Weekender Guide: September 14, 15, and 16, 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. 

Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox Live in Manila
September 14 (Kia Theatre)

Have you ever thought how Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” would have sounded if it came out in the 60’s or if Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” could make a 1950’s prom even more romantic?

Instead of just doing covers, music arranger and pianist Scott Bradlee formed an ensemble band of throwbox minstrels called Post Modern Jukebox (PMJ) that takes modern pop hits and plays them in ragtime, vintage jazz and other retro musical styles.

Finally, Pinoy enthusiasts can now experience Pop Music in a Time Machine as Midas Productions presents Post Modern Jukebox Live in Manila at the Kia Theatre  on Friday, 14th September 2018.

Side Show
August 31 (Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza)

Infused with a celebrated pop score, Side Show is a heart warming musical about  love, loss,, sisterhood, and what it truly means to be unique. It features a Book by Bill Russell and Music by Henry Krieger, who also composed the iconic hit musical DREAMGIRLS. Side Show was nominated for four Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL.

SIDE SHOW is directed by Steven Conde, with choreography by Cecile Martinez, set design by Lawyn Cruz, lighting design by Jonjon Villareal, sound design by Jason Crystal, costume design by Odelon Simpao, hair and make up design by Johann dela Fuente, musical direction by Farley Asuncion and vocal direction by Manman Angsico.

Catch these critically acclaimed talents as SIDE SHOW makes its Manila debut in August 31st at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati. For tickets, contact Ticketworld at (632) 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph.

Dreaming Of Home
September 14 (Music Museum)

Coming together for the first time… Singer-songwriters Noel Cabangon and Davey Langit will play songs dreaming of home.

Tickets are priced from P800 to P2500, and are now available at Ticketworld 891-9999 or www.ticketworld.com.ph, Music Museum +632-721-6726 or call A-Team ‭+63906-287-8049‬ for reservations.




Ang Paglilitis Kay Mang Serapio
September 7, 8, 9; 14, 15, 16 (The Ruins, Alfonso, Makati)

Theatre Titas and Duende Theatre, in partnership with Z Hostel and PLUD, join forces this 2018 in celebration of the golden anniversary of Dr. Paul Dumol’s Ang Paglilitis Kay Mang Serapio. Penned in 1968, Paul Dumol’s masterpiece is considered to be the Philippine’s first post-modernist play.

Ang Paglilitis Kay Mang Serapio sets the audience in a courtroom of beggars to watch a trial unfold. Today’s defendant is an elderly beggar named Mang Serapio, who is accused of harboring a child, which affects the communal income of the association of beggars, the federaçion. As the trial pushes through, we see the flaws in the federaçion’s judicial system, which may feel all too familiar.

ANG PAGLILITIS KAY MANG SERAPIO runs at The Ruins at Poblacion on September 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16, 2018, with performances at 8pm on all dates and 3pm matinées on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are on sale NOW at PhP 800.00 when reserved in advance, and PhP 900.00 at the door.

The 39th Manila International Book Fair
September 12 to 16 (SMX Convention Center, Pasay City)

The highly anticipated Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) is all set for a grander year of books, books, and more books! Slated on Sept. 12-16 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City, the 39th MIBF will again be opening two floors of exhibit space to make sure bookworms get the most of their visit.

MIBF will have over 100 exhibitors ranging from local indie publishers to big bookstore chains. With an expected 150,000 visitors for this year’s fair, MIBF has again dedicated the second floor to special exhibitions featuring children’s and young adult book publishers, including digital publications kids and kids at heart are sure to enjoy. 

Dua Lipa Live in Manila
September 14 (MAll of Asia Arena)

A year since she last performed as part of the In The Mix music festival, pop star Dua Lipa is set to return to Manila on September 14 for a solo concert at the Mall of Asia Arena! 

Made possible by MMI Live, the 22-year old English singer-songwriter is set to perform her hits from her self-entitled studio album, including "New Rules", "IDGAF", "Be the One", and "Scared To Be Lonely". 

For more information, you may check out MMI Live's Facebook and Twitter pages. 

ICON Manila 2018
September 14 to 15 (Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier)

ICON Manila Entertainment Design Gathering is an annual event, in partnership with De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde and The Animation Council of the Philippines, held in the beautiful city of Manila, Philippines for professionals and students in the entertainment design industry.

This event gathers the creative minds in animation, film, games, illustration, and visual effects. Event speakers have decades of proven experience in their fields of expertise. Their collective knowledge shared in this event push farther, higher, and stronger Southeast Asia's impact on the entertainment design industry.

Tiffany and Debbie Gibson Live in Manila
September 15 (Mall of Asia Arena)

Pop Royalties and 80’s icons Tiffany and Debbie Gibson will perform their HITS back to back for the first time in Manila. September 15 (Saturday), 8PM
at the Mall of Asia Arena!

This once in a lifetime concert experience took 30 years to become a reality. Debates on who is the better singer/performer have been the topic on almost all 80’s and 90’s kids on social media.

Tiffany and Debbie Gibson had a long rumored rivalry during this unforgettable era due to their  constant chart battles especially in the latter part of the 80’s.

Tickets available at all SM Tickets outlets and online at www.smtickets.com. For more info: Like @RandomMindsInc on FB @RandomMindsPH on Instagram and Twitter.

Shane Filan Live in Concert
September 15 (Kia Theatre)

Westlife’s lead singer Shane Filan is coming back to MANILA for his much-awaited live concert featuring Westlife’s greatest hits and more on Saturday, September 15th at the KIA Theatre.

Catch Shane Filan – the lead singer of Westlife – up close and personal live in concert. For tickets, check out  TicketNet.com.ph or call +632-911-5555.

Tickets at Popular Prices:
VIP – P4,200 / Orchestra – P3,675 / Loge – P3,150 / Balcony – P2,100.


Rapunzel: A Very Hairy Fairy Tale
September 15, 2018 to January 27, 2019 (OnStage Theater, Greenbelt 1)

Visit an enchanted fairy tale land with dragons, a handsome prince, an evil would-be Queen, a really great hair stylist, and that famous princess with the long, long, long hair! 

Hold on to your hair and prepare for a brand new magical musical re-telling of the classic fairy tale! On the edge of glory, the evil Lady Za Za determines to rule the kingdom by keeping the beautiful Princess Rapunzel – with the long, long, long hair – trapped in a tower in the deep, dark, dank, dismal, dreary forest.

It’ll be up to Sir Roderick and his hair stylist friend Edgar (who is on a quest to find the perfect head of hair) to rescue Princess Rapunzel and restore the kingdom – with the help of a slightly neurotic Gypsy Woman – isn’t there one in every fairy tale? and a tired, yet witty, old dragon named Socrates – who has lost his poof!

Spectrum Manila Birthday Fair
September 15 to 16 (Whitespace, Don Chino Roces, Makati)

Your favourite shop and lounge destination is celebrating its third birthday! As we celebrate three fun and colourful years of Spectrum Fair, mother-daughter duo Pia and Alyssa Arellano are cooking up the most exciting shopping experience of the season.  Kick-off your Christmas shopping with old favorites and new exciting finds one can only expect from Spectrum Fair Manila.

Spectrum Fair’s masterful curation of its indoor-outdoor setting endears the whole fair to shoppers of all ages. Families have made it a habit to drop by the fair to score great deals for parents, children and pets too!

Shop and lounge with your family and friends at Spectrum Fair on September 15-16, 2018 at Whitespace Manila. See you there!

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