WEEKEND GUIDE | Oct. 6 to 8: Oktoberfest, World Travel Expo, ‘Swan Lake’

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Leave your urban worries behind. Have fun with the fam or gang with our select list of events happening this weekend, October 6 to 8, 2017.

Exciting treats await are waiting for you! This weekend, make sure to book your dream travel, enjoy free flowing beer, and be entertained with musicals and plays.

Friday, October 6
World Travel Expo
Through October 8
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
SMX Convention Center
Pasay City

Book your next local or international travel destination, and score the best deals at this three-day travel expo. Image sourced from World Travel Expo’s Facebook page.

About 245 exhibitors consisting of inbound and outbound travel operators; travel agencies; cruise lines; hotel; resorts; themed tours; travel gears and accessories, among others are featured at the expo. Entrance fee is Php 50. For more information, call (+632) 579-7185 or (+632) 372-4014.

I Am Jake Zyrus
8 p.m.
Music Museum
San Juan City

Don’t miss Jake Zyrus’ first concert celebrating his new self. Image sourced from SM Tickets’ website.

Apart from singing his latest single, “Hiling”, under Star Music, Jake Zyrus will be performing songs that reflects the journey of his transformation. Ticket price starts at Php 1, 000. For more information, call SM Tickets at (+632) 470-2222.

German Club Oktoberfest 2017
Through October 7
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Pasay City

Prost! Chill this weekend, and have an free flowing ice-cold beer all night. Image sourced from German Club, Manila Philippines’ Facebook page.

Pair your ice-cold beer with sumptuous Bavarian delights such as laugen rolls and grilled sausages; and enjoy the night with music from The Bavarian Sound Express. For more information, visit German Club, Manila Philippines’ Facebook page.

Venice Grand Canal’s Pizza and Beer Fest
Through October 15
Venice Grand Canal
Taguig City

Celebrate Oktoberfest with music, and one of the best food paired with it, pizza! Image sourced from Venice Grand Canal’s Facebook page.

Apart from beers and pizza, Venice Grand Canal is also bringing your favorite OPM artists to bring you good music. Scheduled to perform on October 7 are Up Dharma Down and Maude. For more information, visit Venice Grand Canal’s Facebook page.

The Sound of Music
Through October 22
The Theatre at Solaire
Pasay City

The long wait is over. The world’s best-loved musical, ‘The Sound of Music,’ is now in Manila! Image sourced from Solaire’s Facebook page.

This critically-acclaimed production follows the story of Maria and the Von Trapp family set in Austria just before World War II. The musical features most-loved songs such as “Do-Re-Mi,” “My Favorite Things,” “So Long, Farewell,” “Something Good,” “Edelweiss,” and “Climb Every Mountain.” Ticket price starts at Php 1, 500. For more information, call TicketWorld at (+632) 891-9999.

Ibong Adarna by Gantimpala Theater Foundation
Through October 13
AFP Theater
Quezon City

Playwright Ed Maranan reimagines the classic epic poem of Ibong Adarna for this play that is now on its eight year. Image sourced from Gantimpala Theater Foundation’s Facebook page.

The play follows the story of three brothers, Don Pedro, Don Diego and Don Juan who were sent by their mother Reyna Valeriana to capture Ibong Adarna, whose magical songs can cure Haring Fernando’s illness. For more information, call Gantimpala Marketing Office at (+632) 998-5622 or (+632) 872-0261.

Maynila Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag The Musical
3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Kia Theatre
Quezon City

Watch this musical about love and loss of innocence as directed by Joel Lamangan. Image sourced from Maynila Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag The Musical’s Facebook page.

From film adaptation by National Artist for Film Lino Brocka, Maynila Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag based on the Edgardo Reyes timeless novel, goes on the stage as a musical starring Arman Ferrer as Julio Madiaga, and Shiela Valderrama-Martinez and Lara Maigue as Ligaya Paraiso. For more information, call (+632) 897-7142 or (+632) 890-0853.

Repertory Philippines’ Beauty and the Beast
Through December 14
Onstage, Greenbelt 1
Makati City

Watch the spellbinding classic tale of Beauty and the Beast as it unfolds on Repertory Philippines’ stage.

A production of REP Theater for Young Audiences as it celebrates its 25th anniversary, Beauty and the Beast is a magical tale about true love. For more information, calling REP Theater at (+632) 843-3570 or Ticketworld at (+632) 891-9999.

Saturday, October 7
Swan Lake
October 7, 8, 14, and 15
Aliw Theater
Pasay City

Ballet Manila’s second offering for its 22nd performance season dubbed Flights of Fantasy is the classical tale of the Swan Lake. Image sourced from Ballet Manila’s Facebook page.

The timeless and one of the most-loved classical tale of Swan Lake follows the story of Odette who was turned into a swan by a sorcerer whose spell can only be broken by true love. For more information, call Ticketworld at (+632) 891-9999.