A Euro film festival, wine tasting, handstand workshop + more things to do this weekend

Plus a Pinoy musical, book launch, and more

(SPOT.ph) We know you’re already looking forward to the weekend. We zero in on the events you shouldn’t miss.


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Yeng Constantino's music gets centerstage at Ako si Josephine, running from September 8 to October 9 at the PETA Theater. The production is set in Allegra, a fictional music empire that allows only HYP (Happy, Youthful, and Purposeful) music. Josephine works under Chinito, who's her boss and her crush, and later, they secretly write a song. Watch Yeng's music come alive in this exciting play! Tickets are priced at P1,101, P1,321, P1,651, P1,981.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.




Celebrate the launch of Abbey Sy's new book, The ABCs of Journaling, on September 10, 1 p.m., at National Book Store Glorietta 1! Get creative at the craft station that features washi tapes from Hey Kessy, stickers from Rainbowholic Shop and Little Miss Paintbrush, art tools from Faber-Castell Philippines, stamps from Life After Breakfast PH, stationery items from International Fine Paper Exchange, and other goodies for your journal. There will also be a flatlay station, so you can style your journals and snap photos!


For more information, log on to Summit Books' Facebook page


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In this new class by Kitchen Revolution, learn how to make four beautiful, nutrient-dense, and immune-boosting Asian-inspired salads that will knock off your taste buds. Get familiar with different vegetables, fruit, grains, beans, herbs, spices, and seeds that you can use to create the salads of your dreams. On the menu are Vietnamese green papaya salad with peanuts; Filipino eggplant salad with homemade shrimp-free bagoong; zucchini pad thai salad with tamarind dressing and tofu; and Balinese salad with grated coconut and caramelised onion. Workshop fee is P2,250 (P1,950 until September 8).



To sign up, go to Kitchen Revolution's website.



Shangri-La Plaza continues its 25th anniversary with the 19th Cine Europa, featuring over 20 different that range from drama to comedy to thrillers to and more genres. The anticipated films will be showing from September 8 to 18 at the Shang Cineplex. Some of the films included in the exciting line-up are Austria's Brother of the Wind, Denmark's A Second Chance, Germany's Beloved Sisters, and many more. Admission is free on a first-come-first-served basis.


For inquiries, call 370-2597 or 98, or visit Shangri-La Plaza's Facebook page.




Ballet Philippines continues its 47th season with Bagong Sayaw, running from September 10 to 18 at the CCP Main Theater. This production features all-new choreographic works by exciting creators that push the boundaries of dance in the intimate setting of the CCP’s experimental theater. This season's theme is Wings, which promises to take the audience to journeys of enchantment and adventure with a vibrant company of dancers and live music. Tickets are priced at P618.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



Interested to learn more about wine in a casual and fun setting? Have a go at Kapitolyo 101's Wine Tasting 101, a workshop designed for absolute beginners in wine, happening on September 10, 4:30 p.m. You'll learn (and taste!) about five of the most popular wine varietals, know their distinct characteristics, and appreciate the subtleties of aroma, taste and texture. Learn about the elements of wine and food pairing, as well as how to order wine in a restaurant. The workshop fee is P1,750.



To sign up, go to Travel Factor's website.



Join the Maarteng Letra: The Pen Meet, happening on September 10, 1 p.m., at the The Office Project Coworking Studio. Maarteng Letra is a group of passion driven artists who want to share their talent to aspiring artists who want to pursue arts and crafts. Share your stories about your passion and get to inspire each other. There will also be mini workshops or sharing of insights and tips on how to improve your craft. Entrance is P200, inclusive of snacks and drinks.


To sign up, go to The Office Project Coworking Studio's registration page.




Learn handstands, calisthenics, and more at Ninja Academy's Handstand Workshop by Kalvin Wright on September 10 and 11, 4 p.m. Kalvin Wright is an English acrobat who studied and performed in Beijing. He practices breakdancing, acrobatics, and calisthenics. He's a strength specialist, too! The workshop fee is P2,300.


For inquiries or reservations, call 0917-565-8945.



Cine Europa goes into full swing with the annual festival and the educational Pinoy-Euro Connection 2016, happening on September 10 and 17, 1 p.m., at the Shang Cineplex in Shangri-La Plaza. First up this coming Saturday is a talk about "How To Watch Films Intelligently" by independent film producer Alemberg Ang, followed by screenings of the full-length feature Ma Rosa and the short film Imago, two Filipino movies that were shown at the most recent Cannes International Film Festival. A Q&A with directors Brillante Mendoza and Raymund Ribay Gutierrez caps the day. Admission is free.




Asia Society is serving up Booze, Books, and Bhutan all on September 10, 3 p.m., ABV Cocktail and Absinthe Bar. Learn how to craft your own cocktails with ABV’s own Kenneth Bandivas and Lester Ligon. Find out how you can be involved in books and Bhutan, and other Asia Society programs, all while enjoying cocktails and good company. The fee is P1,500, inclusive of all the ingredients for the mixology class, and your choice of a burger or hotdog from Lazy Bastard.


To sign up, go to Asia Society's registration page.

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