Your Weekend Guide (October 27, 2016)

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Pop-Up store

2017 Ferragamo fall collection Salvatore Ferragamo showcases its latest designs at a Pre-Fall 2017 Pop-Up Store daily until Oct. 28 at Edsa Shangri-La Plaza’s Grand Atrium. Guests may browse through and buy the brand’s latest shoes and bags there.

Fine collectibles fair

The organizers of Art Fair Philippines and Art in the Park have come up with a third fair – The Nonesuch: Fine Collectibles and Rarities, which showcases a vetted selection of art, antiques, furniture, jewelry, books, maps and prints, and other objets d’art in a unique setting. The fair will be held from Oct. 27 to 29 at The Gallery of The Peninsula Manila in Makati City. There will be 12 participants, ranging from art galleries to jewellers to antique and furniture stores.An adjunct to the fair is The Nonesuch Salon, a speaker’s series of talks on a wide range of topics, at the hotel’s Sionil Jose Function Room. Martin Tinio, Jr. will be talking about “The Peineta: Combing Through Its History” on Oct. 27, 11 a.m. This will be followed at 4 p.m. by Emmanuel Breguet discussing his family’s legacy in “Breguet, Watchmakers since 1775.” On Oct. 28, 2 p.m., playwright and textile collector Floy Quintos will discuss the “The Ifugao Bale.” On Oct. 29, 10 a.m., Prof. Ambeth F. Ocampo will talk “On Collecting and Stewardship,” while Ino Manalo will tackle “Religious Urnas” on the same day at 2 p.m., while “Living With The Best of Filipino Culture” is the topic Augusto Gonzalez III will handle at 6 p.m. Tickets to The Nonesuch are P350 for a day pass, and P1,000 for a three-day pass.

Comedy nights

ENJOY Pinoy stand-up comedy in Funny Fridays on Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, 8:30 p.m. at the Teatrino Greenhills Promenade, San Juan. Featured artists include Alex Calleja, GB Labrador, Victor Anastacio, Red Ollero, James Caraan, Ryan Rems, and Nonong Ballinan. Tickets and schedules are available at TicketWorld (, 891-9999) or Teatrino (722-8310 local 116 or 721-2949).

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

RESORTS World Manila presents the theater musical version of Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Newport Performing Arts Theater. The show runs from Oct. 27 to Nov. 12. Tickets and schedules are available at TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Licad plays Chopin

INTERNATIONALLY renowned pianist Cecile Licad performs classical masterpieces in Cecile Licad: Chopin in the Key of C at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, on Oct. 27, 8 p.m. Joining her is the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of its former musical director and principal conductor Olivier Ochanine. The concert will feature the timeless classics: Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 in E Minor and Concerto No. 2 in F Minor played by Ms. Licad, while the PPO will play Genoveva’s Overture as opening number. This is a fund-raising concert for the benefit of San Pablo Apostol Parish in Tondo, Manila. Tickets – ranging in price from P500 to P5,000 – are available at TicketWorld (, 891-9999).


ENJOY a wide roster of films at the Quezon City International Film Festival (QCinema). The festival is ongoing at various cinemas in Quezon City until Oct. 28. Visit for details.

Instax Coffee and Crafts

FUJIFILM is hosting a series of Instax Coffee and Crafts sessions. Each session is hosted by a craft master who guides participants on how they can embellish their Instax prints and albums. Graphic artist and calligrapher Abbey Sy will lead the workshop on Oct. 28, 3 p.m., at the Glorietta Activity Center. This is open to all Instax users for free and art materials will be provided.

Spoken word poetry

ENJOY spoken word poetry and music in Teorya ng Paglikha featuring Juan Miguel Severo on Oct. 28, 8 p.m., at Power Mac Center 2 Spotlight, Level 2 Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati City. Guests include Jai, Zuela Herrera, Alfonso Manalastas, M Manese, and Louise Meets. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Halloween concert

TRICKS and Musical Treats, a PPO Family Concert, an orchestra appreciation concert for children and families will be held on Oct. 29, 4 p.m., at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It will feature the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) in a program subtitled “Musical Adventures at Camp Harmonia.” The program will focus on outdoor fun and games, within an environmentally friendly camp site with actors Liesl Batucan, Blanche Buhia, Aldo Vencilao, and Joshua Tayco and PPO. Herminigildo Ranera conducts. Pre-concert activities will start at 2:30 p.m. with a musical instruments petting zoo, and trick or treat and activities at the Main Theater Lobby at 3 p.m. The children are encouraged to come in their best costumes. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Heroes and Villains

CRIMSON Hotel will hold a Heroes and Villains Supper Halloween party on Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (P950 net) and 2-5 p.m. (P1,100 net). Kids can come dressed as their favorite cartoon character and enjoy the ball party, superhero dash, face painting, the “City of Villains,” trick or treat, and costume contests. For inquiries and reservations, call 863-2222 local 1205.


DREAMPLAY at City of Dreams Manila will hold its annual “Spookfest” from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, with games, activities, special performances, and prizes. Children can sign up for the Spookfest VIP Package for P1,500 which includes an all-day pass at DreamPlay, an exclusive experience to participate in the Shrek or Treat Pumpkin Hunt and Shrek It Out Costume Contest, admission to view the DreamWorks Halloween movie at the Dream Theater, a pass to create pumpkin-shaped gingerbread cookies at Gingy’s Kitchen, photo ops with Shrek, and a Spookfest bag with DreamPlay goodies. Kids who come prepared with their scariest, coolest, or most creative costumes can join the Shrek It Out costume contest to be held every day from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 at 3 p.m., and get a chance to win an overnight stay at Nobu Hotel Manila or DreamPlay tickets. The winners will be announced on Nov. 1. For inquiries and admission, guests can call 800-8080 or e-mail or visit

Horror stories

EXPERIENCE fun and excitement this Halloween with the wildest horror maze at the Halloween Horror House Asian Horror Stories, at One Esplanade on Oct. 29 to Nov. 1 Tickets and schedules are available at TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Game of Bones

THIS YEAR, families, pet lovers and fans of Game of Thrones can enjoy a crossover of their favorite things at “Game of Bones,” a Halloween event on Oct. 29, 2 p.m. onwards inspired by the cult favorite TV series by HBO. At Eastwood City’s “Game of Bones,” kids and pets in costume can win prizes while taking part in Trick or Treating and thematic activities like the sword fight training, dragon and castle inflatables, archery, and the Iron Throne photobooth. Over at Fuente Circle, partyphiles can enjoy DJ-led parties hosted along Eastwood City Walk. Here guests can also catch sightings of creepy mimes and monsters. For 2017, inspired by the block buster hit movie It, scary clowns will roam Eastwood City from the DJ booth to the streets for the Red Balloon Party. Guests are also encouraged to come in their creepiest clown masks to join in the fun. Meanwhile, at Forbes Town, Hotel Transylvania comes alive for Halloween on Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. Get to meet Dracula and play at interactive booths offering slime and art activities, photo opportunities, and more. Kids in costume can also take part in Trick or Treating and join the costume contest inspired by the popular kids movie.

Haunted Hollywood

EASTWOOD Richmonde’s terror-themed party will be movie-inspired this year. Aptly titled “Haunted Hollywood,” the kid-friendly event, happening on Oct. 29, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., will include a hearty snack buffet with drinks, assorted snack stations, a magic show for the little ones, a Horror House for kids and the kids at heart, games, glitter tattoos, photo booth, and a loot bag of goodies. The highlight of the party is the costume parade where children and parents who come dressed up as their favorite Hollywood celebrity or scary movie character get the chance to win gift certificates for hotel accommodations. Tickets are priced at P850 net each for both children and adults. Toddlers two years old and below can swoop in for free. For inquiries and reservations for rooms and party tickets, call 570-7777.

Enchanted Forrest

THIS Halloween, the Edsa Shangri-La, Manila transforms into an enchanted forest filled with activities and entertainment, snacks, and treats. Enter the ancient world of myths and legends and discover the tales of mythical creatures and supernatural beings as they come to life at the hotel’s Isla Grand Ballroom on Oct. 29 from 1 p.m. onwards. Tickets for the Halloween party are P2,200 net per person, inclusive of access to a string of activities and shows including a magic show, a mini musical light art, an LED show, a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts booths, a hair salon, mug design booth, and storytelling, kiddie salon, Lego station, kiddie canvas painting, playhouses, inflatables, trick or treating, a photo booth, games, and raffle draws, and more. For inquiries and reservations, call633-8888 or e-mail Tickets are available at Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s Event Lounge and Business Center daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hallow’s Eve Carnivals

THE Marriott Manila makes Halloween more fun and frightening with multiple Hallow’s Eve Carnivals on Oct. 29 brunch (11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at P2,600/person, Oct. 29 and 31 dinner (6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.) both at P2,100/person. This lavish boo-ffet will entitle your kids to a fun-freaky trick or treat activity with entertainment by balloon twisters, stilt walkers, unicyclist, and surprise scares. Kids’ loot bags will be filled with items from Marriott’s sponsors and they will have a chance to get a gift certificate for another round of buffet experience. For inquiries, advance orders and reservations, call 988-9999 or visit

Goblin Run

THE Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila presents “Goblin Run 2017: Sofitel’s Halloween Fair” on Oct. 29. In collaboration with Thinksportsph, the “Goblin Run” takes off from Sofitel’s Harbor Garden Tent and is held for the benefit of the children of Virlanie Foundation. There are two categories – 3K and 5K – with start and end points at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. The race starts at 5 p.m. for the 5K race and 5:10 p.m. for the 3K. The run takes participants through the CCP Complex. Obstacles like inflatables, a water cannon, and net crawl await runners. Over at the Harbor Garden Tent are treats, a goblin-mansion themed photobooth, face painting activities, and special games for kids and kids-at-heart. Come in a Halloween costume and win a special prize. In-store registration ends on Oct. 28 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila and GNC branches at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, TriNoma, SM Aura, SM Manila, and Glorietta 4. Registration fees are at P600 for the 3K race and P700 for the 5K. All participants shall receive event race bibs, a T-shirt, a finisher’s medal, and a loot bag, and will have an access to the Halloween Fair. An assortment of raffle prizes is also in store.

Hotel Transylvania

DIAMOND Hotel Philippines welcomes guests to Count Dracula’s lavishly luxurious lair where monsters of all kinds party the night away. Featuring the animated movie Hotel Transylvania, the party will be at the Diamond Ballroom on Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event ticket (P1,000 net per person) is inclusive of a snack box, a party loot bag, and a load of fun activities. A Nintendo Switch with a Joy-Con is the grand prize at the raffle draw. Among the activities are trick or treat around the hotel, face painting, glitter tattoo, arts and crafts, and a photo booth. There will be live musical performances and food booths. Kids in their most creative costumes get a chance to win prizes. Diamond Indulgence Card members are entitled to a P100 discount for a maximum of four tickets purchased. For event ticket inquiries, call 528-3000 ext. 8461.

Beauty and the Beast

REPERTORY Children’s Theater presents the musical Beauty and the Beast at the Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City until Dec. 14. Joy Virata directs the classical story. Tickets and schedules are available at TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Galactic Invasion

DRESS your children as aliens, astronauts, storm troopers for Bonifacio Global City’s Galactic Invasion Halloween party on Oct. 29, 4 p.m., at the Bonifacio High Street Activity Center. They can join the Trick-or-Treat parade and score loot bags and other prizes. Special Halloween loot bags are also up for grabs for a minimum purchase of P2,000 from any Bonifacio High Street, One Parkade, and Two Parkade store on the same day. There will also be acting workshops, storytelling and art sessions science experiments care of The Mind Museum, and karaoke and inflatable toys. The Book Stop project will also hold Star Wars Quiz Night at 6 p.m. For details, visit or

The Mad Tea Party

WESTGATE will hold a Mad Tea Party which includes a costume contest.

CHASE THE white rabbit with Alice down the rabbit hole at Westgate Center’s Halloween costume contest, The Mad Tea Party, at the Activity Park, 5 p.m. on Oct. 31. Children ages four to 11 can wear their best Alice in Wonderland-inspired costumes for the contest. There will also be a bubble show and magic show, face painting and glitter tattoo sessions, balloon sculptures, cotton candy, free loot bags, and a photo booth. To join the Halloween costume contest, bring a P1,000 (minimum) single receipt or two accumulated single receipts from Westgate Center establishments from Oct. 16 to 30 and Oct. 31 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and claim a Halloween Event pass at the Activity Park registration booth on Oct. 31. The three winners with the best Alice in Wonderland-themed costumes will each receive P5,000.