5 things to do this weekend: May 12-14

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 12 2017 07:47 PM

MANILA - Ready for Mother's Day weekend? Here are some of the events and activities you can check out. 

1. Mother's Day Sale at Robinsons 

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When: May 12 to 15
Where: Robinsons Malls 

As a treat to moms, Robinsons Malls is launching a 4-day sale called "Mommy’s Big Blowout." 

Along with this, there will also be exciting activities for moms and the whole family in different branches: Robinsons Galleria will hold a cooking demo; Robinsons Metro East will bring Mr. Hajji Alejandro on a special photo booth; and Robinsons Novaliches will stage a presentation from trainees of Artist League Manila.

Robinsons Magnolia will be holding a pick-a-prize promo where mom can win by simply presenting a receipt worth P2,500 from any of their restaurants. Meanwhile, Robinsons Malls Nova Market will hold a Summer Pet Fest on May 13. 

Check out the nearest Robinsons Mall to learn more about their activities. 

2. FightCon returns

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When: May 13
Where: MetroTent Convention Center, Pasig City 

The country's first-ever fight and conditioning convention is back with bigger fights, new attractions, and a brand expo. 

FightCon unifies combat sports, fitness, and even music in one venue. This comprises MMA and Muay Thai competitions, a conditioning challenge, combat sports demos and exhibitions, plus live performances from some of the country’s celebrated artists.

For more information and stories, go online visit ABS-CBN's sports hub, sports.abs-cbn.com, and follow their official social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter (@ABSCBNSports).

3. Filipino musical 'Lean' gets new staging

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When: May 12 and 13
Where: Adamson University Theater 

"Lean" is an original Filipino musical written by Gary Granada about the life of Leandro Alejandro as an activist, politician, friend, husband, son and father. He was shot and killed on September 19, 1987 while leading an anti-Marcos struggle. 

For further details and tickets, call (0906) 427-3981 and look for Zoe Caballero. 

4. Gary V Presents

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When: May 12‬, 13, 19, and 20
Where: The Theatre at Solaire

Veteran singer Gary Valenciano opens the second quarter of the year with the highly anticipated season finale of "Gary V Presents."

With stage direction by Paolo Valenciano and musical direction by Mon Faustino, "Gary V Presents" marks Mr. Pure Energy's 34th anniversary in showbiz. 

For tickets call TicketWorld at ‪891-9999, visit www.ticketworld.com.ph or contact ‪(0918) 921-2812 and ‪(0917) 541-3389.

5. Dia Del Libro

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Where: Makati City

Check out The Book Stop Project at the Ayala Triangle Gardens. It is a pop-up library where visitors can borrow or exchange books until May 22. 

An Open Mic Poetry Night: Tribute for Moms will be mounted on May 12, followed by Romance Writing Dialogues on the next day

From May 20 to 21, there will be a Spanish Cultural Night, featuring a Spanish Poetry Night and a screening of a Spanish literary film. 

There will also be a Japanese Cultural Night, featuring origami (paper folding), shodo (calligraphy), and Kamishibai, the Japanese form of storytelling.