MANILA -- Here are some of the events, shows, and activities you can check out this weekend.
1. WANDERLAND PIXELS
When: March 10
Where: Filinvest City Event Grounds, Alabang
Irish band Kodaline and Grammy-nominated Jhené Aiko will co-headline this year’s Wanderland Music and Arts Festival. Some of the other acts to look forward to are Paris-based FKJ, the Bag Raiders from Australia, Daniel Caesar and Lauv.
Local acts who will be showcased include IV of Spades, Ben&Ben, Asch, Quest, and returning Wanderland performer Jess Connelly.
Wanderartist players Christian Cardenas, Sam Bumanlag, JP Pining, and Humbly are also set to strut their stuff around the festival.
Wanderland Pixels tickets are on sale at SM Tickets outlets and wanderlandfestival.com. Regular Wanderer tickets are at P4,800, while Star Wanderer tickets are priced at P8,000.
2. RUSSELL PETERS DEPORTED WORLD TOUR
When: March 10
Where: Plenary Hall, Philippine International Convention Center
Comedian Russell Peters is coming to the Philippines as part of his Deported World Tour.
The Deported World Tour will also feature one of David Letterman’s favorite comics, the legendary raconteur of weird stories, comedian Jake Johannsen.
Peters last toured Asia in 2015 and 2016 to sold out houses. He makes his comeback to live touring after taking time off stage since the filming of his last special, “Almost Famous,” for Netflix in 2016.
“I love getting to know my audience. It’s a collaboration between us,” Peters said. “I’ve been building the new act in clubs across the States over the past year and I’m very happy with it.”
3. HARDYS SUMMER CHILL OUT
When: March 9
Where: City of Dreams Manila
Experience and taste the best of Hardys wines in an exclusive summer chill-out event. For P1,500 net, your wine buds will be in for a treat as you go through the range and variety that Hardys, now Australia's second largest wine company, has built over the past century and a half.
Hardys pays homage to its heritage with a vintage like Nottage Hill Shiraz, named after Thomas Hardy's nephew Old Tom Nottage. The Nottage Hill bottle continues to offer a vibrant, full-bodied Australian wine expression with a soft, smooth finish.
The Stamp Range, marked by a Stamp of Australia design, is in the tradition of Thomas Hardy's desire to bring Australia's best to the world markets. It includes the Hardys Stamp Riesling, Hardys Stamp Chiraz Cabernet, Hardys Nottage Hill Chardonnay Semillon, and Hardys Stamp Cabernet Merlot.
The Varietal Range, marked by a VR logo in script, make for fruity, easy drinking wines created by Hardys to offer everyone the great diversity and flavors under its helm, sourced from single grape varieties.
4. PATH OF GOLD
When: March 11
Where: Power Mac Center Spotlight. Circuit Makati
Twenty contenders will climb the ring in this Philippine Wrestling Revolution event.
Following the familiar "Royal Rumble" format, "Path of Gold" begins with 2 competitors, with fighters entering the ring every 2 minutes until all 20 names are called. Eliminations are done via pinfall or submission until one person is left standing.
The winner is guaranteed a shot at any championship of his or her choosing at Wrevolution X 2018.
Matches featured on the night include: the PWR championship match between defending champion Ralph Imabayashi and last year’s "Path of Gold" champion Chris Panzer; the PWR tag team championship featuring Zayden Trudeau and BOLT versus John Sebastian and Crystal; the All Out War Championship match between Vlad Sinnsyk and The Apocalypse; and the Grudge Match between Dax Xaviera and Jake De Leon.
5. ELECTRO BEACH FESTIVAL
When: March 10, 3-11 p.m.
Where: Ibiza Beach Club, Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
Also dubbed the “Summer Foam Party,” the 10th edition of this dance and music event will be topbilled by Japanese DJ Daiki Wakayashi.
The hotel is offering a party and day tour package, inclusive of the event ticket, lunch buffet, Mövenpick ice cream,and complimentary use of the hotel’s pool, game room, and beach.
6. RICKY LEE BOOK LAUNCH
When: March 10, 10 a.m.
Where: Claro M. Recto Hall, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, Manila
Award-winning screenwriter Ricardo “Ricky” Lee unveils his newest Filipino novel "Bahay ni Marta," his third after the hugely popular romance "Para kay B" and horror-inspired "Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata."
The latest book is described as “a heart-gripping tale of love, transgression and redemption.” Early reviews invite the reader to enter a world where “the seeming whimsical meets layers of truths so deftly and deeply woven. With its alchemy of fantastical scenarios and relatable emotions, the reader can simply sing in recognition and insight towards the last few pages.”
This weekend's eventfeatures a program with special production numbers and Lee’s own revelation on what went on into the making of the book. The latest novel as well as previous published works of the author will be sold at discounted prices. Book signing follows after the program.
7. LASALLIANS' ENTREP CORNER
When: March 11-25
Where: Robinsons Place Imus
This year, 11 student-companies from De La Salle University-Dasmariñas will showcase various products at this exhibit, which has the theme “Remix” and features different culinary creations.
Among them: churros from Churrap Beh; pasta served in deep-fried cones from Conify’s; chicken balls from Chickones; chicken and fish with waffle cones from Waffle Nation; waffles and burgers from Snack Brawlers; cupcakes from Cuptain Tasty; fried sticks from Kruztix; empanitos from Prinitos; Japanese-style treats from Rutsu; tea soda from Brew Bar; and juices from Fruizzy.