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.
Witness world-class Japanese entertainment
Date: Thursday-Sunday, Sept 5 to 8
Venue: The Theater at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, Parañaque City
The globally-acclaimed Japanese troupe Drum Tao returns to Manila for a four-day concert with dazzling performances fusing martial arts, dance, and music. This year’s show will feature avant-garde costumes created by veteran designer Junko Koshino.
Tickets are priced starting from PHP1,400 (US$26.8) and are available on Ticketworld’s website.
Experience the best in local theater
Date: Friday-Sunday, Sept 6 to 29
Venue: Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City
In the play The House of/ Ang Bahay ni Bernarda Alba, the eponymous character imposes an eight-year mourning period on her family upon the death of her second husband. Alba wields much power over her five daughters, aged 20 to 39, and has forbidden them to engage in relationships during this time — but the mourning period isolates their family further from society and pits her daughters against each other as they fight over love and money. Directed by Alexander Cortez, the play is staged by Dulaang UP in both English and Filipino.
See an alt rock legend live in concert
Date: Friday, Sept. 6
Venue: New Frontier Theater, Cubao, Quezon City
If you were a teenager during the early aughts, then musician Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park needs no introduction for you. Shinoda shared vocal duties with the late Chester Bennington during his Linkin Park days, then temporarily left the band to embark on a solo career. He’ll be in Manila for a concert to promote his debut album as a solo artist, titled Post Traumatic.
Tickets are priced starting from PHP2,650 (US$50.8) and are available from Ticketnet’s website.
Be entranced by seeing a much-loved childhood tale on stage
Date: Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 7 – Sept. 8
Venue: Aliw Theater, Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex, Pasay City
Prima ballerina Liza Macuja-Elizalde choreographs Ballet Manila’s retelling of the classic fairy tale Snow White, which stars Joan Emery Sia as the damsel in distress. Weaving together magical storytelling and awesome costumes, the show is bound to appeal to audiences of all ages.
Jam with some of the Philippine’s finest rock musicians
Date: Sept. 7, Saturday
Venue: Music Museum, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City
Rock to the music of Mayonnaise, the Filipino band known for hit songs Jopay and Ipagpatawad Mo (“Please Forgive Me”). The guys will be performing at the Music Museum in a show titled Akalain Mo ‘Yun (“Imagine That”), along with bands The Manila String Machine and I Belong To The Zoo. Tickets are priced starting from PHP840 (US$6) and are available from KTX’s website and at the Music Museum. Learn more about the show by visiting the band’s Facebook page here.
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