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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Two Events: Rock the Rabbit and Sagip Sining

I attended two special events last weekend namely Rock the Rabbit concert last Saturday night and Sagip Sining at CCP the following day.

Rock the Rabbit is a Playboy-sponsored gathering of different rock bands in one concert. This was held at an open space in Aseana Business Park in Macapagal Boulevard near SM Mall of Asia (facing the mall, it’s on the left), from 1pm to past midnight. If I’m not mistaken, tickets are sold at P500 including an entrance to a car show and the actual concert (less P200 if you just want to watch the concert). Bands included Razorback, 6CycleMind, Pedicab, Kenyo and a lot, lot more. I tagged along a friend from Singapore wishing and hoping to catch a bunny or two. Since we arrived late at 11pm-ish (the event was almost over by then), we didn’t catch them on their get-up. But we didn’t fret as the road to Bitoy’s (still in the same perimeter) was worth capping the night at. There was some sort of an after party with some playmates and Playboy bunnies sans the rabbit costume. Just check out the pics here and turn green with envy.

Sagip Sining, on the other hand, is CCP’s effort to raise fund for the typhoon victims. It was a daylong event (look at some of the pictures here) with different what-have-you shows like short film showing, symphony orchestra, ballet, stand-up comedy, rock concert, classical music, play excerpts, face painting and storytelling for kids. You can either donate a minimum of P20 or share goods like clothes and probably food. I only caught Taytay Youth Symphony Orchestra gracing the opening ceremony and Ballet Philippines’ “Tales of the Manuvu” which had me pay for an orchestra seat for only P275 as part of the event. It’s a ballet/musical wherein the characters are both being danced and sung by two sets of performers. Its music is written by Dero Pedero with libretto from National Artist Bien Lumbera. Set design is done by another National Artist namely Salvador Bernal. Since I’m not a fan of ballet, I prefer not to write a full review of it. I just love the music, the singing (you can never go wrong with Robert Seña, can’t you?) and surprisingly an impressive Capt. Jack Sparrow-like performance from Star Magic’s Guji Lorenzana.

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