10 Things to Do This Weekend: November 7 to 9

Learn to wrap gifts as the Japanese do, come out alive from a haunted prison house, celebrate Filipino films, 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: November 5 to 11



Experience a magical night of storytelling and music as the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra plays timeless tales from Disney's Tale as Old as Time, featuring high-resolution animated feature film sequences and a complete Disney cartoon short. Set for November 8 and 9 at CCP's Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, it is a show surely to delight the whole family.


Get ready to enjoy the music while watching clips of FrozenTangledBeauty and the BeastCinderellaThe Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and many more. This musical celebration is sure to remind the young and young at heart that wishes can be made on stars, hope is eternal, and that love conquers all.



Tickets are priced at P3,879, P2,771, P2,216, P1,662, P1,108, P886, and P554.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.

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Catch Mig Ayesa as he returns for a limited run of Rock of Ages! The show runs through November 9 at the Meralco Theater.


The musical is built around classic rock hits from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of the decade. The musical features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, and Poison and Asia, among other well-known rock bands. The show was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Musical (won by Constantine Maroulis).


Tickets are priced at P5,210, P3,751, P2,500, and P1,250.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



Halloween isn’t over just yet! Enter The Walking Dead: Haunted Prison House if you dare! It runs at the Eastwood Mall until November 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at P100.


Taken from the show's fourth season, The Walking Dead: Haunted Prison House takes horror fans deep into the dreaded prison, which has been overrun by blood-thirsty and flesh-eating zombies, also known as walkers. Those who are brave enough to enter the horror house will have to endure a pulsating and harrowing journey, as they need to dodge the terrifying walkers and find their way out.


For more information, call 709-9888, 709-0888, or 0917-838-0111.



Restock your art materials and add new ones to your collection at the Supplies and Stationery Pop-Up at Craft MNL, happening from November 7 to 9, 1 p.m. Craft MNL has invited some of Manila’s finest online craft supply sellers to sell some of their goods!

  • Crochet by the Gantsilyo Guru for specialty yarns, and knitting and crochet supplies
  • Paper Chic Studio for party needs and paper goods
  • Bee Happy Crafts for Washi tapes, punchers, and paper goods
  • Alunsina Handbound Books for handbound books
  • Pandora’s Box for wool-felting supplies
  • Sunday Paper for blank notebooks
  • Momiji Crafts for Japanese fabric, yarns, and other nifty craft supplies


For more information, click here.

Craft MNL is located at Pamana-Languages International Building, Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City.



Don’t miss the QCinema International Film Festival 2014, opening on November 5, 10:30 a.m., at the TriNoma Cinemas.The film festival runs through November 9. Tickets are priced at P100.


With the theme "From Flashback to Fast Forward," the film festival aims to highlight Quezon City's contribution to the Philippine film industry as the country's "City of the Stars." This year's festival is set as a bigger event as one of the major highlights of Quezon City's 75th Jubilee celebration. It will showcase an array of cinematic gems to include the world premiere of various films funded by the QCFDC and a competition of independent feature films.



Check out SPOT.ph’s 10 Films You Should See at QCinema 2014 for a preview of the festival.


Now on its 10th year of celebrating quality independent Filipino movies, Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2014 offers a very interesting roster of Asian Cinema gems, as well as original Filipino films. The film festival runs from November 9 to 18 at theTriNoma, Ayala Fairview Terraces, Glorietta, and Greenhills Promenade cinemas. The ten original Filipino films included in this year’s festival are Red, Seoul Mates, Abel/Cain, Lorna, Violator, Bitukang Manok, That Thing Called Tadhana, Di Sila Tatanda, The Housekeepers, and Soap O Pera.


For more information, click here.




Gear up for the holidays and sign up for the Furoshiki Gift Wrapping Workshop, happening on November 8, 3 p.m., at the Yuchengco Museum. Give yourself a headstart this Christmas and make your holiday season more eco-friendly by trying this Japanese art of gift-wrapping. The workshop fee is P600.


The Japanese art of Furoshiki gift wrapping uses pieces of cloth as the wrapper. Learn how you can use a bandana or handkerchief to wrap gifts of different shapes and sizes. Using traditional Furoshiki techniques with today’s ribbons and charms, discover how you can wrap gifts that friends and family will want to receive first and unwrap last. The workshop will be conducted by Vicky Ortega and Nenette Sadiua.


To register, call 889-1234 or e-mail info@yuchengcomuseum.org.



In celebrating the discerning eye for art of different Filipinos, Canon Philippines holds the much-anticipated photo marathon in the country: The Canon PhotoMarathon 2014! The competition will be happening on November 8, 7 a.m. at Bonifacio High StreetBonifacio Global City.



The Canon PhotoMarathon is an on-the-spot photography competition designed to raise the participants' creative caliber by letting them capture photos that follow a theme under time pressure. Now on its ninth year, they are expecting to fill up the streets of Bonifacio Global City with photography enthusiasts. Over three thousand participants are expected to join and entries will be judged by the Canon Crusaders of Light. Grand prize for the Point & Shoot Category include a Canon EOS 700D, a dual arm foto crane from Steady Tracker, a Black Rapid camera strap, a Transcend 32GB wifi SD Card and 1 International Roundtrip ticket from Cebu Pacific.


Canon will also be holding a special sale from November 7 to 9. Customers can avail of special deals from Canon wherein they can get Sodexo GCs worth Php3,000, a free photo book, and other exciting prizes on select Canon products.


For more information, click here.




Sign up  for the New Balance Power Run 2014, happening on November 9 at Bonifacio Global City. Registration fees, assembly times, and gun times are as follows:

  • 10K: P750 / 4 a.m. / 4:45 a.m.
  • 16K: P850 / 4 a.m. / 4:30 a.m.
  • 25K: P1,050 / 2 a.m. / 3 a.m.

You may register at the following sites:

  • New Balance Glorietta
  • New Balance Alabang Town Center
  • New Balance TriNoma
  • New Balance Shangri-La Plaza Mall
  • New Balance Robinsons Place Ermita
  • Planet Sports Bonifacio Global City


For more information, click here.



Unleash your inner Titan and join the Titan Games 2014, happening on November 9, 7 a.m., at The Camp Taguig. Registration is priced at P1,000, available at the following sites:

  • GNC Stores within Metro Manila
  • Fight Factory Manila (Quezon City, Greenhills, and Bonifacio Global City)
  • CrossFit Insurrecto (Tomas Morato)
  • CrossFit Mad Minute (Makati)
  • CrossFit Greenhills (San Juan)

The Titan Games is the Philippine's First National Strongman Competition, a fitness event that combines physical challenges with a time element. This event is made for every Filipino who wants to change their lives for the better through fitness and health. The Titan Games seek to build Titans: iron-willed individuals who are strong in mind and body. This year, Titans will clash in the concrete jungle. Witness steel, wood, and rubber crash against each other as six winning individuals take all in this two-division challenge.



For more information, click here.

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