The Little Prince Play, The Good Trade Fair, and other events to go to this weekend

Jace Amodo
PUBLISHED July 20, 2018 02:37 pm
Photo from Make Believe Productions (left) and CCP (right)

(Inside Manila) This weekend, witness hundreds of young music bands come together, embark on a journey to the stars with the well-known little prince, jumpstart a conscious lifestyle at a zero-waste and sustainable fair, see unique exhibits, and more.

Bangka Exhibit

When: Until July 20, 5 p.m.

Where: Globe Art Gallery at The Globe Tower, 32nd corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Swiss diplomat-turned-artist Jürg Casserini’s fascination with broken parts of a bangka, or native fishing boats, that washed ashore has given birth to Bangka, his latest open-to-the-public exhibition. Despite being framed as gallery pieces, his allegiance to the material conditions of these found objects are part of Casserini’s desire to tell a story of vessels lost to time, turbulence, and the natural disasters regularly experienced when one is at the mercy of open waters.

For more information, contact Hiraya Gallery at (02) 523 3331 or email Didi Dee at

2018 Band and Orchestra Festival

When: July 20 to 22

Where: CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex will be filled with music from over 700 young musical artists across the country for the “Banda Rito, Banda Roon” Festival. The three-day festival consists of three main events, beginning with the Gala Concert of Orchestras on July 20 and then the two-part Youth Symphonic Band Concert on the 21st and 22nd, respectively. Tickets range from P200 to P1,000.

For more information, visit or follow CCP on Facebook.

Film screenings at Cinema Centenario

When: July 20 to 22

Where: 95 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village East, Diliman, Quezon City

Support local independent films! Among the films you can watch this weekend are “Sid & Aya,” “Citizen Jake,” “Hereditary,” “Bar Boys,” “Ang Panahon Ng Halimaw,” “Pamilya Ordinaryo,” “Beastmode,” and the digitally restored and remastered “Banaue: Stairway To The Sky.” Tickets are at P200 each.

For more information, contact Tanya at +63 945 5367054 or visit Cinema Centenario on Facebook.


The Good Trade Zero-Waste + Sustainable Fair

When: July 21 and 22

Where: Central Square, 5th Ave. cor. 30th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

If you’re looking to jumpstart a conscious lifestyle, then this fair is for you. Here, you can shop for refillable, zero-waste tools, ethical fashion, and vegan skin care, and even join talks and demos. Create a culture of reuse and repair. Be part of a community that makes an impact.

For more information, visit or follow The Good Trade on Facebook.

Powerbooks Workshop

When: July 22, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Powerbooks The Podium, 3/L The Podium, 12 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City

Let your kids learn the step-by-step painting at Powerbooks’ free workshops, which is happening every Sunday from June to August at The Podium Mall. Spend a playdate with your kids and have a meaningful family day.

For more information, visit or follow Powerbooks Store on Facebook.

The Little Prince: Interactive Play

When: July 22, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Johnny B Good PH, Level 3, Glorietta 3, Makati City

With a well-received day and intimate night with The Little Prince: An Interactive Play in 2017, you wouldn’t want to miss this re-staging. More than just a fun way for kids to embark on the little prince’s journey, the show reminds adults of the little joys of life, the nature of relationships, and the importance of finding oneself. Tickets are at P1,300 (Orchestra) and P 1,000 (Mezzanine), inclusive of snacks and a drink.

For more information, visit Make Believe Productions on Facebook.

Disposable Lives Exhibit

When: Until July 30, 7 p.m.

Where: ArtistSpace, Ayala Museum Annex, Ground Level, Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Makati City

While the duality of life and destruction reverberated through her previous exhibition, visual artist Isobel “Iso” Francisco’s latest show is an affront to the age-old delusion of man as the center of the universe. Presented by ArtistSpace and Metro Gallery, Disposable Lives chronicles the artist’s visual sojourn as she stares into the void of existence. It builds upon the central image of the garbage bag, which was introduced in her 2016 exhibition Sea of Fertility.

For more information, please call or e-mail Jane Salvador at (02) 759-8288 or



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