10 Things to Do This Weekend: June 13 to 15

Watch French films all weekend, laugh out loud at a one-man comedy play, celebrate the opening of the biggest football event in the world, and more.


(SPOT.ph) What’s happening in Manila this weekend? SPOT.ph zeroes in on the events you shouldn’t miss.


Check out SPOT.ph’s gig guide: 10 Gigs and Parties to Go to This Week: June 11 to 17


The Embassy of France to the Philippines, the Alliance Francaise de Manille, and Institut Francais bring you nine recently released films from France for the French Film Festival 2014, screening from June 10 to 15 at the Greenbelt 3 cinemas.


As a special treat, the festival will screen on June 12 three Filipino films that have received acclaim in France. Catch Lino Brocka’s restores Maynila sa Kuko ng Liwanag (1 p.m.), Erik Matti’s On the Job (3:30 p.m.), and Lav Diaz’ Norte: Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (6 p.m.).


Tickets are sold at P100 on a first-come, first served basis. Check out The SPOT.ph Guide to the 19th French Film Festival at Greenbelt 3 to know more.



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The difference between men and women cleared up! Is there a more widely discussed subject than the difference between men and women? So few address this eternal debate as humorously and recognizably as the show Defending The Caveman. It shows in a hilarious, clear, and familiar way how different men and women are. Both men and women will clearly identify themselves and their foibles in the show's message.


Don’t miss its run from June 13 to 15 and June 20 to 22 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in the RCBC Plaza. Defending The Caveman is a hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate. It mines the common themes in relationships that go straight through the funny bone and into the heart. Couples will roar with laughter and nudge each other as they recognize themselves being described in the play. Joel Trinidad returns as the Caveman in this stand-up comedy version of the show. Cathy Azanza-Dy directs.



Tickets are priced at P1,563, P1,042, and P625.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



Don’t miss COKE, showing on June 13 and 14, 7 p.m., at the PETA Phinma TheaterCOKE is about entertainment as survival and survival as entertainment. As described on the Goerthe Institut website: "The name COKE refers to the relationship between entertainment, pleasure, consumption and danger."


Arco Renz, the artistic director and principal choreographer of Kobalt Works, collaborated with an ensemble composed of PETA Senior Teacher Artists Ian Segarra, Mean Espinosa and Carlon Matobato, dancers Lyg Carillo, Rafflesia Bravo and award-winning pole dancer Eisa Jocson to create the said performance. Guest artists from the famed dance group Sexbomb Dancers were also invited to give input to the movement vocabulary depicted in COKE.


Tickets are priced at P154.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.




Set your heart a-flutter with a decadent afternoon tea made even more exquisite with sinfully delightful Valhrona chocolates at the Valrhona High Tea at EDSA Shangri-La’s Lobby Lounge. The French luxury chocolate is masterfully paired with a filling three-tier selection that includes white chocolate raspberry eclair, mille feuille of duet chocolate, deconstructed black forest in shot glass, and milk chocolate cheese cake, among other seductive offerings that are best paired with freshly brewed tea.


Enjoy this treat from June 15 to 30, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., for P840 net.


For inquiries and reservations, call 633-8888.



Join Makati Shangri-La and Sage Tapas Bar as they kick-start the greatest sporting event in the world with live streaming from Brazil from June 13 to July 14. For more information or to book a table, call 814-2580 or email rric.slm@shangri-la.com.




Catch The Chainsmokers Live in Manila on June 13, 10 p.m., at the Republiq Club.


The Chainsmokers is composed of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. The duo rose to fame with their 2014 hit "#Selfie." They were formed as a EDM DJ duo in 2012 under the management of Adam Alpert of the company 4AM in New York City. They are bringing their #SELFIETOUR to the Southeast Asia this June, and will perform here and in Indonesia, following their trek of Australia. The New York EDM duo's repertoire of remixes includes songs by Neon Trees, Ellie Goulding, and The Killers.


Door charge is P1,000.


For tickets, table reservations, and inquiries, call (0917) 550-8888.



Sign up for the Bike Clinic Series (Leg 1 ), happening on June 14, 7 a.m., at the Heroes Bike Trail in Taguig. Pre-registration (until June 12) is priced at P250. On-site registration is priced at P350. You maty register at the following sites:

  • Specialized Philippines Concept Store (Chino Roces Avenue, Makati)
  • Cycle Art Marketing (Quiapo, Manila)
  • 922 Cycle Shop (Moonwalk, Paranaque)
  • Anguilla Bike Spa (Palanan, Makati)


For inquiries, call 463-4779 or click here.



Be one of the runners in the Let’s Run, Endure, Conquer fun run, happening on June 15, 3 a.m., at the PICC.Registration is priced at P400 (3K), P500 (5K), P600 (10K), and P700 (21K). You may register at the following sites:

  • Runnr (Bonifacio Global City)
  • Toby's Arena (Shangri-La Mall and SM The Block)
  • Toby's Sports (Glorietta 4 and Robinsons Ermita)
  • Glorious Ride Bike Shop (88 Anonas St. Barangay East Kamias, 1102 Quezon City)
  • Velocipede Bike Shop (Unit B, Royale Place Arcade)
  • JBL Bike Shop (Yrreverre Bldg 888, Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City)
  • The Ticket Store (inside the Farmers Mall, Cubao, Quezon City)


For inquiries, call (0917)  626-4353, (0922) 842-5551,  or (0917) 812-2418.




Drop by the Saturday Future Market @ Escolta on June 14, 9 a.m., at the First United Building in Escolta.


Creative meets vintage! Imagine artworks and antiques all housed in one charming relic from our past! The place to find these treasures is at the former location of the Berg's Department Store. If you love artist-made merchandise, DIY stuff, independent labels, limited-edition handmade crafts and works of art, this is for you!

Saturday Future Market @ Escolta is the latest offering of 98B COLLABoratory in partnership with the First United Building (FUB) and the Escolta Commercial Association (ECAI). This event will surely enliven the area again. It is a bazaar, garage sale, thrift shop, black market and meeting place. Artists, craft makers and designers sell their wares: from artworks, limited edition shirts, hand-made clothes, books, bags, jewelry, accessories, toys, zines, CDs, stickers to one-of-a-kind merchandise. Hoarders and collectors are looking for new homes and owners for their pool of objects.


For more information, click here.




The beginnings of Lofranco's pieces for his forthcoming exhibition The One the Morning After are realist representations of objects overlaid with linear scribbles from a 2012 exhibition. They soon morphed into images of objects that while rendered realistically were distorted by the rhythmical undulations of ground. The latter Lofranco achieved by folding the surface where the image resides. The exhibition opens with an artist reception on June 13, 4 p.m., and will be on view until July 4 at the Tin-aw Art Gallery.


For his current pieces, Lofranco succeeds to combine two seemingly opposed impulses: those of spontaneity and structure. He combines the visual language of abstraction which he regards nearly random with the precision of folding surface into tiles. This results in colours and nearly indeterminable forms simultaneously emerging and concealed within folds, corners and ridges. We are invited to seek out patterns, discern relays in forms, and make out wholes from fragments. There is clear awareness of the tensions that adhere to subject, pictorial space and spatial volume. Read more.


For more information, click 892-7522 or email info@tin-aw.com.

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