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Metro Weekend Guide: October 11–13

Fairs, fairs, fairs everywhere!

It’s almost Friday! Enjoy this weekend with these suggestions from Metro.Style.

The Parent Trap Day

Streaming on Netflix

Even though the release date of the romcom that launched a young Lindsay Lohan into stardom is actually July 20, fans of the film celebrate The Parent Trap Day every October 11, as it’s the one date mentioned throughout the movie, in the same way that October 3 is Mean Girls Day. Celebrate The Parent Trap Day with yourself, your friends, or your family, and stream it on Netflix.

Insatiable: Season 2

Streaming on Netflix

Despite being critically-panned, Insatiable has quite a loyal following here in the Philippines, and low ratings shouldn’t deter you from checking out this self-proclaimed “hot, criminal, twisted” show. Plus, if you haven’t heard by now, Gloria Diaz guest stars on it, and she is fabulous! Season two is out on Friday, October 11. 

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okay, admittedly a LOT has happened 💋

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SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, Taguig

Every October, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts celebrates Museums and Galleries Month by way of ManilART, the national art fair. This year, it will be focusing on showcasing the global Filipino artist: Ramon Orlina, Romulo Galicano, Susanito Sarnate and Anthony Palomo, Marge Organo, Kenneth Montegrande, Kublai Millan, Agi Pagkatipunan, Danny Rayos Del Sol, Riza Muyot, Hermes Alegre, JP Pining, and Wilfredo Offemaria, Jr. ManilART opens on October 11. For tickets, visit Ticketbooth.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Cultural Center of the Philippines, Pasay

Playing this weekend only at the CCP’s Main Theater is Carlo Pacis’ reimagined interpretation of William Shakespeare’s comedy about star-crossed young lovers, fairies, and sprites—all with a neo-classical spin, of course. “The ballet is an enchanting excursion into the world of fairies and sprites wreaking havoc on the fates of young lovers,” writes Philip Cu-Unjieng, “and of how the gods themselves fall victim to their own games under the light of the bewitching moon.” A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens on October 11 and will run until October 13. Tickets are available via TicketWorld. 

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A delightful comedy for Ballet Philippines’ second production in its 50th season, A Midsummer Night's Dream showcases the genius of William Shakespeare, music of Mendelssohn, as well as the choreography of Carlo Pacis with scenery and additional costume design of Eric Cruz, and lighting of Jay Aranda. A Midsummer Night's Dream runs from October 11–13, 2019 at the CCP main theater. Here are the schedules as follows: October 11, 2019 | 8:00 PM October 12, 2019 | 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM October 13, 2019 | 2:00 PM #BPAMND #balletphilippines #experienceballetph #BP50 #BPGold #BP50Onwards #goldstandard #dance #ballet #philippineculture #manilaartscene Don’t miss the celebration! Get your Golden Ticket by subscribing to Ballet Philippines at Follow us on Facebook and instagram @balletphilippines. You can also call 551-1003 and 09566379432 (Globe), or 09212921282 (Smart) to subscribe. Choose, reserve, and get the best seats before anyone else.

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Fora by FilipinaZ

The Fifth at Rockwell, Power Plant Mall, Makati

Be ready to experience a different kind of fair with Fora by FilipinaZ, where over 100 merchants and exhibitors from art, design, and fashion will be showcased. The creations of legendary couturier Ben Farrales will be exhibited, as well as those of emerging artists and creators from the FilipinaZ Artists collective. See, buy, and help with Fora from October 11 to October 13. Admission is free. 

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The Theatre at Solaire, Parañaque

Capping off Philippine theatre’s unofficial Sondheim festival is Atlantis Theatrical’s take on his 1979 musical thriller. Lea Salonga and Jett Pangan headline the cast as Mrs. Lovett and the demon barber himself, Sweeney Todd, with other theatre veterans rounding out the show’s ensemble: Mikkie Bradshaw-Volante, Arman Ferrer, Nyoy Volante, and many more. Don’t miss the show’s opening on October 11—tickets are available via TicketWorld. 

9th Likhang HABI Market Fair

Glorietta 3, Makati 

The annual Likhang HABI Market Fair promises an immersive experience to all fair-goers, from fun workshops, cool native products, and palpable performances that further advocate the cause. Satisfy your lust for local textiles this weekend, October 11 to 13. Admission is free, but slots for the workshops are limited. For workshop passes, visit Ticket2me. 

The Concierge

The Loft, Manansala, Rockwell Center, Makati

The Concierge is a three-day trunkshow of over 40 premium designer brands, from Filip + Inna to Vania Romoff. You can discover items in fashion, home, and jewelry, and even participate in a series of free workshops at The Gathering Table. Admission is free, but slots for the workshops are limited—reserve a slot by messaging @collabcontessa on Instagram or RSVP-ing to 0917 581 2588. 

Lee Seung Gi Fanmeet: Vagabond Voyage in Manila

New Frontier Theater 

South Korea’s Ballad Prince Lee Seung Gi is in town for the Philippine leg of his Vagabond Voyage Asia tour. The star who is known for his roles in My Girlfriend is a Gumiho and Hwayugi: A Korean Odyssey, has been touring Asian countries and is finally making his stop in Manila this Saturday, October 12. Tickets are available via Ticketnet.

Ladies Who Launch 

The Mess Hall, Chino Roces Avenue, Makati

Empowered women leaders and entrepreneurs will come together this Saturday, October 12, in Ladies Who Launch. Expect female-founded local brands, such as Lily Jewelry, Two Chic Manila, and The Olive Tree, as well as inspiring talks by lady bosses Patricia Gonzalez, Margaux Romero, Marla Abao, Cara Paguio, and more. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.  

New On Netflix: October 2019


New On Netflix: October 2019