Your Weekend Guide (October 12, 2018)

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Giant mall sale

ROBINSONS Malls hosts free live shows to be held in time with its Robinsons Malls Giant Sale from Oct. 12 to 17, with a wide array of stores and outlets offering up to 50% off. On Oct. 12, stars from the Kapuso shows My Special Tatay and The Stepdaughters will visit Robinsons Place Pangasinan. At Robinsons Place Lipa, the cast of Halik top-billed by Gab Lagman, Yen Santos, Sam Milby, Yam Concepcion, Jane de Leon and JC Alcantara will be coming over on Oct. 13. At Robinsons Place Palawan, Ika-5 Utos stars Migo Adecer, Inah de Belen, Jake Vargas, Jeric Gonzales and Klea Pineda will be entertaining their fans on Oct. 13. They will also be visiting Robinsons Place Malolos together with actress Marika Sasaki on Oct. 14. At Robinsons Starmills Pampanga, a Kapuso Mall Show with the stars of My Special Tatay will be held on Oct. 14, with a special performance from JBK The Millenial Trio. There will also be the ABS-CBN Star Hunt: The Kapamilya Grand Auditions at Robinsons Place Ilocos from Oct. 13 to 14. On Oct. 13, December Avenue will be performing at Robinsons Place Antipolo while Silent Sanctuary will be at Robinsons Place Naga. The latter will again perform Robinsons Metro East on Oct. 14. For details on Robinsons Malls’ latest offerings and promos, visit

Breast Cancer Awareness

ARANETA Center goes pink this month to raise awareness about breast cancer and show support to patients and survivors. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Araneta Center has painted its pedestrian lanes pink. There will also be a breast cancer awareness event, Beauty and Bravery: Empowering Women Against Breast Cancer, on Oct. 14 at the Gateway Mall activity area featuring inspirational and self-care talks. Dr. Claire Soliman, president of Philippine Society of Medical Oncologist, will talk about breast cancer, its causes, prevention, and treatment, while breast cancer survivor Gertrudes Calderon will share her story. Meanwhile, Kundalani Yoga teacher Tet Bachmann will discuss techniques on managing daily stress and resisting illness. Aside from the talks, the Philippine Cancer Society will offer free breast exams. Attendees can have their hair colored with washable pink dye for free at the event. For more information and other Araneta Center updates, follow @TheAranetaCenter on Facebook.

Weekends at Shang

THE EDSA Shangri-La Manila will hold a Travel Voucher Sale at the Level 4 hallway fronting Muji on Oct. 12 to 14 and one can visit the Thai Airways Travel Fair at the Grand Atrium for special offers on trips to Thailand and other destinations. Rising local star and former IV of Spades member UNIQUE will also be performing on Oct. 13, 7 p.m., at the East Atrium.

Bridal fair

SHANGRI-LA at the Fort, Manila hosts the Bridal Lounge, a wedding pop-up display at the hotel lobby’s Level 2 which will be open from Oct. 13 to 26, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Couples who confirm their wedding at the Bridal Lounge from Oct. 13 to Nov. 8 will receive exclusive privileges applicable to their event.

Pinoy Playlist

THE BGC Arts Center and Sun Life Foundation present Pinoy Playlist until Oct. 20 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater in BGC, Taguig city. A six-day celebration of Filipino musical talent across all genres and decades, the show is co-curated by Ryan Cayabyab, Moy Ortiz and Noel Ferrer. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Guadalupe The Musical

JULIE Borromeo’s Performing Arts Foundations presents Guadalupe The Musical at the Meralco Theater until Oct. 14. With book and lyrics by Joel Trinidad and direction by Baby Barredo, the story is based on the apparition of the Virgin Mary to peasant Juan Diego in Mexico in 1531. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Mamma Mia! returns

MAMMA MIA!, the popular jukebox musical featuring songs by ABBA, returns to Manila at the Theater at Solaire until Oct. 20. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Rep’s Rapunzel

REPERTORY’s THEATER for Young Audiences and the City of Makati present Rapunzel: A Very Hairy Fairy Tale until Jan. 27 at Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Makati. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Sembreak workshops

THE G-FORCE Project 2018 Sembreak Dance Workshop will be held at the G-Force Dance Center, Expansion Wing of Festival Mall on Oct. 13, 14, 20, and 21 for Batch 2. The workshops from all participating G-Force branches will culminate in a dance concert on Oct. 31 in The Theatre at Solaire.

Habi Trade Fair

SOME of the finest examples of Philippine-made textile products take center stage at this year’s HABI trade fair. The three-day trade Woven Voyages: 8th Likhang Habi Textile Fair 2018 will take place at the Activity Area of the Glorietta Mall in Ayala Center, Makati City on Oct. 12 to 14. It is open to the public. More than 80 exhibitors will take part this year, making it HABI’s biggest trade fair to date. And for the first time, the show will include textile exhibitors from the ASEAN region, namely, the weaving communities of Brunei, Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Vietnam. The fair includes a fashion show highlighting the woven fabrics in designs by Patis Tesoro, Len Cabili of Filip+Inna, LARA Samar, Jor-el Espina, Boy Guino-o of Alfonso Davao, Twinkle Ferraren, Malaysian designer Edric Ong, and Laura Fontan of Vietnam fashion house Chula. There will also be an exhibit featuring the textile art of Filipina-French artist Olivia d’Aboville, and the works of the winners of the Lourdes Montinola Weaving Competition. There will also be workshops and lectures on sustainability, and a tribal food lounge. On Oct. 12, there will be a talk on Junknot Upcycling: Building a Sustainable Future at 2 p.m., followed at 3 p.m. by The Starving Artist: Building a Neighborhood through Public Art, Food and Culture, and a performance by KontraGapi at 5 p.m. On Oct 13, the events are Learn the Art of Lumban Piña Embroidery at 11 a.m.; a performance by the St. Scholastica School at noon; Learn the Art of T’boli Embroidery at 1 p.m.; Manila Seed Kit: How to Grow Philippine Cotton at 2 p.m.; Tarduguk Sama Cultural Troup performance at 3 p.m.; the Lourdes Montinola Piña Weaving Competition Award at 4:45 p.m. followed at 5 p.m. the the Woven Voyage fashion show. On Oct. 14, at 11 p.m., there will be two simultaneous events at two stages, the Learn the Art of T’boli Embroidery talk and Fashion Revolution. At 1 p.m. there will be a show, Dita Sandico: Journey Beyond Fashion, at 2 p.m.; Cold Dye Shibori, 3 p.m.; Learn the Art of Lumban Piña Embroidery; 4 p.m. Tarduguk Sama Cultural Troup performance followed at 5 p.m. with a workshop on Sama dance; and also at 5 p.m., Clothes Styling with Twinkle Ferraren.