MANILA -- Here are some of the events, shows, and activities you can check out this weekend.
1. KASKADE IN MANILA
When: March 2
Where: Cove Manila, Okada Manila
Join Grammy-nominated DJ Kaskade at the first-ever night swim party at Cove Manila.
This marks Kaskade's return to the Philippines after three years. In 2016, he released the music video for his 2015 song "Us," which was filmed entirely in the Philippines. His other hits such as "Angel on my Shoulder," "4 AM," "Move for Me," and "Turn it Down."
Tickets start at P1,000++. Buy-1-get-1 on all drinks purchased at the swim up bar. Doors open at 10:30 p.m.
Guests will be provided with towels. Changing and shower areas are available for guests who have not booked cabanas. Lockers can be rented for P150.00.
Attire is beachwear or summer casual. Swimwear is required to enter the pool.
2. SILENT SKY
When: March 2 to 25
Where: Onstage, Greenbelt 1, Makati City
Repertory Philippines shines the spotlight on brilliant women scientists in history through its new production "Silent Sky."
"Silent Sky" focuses on the accomplishments of Henrietta Swan Leavitt, a scientist in Harvard College Observatory in the 1900s who claimed her place in the field of astronomy despite being forbidden from ever using a telescope. Leavitt and her team of women astronomers made groundbreaking discoveries which shaped modern astronomy, despite the attitudes against women that marked the era.
The female-led cast is directed by Joy Virata and features Cathy Azanza, Caisa Borromeo, Topper Fabregas, Naths Everette, and Sheila Francisco.
3. KINKY BOOTS
When: March 2-18
Where: Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City
Following a successful run last year, Nyoy Volante will once again take on the role of the drag queen Lola for the restaging of the Tony-winning musical “Kinky Boots.”
His wife, Mikkie Bradshaw, will also be part of this year’s production, which will run from March 2 to 18 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati City.
Read our review of “Kinky Boots” here.
4. GRAB CAFE POP-UP
When: March 2-11
Where: B3 Bonifacio High Street, BGC
Grab has partnered with homegrown coffee heroes Yardstick, El Union Coffee, and And Then for the launch of pop-up coffee store GrabCafé.
Powered by GrabRewards, GrabCafe provides an avenue for passengers to use their ride rewards and recharge them with a special Grab blend," explains Cindy Toh, Grab Philippines' country marketing head.
For only 900 points for a cup, Grabe users can already enjoy a drink. Points can also be used to avail of limited edition items like shirts, mugs, journals, eco bags and specialty coffee beans.
5. I REMEMBER THE BOY
When: March 3-4 and 10-11
Where: Arts Above, Artist Playground, West Venue Bldg., West Avenue, Quezon City
The OPM hit musical about millennials is back for a repeat limited run. An original musical revue featuring well-loved OPM songs, "I Remember A Boy" is about a group of friends who reunite at a cafe they once frequented when they were still college students. They shall recall how their friendship came together, how they fell in love and fell apart.
It is written by Ayu Martinez under the music direction Jesse Lucas and direction by Mariella Munji Laurel.
It stars 12 young performing artists: Kathleen Francisco, Cathrine Go, Philippe Go, Joe Henson, Mariella Laurel, Miko Manguba. Gian Gloria, Nina Macalino, Kendrick Ibasco, Vyen Villanueva, Shalee Vicencio and Jon Abella.
6. CALUM SCOTT IN MANILA
When: March 4, 6 p.m.
Where: Grand Atrium, Shangri-La Plaza
Calum Scott of "Britain’s Got Talent" treats mall guests to his
sweet and soulful music on Sunday.
The 29-year-old singer, known for hits like "You Are the Reason" and "Rhythm Inside," as well as his cover of Robyn’s "Dancing on My Own," is set to launch his debut album "Only Human" on
The human resources employee-turned-pop artist has topped charts across different platforms, including iTunes, YouTube, and Spotify. In the Philippines alone, his music has hit over 23 million
7. REDISCOVERING BINONDO - TEA WITH TINIO
When: March 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Yuchengco Museum, RCBC PLaza
Art and heritage expert Martin “Sonny” Tinio, Jr. shares his insights on the lost beauty and prestige of Binondo.
"Rediscovering Binondo" is the first of a three-part series of talks with Tinio, whose penchant for history and art led him to write books and monographs about Philippine social history, architecture, and landscaping, among others. He co-authored "Philippine Ancestral Houses," a book on Philippine colonial architecture, and was a former museum curator of the Intramuros Administration and Malacañang Palace.
8. INABEL 2018
When: March 4, 4 p.m.
Where: Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo
This benefit fashion show features avant garde streetwear designs of artist Otto Sacramento, children’s wear by Niña Corpuz and formal wear by Edgar Madamba. The show will be directed by veteran runway director Cata Figueroa.
Spearheaded by Dr. Joven Cuanang, the project will benefit the town of Pinili, Ilocos Norte, home to 95-year-old Lola Magdalena Gamayo (in photo), one of the country’s oldest weavers. She has been recognized by the NCCA as a National Living Treasure for her inabel designs. Her premium fabric will be worn by the models in the fashion show.
9. ROBINSONS MALL ENTREP CORNER
When: March 1-28
Where: Robinsons Magnolia
Paulinian entrepreneurs will hold a retail exhibit with the theme “One March, One Direction: Innovative Ways of Sharing Resources.” A total of 46 student companies composed of senior high and college students will showcase their products from trendy apparel to snacks and meals.
Some of the must-try shops for the event include Golden Memories Company whose Golden Croquettes are made from mushed potato balls and smashed vegetables such as carrots and malunggay leaves.
Scoops N’ Smiles ofers their own take on ice cream using soy milk as its main ingredient; The Pancake Skewers, which sells mini pancakes skewered with apples, mango and bananas; and Sea-Shi company’s fresh take on sushi rolls.
Mallgoers can also check out Chloe Marie's dresses for little girls, MOS Apparel's statement tees, and Arcane Curiosities’ pendants.
10. PPO OUTREACH CONCERT IN ILOILO
When: March 2, 7 p.m.
Where: Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City
The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra will hold an outreach concert in Iloilo conducted by Maestro Herminildo Ranera, the associate conductor of the PPO.
The Western Visayas outreach concert will be divided into two parts. For the first part, the PPO will perform classical pieces such as Johann Strauss's Fledermaus Overture, Ivanovich's Waves of the Danube Waltz, and Leroy Anderson's Serenata. The second part will feature well-known and popular Broadway and Filipino music.