10 Things to Do This Weekend: March 13 to 15

Learn more about the history of books, get served by your favorite celebrities, catch Teatrino’s indie film series, 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: March 11 to 17



See the stars and help the kids at StarServe: Celebrities For A Cause, happening on March 15, 6 p.m., at Resorts World Manila. Now on its sixth year, the event promises a more festive mix. Celebrate with celebrity servers such as Sam Oh, Suzy Gamboa, Chico Garcia, Bianca Valerio, and many more. Enjoy food from Baskin Robbins, Krazy Garlik, Bulgogi Brothers, De Original Jamaican Pattie Shop and Juice Bar, Fruitas, Johnny Chow, Mr. Kurosawa, and Recipes. The event is for the benefit of Lola Grande Foundation and Acay Mission Philippines.


For inquires, call 0917-803-1214 or e-mail events@digiconevents.com.




It’s going to be an awesome day for food, music, and shopping on March 14, at Estancia, Capitol Commons! Bring your friends and family to Estancia Pop ’N Shop and hop from one pop-up shop to another as you enjoy music from DJ Mars Miranda, DJ Ace Ramos, and DJ Aaron Atayde. Sate your cravings with food from Buffalo Wild Wings, Cafe Mediterranean, Mrs. Fields, XO 46 Heritage Bistro, Jipan, Marks & Spencer, and Burgers & Brewskies.


For more information, click here.


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Educate yourself about the history and function of book covers from the medieval period to contemporary times. The Printed Word: Never Say '’Never Judge a Book by Its Cover" is a lecture which will be held on March 14, 3 p.m. at the Ayala Museum, presented by Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) and Professor May Jurilla, PhD. An exhibit curated by Dr. Jurilla will run until March 21, featuring an edition of Flora de Filipinas, a full-colored illustrated study on Philippine flora by Augustinian priest and botanist Manuel Blanco, and others that help trace the history of cover production in the Philippines.



Tickets are at P300 for adults and P150 for students, senior citizens, Ayala Group of Companies employees and members of the Filipinas Heritage Library and Ayala Museum. Lecture fees include admission to the museum exhibitions.


For more information, e-mail asklibrarian@filipinaslibrary.org.ph or call 759-8288 local 45 or 36.



Taste the favorite dishes of major Italian composers Rossini, Verdi, Corelli and many others at La Cucina all'Opera: The Taste of Music, happening on March 14, 4 p.m., at The Gallery, Greenbelt 5. Celebrating the food and music of the region, the event promises to be a unique literary, musical, and gastronomic journey. Expect a presentation of the book Cucina all'Opera, Musica e Cibo in Emilia-Romagna (The Operatic Kitchen, Music and Food in Emilia-Romagna) written by Giancarlo Fre and translated into English by his wife Margherita Spinazzola, the exhibit of Il Gusto della Musica (The Taste of Music), cooking demos and food tasting, and the music of Italian composers from the Manila Symphony Orchestra.



For reservations, call 729-0030 or 0917-513-8945.



The Cultural Arts Events Organizer invites you to explore the magical world of Grand Opera on March 14 and 21, 7 p.m., at the Ayala Museum. Experience the beauty of grand opera, listen to its exquisite melodies, feel the dramatic intensity that only opera can impart. Tickets are priced at P1,545 and P1,030.


After three days of intensive vocal masterclass under world-renowned soprano Nelly Miriciou, 14 handpicked participants will showcase their talents in this concert series. Hear the beautiful arias, duets, trios, and ensemble scenes from the genius pens of Bellini, Mozart, Donizett, Gounod, and Offenbach to name just a few as performed by the young artists.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



American band Incubus is set to rock Manila on March 13, 8 p.m., at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The concert also features American violinist and dancer Lindsey Stirling. Incubus is behind several top singles in the US Alternative Songs Chart, namely "Drive," "Megalomaniac," "Anna Molly," and "Love Hurts." They continue to be a versatile group, tapping a profusion of rock subgenres and adding their unique sound. Their other unforgettable hits include "Adolescents," "Pardon Me," "Nice To Know You," "Talk Shows On Mute," and "Black Heart Inertia." Tickets are priced at P6,080, P5,020, P3,960, P2,050, and P800.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 470-2222.



Tap into your indie side as the Teatrino Film Series continues with Dagitab and Instant Mommy. Both Cinemalaya films will be shown on March 14, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively. Make sure to head over to Teatrino in Promenade, Greenhills. Tickets are priced at P200.



Dagitab tells the story of a woman who is dragged into a scandal that involves a young student while her marriage to another professor is on the verge of falling apart. On the other hand, the man falls in love with his research-a deity that appears to him as the ghost of an old flame. Instant Mommy follows the story of Bechayda, a two-months-pregnant wardrobe assistant for a TV commercial production. So as not to lose her Japanese lover and her dreams of a better life, she embarks on a plan that will get herself out of her sticky situation.


For more information, click here.



Make your dreams come true with Craft MNL’s Dreamcatcher Making workshop headed by Janina Arias of Soul Flower, happening on March 14, 2 p.m. at Unit 302 Pamana Languages Building, 926 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City. Originally intended to filter out nightmares, these colorful circular webbings have now found a new decorative purpose. These lovely hoops will surely prettify just any room in your home and help you drive out bad vibes! The workshop fee is P1,500.



To register, click here.



Sign up for the 7-Eleven Run 1500, happening on March 15 at Filinvest City. Run 1500 promises to be bigger and better, featuring new categories and new venue partners. Now a full marathon, the race includes a 42K category, a 10K buddy run, and a 500M fun run for kids. Registration is priced at:

  • 500M - P400
  • 3K - P500
  • 5K - P600
  • 10K - P700
  • 10K (Buddy) - P500 (each)
  • 16K - P800
  • 21K - P1,000
  • 42K - P1,500


To register, click here.




Learn how to look forever young at The Rites of Rejuvenation: A Modern Look at Growing Older Gracefully. The workshop will be led by Lasse and Maricar Holopainen on March 14, 9 a.m., at Urban Ashram, Bonifacio High Street. Find out how to sport a modern look for growing older gracefully and a whole lot more. When the humdrum of the city creates unnecessary stress, we just need to remember that age does not have to be a reflection of how you look and feel. Rates start at P950.


For inquiries and reservations, call 869-9642 or 0917-718-9642.

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