CarnaManila: Brasilipinas 2010 + More Hot Happenings
Don't miss: The UP Fair 2010, Romeo & Bernadette, speed dating at Uno Pizzeria, (500) Days of Summer at Blacksoup, and more.
What's happening in Manila this week? SPOT.ph zeroed in on the events you shouldn't miss.
SAMBA UP A SWEAT
Enjoy all things Brazil at the CarnaManila: Brasilipinas 2010 from February 8 to 14, featuring samba and capoeira workshops, fashion shows and film screenings. Plus, capoeira in musical motion, NykÃÂƒÂ³ MacÃÂƒÂ¡ + PLAYgROUND's album launch and a performance by the members of the Radioactive Sago Project on February 13. Click here for the venues and more details.
GET SOME AUDIO OVERLOAD
Get your fill of Pinoy musicians at the much-awaited annual UP Fair featuring over 20 of the country's best bands plus up-and-coming ones from February 9 to 14 at the University of the Philippines Sunken Garden in Quezon City. It's not just a musical fest, though; each night features a national issue, including the environment and good governance, to raise awareness in time for the May elections. Click here for the full list of bands. Tickets are at P80 and P90.
For more concerts, read "Love Parade: Valentine Shows and Concerts."
Urbandub performs "First of Summer" at the 2009 UP Fair.
FALL IN LOVE?
Find love in three minutes at Uno Pizzeria's speed dating event on February 11, 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are at P600, inclusive of buffet and drinks. Giveaways and raffle prizes await participants. Click here for reservations.
DON'T FALL IN LOVE
Missed (500) Days of Summer during its theatrical run? You've got until February 12 to see it at Cine Adarna in UP Diliman. Click here for the screening schedule. No reservations needed; tickets are available for P120 at the Cine Adarna ticket booth.
Romeo finds himself wooing a Juliet look-alike from Brooklyn in Mark Saltzman's campy comedy, Romeo & Bernadette. All Fridays and Saturdays of February at 8 p.m. with 3:30 p.m. matinees on weekends at OnStage. For tickets, click here.
The cast of Romeo & Bernadette
IMBIBE ART BY THE MASTERS
Banaklaot by Vicente Manansala
See the private collection of Purita Kalaw-Ledesma, patron of the arts, in A Vision of Philippine Art exhibit which runs until March 3 at the Ayala Museum. Featured artists include Vicente Manansala, Carlos "Botong" Francisco, Victorio Edades and Napoleon Abueva. Entrance fee is P225 for adults and P125 for children, students and senior citizens.
Check out SPOT.ph's packed events calendar for more things to do this week!
(500) Days of Summer photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. Romeo & Bernadette photo by Ed Altares, courtesy of Oliver Oliveros.