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Entertainment News (04/16/24)

Robinsons Magnolia to hold Vet Appreciation Day

APRIL 18 is Vet Appreciation Day at Robinsons Magnolia. Animal lovers, pet owners and their pets, students, families, and aspiring veterinarians can join talks on animal health and welfare, food safety, and environmental conservation. There will be a pet parade featuring cats and dogs, games, and raffle draws. There will be free pet services as well, including Pet Bakuna (free anti-rabies vaccination) and Pet Konsulta (free vet consultation). Vet Appreciation Day will be held at the Activity Area of Robinsons Magnolia on April 18, from 10 a.m. onwards. The Robinsons Malls Happy Pets Club, the Quezon City Veterinary Department, and the Society for the Advancement of Veterinary Education and Research, will celebrate the doctors who help keep pets healthy.

Abigail gets midnight screening on April 17

ABIGAIL (played by Alisha Weir), the kidnapped ballerina and — unbeknownst to her captors — very hungry vampire, is out for blood. The horror movie Abigail premieres in cinemas April 17 with a midnight screening. The members of the kidnap crew, who dwindle as the night wears on, are played by Melissa Barrera, Dan Stevens, Kathryn Newton, Kevin Durand, Will Catlett, Angus Cloud, and Giancarlo Esposito.

Yeng Constantino performs at City of Dreams

CENTERPLAY at City of Dreams Manila will be turning the spotlight on Filipino pop rock star Yeng Constantino. She will have a concert there on April 23 at 9 p.m., the 7th in the monthly CenterPlay Live Concert Series. Some of her chart-topping songs include “Hawak Kamay,” “Salamat,” “Cool Off,” “Lapit,” “Chinito,” and “Ikaw,” some of which will be sung at the concert. There will also be performances from the Swerve band and DJs from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Guests can reserve a seat or a table with consumables starting at P2,950. VIP couch seats for a party of eight will be available for P23,600 and VIP Small Tables for a group of four at P11,800, inclusive of consumables. For reservations, call 8800-8080 or e-mail guestservices@cod-manila.com.

Interactive activities for kids from Promil

THE PROMIL Gifted Brain Room, the first of its kind in the country, is now open at Robinsons Galleria. It showcases interactive activities that encourage children to play and exercise their mental skills at the same time. Presented by Wyeth Nutrition and done in collaboration with Mystery Manila, the Promil Gifted Brain Room welcomes children ages three to seven years old to four mission rooms, each of which highlights one of the Four Brain Developmental Milestones: focus, memory, language, and problem solving skills. The Promil Gifted Brain Room is open until May 15. Slots can be reserved for free at promil.mysterymanila.com.

Perrie of Little Mix goes solo

GLOBAL music superstar Perrie has unveiled her long-awaited debut solo single, “Forget About Us,” a bittersweet uptempo pop song co-written with Ed Sheeran and David Hodges. The track aims to introduce Perrie as a solo artist by highlighting her vocal talent. “Relationships have been a huge part of my life and they’ve made me who I am now. I think it’s a nice sentiment to be honest about and it’s super relatable,” she said of the song. It is accompanied by a music video directed by Jake Nava and shot in Cape Town. “Forget About Us” is out now on all digital streaming platforms.

Bacolod calls for entries to Sept. film fest

THE BACOLOD City government launched a film festival which will showcase the creativity of filmmakers in the city. Mayor Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez officially announced the call for entries, in accordance with the recently approved City Ordinance No. 1061, also known as the Bacolod Film Festival Ordinance. Ten filmmakers and residents of Bacolod City will receive production grants worth P300,000 each to shoot their short films. These will be shown during the film festival in September, with an awards night to be held as a culminating event.

Crwn marks debut album with launch party

AFTER 11 years of creative partnerships, producer King Puentespina, known as Crwn (stylized as crwn), will be launching his long-awaited debut album, Séance, on May 11. The day will be marked by an event called The Gathering that will give fans the chance to experience the album’s dynamism live with all its collaborators. The dance music-centric album has a roster of 11 songs, both familiar and new. Details regarding the event’s location and additional featured artists will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Fans can secure their tickets for The Gathering on May 11 through the following link: bit.ly/seancebycrwn.

Korean alt-pop artist t024 drops new single

T024, an alternative pop duo from South Korea, has released their new single, “Cedarwood & Tangerine,” a nostalgic track that aims to immerse listeners in a multisensory experience. “You know how sometimes you randomly smell something and it just takes you back? Like, it brings up a picture in your head or a certain vibe, even if you can’t pinpoint all the details. I thought that was super interesting and it’s actually what got me to write this song,” said Senji, singer-songwriter of t024. “Cedarwood & Tangerine” is a sneak peek of the duo’s inaugural EP. It is out now on all streaming platforms.

SB19’s Justin releases Maroon 5 cover

P-POP star Justin, best known as a member of SB19, has released a new song, “Sunday Morning,” via Sony Music Entertainment. The track reimagines the Maroon 5 classic with a jazz-infused flavor. It is produced by RADKIDZ’s Josue, who turned the 2004 smash into a contemporary jam. “Sunday Morning is one of my personal favorites and it’s one of my go-to karaoke staples since childhood. I was supposed to perform the song in the Asian leg of the PAGTATAG! World Tour, but the shows got canceled as we were resolving some internal issues,” Justin said in a statement. It is out now on all digital streaming platforms.

UST’s student-led media agency to debut two shows

MORF, an agency formed in 2023 by third-year Communication students from the University of Santo Tomas, will be producing two shows as part of COMMTV, an annual interclass competition for TV production run by the school. The first, Beyond the Arch, is an interview series that features Thomasian alumni reminiscing about their time in college and visiting important spots that have changed or disappeared from the campus. The second, Battle of The Hustle, is a reality game that features select students who will launch their businesses and compete to win titles. They will be streamed live on the Facebook page of UST Tiger TV sometime in April and May. Visit @morfcollective across different social media platforms for more details.

The Garfield Movie comes to PHL cinemas in May

A NEW Garfield adventure is in store with The Garfield Movie, starring Chris Pratt as the voice of everyone’s favorite lazy orange tabby. Also featuring the voice of Samuel L. Jackson as Garfield’s dad, it opens in cinemas May 29. The film sees Garfield in a wild outdoor adventure after joining his long-lost father, scruffy street cat Vic, on a hilarious, high-stakes heist. It is directed by Mark Dindal and is based on the Garfield characters created by Jim Davis. It premiers in the Philippines on May 29 under Columbia Pictures.