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Weekender: Rizal and Father's Day Special

Weekend of legends, up ahead
by Gelo Gonzales | Jun 17, 2011
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The weekend is here again, and it’s no ordinary weekend as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Rizal’s special day, and Father’s day.[firstpara] Let’s get the happenings happenin, come one, come all!

Remembering Rizal
The United Artists for Cultural Conservation and Development City of Biñan Inc. (UACCD) presents "SI RIZAL AT AKO: Isang Pagpupugay at Pagkilala sa Natatanging Anak ng Biñan" this June 18, Saturday, 8 PM, at the Biñan Multi-Purpose Hall, Plaza Rizal, Biñan City, Laguna. The performance will be done in celebration of Dr. Jose Rizal's birth sesquicentennial.

The performance features a script by Raymond Vergara, and will be a full-on showcase about the hero of the hour, Jose Rizal. From the texts, letters, news, the music and even the hoaxes, this is an all-out Rizal extravaganza as interpreted by the talented members of the Biñan Youth Performance Council, a local community theatre founded in 2005 and students from St. Gabriel Archangel Academy. BJ Borja, a theatre arts graduate from UP Diliman directs the show.

Singapore-based Cinderella Mayo play a big part too as they composed the original music for the show with dramaturgy from Bimbo Sta. Maria, UACCD executive director and president.

Inquiries: 09178472476, 09192160440 and

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Get Wolfgang’d
Yes guys, one of the most hardrocking bands in the 90s is still very much alive and kicking. We’re talking about Wolfgang, and they’ll be having their biggest concert in years, this weekend, June 18, at the Metropolitan Theater in Arroceros, Manila.

Not only does the concert intend to “reacquaint” music fans with the reasons why Wolfgang was considered to be one of the best in the land, it also aims to pay attention to architectural masterpiece that is the MET. The event is also part of the official celebrations of the 440th year of the City of Manila, and clearly an awesome concert for all you young dads out there who grew up with this music.

Join a choral reading of Mi ultimo adios
Instituto Cervantes invites you to celebrate José Rizal's 150th anniversary with them through choral poetry. The Spanish language institute is taking part in the first and largest Spanish choral reading of his poem"Mi último adios (The Last farewell)" on June 18, 10 am at Instituto Cervantes patio.

The reading, as part of the celebration of the Día del Español (Day of the Spanish language), seeks to get 150 Spanish readers that will recite all 70 verses of the poem that Rizal wrote on the eve of his execution on December 30, 1896. Show some hero pride and don’t just listen; join the choral reading, and pay tribute to Rizal. You’ll be given a commemorative t-shirt, if you do, as well.

In line with the reading, Instituto Cervantes will also be republishing two of Rizal's most famous novels, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo in their original Spanish version.

Entrance to this activity is free. For the Spanish choral reading of Rizal's "Last Farewell," Instituto Cervantes is inviting all Spanish-speaking residents, Spanish language students and interested participants to sign up by calling Instituto Cervantes at (63 2) 526-1482 ext. 115. Instituto Cervantes is located at 855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila.

Feast and dine at a music festival!
Fete de la Musique: Sunset Sessions happens at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Poolside on June 18, 5 p.m. It’s a whole afternoon of awesome music featuring Cynthia Alexander, Tropical Depression, Lady-I, Nyco Maca presents Gafieira, Brigada, Spy and Planet Zips.

And since it’s a festival, you can’t forget about the food. At the venue, you can enjoy the Sunset BBQ buffet set for P1,688+++ with unlimited beer, sunset cocktails and iced tea; and six bottles of beer for P420. French nationals, Le Club and Alliance Francaise de Manille members with valid ID will get 30% off on the Sunset BBQ buffet.

For inquiries, call 832-6988 and 551-5555 extension 6988.

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A super-charged Father’s Day at TriNoma
Gear Up, Get Set, Go! Father's Day Gets Super-Charged happens this whole weekend at TriNoma, with events, deals and other happenings that all dads are sure to enjoy. Here’s what you can expect:

Hot Wheels:
A 4-day exhibit of cars, road bikes and mountain bikes for dad
June 16-19 - Activity Center

Daddy Moments:
Capture that special moment with dad on his special day.
June 19 - 4th Level Cinema Lobby

Paintball Activity:
The paintball battle with dad begins!
June 19 - 4th Level Cinema Lobby

Pick and Win:
Dad gets a chance to win top pick items for every P1000 single receipt transaction at any TriNoma al fresco dining establishment on June 19. Dads will get a chance to win these top pick items: iPhone 4, Ipod shuffle, Sony Cybershot, Sony PSP, Prime Golf's Lynx golf set, Sanuk GC, Rudy Project's EFX bracelet, Cutting edge rotring pen, Crocs keychain, RUNNR elite stocks, Ulric De Varens Perfume, Rudy Project Lanyard, Sanuk Playing Cards and Native USB.

Father's Day Freebies:
BPI credit card holders will get a free coffee and sweet treats when they dine in any TriNoma al fresco dining establishment with their Dads on June 19. Present P1500 single receipt transaction and BPI charge slip.

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