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Weekender: February 25, 2011

<p>People Power celebrations and Jazz</p>
by Gelo Gonzales | Feb 25, 2011
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With People Power celebrations going on, the roads are going to be jam-packed. But hey, since when did that stop you from going out? Here’s your weekly gimik guide. [firstpara]

Philippine International Jazzfest
The biggest musical gathering of local and international jazz musicians in the country happens this weekend at the Philippine International Jazz and Arts Festival 2011.

Catch the biggest names in Jazz including Fourplay on February 25, The Tierney Sutton Band on February 26, and Hubert Laws on February 27.

Also performing are Mishka Adams, Jon Irabagon, Debra Laws, Nyko Maca, Gong Myoung, Richard Merck and Jacqui Magno.

The concerts will be held at the Rockwell Tent in Makati. All shows start at 6 PM.

For ticket inquiries, contact TicketWorld at 891-9999 or log on to for more information.

Rev UP! 2011: 16th Diliman Motorshow
Heads up, motorheads. The 16th Diliman Motorshow titled Rev UP! 2011 happens on February 26, 2011 at the Palma Hall Parking Lot, at the U.P. Diliman Campus. The event invites all car enthusiasts to witness a grand showcase of all the most awesome cars.

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There will also be other activities including an engine roar competition and an RC Drift Challenge. Rest assured, it’s going to be a fun event for all those who love cars.

Nihongo Fiesta 2011
Happening this weekend is the Nihongo Fiesta 2011, a celebration of Japanese culture and arts. This annual event organized by Japan Foundation, Manila and Shangri-La Plaza Mall seeks not only to strengthen Philippine-Japan ties through art and culture; it also includes contests such as the Nihongo speech contest and quiz bee, a shamisen concert, and workshops.

The speech contests will be held on February 26 (Saturday) at 10:30 am and 3:30 pm respectively, Cinema 4, Shangri-La Plaza Mall. The shamisen concert, will feature the Seshami Street Boys, a shamisen duo composed of Pierre Ono and Yasutoyo Torami, and will happen on February 26, 7:30 pm at the Atrium. Last but not the least, there will also be a Paper Plane Workshop by Yoshinori Nishihara on February 27 (Sunday) at 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm at the Atrium.

For inquiries, please call JFM at (63 2) 811-6155 or email:

Revolution Revisited
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of EDSA People Power 1, the Ayala Museum will host an exhibit featuring 60 photographs by American photojournalist Kim Komenich, including those for which he won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography. The exhibit will run from February 22 to March 5. Komenich will also hold a lecture on the exhibit, which is called "Revolution Revisited".
For inquiries, please call (63 2) 757-7117 to 21 or

NEXT: The EDSA Run and gigs!

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