Weekender Guide: August 17, 18, and 19, 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. 

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino
August 15 to 21 (Cinemas nationwide)

After a succesful run last year, Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino is coming back for this year! And as their Facebook announcement goes, it's set to be bigger and grander for 2018! 

Happening from August 15 to 21 - just a few days after the Cinemalaya Film Festival - all the cinemas in the country will be screening a selection of Filipino films as a way of giving filmmakers a bigger platform for their works and a chance to screen them to a wider audience. You may check out all the films which will be screened here

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. 

Mega Brands and Lifestyle Sale
August 17 to 19 (Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall)

August 17-19, Megatrade Hall at SM Megamall - Metro Creative Themes Inc.  Welcomes the rainy season with the upcoming Megabrands Sale event at the Megatrade Hall 2 of SM Megamall Building B.

Catch the end of season markdowns and take advantage of brands like Reebok, Nnike, Umbro, Sebago, Elle, Echolac, Hush Puppies, Levis, Dockers, Caselogic, Skechers, No Fear offering up to 70% off . Further, the trendiest items are also up for grabs ranging from accessories, men’s and ladies fashion, health and  personal care and many more!

The event is free admission to everyone. Doors are open from 11am- 10pm daily.  RCBC Bankard is the official bank partner and Bankard holders can enjoy up to 12mos 0% interest on deferred transactions. 

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.

Ang Huling El Bimbo The Musical
August 18 (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.

 

 

 

Gee-Gee at Waterina, the Musical
August 18 to 19, 25 to 26 (Arts Above, West Avenue, Quezon City)

Artist Playground will stage a new original Filipino musical, Gee-gee At Waterina, based on the fictionalized retelling of the friendship between two gay men, this coming August at Arts Above in Quezon City.

The arts and performance company turns J. Dennis Teodosio‘s bittersweet tale of an evening in the life of a flamboyant city councilor and a sentimental comfort gay, into a musical to be directed by “King of Comedy Bars” Andrew De Real.

The musical runs on August 18, 19, 25 and 26, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Arts Above, Artist Playground II, West Avenue Building, 112 West Avenue, QC. For inquiries, please contact Kimberly Somoza at +63975-919-3179. 

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. 

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