WEEKEND GUIDE | July 7 to 9: Travel Fair, Eiga Sai, Tour de Manille, ‘Care Divas’

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Watch a play, check out a travel fair, or catch a concert. We've got a list of fun things to do around the metro this weekend, July 7 to 9, 2017.

Run, roam, play, or simply sit back and relax. The metro has lots of chill things to do this weekend.

Friday, July 7
Travel Madness Expo
Through July 9
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
SMX Convention Center
Pasay City

Score the best travel deals this weekend at the 6th edition of Travel Madness Expo. Image sourced from Travel Madness Expo’s Facebook page.

Plan your next vacation by checking out tempting deals and promotions from 23 international airlines, 48 travel agencies, 28 hotels and resorts, and more. General admission fee is at Php50. For more information, visit Travel Madness Expo’s Facebook page.

Eiga Sai
Through July 16
Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza
Mandaluyong City

Eiga Sai celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Image sourced from Shangri-La Plaza’s Facebook page.

Eiga Sai features award-winning Japanese films in various genres including drama, comedy, animated, and suspense films. For more information, visit Shangri-La Plaza’s Facebook page.

GameCon Philippines
Through July 9
Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall
Mandaluyong City

Check out this three-day gaming convention suited for participants of all ages. Photo sourced from GameCon PH’s Facebook page.

A gathering of the gaming community, GameCon features workshops, exhibits, promotions, and more. For more information, visit gamecon.ph.

McKinley Hill Fun Fair
Through July 9
Venice Grand Canal Mall
Taguig City

Spend time with your family, and get a chance to meet and greet your favorite Despicable Me 3 character at this fair. Image sourced from Venice Grand Canal Mall’s Facebook page.

Besides the meet-and-greet event, the fair features different fun activities including coloring activities, scrapbook making, face painting, and more. For more information, visit Venice Grand Canal Mall’s Facebook page.

Sister Act
Through July 9
The Theatre at Solaire
Paranaque City

Don’t miss out on watching this hit Broadway musical comedy. Image sourced from The Theatre at Solaire’s Facebook page.

This musical comedy is based on the hit movie “Sister Act,” however, with all-original score and script as well as production design. Ticket price starts at Php1,500. For more information, call Ticketworld at (+632) 981-9999.

VirginLabfest
Through July 16
Cultural Center Of The Philippines
Pasay City

Virgin Labfest is back on its 13th year. Photo sourced from Cultural Center of the Philippines’ website.

See untried, unstaged, and untested one act plays at this festival. Ticket price is at Php 412. For more information, call the CCP Marketing Department at (+632) 832-3706 or (+632) 832-3704.

Kinky Boots
Through July23
Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza
Makati City

Watch this musical, which has won six Tony Awards. Image sourced from Ticketworld’s Facebook page.

Kinky Boots features songs by Cyndi Lauper and has a cast that includes Nyoy Volante, Laurence Mossman, and Yanah Laurel. Ticket price starts at Php2,090. For more information, call Ticketworld at (+632) 891-9999.

Sunday, July 9
Tour de Manille
5 a.m. to 9 a.m.
North Park, SM By the Bay
MOA Complex, Pasay City

Wheel through the SM MOA complex in this cycling event that celebrates 70 years of friendship between France and the Philippines. Image courtesy of SM Supermalls.

The Embassy of France to the Philippines and the Firefly Brigade, Inc present the first ever Tour de Manille cycling race in the country to celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and the Philippines this year.

Inspired by the common passion of French and Filipinos for cycling it also takes its cue from the famous Tour de France, which this year kicked off on July 1 and through July 23.

Tour de Manille covers a 5-kilometer route and is open to various categories. The first 300 riders will receive the symbolic Medallion Rouge (Red Medal) for courage (as inspired from the Tour de France where the Red Number is given for the most aggressive and combative rider). The top 3 winners of the races will receive medals and cash prizes.

The Company LIVE
7 p.m.
Eastwood Central Plaza, Eastwood City
Quezon City

After shopping, be relaxed the performance of Moy Ortiz, Annie Quintos, Cecile Bautista, Sweet Plantado, Oj Mariano. Image sourced from Eastwood City’s Facebook page.

Watch Asia’s premiere vocal harmony group, The Company, performing live at this one-night only music event. For more information, visit Eastwood City’s Facebook page.

Care Divas
Through July 30
PETA Theater Center
Quezon City

PETA celebrates its golden year with the re-staging of ‘Care Divas.’ Photo courtesy of PETA.

A story on Philippine migration, Care Divas is back on stage to pay tribute to all overseas Filipino workers as the present-day heroes of our country. Ticket price starts at Php938.72. For more information, call TicketWorld at +(632) 891-9999.