Still don't know where to go for the weekend? Here are the events to check out in the coming days.
Art Fair Philippines 2019
February 22 to 24 (The Link, Ayala Center)
Art enthusiasts, rejoice!
Returning for their 7th year, Art Fair Philippines promises a strong lineup with never before seen art pieces and unique installations. Once again, they will transform The Link carpark in Makati to a multi-level art exhibition from February 22 to 24, 10am-9pm.
There will be 52 galleries – 36 from the Philippines and 16 from all over the world, which will be exhibited for the first time in the country. They will be showcasing work commissioned for the fair from artists who have made an impact both critically and commercially.
Art Fair Philippines 2019 tickets are now available for purchase on their website. Ticket prices are as follows: P350/regular, P150/students with valid IDs and P100/Makati students with valid IDs.
Big Bad Wolf Book Sale
February 22 to March 4 (World Trade Center, Pasay City)
Bookworms, brace yourselves (and your pockets), the world's biggest book sale is returning to Manila!
On its second consecutive year in the metro, the Big Bad Wolf which is celebrating its tenth year in business is huffing and puffing at the World Trade Center from February 22 to March 4, 2019.
Just like last year, the book sale will be open 24 hours for 11 days and admission is completely FREE. They will be bringing in 2 million new books in different genres for all ages – young adult, fiction, romance, science fiction, crime thriller, business, self-help, architecture, design, cooking, children's fiction and activity books – with discounts at 50-90% off regular prices.
For the first time in Manila, the book sale will also be bringing in augmented reality (AR) books for children. Choose from twelve classic children's stories such as Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears all coming to life through an exclusive app (Apple | Android).
February 22, 23, and 24 (OnStage Theater, Greenbelt)
MIONG, a musical based on the life of Emilio Aguinaldo, was written in 1998 to celebrate the centennial of the Declaration of Independence. It spans his life from birth on March 22, 1869, to the declaration of independence on June 12, 1898.
MIONG is a story of how a young person, born into a middle-class provincial family and despite external and internal conflicts, declared independence for his country and gave it its national flag and national anthem.
MIONG celebrates courage and love of country and illustrates how the most ordinary young person can accomplish great things.
Josh Groban - Bridges Tour
February 22 (Mall of Asia Arena)
Josh Groban is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, and actor whose baritone voice is instantly recognizable and unparalleled among his peers. He has entertained fans across the globe with his multiplatinum albums and DVDs (selling more than 30 million worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances.
Groban is the only artist who has had two albums land on Billboard’s list of 20 best-sellers of the last 10 years.
Josh Groban’s Bridges Tour 2019 live in Manila is presented by Ovation Productions. Ticket prices are P20500, P18500, P15500, P10500, P8500, P5500, P2500 and will go on sale Monday December 17, 2018 10am through www.smtickets.com and all SM Tickets outlets. For more info, call +632-470-2222 / +632-532-8883 or follow Ovation Productions online.
Eto na! Musikal nAPO! centers on seven friends who join a song-writing and singing contest for college students. Composing the perfect song and assigning who best to write and arrange it proves a challenge to the barkada, aside from the individual problems some members have with their girlfriends, love interests, parents and studies, and the current political turmoil of Martial Law.
Eto na! Musikal nAPO! is a musical comedy. It promises its audiences wholesome entertainment with twitches of rom-com and nostalgia, using the music of one of the country’s premiere singing groups, the APO HIKING SOCIETY.
Tickets are priced from P1537.50 to P3690 and can be purchased via TicketWorld.
Charles The French - Here Comes The Secret
February 22 (Union Jack Tavern)
Funny in video, HILARIOUS on stage! Charles The French is widely known for his funny videos on Facebook and YouTube done with his friend Tada.
With over 150 MILLION VIEWS on all of their content, the Charles The French videos have become a reference in terms of student humour.
Apart from being one of the most sarcastic comedians out there, Charles is also a professional magician who has performed over 900 shows worldwide.
He now proudly presents his brand new Comedy Magic Show “Here Comes The Secret”. After many performances in Bangkok, the show is now about to tour Southeast Asia.
The Phantom Of The Opera
February 21 to 28 (The Theatre at Solaire)
For the first time ever, Andrew Lloyd Webber's original long-running musical The Phantom of the Opera embarks on a worldwide tour. Since opening in London in 1986 where it won the Olivier Award for Best Musical, the show features some of Lloyd Webber's most memorable music alongside the original stunning set design, costumes, and special effects.
The haunting story of The Phantom of the Opera is adapted from Gaston Leroux's novel of the same name and is set in the heart of the Paris Opera House. As young ballet dancer Christine Daae becomes the object of The Phantom's secret affections, he manipulates her career at the expense and horror of the Opera House staff and stars. A truly romantic tragedy, this beautiful story is set against one of the West End's most memorable scores that includes hit songs such as “The Music of the Night”, “All I Ask of You”, “Think of Me”, and of course, “The Phantom of the Opera”.
February 8, 9, 10, 15, and 22 (PETA Theater Center)
A colloquial term meaning, "just kidding." It underlines a pun. It downplays a scathing statement to jest.
PETA's "CHAROT!" presents Philippine current events for the freak show that it is, imagining the future and consequences of a new charter. This is our rehearsal for democracy, or the lack thereof… Charot!
Directed by Rak of Aegis director, Maribel Legarda, Charot! is an interactive comedy musical that revolves around the concept of "voting" and democracy, and will present the realities of the Philippine society in a strangely familiar satire that is both hilarious and ridiculous.
Tickets are priced from P600 to P1500, and can be purchased by calling PETA at +632-725-6244.
Every Brilliant Thing
February 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 24 (Maybank Performing Arts Theater)
Written by Lungs’ Duncan MacMillan and Johnny Donahoe, Every Brilliant Thing tells the story of a little girl who chronicles all the little things that make life brilliant. It’s an uplifting story of a young girl trying her best to keep it together, filled with laughter, tears, and introspection about the depth of living.
Starring supermodel/actress Teresa Herrera in her much-awaited theater comeback and directed by Jenny Jamora, #EveryBrilliantMNL opens on Feb. 2 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC
KAKKI TEODORO will star in the following shows: Feb 9 & 23, 2019 | Sat | 2:30pm.
Tickets are priced fro P1000 to P1200.
Will You Swear Your True Love?
February 22 to 24 (Pineapple Lab)
An international collaboration between the Japanese Theater Group GUMBO and Fringe Manila on its 5th anniversary, actors and crew from Japan, the USA, Singapore, and the Philippines will recreate GUMBO’s San Diego Fringe Award-winning work.
A comedy of crazy Japanese lovers influenced by their individual views on distorted love!
Fairies lived in the Forest of Truth are children of Puck in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. And they are making loving couples using their father’s love potion.
But they used it so much, it has already run out. The potion is made from extract of True Love. So they find a man and woman to get lost in this forest and fall in love. However, fairies then reveal the hidden aspects of their hearts. The couple who now know each other’s true reflections, lead this world to unexpected turns.
Tickets are priced at P300.
Viva Voce on the Great White Way
February 23 (PowerMAC Center Spotlight Theater)
Join VIVA VOCE as they take you on a journey - from the grandest show boat on the Mississippi to the busiest bazaar in Baghdad, and everywhere in between - all along the Great White Way. Let them serenade you with the greatest hits and hidden treasures from the Golden Age of Broadway.
Black: Php 1000
Red : Php 1300
Gold: Php 1700
Patron: Php 2500