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Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do this January 20 to 22

Toy launches, art exhibits, Chinese New Year banquets and more in this edition of our family weekender guide.

1. Watch a feel-good play.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

This January 20 to 22, catch the staging of the Broadway show "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, along Ayala Avenue in Makati. Shows are every 3:30 p.m. The play is about the different stories of women and what they were wearing during critical moments in their lives. Tickets cost P1,200 for orchestra center, P1,000 for orchestra side, and P500 for balcony. For ticket inquiries, call 891-9999.

2. Go on an art appreciation spree.

To Be Continued

Check out Roberto Chabet’s “To Be Continued” exhibit at the Main Gallery of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, until March 31, 2012. Works featured celebrate Chabet’s 50 years of work in the field of art. For more information, call 832-1125 to 39 or visit www.kingkongartprojects.org.

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3. Watch a movie with the kids.

We Bought A Zoo

Watch Matt Damon’s latest film, “We Bought A Zoo”, about widower Benjamin Mee (Damon) and how the life of his family changes when they move into an old zoo and work together to restore the beauty of the place. View the movie trailer below and the showing times here.

 

4. View artworks on the beauty of Batanes.

Echoes from the Past, new paintings of Batanes

Visit the Alliance Francaise Total Gallery of the Alliance Francaise de Manille, located along 209 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air 2 Village in Makati, and check out the artworks of Victoria Abad Kerblat, with her exhibit entitled “Echoes from the Past, new paintings of Batanes” until February 7. For more information, call 895-7441, e-mail cultural@alliance.ph or visit www.alliance.ph

 

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5. Go on a weekend food trip.

Soderno and Mercato

Craving for organic food? Head for the daytime and nighttime food market at Mercato and Soderno Lifestyle Centers in Bonifacio Global City, every Saturday and Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Enjoy everything from rice dishes, pasta dishes, sweets and more. For more information, visit websites www.mercatocentrale.ph, www.midnightmercato.com, and www.soderno.com, or Facebook and Twitter pages www.facebook.com/soderno, www.twitter.com/mercatocentrale and www.twitter.com/soderno.

6. Usher in the Year of the Dragon.

Spring Festival

As we enter the year of the Water Dragon, celebrate the view some of the best Asian films with the 6th Chinese Spring Film Festival this January 20 to 29, at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall. View the entire list of movies at spot.ph.

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7. Ring in the New Chinese New Year with a feast.

Chinese food

Celebrate the Year of the Black Water Dragon with a Chinese feast care of the Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila. Enjoy their dinner buffet including Peking Duck, Hot and Sour Soup, Hainanese Chicken, Fried Crispy Noodles with Assorted Seafood as well as tikoy, among others, on January 22, and during lunch and dinner buffet on January 23. For more information, call the Food and Beverage Reservations Centre at 245-1234 local 7291 or e-mail cath.mn@hyatt.com. 

8. Watch a thought-provoking movie.

Perseopolis

Learn about an Iranian woman’s striking outspokenness during the Islamic Revolution when you watch “Perseopolis”, showing at the Silverlens Gallery this January 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. The Silverlens Gallery is located at 2320 Pasong Tamo Extension in Makati City. For reservations, call 816-0044 or 0917-5874011 and look for Kat Luciano. 

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9. Be part of the launch of a one-of-a-kind toy.

Burger Bunny

This Sunday, January 22, join LA-based toy creator Joe Ledbetter as he launches the latest from his Burger Bunny series, Burger Bunny. The Burger Bunny is a 10-inch tall wooden toy made out of interchangeable parts. Drop by the ground floor of the RONAC Art Center along Ortigas Ave. Greenhills, San Juan, to check out the event.

10. Dance your way to fitness.

Zumba

Be part of one of today’s biggest dance fitness crazes, Zumba, and meet Zumba instructor David Velez this January 22, 7 p.m., at the Best Western Premier F1 Hotel in Bonifacio Global City. Tickets cost P500 and the Zumba Party starts at 7:30 p.m. Registration starts at 7:00 p.m.

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