13 things to do this weekend: June 23-25


Posted at Jun 23 2017 01:30 PM | Updated as of Jun 23 2017 02:22 PM

MANILA -- Looking for events to check this weekend? Here are some of the activities near you. 

1. "Caredivas" 

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When: June 24-July 30 
Where: The PETA Theater Center

The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) have teamed up for this special run of "Caredivas" as a tribute to OFWs who are considered to be the present-day heroes of our country. 

"Caredivas" is a musical drama about five gay OFWs in Israel who work as caregivers in the morning and transform into glamorous drag queen performers at night.

Performances on Fridays (8 p.m.), and Saturdays and Sundays (3 p.m. and 8 p.m.). For inquiries and ticket reservations, contact PETA at [email protected] or TicketWorld at www.ticketworld.com.ph.

2. "Inhabit" 

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When: June 25, 6 p.m. 
Where: District Gallery, West Avenue, Quezon City

Arts and performance company Artist Playground District Gallery is opening District Gallery, a newly organized art gallery that aims to inspire, engage, excite and connect people through contemporary art.

The gallery is holding an inaugural show titled "Inhabit." This will feature creative works and interpretations of Mideo Cruz, Raquel de Loyola, Jes Aznar, Cian Dayrit, Buen Abrigo, Frances Abrigo, Cheese, Archie Oclos and Nasser Lubay.

3. "Figura Filipina ATBP" 

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When: June 19-July 2
Where: Robinsons Town Mall Malabon

“Figura Filipina ATBP” is an art exhibit featuring the works of the Art Association of Malabon headed by chairman August Santiago along with other artists, such as Nemi Miranda and Mike Pastorizo. The featured artists used acrylic and oil as their medium. 

4. MCA artists in Robinsons 

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When: June 24, 4 p.m.
Where: Forum Robinsons, Mandaluyong 

“The Voice Kids” alumni Edray Teodoro, Kyle Echarri, Noel Comia Jr. and LA Voice Singing Contest winner Mika Gorospe are set to perform live at Forum Robinsons this weekend. 

During their performances, Comia will launch his newest music video "The Show," while Echarri will launch his music video "Our Moment."

5. "Toruk: The First Flight" 

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When: June 23-July 2
Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena

Cirque du Soleil is returning to Manila for the grand Asian premiere of its new show "Toruk: The First Flight." 

The show is inspired by James Cameron’s movie "Avatar," which broke box-office records when it was shown in the Philippines in 2009. 

"Toruk: The First Flight" is a mythical tale set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film “Avatar” and before any humans ever set foot in Pandora.

Tickets start at P1,500 and are now on sale at www.cirquedusoleil.com/toruk and smtickets.com.

6. "Bazooka Rocks V: A Pop Punk Weekend" 

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When: June 24-25
Where: SM North EDSA Skydome

Bazooka Rocks returns to Manila with two days of pop punk madness. The Maine headlines the first night on Saturday (8 p.m.) by bringing their "Lovely Little Lonely World Tour" to Manila. Meanwhile, the State Champs’ first-ever Manila show headlines the second night with Cambridge and With Confidence at 6:30 p.m.

7. Lang Leav's "Sad Girls Tour" 

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When: June 24-25
Where: SM City Cebu and Glorietta 1

Acclaimed poet and bestselling author Lang Leav is returning to the country for her "Sad Girls Tour."

There will be book signing sessions at the The Northwing Atrium, SM City Cebu on Saturday at 12 noon and at the Glorietta 2 Activity Center Palm Drive on Sunday at 12 noon. 

Registration will start at 10 a.m. First come, first served.

8. "RUNRIO Trilogy" 

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When: June 25
Where: Okada Manila

RUNRIO Trilogy is back and its first leg will be hosted by Okada Manila. 

There will be 5K (P1,100), 10K (P1,400), and 21K (P1,800) runs. You may avail of the P300 discount if you avail of the Trilogy Bundle. 

For more information, check http://bit.ly/2oRA3mz. 

9. "Happy Space: A Stationery and Supplies Fair" 

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When: June 23-25
Where: Glorietta Activity Center

Showcasing the best writing, crafts, paper, fine art, coloring, school, toys, and office supplies, the #HappySpaceatNBS promotes some of your favorite brands. There will also be exciting activities, as well as contests and freebies. 

10. Spark Fest 2017

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When: June 24
Where: Fully Booked Top Shelf, BGC

Spark Fest 2017 is a conference and festival for creative entrepreneurs, changemakers, and do-ers in the Philippines. Attendees can learn and interact from a curated mix of keynote speakers, panelists, exhibitors, and alumni spark projects.

The roster of speakers include RJ Ledesma, Armi Millaire, Roberston Chiang, Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, Zak Yuson, Baby Ruth Villarama, Ros Juan, Brian McClelland, Mito Fabie aka Curtismith, Mark Ruiz, Karen Nomorosa, Randolph Longjas, Maricris Joson, John Tan, Andrei Pamintuan, Niña Terol, Ruel Amparo, Ivan Henares, Prim Paypon, Birdie SIlva, Mark Tier, Nico Moreno, Raymond Vergara, Dan Matutina, and Patch Dulay. 

The featured merchants include Paper Shoot Philippines, Gouache, Hiraya, Hull and Stern, Risque Designs, STEEP Coffee Bags, Nipa Brew, Junk Not!, WVN, Budget Squad Manila, Earthbeat Farms, Gugu, and Stashtech.io, among others. 

11. Jeremy Passion Live in the Philippines 2017

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When: June 23
Where: Teatrino, Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center

MAS Presents brings back YouTube star Jeremy Passion for a one-night-only show. 

Passion was one of the first Asian-Americans to go viral online with his smash hits, "Lemonade," "Well Done," and acoustic covers "So Sick," "Ordinary People," and "Cater 2 U."

12. Globe Volcanoes Junior Rugby Clinics

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When: June 25, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Circuit Makati

Open to all children from 8-16 years old, Globe Volcanoes Junior Rugby Clinics. Gear up and warm up as the Philippine Volcanoes hold their Junior Rugby Clinics this summer. Here's the schedule: 

Session 1: 1-1:45 p.m. 
Session 2: 2-2:45 p.m. 
Session 3: 3-3:45 p.m. 
Session 4: 4-4:45 p.m. 

No purchase is required. Register at The Deck, Circuit Lane.

13. Live to Move fitness party

When: June 24
Where: Central Park, SM by the Bay, Mall of Asia

FWD is launching the Live to Move health and wellness program with a fun and energy-packed fitness party. Jim and Toni Saret will be leading the workout program centered around the four-minute metabolic fitness (metafit) routine, the FWD Motion. The program starts at 5 p.m., and event registration is free.

“We invite everyone to join us as we continue spreading the word about the FitFil National Weight Loss Challenge with FWD’s Live to Move fitness party on June 24,” Jim Saret said. “We guarantee it will be a fun-filled and different experience, with various activities such as zumba, hip-hop, TRX, kickboxing, and cardio, among others.”

 Those who wish to take part in the FitFil National Weight Loss Challenge and donate weight loss pledges are invited to log on to the campaign’s official website, www.fitfil.ph. 

14. "It's Shoe o'clock" opens a new showroom 

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When:  June 24
Where: Unit 209, The Xavier Residences, Loyola Heights 

Looking for trendy shoes for both men and women? This is your chance to grab a great catch. 

"It's Shoe o'clock" is launching a showroom at Unit 209, The Xavier Residences, 41E. Abada Street, Loyola Heights. 

The door will open at 2:00 p.m., and cocktails will be served at 6:00 p.m. 

This new showroom targets young and young-at-heart fashionistas who are looking for shoes to pair with their #OOTDs. 

15. Cuts of Umami

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When:  June 24
Where: Fully Booked Top Shelf, BGC 

Craving for Japanese food? Cuts of Umami, one of the newest food stands in Dagupan City, serves authenthic Japanese street food at affordable prices.  

Now, they're joining the Spark Fest 2017 to introduce themselves in BGC. Check out @cutsofumami on Facebook to learn more about Cuts of Umami.