Looking for something to see and do in Metro Manila this weekend? Look no further. In this list of weekend entertainment, you’ll find a lot of things to see and discover, activities to take part in, and places to visit. Have a blast this weekend with these latest offerings within the metro.
Watch Jack Huston as the vengeful Ben-Hur.
Starting August 17, history lovers can go to selected cinemas to watch Ben-Hur. Starring Jack Huston as Judah Ben-Hur, the film tackles the story of a Jewish prince who was falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother from the Roman army. After years at sea, Ben-Hur came back to his homeland to seek revenge on this act of betrayal. Other members of the cast include Morgan Freeman, Toby Kebbell, Nazanin Boniadi, and Rodrigo Santoro.
Soar high in this tale of love and adventure with Ballet Philippines.
Ballet enthusiasts can catch performances by Ballet Philippines as they relive a tale of adventure, love, and enchantment at Firebird and Other Ballets. This will be shown on August 19, 8:00 PM; August 20, 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM; and August 21, 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM at Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater), Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. You can also watch international guests with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra on select show dates. Ticket prices range from PhP412 to PhP3,090.
Ballet Manila explores people’s bravery and struggles to gain freedom in 'Rebel'.
You can watch Rebel by Ballet Manila as they use music and dance to relive the events leading to the 1986 EDSA Revolution. This show explores the power of faith and prayer, and is proof that a revolution does not have to be bloody and chaotic. Rebel will be shown at Aliw Theater, CCP Complex, Pasay City at 8:00 PM on August 19, 20, and 27. Guest artists will be Joanna Ampil and the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Gerard Salonga. It will also be shown at 3:00 PM on August 21 and 28 with Joanna Ampil. Ticket prices range from PhP515 to PhP1,545.
Watch Jed Madela in his own versions of Celine Dion’s songs.
Fond of Celine Dion’s hits? You can watch recording artist Jed Madela at The Iconic Concert Series: Jed Madela Sings Celine Dion. This will be held on August 19, 8:00 PM, at the Music Museum located at Service Road, San Juan, Metro Manila. Ticket prices range from PhP1,500 to PhP2,500. In 2005, Jed Madela was named as the first Grand Champion Performer of the World from the Philippines in the World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) held in Hollywood, California.
Fans can see the Chainsmokers American DJ duo, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, again as they perform at the Mall of Asia Arena on August 19 at 8:00 PM. Ticket prices range from PhP3,180 to PhP5,830, and are available at SM Tickets. The duo’s hits include “#Selfie,” “Roses,” and “Don’t Let Me Down.”
You can be the next sports champion. Join KidZania Games 2016!
Young sports enthusiasts of all levels can unleash their skills at KidZania Games 2016 from July 22 to August 20. This is the biggest sporting event of KidZania Manila, featuring new activities such as archery, fencing, javelin throw, and baton relay that participants can enjoy. This event will be held at Park Triangle, North 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Be in awe of stories and feelings told through photographs.
If you are interested in using photography as a medium for story-telling and self-expression, you can see Myth, an exhibition of photographs. It is the product of years’ worth of taking various photos by Jippy Pascua and Dennese Victoria. This exhibit opened last July 14 and will run only until August 21 at Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Hallway Gallery), 4th Floor, CCP Main Theater Building, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. Exhibit viewing hours are from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Tuesday to Sunday.
Take a closer look at streetball and urban music this August.
You can watch Global Hoops on August 20 at the Mall of Asia Arena, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Team Philippines will take on Team China and Team USA in streetball, a worldwide sensation which started to gain popularity in the early 2000s. Streetball legend Phillip “Hot Sauce” Champion of Court Kingz will lead Team USA. Wu You, also known as “More Free” will lead Team China. For Team Philippines, you can watch players including Ren Ren Ritualo, Don Allado, Wesley Gonzales, Willie Miller, and JR Aquino. Global Hoops will also feature hip-hop performances by artists such as Abra, Loonie, Ron Henley, Quest, The Philippine All Stars, and a surprise guest. Tickets are available at SM Tickets and prices range from PhP390 to PhP1,090.
End your long work week with a steak and wine dinner at huge discounts.
Meat lovers can go to Buddha-Bar Manila where they can get discounts every Friday from August 1 to October 30, 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM. When you order any steak dish, you can buy your second one and a glass of red wine at 50% off. Buddha-Bar Manila is located at Picar Place, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City.
Instant prizes can be won at Resorts World.
If you feel that luck is on your side, you can peel a lucky tab and you may just win chips worth PhP650 to PhP200,000. You can visit Resorts World Manila until December 31 and earn at least 30 points on slots and table games to get a lucky tab. Aside from chips, discounts at Passion Cantonese Restaurant as well as New York Pinoy Deli and Franks are up for grabs. Resorts World Manila is located at Newport Blvd., Pasay City.
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