Supreme picks

Koji Arsua (The Philippine Star) - December 7, 2013 - 12:00am

Who to follow: Barbie

Barbie, the quintessential role model for all girls everywhere, as well as many gay boys, will be in Manila for Barbie Live!, an all-new musical featuring contemporary music with engaging lyrics, energetic choreography, and a brand-new storyline that will have fans buzzing in their seats. In the musical, Barbie and her best friend Teresa star in a movie, and Teresa starts to doubt herself. Barbie uses her experience with past Barbie productions (Swan Lake, Princess and the Popstar, and Mariposa & Fairy Princess) to make her confident. Campy as it may be, it actually looks a lot of fun, and previews show that the production is top-notch and the singing catchy. The visuals are a spectacle, but if you need one reason to watch it: Ken. Barbie Live! will be staged from Dec. 11 to 15 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

What to do: Hang out with your favorite bloggers at Bloggers United

Your favorite celebutantes are back for another round of Bloggers United, the biggest interactive shopping affair with the interwebs’ most famous stars. Expect 55 of the most stylish fashion bloggers to set up shop and sell their pre-loved and brand-new fashion items, so fans can cop their favorite’s quirky blogger look. This year, they’re bringing in a more diverse cast so you can choose from different styles and looks. Some big-name bloggers expected to make their #ootds are Bjorn Bedayo, Camille Co, David Guison, Divine Lee and Victor Basa, Gelo Arucan, JP Singson, Karl Leuterio, Laureen Uy, Lissa Kahayon, Patricia Prieto, and Paul Jatayna of OS Accessories. Get ready to have them style you today at the World Trade Center, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Where to chill: Attraction! Reaction!

Attraction! Reaction! always spells out a chill evening, but the production is dedicating their gig tonight to helping out the relief efforts in Yolanda-stricken areas. A!R! is hosting Help!, a benefit gig for A-HA! Learning Center’s Project Balik Eskwela, a fundraising project to donate school kits (that contain notebooks, writing materials, and filing envelopes) to public schools in Samar and Tacloban. A-HA! is a free center that sets up a free tutoring service and soup kitchen for public school children in Makati. Tonight’s cool folks participating in this act of goodwill are Romcom, Identikit, Don’t Bogart the Can, Man!, Halik ni Gringo, and Ang Bandang Shirley. As always, A!R! will be in Route 196 and will have a P200 door charge, which will get you a drink and one school kit.


Where to go crazy: Sonic Carnival with Steve Aoki

Experience a carnival like no other with Sonic Carnival, the largest round-the-clock music festival featuring the best names in rock and EDM. The lineup is packed with heavyhitters so expect the party to start a little after lunch. Brisom, Yolanda Moon, Pulso, Hidden Nikki, and The Ringmaster will pump the audience up, setting the stage for rock bands Razorback, Urbandub and Up Dharma Down. Deuce Manila, DJ Katsy Lee, DJ Mars Miranda, DJ Euric, DJ Ace Ramos, Martin Pulgar, MC Roda King and Funk Avy will blaze the decks with the hottest dance tunes, and to close the house down, international DJs Laidback Luke, DJ Henrix, and Steve Aoki will show Manila how to party in style. What could probably be the coolest year-ender party will be held today until the wee hours at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds. Fret not, a part of proceeds will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross for relief efforts, and Aoki will donate a part of his talent fee, as well as raise funds for relief efforts.

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