A fandom party, comic book signing, coffee session + more things to do this weekend

Plus an award-winning play, wine pairing, 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: August 10 to 16



For one weekend only, The Normal Heart returns  to the stage! Catch it from August 12 to 14 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium at the RCBC Plaza. The production, which is the 2011 Tony Award Winner for Best Revival of a Play, follows the story of the early rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. Tickets are priced at P1,567, P1,045, and P522.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.




Meet and greet the men who brought the artist’s Juvenal Sansó’s stage and costume designs to life in the ongoing exhibition, Sansó: Setting the Stage. On August 12, 3 p.m., discover, over coffee, how they were inspired by the great modernist at the Ayala Museum. The exhibit puts together Sansó’s paintings and studies for the opera and stage. Passes are priced at P850, inclusive of a complimentary cup of coffee or tea, one-day free admission to Ayala Museum, and one-day free access to Filipinas Heritage Library. Slots are limited.


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



Taste the hype at the Passionfly Pocket Bazaar, happening on August 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Green Sun. Check out who will be sharing their craft for food and innate passion for gastronomy. Have a taste of famous homemade butterscotch banana jams, brazo de mercedes, and more!

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



Revisit your favorite childhood story in Repertory Philippines' Hansel and Gretel, opening on August 13 at the OnStage Theatre. Running until October 30, the production is an adaptation of the opera that's re-written by Joy Virata for the Children’s Theatre. The beloved story follows two hungry children who are are sent to the woods by their mother to find strawberries. They are lured into a gingerbread house owned by a wicked witch who throws children into her oven and turns them into gingerbread. Find out how Hansel and Gretel outsmart the witch in the end. Tickets are priced at P627, P522, and P418.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.




An indulgent treat awaits everyone as Wine Story Academy introduces the art of food and wine pairing. On August 13, 6 p.m., the session focuses on the classic pairing of wine and cheese. Learn how distinct flavors and textures match beautifully with specific varieties of wine. The class fee of P2,500 includes food and fine wine for tasting, class materials, and a certificate of attendance. Slots are limited to ensure a quality experience.


For inquiries or reservations, call 637-8888.



Meet and greet the Filipino art team behind DC Comics’ new Deathstroke series, penciller Carlo Pagulayan and inker Michael Jason Paz, on August 13, 1 p.m., at Filbar’s UP Town Center. The two talented artists are tasked to bring in dynamic interior pages for the infamous mercenary Deathstroke, a classic comic book character that has also appeared in the kid-friendly animated adaptation of Teen Titans and the action-packed CW TV series, Arrow. Catch them as they sign copies of Deathstroke: Rebirth one-shot.



For more information, go to Filbar's Facebook page.



Your fandom is waiting for you! Get your tickets now to The Color Cloud 2016: The After Summer Fan Party, happening on August 13, 10 a.m., at the SM Skydome. In this year's run, expect  more freebies, more prizes, more color blasts, and a completely different program flow. Spend the day with fellow fans of One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and more! Tickets are priced at P450. 


For more information, go to the event's Facebook page.




Learn more about your favorite pick-me-up at Enderun Extension's Introduction to Coffee, happening on August 13, 1 p.m., at The Study Fort. This class is designed to explore the world of specialty coffee, coffee cultivation, basic roasting, and the brewing process. It will be led by Andre Chanco, co-owner of Yardstick. The workshop fee is P6,500.


For more information, go to Enderun Extension's website.



History Comes Alive presents #WalangForever, starring Ambeth R. Ocampo, Jose Rizal, and Josephine Bracken! Join them on August 13, 3 p.m., at the Ayala Museum for a talk on Jose Rizal and Josephine Bracken with the well-known historian. Entrance fee is P375. 


For inquiries and reservations, e-mail education@ayalamuseum.org or call 759-8288 local 35 or 24.




Due to popular demand, Hyatt City of Dreams is back at it again with its Choux Baking Class on August 13, 2:30 p.m. Sign up for an afternoon of baking and learning about choux. For starters, did you know that it's a dough-based pastry that's used to make churros, spritzkuchen (German doughnut), and eclairs? Find out all these and more at the class! The workshop fee is P2,000++,inclusive of pastry tasting, a dinner buffet, recipe booklet, and a Hyatt baking class certificate.


For reservations, call 691-1234 local 1162.

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