10 Things to Do This Weekend: June 5 to 7

Take a cinematic trip to France, give summer one last hurrah, and more.

(SPOT.ph) We know you’re already looking forward to the weekendWe 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: June 3 to 9



This year, the French Film Festival celebrates their 20th year of bringing critically-acclaimed films and blockbusters to local audiences. The festival aims to promote French culture and, at the same time, support the local film industry by screening and paying tribute to classic and contemporary Philippine films. Catch the festival from June 3 toat the Greenbelt 3 and Bonifacio High Street cinemas. Tickets for each screening are priced at P100.


Check out the 20 movies to be screened here: The SPOT.ph Guide to the 20th French Film Festival


For more information, click here.




Fly high and defy gravity with Idina Menzel as she steps foot in the country on June 7, 8 p.m., at the SM Mall of Asia Arena for a one-night-only concert. This concert comes hot on the heels of a remarkable year that included performing the smash hit “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen at the Oscars, a triumphant return to Broadway in the musical If/Then, and a Best Actress Tony Award nomination. Don't miss this exciting night of singing along to her wonderful hits! Tickets are priced at P7,950, P5,300, P3,710, P2,650, and P1,280.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 470-2222.




Catch the award-winning acapella pop group Pentatonix perform in Manila for the very first time on June 6, 8 p.m., at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The group has millions of subscribers on YouTube where they became famous for their Daft Punk mash-up and the Evolution of Music, a four-minute, 36-song live journey through the history of music that has tallied more than 49 million views. They also appear in the recently released Pitch Perfect 2 movie. Tickets are priced at P5,830, P4,770, P3,180, P1,590, and P850.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 911-5555.



Celebrate Cosmo's 18th year with a weekend packed with everything you need to reach your personal life goals! Ladies, don't miss Fun Fearless Life on June 63 p.m., at Skye W High Street! Round up your friends and celebrate girl power. Hop from one pampering booth to another where you can get free hair styling, free lash extensions, and hand massages. Expect games and activities for everyone, and get to learn useful life tips and tricks from other Fun Fearless Females.



To find out how you can register, click here.



Inspire your taste buds with the best of Filipino cuisine from June 8 to 19 at The Peninsula Manila with Fiesta Filipino, a culinary festival in Escolta in partnership with celebrity guest chef and ambassador of Filipino cuisine Myrna Segismundo. More than a gastronomic presentation of traditional Filipino cuisine, it aims to pay tribute to the Hispanic influences and traditions in our local signature dishes. Feast on such delectable dishes as Sopa de Molo, Fabada Filipina, Crispy Pork Binagoongan, and more. Lunch buffet is priced at P1,530 (P910 for children), dinner buffet at P1,750 (P970 for children), and seafood buffet at P2,000 (P1,150 for children).


For inquiries or reservations, call 887-2888.





Revisit history on June 6, 5 p.m., at the Manila 1945: The Rest of the Story Documentary Screening and Conference in Fully Booked Bonifacio High StreetManila 1945: The Rest of the Story is a World War II documentary film commemorating the 70th year since the Battle for Manila. It promotes the learning and critical understanding of Philippine World War II history, encouraging its audience to remember and discuss solutions to the problems of the present using the past. A Q&A panel discussion follows the 55-minute documentary film with speakers like historian Professor Xiao Chua and film director Bani Logroño. Tickets are priced at P150.


For more information, click here.



Pick up new makeup tips and tricks from the masters! Sign up for the Estee Lauder: Be Envied workshop, happening at different timeslots on June 6 at Rustan's Makati and on June 7 at Rustan's Shangri-La. These workshops will be spearheaded by Global Makeup Artist Bobby Wang and Regional Education Director Audrey Ang. Audrey will demonstrate various skincare routines, while Bobby will unveil easy, new makeup looks and techniques.


For inquiries or reservations, call 0927-597-0969.



Be always in and live all out this June 6, 10 a.m., at the most anticipated blogger event of the year, Bloggers United 9, happening at Whitespace Manila. Join your favorite fashion bloggers and online celebrities as they hold their traditional get-together. Shop their closets and bond with them for one whole day! Exciting activities, games, shopping, and meet-and-greets await everyone. Entrance fee is P100.



For more information, click here.



Have a day filled of adventure and fun experiences in learning, music, art, and sports with your child at the Friso Fun Raiders on June 6, 10 a.m., at The Podium! Receive a special medallion once you complete all the activities. Friso Fun Raiders is a whole day jungle safari-themed event. Don't miss out on all the fun of becoming adventurers with your little ones. Experience and create memories together with handcrafting activities, mini jungle maze, animal role-playing, and so much more! Admission is free.


To register, click here.




Catch the last of summer at Whiplash: A Benefit Run on June 7, 4 a.m., at the UP Academic Oval. Expect a wet and wild fun run, complete with challenging obstacle courses designed to pump up the participants and a post-run Zumba workshop that's open to all participants and other walk-in guests. Registration is priced at P400 (4.4K), P500 (6.6K), and P600 (11K). Those who are interested may register online.


For more information, call 0917-865-6622 or 0917-430-2764.

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