The next long weekend won’t be until August, and it won’t be until it’s the last week of August at that. But fret not. You can still get away from it all this weekend, even for just a short while.
So whether you’re a sci-fi geek, K-pop fanatic, or bazaar bargain hunter, you’ll never run out of options for things to do or places to go this weekend. Check out our roundup of interesting attractions to visit for July 22 to 24.
Science fiction (sci-fi) lovers are in for a treat this weekend with recent movie releases catering to this genre.
The Ghostbusters girl group is of the non-musical variety. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)
If you like your sci-fi film peppered with laughs, go for Ghostbusters. The reboot is the third film in the Ghostbusters comedy franchise, which was originally released in 1984. This time around, there is a surge of paranormal activity in New York City. As the undead threaten the residents of the Big Apple, a team of four women heed the call to save the city from a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. The movie stars comediennes Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, so you can expect some serious girl power packed with punch lines all throughout.
The crew is in for a bumpy ride in Star Trek Beyond. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)
Meanwhile, serious sci-fi lovers might also enjoy Star Trek Beyond, the thirteenth film in the Star Trek franchise. In the current installment, Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Commander Spock (Zachary Quinto) lead the USS Enterprise crew into the unexplored depths of space. But unknown to them, there’s trouble looming ahead: They get stranded on an alien planet and encounter hostile creatures. Find out how they survive the odds by catching Star Trek Beyond, showing in Philippine cinemas this weekend.
If dark humor suits your taste more than slapstick comedy does, check out Suicide Incorporated at the Performing Arts Recreation Center (PARC) Manila. You can watch it this July 22 and 23 at 8:00 PM and July 24 at 3:00 PM, and on other show dates until July 31.
Suicide Incorporated offers reflections on life and death. (Photo courtesy of TicketWorld)
The play follows the story of Jason, an employee at Legacy Letters whose job is to help clients write suicide notes. His workplace woes start when he helps clients in a way contrary to his boss Tommy’sorders.
The play is part of the mental health awareness campaign by Twin Bill Theater. Tickets are priced at PhP850 for general admission.
Tired of listening to the same old music? Then give K-pop a try!
The K-pop fever is on at the 2016 Pinoy K-pop Star Philippine Finals. (Photo courtesy of Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines)
Korean pop or K-pop originated in South Korea and has slowly gained traction in the Philippines. Now aspiring Filipino singers can make their K-pop dreams come true in the 2016 Pinoy K-pop Star Philippine Finals, happening this July 23 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Skydome of SM City North EDSA. Contestants will compete in the vocal and performance categories for a chance to represent the country in the KBS K-pop World Festival Contest in Changwon, South Korea.
Ride the Korean wave in the Happy Hallyu Day! event. (Photo courtesy of Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines)
Before heading to the contest, you can also satisfy your appetite for all things Korean in the Happy Hallyu Day! event, still at the Skydome of SM City North EDSA. From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM of July 23, mall-goers can visit booths by Korean brands and K-pop fans clubs. The event also features various activities, ranging from a make-up demo, a K-pop fashion workshop, and a seminar for traveling to Korea. Completing the “Hallyu” or Korean wave experience are live performances from dancers and singers.
Admission is free for both events, so you can bring your friends along for a whole day of Korean fun.
Are you a social butterfly who loves spending your nights out
? If so,you’d be happy to know where to score great deals on drinks.
Discounted drinks are now offered at Buddha-Bar Manila. (Photo courtesy of Buddha-Bar Manila)
Buddha Bar Manila has an ongoing Happy Lounge promo where guests can get a 50% discount off on all standard drinks served by the glass, every Monday to Sunday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The promo runs until July 25, so you might want to round up the gang soon for a round or two of booze.
Pick your poison during Niner Hour. (Photo courtesy of NinerIchi Nana)
On the other hand, craft cocktail bar NinerIchi Nana is having a buy-one-take-one offer on selected drinks with their Niner Hour promo. From 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, you can order their gin fizz, lemon grass daiquiri, ginger caipirinha, or mojito cocktails and have another one for free.
Which of these events do you plan to go to this weekend? Share your plans with us at the comments section below.