Your Weekend Guide (June 14, 2019)

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Beautiful the musical

KAYLA RIVERA plays the lead in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

BASED on the true story of Carole King’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to rock ‘n’ roll legend, Beautiful features classics such as “You’ve Got a Friend,” “One Fine Day,” “So Far Away,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” and “Natural Woman.” Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, a production of Atlantis Twenty, will run until July 7 at the Meralco Theater, Pasig City. It stars Kayla Rivera and Nick Varricchio, and is directed by Bobby Garcia. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (891-9999,

Swan Lake

THE Moscow Ballet’s classical choreography arm La Classique will perform the ballet classic Swan Lake, at the New Frontier Theater from June 14 to 22. Sharing the stage with the Moscow Ballet company are two Bolshoi Ballet principal dancers, Nina Kaptsova and Alexander Volchkov. The production of Swan Lake will be accompanied by the Russian Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Yaroslav Tkalenko. Tickets are available at all TicketNet (, 911-5555) and TicketWorld (, 891-9999) outlets.

Father’s Day at Shangri-La Plaza

SHANGRI-LA Plaza mall features the up and coming Male Ensemble Nine (MEN) in HANDOG: Father’s Day Tribute Concert 2019 on June 16, 7 p.m., at the mall’s Grand Atrium. The all-male group’s repertoire ranges from all-time favorites and classic OSTs, to OPM hits.

24th French Film Festival

ONGOING is the 24th French Film Festival whose slate of 15 films “explore the depths of human relationships and the importance of family.” The festival run until June 18 at the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas and Greenbelt 3 Cinemas. The festival will then move to the Ayala Center Cebu, June 20 to 22; the Abreeza Mall, Davao, June 28 to 30; and Ayala Capitol Central Mall, Bacolod City, July 10 to 12. Tickets are P150 per screening and can be purchased through the box office or via For details on the film-line-up, synopses, trailers, and screening schedule, visit or

We Bare Bears tour

THE We Bare Bears bros — Grizz, Pan-Pan, and Ice Bear — have been in the country to give hugs and spread PAW-sitivity over the past few weeks. On June 16, they will be at the Glorietta Activity Center for a day filled with activities, prizes and, lots of selfie opportunities. For updates visit

Malaya Music Festival

CELEBRATE Philippine independence by rocking out with some of local music’s hottest acts at the Malaya Music Festival at the Garden in Okada Manila on June 15. Performing are OPM icons Ebe Dancel, Urbandub, and Mayonnaise, as well as Johnoy Danao, Bullet Dumas, Gracenote, and December Avenue. Doors to the Malaya Music Festival open at 4 p.m. Food stalls and mobile bars are available at the event. Tickets are P1,000 each and include a free San Miguel Beer and access to the indoor beach club and nightclub Cove Manila. Tickets are available at For more information on tickets and upcoming events, visit

PHL Fashion Week Holiday

CROWNE PLAZA Manila Galleria will be hosting Philippine Fashion Week’s 2019 Holiday collection show on June 15 and 16 at the hotel’s Grand Ballroom. The two-day event kicks off the fashion event’s three-year partnership with the hotel as its official venue for its series of shows from 2019 to 2021. There will be four shows each day, at 2, 4, 6, and 8 p.m. June 15, 6 p.m., will see the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Bridal Fashion Show. The show is in conjunction with the “She Said Yes! Bridal Fair” on June 15. For inquiries, call 633-7222 or e-mail

Mark Siwat in Manila

ONE of Thailand’s fastest rising young actors, Mark Siwat, revisits the Philippines for his first solo fan meeting on June 16, 3 p.m., at Shaw Zentrum, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. He has starred in I Am Your King: The Series, and performed in Love by Chance. Tickets are available at

Ticket range in price from P3,500 (with a group photo, a handshake with gift giving, and game participation raffle) to P7,500 (which includes a meet and greet, signed Polaroid shot, a selfie, poster signing, a handshake with gift giving, send-off, and game participation raffle). My Turn: Mark Siwat 1st Live and Meet in Manila 2019 is presented by Wish Us Luck (Philippines) in partnership with 2gether House (Thailand).