• Family Weekend Guide: Eat, Cook, Play from June 9 to 12

    Celebrate the long weekend with these activities and events!
    by Lei Dimarucut-Sison .
  • Watch a well-loved children's classic

     

    Watch the fairy tale like you've never seen it before! Kids ACTS presents Cinderella this Saturday, June 10, 9 am at the Globe Auditorium located at 26th Street corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Tickets are at P800 (free seating). Call Ticketworld at 891-9999 to purchase.


    Celebrate 50 years of Repertory

     

    Join the celebration of this milestone with REP’s 50 Years of Telling Stories, a grand one-night-only musical extravaganza on June 11 at The Theatre at Solaire. It promises to be a great evening with REP actors, veterans, young actors, and alumni who #ComeHomeToREP, including the likes of Monique Wilson, Leo Martinez, Arnell Ignacio, Joy Virata, Pinky Amador, and Cara Barredo, pooling their talents to tell the story in song, dance and visual history.

    REP’s 50 Years of Telling Stories is directed by Bart Guingona, Jaime Del Mundo, Miguel Faustmann, Audie Gemora, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, Raymond Lauchengco, Freddie Santos, and Michael Williams, with musical direction by Ejay Yatco, and writing by Luna Inocian. Purchase your tickets by calling REP at 843-3570 or Ticketworld at 891-9999, or log on to www.ticketworld.com.ph.  


    Experience a diversity of Filipino flavors

    In celebration of unity and Philippine Independence, Diamond Hotel Philippines recently launched its Filipino Food Festival dubbed as Philippine Archipelago featuring celebrity chef Tatung Sarthou. The festival highlights the diverse spread of renowned flavors from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

    The Filipino Food Festival will run until June 12 at the Corniche buffet restaurant for only Php2,380 nett per person. Guests with a minimum of Php5,000 spend at the buffet will be entitled to a raffle stub for a chance to win a round trip airline tickets for two to Cebu.  You may also purchase the fabrics and other goods at the selling counter of Ylocos Heritage Arts and Crafts at the hotel's upper lobby for the duration of the festival. Call 528-3000 local 1121 for reservations. 


    Discover the gastronome in you

    Make the long weekend even more special by whipping up a delicious recipe using your Beka Energy Grill Pan. This non-stick grill pan in cast aluminum is coated with Bekadur Dualforce, which is more resistant than traditional coating. Go gourmet and grill some steaks, or make grilled tofu skewers: Marinade tofu in soy sauce, ground coriander, ginger, paprika, sweet chili sauce, and garlic overnight. Make sure the tofu is dry before soaking it in the marinade. Then, cube the marinated tofu and alternately skewer the pieces with zucchini slices and cherry tomatoes. Grill for about 5 minutes. The Beka Energy Grill Pan is available at Rustans, SM Home, True Value, and Tru Home.

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    Have a taste of Philippine fiesta

    In celebration of Philippine Independence Day, authentic Filipino cuisine from various regions will be the spotlight at Café 8 at Crimson Hotel in Alabang from June 9 to 18. Taste the best of the local gastronomic scene, from the North’s Vigan longanisa, Visayas’ aromatic chicken inasal to the South’s kilawing tuna. Have a dose of pick-me-ups with the archipelago’s popular refreshments such as Pandan Iced Tea, Kapeng Barako, and even Lambanog Cocktails. Lunch buffet rate per person is P 1,514 nett w/ free flowing drinks, while dinner buffet rate is P 1,729 nett w/ free flowing drinks. For reservation, call (+632) 8632222 local 1525.


    Explore new places for your family vacation

    Avail of low, low fares when you use your Mastercard! Choose to go the road less traveled and explore the more unfamiliar parts of the world: In Auckland, New Zealand, frolic in the picturesque fields that you once only used to see in movies. Zurich and Stockholm are on the rise as Europe’s most hip and stylish cities, making a walk feel like a trip to an art museum. Fly to these destinations, or to Dubai, Tehran, Muscat, or to more popular spots such as Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Rome, and Moscow for as low as USD 444 for Economy Class and USD 1197 for Business Class when you book Thai Airways using your Mastercard until June 30, 2017. Travel period is until September 30, 2017. For details, visit www.thaiairways.com.ph.


    Help the people of Marawi

    Visit #MindaNOW: A United Pop-Up benefit event happening on June 10-11 at Providore Backyard SM Aura BGC where Mindanao’s heritage and finest artisanal products featuring brands from the Southern Peninsula will be showcased. People can also shop for their local items (Anyone can get 10% off their purchase when they donate clothes, hygiene kits, and canned goods.) while listening to live kulintang (an ancient instrument) and DJ @mikecons hitting Filipino beats. You can also learn from the weaving demos and talks and listen to the memories of Marawi by Tasneem and Nesreen Abdulrauf while sipping Sulu Coffee by Kauman. The proceeds of #MindaNOW will benefit Culturaid and Young Moro Professionals Network for people of Marawi.


    Go anime!

    Join the fun and games with like-minded fans of anime. Sketch: Doujin Expo 2017 will be held at the SM Megamall’s Megatrade hall 3 on June 10-11. This event  is dedicated to the art of drawing and sketching and will feature artist booths, various art competitions and drawing tutorials. The event will also hold several on-the-spot competitions for kids and adults and has also invited Vietnamese cosplayer MIU, who also works as an illustrator for mobile games.

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    Join the fun and games with like-minded fans of the Anime. Sketch: Doujin Expo 2017 will be held at the SM Megamall’s Megatrade hall 3 on June 10-11, 2017. This event  is dedicated to the art of drawing and sketching and will feature artist booths, various art competitions and drawing tutorials. The event will also hold several on the spot competitions for kids and adults and has also invited Vietnamese cosplayer MIU as guest, which also works as an illustrator for mobile games.
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