Lolita Carbon doing a Valentine dinner-show? “Once in a blue moon lang ito,” the singer-songwriter told us, adding that she never did one even during her days with her famous folk-rock group Asin.
The show, “Himig ng Pag-ibig: A Lolita Carbon Valentine Special,” will be held on Feb. 14 at the grand ballroom of Manila Hotel. Special guests are Noli Aurillo and the Metro Manila Concert Orchestra.
Asked if she prepared a special repertoire for the occasion, Carbon said the audience will hear songs she doesn’t always perform. And then she proceeded to ask Aurillo to play a sample, the Juan Silos Jr./Levi Celerio classic, “Basta’t Mahal Kita.”
The show’s title is taken from the 1979 album and song of the same name. Carbon herself wrote the song at a time when she was living in domestic bliss with radio DJ Bob Magoo and their twin sons Derek and Blue.
Though she’s single now, Carbon said she’s happy being able to do what she loves most—playing music.
Tickets go for P888 (show) and P3,088 with dinner.
“Himig ng Pag-ibig,” Feb. 14, 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, Fiesta Pavilion, Manila Hotel; call 09166392291.
José Mari Chan at Bellevue
For couples who want to see a more conventional Valentine show, there’s “South Serenades: A José Mari Chan Valentine Concert on Feb. 10 at the grand ballroom of The Bellevue Manila in Alabang.
The audience is given two choices: watch only the show for P2,600 a ticket; or dinner with show at P3,800 per person.
There’s also an option to avail of a package that includes dinner, show and overnight stay at the hotel.
Guests who avail of the package get a chance to win a 3 days/2 nights getaway at The Bellevue Bohol inclusive of round trip airfare tickets and a countryside tour.
“South Serenades,” Feb. 10,
6 p.m. dinner buffet, 8 p.m. show, The Bellevue Manila, North Bridgeway, Filinvest City, Alabang; call 7718181, 09178718181.
South Border, SM City Bicutan
But if you want band music in a Valentine show, there’s “Heart Beats 2.0” featuring South Border, True Faith, Hale, Mark Carpio, and DJ Matthew Carbonell on Feb. 10, 6 p.m. at SM City Bicutan.
Just like last year, concert ticket holders will be treated to an outdoor movie screening of “Kita Kita” at 4 p.m.
The venue, the Open Parking space at the mall’s Building A, will have food and drink stalls, and outdoor tables for a picnic-style gathering.
Tickets go for P150, regular pass; and P550, VIP pass with complimentary drink. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. Show starts
“Heart Beats 2.0,” Feb. 10, Open Parking, Building A, SM City Bicutan.