Monday, September 8, 2008

Roundup: September happenings

* Some of the hottest local bands will perform live in the Nike Special Retail Installation Store at Gateway Mall in Cubao! Check out Parokya ni Edgar on Thursday, September 4, at 8PM, and Sandwich on Saturday, September 6, also at 8PM. Admission is free so don't miss it!

* West Side Story, the popular Broadway musical starring Christian Bautista, Karylle, Joanna Ampil, Gian Magdangal, and Rowena Vilar is opening on Friday, September 5, at the Meralco Theater! Check out our exclusive video of Christian, Joanna, Gian, and Rowena performing songs from the musical here. The show runs until October 12, 2008. For tickets, call Ticketworld (891-9999) or STAGES (818-1111 local 225). Ticket prices range from P500 to P1,200.

* Instituto Cervantes has a new line up of films this month, which you can all see for free! The weekly films start with Soy Cuba (I Am Cuba), directed by Mikhail Kalatozov on September 6, followed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío's Fresa y chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate) on September 13. Another Alea and Tabío film, Guantanamera, is scheduled for September 20, while Benito Zambrano’s Habana Blues closes the month’s film rounds on September 27.

* Don't miss the 29th Manila International Book Fair, running from September 12 to 16 at the SMX Convention Center beside SM Mall of Asia. Over a hundred publishers and book sellers will be there, and you can also attend seminars, workshops, storytelling sessions, book launches, contests, and other learning activities!

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