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SM celebrates Sinulog

Friday, January 12, 2018

THERE are exciting Sinulog festivities at one’s favorite SM Supermalls in the Queen City of the South.

One may check out the Cebu! Cebu! exhibit at the Northwing Atrium of SM City Cebu. It showcases the creations of Chambers: The Cebu Project–an unprecedented treasure trove of Cebuano products from the furniture, home décor and fashion accessories sectors. The exhibit is ongoing until Jan. 22.

Shoppers will also enjoy huge discounts in the Sinulog Sale from Jan. 17 to 22 in SM City Cebu, SM Seaside City Cebu and SM City Consolacion.

For this year’s Sinulog celebration, 23 creative minds representing Cebu, Manila and Mindanao have banded together to come up with an exhibit entitled “Sto. Niño: A Homage.” It opens today and will run until Jan. 28 at the Art Center of SM City Cebu.

One should not miss SM Seaside City Cebu’s one-week Sinulog celebration dubbed Euphoria. The Euphoria Sinulog Grand Showcase is happening Monday featuring Visayan artists at the Mountain Wing Atrium at 6 p.m.

Artist Francis Sollano features his “trashion” headpieces in an exhibit at the bridge way of the Mountain Wing of SM Seaside City Cebu beginning Jan. 17. There will be a mini fashion show during the launch with Bb. Cebu Grand Winner Apriel Smith and her court gracing the ramp wearing these extraordinarily crafted head pieces.

The Sinulog Festival Queens with their elaborate costumes will also sashay on the runway on Jan. 18 6 p.m. at the Northwing Atrium of SM City Cebu.

SM Seaside City also brings Euphoria Beats—a fusion of DJs and percussionists on Jan. 19 at the Mountain Wing Atrium. Also on Jan. 19, balikbayans and visitors are invited to a festival of Filipino folk dances dubbed Balik Bayan Euphoria Night starting at 6 p.m. at the Mountain Wing Atrium.

Then one may cut and style Sinulog T-shirts at any Islands Souvenirs special pop-up displays at SM City Cebu. Plus, there is a Cut & Style Grand Fashion Show on Jan. 19 at the Northwing Atrium featuring the Bb. Cebu Queens and exclusive creations by master couturier Cary Santiago and special guests Donny Pangilinan and Hannah Pangilinan and other local Cebuano personalities. The Islands Souvenirs booth is on the lower ground level of the main mall.

Sunday is Euphoria in the Sky with Philippine Drone Racing League Season 1 at the Sky Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Then one may cap the night with the mall’s grand fireworks display at 9 p.m.

Also a must-see is the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” life-size installation of a firefighter jet at the Cube Wing Atrium of SM Seaside City Cebu, ongoing until Jan. 22.

Cebuanos in the north can also enjoy Sinulog at SM City Consolacion as it holds the Sinulog Grand Parade and Sayaw Sinulog on Jan. 21 during mall hours at the Event Centre.

But before that, six contestants from all over the country will battle it out for the 10th Sinulog Fireworks Competition on Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. The Sinulog celebration is best capped with a grand musical fireworks display by Pyroworks International on Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. at the Northwing open parking, and a Sinulog fireworks display in SM Seaside City Cebu at 9 p.m. (PR)

Published in the SunStar Cebu newspaper on January 13, 2018.

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