Metro Weekend Guide: June 21-23
A big weekend for culture is ahead, and here are some of the events definitely worth checking out.
Fête de la Musique
June 21, 5pm onwards; A-Venue Main Stage, A Venue Parking Lot, Makati
June 22, 4 pm onwards; Greenbelt 3 Park / Various Locations around Makati
Annually celebrating World Music Day on June 21st, the French event and biggest musical celebration in the country is back, with live musical performances on multiple stages across Makati, each catered to a specific genre. Admission is free for all events.
The Spectacular Mid-Year Auction 2019
June 22, 2pm; Leon Gallery, G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi St, Makati
Over 100 artworks and objects are all up for bidding, with big ticket items from the likes of Hidalgo, Zobel, Amorsolo, Sanso, and BenCab, to newer works from contemporary artists such as Jigger Cruz, JC Jacinto, and Jill Paz.
Outstanding works by Fernando Amorsolo from the 1920’s to the 1930’s define The Spectacular Mid-Year Auction 2019 which will be on Saturday the 22nd of June. From the modernists, the auction is led by one of the most iconic paintings by Carlos “Botong” V. Francisco and another, the first oil painting by Fernando Zobel. Other highlights include a Lorenzo Guerrero formerly in the Pedro Roxas Collection and a 1962 Arturo Luz from an important Manila family. #LeonGallery #LeonGalleryAuctions #Auction #ArtPh #SMYA2019
Swan Lake by Moscow Ballet “La Classique”
June 22; New Frontier Theater, Araneta Center, Quezon City
World-renowned Moscow Ballet “La Classique” with professional dancers Nina Kaptsova and Alexander VolchKov are staging the classic tale of Swan Lake accompanied by the Russian Symphony Orchestra—a must-see show ending this weekend. Tickets are available here.
Noli Me Tangere, The Opera
June 21-23, 2pm; CCP, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay
Back for just this weekend, the performance will feature the music by Felipe Padilla de Leon and lyrics by Guillermo Tolentino. Tickets are available here.
In theaters on June 19
Toy Story 4
In theaters on June 20
Taking place two years after the events of the third installment released in 2010—which ended with Andy passing his toys down to his sister, Bonnie—Andy’s old toys are content with their new owner, befriending her toys, including her new homemade toy Forky. The toys all accompany Bonnie on her road trip, where Woody has an unexpected reunion with Bo Peep.
Mark Ronson, Late Night Feelings
Having written Oscar- and Grammy-winning song with Lady Gaga, “Shallow,” and releasing “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” featuring Miley Cyrus last year, Mark Ronson is releasing his newest album, packed with more collaborations, including Alicia Keys, Camila Cabello, Lykke Li and more.