WEEKEND GUIDE | October 13 to 15: ManilArt 2017, Pelíkula 2017, Komiket

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Recharge your creative energies with the metro's events this weekend, October 13 to 15, 2017.

Charge your creative side and check out the country’s longest running art fair, watch the best Spanish films, or see the new works of local comic artists this weekend.

Friday, October 13
ManilArt 2017
Through October 15
SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier
Taguig City

Don’t miss this year’s edition of the country’s longest running art fair. Image sourced from ManilArt’s Facebook page.

Around 37 select galleries are featured at the three-day art fair that focuses on the Mindanao region. For more information, visit ManilArt’s Facebook page.

Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Season Concert II
8 p.m.
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Pasay City

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra is Romancing the Classics for its second performance season under the baton of Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura. Image sourced from CCP’s Facebook page.

The concert’s program featuring cellist Ray Wang include W.A. Mozart’s Symphony No. 32 in G, E. Lalo’s “Cello Concerto in D minor” and I. Stravinsky’s “Petrushka (Complete Ballet).” For more information, visit Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Facebook page here.

Pelíkula 2017
Through October 15
Greenbelt 3 Cinemas
Makati City

Film lovers, check out Asia’s biggest Spanish film festival. Image sourced from Instituto Cervantes de Manila’s Facebook page.

Now on its 16th year, Pelíkula is showcasing 20 of the best recent films from Spain and Latin America. Fore more information, visit Instituto Cervantes de Manila’s Facebook page.

Robinsons Malls Giant October Sale
Through October 15
Robinsons Malls nationwide

Score the best shopping deals at this payday weekend sale event. Image sourced from Robinsons Malls’ Facebook page.

Enjoy up to 70% discount on your favorite brands. For more information, visit Robinsons Malls’ 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.

“Ibong Adarna” by Gantimpala Theater Foundation
AFP Theater
Quezon City

The play follows the story of three brothers, Don Pedro, Don Diego and Don Juan who were sent by their mother Reyna Valeriana to capture Ibong Adarna, whose magical songs can cure Haring Fernando’s illness. For more information, call Gantimpala Marketing Office at (+632) 998-5622 or (+632) 872-0261.

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.

Venice Grand Canal’s Pizza and Beer
Through October 15
Venice Grand Canal
Taguig City

Celebrate Oktoberfest with music, and one its best food pairs: pizza! Image sourced from Venice Grand Canal’s Facebook page.

Besides beers and pizza, Venice Grand Canal is also bringing your favorite OPM artists to bring you good music. Scheduled to perform on October 13 are Orange & Lemons, BRISOM and Sponge Cola; while on October 14 are The Itchyworms, Aia de Leon and Barbie Almalbis. For more information, visit Venice Grand Canal’s Facebook page.

Saturday, October 14
KOMIKET 2017
Through October 15
Centris Elements
Quezon City

Be part of the biggest Filipino Komiks Art Market event this year. Image sourced from Komiket’s Facebook page.

Discover the newest works of about 450 comics creators, illustrators, and writers; meet your favorite comics superstars including Arnold Arre, Gerry Alanguilan, Pol Medina Jr., and Manix Abrera; listen to talks; get freebies; and more at this awesome event. For more information, visit  Komiket’s Facebook page.

Badu VS. Everythang Tour 2017 A.D
Harbour Garden Tent, Sofitel Philippine Plaza
Manila City

Join Erykah Badu in this concert. It’s the last stop for the musician’s Badu VS. Everythang Tour. Image sourced from SM Tickets’ website.

Known as the Queen of Neo Soul, Erykah Badu is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, DJ, and activist; and is known for hits like “Didn’t Cha Know,” “Bag Lady,” and “Love of My Life (Ode to Hip-hop).” Ticket price starts at Php5,775. For more information, call (+632) 470-2222.

Ampalaya Monologues: Two is Bitter than One
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
PETA Theater Center
Quezon City

Be entertained by the witty and relatable punchlines at this feel-fest by Ampalaya Monologues! Image sourced from Ampalaya Monologues’ Facebook page.

In celebration of their second anniversary, Ampalaya Monologues is presenting a one-night show featuring six short one-act plays written by Mark Ghosn and performed by actors of Theatre in Alternative Platforms (TAP). Ticket price is at Php500. For more information, visit Ampalaya Monologues’ Facebook page.

Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Filinvest Tent, Alabang
Muntinlupa City

Ditch your gadgets for a few hours, go out, and play on this day! Image sourced from Nickelodeon Asia’s Facebook page.

A free-entry event, Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play aims to encourage kids to head outdoors with their families. It features different activities including games, fitness activities, and an apperance of your well-loved characters such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Patrick Star. For more information, visit http://www.nick-asia.com.

Swan Lake
October 7, 8, 14, and 15
Aliw Theater
Pasay City


Ballet Manila’s second offering for its 22nd performance season dubbed Flights of Fantasy is the classical tale of the Swan Lake. Image sourced from  Ballet Manila’s Facebook page.

The timeless and one of the most-loved classical tale of Swan Lake follows the story of Odette who was turned into a swan by a sorcerer whose spell can only be broken by true love. For more information, call Ticketworld at (+632) 891-9999.