Last week’s panic over Typhoon Pepeng had a lot of us spending the better part of the weekend tucked in the sheets of our bed at home. But now that the weather has been kinder, it’s time to stretch your bones and muscles, and go out! A few things you can do to shake the cabin fever away. And should guilt suddenly strike, a lot of these events are for the benefit of Ondoy victims so take your pick and do good. [firstpara]
Bagong Sigla concert for the victims of Ondoy
Ondoy was a bitch, that’s for sure. Many of our brothers are still displaced, needing of more than just a little extra help to get back up on their feet. So here’s your chance to not just enjoy a Friday night but also, a chance for you to help. Bamboo headlines the Bagong Sigla Concert at the Folk Arts Theater, Manila tonight, October 9. For admission, you can bring canned goods, a pack of rice, dry and usable clothing, bottled water, medicines or a minimum donation of 100 pesos. Show starts 7 PM.
Rock Ed Radio: Citizen Safe
It seems these days, we’re never safe, as almost everyday we read and hear crime stories and what not, some too close to home. To campaign for better training for law enforcers, as well as to promote better crime investigation and a more efficient justice system, Rock Ed Radio presents Citizen Safe. It happens tonight Friday, October 9 at Café Saguijo in Makati, featuring bands such as Boy Elroy, Paramita, Playphonics, and Ursa Minor. Show starts at 9 PM. For more info, visit www.rockedradio.com
Hip-Hop National Interschool Dance Competition
On October 10 and 11, the Philippine Dance Network in cooperation with Infinit Ready to Drink Cocktail presents The Hip-Hop National Interschool Dance Competition. The High School Division happens on October 10, while the College Division is on October 11, both to be held at the Taguig City University Auditorium. Promising to show you the best that the kids can offer, it’s certainly a can’t miss for those who appreciate cool, urban hiphop dancing. Visit www.dancepinoy.com for more info.
The Festival ‘09
Everyone has the right to feel classy and sophisticated once in a while. This weekend could be your "once in a while" as Wine Depot presents The Festival ’09. The event will be held on Saturday, October 10, at the NBC Tent running from 2 PM to 8 PM. In the event, the chance to taste the most delicious wines from international wine makers, and an exotic array of gourmet items from top hotels in the land is yours for the taking. The spirits on offer here are decidedly better than the average table wine, so true and pseudo connoisseurs will definitely have much to be happy about. Ticket price is 1000 pesos.
WORDS: GELO GONZALES