WEEKEND GUIDE | December 8 to 10: Cine Latino, Alab ng Puso, and holiday bazaars

December 8, 2017 - 4:22 PM
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Get into that cheery spirit now with our merry round up of things to do this weekend, December 7 to 9, 2017.

Attend the country’s first Latin American Film Festival, celebrate human rights and dignity through a concert, and do your Christmas shopping at different bazaars happening this weekend.

Friday, December 8
Cine Latino 2017: The 1st Latin American Film Festival
Through December 10
Shangri-La Plaza
Mandaluyong City

Watch featured films in different genres at the first Latin American Film Festival. Image sourced from Shangri-La Plaza’s website.

The film festival highlights various notable films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, and Venezuela. For more information, visit www.shangrila-plaza.com.

Martin@35
8 p.m.
The Theatre at Solaire
Paranaque City

King of Concerts Martin Nievera celebrates his 35th anniversary in this concert where he performs his best hits. Image sourced from Ticketworld’s website.

The one-night only concert features Nievera’s hit songs, well-loved Christmas tunes, and songs from the 80’s. For more information, call TicketWorld at (+632) 891-9999.

Christmas Market at The Grove
Through December 10
The Grove Retail Row
Pasig City

Discover perfect gift items, feast on locally-made food, and enjoy other activities at this weekend fair. Image sourced from The Grove Rockwell’s Facebook page.

About 30 merchants are offering artisan jewelry, unique handicrafts, children’s toys, and more are featured at this market. For more information, visit The Grove Rockwell’s Facebook page.

Global Pinoy Mini Market
Through December 10
Century Mall
Makati City

Check out this mini market event featuring brands designed for the modern Pinoy. Image from Yabang Pinoy.

Global Pinoy Mini Market is featuring artisanal and crafty brands including George & Rita, Artsy Kit, Eightria MNL, and Lettos and Flats. For more information, visit www.yabangpinoy.com.

World Bazaar Festival 2017
December 3 to 22
World Trade Center
Pasay City

World Bazaar Festival is the longest annual running charity bazaar. Photo sourced from World Bazaar Festival’s Facebook page.

With around 700 featured booths, World Bazaar Festival is sure to cover all your needs for your Christmas shopping. The bazaar features items ranging from leather goods, novelty items, shoes, bags, clothes, lifestyle products, fashion items, toys, and perfumes. For more information, visit World Bazaar Festival’s Facebook page.

Re-Store, A Pop-up Shop for a Cause
Through Decenber 14
Glorietta 4
Makati City

What better way t celebrate the season than shopping for a cause? Head on to this bazaar that lets you support some non-government organizations. Image sourced from Clover Hartly’s Facebook page.

Re-Store is featuring 19 merchants to shop from as well as different workshops including Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop, Basic Crochet Workshop, and Brass Stamping Workshop, among others. For more information, visit Clover Hartly’s Facebook page.

Matilda The Musical
Through December 10
Meralco Theater
Pasig City

Don’t miss the Asian Premiere of Broadway’s spellbinding and Tony award-winning musical. Image sourced from Atlantis Theatrical’s Facebook page.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical follows the story of Matilda, a young girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. For more information, visit Atlantis Theatrical’s Facebook page.

Repertory Philippines’ Beauty and the Beast
Through December 14
Onstage, Greenbelt 1
Makati City

Watch the spellbinding classic tale of Beauty and the Beast as it unfolds on Repertory Philippines’ stage.

A production of REP Theater for Young Audiences as it celebrates its 25th anniversary, Beauty and the Beast is a magical tale about true love. For more information, calling REP Theater at (+632) 843-3570 or Ticketworld at (+632) 891-9999.

Saturday, December 9
Alab ng Puso: A free concert to celebrate human rights & dignity
4 p.m.
Times Square Food Park, Araneta Center
Quezon City

Join this concert that celebrates human rights and dignity. Image sourced from Araneta Center’s Facebook page.

The concert is featuring performances from andwich, Hilera, Aia de Leon, Oh, Flamingo, Ourselves the Elves, Noel Cabangon, Cooky Chua, Gary Granada, Flying Ipis, Bayang Barrios at ang Naliyagan, Tanya Markova, BLKD, among others, as well as spoken word artists Alfonso Manalastas and Juan Miguel Severo. For more information, visit Araneta Center’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AranetaCenter/).

Christmas Parade at Venice Grand Canal
5 p.m.
Venice Grand Canal Mall
Taguig City

Feel the spirit of Christmas, and see Venice Grand Canal Mall’s colorful parade inspired by New York City’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to celebrate the holiday season. Image sourced from Venice Grand Canal Mall’s Facebook page.

The spectacle features over 20 Christmas-themed floats; an array of giant balloons; over 150 marching band members; your favorite characters including Robocar Poli, PJ Masks, Pikachu, Pinypon, Grossery Gang, Leap Frog, Sylvanian Families, Peppa Pig, and many more. For more information, visit Venice Grand Canal Mall’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/VeniceGrandCanal/).