A weekend fiesta, planner party, a free holiday concert + more things to do this weekend
Plus a block party, ballet performance, 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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Watch the streets of Bonifacio Global City come alive with a grand, colorful parade celebrating the Filipino roots with a series of lively street dances, variety shows, exciting games and workshops, plus sumptuous food for the BGC community and guests! The BGC Passionfest 2016 is set to happen from November 25 to 27 in Bonifacio High Street. This year’s celebration revolves around the theme, “Bayanihan Fiesta,” and will feature a giant slidefest, a wacky obstacle race, special performances are lined up from Globe Live’s Christmas Symphonies, The Mind Museum’s Science Circus Show, and many more artists!
For more information, go to the Bonifacio Global City Facebook page.
The world's favorite and most famous fairytale about a beautiful orphan girl who marries her prince is given new life in the premiere of Lisa Macuja and Osias Barroso's Cinderella, onstage from November 25 to 27 and December 3 to 4 at the Aliw Theater. The production will bring together spellbinding music, inspired choreography, and dazzling sets and costumes for one grand holiday experience for the whole family. Tickets are priced at P515, P1,030, and P1,545.
For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.
On November 26, 2 p.m., get a headstart on making your 2017 the best year yet at National Book Store's Planner Party in its Glorietta 1 branch! There will be a whole bunch of activities, including workshops on bullet journaling, creative planning, and photo journaling. There will also be stamp buffets and sticker bars! Entrance is completely free! Make sure to bring your creativity and passion.
For more information, go to the National Book Store Facebook page.
Shangri-La Plaza is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and they've got a line-up of shows perfect for the holidays! Catch The Shang Anniversary Concert with Joanna Ampil, Martin Nievera, and the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra at the Shangri-La Plaza Grand Atrium on November 26, 7 p.m. Or watch for the Angono Chamber Orchestra as they perform your favorite Christmas songs on November 27 at 7 p.m.
For the complete line-up of shows, go to the Shangri-La Plaza Facebook page.
Running for fun is guaranteed to make people feel good. But, imagine how much better it would make you feel to know that running can also help Filipino kids in need learn how to read! McDonald’s Stripes Run 2016 is happening on the morning of November 26 in Bonifacio Global City. Proceeds from the Stripes Run will be donated to "Ronald McDonald Read To Learn," a flagship program of McDonald’s charity of choice, the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Philippines. Registration is priced at P400 (1K), P495 (3K), P795 (5K), and P995 (10K).
For more information on the race and registration, go to the McDonald's website.
Don't miss the Escolta Block Party on November 26, 11 a.m., in Escolta. It's a gathering of a lovely community where people can learn about the history and heritage of the area by participating in various pocket events spread throughout the day. Don't miss the street bazaar, mystery tour, travelling art exhibition, film screening, and more exciting activities!
For more information, go to the Escolta Block Party Facebook page.
Enderun Culinaire presents yet another pop-up experience. Les Saisons, a gastronomic adventure is set to happen on November 25, 6 p.m., at Enderun's Restaurant 101. Come and experience the four seasons plated right before you with a menu curated by Culinaire members. The dinner is priced is at P980. Slots are limited.
For reservations, call 856 5000 local 101 or 0917-709-8272.
Sign up for Paper & Pen's Holiday Edition: Let's Brush Together workshop, happening on November 26, 1 p.m., in Eastwood City. This watercolor brush lettering workshop will focus on creating and designing Christmas-themed artworks that can be used for holiday greeting cards, wrappers, personalised tags, and more! The workshop fee is P1,800.
For more information, go to the Paper & Pen Facebook page.
Professor Ambeth Ocampo returns for the last History Comes Alive! lecture this year. He caps the #HugotHistorian series with a talk on General Gregorio del Pilar, whose youth and early death didn't stop him from being one of the main figures of the Philippine Revolution. Tickets are priced at P375.
For inquiries, call 759-8288.
Time to mark your calendars! Gatorade Run Manila will be happening on November 27 in SM Mall of Asia, featuring 11K and 22K distances and overflowing Gatorade hydration stations. Registration is priced at P1,100 (11K) and P1,700 (22K). Sign up online or at the following Adidas branches:
- Solenad 3
- Bonifacio Global City
- Greenbelt 3
- SM Megamall
- SM Mall of Asia
For more information, go to the RunRio website.