March 1 and 2 (Globe Circuit Events Ground)

The Biggest, The Loudest, and The Most Exciting OPM Festival in the country is back! Celebrate  Peace, Love, And Music as Rakrakan Festival 2019 takes ground on March 1-2, 2019  at the Globe Circuit Event Grounds, Circuit Makati.

Yep, you heard it right -- Two days of Rakrakan Festival all for you OPM lovers. 

Witness 120 of your favorite OPM Artists as they rock out on Six Awesome Stages: Move, Center, Indie Stages on Day 1 and Mosh, Slam, and Groove Stages on Day 2! If that ain't enough, there's also a Skateboarding Competition, Street Art Contest, Carnival Rides, A Merch Bazaar and other amazing activities all in One Big Event!

Doors open at 12 noon. Tickets are now available at All SM Tickets outlets Nationwide. So, are you going for Day 1? or Day 2? We say go for both! Don't miss it!

Big Bad Wolf Book Sale
February 22 to March 4 (World Trade Center, Pasay City)

Bookworms, brace yourselves (and your pockets), the world's biggest book sale is returning to Manila! 

On its second consecutive year in the metro, the Big Bad Wolf which is celebrating its tenth year in business is huffing and puffing at the World Trade Center from February 22 to March 4, 2019.

Just like last year, the book sale will be open 24 hours for 11 days and admission is completely FREE. They will be bringing in 2 million new books in different genres for all ages – young adult, fiction, romance, science fiction, crime thriller, business, self-help, architecture, design, cooking, children's fiction and activity books – with discounts at 50-90% off regular prices. 

For the first time in Manila, the book sale will also be bringing in augmented reality (AR) books for children. Choose from twelve classic children's stories such as Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears all coming to life through an exclusive app (Apple | Android).

February 22, 23, and 24 (OnStage Theater, Greenbelt) 

MIONG, a musical based on the life of Emilio Aguinaldo, was written in 1998 to celebrate the centennial of the Declaration of Independence. It spans his life from birth on March 22, 1869, to the declaration of independence on June 12, 1898.

MIONG is a story of how a young person, born into a middle-class provincial family and despite external and internal conflicts, declared independence for his country and gave it its national flag and national anthem.

MIONG celebrates courage and love of country and illustrates how the most ordinary young person can accomplish great things.

Eto na! Musikal nAPO! Magbabalik nAPO!
February 2019 (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. 

Ang Huling El Bimbo the Musical
starts March 1 (Newport Performing Arts Theater)

Ang Huling El Bimbo tells the story of friends who get back together after twenty years apart.

Personal challenges in each other’s lives force them to look back on how their friendship was formed and what brought them apart. Now they have to set these aside to give them one last chance to join hands and make things right.

Tickets are priced from P1000 to P35000, and can be purchased via TicketWorld. 



The Phantom Of The Opera
February 21 to 28 (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”. 

Indak Pilipinas: 2019 Folkloric Dance Festival
March 1 to 3 (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines)

A showcase of the best folkloric groups and their best dance pieces choreographed by the Philippine National Artists for Dance Francisca Reyes Aquino, Dr. Lucresia Reyes-Urtula and Ramon Arevalo Obusan with Dr. Paz-Cielo A Belmonte (Gawad CCP), Corazon G. Iñigo (Gawad CCP) and Ligaya Amilbangsa (Ramon Magsaysay Awardee). 

For more details and Tickets please visit CCP website.

March 1 and 2 (Power Mac Center Spotlight)

In the play PULA, a person steps out of history to relate to a modern audience the atrocities that would drive ordinary people like him/herself to actively revolting against an oppressive regime: a difficult choice, but one that they felt had to be done.

Tickets are priced at P300. 





February 1, 15, and 17 (PETA Theater Center)

A colloquial term meaning, "just kidding." It underlines a pun. It downplays a scathing statement to jest.

PETA's "CHAROT!" presents Philippine current events for the freak show that it is, imagining the future and consequences of a new charter. This is our rehearsal for democracy, or the lack thereof… Charot!

Directed by Rak of Aegis director, Maribel Legarda, Charot! is an interactive comedy musical that revolves around the concept of "voting" and democracy, and will present the realities of the Philippine society in a strangely familiar satire that is both hilarious and ridiculous. 

Tickets are priced from P600 to P1500, and can be purchased by calling PETA at +632-725-6244. 

DOM: Dirty Old Musical
March 2, 8, 9, 16, and 23 (Music Museum)

Dirty Old Musical is about “The Bench Boys”, a male group band in the 80s who had a one-time big time hit and disbanded after sometime due to personality differences among other reasons. 

Now they have to do a one-time concert for an ailing member and here unfolds the reality that they are not young anymore and people probably don’t know about them any longer. Reality check…they are now in their 50’s and already showing the signs of a DOM - andropause, diminishing sex life, erectile dysfunction and different medical conditions that face men their age.

Can they still do this concert? Thus,the riot and other complicating subplots, from the other supporting characters like the son, mother and the girlfriend.

Tickets are priced from P1000 to P3000 and can be purchased via TicketWorld. 

Ballet Manila - Tour De Force: DEUX
March 2, 3, 9, and 10 (Aliw Theater, Star City)

A double header featuring “Les Sylphides”, a dreamy, romatic ballet set to the music of Frederic Chopin and an original ballet by Martin Lawrance set to the music of the Beatles.

Ballet Manila creates the perfect mash-up of classical and rock and roll! 

TIckets are priced at P515, P1030, and P1545. TO purchase them, you may go to TicketWorld outlets and online. 



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