It’s Independence Day weekend, and there are a lot of thrilling events lined up in celebration of the public holiday.
Don’t know where to go yet? No worries. We’ve rounded up some ideas on how you could take a break this weekend. Check out our list below of interesting things to do for June 10 to 12.
Fans of the horror genre might want to catch The Conjuring 2 as it hits Philippine cinemas this June 9.
The Warrens face yet another evil in The Conjuring 2. (By Source, Fair use, https://goo.gl/fQRvlA)
In the sequel to the 2014 film, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren head to Enfield, London to take on the case of a single mother with four children who lives in a house plagued by malicious spirits. The Conjuring 2 is directed by James Wan and stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson.
Whether you prefer local or foreign acts, performers will host exciting concerts to ring in the Independence Day weekend.
Hajji Alejandro gets playful with his moniker in his latest concert. (Photo courtesy of Music Museum Group)
Fans of original Pinoy music (OPM) might want to check out Hajji Alejandro in KilabotfoREDver this June 10, 8:30 PM at the Music Museum of the Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan, Metro Manila. The name of the concert is a playful nod to Hajji’s title of being a “kilabot ng mga kolehiyala” (college girl’s heartthrob). Singer and Hajji’s daughter Rachel Alejandro will also grace the event. Tickets range from PhP500 to PhP1,800 which can be purchased from Music Museum and PhP515 to PhP3,605 at Ticketworld.
It’s raining red, white, and blue for the Jollibee Pinoy and Proud concert. (Photo courtesy of Jollibee)
is likewise celebrating its Filipino roots in the Jollibee #PinoyandProud: 2016 Independence Day Celebration and Countdown
, happening on June 11, 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM at the Metrotent Convention Center in Pasig City. The fast food chain will unveil its latest anthem entitled “Sarap at Saya,” a song written especially for Independence Day. Darren Espanto and KZ Tandingan will sing the new Jollibee jingle during the concert. The show will also feature performances by Sarah Geronimo, JK Labajo, Elmo Magalona, Spongecola, and Itchyworms.
Kenny Wizz as Michael Jackson in the King of Pop Experience concert (Photo courtesy of Ticket Net PH)
There’s also the King of Pop Experience
on June 11, 8:00 PM at The Theater of the Solaire Resort & Casino
. Michael Jackson may be long gone, but tribute artist Kenny Wizz keeps his music alive as he performs Michael’s greatest hits. Tickets can be bought from Ticketworld (PhP856.80 to PhP3,748.50) or Ticketnet (PhP848.00 to PhP3,710.00).
The past few weeks have been exciting for the gaming community, what with the movie release of Warcraft: The Beginning last May 23. Now fans of the online game Defence of the Ancients (DOTA) 2 get a chance to be in the spotlight, too.
Manila Major: A haven for DOTA fans (Photo courtesy of PGL)
This June 7 to 12, 16 teams will vie to win $USD3M in The Manila Major competition, which will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Tickets range from PhP100 to PhP400 for the June 11 and 12 events and can be purchased from smtickets.com.
Arts & Culture
Spanish food and furniture come together in the Tapas: Spanish Design for Food exhibition from now until June 16. The exhibit features over 200 items showcasing the work of Spanish chefs, designers, architects, and restaurateurs at Tall Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila.
Tapas is a unique exhibit featuring Spanish food and architecture. (Photo courtesy of Acción Cultural Española)
The exhibit is open from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and is curated by designer and architect Juli Capella. Tapas is organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and AC/E – Acción Cultural Española (Spanish Cultural Action), in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines and the Instituto Cervantes de Manila. For inquiries, email email@example.com or call (+6332) 708-7828.
Whatever your choice of entertainment, it’s important to recharge your batteries over the weekend to feel ready for the new workweek ahead. So whether you go to a concert or the museum, don’t forget to have fun. Happy Independence Day!