A world-famous musical, a comedy show, a calligraphy workshop + more things to do this weekend

Update your summer wardrobe, meet your creative idols, 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: March 9 to 15



The highly anticipated musical finally hits the Manila stage! Les Miserables is opening on March 11, 8 p.m., at The Theatre at Solaire. Set against the backdrop of 19th Century France, Les Mis is the unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit. It features beloved songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Bring Him Home," and "One Day More." This breathtaking new production has been completely reimagined with glorious new sets and staging. The international tour is headlined by Simon Gleeson as Jean Valjean, the country's very own Rachelle Ann Go as Fantine, Earl Carpenter as Javert, and many more. Tickets are priced at P1,750, P3,350, P4,500, P5,800, and P7,000. The show will run through April 24.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



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Get ready for a fun night at HellaB’lu, happening on March 12, 7 p.m., at the Music Museum. Expect a comedy show that features the hilarious and internationally acclaimed Fil-Am funny man Rex Navarrete. The American-based comedian will be joined by the country’s premier homegrown laugh-a-minute crew from Comedy Manila. Put all of these comedians together in one night and you're bound to laugh non-stop! Tickets are priced at P1,030.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.




Update your summer wardrobe and go shopping at the Passionfly Lifestyle Fair happening this weekend, March 12 and 13, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Ronac Lifestyle Center, Paseo de Magallanes, Makati City. Get the most bang for your buck and score awesome discounts from some of your favorite homegrown brands. You might even discover some yummy eats, too. Entrance is free!


For more information, visit Karl Edward International's Facebook page.



Art and calligraphy enthusiasts, catch CalligrART: A Day of Arts and Calligraphyhappening on March 12, 11 a.m., at the Glorietta Activity Center. There will be capsule classes, a live mural making, on-site sketching, and demos from your favorite artists. Learn all about brush doodle with Nelz Yumul, embossed calligraphy with Fozzy Dayrit, journals and stamps with Aina Laurel Paco, stamp calligraphy with Paola Eastern, and fashion illustration with Peterich Chiu Wan. Admission is free.


For more information, go to ZIG Philippines' Instagram page.




Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer will bring their Sounds Live Feels Live tour to Manila as they perform on March 12, 8 p.m., at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Due to their great international success, 5 Seconds of Summer has become one of the hottest boy bands and most awaited performers here in the Philippines. To tide you over, listen to the band's Sounds Good Feels Good album and get your feels ready! Ticket prices start at P2,120.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 470-2222 or log on to www.smtickets.com.




Join Summit Books and Abbey Sy for the signing of Letters from ABC: 52 Postcards from A to Z by Abbey Sy, happening on March 12, 2 p.m., at National Book Store SM Megamall. This new release from the best-selling artist makes use of lovely lettering to bring back the forgotten beauty of postcards. Have your very own collection of postcards created by designer, workshop instructor, creative entrepreneur, and letterer Abbey Sy. Each box contains 52 all-original postcards with quotes representing each letter of the alphabet, with two copies for each design so you can send some to your loved ones!


For more information, visit Summit Books' Facebook page.



On March 12 and 13, 11 a.m., join in the celebration as ViBE Cafe launches their menu with healthy non-vegan and raw vegan options for you! Sign up for a session with yoga teacher and raw chef Bot de Leon for a Rock & Raw Workshop at ViBE Cafe and learn how to create your own raw food recipes. On Saturday, learn about the science and philosophy of vegan food, benefits, food preparation, and more. The following day, discuss ingredients and superfood, travelling tips, sustainability, and more. Registration is priced at P1,500 per day and P2,000 for two days.



For more information, visit Rock & Raw's Facebook page.



Don’t miss the chance to watch Erik Matti’s Honor Thy Father at A SPACE Gallery on March 13, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. This acclaimed film, which stars John Lloyd Cruz, is about a family who find themselves in a Ponzi scheme where a couple seeks to pay their family's debt to those who may have hurt their daughter. Tickets are priced at P300. 


For ticket reservations, e-mail gallery@apsacemanila.com.




New York Times and USA Today bestselling Throne of Glass series author Sarah J. Maas is having a book signing event on March 13, 2 p.m. at National Book Store, Glorietta 1. Her Throne of Glass series has won many young adult readers all over the world with its four installments: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, and Queen of Shadows. Adding to her roster of bestselling books are the series’ prequel The Assassin’s Blade and spin-off A Court of Thorns and Roses.


For more information, visit the event's Facebook page.



Planning to complete the Run United 2016 series? Here's your chance! Gear up for Run United 1happening on March 13, 3 a.m., at the SM Mall  of Asia grounds. Registration is priced at P750 for 5K, P850 for 10K, and P950 for 21K. Those who are interested may register online or drop by the following stores:

  • RUNNR Bonifacio Global City
  • RUNNR TriNoma
  • Toby’s Robinsons Galleria
  • Toby's SM Mall of Asia


For more information, log on to Runrio's website.

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