A Christmas musical, geeky quiz night, wellness fair + more things to do this weekend

Plus a Yule ball, groovy ballet show, 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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Another exciting production from 9 Works Theatrical comes to the Globe Iconic Amphitheatre from December 2 to 25 to complete the Christmas season: Menken & Ahrens’ A Christmas CarolThe world-famous Christmas-themed play, based on the book by Charles Dickens, will revolve around the life of Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters. Tickets are priced at P2,100.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.




Holistic workshops, yoga sessions, handcrafted finds, and wholesome food all day await everyone at Flow In The City Christmas Village Wellness Fair on December 3, 10 a.m., at The Grove by Rockwell. Spend a fun-filled day, do your Christmas shopping, and join exciting holiday-themed workshops! Entrance is free.


For registration and more information, go to the Flow Retreats website.



Ready your dress robes, wizards, and witches! This Yuletide season, Portkey Events, Inc. is bringing you the most anticipated Wizarding gathering of the year: The Yule Ball! So take out your dancing shoes, prepare your appetites, and open your hearts to music, magic, and the Christmas spirit on December 4, 7 p.m., at the Silk Pavilion in Blue Leaf McKinley Hill Village. Entrance is priced at P2,000 on a first-pay-first-served basis. 


To sign up, go to The Yule Ball registration page.




This December, GeekFight's theme is action! Send off 2016 with a bang and look back at all the action: stars, movies, TV shows, genres, and everything else in between! And yes, there will be a Bruce Willis round! Sign up for GeekFight: Yippee Ki Yay!, happening on December 2, 9 p.m., at Splice Resto Bar. Door charge is P200. Reservations are required.


To register your team, contact 0917-624-6833.



Come and join 35 Abada as it opens its home once again to celebrate and promote handmade, homemade, and everything local! Drop by the Christmas Bazaar at Loyola Heights on December 3 and 4, 1 p.m. Check out the tasty cake loaves from Hiraya Bakery, beautiful handpainted accessories by Bem Zenit, interesting reads from The Reading Room, and more. There will also be basic brush calligraphy workshops and watercolor temporary tattoo workshops. 


For more information, go to the 35 Abada Facebook page.




Kick off the weekend with Enlighten. Experience a night filled with music, arts, and spoken poetry on December 2, 6 p.m., at Enderun Colleges. Join others in illuminating the Philippine literature in this generation, supporting local artists, and discovering the student’s innate and hidden talents. Tickets are priced at P200.


For more information, contact 0977-815-1087.



Set the mood for the holidays with Ballet Philippines' latest production, Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko, onstage from December 2 to 11 at CCP Main Theater. This collaboration between Ballet Philippines and the ABS-CBN Orchestra features the music of the popular Filipino music group VST & Co. in a groovy celebration of the holiday season and a return to the Manila Sound for the families of today. Ticket prices start at P309.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.




Yabang Pinoy will delve into the world of gender-sensitive and regional cinema in the fifth leg of Director's Spotlight Series. On December 3, 5 p.m., get up close and personal with Alvin Yapan and two of his successful films, Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa and Ang Kubo sa KawayananTickets are priced at P150 for the former and P250 for the latter, which includes a Master Class with Alvin Yapan. Slots are limited.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, contact 0998-553-7018.



Sign up for the World AIDS Day Run 2016, happening on December 3, 4 p.m., at Bonifacio Global City and run the extra mile for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Registration is priced at P250 (3K), P300 (5K), and P350 (10K). You may sign up online or at Toby's SM Manila, Toby's SM Aura, or Toby's TriNoma.


For more information, go to the World AIDS Day Run 2016 website.




Catch the Wildfire Market on December 3 and 4, 5 p.m., at Terra 28th and support young local crafters and entrepreneurs as they showcase their creative and innovative products. Check out performances from Martti Franca and Luna, fashionable accessories from Valeriezein Accessories, atheleisure wear from AREVA Manila, and more. Exciting live bands, food stalls, merchandise, and good vibes await everyone!


For more information, go to the Wildfire Market Facebook page.

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