Weekend Guide: Wizard of Oz, Kapamilya stars in Davao


Posted at Aug 17 2012 07:11 PM | Updated as of Aug 18 2012 03:12 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Got no plans this weekend? Here are some events and activities that you may want to check out.

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‘People Like Us’

Michele Pfeiffer stars as Lilian, a widowed mother whose estranged son makes a stunning discovery about their family, in DreamWorks Pictures’ critically acclaimed drama comedy “People Like Us.”

The film has been shown in Ayala Malls Cinemas since August 15.

Other stars in “People Like Us” include Chris Pine, who plays the role of a street-wise salesman, and Elizabeth Banks, who plays his sister.

“Ultimately it’s about family skeletons and forgiveness and healing. It’s a drama but there is a lot of humor in it,” Pfeiffer said of the film.

“One of the messages this movie sends is that we’re all running around with secrets, not talking about everything we should be talking about,” she added. “We all think we are the only ones that go through this, but in reality, there are a lot of ‘people like us.’”


Filipino ReaderCon

Book lovers are invited to attend “United We Read: The 2nd Filipino Reader Conference” on Saturday at the Filipinas Heritage Library, Ayala Triangle, Makati City.

Organized by readers for readers, the Filipino ReaderCon seeks to provide support, instruction and social time for local book club members and book bloggers.


Kapamilya stars in Davao

ABS-CBN’s biggest stars are in Davao from today (August 17) until Sunday for the Kadayawan Festival.

On Saturday, “Be Careful With My Heart” stars Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap will be at the SM City Open Parking C, as well as hunk actors Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson.

John Lloyd Cruz, Angelica Panganiban and Maja Salvador, meanwhile, will be at the Kadayawan Float Parade on Sunday.

Keep tuned in on ABS-CBN for details.


Rep’s ‘Wizard of Oz’

Repertory Philippines will bring the family musical “Wizard of Oz” at Onstage Greenbelt in Makati City starting this weekend.

It is set to open on Saturday, August 18, and will run until December 16.

The lead role of Dorothy will be played by Cara Barredo and Giannina Ocampo, while Liesl Batucan and Kyla Rivera will portray the character of Glinda the Good Witch.

The cast also includes Pinky Marquez and Rem Zamora as the Wicked Witch of the West, James Stacey and Arnel Carrion as the Scarecrow, Hans Eckstein and Nic Campos as the Tin Man, Oliver Usison and Mano Domingo as the Lion, and Nathalie Everett and Ayam Barredo Eckstein as Aunt Em, among others.

“’The Wizard of Oz is a fantasy – it’s magical and dreamlike,” said Joy Virata, artistic director of the Repertory Children’s Theater and director of the production.

“People will recognize the show and characters they’ve always loved, but they will feel the energy from a new generation of performers who love Dorothy as much as their grandparents do,” she added.

For more details about the show, call (02) 571-6926 or 571-4941 or e-mail [email protected], or log on to www.repertory.ph. Tickets are also available through Ticketworld at 891-9999 and www.ticketworld.com.ph.


Long weekend deals at Discovery

The Discovery Hotel group is offering room packages and special treats this weekend and other long weekends scheduled this month.

Discovery Suites, located at the Ortigas Center, will extend a 10% discount on “best available room rates” for guests staying for one to two nights during the long weekend. Those who stay for three nights will receive a 15% discount on their room rate.

The “long weekend” package includes complimentary buffet breakfast for two, Wi-Fi Internet access en suite, 10% discount on lunch buffet at Restaurant 5, and a P500 voucher redeemable at Terra Wellness Spa.

Those who will spend the long weekend out of town may avail of the promo at Discovery Country Suites’s Restaurant Verbena.

The promo, available to guests who will spend a minimum of P2,000 at the restaurant, includes a dessert sampler comprised of Verbena signatures Chocolate Marquis, Panna Cotta and Apple Tartin.

Inquiries and reservations may be made through (02) 529-8172 or (046) 413-4567 or [email protected] for Discovery Country Suites, or (02) 719-6930 or 719-8888 or e-mail [email protected] for Discovery Suites.

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