Your Weekend Guide (October 25, 2019)

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GOT7 2019 World Tour

GOT7 — the multi-awarded KPop boy group, and  Billboard Music chart-toppers — are coming back to Manila. The group’s members (JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam and Yugyeom) will be performing in the Manila stop of the GOT7 2019 WORLD TOUR ‘KEEP SPINNING’ on Oct. 26, 7 pm, at the Mall of Asia Arena. The show is presented by PULP Live World. Tickets are available at SM Ticket outlets nationwide or online at

Cha Eun Woo Fan Meeting

KOREAN actor and singer Cha Eun Woo will be coming to Manila for the CHA EUN-WOO 1st Fan Meeting Tour [JUST ONE 10 MINUTE] in Manila on, Oct. 26 at the New Frontier Theater. The show is presented by Wilbros Live. Cha Eun Woo started as a member of the K-Pop group ASTRO which was named by Billboard as one of the best new K-Pop groups in 2016. He also ventured into hosting and acting while still being a part of ASTRO. He subsequently started acting, cast in the romantic comedy series Gangnam Beauty. He currently stars in a historic drama entitled “Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung. ” Tickets are available via and at all TicketNet outlets nationwide. For more information, call TicketNet hotline at 911-5555.


INDUSTRIA, in partnership with Snipple Animations Studios, will be celebrating Octoberfest in a special way this year. On Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. to midnight, Basti Artadi, Jejaview, Munimuni, Mntklya, and Jeepney Joyride will be performing at the Rocktoberfest 2019 for the benefit of A Stroke of Hope, a non-profit organization engaged in helping children with cancer at the Philippine General Hospital. They hold art teaching programs for therapeutic purposes and create outlets such as concerts, bazaars, and other events where the kids sell their artworks to build funds for their treatment. A Stroke of Hope believes that healing power of art to kids with cancer. Industria is at Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Libis, Quezon City

People’s Pride Cultural Fair

GREAT Women and Shangri-la Plaza present the People’s Pride Cultural Fair, a pop-up trunk show until Oct. 27 at the East Atrium. In line with National Indigenous Peoples’ Month, the event will showcase food and craftsmanship of Filipino indigenous groups such as the T’boli, Yakan, and Maranao.

SEA artists festival

TRAVERSING Southeast Asia with concerts, workshops, and talks about exploratory sound, Nusasonic has landed in Manila for a joint program with WSX X: Festival of the Recently Possible until Oct. 28. Celebrating its 10th edition, WSK X is a 13-day international electronic music and arts festival, showcasing concerts, residencies, and workshops with experimental sound artists, engineers, and musicians. For information, visit

Rustan’s Oct. 24 sale

RUSTAN’S starts Christmas early with a holiday shopping spree which runs from Oct. 24 to Nov. 20. Spend a minimum of P15,000 on a single-receipt transaction, and receive a special assorted dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Take home a bottle of Henriot Brut Souverain for a minimum of P100,000 worth of single-receipt purchase. Patrons get X3 FSP points multipliers on all items on Oct. 24 from 5-10 p.m. A whole lot of brands will be offering discounts — ranging from 25-50% — and gifts with minimum spends on that day too. Brands from the Women’s Department, the Jewelry Department, Beauty section, the Men’s Section, The Children’s Department, and the Houseware section will be participating. Meanwhile, there will be games and prizes and holiday-inspired goodies for guests, including sweets for the kids and drinks for the grown-ups, on every floor of Rustan’s Makati on Oct. 24. Every customer will receive a Holiday Shopping Map upon registration at the 5th floor. The first 500 customers who complete any of the activities per division on the map, can have it stamped at the activity area and claim a P500 gift card at the 5th floor Customer Service Counter. Newly registered and existing FSP and Beauty Addict members get a complimentary stamp. Rustan’s also offers a Christmas Registry service, where kids and kids at heart can write down their wish lists which will be sent to Santa and to their chosen friends and family, or even shared on social media. For more information about Rustan’s holiday offerings and activities, visit

Sweeney Todd

ATLANTIS Theatrical Entertainment Group caps it’s 20th anniversary season with Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street until Oct. 27 at The Theatre at Solaire. Directed by Bobby Garcia, it stars Jett Pangan and Lea Salonga. For tickets, visit TicketWorld (, 891-9999).


TANGHALANG Pilipino stages a Hiligaynon adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men titled Katsuri (Visayan “mouse”) until Oct. 27 at the Studio Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The play is set in present day Negros and presents the plight of sugarcane farmers. An adaptation by Bibeth Orteza and directed by Carlos Siguion-Reyna, the play stars Jonathan Tadioan and Marco Viaña, and the Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company. For tickets, visit TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

The Quest for the Adarna

REPERTORY Philippines’s Theater for Young Audiences presents a musical retelling of the Philippine folk tale “Ibong Adarna.” The Quest for the Adarna has performances until Jan. 26, 2020 at Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1, in Makati. When the king of Berbania falls mysteriously ill, his family learn he can only be healed by the song of the mythical bird, Adarna. The three brothers then take turns attempting the dangerous journey to help their father. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Minions at SM Supermalls

THE CHARACTERS from Despicable Me — Kevin, Stuart, and Bob — invade SM Supermalls around the country with the “Monstacular Fun with Minions.” The Minions-themed Halloween event includes a new Minions apparel line for children, teens and young adults. Shoppers and fans can participate in spooky games and activities such as DIY workshops until Nov. 3 at SM Malls. They can also get a chance to dress-up in Illumination’s Minions Halloween costumes exclusively at SM North EDSA and SM Fairview. For more information, visit

McDonald’s Halloween

ON Oct. 26, McDonald’s celebrates a Grand Halloween Family Experience at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City (F1 and F2). Families are encouraged to show off their best costumes and watch Ronald and the Gang help save Halloween from disappearing. There will be a Trick or Treat experience at the Plaza del Halloween Trick Street and the Barrio Sweet Treats Zone, with games and activities at the Trick Street, as well as inflatables, face painting, and a toy bazaar at the Treats Zone. Families can register and purchase tickets at participating McDonald’s stores or at the registration booth on the day of the event. Tickets are P250 for kids and P125 for adults and come with a Happy Meal of Chicken McDo with rice and regular orange juice, plus a crown and pouch giveaway for kids, and a Chicken McDo with rice and regular orange juice for adults. Visit to see the full list of participating branches where one can register.

Halloween at Ortigas Malls

WICKED WEEKEND at the Ortigas Malls starts on Oct. 26, 2 p.m. Wear costumes and enjoy the fun at Estancia where there will be musical performers at the Bridgeway. They can also take part in a potion class, games, and many other activities while amassing treats during trick or treat at Estancia. At Greenhills, Shoppesville is all suited up for a truly wicked Halloween Weekend. There will be a potion class, performances, and games for young and old. Get your share of tricks and collect one-of-a-kind treats from the Halloween-themed stores across the mall. Tiendesitas transforms Food Village into a frightfully fun venue for Halloween activities. There will be a Lego minifig MOC, a cosplayers’ event, and a musical show, games and a kiddie trick or treat parade that. To participate, pre-register on Oct. 24 and 25 (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) or on the event day on Oct. 26 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) at designated areas per mall. These activities are open to children and their families who have pre-registered. To receive one entry, present a single or accumulated purchase receipt of P2,000 from Oct. 18-23 from any of the Ortigas Malls.

Shriektober at Ayala Malls

CARTOON NETWORK and Ayala Malls have teamed up for Shriektober. Tricks, treats, and toons await kids and kids-at-heart in different Ayala Malls from Oct. 25 to Oct. 31, starting off at the UP Town Center. Dress up as a Cartoon Network character for a chance to win a prize. For more info on event schedules and activities, visit