Your Weekend Guide (October 19, 2018)

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Akapela Open

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), in cooperation with the Music School of Ryan Cayabyab, presents the Akapela Open International finals night at the CCP Main Theater on Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Akapela Open International is a movement and competition for contemporary a cappella ensemble singing. The finalists are Astrafellas (Baguio), Calafellas (Pangasinan), ConChords (Quezon City), KNKTD (Manila), Mvibe (Quezon Province), PhiSix (Makati City), PSquare (Davao), Sayil (Bulacan), Syncofellas (Bulacan), and Vocalmyx (Cagayan de Oro). Tickets are P200 and are available the CCP Box Office at 832-3704, and log on to for details.

Healing workshop

FEELING stuck in love, feeling unloved, feeling not beautiful enough, or feeling undeserving of love? Learn how to keep the spark of love alive at The Love Path workshop on Oct. 20. 1 p.m., at Carewell Wellness Center, 6F S&L Bldg., Dela Rosa corner Esteban Sts., Legazpi Village, Makati. Tickets are priced at P4,500 per person. For information, call 0918-888-9198.

INKFest 2018

CHILDREN’S illustrators group Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK) will hold this year’s INKFest 2018 on Oct. 20 at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The festival is a one-day event featuring talks, artist merchandise, a live art demo, the annual INK exhibit, portrait sessions, and portfolio reviews. For information, visit or contact

Grand Pet Gala

ROBINSONS Novaliches presents the Grand Pet Gala on Oct. 20. Pet services such as the anti-rabies vaccinations, pet checkup, and pet blessing will be available. Get chance to attend seminars and trainings, join the pet costume contest, and check out the event’s photo booth. Pre-registration is at the mall’s Info Booth located at Level 1, Expansion Bldg. Admission is free. For more information, visit

Mossimo Kids Fashion Show

FESTIVAL Mall presents “Shop. Play. Party” the Mossimo Kids Exclusive Party and Fashion Show on Oct. 20, 3 p.m., at the Expansion Hall. The event follows the recent Mossimo Kids Casting Call where children aged three to 12-years-old were given the opportunity to take part in a special model shoot and become the next Mossimo Kids ambassadors. Get free invitations, guaranteed seats, and special treats at the Mossimo Kids fashion show for a minimum single-receipt purchase worth P1,500 of Mossimo Kids apparel.

Pinoy Playlist

THE BGC Arts Center and Sun Life Foundation present Pinoy Playlist from Oct. 18-20 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater in BGC, Taguig City. A 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).

Mamma Mia!

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. 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.

Farewell performance

BALLET MANILA’s resident guest principals and multi-awarded dance partners Katherine Barkman and Joseph Phillips will perform at the opening gala of Le Corsaire, 6 p.m., on Oct. 20, at the Aliw Theater, CCP Complex. This special show also serves as their farewell performance, as Barkman returns to the US to join The Washington Ballet and Phillips pursues his as an international guest artist. Le Corsaire, one of the most thrilling classic ballets, follows the story of Conrad and his band of pirates as they rescue harem girls from slave traders and the sleazy Sultan Pasha. Le Corsaire will also have a performance on Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. Details on the shows, including ticket prices and schedules are available at Tickets are also available through all TicketWorld outlets (891-9999,