Things to do in Manila this weekend (Nov 30 – Dec 2): Gus Albor art show, Sneakerhead Expo, DJ Tiësto live

True blue Manileños, recent transplants, and visitors to our city all know — there is never a lack of things to do in Manila. This is Coconuts Manila’s guide to all things good and great happening over the coming weekend. Peruse it, take note of everything that interests you, and hit us up on our Facebook page or on Twitter @CoconutsManila to sound off on what you think.

Go to an OG Filipino artist’s exhibit

Courtesy of Ayala Museum
Image courtesy of Ayala Museum

Date: Nov. 27, 2018 – Feb. 10, 2019

Venue: Avenue Cor. De La Rosa St., Greenbelt Park, Makati, Metro Manila

The Ayala Museum will host Territory, an exhibition of works by renowned Filipino minimalist artist Gus Albor.

Albor has been in the Philippine art scene since the 1970s. His pieces have been shown in exhibitions across the world, including Germany, Italy, Japan, France, and the United States.

Albor’s collection is expected to occupy two of the museum’s galleries. It’ll feature oil on canvas paintings, paper-based illustrations, large-scale sculptures, and art installations that show Albor’s minimal color registers with subtle, soft transitions and muted harmonies.

For more information visit www.ayalamuseum.org.

Listen to a live orchestral performance

Photo: ABS CBN Philharmonic Orchestra/FB

Date: Nov. 30, Friday
Venue: Aseana Avenue Entertainment City, Parañaque, 1701 Metro Manila

The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, together with the Ateneo Chamber Singers, will perform at the National Geographic: Symphony for Our World at the Theatre at Solaire.

The 90-minute live orchestral performance will be done while select footage from National Geographic, which were taken over the past 130 years, will be shown on screen. The show pairs artistry and science that’ll bring viewers to all sorts of sceneries: from up above the sky, to the land and the sea.

The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra will perform with conductor Gerard Salonga, the younger brother of Tony Award-winning singer-actress Lea Salonga.

There’s a show at 3pm and another at 8pm. Tickets are priced from PHP500 to 5,000 (US $9.51-$95.06).

For tickets, call TicketWorld at (02) 8919999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph.

Revisit the ’90s with The Moffatts’ concert

Photo: The Moffatts/FB
Photo: The Moffatts/FB

Date: Nov. 30, Friday
Venue: New Frontier Theatre, Araneta Center, General Mc Arthur Ave., Quezon City

Admit it — you spent much of the late ’90s and early aughts fangirling over pop/rock band The Moffatts. Really? You did? Well, then, you’ll be stoked to know that the Canadian band is coming to Manila to perform before their Filipino fans at the New Frontier Theatre (formerly known as Kia Theatre).

Composed of brothers Scott, Clint, Bob and Dave Moffatt, the group is the youngest band that was ever signed by a major label in 1994. They’re best known for their hits such as Miss You Like CrazyI’ll Be There For You, and Girl of My Dreams.

Tickets are priced at PHP3,000 to 10,000 (US$ 57.10 to $190.32) which are available at all TicketNet outlets nationwide and on ticketnet.com.ph.

Watch a Snow White themed-ballet performance 

Photo: Ballet Philippines/FB
Photo: Ballet Philippines/FB

Date: Nov. 30 – Dec. 9
Venue: The Cultural Center of the Philippines CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City

Ballet Philippines’ holiday season offering, Snow White, is based on the classic fairy tale about a beautiful, fair-skinned girl who charms all but one creature in her kingdom — her stepmother. As she attempts to thwart said evil stepmother, Snow White embarks on an adventure with a colorful cast of characters which include forest animals and dwarves.

Tickets are priced at PHP300 to 2,500 (US$6 to $48).

For tickets, call TicketWorld at (02) 8919999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph.

Party to the beats of a famous DJ

Photo: Tiësto/FB
Photo: Tiësto/FB

Date: Nov. 30, Friday
Venue: Okada Manila, New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Parañaque City, 1701, Metro Manila, Philippines

The hot shot Dutch DJ and record producer will be back in the country for Cove Manila’s party titled Crescendome, where he’ll likely play his hits such as Jackie ChanRed LightsWastedWe Own the Night, and On My Way, among others.

Interested partygoers can get their tickets, which range from PHP2,000 to 8,000 (US$38.01 to $152.05), at the Cove Manila website.

Shop ’til you drop, sneakerheads

Photo: Manila Sneaker Expo/FB

Date: Dec. 2; 1pm – 8pm
Venue: SMX Aura, 26th St., Cor. McKinley Pkwy, Taguig City

The annual Manila Sneaker Expo is upon us, an event where interested shoppers can buy, sell, or trade their own collection. Expect a raffle Yeezys (no kidding!), some mystery boxes, a few sneaker auctions, as well as live music.

Tickets are priced at PHP250 to 300 (US$5 to $6), and are available at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide and on the SM Tickets website.

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