MANILA – Valentine’s Day is a time to embrace all things cheesy. But if you’re single or the non-romantic type, here are some events this weekend that you may be interested in.
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AMPALAYA MONOLOGUES FEELS-FEST 2020
When: February 14 to 15
Where: Commune Café, Poblacion, Makati
Spoken word poetry, acoustic music, and monologues are among the activities lined up in this two-day gathering of “bitter” individuals.
Fee is P400 per person, inclusive of one drink. Visit the Facebook page of Ampalaya Monologues for more details.
BIG BAD WOLF BOOK SALE MANILA 2020
When: February 14 to 24
Where: World Trade Center, Pasay City
The world’s biggest book sale returns to Manila this Valentine’s Day, offering as much as 90% off on titles in different categories.
As in previous years, admission is free and doors will be open for 24 hours.
GERARD SALONGA CONDUCTS PPO
When: February 14
Where: Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater)
The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra performs under the baton of guest conductor Gerard Salonga for its sixth season concert. Soprano Andion Fernandez-Ching is the guest soloist.
The program for the concert includes Lucio San Pedro’s “Ang Buwan sa Kabundukan,” Franz Schubert’s “Erlkőnig,” Manuel De Falla‘s “Siete Canciones Populares Españolas,” Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Tatiana’s Letter Scene” (Eugene Onegin), Jeffrey Ching’s “My Heart Stayed Numb” (The True Story of King Kong), and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony no.6, op. 74, B minor ‘Pathetique.’”
Tickets are priced from P400 to P1,500, with discounts available to students, senior citizens, and groups. For inquiries, call the CCP Box Office at (02) 8832-3704.
LAZADA WOMEN’S FESTIVAL
When: All weekends of February
Where: Lazada website
Lazada Philippines is offering discounts on all weekends of February for its second Women’s Festival.
Users of the shopping platform can score bargains on items under the following categories: fashion, home, beauty, and baby.
TRANSCENDANCE: A DALOY MOVEMENT
When: February 14
Where: Kondwi, Makati
Choreographer, contemporary performer, and movement facilitator Ea Torrado will offer a 3-hour interactive performance as part of the 2020 Fringe Manila Art Festival, with live music by DJ Ed Croix.
The performance will include an opening performance called “Hungry Ground” by K.Go, a Brooklyn-based artist. In a Daloy Movement Jam, all bodies and all backgrounds are welcome.