7 things to do this weekend: September 15-17


Posted at Sep 15 2017 12:27 PM

MANILA - Here are some of the shows, events, and promos that you can check out this weekend.

1. Dare to Fly

When: September 15, 8 p.m.
Where: Cuneta Astrodome

Armless pilot Jessica Cox is visiting the Philippines for an inspirational concert featuring performances by renowned singers Brian McKnight, Lani Misalucha, and Yeng Constantino.

Tickets are available at TicketNet.

2. Short+Sweet Theatre

When: September to October 2017
Where: Power Mac Spotlight Auditorium

Australia's Short+Sweet Theatre is returning to Manila to present 10-minute plays. The group aims to showcase hundreds of bite-sized dramatic treats, handpicked from submissions all over the

The plays include works of various Filipino theater professionals and artists. Performances will be spread across three weekends in September and October 2017.

3. Manila International Book Fair 2017

When: September 13 to 17
Where: SMX Convention Center

Now on its 38th year, the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) promises a bigger space and wider selections for Pinoy bookworms.

Expanding its exhibit area from 9,130 to 11,980 square meters, MIBF 2017 is also dedicating the entire second floor to children’s books and young adult books.

For the lineup of events, visit www.facebook.com/manilaintbookfair.

4. Fandom Fest 2017

When: September 16 to 17
Where: SMX Convention Center

A two-day Fandom Fest is slated to be part of MIBF 2017. It aims to gather some of the country's largest fandoms, with special
participation from organizations like Fight Saber, a Lucasfilm-recognized worldwide costuming organization for Star Wars, and the Philippine Garrison of the international group 501st Legion.

5. Yury Shadrin plays with Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra

When: September 15, 8:00 p.m.
Where: CCP Main Theater

Acclaimed pianist Yury Shadrin is making his Philippine debut at the first season concert of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO).

Shadrin will be performing Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat by Lizst. He is one of 11 guest musicians to be featured in the 2017-2018 Performance Season of the PPO titled "Romancing the Classics."

For information about Shadrin's performance with the PPO, call the CCP Box Office (832-3704) or TicketWorld (891-9999), or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.

6. Mexican Fiesta at Diamond Hotel

When: September 15 to 17
Where: Diamond Hotel

Enjoy the earthy, zesty, and spicy flavors of popular Mexican dishes at the Mexican Fiesta happening at Diamond Hotel.

Try some Guacamole, Ceviche Costeño, Cochinita Pibil, and Tequila ice cream, among others.

For reservations, call 528-3000 ext. 1121.

7. Singapore Travel Showcase

When: September 15 to 17
Where: SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall

Exclusive bargains and travel deals from Singapore
Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and Jetstar are up for grabs. Various travel agencies will also showcase tour packages.

Admission is free.