13 things to do this weekend: April 13-15


Posted at Apr 12 2018 05:31 PM

MANILA -- Here are some of the events, shows, and activities you can check out this weekend.


When: April 14
Where: Araneta Coliseum


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Sarah Geronimo is set to conquer the Big Dome anew as she celebrates her 15th year in the entertainment industry with a major concert.

The last time Geronimo staged a major solo concert was in December 2015, also held at the Big Dome.

Unlike her last concert two years ago, Geronimo said her repertoire for "This Is Me" will be a mix of her original songs and those which became relevant throughout her career.

Among her guests are Billy Crawford, Mark Bautista, Xian Lim, James Reid, and Daniel Padilla.


When: April 13
Where: Cove Manila, Okada Manila


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Cove Manila heats up the summer with the pulsating beats of Zedd.
Since his entry into the electronic dance music scene, Zedd has built an extraordinary name for himself making music, collaborating with different artists, and producing. In 2012, he debuted the single, “Spectrum” with vocals by Matthew Koma. 2013 proved to be an even bigger year when his single, “Clarity” featuring Foxes, became an overnight commercial hit. In the same year, he released “Stay The Night,” with Hayley Williams lending her vocals.

Without showing any signs of stopping, Zedd continues to churn out hits and collaborations with various artists like B.o.B, Armand Van Helden, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Alessia Cara and country artist Marren Morris. 
Tickets start at P3,000++ (VIP) and P1,500++ (general admission). Doors open at 10:30pm.


When: April 14
Where: Mall of Asia Arena


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The Irish band The Script is coming back to the Philippines for the third time as part of the Asian leg of the band's Freedom Child Tour to promote its latest album with the same title.

Tickets are priced at P12,000 (VIP Experience), P8,500 (VIP), P7,500 (Patron), P6,000 (Lower Box A), P4,000 (Lower Box B), P2,500 (Upper Box) and P1,000 (General Admission).

Composed of Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power, the band first visited the Philippines in 2011. The last time the group performed in Manila was in 2013.

The Irish band is known for hits such as "The Man Who Can't Be Moved," "Breakeven," "Hall Of Fame" and "Six Degrees of Separation" among others.


When: April 13
Where: Metrotent Convention Center in Pasig


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Raimund Marasigan and his crew mark the 20th anniversary of Sandwich. 

Sandwich was founded in 1998, with their classic debut album, "Grip Stand Throw," arriving the same year. They are considered to be one of the country's best, having picked up every award a rock band can possibly have in Manila.


When: April 14
Where: Bayanihan Center, Pasig City

If you're a local comic book fan, then you might want to drop by this year's Summer Komikon. 

One of the big draws for the event, which is still largely devoted to Filipino comic creators, is Francis Martelino, best known for his bizzare but hilarious series about a superpowered hotdog. 

He co-headlines with Rob Cham, whose silent graphic novel "Light," was recognized at the 2016 National Book Awards; and Rian Gonzales, who has drawn covers for Archie Comics, IDW Publishing and Valiant Comics. 

There's also a plethora of new comic books that are going to be launched, including works from Pol Medina Jr. of "Pugad Baboy" fame and "Beerkada" creator Lyndon Gregorio. 

For aspiring artists, there will be panels on how to edit comic books, how to make covers from an expert who has drawn for Marvel and DC Comics, and a workshop on digital art. 


When: April 13 to 22
Where: Globe Auditorium, Bonifacio Global City

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table perform “All For One” in the 2017 run of “Spamalot.” Jeeves de Veyra

Audiences can once again watch the Philippine production of the Tony-winning musical “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” 

This musical by Upstart Productions tells a crazy version of the story of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail. It is based on the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” which is considered one of the funniest comedies of all time. 

Read our review of “Spamalot” here.


When: April 13-15
Where: SM Megatrade Hall 1, SM Megamall,

Collectors, dealers, and enthusiasts of all kinds get together for the second edition of the National Swap Meet, which has included Toys for Marawi, an initiative to donate toys for the children of war-torn Marawi as a way to help those in need.

This year's swap meet promises more items to be found, seen, and auctioned, to not only passionate collectors, but even those who are just simply interested in what is to be shown off. 

A portion of the proceeds from the auctions will go to the Link Center for the Deaf, an organization that delivers integrated support program and provide scholarships to underprivileged deaf children, their teachers and parents. 

There will also be talks about various types of collecting, as well as live musical performances.


When: April 13, 8 p.m.
Where: Cultural Center of the Philippines
The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra culminates its 35th season with a finale concert featuring trumpet player Raymond de Leon as guest soloist under the baton of its music director Yoshikazu Fukumura.

The CCP resident orchestra will perform F. Delius's “A Walk to the Paradise Garden” and “Summer Evening,” F. Haydn's “Trumpet Concerto,” and M. De Falla's “El Sombrero de Tres Picos (Complete Ballet).”

When: April 15, 7 p.m.
Where: Shangri-La Plaza Grand Atrium

The renowned Drum Tao group of Japan is bringing their extraordinary dance, martial arts, and percussion show for the first time in Manila, with Shangri-La Plaza as one of their stops. 

Mall guests will witness this one-of-a-kind musical drum concert where highly trained Japanese Taiko drummers beat their Wadaiko drums together with passionate chanting and music. It’s a unique theatrical experience featuring an eclectic mix of dance and martial arts and flawless movements.


When: April 13, 7 p.m.
Where: FA Parking Lot, University of the Philippines-Diliman

The iconic concert series of the UP Mountaineers returns after seven years.

Traditionally hosted by Romeo Lee, a member of the UP Mountaineers and another big name in the rock and art scene, Elvis has always been the most awaited event for music lovers both on and off campus.

This year's concert features Romeo Lee and The Brown Briefs, Neighbors, The Jerks, Rockoustic Blues, Rod Mijares Combo, Tropical Depression, LTNS, Brown Beat All Stars, Maniackiss, Jah Dela Cruz, Flippin Soul Stompers, Coffee Break Island, Blidit, Runaway Boys and Di Nabubulok Band with Marcus Adoro.


When: April 15, 6 p.m.
Where: Eastwood Mall Open Park, Eastwood City 


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R&B singer Kyla launches her newest album with a mid-summer treat as she performs her newest hits live. 

Her new album “The Queen of R&B” under Star Music marks Kyla’s 18 years in the music industry. 

Purchase her album to gain seats and exclusive access to event area and catch the powerhouse performance for one night only. 


When: April 14-15
Where: Bonifacio High Street

Bonifacio Global City kicks off its annual “Summer on the Street” events this weekend with Fitstreet.

Bonifacio High Street transforms into a fun fitness playground with simultaneous classes of yoga, spin cycle, high intensity and fat-burning workouts, couples workouts, hip-hop, and more to choose from.


When: April 13
Where: Netflix

"Lost in Space" is a Netflix Original that dramatically reimagines the classic 1960s science fiction series. 

Thirty years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their new home they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, light-years from their original destination. 

Stranded along with the Robinsons are two outsiders who find themselves thrown together by circumstance and a mutual knack for deception. The unsettlingly charismatic Dr. Smith (Parker Posey) is a master manipulator with an inscrutable end game. And the roguish, but inadvertently charming Don West (Ignacio Serricchio) is a highly skilled, blue collar contractor, who had no intention of joining the colony, let alone crash landing on a lost planet.