Belly Fest and Awesome Events this June You Shouldn’t Miss :)

JUNE 5 7PM SATURDAY | Belly Fest 2010

I’ve been fascinated with Belly Dancing ever since my first authentic encounter in the Desert Safari Arabian Night in Dubai

Don’t miss the biggest Belly Dancing show by the country’s most prominent bellydancers, including Jill Ngo, Arcel Benson, Nilda Boquiren, Lovely Rodriguez, International bellydancer Belynda Azhaar, Zumre, Priya Murugesan, Gladys Mallari, and Jill Ngo’s Goddesses of Bellydance, the country’s biggest professional bellydance troupe. The belly dancing teaser during the Ultimate Taste Test 4.0 convinced me that we shouldn’t miss this event.


DATE: JUNE 5, Saturday  
| Start of the Arabian Market featuring Middle Eastern goods, as well as bellydance clothes, accessories, videos and music.
3PM | Belly Workshops
6PM | Grand Evening Show!

VENUE: PETA Theater in Quezon City
TICKETS: P500 available at Peak performance Dance Studi
CONTACT:  +63 917-624-7534 or 502-2912

JUNE 8 4PM TUESDAY | AL GORE Live in Manila!


Al Gore will present an Asian version of An Inconvenient Truth, the provocative multi-media presentation on the threat of climate change and solutions to global warming and the subject of the movie of the same title, which has won critical and box-office acclaim. The Academy Award-winning film is already considered one of the top documentary films of all time.   

A Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, former Vice President Al Gore has just published Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, his latest book which gathers in one place all of the most effective and available measures that will help solve the climate crisis.

Leadership Conference Series (Part 3)
VENUE SMX Convention Center at Mall of Asia, 
TICKETS: Available @ TicketNet at 911-5555 
CONTACT: Via email

JUNE 12-14 LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND | Mayoyao Expeditions

Exploring the old village of Mayoyao

Explore the Village of Mayoyao in Ifugao together with Cordillera Expeditions. Located north of Banaue, Mayoyao, Ifugao offers you one of the oldest villages in the Cordillera Mountains. It is like many parts of the mountain region — a feast for the eyes and food for the spirit. Mayoyao has some of the most beautiful rice terraces in the Cordilleras and some of the friendliest locals that you will ever encounter in your travels.

Stories of old of generals and commandancias abound as Mayoyao is situated close enough to the lowland plains. It was one of the few villages of the Cordilleras that became host to Spanish missionaries during the Spanish period. General Emilio Aguinaldo also passed through this village as he was escaping from the Americans through the mountains. The chronicler of his expedition described Mayoyao as a place of immense beauty, but the soldiers of the Katipunan begged Aguinaldo not to be left behind as they saw their compatriots losing their heads, one by one, to the noble Igorots.

Today, Mayoyao is as it was when Aguinaldo passed through — immensely beautiful beyond words, but with the difference of much more friendly and welcoming locals.

Waterfalls, rivers, misty mornings, smiling children, magnificent stone terraces, and much much more… We can only go so far in describing it on paper. The best way to experience Mayoyao is to be there yourself.

DATE: June 12-14   
TOUR FEE: P9,500/head (all-inclusive of transpo, meals, and accommodations)
CONTACT: JP Alipio (Mobile: +63917 5060622) to join the expedition.

JUNE 19 5PM SATURDAY | Run & Rock For a Cause

Here is an innovative night run (3-KM, 5-KM, or 10-KM) combined with a Rock Concert with the country’s hottest bands powering you through the race route, among them The Dawn, Kjwan, Taken By Cars, Brigada, Techyromantics, Coffee Break Island.

This is organized by the Junior Chamber International – Manila for the benefit of the children’s music NGO Republikha, Inc., an NGO dedicated to producing educational children’s music, and the community development projects of JCI Manila.  

DATE/TIME June 19th, Saturday, 5PM
VENUEBonifacio Global City, Taguig.  
REGISTRATION: RUNNR Bonifacio High Street and selected Toby‚s Sports outlets (Megamall, The Block, Trinoma, Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 4 & Mall of Asia).  
FEES: P450 (3k), P500 (5k) and P550 (10k) which includes race bib, route map, and a dri-fit singlet.  
CONTACT: (+632) 496-5726

JUNE 26, 2PM SATURDAY | Legally Blonde Opening Weekend!

The second half of the 2010 Theater Season in Manila is getting exciting. Nikki Gil (of Coke commercial fame) plays the role of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde The Musical in Manila! The show is an adaptation of the Hollywood movie starring Reese Witherspoon. In case you haven’t watched the film, the story is basically about Elle Woods’ transformation from a frivolous sorority star to a Harvard Law student as she pursues the love of her life who dumped her for a more “serious” girl.

The show is bound to be fun as it features a star-studded cast:

  • Nyoy Volante (known for his acoustic performances) – coming from a convincing performance as Seaweed J. Stubbs in Hairspray. This time around, he plays a smart teaching assistant, Emmett Forrest, who becomes Elle Wood’s ally.
  • Jett Pangan (iconic rock star) – coming from a Spring Awakening performance that we missed. 🙁 He plays Professor Callahan in Legally Blonde.
  • Cris Villonco (our favorite) – coming from a hilarious Romeo and Bernadette performance. She plays Vivienne Kensington, the “serious” girl.

Our Awesome Planet – Legally Blonde Show
DATE: June 26, Saturday – Opening Saturday Show
TIME: 2pm 
VENUE: Meralco Theater
See the Legally Blonde OAP Show Seat Plan

Orchestra Center – P1,200
Orchestra Side – P1,000
Orchestra Side Obstructed – P800
Loge Center – P900
Loge Side – P800
Balcony Center – P600
Balcony Side – P500

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P.S. I will do an Awesome Events Blog Post every start of the month. Please email me if you want to share your awesome event to OAP readers a month before the event. So please email if you have an awesome event for July. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Belly Fest and Awesome Events this June You Shouldn’t Miss :)

  1. oh wow! i watched the bellyfest last year. i’ve been missing my belly dancing classes from jill. today pala ang belly fest. waaa… i want to go. siguro next year na lang. 🙁

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