Friday, February 10
Hot Air Balloon Fiesta
Through February 12
Enjoy a visual feast of hot air balloons at the longest-running sports aviation event in Asia. The yearly affair gathers aviators and spectators from around the world for four days of non-stop flying action. From hot air balloons to aerobatic exhibitions, formation flying to radio-controlled aircraft, paragliding, skydiving, and dozens of on-ground activities, its a event that’s always worth the trip.
Through February 26
various venues in Metro Manila
This multi-arts festival features works by artists i nthe field of theater, literature, music, dance, visual art, film, performance art, and more. For more information, visit www.fringemanila.com.
Travel Tour Expo 2017
Through February 12
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
SMX Convention Center
Organized by the Philippine Travel Agencies Association, Inc., the expo is featuring more than 300 exhibitors. Entrance fee is Php 60. For more information, visit Travel Tour Expo’s Facebook page.
Isang Harding Papel: A Martial Law Musical
2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Isang Harding Papel: A Martial Law Musical follows the story of Jenny, a young girl whose mother was a political prisoner during the Martial Law in the Philippines. Ticket price starts at Php 400. For more information, call (+632) 928-8189 or (+63) 908-8872553.
Through March 5
The Theatre at Solaire
The award winning Broadway musical ‘Wicked’ is back in Manila. Image sourced from The Theatre at Solaire’s Facebook page.>Set in a fantasy world of wizards, witches, magic and spells, Wicked follows the story of the witches of Oz: Glinda and Elphaba. Ticket price starts at Php 1,750. For more information, call TicketWorld at (+632) 891‐9999.
Through March 19
PETA Theater Center
A story on Philippine migration, Care Divas bagged seven trophies during the 2011 Philstage Gawad Buhay! Awards. Ticket price starts at Php 938.72. For more information, call TicketWorld at +(632) 891-9999.
Salaysayan: K’wentong Bayan, Kaalamang Bayan
Through March 8
University of the Philippines Diliman
The festival features a conference, workshops, an installation art exhibit, dance, musical concerts, a puppet theater, the re-staging of Goethe’s Faust, and film showings. For more information, visit UP Diliman’s Facebook page.
Art Unmasked: The Truth in Art: The Lasallian Arts Month
Through March 4
De La Salle-College of St. Benilde
See performances from different student-artist groups including Saint Benilde Romançon Dance Company, Coro San Benildo, Dulaang Filipino, Karilyo, Stage Productions, and Operations Team. For more information, visit The Benilde Office of Culture and Arts’ Facebook page.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Through February 12
Starring Michael Williams, Roselyn Perez, Cherie Gil, Joaquin Valdez, Cara Barredo, and Naths Everett, this play is a laugh-out-loud comedy directed by Bart Guingona. Ticket price starts at Php 627. For more information, call TicketWorld at (+632) 891-9999.
Saturday, February 11
Goo Goo Dolls Live in Manila
Smart Araneta Coliseum
Goo Goo Dolls is behind the hits “Iris,” “Name,” and “Naked.” Ticket price starts at Php 1, 200. For more information, call Ticketnet at (+632) 911-5555.
8th Philippine International Pyro-Musical Competition
SM by the Bay
Watch the opening night featuring Philippines’ Platinum Fireworks Inc. and France’s Pyragric Feux D’ Artifice. Ticketprice starts at Php 100. For more information, visit SM Mall of Asia’s Facebook page.
Aegis in Symphony, Symphonic Aegis #Hugot Pa More!
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Featuring the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and AEGIS, this concert showcases the artistic fusion of classical music and the rock band’s original hits. Ticket price starts at Php 300. For more information, call the CCP Box Office at (+632) 832-3704 or Ticketworld at (+632) 891-9999.
Bitter x Sweet
February 11 to 26
This crowd-sourced interactive project by the museum will showcase objects that echo either a bitter story or a sweet memory as submitted by different individuals. For more information, visit www.ayalamuseum.org.