Style Weekend: Discover local theater productions, how natural dyes work, and the art of visual storytelling

What are you planning to do this weekend?

‘Bar Boys: A New Musical’
When: May 3 to 19
Where: PowerMac Center Spotlight Blackbox Theater, Ayala Circuit, Makati City

“Bar Boys: A New Musical" is a local theater production adapted from the critically acclaimed film by Kip F. Oebanda. Its story centers on the life of four friends and their journey to become defenders of justice. The ticket price starts at P2,200.

When: runs until June 1
Where: RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave., Makati City

Jonathan Larson's iconic musical gets a Philippine staging. “Rent” follows a group of bohemian friends striving to make a life for themselves amid the backdrop of the AIDS crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s in New York.

‘The Experience of Seeing’
When: May 4, 2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Y Space at the Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza, Makati City

Yuchengco Museum and YFilms invite everyone to discover the fundamentals of visual storytelling through their “The Experience of Seeing.” Leading the event is Lee Briones-Meily, the master cinematographer behind the films "Baler," "Crying Ladies,” and "Tanging Yaman." Ticket prices are P350 (for students and academic faculty), P500 (for seniors and PWDs), and P700 (general public).

‘Wanted Cowboy Carter and the Rodeo Chitlin' Circuit’
When: May 4, 7 p.m.
Where: Hashi Donburi Japanese Cuisine, Quezon City

Pinoy Beyhive is hosting a listening party for Beyonce’s newest album “Cowboy Carter” this Saturday. Guests will be treated to a performance by Khymmie The Doll, freebies, and a chance to bring home special prizes. Tickets are priced at P800.

‘K-Culture Next Door: 2024 Korea Festival’
When: May 4 and 5, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Where: SM Mall of Asia, Music Hall, Pasay City

South Korean indie rock band Jannabi is set to make their debut performance in the Philippines through "K-Culture Next Door: 2024 Korea Festival." The event commemorates the 75th year of diplomatic relations between South Korea and the Philippines. It is also set to feature various Filipino acts.  

South Trading Post Flea Market
When: May 4 to 5, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The Corner House, San Juan City

South Trading Post is bringing its flea market to  San Juan City. Vintage clothing, tattoo and piercing sessions, Korean photo booth, among others await guests at its event this Cinco de Mayo weekend.

Let Them Eat Cake
When: May 4 to 5, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Guijo Studios, Makati City

Good Intentions Collective invites everyone to a weekend centering on art and fashion. Its “Let Them Eat Cake” will bring together a well-rounded experience featuring a vintage pop-up, drag performance, tarot reading, and sweets and drinks fit for queens.

Tipon Sa Makati
When: May 5, 2 to 8 p.m.
Where: White Banana, Poblacion, Makati City

This month of May, Hipan presents its shopping event titled “Tipon sa Makati.” Discover what the merchants of Hipan have passionately put together to bring you the most exciting shopping event, from new fashion and vintage to jewelry collections to homeware and decor!

Finders Keepers x Merkado Market
When: May 4 to 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Frabelle Corporate Plaza Penthouse, 129 Tordesillas, Salcedo Village, Makati City

Finders Keepers x Merkado Market brings the first run of Locale Summerfest, where community, creativity, and culture collide, at the heart of Makati—Salcedo. Meet and mingle with over 20 homegrown Filipino brands over food and drinks, join our handbuilding workshop, and more.

Tropical Colors
When: May 4, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Alliance Francaise de Manille, 209 Nicanor Garcia, II, Makati City

Step into the enchanting world of Philippine natural dyes with Maison Metisse’s Tropical Colors Workshop. In this interactive session, hosted in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Textile Research Institute, participants will have a hands-on experience that uncovers the hidden potential of Talisay, Indigo, and Buko, among others.

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