10 Things to Do This Weekend: August 28 to 30

Support local and everything homemade, get your literary fix from bestselling authors, 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 26 to September 1



Several countries come together, once again, for the 9th International Silent Film Festivalhappening from August 27 to 30 at the Shang Cineplex in Shangri-La Plaza. The only one of its kind in Asia, this festival puts silent films front and center, opened by the screening of Austria’s Orlacs Hände with a live musical score by jazz band The Executives. Other films include the Philippines’ Brides of Sulu with live music from Kjwan, Japan’s series of short silent comedy films, and Germany’s Berlin, Symphony of a Great City, among many others. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis.


Also read: The SPOT.ph Guide to the 9th International Silent Film Festival


For more information, click here.




Come and listen to the Ampalaya Monologues on August 30, 4:30 p.m., at Bugsy's Alabang. Join actors, poets, painters, and musicians from the South as they get together for a night of bitterness and hugotAmpalaya Monologues will feature eight short monologues that are inspired by popular memes and real love stories. They will be joined by other theater actors like JV Ibesate, Blanche Buhia, and Aldo Vencilao, and more. There will also be spoken-word poetry and music performances to make the night more interesting. Tickets are priced at P150.


For tickets, click here or call 0906-447-0077. 


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Join bestselling and award winning authors Matthew Quick and Meg Wolitzer in Raffles Makati for National Book Store’s Philippine Literary Festival from August 28 to 30. Attend three days of book signings, discussions, and panels about books and literature from top Filipino writers and artists. The Meg Wolitzer talk and book signing will be on August 29 at 2 p.m., while the Matthew Quick talk and book signing will be on August 30 at 2 p.m. Meg Wolitzer's novels include The Interestings, The Uncoupling,and The Ten-Year Nap. Matthew Quick is the author behind The Silver Linings Playbook, which was made into an Oscar-winning film. Admission for the festival is free.



Also read: Matthew Quick, That Thing Called Tadhanathe novel + more reasons to get excited about the Philippine Literary Festival 2015


For more information, click here.



Don't miss this year's MaArte Craft, Art, Food, & Design Fair 2015happening from August 28 to 30, 10 a.m., at the Rockwell Tent. Browse through bold and meticulously selected items that have been produced by entrepreneurs, NGOs, designers, and craftsmen. With homemade food items taking the spotlight, this year's fair marries traditional Filipino techniques and modern technology. Explore everything from textiles, clay, basketry, glass and metal sculpture, mosaic tiles, precious metals, jewelry and fashion accessories. Entrance fee is P120.


Also read: 10 Things We Loved at the MaArte Design Fair 2015 Preview


For more information, click here.




Have sweet and cool fun with science at the Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Making Workshop on August 30, 2 p.m., at the Craft MNL studio. This workshop, headed by Kool Kids, will play with liquid nitrogen, which will be used to make ice cream. Make sure to bring a friend to this three-hour workshop and get to make two kinds of ice cream. The workshop fee is P3,500.


To register, click here.



Join the ultimate television throwback at REELive the Classicsa film exhibit that will be happening from August 26 to September 1 at Power Plant Mall, Cinema 5. Digitally restored and re-mastered film favorites will be screened during the seven-day festival. See Sarah ang Munting Prinsesa, Got To Believe, Sana Maulit Muli, and many more in a new light. 


For the complete schedule, click here.




Join Andrew McMahon for a night of music on August 30, 8 p.m., at Hard Rock Cafe Makati. Andrew McMahon was part of the band Jack's Mannequin, which produced the hits "Dark Blue," "Mixed Tape," "La La Lie," and many more. Now a solo act, he has come out with The Pop Underground and his latest album, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. He has also written songs for the TV show Smash. Tickets are priced at P3,204 and P2,136.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



History Comes Alive, once again, with Ambeth Ocampo as he presents Rizal Without the Overcoat on August 29, 3 p.m., at the Ayala Museum Lobby. Rizal Without the Overcoat by Ambeth Ocampo has been in print for a quarter of a century and remains one of the most enjoyable means to re-discover the national hero. While Filipinos know Rizal through the one-peso coin or from the many monuments of him, this lecture takes notice that the heavy winter overcoat he wears is not appropriate in the tropical Philippines. Seeing Rizal plain, without the overcoat, makes him more human and relevant to Filipinos of another generation he lived and died for. Join him for an interesting discussion for P375.



For inquiries and reservations, call 759-8288 local 35 or e-mail education@ayalamuseum.org.



Watch Dulaang UP's take on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in #R3Jonstage from August 26 to September 13 at Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, UP Diliman. #R3J retells the story of the star-crossed lovers, transforming Verona into a concrete jungle at the heart of Metro Manila. Explore the city that is teeming with corruption, revolt, advertisements, sex, social media, and condominium units. Take a look at the postmodern generation through a production that's full of drama, movement, music, intertext, video, and design. 


For tickets, call 0927-740-6124 or 0917-823-9531.




On August 29, a very special class awaits yogis at a Workshop with Esak Garciahappening at Bikram Yoga Manila. Esak Garcia has been practicing Bikram yoga for 21 years and has then been leading yoga trainings and workshops. Learn posture techniques from the master and get better on your yoga training. Workshop fee is P5,000, while the drop-in fee for the class at 3 p.m. is P1,300.


For more information, click here.

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