MANILA -- Looking for events and activities to check out this weekend? Here are some of the things you can add to your itinerary.
1. ArteFino Fair
When: August 25-27
Where: Penthouse at 8 Rockwell
Check out some of the finest Philippine artisanal products at the ArteFino Fair, happening this weekend.
Over 70 handpicked retailers are expected to join. They will be featuring bespoke jewelry, handmade bags and shoes, rare art pieces, native-inspired furniture, and even gourmet eats.
2. Ang Paglilitis ni Mang Serapio
When: August 25-26, September 1-2, 15-16
Where: Tanghalang Onofre Pagsanghan, Ateneo de Manila High School
Dulaang Sibol of the Ateneo de Manila High School is inviting everyone to watch its newest production "Ang Paglilitis ni Mang Serapio."
It will run every 6:30 p.m. on August 25, 26; and September 1, 2, 15, 16. Tickets are sold at P200 each.
For more information, you may call 09271283114.
3. Philippine Readers and Writers Festival
When: August 25-27
Where: Raffles Makati
National Bookstore, in partnership with Raffles Makati, presents the 2017 Philippine Readers and Writers Festival.
This festival comprises three days of book signings, discussions, and panels about books, literature, and culture from top Filipino writers and artists.
For more details, visit www.readersandwritersfestival.com.
4. Metropolitan Museum of Manila Open House
When: August 26
Where: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex
This Saturday, bring the whole gang to the Metropolitan Museum of Manila -- for free.
Catch "Manila: Hidden in Plain Sight" on its last day on view, along with two other ongoing exhibitions, "Distinct: Refinements: Painting from the Provinces" and "The Philippine Contemporary: To Scale the Past and the Possible."
Moreover, in collaboration with the Cinema Rehiyon, MET will also be showing nine independent films from the CineKasimanwa Film Festival. There will also be a guided tour at 2 p.m.
5. Ballet Manila's "Ibong Adarna"
When: August 26-27; September 2-3
Where: Aliw Theater
Ballet Manila opens its 22nd performance season with its most ambitious original Filipino production to date-- the world premiere of Gerardo Francisco’s "Ibong Adarna."
Catch it on August 26 and September 2 at 6 p.m.; August 27 and September 3 at 3 p.m. Tickets are now available at all TicketWorld outlets, online via www.ticketworld.com.ph and at (632) 891-9999.
6. "Happiness is a Pearl"
When: August 25 to September 17
Where: Arts Above, Artist Playground II, Quezon City
Written by Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature Hall of Famer Rody Vera, "Happiness is a Pearl" revolves around three characters -- Kenji, a male courtesan; Maria, a poor Pinay Japayuki; and Mari, a wife who falls in love with Kenji.
It will be directed by Aliw Awards nominee Paul Jake Paule. For tickets, call Ticketworld 8919999.
7. Kabataang Gitarista at CCP
When: August 26
Where: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
Kabataang Gitarista, a classical guitar training program for public high school students in Manila, Pasay and Paranaque will celebrate its fifth Anniversary through a concert at the CCP.
Performing in the concert are the different batches of the Kabataang Gitarista currently receiving training from Maestro Jose Valdez, and his assistant Daniel Lopez.
The program includes Philippine traditional song Doon Po sa Amin by Batch 2016; De Leon’s Ilang-Ilang by Batch 2015; and Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, Lecuona’s Andalucia, Suarez’s Katakataka with Arevalo’s Ikaw ang Mahal Ko, Silos’ Ikaw Lamang, De Falla’s Danza Ritual del Fuego and a medley of movie themes to be performed by the 2014 Batch and earlier.
The concert is free and open to the public.
8. Pule: Utak ng Rebolusyon
When: August 25, 5 p.m.
Where: UP Film Institute, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Gawad Metronian Educational Foundation, Inc. and the UP Special Education Council present "PULE: Utak ng Rebolusyon," an educational documentary on Apolinario Mabini by advocacy filmmaker Mirana Medina.
The film highlights Mabini, a paralytic, who not only fought for Philippine independence, but also represents the community of diverse learners.
In the spirit of advocating an inclusive environment, "PULE" was significantly made by more PWDs than non-PWDs. This documentary is narrated in Filipino, subtitled in English, and interpreted in Filipino Sign Language.
A short program before the screening proper will feature The Silent Steps, DLS-CSB School and Deaf Education and Applied Studies’ All-Deaf Performing Group in their first-ever interpretation in Filipino Sign Language of Mabini’s El Verdadero Decalogo (1898); and the first film music scoring work of Thristan Mendoza, a twice-exceptional person with autism.
Ticket price is P150 (20% discount for PWDs and senior citizens).
When: August 26-27
Where: CCP Studio Theater (Tanghalang Huseng Batute)
Witness a new batch of contemporary choreographers take the limelight at KoryoLab 2017.
Tickets are at P300 each. For inquiries, please call the CCP Box Office or TicketWorld.