WEEKEND GUIDE | Oct. 20 to 22: David Archuleta, QCinema, Manila FAME

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Enjoy the metro's musical and shopping events this weekend, October 20 to 22, 2017.

Let David Archuleta capture your hearts with his singing, see indie and acclaimed films at QCinema, and check out the latest design trends at Manila FAME.

Friday, October 20
Chocolate Festival
11 a.m to 9 p.m.
2nd floor, Eastwood Mall
Libis, Quezon City
All Fridays to Sundays of October

Image courtesy of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls.

Make it a sweet escape on Fridays to Mondays, till October 29, at Eastwood Mall as it throws another Chocolate Festival with various chocolate brands and sweets-makers from across the Philippines offering chocolates in various forms. The curated fair features brands like Theo and Philo, Creamco Creamery, Monforts Kitchen, Red Hat Cacao, and Hiraya Chocolates, to name a few.

For more details, call Eastwood Mall Concierge at (+632) 709-9888, (+63) 917-8380101, or visit the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls website at www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com.

David Archuleta Live in Manila
8 p.m.
Kia Theater
Quezon City

One of the most well-loved American Idol contender is back in Manila in an exciting one night only concert. Image sourced from Ticketnet’s Facebook page.

After six years, the 26-year-old charming singer is set to perform again and capture the hearts of his Filipino fans. David Archuleta is behind hit singles including “Crush,” “A Little Too Not Over You,” “Something ‘Bout Love,” and “Touch My Hand.” Ticket price starts at Php 1,750. For more information, visit www.ticketnet.com.ph.

QCinema International Film Festival 2017
Through October 28
Gateway Mall, Robinsons Galleria, Trinoma, UP Town Center, and Cinematheque Centre Manila

Plan your schedule ahead, and make the most by watching as much films as you can at this ten-day international film festival. Image sourced from QCinema’s Facebook page.

Qcinema’s highlights include the screening of Loving Vincent, the world’s first fully painted feature film; local indie films; digitally remastered films; international films; and many more. For more information, visit http://www.qcinema.ph.

Danish Film Festival
Through October 22
Shangri-La Plaza
Mandaluyong City

Now on its third edition, this year’s festival features 11 contemporary and award-winning Danish films. Image sourced from Shangri-La Plaza’s Facebook page.

Titles to be shown include “The Commune,” “Long Story Short,” “Key House Mirror,” “Going to School,” “Iqbal Farooq and the Secret Recipe,” “The Sunfish,” “Northwest,” “White Knight,” “Fighter,” “Echo,” and “After the Wedding.” For more information, visit Shangri-La Plaza’s Facebook page.

Manila FAME
Through October 22
World Trade Center
Pasay City

Don’t miss the 66th edition of Asia-Pacific’s second-longest running trade exhibition. Image sourced from Manila FAME’s Facebook page.

The country’s premier design and lifestyle event, Manila FAME features furniture and home furnishings, holiday gifts and décor, and fashion accessories designed and crafted in the Philippines. For more information, visit www.manilafame.com.

Likhang Habi Market Fair 2017
Through October 22
Glorietta Activity Center
Makati City

See locally-made products made from traditional weaves such as abel, hablon, jusi, pina,sinama, t’nalak, yakan, and more. For more information, visit HABI The Philippine Textile Council’s Facebook page.

The Sound of Music
Through October 22
The Theatre at Solaire
Pasay City

This critically-acclaimed production follows the story of Maria and the Von Trapp family set in Austria just before World War II. The musical features most-loved songs such as “Do-Re-Mi,” “My Favorite Things,” “So Long, Farewell,” “Something Good,” “Edelweiss,” and “Climb Every Mountain.” Ticket price starts at Php 1, 500. For more information, call TicketWorld at (+632) 891-9999.

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

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, October 21
Christmas Holiday Bazaar
Through October 22
The Filinvest Tent, Alabang
Muntinlupa City

Avoid the holiday rush. Give yourself some headstart by visiting this bazaar for unique holiday finds. Image sourced from Christmas Holiday Bazaar’s Facebook page.

Besides Christmas finds, the bazaar is also featuring delicious food choices, and fun activities for kids—making it an ideal weekend affair for the family. For more information, visit Christmas Holiday Bazaar’s Facebook page.

Sunday, October 22
Color Manila Glitter Run
4:30 a.m.
Mall of Asia Grounds
Pasay City

Be part of this sparkling, shimmering, and definitely fun run! Image sourced from Color Manila Run’s Facebook page.

Join their 3K/5K/10K run that will surely be one of your memorable fun run event. For more information, visit Color Manila Run’s Facebook page.