Your Weekend Guide (September 6, 2019)

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Ballet Manila’s Snow White

BALLET MANILA opens its 24th season with the beloved fairy tale, Snow White, on Sept. 7 and 8 at the Aliw Theater, Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex in Pasay City. Choreographed by Lisa Macuja Elizalde. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).

Ballet Philippine’s Swan Lake

BALLET Philippines opens its 50th Season with Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake with ongoing performances until Sept. 8 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater. The ballet has been a staple in the company’s repertoire since 1978. The show will feature dancers from the Mariinsky Ballet (formerly the Kirov Ballet) in two evening performances alongside homegrown talents. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).

K-Pop at Klook Travel Fest

THE booking platform Klook will hold the Klook Travel Fest 2019 on Sept. 7 and 8 at Halls A and D of the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Now on its third run, expect bigger travel sale deals and promos, score up to P15,000 off on your purchases, and get entertained while booking a vacation. K-Pop boy group Monsta X and rising stars Weki Meki will be performing during the Klook Travel Fair on Sept. 7. The Klook Cosmic Celebration will feature live performances and fan engagements from both groups. Tickets to the event are only available on Klook and are of limited quantity. There will be VIP Package Inclusions, Flash Sale Inclusions, and Exclusive Klook Travel Deals. Those attending Klook’s Cosmic Celebration at Hall D can only start queueing at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 7. Gates open at 5 p.m., while the celebration begins at 7 p.m. Sign-up at http://www.klook.com/en-PH/activity/24283-travel-fest-2019-manila/. For details, visit Klook’s official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/klookph/.

Rak of Aegis

THE hit Pinoy jukebox musical Rak of Aegis returns to the PETA Theater Center, with ongoing performances until Sept. 29. The show uses the songs of the Aegis band such as “Halik,” “Sinta,” and “Basang-Basa sa Ulan,” to tell the tale of a perennially flooded barangay. This latest production features a mix of original cast members including Aicelle Santos and Kim Molina, Isay Alvarez-Seña and Sweet Plantado-Tiongson, Robert Seña and Renz Verano, and Kakai Bautista and Neomi Gonzales. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).

Grandparents Day at Shang

SHANGRI-LA PLAZA mall celebrates Grandparents Day with a performances by the Pundaquit Virtuosi of the CASA San Miguel youth orchestra at the Grand Atrium on Sept. 8, 7 p.m. The children of the Zambales-based string orchestra will perform under the baton of Maestro Ruggero Barbieri, and with violinist Alfonso “Coke” Bolipata, with a repertoire of famous classical music and timeless traditional Filipino pieces. For inquiries, call 370-2597 or 98 or visit www.facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficial.

Caritas’ Segunda Mana EXPO

PRE-LOVED items such as clothing, shoes, bags, toys, home and fashion accessories, all donated and given by generous individuals, companies, and organizations that are being offered at affordable prices as part of Caritas Manila’s Segunda Mana. Purchasing commodities from Segunda Mana helps funds the programs of Caritas Manila. The Segunda Mana EXPO is ongoing until Sept. 15 at the Vista Mall Antipolo in Rizal. For information on how to donate to Caritas Manila and its programs, call 563-9311, 564-0205, 0905-428-5001, 0929-834-3857, visit atcaritasmanila.org.ph, or e-mail caritas_manila@yahoo.com

VAV fan meet

VAV has a fan meet this weekend.

SOUTH KOREAN boy group VAV will hold its first fan meeting in Manila on Sept. 7 at the SM North EDSA Skydome in Quezon City. Formed by A Team Entertainment (formerly AQ Entertainment), the seven-member band is comprised of St. Van, Baron, Ace, Ayno, Jacob, Lou, and Ziu. They debuted on Oct. 31, 2015 with the mini-album Under the Moonlight. VAV’s 5th digital single, “Senorita,” is the Korean version of the mega hit with the same title by German artist Kay One. Tickets to the fan meet, produced by Istudyo Ni Pipay, range from P2,000 to P7,500 and are available at SM Tickets.

Araneta’s Grandparents Day

ON SEPT. 8, the Araneta Center will hold its annual Grandparents Day celebration entitled “Grand Hangout.” The Center has partnered with Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados — who has been vocal about her advocacy of elderly care — to celebrate Grandparents Day. On Sept. 6, she will be meeting 15 members of the elderly community who will be doing portraits of her. These portraits will be sold afterwards and part of the proceeds will be donated to Ms. Ganados’ charity of choice. Those interested in purchasing a portrait may contact Gateway Gallery curator Gari Apolonio at gatewaygallery@aranetagroup.com or 588-4000 local 8300. Meanwhile, the Grandparents Day celebration on Sept. 8 will feautre different activities across the Center. There will be a Grand Chess Championship starting at 10 a.m. in Gateway Mall with the winner given the opportunity to match-up with International Chess Master Chito Garma. At 3 p.m. in Ali Mall, there will be a Grand Ballroom Party in partnership with A. Dance Company, where grandparents can groove in one-hour classes of salsa and cha-cha. Farmers Plaza will have a performance by the Grand Symphonic Band at 3 p.m. Those who wish to reminisce the past can head on over to the relaunch of radio station DWWW 774. As the different activities are ongoing across the Center, free medical check-up and freebies will also be given away. To avail of these services, customers have to show a P500 single receipt purchase from any Araneta Center establishment. For details visit www.aranetacenter.net, and follow Araneta Center’s social media pages: @aranetacenter on Facebook and Twitter and @thearanetacenter on Instagram.





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