WEEKEND GUIDE | Sept. 8 to 10: Pista Rizalina, ‘Game of Trolls,’ Grandparent’s Day

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Show some love this weekend. Here are things to do with friends and family when you happen to be in the metro on September 8 to 10, 2017.

Watch engaging plays that tackle social issues, or pamper your grandparents by celebrating their special day at different malls in the metro.

Friday, September 8
Pista Rizalina
Through September 28
various CCP venues

This festival presented by CCP features theater productions, exhibits, film screenings, and more that tackle issues concerning human rights. Image sourced from Cultural Center of the Philippines’s Facebook page.

Some of the theater productions to be showcased include Rody Vera’s “Indigo Child,” Maynard Manansala’s “Tao Po,” Ruel Aguila’s “Maliw,” Nicolas PIchay’s “Isang Araw sa Karnabal,” F. Sionil Jose’s “Pragres,” Dulaang Sipat Lawin’s “Bata, Banta, Bantay, Tayo, Tayog, Bantayog,” Bonifacio Ilagan’s “Pagsambang Bayan,” and Chris Millado’s “Buwan at Baril sa Eb Minor.” For more information, visit the CCP website.

Hey It’s Me Jamie! 30 Years The Concert
8 p.m.
Music Museum
San Juan City

Join Jaime Rivera as she celebrates her 30th anniversary as a singer-songwriter. Image sourced from Star PH’s Facebook page.

Multi-awarded musical artist Jaime Rivera will be performing with Pinky Amador, Ito Rapadas, Jenine Desiderio, Bimbo Cerrudo, Jason Zamora, Joshua Zamora, and more. Ticket price starts at Php1,000. For more information, call TicketWorld at (+632) 891-9999.

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.

Buona Festa Dei Nonni
Through September 10
Venice Grand Canal Mall
Taguig City

Show your love to your grandparents, and celebrate this special weekend with your grandparents. Image sourced from Venice Grand Canal Mall’s Facebook page.

Venice Grand Canal Mall celebrates Grandparents’ Day through a concert by The Bloomfields. Part of the promo includes a raffle draw with exciting prizes to be given away for mall goers who join an online contest. For more information, visit Venice Grand Canal Mall’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, call REP Theater at (+632) 843-3570 or Ticketworld at (+632) 891-9999.

Saturday, September 9
The ZIG Pen Meet 3
10 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Shangri-La Plaza
Mandaluyong City

Activities include on the spot mural painting, calligraphy, journaling, and more. Attendees can also get to meet 50 creative artists who will be showcasing their works. For more information, visit Shangri-La Plaza’s Facebook page.

26th Annual Philippines-Korea Cultural Exchange Festival
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Aliw Theater
Pasay City

Now on its 26th year, this festival celebrates the friendship between the two countries with an engaging program that includes Korean traditional performances, K-pop displays, Korean street food, and more. For more information, visit Philippines-Korea Cultural Exchange Festival’s Facebook page.

Sunday, September 10
Grandparents’ Day/Health and Wellness Event
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Eastwood Mall Atrium
Quezon City

The whole day health and wellness event consists of activities like yoga, zumba, retro dance exercise, craft sessions, oracle reading, workshops on how to use social media, and many more. For more information, visit Eastwood City’s Facebook page.