WEEKEND GUIDE | September 15 to 17: 38th Manila International Book Fair, Cine Europa, Short+Sweet Theatre Festival

September 15, 2017 - 5:04 PM
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Whether you've been meaning to watch a European movie or see a local play, we've got you covered with these events around the metro this weekend, September 15 to 17, 2017.
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Grab your coveted books at discounted prices, watch the best EU films, or check out short but sweet plays this weekend. We’ve got you covered with our list of fun events around the metro.

Friday, September 15
38th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF)
Through September 17
SMX Convention Center
Pasay City

The longest running book event, MIBF is back this year with more than 100 exhibitors, and a special section for children’s and young adult books. Image sourced from MIBF’s Facebook page.

Exciting book sales, book signings, book launches, author meet-and-greets, special contests, and other activities designed for book lovers are all simultaneously happening at this five-day fair! For more information, visit MIBF’s Facebook page.

Short+Sweet Theatre Festival Manila
Through September 17
Power Mac Spotlight Auditorium, Circuit Makati
Makati City

A festival of 10-minute plays, Short+Sweet Theatre presents brief but thought-provoking shows 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.

Road to Ultra: Philippines
8 p.m.
SM Mall of Asia Arena
Pasay City

Party your Friday night away at this energy-packed one-night only event. Image sourced from Road to Ultra: Philippines’ Facebook page.

Headlining the event are Grammy award winner DJ/producer , Zedd and two-time world’s number one DJ, Hardwell! Joining them are equally talented Getter, REZZ, and Sam Feldt. For more information, visit Road to Ultra: Philippines’ Facebook page.

Pista Rizalina
Through September 28
various CCP venues

Watch theater productions, exhibits, and film screenings that tackle human rights issues. Image sourced from the CCP 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 official website.

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

Saturday, September 16
Joey Ayala: Mandiriwa
7 p.m.
Music Museum
San Juan City

‘Joey Ayala: Mandiriwa’ promises a night of music, poetry, cultural insight, and truth. Image sourced from Joey Ayala’s Facebook page.

Performing together with Joey Ayala are Gloc-9, Bayang Barrios, Dong Abay, Bullet Dumas, Juan Miguel Severo, and Ang Bagong Lumad band. For more information, visit Joey Ayala’s Facebook page.

Spectrum Fair Manila
Through September 18
Whitespace
Makati City

Spectrum Fair celebrates its second anniversary with a bazaar, food, and live musical performances. Image sourced from Spectrum Fair Manila’s Facebook page.

Some of the participating brands include Rory & Sloan,Trippy Swag, Annie & Lori, Chic Curator, Cool Girls Club, Sushi Nori, Aly’s Cookie Bar, Grace Home, Catastrophe, Twill Cavern, Shop at Blair, Neon Island, Straightforward Clothing, and Aware and Present. For more information, visit Spectrum Fair Manila’s Facebook page.

Sunday, September 17
Cine Europa 2017
Through September 26
Shangri-La Plaza
Mandaluyong City

Now on its 20th year, this film festival showcases 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.