MANILA - Here are some of the events, shows, and activities that you can check out this weekend.
1. JOSH GROBAN BRIDGES TOUR MANILA
When: February 22
Where: Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City
Local organizer Ovation Productions is bringing back multi-platinum singer and songwriter Josh Groban to Manila. Groban first performed in the Philippines in 2007. This visit is part of a worldwide tour promoting his latest album, "Bridges," which features the hit "River."
Joining him in the concert is local superstar Lea Salonga.
2. ART FAIR PHILIPPINES
When: February 22 to 24, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The Link, Ayala Center, Makati
Founded in 2013, Art Fair Philippines aims to showcase the best modern and contemporary visual art in the country.
Tickets are at P350.
3. BIG BAD WOLF BOOK SALE
When: February 22 to March 4, 24 hours
Where: World Trade Center, Pasay City
This year's Big Bad Wolf book sale is bigger than ever with two million books across different genres.
Entrance to the event is free.
When: February 22 to March 17
Where: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Pasay City
Tanghalang Pilipino's "Coriolano" is a Filipino translation of William Shakespeare's tragic play "Coriolanus," which reexamines the life of the complex, multi-faceted hero.
Directed by Carlos Siguion-Reyna and translated by Guelan Luarca, "Coriolano" stars Marco Viana, Bryan Sy, Sherry Lara, Frances Makil-Ignacio, Jonathan Tadioan, JV Ibesate, Rhodora Davao, and the Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company.
Tickets are available at TicketWorld.
5. DIRTY OLD MUSICAL
When: February 22 to March 23
Where: Music Museum, Greenhills
Spotlight Artists Centre's "D.O.M," or "Dirty Old Musical," returns for another run. It centers on a boy group, The Bench Boys, which was famous in the 1970s up to the mid-1980s before retiring from the public eye. However, the estranged bandmates were forced to to reunite to raise funds for an ailing member.
It stars Nonie Buencamino, Robert Seña, Bo Cerrudo, Jett Pangan and Carlo Orosa as the Bench Boys.
6. NOW UNITED IN MANILA
When: February 24, 6 p.m.
Where: Eastwood Mall Open Park, Quezon City
Now United, dubbed the first "global pop group," is returning to Manila.
The group is composed of 14 singers and dancers from different countries, including Bailey May from the Philippines.
For more details, visit the social media pages of Wilbros Live.
7. RESIST! ANTHEMS OF STRUGGLE AND TRIUMPH
When: February 23, 7 p.m.
Where: Abelardo Hall Auditorium, University of the Philippines, Quezon City
"Resist! Anthems of Struggle and Triumph" will be the opening show of the 2019 Abelardo Hall concert series. The University of the Philippines Symphony Orchestra (UPSO) will make its Abelardo Hall debut together with the UP Madrigal Singers, pianist Pia Dino-Balasico, and playwright-singer Rody Vera. They will perform under the baton of UPSO musical director Josefino Chino Toledo.
The concert repertoire will feature works inspired by historic protests, revelry and rejoicing from composers such as Ludwig Van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Giuseppe Verdi, Jan Sibelius, Ramon Santos, Juan Hernandez, and Chino Toledo.
Tickets are at P250 and P500.
8. VIVA VOCE ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY
When: February 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Power Mac Center Spotlight, Makati
Let opera singer group Viva Voce serenade you with the greatest hits and hidden treasures from the Golden Age of Broadway.
The repertoire for the show will include numbers from famous musicals like "West Side Story", "Oklahoma!," "South Pacific," "My Fair Lady," "Kismet," "She Loves Me," "The Most Happy Fella," "The Music Man," "Man of La Mancha," "Gypsy," and "Kiss Me Kate."
Tickets are from P1,000 to P2,500. For more details, visit Viva Voce's social media pages.