Weekender Guide: February 23, 24, and 25, 2018

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Still don't know where to go for the weekend? Here are the events happening in the coming days! 

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
February 22 to March 25 (Newport Performing Arts Theater)

After capturing the hearts of a new generation of musical fans with its all-Filipino production of ‘Annie’, the country’s premier entertainment and tourism destination Resorts World Manila (RWM) begins the search for its cast of another beloved family musical– the visual spectacle Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. 

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tells the tale of a struggling inventor named Caractacus who, together with his children Jeremy and Jemima, and his love interest Truly, sets out on an adventure aboard a restored flying race car to the faraway land of Vulgaria to face its spiteful ruler Baron Bomburst.


Nang Dalawin ng Pag-ibig si Juan Tamad
February 16 to March 11 (CCP Little Theater)

The Cultural Center of the Philippines, Tanghalang Pilipino and Visa present: Nang Dalawin Ng Pag-ibig si Juan Tamad. Based on Nick Joaquin's Pop Stories for Groovy Kids (1979) - why Maria Makiling forever nurses a broken heart and why Juan Tamad is a pop idol.

Nang Dalawin ng Pag-ibig si Juan Tamad is a mashup love triangle among Maria Makiling, Juan Tamad and Monte Banahaw.




Artisans: An Art & Furniture Exhibit
February 18 to 25 (Thomas & George Showroom, Shangri-La Hotel at the Fort)

Artisans - A Fund Raising Exhibit hosted by Thomas & George Artisan Furniture for the benefit of the Cleft Foundation.


Featuring: Furniture Designs by Lara K, Paintings by Romeo Gutierrez and Jun Alfon, Sculptures by Ronald Castrillo. Reception Opening: February 18, 2018 3:00pm Thomas & George Showroom 2F Shangri-La Hotel at the Fort, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig Metro Manila.


'Night, Mother
February 2 to March 18 (PETA Theater)

To end its 50th season, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) is producing a Filipino adaptation of Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama ‘‘Night, Mother.

The play has been adapted by Ian Lomogo, and directed by Melvin Lee, who is known for his outstanding portrayal of the role of Chelsea in PETA’s musical comedy Care Divas.

PETA’s ‘Night, Mother runs from February 2 to March 18, 2018 at the PETA Theater Center, No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City. For showbuying and ticket inquiries, contact PETA Marketing and PR Office at +63927-603-5913 or TicketWorld at +632-891-9999 www.ticketworld.com.ph.


Big Bad Wolf Book Sale
February 16 to 25 (World Trade Center, Pasay)

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, dubbed as the world’s biggest, is coming to Manila for the first time this February 2018.

Offering two million books across various genres, the sale features brand new English books at discounts ranging from 60% to 80% for customers to enjoy. The book sale will be open 24 hours a day and run for 231 hours non-stop, beginning from February 16 until February 25 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City.  Admission is free.

Mark your calendars and get ready for the book hunt of a lifetime next month at the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale: www.facebook.com/bbwbooksphilippines.


Rakrakan Festival 2018: Pinoy Muna!
February 24 (Asiana City Concert Grounds)

120 Artists, 6 Stages, 1 Big Event.  Rakrakan Festival promises to give a one of a kind OPM Festival experience as all performance will run simultaneously on all stages – as it has done so since 2013 – assuring another wild and monumental experience for every OPM fan in attendance.

For updates, follow our Facebook RAKISTA and Rakrakan Festival or visit our website: www.rakrakanfestival.com. 




February 24 and 25 (Elements Centris)

The KOMIKET is an affordable literary and art market that aims to help provide opportunities for the Filipino Komiks community to showcase their work and to discover new creators and readers.

Meet and greet the authors, get first dibs on the latest releases and take home some handmade artworks!

Our February KOMIKET will be held on February 24-25 2018, from 9:00am to 7:00pm, at Elements Centris. Tickets at 100Php. 



Manila Biennale Open City 2018
February 3 to March 5 (Intramuros)

Nearly 100 artists from the Philippines and overseas will enter the gates of Manila’s ancient walled city to exhibit works for the first Manila Biennale this February 3 to March 5, 2018. Heralded as the “first art experience festival in the history of the city”, Intramuros will reinvent itself as a vast art exposition for sculpture, painting, video, film, performance, architecture, and installation.

The public is enjoined to support this initiative through participation in Manila Biennale tours, lectures, events. For further information you may contact the Manila Biennale Office: Phone: +632-4844945; Cellphone: +63936-8886478.


Himala, Isang Musikal
February 10 to March 4 (Power Mac Center Spotlight)

Himala: Isang musical is based on 1982 cinematic masterpiece by writer Ricky Lee and director Ishmael Bernal. Himala or "Miracle" follows the story of a young woman named Elsa ( played in the film by Nora Aunor) whoe becomes the savior in the eyes of this bucolic town longing to put an end to its misery and suffering. 

With music by composer and lyricist Vincent De Jesus, orchestration by Jed Balsamo, and a script by Ricky Lee, "Himala" broke barriers as one of the most celebrated film to stage adaptations in local theater history. 

For tickets and show buying inquiries, contact: +632-586-7105, +63917-554-5560. sab@thesandboxcollective.com.

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