10 Things to Do This Weekend: October 3 to 5

Catch a Harry Potter parody, go to the ballet with Lisa Majuca, get your body moving with Zumba, and more.

(SPOT.ph) We know you’re already looking forward to the weekend. We zero in on the events you shouldn’t miss.


Check out SPOT.ph’s Gig Guide: 10 Gigs and Parties to Go to This Week: October 1 to 7



Enter the magical world of Potted Potter, opening September 30, 7:30 p.m. at the RCBC Theater. The production runs through October 5.



Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes, with just two actors performing all the roles. This fantastically funny show features all your favorite characters, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props, and a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon! The show features Benjamin Stratton and James Percy, fresh from sell-out dates and standing ovations from their first Irish tour.


Tickets range from P900 to P2,950.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.


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Back for more Cock? The production is back for one weekend only from October 3 to 5, 9 p.m. at Whitespace Manila.


What happens when a young gay man falls in love with a woman? That's the central conceit behind Red Turnip Theater's Cock by Mike Bartlett. A sold-out hit when it first premiered in London in 2009 and subsequently during its off-Broadway run a year later, Cock revolves around a gay couple whose rocky relationship derails when one of them sleeps (and falls in love) with a woman. Debates over one's sexual identity explode when all three decide to sit down and "duke it out" over dinner. Hilarity ensues when another unexpected guest turns up and loyalties are put to the test.


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


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.




Go back in time with Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini, opening on October 1, 7 p.m. at the Palma Hall in UP Diliman. The show runs through October 19.


Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini is a one-act play that begins in April 1901, one late afternoon on a beach in Guam. The exiled Apolinario Mabini and his brother Prudencio receive bitter news from fellow exile, General Artemio Ricarte. Emilio Aguinaldo has signed the oath of allegiance to the United States. The news brings back memories of the Revolution to which Mabini devoted so much of his life. The man known as the most consistent opponent of American sovereignty must now contemplate his own signing of the oath of allegiance.


Tickets are priced at P350.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 926-1349, 0927-740-6124, or 0917-823-9531.




Sign up for the most fun-filled workshop! Join Craft Tambay on October 4, 10 a.m. at Le Petit Cheri in Alabang, and October 11, 10 a.m. at Commune Cafe in Makati.


Make new friends and enjoy every minute of learning something new! The workshop features lessons on paper flower-making, decoupage, brush calligraphy, and lettering.


To sign up, email candidlypretty@yahoo.com or click here.




Learn about World Domination: A Talk by Jessica Zafra on October 4, 3 p.m. at the Ayala Museum.


Exactly 20 years ago, we unveiled the Filipino campaign to take over the world via Yaya. Listen to the progress report on our global colonization plan. The workshop fee is priced at P350.


For reservations, call 759-8288 local 35 or email education@ayalamuseum.org.



Watch Gold: Lisa Macuja, A Truly Classical Concert on October 4, 7:30 p.m. at the Aliw Theater.


On the heels of her highly acclaimed Swan Song Series, where the prima ballerina said goodbye to her favorite full-length ballets, Lisa Macuja invites everyone to celebrate her 50th birthday with this classical concert. It will be a night of only the most select and top-notch performances from Lisa and special guest artists from Ballet Manila, Mikhail Martinyuk of the Kremlin Ballet, the Philippine Madrigal Singers, and the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Gerard Salonga.


Tickets are priced at P3,090, P2,060, P1,545, P1,030, and P515.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.




Treat your family to an exquisite dinner theater production! Catch Faulty Towers at EDSA Shangri-La on October 2 and 3, 7 p.m., and October 4, 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.


Experience a unique dining experience that will definitely fill you with good food and laughter. A hilarious improv performance like no other, the show features Sybil, Manuel, and Basil in this deliciously entertaining production that promises comedy right in the middle of dinner.


The four-course dinner set is priced at P3,450 net and P5,000 with wine.


For reservations, call 633-8888.




Be on tip-top shape and sign up for a Zumba Fitness Party with Loretta Bates on October 5, 5 p.m. at The Playground in Ronac Art Center. There will also be a Zumba Wear sale offering the latest Zumba Wear Collection. You don’t want to miss this fun dance party with the famed international fitness expert.


Tickets are priced at P500.


For tickets, click here.




Sign up for the Run United Philippine Marathon 2014 on October 5 at the SM Mall of Asia.


The registration fee is priced at P350 (500m), P800 (10K), P900 (21K), and P1,300 (42K). You may register online or at the following sites:

  • RUNNR Store Bonifacio Global City
  • Toby's Robinsons Galleria
  • Toby's SM North EDSA
  • Toby's SM Mall of Asia


For more information, click here.




Start your holiday shopping at the USEC 65th Annual Shoppers’ Day Bazaar on October 5, 10 a.m., at the World Trade Center. Everyone is invited to attend and shop and win terrific raffle prizes. Raffle tickets are P50 each or P1,000 for a booklet of 25. Some great staycations are to be won in and around Manila, as well as Bluewater resort in Boracay and Bohol.


For more information, click here or email usembassyclubmanila@yahoo.com.

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