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What's happening in Manila this weekend? SPOT.ph zeroes in on the events and happenings you shouldn't miss.
1. GET READY TO BE SHOCKED.
The University of the Philippines-based Dulaang UP unleashes Floy Quintos' Shock Value: The Return of TV's Most Beautiful Monsters, a play which dramatizes the real story behind the world of TV. It's directed by Alexander Cortez. The production runs on September 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 and October 1, 2, and 3, with shows at 10 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater in Palma Hall, Uniuversity of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City. The formidable cast includes Ana Abad Santos, Mylene Dizon, Dexter Santos, Arkel Mendoza, Stella Cañete, Acey Aguilar, Orlando Sol, John Lapus, Jomari Jose, Nicolo Magno, Ken Suarez, Nikki Ventosa, Mica Pineda, Carlo Cannu, Paul Santiago, and more. For tickets, contact Cherry at (0917)750-0107, or the Dulaang UP Office at 926-1349, 981-8500 local 2449 or 433-7840.
2. SUPER FEAST ON HIP HOP BEATS.
Watch four Hip Hop and R&B hitmakers in one night at the Supafest Manila 2010 concert featuring Flo Rida, T-Pain, Sean Kingston, and Kelly Rowland on September 18, 8 p.m. at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Pasay City. Ticket Prices are P9,690 for SVIP, P7,106 for VIP, P4,522 for Gold, P2,003.11 for Silver, and P711.11 for General Admission. For inquiries, call TicketWorld at 891-9999, SM Tickets at 470-2222 or the Supafest Hotline at 374-2222. For more information, visit the TicketWorld website or the Supafest 2010 official website.
3. PAY HOMAGE TO A FILM GOD.
Watch Japanese film icon Akira Kurosawa's acclaimed films in 35mm format at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City until September 19. The Kurosawa Film Festival will also run at the UP Film Institute in Diliman, Quezon City from September 22 to 30. To see screening schedules, click here. For more information, visit the Japan Foundation, Manila website or call 811-6155 to 58.
4. BEND IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.
Yoga lovers unite! Join the Global Mala Project 2010 on September 18, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Rockwell Tent in Makati City and meditate with millions all over the world. The event happens simultaneously in cities abroad including Los Angeles, New York, San Fransciso, and Tokyo. Proceeds will go to Trees for the Future and Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. Suggested donation is P600. For inquiries, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to see the schedule of events.
5. HEAL THE WORLD.
Groove for world peace at Earthdance Manila 2010: Embracing All Traditions from September 18 to 19, 3 p.m. to 8 a.m. at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Memorial Center Grounds Quezon Avenue, near cor. EDSA, Diliman Quezon City. The event brings together music, art, culture, religion, and environmental concerns for a two-day peace campaign. Nurture the earth as well as your mind, body, and spirit with activities such as healing dances and blessings by indigenous spiritual leaders, ethnic orchestra with the country's top ethnic musicians, bonfire and drumming circles, children's creative space, eco wellness and dance workshops, art gallery and interactive art installations, and global synchronized prayer for peace. For more information, visit www.earthdancemanila.multiply.com and www.earthdance.org.
6. COME TO THE CABARET, OLD CHUM.
Relive the cabaret days at Le Cirque du Cabaret on September 18 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Ballroom, Manila.The event features Filipino and international performance artists. Have sunset cocktails by Manila Bay at 6 p.m. and enjoy the dinner, show, and auction starting 8 p.m. Ticket is P3,500. Proceeds will go to Sagip, a 24-hour crisis center based in Muntinlupa City for battered women. For more information, call (0917) 383-9517 or visit www.mmqtheatre.com.