MANILA, Philippines – Got no plans this weekend? Here are some events and activities that you may want to check out.
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Citibank SSI Super Sale
Enjoy up to 70% off on your favorite designer bags, shoes and clothes at Citibank’s biggest sale of the year. The Citibank SSI Super Sale will be held from October 25-28 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mega Tent in Libis, Quezon City.
Stores Specialists Inc. or SSI has brought some of the world’s top lifestyle brands to the Philippines including Gap, Gucci, Zara, Nine West, Prada and many others.
Rep's special Halloween show
|A scene from Repertory Children's Theater’s “The Wizard of Oz”
Repertory Children's Theater’s “The Wizard of Oz” will hold a special Halloween performance at 2:30 p.m. on October 28.
Audience members who dress up in Halloween costumes will automatically join a raffle for a show package for Repertory's big musical, “Disney’s Camp Rock – The Musical,” to be staged from November 16 to December 16. The package will include four tickets to the show, an autographed copy of the program, a photo opportunity with the cast, and select souvenir items.
“The Wizard of Oz” is an adaptation of the all-time classic, with its wonderful music by Jeanne Bargy and Jim Eiler, and book and lyrics by Jim Eiler. Please note that this musical adaptation is not based on the MGM film, nor does it include any of the songs from that film. (Read our review of the show here.)
Co-presented by Velvet Channel and the City of Makati, “The Wizard of Oz” is a perfect treat for the whole family.
‘Ang Bagong Harana’ re-run
With all the warm response generated by “Ang Bagong Harana,” the Philippine Opera Company (POC) is continuing the third re-run of the show this weekend at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City.
The critically acclaimed Filipino musical production will run until October 28 at 8 p.m. with matinees at 3:30 p.m. on October 27 and 28.
Originally conceived and directed by writer/director Floy Quintos, “Ang Bagong Harana” will still carry the original repertoire which showcases the best works of noted Filipino composers from different music genres from Nicanor Abelardo to Ryan Cayabyab. (Read our review of the show here.)
For the October show, audiences will be treated to a brand new suite in the repertoire -- An Ode to Mother Nature. Two OPM compositions will be interpreted with a fresher mood and tone. Both songs shall also symbolize Philippine Opera Company’s advocacy to help preserve our Mother Nature.
The POC is made up of theater actors and singers Karla Gutierrez, Aizel Prietos, Charley Magalit, Janine Santos, Marian Santiago, Arlynne Tecson, Lawrence Jatayna, Noel Rayos, Nazer Salcedo, Marvin Gayramon and Al Gatmaitan, with the special participation of the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group.
Lisa Macuja's 'Swan Song Series'
|Lisa Macuja in "Carmen"
Prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde continues the second year of her “Swan Song Series” with her last full-length performances of the sexy temptress in “Carmen" on October 26 and 27, 7:30 p.m., at the Star Theater, with Ballet Manila principal dancer Rudy De Dios as her partner.
“Carmen” is special to the ballerina as it uses the choreography of Eric V. Cruz, Ballet Manila's first artistic director.
“It is a poignant retelling of the immortal opera by George Bizet, about an ambitious and manipulative woman whose lust for life, love and luxury ends in bitter heartbreak and misfortune. Carmen charms her way into the heart of the corporal of the guards, Don Jose, then later forsakes him for a dashing matador,” she said.
“Swan Song Series” is the ballerina's three-year “retirement plan.” She began the series last year with Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet.
For tickets, contact Ballet Manila through the website www.balletmanila.com.ph or Ticketworld at ticketworld.com.ph.
Sugarleaf will hold a raw food class that will talk about the popular topic of weight loss. As opposed to the latest fad diets, the living food lifestyle is a key to long-term success for those struggling to loose excess body weight, since this approach addresses and eliminates toxicity.
The class will also feature easy-to-follow, delicious and nutritious recipes. The demo menu will include Mushroom Cannelloni with Marinara, Red Beet Gazpacho, Raw Sauerkraut, “Bilbil Buster Smoothie” and the Halloween-themed Raw Pumpkin Pie.
Furthermore there will be an inspiring guest talk by Tilo Korb, who recently completed a 60-day raw juice fast.
The class will be held on Saturday, October 27, at 2.30 p.m. at Sugarleaf Makati, MEDIcard Building located at Paseo de Roxas corner Gil Puyat in Makati.
|Sam Milby's walk-in closet as shown on "Interior Motives"
Sam Milby will open his home for everyone this Saturday, October 27, on “Interior Motives” hosted by Angel Aquino.
This week’s theme which is all about “personality-driven homes” will show more of Milby out of the limelight through a tour around his private oasis. In the episode, his design consultant Tess Medina will explain all about the actor’s modern and chic house as well as the inspiration behind the designs.
Apart from this, Aquino will also tour viewers to the Manila Fame Exhibit where she will have the chance to interview several designers such as Budji Layug, Ito Kish, Kenneth Cobonpue and many more.
“Interior Motives” airs Saturdays at 7 p.m. on the Lifestyle Network aired on SkyCable channel 52.
Boyet Almazan brings his over 30 years of DJ skills and wizardry playing at Manila's legendary clubs and discos: Stargazer, Louie Y’s, Faces, Euphoria, Kudos, Giraffe and Dreambar to a new home.
"Decadence with Boyet Almazan " is now at Aracama weekly starting this Friday, October 26, at 10 p.m. Aracama is located at The Fort Entertainment Center, Taguig.