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What to Do And Where to Go This Long Weekend

Got plans for the long weekend? Here’s a list of what you should do to make the most out of those free days.   



Drop by the Glorietta Activity Center for Mommy Mundo’s Expo Mom Holiday event that showcases both practical and whimsical product picks perfect for the coming holiday season. Check it out today, November 11 or tomorrow, November 12, from 10AM to 10PM.

Do some early Christmas shopping. Shop for cool and stylish items to add to your wardrobe at the Trendsetter’s Bazaar today till tomorrow, November 12 at Elements at Centris ETON in Quezon City.



The Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical runs from November 10 to December 10, 2017 at the Meralco Theater. This Royal Shakespeare Company masterpiece “revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.” There are shows today, November 11, 8PM and tomorrow, November 12, 2PM. Ticket prices are at P1,500, P2,500, P3,500, and P4,000, available at

“Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tells the tale of a struggling inventor named Caractacus who, together with his children Jeremy and Jemima, and his love interest Truly, sets out on an adventure aboard a restored flying race car to the faraway land of Vulgaria to face its spiteful ruler Baron Bomburst.” This is a fun show that is perfect for the whole family. Check it out at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila. There are shows today, November 11, at 7PM and tomorrow, November 12, at 2PM.




Filipino New York-based jeweler, exhibition designer, merchant, collector, and publisher Federico de Vera mounts an exhibit of over 300 of Manila’s finest art objects from both public and private collectors at the Ayala Museum. Dubbed as “Curated by Federico de Vera,” the exhibit puts the spotlight on the superlative examples of Philippine fine art, artifacts, religious figures, and miscellaneous objets d’art. Federico says, “Our culture is the product of diversity and tenacity…Our culture is dense yet spontaneous. This somehow explains why Philippine contemporary art is liberal, intimate and compelling all at once.” The exhibit runs from November 8, 2017 to January 28, 2018 at the Ayala Museum.

Silverlens Galleries have two current exhibits: Patricia Perez Eustaquio’s “Still Life” and Syaiful Garibaldi’s “Limaciform.” Both run from October 26 to November 25, 2017. On her latest exhibit, Eustaquio says, “’Still Life’ revisits the idea of these art-historical still life works and their social implications, while alluding to the more contemporary martyrs of human excess and appetite. A grouping of works that echo Swine, the show continues on my art practice of exploring materials and objects and fascination with our impulse to create, consume and destroy.” “Limaciform,” on the other hand, “provides a glimpse into a number of Garibaldi’s different aesthetic interests, with a particular concentration in this case to human flesh and its decomposition.”




If you’ve been very busy lately, now’s the time to catch up on the latest movie releases. Movies that are still showing in select cinemas nationwide are Thor: Ragnarok, All I See Is You, Mayhem, The Little Vampire, Jigsaw, Bad Genius, and The Ghost Bride.




Catch the basketball Head to Smart Araneta Coliseum for UAAP’s Season 80 “Go for Great” basketball games. Tomorrow, November 12, watch the UST vs. UE game at 12NN and DLSU vs. Ateneo at 4PM.  




Gather your family and friends and have a fun road trip to Sta. Rosa, Laguna, to check out Nuvali’s very Instagram-worthy “The Magical Field of Lights” show. Treat yourselves to a free lights and sounds show, scheduled to open later at 6PM. 5,000 pieces of tulip bud lights that change color fill a 3,600-square-meter space. There’s also a 50-meter tunnel dressed up in Christmas lights. The show runs every 30 minutes from 6PM to 10PM starting November 11, 2017 to January 7, 2018.



The ASEAN Music Festival is a free concert that will have music performances from 10 engaging countries in Southeast Asian region. This will be on November 14, 7PM onwards, at the Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati. Pinoy indie, alternative, and rock acts that are part of the concert are Franco, Parokya ni Edgar, Silent Sanctuary, Sandwich, and The Ransom Collective.