And now, we bring you the second half of this week's events roundup. Whether you prefer to enjoy music with a crowd, or learn about an art with a smaller group of people, here are this week's activities that you absolutely can't miss.
PPO's Timeless Classics: Beethoven Night
Date: October 14, 2016
Time: 8:00 P.M.
Venue: CCP Main Theater (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo), Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
As part of their "Timeless Classics" series, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) will take on two of Beethoven's famous pieces on their Friday night concert. Conducted by Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura, the PPO will also perform with soloists Shoko Fukuda (soprano), Camille Lopez-Molina (alto), Hiroshi Watanabe (tenor) and Noel Azcona (bass). To watch these artists live in action, get your tickets on TicketWorld.
Ballet Manila's The Swan, The Fairy and The Princess
Date: October 14 – 16, 2016
Time: 8:00 P.M. (October 14 and 15), 3:00 P.M. (October 16)
Venue: Aliw Theater, Sotto cor. Jalandoni St., CCP Complex, Pasay City
If you love Tchaikovsky's works, especially "Swan Lake," "The Nutcracker" and "Sleeping Beauty," then you'll love how Ballet Manila brings them to life on stage. Aside from members of the Philippines' leading ballet company, "The Swan, The Fairy and The Princess" will also star the Kremlin Ballet's Mikhail Martynyuk, Maestro Alexander Vikulov as conductor and Miguel Faustmann as Tchaikovsky himself. Grab your seats over at TicketWorld before they run out!
Stage and Costume Design Workshop by Marsha Roddy
Date: October 14 – 19, 2016
Time: 3:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Weekdays), 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (Weekends)
Venue: PETA Theater Center, 5 Sunnyside Dr., New Manila, Quezon City
Want to be a stage or costume designer? Make your dreams come true with Marsha Roddy's week-long workshop at the PETA Theater starting this weekend. Whether you're new to the field, or a professional looking to level up your skills, you're sure to learn something new from her.
The workshop will cover topics such as analyzing scripts, researching ideas and understanding visual languages used by designers. To apply, download the registration form from the British Council website.
Supporting the High Ability Kid
Date: October 15, 2016
Time: 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. (Parents), 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. (Educators)
Venue: Fully Booked, G/F B6, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City
Do you know an exceptionally talented child, who needs all the support s/he can get? Find out how to create a safe, nurturing environment for these kids through this two-session workshop at Fully Booked. Learn the basics of supporting gifted children with educators from Singapore, a country known for academic excellence. To learn more about the workshop, or to register for it online, visit http://www.79lightbulbs.com/current.html.
Art Blends Workshop: Video for Online
Date: October 15, 2016
Time: 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Venue: Where's Marcel? Specialty Coffee Shop, Manila Luxury, 30 Pearl Dr., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
For those who want to upgrade their video editing skills, Blender Media has just the thing for you. Conducted by B Canapi of D5 Studio, the Video for Online workshop will teach you how to use your gear — whether a DSLR or mobile phone — to shoot videos, and how to put those shots together for your online needs. Find out more about the workshop through this link.
Family Movie Day: Oops! Noah is Gone 3D
Date: October 15 – 16, 2016
Venue: SM Cinema branches nationwide
Looking for a recent, family-friendly film? Look no further than "Oops! Noah is Gone." Retelling the story of Noah's ark from the point of view of strange creatures called Nestrians, the movie will keep you on the edge of your seat and have you busting your sides at the same time. Take advantage of this limited opportunity to watch "Oops! Noah is Gone" by purchasing two (2) movie tickets to the Family Movie of the Month, so your kids can get two (2) tickets for free at any SM Cinema branch nationwide.
There were two more events we wanted to feature here, but couldn't because of different reasons. We wanted to tell you about the Mayday Parade concert at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura Premier, but tickets were sold out as of this writing. Likewise, the "UFC Returns to Manila" event, which was supposed to be on October 15, 2016, was postponed to a yet-to-be-announced date.
Anyway, we hope you liked this two-post rundown on events from October 12 to 16. If you have any comments about either or both posts, or you want to give us a heads up about awesome events we missed, please give us a nudge in the comments section.