Weekender Guide: July 13, 14, and 15, 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. 

Virgin Labfest 14: Silip
until July 15 (CCP Little Theater)

The Cultural Center of the Philippines, in partnership with its resident theater company Tanghalang Pilipino and the Writer's Bloc Inc., hosts the  Virgin Labfest, an annual theater festival dedicated to the staging of untried, untested and unstaged works, from June 27 to July 15, 2018 at various venues of the CCP.

Taking "Silip" as its catchphrase, the festival offers a chance for writers to see their creative skills taken from page to stage. Now on its 14th year, the annual theater festival picked 12 new featured one-act works, out of more than 150 manuscripts submitted.  Each expresses the complexity of human experience and create dialogues on social issues. 

EIGASAI 2018: The 21st Japanese Film Festival
July 4 to August 26

The Japan Foundation, Manila is pleased to announce the full lineup of films, guests and special talks for this year’s Japanese Film Festival, more popularly known as EIGASAI.

In honor of the Philippine-Japan Friendship Month, EIGASAI’s 21st edition runs from July 4 to August 26, 2018 ï¹£with fifteen full-feature films of diverse genres selected for more than 100 screenings across five major cities nationwide. This year’s film festival is set to be unique as it collaborates with other Japan Foundation arts, cultural and dialogue projects.

Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis, except screenings at Greenbelt 1 Cinema 2 (PHP100 per screening) where tickets are available online https://www.sureseats.com or at the cinema ticket booth starting June 27.

Rak of Aegis
June 20 to September 2 (PETA Theater Center)

“Rak of Aegis” first opened in 2014. At that time, we thought we were just launching a musical. Little did we know…we were giving birth to a Philippine musical theater phenomenon!

“Rak of Aegis” is every Pinoy’s musical! The play is a stylized and hyperreal celebration of Filipino resilience – people striving amidst adversity, individuals keeping a cheerful appearance despite bleak economic conditions, finding joy, laughter and love while bereft of dignity and stability.

From the production design to the staging to the heart capturing performances of the actors, “Rak of Aegis” wowed the audience with its impeccable beauty. Not to mention that the jaw-dropping, powerful singing of the ensemble pushes the full house to a standing ovation. 

July 13 (Araneta Coliseum)

No other pop band comes close to Aegis when it comes to establishing that certain hook with audiences. From north to south, east to west, all over the Philippines and possibly, beyond, Aegis music connects with the largest number of audiences.

There is a feeling of oneness with Aegis among those who are touched by Aegis' songs. With all their high notes, bravura performances and tons of sentiments. Aegis' songs click because they pierce right into our hearts, awakening the Filipino innate sense of melodrama, drawing both empathy and sympathy. Making them a true expression of the Filipino spirit.

AEGIS 2OBLE DEKADA Ang Soundtrack Ng Buhay Mo| The Aegis 20th Anniversary Concert. Live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. July 13, 2018.

Not Going Metal: The #PassAMMB Green Fair
July 14 (Sagul Malingap Food Park)

An environmental fair will be held on 14 July 2018, Saturday, from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, at the Sagul Food Park, 43 Malingap St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City. Dubbed “Not Going Metal: The #PassAMMB Green Fair”, the event is part of the campaign for the passage of the Alternative Minerals Management Bill (AMMB).

The AMMB seeks to repeal the 1995 Mining Act, and usher in a new paradigm for managing the country’s mineral resources, putting the environment and people first before profit.

The fair urges the government to develop a program on metallic recycling, or urban mining, and reduce the need for new mining. Recycling metals requires significantly less energy than mining and therefore better for the environment.

For more information, please visit the SOS Yamang Bayan Network Facebook Page or send an email to sosybnet@gmail.com.

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