WEEKEND GUIDE | Sept. 22 to 24: Matiyashu, Pista Rizalina, Cine Europa

The weekend is so lit with these events happening in the metro on September 21 to 23, 2017.

Watch Matiyashu live in a concert, feel the message of socially-relevant plays at Pista Rizalina, and check out the best European films at Cine Europa.

Friday, September 22
Short+Sweet Theatre Festival Manila
Through September 24
Power Mac Spotlight Auditorium, Circuit Makati
Makati City

A festival of 10-minute plays, Short+Sweet Theatre promises a short but sweet and engaging show this season. Image sourced from Short+Sweet Theatre Festival Manila’s Facebook page.

This weekend’s shows are about the spice and slice of life–ranging from comedy, tragedy, romance, and even hardcore drama.For more information, visit Short+Sweet Theatre Festival Manila’s Facebook page.

Pista Rizalina
Through September 28
various CCP venues

This festival presented by CCP features theater productions, exhibits, film screenings, and more that talks on the issues concerning human rights. Image sourced from the CCP website.

The theater productions to be showcased this weekend include Ruel Aguila’s “Maliw,” Nicolas Pichay’s “Isang Araw sa Karnabal,” Bonifacio Ilagan’s “Pagsambang Bayan,” and Chris Millado’s “Buwan at Baril sa Eb Minor.” For more information, visit the CCP official website.

Cine Europa 2017
Through September 26
Shangri-La Plaza
Mandaluyong City

Now on its 20th year, this film festival is showcasing 24 films from 16 countries from the European Union. Image sourced from Shangri-La Plaza’s Facebook page.

Cine Europa 2017 is featuring the best of classical and contemporary films from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Norway. For more information, visit Shangri-La Plaza’s Facebook page.

A Game of Trolls: A Martial Law Musical
Through September 30
PETA Theater Center
Quezon City

Revisit history and learn from its lessons through this protest play by PETA, supported by NHCP, Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation and DAKILA. Image sourced from PETA’s Facebook page.

This protest play follows the story of Heck, an internet troll working for an online pro-martial law campaign. As ghosts of Martial Law haunt him, he was forced to reflect on his actions. For more information, visit PETA’s 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.

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 (+63 2) 843-3570 or Ticketworld at (+632) 891-9999.

Saturday, September 23
Matiyashu Live in Manila
8 p.m.
Skydome, SM North Edsa
Quezon City

Reggae superstar Matisyahu holds their first ever concert in the Philippines. Image sourced from SM Tickets’ website.

Matiyashu is behind hit songs such as “One Day,” “King Without a Crown,” “Live Liek A Warrior,” and more. For more information, visit SM Tickets online.

9 p.m.
Mandala Park
Mandaluyong City

Have a chill Saturday night, and enjoy music from Spanish and Filipino artists as they share the same stage for this concert. Image sourced from Instituto Cervantes de Manila’s Facebook page.

The concert–which aims to showcase indie music talents from both countries–is featuring bands, Agoraphobia and Flying Ipis. For more information, visit Instituto Cervantes de Manila’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila).

12 noon
University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center Auditorium
Quezon City

Be engaged in socially relevant topics through various talks featured at this event. Image sourced from TEDxUERM’s Facebook page.

Explore ideas and viewpoints on medicine, culture, humanity, and other topics from speakers including David Garcia, Jaime Habac Jr.,Atty. Mohammad Muktadir Estrella, Dr. Ron Baticulon, Dr. Giovanni Tapang, and Dr. Iris Thiele Isip-Tan. For more information, visit TEDxUERM’s Facebook page.

Momzilla Fair
Through September 24
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Century City Mall
Makati City

Shop for exciting mother and baby-friendly products at this weekend fair. Image sourced from Momzilla PH’s Facebook page.

Apart from the products being sold on site, the fair also features informative talks and other activities. For more information, visit Momzilla’s Facebook page.

Rockwell’s Weekend Market
Through September 24
One Rockwell Retail Row, Rockwell Drive
Makati City

Shop, eat, enjoy the outdoors, and even learn from workshops at this family-friendly weekend fair. Image sourced from Power Plant Mall’s Facebook page.

Apart from fresh, local, organic, and homemade products, the market also features workshops on the science and art of essential oils, as well as the art of making bento boxes. For more information, call (+6 32) 898-702 or visit Power Plant Mall’s Facebook page.

Sunday, September 24
Konsyerto: Unang Hakbang
5 p.m.
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Pasay City

Check out this concert that aims to let the audience appreciate the beauty of classical music. Image sourced from the CCP website.

You are in for a musical treat as the young virtuosos of National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing works of the most prodigious composers who ever lived. For more information, visit CCP online.