WEEKEND GUIDE | Aug. 18 to 20: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, Maker’s Market

August 18, 2017 - 4:43 AM
Here's what's happening in the metro this weekend, August 18 to 20, 2017.

Support local films at Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, revisit classics from icons of Philippine dance at Ballet Philippines’ gala event, or level up your shoe game at Manila Sneaker Expo—it’s all happening this weekend!

Friday, August 18
Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino
Through August 22
All cinemas nationwide

Watch the newest harvest of Filipino films presented in this first-ever nationwide festival organized by the FDCP. Image source: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino’s Facebook page

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino features 12 genre films that include 100 Tula Para Kay Stella, Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B, AWOL, Bar Boys, Birdshot, Hamog, Paglipay—Crossing, Patay na si Hesus, Pauwi Na, Salvage, Star na si Van Damme Stallone, and Triptiko. For more information, visit Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino’s Facebook page.

Ballet Philippines’ A Gala Celebration
Through August 20
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Pasay City

Witness powerful performances featuring classic dance pieces to new works choreographed by respected names in Philippine dance. Image sourced from Ballet Philippines’ Facebook page.

Some of the featured works of the production include Agnes Locsin’s “Salome”, Bam Damian’s “Minamahal, Sinasamba”, Edna Vida’s “Vision of Fire,” Norman Walker’s “Summer’s End,” and an excerpt from the classical ballet “Raymonda.” For more information, call CCP Box Office at (+632) 832-3704.

Urban Filipino Home Exhibit
Through August 22
Shangri-La Plaza
Mandaluyong City

Celebrities and designers recreate various rooms in the Filipino home and furnish their presentation using the furniture pieces and accessories of Shangri-la mall tenants. Image sourced from Shangri-La Plaza’s Facebook page.

Looking for some inspiration to brighten up your home? Head out to this exhibit that features Shang’s favorite home brands curated into vibrant living spaces by celebrities. For more information, visit Shangri-La Plaza’s Facebook page.

West Side Story
Through August 26
The Theatre at Solaire
Pasay City

The long wait is over as Broadway’s greatest dance musical is finally here in Manila for a three-week limited run. Image sourced from Ticketworld’s website.

Inspired from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this acclaimed musical follows the story of two rival gangs in New York and promises a showcase of action, romance, and excitement on stage. For more information, call TicketWorld at (+632) 891.9999.

Repertory Philippines’ Beauty and the Beast
Through December 14
Onstage, Greenbelt 1
Makati City

Watch the spellbinding classic tale of Beauty and the Beast as it unfolds on Repertory Philippines’ stage. Image courtesy of Repertory Philippines.

A production of REP Theater for Young Audiences as it celebrates its 25th anniversary, Beauty and the Beast is a magical tale about true love. For more information, call REP Theater at (+632) 843-3570 or Ticketworld at (+632) 891-9999.

Robinsons Malls’ Red Hot Sale 2017
Through August 31
Robinsons Malls nationwide

Enjoy up to 50% discount on your favorite brands. For more information, visit Robinsons Malls’ Facebook page.

Rainbows and Unicorn Fair
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays of August
Eastwood Mall Atrium
Quezon City

Besides shopping for rainbow-colored treats, enjoy various colorful activities such as fashion shows, workshops, and more. For more information, visit Eastwood City’s Facebook page.

Saturday, August 19
Maker’s Market
Through August 20
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Central Square, Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City

From kawaii trinkets to useful pieces, make sure to check out what this fair has to offer. Image sourced from Maker’s Market’s Facebook page.

Shop for local and handmade products, join fun workshops, and more at this weekend fair that celebrates everything homegrown and handmade. For more information, visit Maker’s Market’s Facebook page.

The Glitter Trap
Through August 20
3 p.m.
PowerMac Center Spotlight
Makati City

Treat yourself and your kids in a sparkling, magic-filled musical by the Repertory Philippines. Image sourced from Repertory Philippines’ Facebook page.

Based on Barbara Brauner and James Iver Mattson’s young adult novel of the same title, the musical follows the story of Lacey Unger-Ware–a middle school misfit who takes on the role of a fairy godmother of a popular girl in school. Ticket price is at Php522.50. For more information, call TicketWorld at (+632) 891-9999.

Sunday, August 20
A Parenting Festival
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Shangri-La Plaza
Mandaluyong City

This festival is gathering different suppliers and brands that provide solutions for various parenting concerns including furniture, medical apps, and more. For more information, visit Shangri-La Plaza’s Facebook page.

Manila Sneaker Expo
1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
SMX Convention Center, SM Aura
Taguig City

Time to step up your shoe game, and head out to this exciting expo exclusively for sneakers. Image sourced from Manila Sneaker Expo’s Facebook page.

Shop for the most coveted, hard-to-find, and stylish sneakers from top merchants and resellers. Also, look forward to sneaker auction events and exciting raffle games. For more information, visit www.manilasneakerexpo.com.