Weekender Guide: April 20, 21, and 22, 2018

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

Disney's The Lion King
March 18 to May 20 (The Theatre at Solaire)

Michael Cassel Group in association with Disney Theatrical Productions announces the first international tour of the world’s #1 musical, Disney’s THE LION KING, to premiere in Manila in March 2018 with additional engagements in Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and South Africa.

Lion King, which begins its Manila run on March 18, 2018 at The Theatre at Solaire, is the stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney film of the same name. It follows Simba, a young lion born into the royal family, who flees their land after his father Mufasa is killed by his uncle, Scar. When he grew up, he hears the plea from the inhabitants of his land, thus begins his mission of taking down an enemy and fulfilling his destiny to be a king. 

Design Week Philippines
April 14 to 22 (various venues)

Design Week Philippines promises a nine-day borderless creative festivity with its powerhouse team of 41 partners, 32 events in 16 venues all over the metro this April 2018.

Slated on 14-22 April 2018, Design Week Philippines offers a series of design talks, design tours, hands-on workshops, exhibitions, art booths, live performances, outdoor film showing, weekend market and a lot more to make sure you get your dose of design, creativity, and good vibes. 

Beyond the spirit of creativity of the celebration, Design Week aims to establish connection and invigorate deeper partnerships among the country’s design and creative communities to support this initiative.

Keri Hilson live in Manila
April 20 (Cove Manila)

Grammy Award nominated artist, Keri Hilson, takes the stage at Cove Manila for an epic comeback!

After a long hiatus, BET and Soul Train Award winner, Keri Hilson, is returning to the spotlight and just in time for the anticipated release of her new album L.I.A.R. (Love Is A Religion) this year.

With a diverse musical style from R&B, Hip-Hop, to Pop, Keri has made hit after hit in just a short amount of time since her breakthrough in 2007 after appearing in Timbaland’s chart topping single, “The Way I Are”. A talented singer, she is also a gifted songwriter having written songs for The Pussycat Dolls, Britney Spears, and Mary J Blige.

Art in Poblacion: Art Auction at the Heart of Makati's Most Creative District
April 21 (The Ruins, Makati City)

A revolution in the Philippine art scene is brewing, and experts of both contemporary and classical art are coming together for a showcase unlike any other.

Harringtons Lifestyle Auction, in collaboration with avant-garde French art hub Taverne Gutenberg, will hold it first "Art in Poblacion" where more than 100 artistic creations of both local and foreign visionaries will be up for auction.

"Art in Poblacion" is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for art enthusiasts to engage with pioneering minds in the Philippine art scene, as well as to secure original artworks from these creators.

In line with this, every art enthusiast is invited to visit the artwork preview on April 12, 2018 at The Ruins, Alfonso Street, Poblacion, Makati City. The auction itself will take place on April 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM. For more information regarding the upcoming auction, please call +632-548-6986 or +63916-467-4321.

14th Philippine Food Expo: Emerging Trends in Food Trade
April 20 to 22 (SMX Convention Center, Pasay City)

The 14th Philippine Food Expo with the theme “Emerging Trends in Food Trade” is scheduled on April 20 to 22 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Manila, Philippines.

Aside over 300 companies composed of local food manufacturers, growers and exporters, equipment companies and ingredients and additives companies, there are food industry-specific seminars, cooking demos and culinary competitions open to everyone.

For more information on the 14th Philippine Food Expo, contact Tel +632-949-4054. 

8th Edition of Brides and Beyond
March 18 to May 20 (The Theatre at Solaire)

Brides and Beyond, the most elegant bridal fair in Metro Manila, is once again rounding up the most coveted suppliers in the wedding industry for a two-day event on April 21-22, 2018 at the Grand Ballroom of Shangri-La Fort.

Going on its 8th edition since it was created in 2013, the team curates a list of established as well as upcoming names in the wedding industry such as Team Pat Dy, Jason Magbanua, Madge Lejano, Nelwin Uy, Albert Kurniawan, Francis Libiran Bridal, Rosenthal Tee, Nikki Chatto and many more!

Whether you're on a strict budget or looking for a supplier that can cater to your quirky idea, Brides and Beyond has the right suppliers for you as each one is carefully selected to give engaged couples a one of a kind wedding planning experience.

Drum Tao - Samurai Drum Rock
April 19 to 22 (Kia Theatre)

"Drum Tao – Samurai Drum Rock", the return of the Japanese troupe with a spectacular new show on April 19th – 22nd, 2018 at the Kia Theatre, Quezon City. 

World-renowned Japan martial arts and drum-playing extraordinaires, Drum Tao, have an exciting stage show for 2018 with costumes created by fashion designer Junko Koshino.

Drum Tao is world class entertainment at the highest level.  It is an innovative contemporary Japanese production that has thrilled audiences with this ground-breaking presentation and one-of-a-kind show.

Kent Oliver: Defying Reality
April 21 (Teatrino Greenhills)

Over the years, the Philippines’ premier illusionist Kent Oliver had staggered audiences with his slick, brisk, and thrilling grand illusion shows around the World.

His world-class performance comes back on April 21, 2018 to Teatrino theatre with a visionary illusion show. It not only spotlights references to traditional magic and novelty acts that stretch back centuries, but also features cutting-edge and forward-looking theatrical presentations of magic and illusions.

To purchase Wheelchair seat(s) please call TicketWorld at (+632) 891-9999.


Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018
April 22 (SM Mall of Asia Grounds) 

Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018, one of the most awaited and well-attended running events in the country every year, is slated for April 22, at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds.

Now on its 9 th year, the Nat Geo Earth Day Run reinforces its commitment to preserving the planet by calling all “Eco Warriors” to be part of the exciting race which will coincide with the celebration of the International Earth Day.

Registration fee for the 3K category is Php 750.00, 5K category is Php 850.00, 10K category is Php 950.00, and 21K is Php1, 400.00. The gun start for participants of the 21K run is at 3:30AM, 10K is at 4:00AM, 5K is at 5:30AM, and 3K is at 6:00AM.



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