10 Things to Do This Weekend: August 21 to 23

Whip out your umbrellas for a rainy musical, break free with Ariana Grande, 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: August 19 to 25



Get wet and wild as Singin' in The Rain hits the stage on August 20, 8 p.m., at The Theater at Solaire. Based on the 1952 smash hit film starring the infallible Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, Singin' in The Rain is the golden aged story told live onstage, in all its rainy glory! The show is set in the late '20s at a pivotal time for film where movie stars Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont find they need to change their performance style to survive in the industry. Enlisting the help of chorus girl, Kathy Selden and funny guy, Cosmo Brown, Don manages to form a creative trio not to be reckoned with. The production runs through September 6. Ticket prices range from P1,500 to P6,000.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.


Don't miss Globe-to-Globe's take on William Shakespeare's Hamletset to take the stage for one day only on August 23, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., at the CCP Little Theater. The Globe-to-Globe Hamlet tour started in April last year to commemorate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. It aims to stage Hamlet in all countries during its two-year run. It was created with the aim of performing Hamlet to as many people as possible, in a diverse range of places. The team behind the tour believes that Shakespeare can entertain and speak to every nationality and that everyone will benefit from watching his works. Tickets are priced at P1,545, P2,060, and P2,575.



For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



Ballet Manila opens its 20th season with Severino ReyesTatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang on August 21, 8 p.m. Part of the group's Filipino Series, the production tells three enchanting tales of love, fantasy, and adventure from one of the most beloved Filipino storytellers. Ang Prinsipe ng mga Ibon is a captivating piece about a princess who wishes to marry her beloved bird despite her father's disapproval. Ang Kapatid ng Tatlong Marya tells the story of a young hero's search for his bewitched sisters that takes him to fantastic, action-filled worlds. Ang Mahiwagang Biyulin is a tale of a magical violin that mends the unkind ways of a rich man. The production runs for two weekends until August 30. Tickets are priced at P1,500, P1,000, and P500.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



Join the Watercolor Lettering Workshop with Lorra Elenahappening on August 22, 2 p.m., at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street. Join Lorra Elena of starsfordreams.com as she shares her passion for art by setting up this workshop on watercolor lettering. The workshop fee is P1,800, inclusive of materials, a workbook, snacks, and freebies.


To sign up, click here.



Fully Booked's RRL Book Club and The Better Story Project invite everyone to its last Growing Pains sessions with Jandy Nelson's I'll Give You the Sun. In this book, art prodigies and twins Jude and Noah occupy their own spaces—sculpture and painting, respectively—with no hints of how extraordinarily close they once were. Readers then enter the "invisible museum," which exhibits these siblings' inner worlds and reveals the tragic circumstances that tore them apart. Join the discussion on August 21, 7 p.m., at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street. Admission is free.



To reserve a seat, e-mail rrlbookclub@fullybookedonline.com.




Arianators unite! Ariana Grande is set to take Manila by storm on her stop on August 23, 8 p.m., at the SM Mall of Asia Arena for her The Honeymoon Tour. With two albums to date, Yours Truly and My Everything, Ariana Grande has become a worldwide sensation. Both her albums topped the Billboard charts, with popular songs that include "Problem," "Break Free," "Love Me Harder," and more! Don't miss this pop diva perform her catchy hits with her amazing vocals. Tickets range from P2,220 to P22,170.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 470-2222.



Sign up for a two-day workshop on Resin Jewelry with Nikki Abelardo of Tweed & Twine, happening on August 22 and 23, 2 p.m., at 10a Alabama. The first day will cover resin casting, while the second day will be all about assembling and finishing the jewelry pieces. Learn how to prepare and prime your pieces, glaze with resin, tint, use molds, and make charms and pendants. The workshop fee is P3,500, inclusive of all materials. Slots are limited.


To register, e-mail nikkiabelardo@gmail.com.



Walk, sketch, and eat on August 22, 5 p.m., at the August Sketchwalk at the Food Park in StrEat: Maginhawa Food Park. The event is hosted by Urban Sketchers Philippines, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising the artistic, storytelling, and educational value of location drawing. Show & Tell at StrEat begins at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public, so make sure to drag your friends and family for a fun Saturday night out!



For more information, click here.



Drop by Venice Piazza on August 22, 6 p.m., and catch Little Mermaid, a musical by Trumpets Playshop. Watch the enchanting musical adaptation of a fairytale classic. The story is about a mermaid Ariel who is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface (which are forbidden by her father, King Triton), she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when things don't go as planned, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter.


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



Makati Shangri-La celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival with a wide selection of mooncake flavors for everyone from August 20 to September 27. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival, is a grand Chinese celebration where families share and feast on this delicacy as a gesture of love. Indulge in mooncake at Shang Palace with flavors of white lotus, red bean, mixed nuts, red dates, and the new signature flavour black sesame. Each one is packaged in intricately well-crafted mooncake boxes, exquisitely designed to be given as gifts to family, friends, and colleagues. Prices range from P388++ to P3,688++


For more information, click here.

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