Mission: Make Valentine's month (yes, not day!) more remarkable. Strategy: ???. Uh-oh. Don't fret because there's an exciting lineup of activities you can choose from to make this time of hearts even more special for your love: Tour them around various art installations, treat them to a performance by a global pop icon, or bond over parodies of your pop culture favorites.
These events we have handpicked for you will impart a lesson or two about love, and can help you and your special someone have a deeper unnderstanding of this universal language:
Dog Sees God. Although it's inspired by your favorite characters from Peanuts (among them being Charlie Brown and Snoopy), this “unauthorized parody” imagines your favorite characters as teenagers. While the play involves dealing with typical teenage problems, Dog Sees God views things with a balanced mix of philosophical musings and comedic moments.
Catch it on February 11, 12, 13, 14, and 26 at Staple and Perk Ecoplaza Building, Makati City.
Opera. Those who appreciate both art and ballet will like this dance interpretation of Filipino artist Gabriel Barredo’s Opera. Choreographed by French dancemaker Redha, Opera explores the body’s movement, transformation, and decay. The ballet performance will complement Barredo’s art installation, which the audience can see up close at the end of every performance.
Quick trivia: Opera is also part of this year’s Art Fair Philippines!
You can catch this ballet performance at the CCP Main Theater, Pasay City on February 13, 14, and 16.
50 Shades! The Musical Parody. Inspired by the best-selling erotica novel, 50 Shades! The Musical Parody tackles the same erotic topics found in the book, but in a wholesome way packed with loads of humor. There are still some dirty dancing and dirty words, but it's the candid twist they gave to this popular book series that you have to brace yourself for.
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Catch this hilarious musical at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City from February 12 to 28.
Almost, Maine. Perfect for the love month of February, Almost, Maine focuses on the different ways the residents of Almost would fall in and out of love. John Cariani’s work involves 11 short plays portraying the different aspects of love, including same-sex couples.
Catch this musical at Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Makati City from February 19 to March 13.
Art Fair Philippines 2016. Immerse yourself in the best of Philippine art at this year’s Art Fair Philippines which will feature 40 galleries and nine special exhibits. In the biggest mounting of the fair to date, galleries from Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan will join Manila’s top galleries in adorning three floors with the best in contemporary art.
You can catch the exhibit from February 18-21 at the Link Carpark, Makati City
Goodvybes Festival. Fans of Scottish Indiepop band CHVRCHES will surely rejoice as the trio will be performing once again in the Philippines as one of the main acts at the Goodvybes Festival. In addition, those who were saddened that American indietronica band Passion Pit’s concert did not push through last year will have something to look forward to as they will be joining CHVRCHES in topbilling the show.
The festival will be held at ASEANA City Open Grounds, Paranaque City, on February 20.
Madonna. The mere mention of her name already elicits so many feels from her fans old and young alike, what more this concert? Don't miss this chance to see her at the Mall of Asia Arena on February 23 and 24!