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Weekender: September 9, 2011

New wave, classic films, rare shoes
by Gelo Gonzales | Sep 9, 2011
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We’ve got quite a lively weekend ahead of us, so don’t you dare stay home. [firstpara] Music, movies, books, even shoes, this weekend has got a lot going for it.

A trip back to the 80s
Fans of music from the 80s will have a field day this weekend as two events highlighting what that decade was all about in terms of music happen. First, we have Rebel Yell! presented by Requeim Rising, which will feature Identity Crisis, an icon in local new wave and Kudos Loves 80s, bringing you the best of new wave. Special guests Jett Pangan and Nicole Asensio of General Luna, plus DJ Jon Tupaz and Mode Zero liven this party some more. The concert happens tonight, September 9, 8 PM at the NBC Tent at the Bonifacio Global City. Check out their FB page for more info

On that same night, two bands from Liverpool, the superstars of The New Romantics Movement will be in Manila for another 80s-tastic show. Yes, we’ve got China Crisis (“Wishful Thinking,” “African & White”) and Simple Minds (“Don’t You Forget About Me,” “Love Song”) performing tonight at the SMX Convention Center, and on September 10 in Eastwood, and again on September 11 at the Venice Piazza. For tickets, contact TicketWorld at 891-9999.

This Is A Crazy Planets Book Signing
Lourd de Veyra is at it again, that is, signing books, and meeting his adoring crowd. Check out Fully Booked in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig on September 10, 3 to 6 PM, and get your copy of This Is A Crazy Planets signed.

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Jazz it up
The best acts of the local jazz scene converge in one grand event at the Jazz at The Walk: The First Manila Artiste Festival on September 10, 2011, Saturday, from 3 PM onwards. Headlined by Johnny Alegre, Aquarela and Boy Katindig, and other jazz acts, we’ve got a show here that can’t be missed by anyone who loves jazz. The concert happens at Centris Walk, located at EDSA corner Quezon Avenue. Admission is free.
For more updates, subscribe to the Facebook page: Boy Katindig "Where Jazz Lives."

A filmfest or two
In the mood for a movie marathon? Well, you’re in luck, as two film festivals are happening this weekend: the 14th Cine Europa Film Festival and Instituto Cervantes’ “Realism in Spanish Cinema.”

The former, which runs from September 9 to 18 at the Shang Cineplex, brings to you a batch of critically-acclaimed films from all over Europe. Catch the best non-mainstream and independent offerings from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and prepare for a cinematic experience that isn’t typical Hollywood fare. For inquiries, please contact 633.7851 or log on to

“Realism in Spanish Cinema,” on the other hand, is presented to you by Spanish Cultural Center Instituto Cervantes de Manila, and will feature four of the best Spanish Films of the 1950s, chosen carefully to truly represent the filmmaking climate of that decade. The films will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles, and will screen every Saturday of this month at Instituto Cervantes’ Salon de Actos. Admission is free.

For more information, please call (63 2) 526-1482 or visit:

Sneaker freaks, show some love
Happening over at the Ronac Art Center Playground, Ortigas Ave. in Greenhills on September 11, 2 to 8 PM is Sole Slam Manila 2011. Love shoes? This is the place to be if you’ve got the itch to buy, sell or trade for rare, new kicks. Hard-to-find sneakers, contests, raffles draws, music, special performances and more will be happening at the event.

Tickets are at P100 for General Admission, P150 for General Admission plus five sneakers max, and P400 for Early Bird VIP (gates open at 12 noon).

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