Boy band meet and greet
MEET THE members of South Korean boy band Wanna One face-to-face as IME Philippines presents “Wanna One 1st Fan Meeting in Manila: Wanna Be Loved” on Oct. 13, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. For tickets, visit Ticketnet (www.ticketnet.com.ph).
ENJOY Pinoy stand-up comedy in Funny Fridays on Oct. 13, 20, 27, and Nov. 3, at 8:30 p.m., at the Teatrino, Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan. Featured artists include Alex Calleja, GB Labrador, Victor Anastacio, Red Ollero, James Caraan, Ryan Rems, and Nonong Ballinan. For details and tickets, contact TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999) or Teatrino (722-8310 local 116, or 721-2949).
Fly Me to The Moon
RODY VERA’S Fly Me to the Moon is set to be staged on Oct. 13-22 at Arts Above Artists Playground II. Directed by Paul Jake Paule, the show will feature Fatima Cadiz, Aldy Cadupay, Dea Formacil-Chua, Manu Gallardo, Clifford Gonzales, Ai Hose Ki, Jun Nayra, BJ Ocampo, Waki Tepace and The Players, and Artist Playground’s group of artists. Presented by Artist Playground, Inc., the Talent Factory, Inc., and Japan Foundation. Tickets available at TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
Kiddie educational fair
KIDS AND parents can enjoy activities that stimulate learning at the grand launch of the Grolier Carnival Fair at Ali Mall, Araneta Center in Quezon City. There will be a play area, a reading corner and drawing area, plus a creative challenge corner, free balloons for everyone, a balloon-twisting show, and a Talking English Mascot who will teach basic dance steps. For a minimum single receipt purchase of P500 from Ali Mall food and retail shops, Grolier will also offer a book and child development program briefing for free. The Grolier Fair runs from Oct. 13-15, 10 a.m. onwards, at the Ali Mall Skywalk, located at the Upper Ground Floor. Entrance is free.
Romantic film festival
CIRCUIT MAKATI has partnered with ABS-CBN Sagip Pelikula to introduce a one-of-a-kind film night — Spotlight Movie Box, focusing on Philippine cinema. On Oct. 14 and 15, local cult hits will be screened at the Power Mac Center Spotlight, a movie-marathon featuring romantic classics Nasaan Ka Man, Got2Believe, Forevermore, and One More Chance. For more information, visit www.circuitmakati.com.
Jose Mari Chan concert
JOSE MARI CHAN performs in Songs of a Lifetime on Oct. 14, 8 p.m., at the Music Museum, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan. Presented by ICA Batch 1993, the show also features the Company and Nicole Asencio. Tickets available at TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
TO CELEBRATE two years of artistic bitterness, the team from Ampalaya Monologues presents a one-night only anniversary show Ampalaya Dialogues #TwoIsBitterThanOne on Oct. 14, 7 p.m. –10 p.m. at the PETA Theater Center, Eymard Road, Quezon City. This is a showcase of six short one-act plays that feature two characters in each story, all of which are written by Mark Ghosn and performed by actors of Theatre in Alternative Platforms (TAP). The show will also feature new Ampalaya Monologues. Tickets are P500 and are available at Ampalaya Monologues facebook page www.m.me/AmpalayaMonologues.
PJ Masks at Newport Mall
PARENTS CAN bring their small kids to the PJ Masks Meet and Greet road show on Oct. 16 to 22 at the Newport Mall. Present a minimum single receipt purchase of PJ Masks merchandise worth of P1,000 for validation at the registration booth of the event venue. Activities include coloring, photo ops, a film showing, free play, and a lot more. Highlighting the tour is a chance to meet and greet PJ Masks characters live on Oct. 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888, 709-0888, 0917-838-0111 or visit www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com.
Spanish film festival
PELíCULA/PELIKULA, the biggest Spanish film festival in Asia, runs until Oct. 15 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas, Makati City, with more than 20 recent films from Spain and Latin America to be screened. For the schedule, complete lineup of films and other information about the festival, log on to Instituto Cervantes Web site (www.manila.cervantes.es) or visit the Facebook page of Instituto Cervantes: www.facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila. Tickets are priced at P100 and can be bought from the cinema ticket office or online via sureseats.com.
Tingin: ASEAN Film Festival
SOUTHEAST ASIA’s diverse societies and cultures will be depicted through cinematic works in Tingin: ASEAN Film Festival (Southeast Asia through the Eyes of Cinema) which is ongoing until Oct. 15 at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 4 in Shangri-La Plaza. Entrance is free. Among the films to be shown are Myanmar’s Kiyan Beauties; Singapore’s Ilo Ilo; Indonesia’s Solo, Solitude; the Philippines’ Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria; Cambodia’s Victim; Vietnam’s Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass; Thailand’s The Island Funeral; and Lao PDR’s Dearest Sister, among many others. For inquiries, call 370-2500 loc. 593 or visit www.facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficialfanpage.
Art at the mall
SHANGRI-LA PLAZA hosts art events, exhibits, and education events in October. The first is Baile Foundation’s Sinaunang Sayaw at Sining exhibit, on view at the Grand Atrium until Oct. 16, featuring works by Paete’s most prominent artist and by actress Solenn Heussaff.
TANGHALANG PILIPINO presents Ang Pag-uusig, a translation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Huseng Batute. Translated by Jerry Respeto and directed by Dennis Marasigan, the play dramatizes the use of “the establishment” of the powerful few in condemning the innocent. Tickets and schedules are available at TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
The hills are alive
THE touring London West End Production of the classic musical The Sound of Music has performances until Oct. 22 at The Theater at Solaire. Tickets and schedules are available at TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
German movie marathon
GOETHE-INSTITUT brings the Second German Film Week to Clark, Cebu, and Davao until Oct. 24 at SM City Clark, SM City Cebu, and SM City Davao. Enjoy the 10 feature films for P100. For move information, visit www.goethe.de/ins/ph/en/kul/sup/gfw.html.
Beauty and the Beast
REPERTORY Children’s Theater presents the musical Beauty and the Beast at the Onstage Theatre in Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City until Dec. 14. Joy Virata directs the classic story. Tickets and schedules are available at TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
New acts at City of Dreams
THIS MONTH’S performers lineup at Centerplay at City of Dreams Manila’s gaming floor includes rock band Part 3, trio girl group Filipinas, The Bloomfields, The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 finalist Jason Fernandez with ABS-CBN My Only Radio DJ and singer/host Ana Ramsey, and power band Higher Ground. Weekends feature Paula Bianca on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by 9teased from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and the alternate sets of Pulp and Lil’ Eyes from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. On Saturdays, Ava performs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Paula Bianca from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and alternate performances by Pulp and Zyncxation from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. On Sundays, Brad and Nina go live from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. followed by alternating sets of In2it and Zyncxation from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Centerplay is open from 3 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Mondays to Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Fridays to Sundays and on holidays.