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Theater And More? Your Weekend Guide For December 16 And 17

How are you going to spend one of the last weekends in 2017? If you're hoping to get some last minute Christmas shopping done or simply looking to unwind, here are our suggestions for things worth doing and places worth visiting over the weekend. 


Retail Lab at Rockwell


Unique accessory and apparel boutique Retail Lab is making a comeback at Power Plant mall's new wing! The store welcomes you to its soft opening and will be offering new holiday collections for the fashionista and her friends. If you still haven't found the perfect outfits for Christmas and and New Year's Eve, we're willing to bet that you'll run into something striking at Retail Lab. 


Giant Christmas Lantern Festival, Pampanga


Many kids have already started their Christmas breaks, so make your plans for this Sunday a family affair. The much-awaited giant Christmas lantern festival that takes place in Pampanga every year isn't just a dazzling sight to behold for visitors of all ages, but it's also a great way to bond with those closest to you over the holidays. Make it a roadtrip; bring an outdoor mat and picnic food and you're sure to have a blast. 


ArteFino at Rockwell


Filipino artistry takes canter stage at Rockwell for the whole month of December with ArteFino: a cornucopia of pop-ups featuring top quality Filipino-made purses, accessories, clothes, and home decor. Be quick on your toes when you visit them this weekend as vendors have very limited stocks; the best things sell out more quickly than you can spot them! 


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Resorts World Manila


Looking to do something different for date night? Ian Flemming's beloved musical makes its way to Manila. The all-Filipino cast brings to life the story of eccentric inventor Caractacus and his children who go on a life-changing adventure to a distant land to challenge its malicious ruler. As genuine a display of world-class Filipino stage talent, this is something you shouldn't miss. 



Kidzania, BGC


Christmas becomes much more than just a season of gift-giving and a time when homework temporarily disappears for kids at Kidzania. Show them that learning can be fun and not at all a chore; interactive exhibits, role-playing and dress up activities, as well as quiet corners with educational resources are all there to cater to the young, curious mind's appetite. 



John Legend concert tickets,


The man, the legend — John Legend is coming to Manila to serenade a Filipino audience in March 2018. Only a few tickets are left, so if you don't want to miss one of the most talented (and dashingly handsome) singers and musicians of our time, log on to Ticket Net and purchase your tickets this weekend — use that Christmas bonus for this worthwhile experience.  


Star Wars: The Last Jedi, your favorite cinema


It's the first weekend screening of the holiday blockbuster so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance to grab the seats you like. It's a great way to relax after a week of hard work and a full day's worth of shopping! We're happy to do something that gives us an excuse to snack on popcorn. 


Pasko Noon at Ngayon - A Solo Exhibition Of Jun Impas, Greenbelt 5, Makati


You can't proudly call yourself Filipino and consider Christmas your favorite time of the year. Artist Jun Impas immortalizes this sentiment in his nostalgic and heart-warming art series that trains the spotlight on the most beloved time of the year in the Philippines.