With three months to go before we finally close the book on 2018, have you done everything you’ve wanted to do? Have you taken that Space Shuttle ride and faced your fears? Did you ride a Ferris wheel to watch the sunset this year? Tick out your bucket lists with all the musicals, concerts, theme parks, and films you can experience this October!
You’re about to get a whole lot of ABBA music and sunshine because MAMMA MIA! the musical returns to Manila this month! As part of their International Tour, the feel-good musical opened last September 29 at The Theater in Solaire. MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with an enchanting tale of family and friendship unfolding on a Greek island paradise. Get your tickets here!
QCinema International Film Festival
QCinema International Film Festival (QCinema) pays tribute to the richness of French cinema by highlighting classic titles for the Filipino cinephile. The sixth edition of QCinema includes suspense thriller film “Diabolique,” a film on sexuality entitled “And God Created Woman,” and “Five and the Skin,” a Filipino-French production shot entirely in Manila.
QCinema will feature the films from October 21 to 30, 2018, at Gateway Mall (Cineplex 10); Robinsons Galleria (Robinsons Movieworld); and Ayala Malls Cinema in Trinoma and U.P. Town Center.
Enchanted Kingdom’s 23rd Anniversary Special
For its 23rd magical year, Enchanted Kingdom has lots of surprises and treats in store for everyone! EK invites everyone to walk down memory lane and relive their best childhood days roaming and trying out rides in the park. There’s the 6th Sky Wizardry Fireworks Competition on October 13 where you can watch the sky light up with magical colors. On October 20, GMA will be hosting a GMA Kapuso Show where stars from the network celebrate with you in a night of fun. Sarah Geronimo, James Reid, Janine Tenoso, and The Juans will grace the stage on the 23rd Anniversary Concert on October 27.
Visit Enchanted Kingdom’s website to find out more about their 23rd Anniversary!
The Good Trade + Simple: Zero Waste Pop Up Market
Good news for zero waste enthusiasts and newbies, The Good Trade is back once again to bring you awesome merchants, products, and discussions all in one place! You can expect to find eco-brick drop-offs, refilling stations, fundraisings, and various brands that could cater to anything you need to sustain or start your zero waste life. Drop by the Central Square in BGC on October 13 to 14!
Simple: Zero Waste Pop Up Market is perfect for those near and living in Quezon City. It’s a gathering of natural and eco-friendly brands and products so you can shop, refill, and discover new ways to live a zero waste life. Go to Malingap Central Food Hall and visit on October 6 and 7. You can get your tickets here.
10th ManilArt Fair and Exhibition
ManilArt celebrates a decade of artistic excellence in their 10th ManilArt Fair and Exhibition with the theme Ang ARTe ng Pilipinas. ManilArt features living masters of Philippine art alongside up-and-coming artists. Everyone is invited to join in the celebration at the SMX Convention Center Aura from October 17 to 21. Get to meet new and seasoned artists, collectors, enthusiasts and practitioners and learn from them! Get our tickets here.
Película-Pelíkula: Spanish Film Festival 2018
Pelicula is known as the largest Spanish Film Festival in Southeast Asia. This month it brings us the 16th edition of Película-Pelíkula: Manila Spanish Film Festival which will run from October 4 to 20 in the following cinemas: Greenbelt 3 Cinemas, UP Film Center, and Instituto Cervantes Intramuros. The full lineup and schedule is yet to be announced.
San Miguel Oktoberfest Mad Fest
What’s October without Oktoberfest? And what’s Oktoberfest without San Miguel? Beer drinkers and lovers unite at San Miguel Oktoberfest where you can find fellow people with a passion for beer. There will be OPM performances, food, and lots of surprises, the best part is that it’s free admission! This year it’ll be held in Circuit Makati on October 27.
San Miguel Oktoberfest is yet to announce all the details so make sure you follow their Facebook page to keep updated.
Concerts to attend
Big names like Panic! At The Disco and Sam Smith will be touring in Manila this month and Karpos pulls out all the stops with their back-to-back-to-back concerts and mall tours involving various local and international artists. Which one are you going to?
- Sam Smith – October 5, Mall of Asia Arena
- COIN and DAGNY Live at Ayala Malls – October 5-7 (FREE)
- Karpos Live Mix 2.2: Ben&Ben + Clara Benin – October 6, Vertis North Tent
- Karpos Live Mix 3.1: The Royal Concept + Urbandub – October 7, Vertis North Tent
- Pinoy Playlist – October 11-13 & 18-20, BGC Arts Center, Taguig
- Panic! At The Disco: Pray for the Wicked Tour – October 20, Mall of Asia Arena
- Karpos Live Mix 3.2: Bruno Major + Jess Connelly – October 23, Vertis North Tent
- Kygo: Kids in Love Tour – October 25, Mall of Asia Arena
Any other events in October you’re excited for? Share it with us below!