MANILA -- Here are some of the events, shows, and activities you can check out this weekend.
1. YOUTUBE FAN FESTIVAL
When: May 11
Where: World Trade Center
Now on its fourth year, the YouTube Fan Festival features an exclusive live show featuring the biggest YouTube stars from the Philippines and around the world.
The lineup for this year’s event include local sensations Wil Dasovich, Alodia Gosiengfiao, Janina Vela, Mikey Bustos, Ranz Kyle, Niana Guerrero, Michelle Dy, Pamela Swing, AC Bonifacio and Renee Dominique.
Talented international creators such as Matt Steffanina, Sungha Jung, Merrell Twins and The Dominic Show will also be present at the event.
The event will allow fans to get up close and personal with their internet heroes, and also experience the daily life of a YouTube star.
2. CHANGING PARTNERS
When: May 11-13 and 19-20
Where: PETA Theater Center
After it was successfully made into an award-winning movie, the original Filipino musical "Changing Partners" from composer and playwright Vincent De Jesus returns to the stage with original cast members Agot Isidro, Jojit Lorenzo, Anna Luna, and Sandino Martin.
This time De Jesus will be joined by cellist Poch Gutierrez to provide live music accompaniment. Ben Padero, who also created the set of PETA’s “Night, Mother,” designed the new set for this run.
“Changing Partners” is the story of couple Alex and Cris. It is a May-December affair that tackles the joys and ills of a relationship, infidelity—thus the title--and how one survives its crashes and burns.
Read our review of the original production here.
3. BADBOYS AUSTRALIA
When: May 12-13
Where: Cove Manila, Okada Manila
Cove Manila switches it up this Mother's Day weekend for the ultimate ladies' night out.
Badboys Australia, one of Australia's hottest exports, is ready to unleash their brand new production for 2018 for their first visit to Manila.
Having traveled extensively throughout the US, Canada, Asia, Badboys have become a household name in ladies entertainment.
4. IAN IN 3 ACTS
When: May 13, 8 p.m.
Where: Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila
Actor Ian Veneracion presents a different side of him as he shows off his versatile talent in his first-ever solo concert as he performs both cover and original songs pieced together in a narrative.
The concert is back-dropped by visuals projected on giant LED screens, conceptualized and directed by award-winning director Mike Alcazaren. Veneracion's special guests include ABS-CBN Star Music artist L.A. Santos, master flutist Jong Cuenca, and others.
5. FRENCH WINGZ
When: May 12, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sky Park, SM Aura Premier
The Alliance Francaise de Manille and SM Aura Premier, in cooperation with the Embassy of France to the Philippines, present "Recontre Parisienne," a poetic hip-hop duet by the French group French Wingz. The show, about two characters in the beautiful city of Paris who "try to communicate but are engaged in a duality fed by the incomprehension of each other," involves physical exploits, acrobatics and poetry.
The French Wingz are breaking the barriers of hip-hop by dancing to classic French songs like "Mistral Gagnant" by Renaud or "La Boheme" by Charles Aznavour.
6. EBE DANCEL: ATIN ANG GABI
When: May 13
ABS-CBN’s music portal One Music PH continues its landmark digital concert series with Ebe Dancel, who will stage his first-ever digital concert on Sunday.
With a repertoire of songs that tell a generation’s stories about love, life, and relationships, Dancel will perform old and new hits and will be joined by his musician friends such as Barbie Almalbis, pop-folk band Ben&Ben, with the special participation of the Manila String Machine.
The show will also be opened by One Music artist and alternative rock band Unit 406.
The show will be available online to anyone with an internet connection and a mobile device or desktop computer. Fans all over the world can also interact with Dancel and watch his concert in all angles with the show’s multi-camera setup.
To watch the digital concert for free, all fans have to do is create an account on www.onemusic.ph.