WEEKEND GUIDE | December 1 to 3: ‘Batch ’81,’ Hungarian filmfest, Doodle Travels, bazaars


Spend your weekend watching award-winning films, celebrating creativity, or by scoring good deals at a much-awaited holiday bazaar.

Friday, December 1
Batch ’81 (Restored Version) by Mike de Leon
7 p.m.
Cine Adarna, UP Film Center
UP Diliman, Quezon City

The restored version of this prized film will be shown at the UP Film Center, December 1, 2017. Photo sourced from the Facebook page of Active Vista Festival.

Active Vista Human Rights Festival presents the critically acclaimed film Batch ’81 by Mike de Leon. The film revolves around the lives of neophytes entering a fraternity, their intense hazing experience, and the social and political environment that they are part of as well.

Ticket price is Php150.00 each. Limited seats available.
For ticket inquiries, contact (+63) 916-2152591. Reserve tickets now at http://bit.ly/2hLNXFK

Hungarian Film Festival
Through December 2
Shangri-La Plaza
Mandaluyong City

The festival is set to showcase four critically acclaimed films never before screened in the Philippines. Image sourced from Shangri-La Plaza’s Facebook page.

Featured films include Academy Award Winning “Son of Saul;” 2016 blockbuster “Kincsem – Bet on Revenge;” psycho-thriller “Strangled;” and a film for the family, “Paw.” For more information, visit Shangri-La Plaza’s Facebook page.

Re-Store, A Pop-up Shop for a Cause
Through Decenber 14
Glorietta 4
Makati City

What better way t celebrate the season than shopping for a cause? Head on to this bazaar that lets you support some non-government organizations. Image sourced from Clover Hartly’s Facebook page.

Re-Store is featuring 19 merchants to shop from as well as different workshops including Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop, Basic Crochet Workshop, and Brass Stamping Workshop, among others. For more information, visit Clover Hartly’s Facebook page.

Doodle Fest 2017: Doodle Travels PH
Through December 2
A SPACE Greenbelt
Makati City

Don’t miss this year’s annual celebration of creativity that aims to use doodling as a tool for ambition, leisure, and engaged learning. Image sourced from Doodle Art Enthusiasts’ Facebook page.

The event is featuring Doodle Travels PH, an exhibition that highlights the beauty of 81 different provinces in the Philippines as interpreted by chosen artists. For more information,visit Doodle Art Enthusiasts’ Facebook page.

Matilda The Musical
Through December 10
Meralco Theater
Pasig City

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical follows the story of Matilda, a young girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. For more information, visit Atlantis Theatrical’s Facebook page.

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, December 2
Pop up Town
Through December 3
Arca South
Taguig City

Don’t miss this bazaar that has complete shopping, dining, entertainment, and fun activities that suit all ages.Image sourced from Pop up Town’s Facebook page.

Featured at the bazaar are novelty items, local goodies, brands and pre-loved items from your favorite stars, bloggers, and more. For more information, Pop up Town’s Facebook page

Adarna House: A Christmas Treat for Readers
3 p.m.to 6 p.m.
Gateway Mall
Quezon City

Spread the love for reading this Christmas, and enjoy this treat from Adarna House. Image sourced from Adarna House’s Facebook page.

The event features a book sale of up to 70% off; book signing with over 40 authors and illustrators, freebies, and more. For more information, visit Adarna House’s Facebook page.

Sunday, December 3
World Bazaar Festival 2017
Through December 22
World Trade Center
Pasay City

World Bazaar Festival is the longest annual running charity bazaar. Photo sourced from World Bazaar Festival’s Facebook page.

With around 700 featured booths, World Bazaar Festival is sure to cover all your needs for your Christmas shopping. The bazaar features items ranging from leather goods, novelty items, shoes, bags, clothes, lifestyle products, fashion items, toys, and perfumes. For more information, visit World Bazaar Festival’s Facebook page.