10 Things to Do This Weekend: February 20 to 22

Let the theater take you to different worlds, make your own fabric stamps, show your love for 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: February 18 to 24



It’s time to go Into the Woods! This production from Upstart is set to open on February 21, 6 p.m. at the Kasalikasan Garden in Bonifacio Global City. Other dates include February 22 and 28, and March 1, 7, 8, 14, and 15. Tickets are priced at P1,200, P1,100, and P1,000.


The fairy tale musical will be presented in a garden amphitheater-a tree-lined "living art piece" in the heart of BGC. This unique production will feature celebrity guests-different for each of the eight performances. After countless actors, countless directors, and countless productions all over the world-including a Disney movie-does the musical have any surprises left for Manila audiences? There’s only one way to find out!


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.




Adapted from Anton Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard, PETA’s Arbol de Fuego opens on February 20, 8 p.m., at the PETA Theater Center. It’s a tragi-comedy about middle-aged matriarch Enriquetta Jardeleza-Sofronio, played by veteran actress Cherie Gil, who comes home after having squandered the family fortune on a long stay in Madrid. The production runs through March 15. Tickets are priced at P1,200, P1,000, and P800.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.




Comic book fanatics, musical theater lovers, and political activists are bound to be moved by Ballet PhilippinesMANHID: The Pinoy Superhero MusicalManhid introduces a new generation of Filipino superheroes redefined for today's times. Set in an alternate present-day Philippines where the EDSA revolution failed, this musical features heroes and villains with superpowers, and people sick with Kamanhiran (Apathy). The production opens on February 20, 8 p.m., at the CCP Main Theater, and runs through March 8.


Tickets are priced at P1,545, P1,236, P1,030, P721, P618, P515, and P412.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



Five international jazz artists from the Philippines and Europe will delight Manila at the 2015 Euro-Pinoy Jazz Concerts. Their sonic syntheses will be performed in two concerts that will take place on February 20, 9 p.m., at Tiendesitas, Ortigas Avenue corner E. Rodriguez Avenue (C-5) and on February 21, 8 p.m., at the historic Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila. Admission is free on a first come, first served basis.



The roster includes the Philippines' very own Henry Katindig, son of the legendary jazz musician Eddie Katindig and multiawarded jazz drummer/percussionist Mar Dizon. European artists joining them on stage are guitarist Nguyên Lê of France, German jazz singer Michael Schiefel, and Austrian bassist Raphael Preuschl.


For more information, click here.



The Japan Foundation Asia Center, PIJazzfest Foundation, and Shangri-La Plaza invite you to the one-night-only concert of the Asian Youth Jazz Orchestra (AYJO) Band on February 22, 6 p.m., at the East Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza. Six talented musicians from Japan will serenade the crowd for free as part of PI Jazz Fest 2015. More importantly, the jazz concert will serve as AYJO's introductory event in Manila.


AYJO aims to organize a new jazz orchestra of young musicians in Asia whom they would train through international exchange and collaboration. Auditions will be held on February 21 at the University of Santo Tomas and on February 23 at the UP Diliman. Young musicians who responded through the open-call to audition can showcase their talents in playing Latin percussion, trombone, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, and flute. Successful applicants will join the rehearsal camps in Tokyo and perform throughout Asia from August to December 2015.



For inquiries and seat reservations, call 811-6155 to 58 or e-mail email@jfmo.org.ph.


Get your popcorn ready; it’s time for Singkwento International Film Festival 2015! The film festival will run from February 21 to 28 at the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts. Tickets are priced at P110.

A total of 51 filmmakers and 53 films will be showcased this year. To open the week-long film derby are three movies that tackle the harsh realities faced by impoverished Filipinos here and abroad: Roberto Reyes Ang’s TNT, Perry Escano’s Ang Platinong Buhok, and Nash Ang’s Paraiso. Other films include Barber’s Tales, Kasal, and many more. The festival aims to give a voice to Filipinos here and abroad, and to provide a channel for non-Filipinos to share their impression on the Philippines.


For more information, click here. For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.




Carve your own stamps, ink up, and print on fabric in a Fabric Stamp Making workshop with Craft MNL and Tish Hautea of SQooiD on February 21, 2 p.m. The workshop fee is P1,600, and will cover the stamping materials, image-transferring techniques, carving techniques, and preparing your ink. The project for this class will be handstamped placemats. Canvas to print on will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own textile for some more printmaking fun. Each student will get to make four stamps and four placemats.


To register, click here.



Level up your pastry and dessert portfolio and enroll in an intensive Five-Day Pastry Boot Camp-a 30-hour pastry class where you can learn the essential skills and helpful techniques in making the components of a great dessert and pastry: mousses, frostings, fondants, and sponge cakes among others. Classes are scheduled on Saturdays from February 21 to March 21 at the Enderun Colleges. Participants will be provided with an apron, toque, take home box, recipe cards, and a certificate of participation.



To register, click here.



The Financial Fitness Run is the annual fun run of CFA Society Philippines that aims to capitalize on the popularity of the running sport in educating the investing public about the importance of being financially fit and how to be financially fit. This year, it will happen on February 22, 4 a.m., at the Bonifacio Global City. Registration is priced at P550 (3K), P600 (10K), and P750(21K). You may register at the following sites:

  • Juego SM Fairview
  • Juego TriNoma
  • Juego Market! Market!
  • Juego Greenbelt 3
  • Yonnex SM Megamall
  • Lining SM Mall of Asia
  • Lining Alabang Town Center
  • A Runner's Circle, Manila


For more information, call 0926-223-7977 or 0915-826-9578.




A 9.8 magnitude earthquake has just hit campus and you have to reach the safe zone-but proceed with caution, as you’ll encounter horrible incidents and disasters. Blood Rush: Aftershock is happening on February 22, 6 p.m., at the UP Diliman Academic Oval. You can choose between two paths: the easy way (3K) or the hard way (5K). Registration is at P450 and P550, respectively. You may register online or at the UP Red Cross Youth tambayan in UP Diliman.


For more information, call 0917-510-3195 or click here.

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