WEEKEND GUIDE | Nov. 17-19: ‘Hair,’ Pilita in concert, VegFest Pilipinas


Let the sunshine in! Relax and check out our list of the best weekend offers—from a 1960s cult musical, an OPM icon in concert, to a vegan festival.

Friday, November 17
‘Hair’: The Tribal Love-Rock Musical
8 p.m.
Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1
Makati City
Through December 17

Repertory Philippines presents this 1960s cult classic for its Season 2017 finale. Image courtesy of Repertory Philippines.

Catch the Season 2017 finale of acclaimed theater group Repertory Philippines. Directed by Chris Millado, the musical received cult following in the 1960s when it was first staged on Broadway. Its story evolves around the lives of two young men during the Vietnam War era and is set against the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution of the period. James Rado and Gerome Ragni wrote the original book and lyrics, and music by Galt MacDermot. For more details about the Manila production, visit the Repertory Philippines on Facebook.

An Evening with Pilita
8 p.m.
The Theatre at Solaire
Paranaque City

Music icon Pilita Corrales performs songs from her music albums plus well-loved standards and OPM music at The Theatre at Solaire’s series of concerts by the country’s musical icons. Image sourced from Solaire Resort’s Facebook page.

Asia’s Queen of Song is having her one-night only concert together with special guests including her daughter Jackie Lou Blanco; her son Ramon Christopher Gutierrez; her granddaughter Janine Gutierrez; and her friends Nikki Ross and Angie de la Cruz. For more information, call Ticketworld at (+632) 891-9999.

PPO Season Concert III
8 p.m.
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Pasay City

PPO plays the classics for its second performance season under the baton of Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura. Image sourced from Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Facebook page.

The concert’s program featuring Tots Tolentino on saxophone under the baton of Gerard Salonga include G. Gershwin’s “Porgy & Bess,” J. Williams’ “Catch me if you can escapades” and A. Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World. For more information, visit CCP on Facebook.

Araneta Tree Lighting
4 p.m.
Times Square Food Park, Araneta Center
Quezon City

It’s that time of the year again for Araneta Center’s ceremonial giant Christmas tree lighting to usher the Yuletide season. Image sourced from Araneta Center’s Facebook page.

Apart from lighting the 100-ft. giant Christmas tree, your favorite celebrities including Vice Ganda, Erik Santos, Kisses Delavin, BoybandPH, and the country’s premier band UDD (UP Dharma Down) will be spreading the Christmas cheer to everyone. For more information, visit Araneta Center’s Facebook page.

20th Global Pinoy Bazaar
November 15 to 19
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Eastwood Mall
Quezon City

Organized by Yabang Pinoy, Global Pinoy Bazaar boasts in featuring 100% local and Filipino-made products. Image from Yabang Pinoy.

Some of the participating brands include bags and travel essentials like Gouache, Storage Solutions, and The Leather Shop; women’s essentials like Costal Leather Bags, Essenzea, and Obranico Arts & Craft; home basics such as Pillows and More, Bath Gems, and Messy Bessy.

The bazaar also includes food brands like Chocoflakes by Mon, Mom’s Haus of Chips, and Foodsource.

Global Pinoy Bazaar organizer, Yabang Pinoy, was launched in 2005 by a group of young nationalist Filipinos whose advocacy is to promote more appreciation and awareness for Philippine-made products.

In 2007, the first Global Pinoy Bazaar was organized in Makati CIty. Since then, the bazaars have become a source for discovering fine products often created by communities. For more information, visit www.yabangpinoy.com.

Global Pinoy Mini Market
Through November 19
Century City Mall
Makati City

Check out this mini market event that features brand that are designed for the modern Pinoy. Image from Yabang Pinoy.

Global Pinoy Mini Market is a takeoff from the bigger Global Pinoy Bazaar series. The shopping event features curated selections of artisanal and crafty brands such as George & Rita, Artsy Kit, Eightria MNL, and Lettos and Flats.

The mini market also provides its participating entrepreneurs to get to know their market better and test their products to the retail market. Yabang Pinoy is the organizer of the Global Pinoy Mini Market.

For more information, visit www.yabangpinoy.com.

Pop up Town
Through November 19
Circuit Makati
Makati City

Don’t miss this bazaar that has complete shopping, dining, entertainment, and fun activities that suit all ages.Image sourced from Pop up Town’s Facebook page.

Get novelty items, local goodies, branded fashion items, and pre-loved items from your favorite stars and bloggers. For more information, check out Pop up Town’s Facebook page.

Noel Bazaar 2015
Through November 19
World Trade Center
Pasay City

Prepare your shopping list, and head on to one of the anticipated Christmas Bazaar every year. Photo sourced from Noel Bazaar’s Facebook page.

This year’s Noel Bazaar features 500 participating merchants that offer products ranging from fashion, beauty, gift items, toys, novelty items, travel essentials, airline tickets and more. For more information, visit Noel Bazaar’s Facebook page.

Manila Sundance Bazaar
Through November 19
UP Town Center
Quezon City

Shop for everything girly and fashionable at this bazaar. Image sourced from Manila Sundance Bazaar’s Facebook page.

Don’t miss the event’s promos, and of course, shop from your favorite bazaar brands that offer trendy clothes, make up, accessories, and more. For more information, visit Manila Sundance Bazaar on Facebook.

Matilda The Musical
Through December 10
Meralco Theater
Pasig City

Don’t miss the Asian Premiere of Broadway’s spellbinding and Tony award-winning musical. Image sourced from Atlantis Theatrical’s Facebook page.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical follows the story of Matilda, a young girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. For more information, visit Atlantis Theatrical on Facebook.

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

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, calling REP Theater at (+632) 843-3570 or Ticketworld at (+632) 891-9999.

Saturday, November 18
VegFest Pilipinas
8 a.m.
Eastwood Central Plaza
Eastwood City, Quezon City

Keep it green and healthy at the biggest festival in the Philippines celebrating the vegan lifestyle. Photo sourced from the Facebook pag of VegFest Pilipinas.

Learn more about vegetarianism or discover various products and services that support the vegan lifestyle at the first of its kind festival in the count. Organized by Vegans of Manila and members of Manila Vegans, visitors can look forward to discussions as well as booths selling products and services.

Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags, containers, tumblers, and utensils to get discounts from select merchants like GRIT PH, Green Light Veg, Star Mushroom, Delicielo, Little Noms, and Real Happy Cow, to name a few.

On November 25 and 26, VegFest Philippines goes to Lucky Chinatown Mall in Bindon, Manila. For complete schedule and sellers, check VegFest Pilipinas on Facebook.

Prima Jona
8 p.m.
The Theatre at Solaire
Paranaque City

Jonalyn Viray is behind hit songs such as “Maghihintay Ako,” “Pusong Ligaw,” and “You. Image source from Solaire Resort’s Facebook page.

Jonalyn Viray is set to have a one-night only concert together with her inspiration and special guest, Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. For more information, call Solaire Resort at (+632) 888-8888.