WEEKEND GUIDE | August 11 to 13: History Con, MaArte Fair, West Side Story

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Enjoy the break with our list of things to do this weekend, August 11 to 13, 2017.

Witness world record attempts, enjoy an acclaimed Broadway musical, or shop for the finest Filipino craft. Keep the next three days awesome.

Friday, August 11
History Con
Through August 13
World Trade Center
Pasay City

Now on its second year, History Con is back with a bigger, bolder, and better entertainment and discoveries for its attendees. Image sourced from History Channel’s Facebook page.

See History Channel’s stars, meet local celebrities, check out cool displays from more than 300 exhibitors, and be part of three new world-record attempts at this ultimate entertainment convention. For more information, visit History Channel’s Facebook page.

West Side Story
Through August 26
The Theatre at Solaire
Pasay City

The long wait is over as Broadway’s greatest dance musical is finally here in Manila for a three-week limited run. Image sourced from Ticketworld’s website.

Inspired from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this acclaimed musical follows the story of two rival gangs in New York, and promises a showcase of action, romance, and excitement on stage. For more information, call TicketWorld at (+632) 891.9999.

9th MaArte Fair
Through August 13
The Peninsula Manila
Makati City

Shop for trendy products that showcases world-class Filipino craftsmanship while appreciating a cozy, venue with tropical-inspired vignettes. Image sourced from MaArte Fair’s Facebook page.

This year’s fair is featuring 31 carefully selected exhibitors that offers products ranging from custom furniture, fashion and travel accessories, beauty, and even artisanal gourmet selections. For more information, visit MaArte Fair’s Facebook page.

The Organic Fair
Through August 13
Shangri-La Plaza
Mandaluyong City

Start your journey to healthy eating and check out healthy products at this fair. Image sourced from Shangri-La Plaza’s Facebook page.

Shop for fresh, free-range, and organic local produce for a healthier you. For more information, Shangri-La Plaza’s Facebook page.

Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2017
Through August 13
Cultural Center of the Philippines and Ayala Cinemas

This is your last chance to see breath-taking Filipino films at this event known as the biggest indie film festival in the country. Image sourced from Cinemalaya’s Facebook page.

Now on its 13th edition, this year’s festival theme is “See the Big Picture.” Be sure to check out the featured nine full-length films; 12 short films; a film and exhibit retrospective focusing on legendary actress Lolita Rodriguez; a special screening of Gil Portes’ three films; and more. For more information, visit www.cinemalaya.org or www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
Through August 12
Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza
Makati City

Don’t be left out, check out why everyone is raving about this newest offering by Upstart Productions. Image sourced from Upstart Productions’ Facebook page.

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT is a Tony Award-winning musical based on the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” For its Philippine production, Rachel Alejandro is headlining the musical together with Carla Guevara-Laforteza and Lorenz Martinez. Ticket price starts at Php 1,045. For more information, visit Upstart Productions’ Facebook page.

Rainbows and Unicorn Fair
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays of August
Eastwood Mall Atrium
Quezon City

Make sure to check out the first ever unicorn-themed fair in the metro. Image sourced from Eastwood City’s Facebook page.

Apart from shopping for rainbow-colored treats, enjoy various colorful activities such as fashion shows, workshops, and more. For more information, visit Eastwood City’s Facebook page.

Robinsons Malls’ Red Hot Sale 2017
Through August 31
Robinsons Malls nationwide

Score the best shopping deals at this month-long sale event. Image sourced from Robinsons Malls’ Facebook page.

Enjoy up to 50% discount on your favorite brands. For more information, visit Robinsons Malls’ Facebook page.

Saturday, August 12
The Good Life Health and Wellness Summit and Expo
Through August 13
SMX Convention Center
Pasay City

Make time for yourself and learn how to enhance your spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical health  through this event. Image sourced from Health and Wellness Summit Philippines’ Facebook page.

The two-day summit features an expo of health and wellness merchants; as well as a conference  that aims to inspire and educate attendees on how to maintain a healthy, stress-free, and happy lifestyle. For more information, visit  the Health and Wellness Summit Philippines’ 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. Photo courtesy of Repertory Philippines.

A production of REP Theater for Young Audiences as the company 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.

Kidzania Zoom Tour at Robinsons Malls
Through September 10
Robinsons Malls branches

Bond with you kids and let them discover, explore, and learn about the adult world through this tour. Jut present a minimum Php500 single receipt purchase to join the tour. For more information, visit Robinsons Malls’ Facebook page.