Weekender Guide: August 3, 4, and 5, 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. 

Cinemalaya Film Festival 2018
August 3 to 12 (Cultural Center of the Philippines // Ayala Cinemas)

The 14th Cinemalaya Film Festival is set to open just a bit over a month from now, so if you still haven't marked your calendars, now's the time to do so and start saving up! 

Happening from August 3 to 12 at various CCP venues and Ayala Cinemas, this year's festival will be featuring 10 full-length films and 10 short films of various genres which showcase the talents and artistry of Filipino independent filmmakers. 

Tickets for the films are priced at P150 (P100 for students) and can be purchased at the CCP Box Office and in Ticketworld outlets. For the screening schedule and updates on the festival, you may check out Cinemalaya's Facebook page and website.

The Great Brands Sneaker Sale
August 1 to 5 (TriNoma Activity Center)

Striptop Outlet Store (SOS) will storm the Activity Center in Trinoma, Quezon City and hold the The Great Brands Sneaker Sale on August 1-5, 2018 from 10am-9pm.

Shoppers will enjoy up to 70% discounts from participating brands like Reebok, Nike, Skechers, Kickers, and many more.  Customers will also enjoy great finds on great selections of shoes, bags, accessories, men’s and ladies fashion, just in time for the rainy days #OOTD.

Admission is free and all major credit & debit cards are accepted.

WOFEX at 18 - The Ultimate Food Show Experience
August 1 to 4 (SMX Convention Center and World Trade Center)

There definitely is no stopping WOFEX!

Widely known as the biggest and most effective food show in the country, the World Food Expo celebrates 18 years of servicing the F&B industry from August 1-4, 2018 in two simultaneous venues: the SMX Convention Center in Pasay and World Trade Center Manila.

Once again, travel the culinary world for four days as WOFEX becomes the gathering place not just for the F&B industry stakeholders, but also the hospitality industry, as it features on its second year The Hotel Summit and Expo.

Another highlight of the show is the Kitchen Theater where well-known chefs share their skills to eager visitors as the latest F&B products and techniques are demonstrated throughout the 4-day event.

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. 

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 ﹣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.

Eto na! Musikal nAPO!
August 3 to 26 (Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium)

9 Works Theatrical and Globe Live presents Eto na! Musikal nAPO!, premiering at the Globe Theater, Maybank Performing Arts Theater in BGC this August! The musical will be running from August 3 to 26. 

Eto Na! Musikal nAPO! is a musical comedy centering on a group of friends who joins a singing and songwriting competition. The group then faces the challenge of creating the perfect song - from writing the lyrics to arranging it - as they also have to deal with their own personal issues on love, family, and the political turmoil brought by Martial Law. 

The show is written and directed by Robbie Guevara, with music by Apo Hiking Society's Danny Javier, Jim Paredes, and Boboy Garovillo. 

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