IT DOESN’T matter if you loved or loved to make fun of E.L. James’ bestseller; you will enjoy “50 Shades: The Musical Parody,” which runs at the RCBC Theater. The show, described as “crazy, racy and hilarious,” can also be your smooth segue to discussing with your date any Christian Grey or Anastasia Steele fantasies you might have.
Tickets available at SM Tickets, Ticketworld and Ticketnet outlets. Visit www.50shadesmanila.com or call tel. no. 4706956.
‘Deadpool’ date night
What? A superhero movie on Valentine’s Day? Trust us, you won’t regret it. Besides, Deadpool is right—it’s not just a superhero movie, it’s a love story. It’s like some of our previous relationships—funny, dirty, bloody and strangely sweet.
Make cookies with your cookie
Sign up for Cupcakes by Sonja’s Sweet Sessions and learn how to hand-paint sugar cookies with watercolor and acrylic techniques on Feb. 13, 2 p.m. at Cupcakes by Sonja in Serendra. Make the day even sweeter by designing cookies for each other and trading after class. The fee of P750 per person includes four cookies and all materials.
To sign up, call 0917-5353451.
The couple that gets tattooed together stays… tattooed. If you’ve always wanted to get inked, why not go for it? But please don’t get tattoos of each other’s faces. We at Super go to Wiji Lacsamana—we love her watercolor tattoos. (Visit wiji.squarespace.com;
You may also want to check out P&P Tattoo (www.pandptattoo.com; Instagram: @pandptattoo) and 55 Tinta (2/F Luisa Buiding 2, 107 Maginhawa St. UP Village Quezon City; tel. nos. 0908873-3871; 4353383; [email protected]; Instagram: @55tinta).
Scream for ‘hugot’ ice cream
Master sorbetero Ian Carandang’s Valentine’s concoctions are something we look forward to year after year.
This year, the following hugot flavors are available: Matinong Girlfriend (dark chocolate ice cream, chocolate-covered chicharon, roasted cocoa nib), Matinong Boyfriend (Dulce De Leche ice cream, strawberry sorbet), Closure (Earl Grey tea ice cream, bergamot, orange, lemon), Unresolved Issues (ampalaya sorbet, canned ampalaya, your tears).
Why not skip dinner and try all four flavors instead? (But it may not be the time to bring up any unresolved issues.)
You can find Sebastian’s at The Podium, SM Mall of Asia, and Regis Center Katipunan Ave.
Calligraphy and poetry
National Book Store will host Love Calligraphy, a day of calligraphy and poetry, at the Glorietta 2 Activity Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 13.
There will be calligraphy demos, live mural painting and poetry reading by Juan Miguel Severo and Romancing Venus.
June Digan’s “A Year of Positivity: A Weekly Planner” will also be launched at the event. Admission is free. You may bring your own calligraphy tools and materials but they will also be available for purchase at the event.
Listen to Libera
Spend an evening listening to angelic voices. Libera, the London-based boys choir, is headed to Manila for a show on Feb. 16 at the PICC Plenary Hall and at the new Centerstage SM Seaside City Cebu.
For tickets, visit www.ticketworld.com.ph or call tel. nos. 8919999. For Cebu inquiries, call 032-2330452, 032-2312078 or 032-2563165.
Get trapped and escape
Find out how well you and your partner work as a team by trying to break out of Breakout Philippines’ many different challenging real-life escape room games.
You think you can make it out of Detention? What about the Clown Room? Or the zombie-infested The Walking Dead Room? Can you survive Limbo?
Breakout has branches in Katipunan and Paragon Plaza. Visit www.breakout.com.ph.
Share a brownie waffle sundae
Here’s a really sweet treat from Bono Gelato: your choice of gelato trapped between two heart-shaped brownie waffles, topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and caramel drizzle.
Get this sundae at Bono Gelato Aura Premier, SM Makati, Mega Fashion Hall and The Podium.
Play board games
Board game cafés are hot right now and for good reason—they’re a great way to spend the day, and they force you to put your phones down so you can focus on winning.
Here are just a few places you might want to check out: Ludo in Boardgame Bar and Café in Tomas Morato, Quezon City, and Jupiter, Makati; and Dyce N Dine in Kapitolyo, Pasig; Puzzles: Board Game Lounge in BGC and Aguirre St.; Laruan Atbp. Café in Maginhawa.
Choose a café, choose a game (or two), order some snacks, start playing and, remember, bawal ang pikon.