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Metro Weekend Guide: October 4–6

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are a few ideas

How was the first week of October for you? Whatever the case, we’re sure you’re ready to settle down for the weekend, so whether you’re up for binge-watching the weekend away or heading out for a night at the theatre, let the Metro Weekend Guide help you decide what to do before it becomes Monday again!

The Politician

Streaming on Netflix 

If you haven’t started this highly-anticipated musical comedy yet, make it a point to do so this weekend! It’s thought-provoking, hilarious, must-watch television, so what are you waiting for? Get on it!


In cinemas near you

Watch Joaquin Phoenix deliver one of the most riveting, disturbing performances of the year in Joker—showing now in cinemas nationwide. It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of Jack Nicholson’s, Heath Ledger’s, or even Jared Leto’s: Todd Phillip’s Joker is a must-watch. 

Great News: Season 2

Streaming on Netflix

This sitcom starring Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, and Nicole Richie (yes, that Nicole Richie!) may have been short-lived, but even Netflix thinks it’s worth a watch—and it is. Charming, hilarious, and ‘gently subversive,’ Great News is the feel-good comedy you need to watch this weekend.

Cycles and A Topology of Everyday Constellations

Space Encounters Gallery, Ortigas—through October 18

Itsy Macasaet-Dazo and Jem Magbanua reflect on the concepts of mortality, malady, and redemption; and time, temporality, and transformation, respectively. At “Cycles” and “Topology,” well-loved furniture-maker Ishinomaki Laboratory pieces are incorporated in the exhibits, in partnership with Lamana PH. Both artists have ties to Japan, the hometown of Ishinomaki Lab, and it’s an inspiring collection, both to the casual art patron and to those interested in redesigning their home. 


Cultural Center of the Philippines, Pasay

Tanghalang Pilipino’s take on John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men plays the CCP Studio Theatre all throughout October. “Katsuri,” a Visayan word for mouse, is about two unlikely characters whose friendship is tested by various circumstances. The adaptation is written by Bibeth Orteza and directed by Carlos Siguion-Reyna. Tickets are available via TicketWorld.

Magnificat the Musical

Music Museum, Greenhills

Magnificat, a religious musical about the life and times of Jesus Christ—through the perspective of his mother, Mary—is back with a new staging by director extraordinaire Laurice Guillen. With a book by Nestor Torre and music by Ryan Cayabyab, Magnificat is a theatre experience that shouldn’t be missed. Tickets are available via TicketWorld.

We Art Intramuros

Puerta Real Gardens, Intramuros

We Art Intramuros is a massive arts and crafts market in the historical and cultural heart of Manila, Nick Joaquin’s ever-beloved Intramuros. Head onto the old Manila for a day of art, food, music, and more. For more information, visit their event page.


Gateway Gallery, Quezon City

E{art}hwork is an art exhibit curated by the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects (PALA) and it “aims to highlight the huge influence of nature in the creation of art,” whether through the use of materials from nature, depiction of natural forms or the exposition of ideas about the natural environment. For more information, visit their event page.