IT will be a night of laughs as Teatrino and Comedy Manila present Funny Fridays: Can’t Stop Laughing on Jan. 12, 8:30 p.m., at the Teatrino, Greenhills Promenade, San Juan. Tickets are at P500. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999) or Teatrino (722-8310 local 116 or 721-2949).
Cynthia Alexander album release
SOS Movement and Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) present Cynthia Alexander in a concert to launch the release of her new album, Even Such is Time, Jan. 13, 7 p.m., at the Music Museum, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City. She will be joined onstage by her guest Ben & Ben. Aside from CDs, the singer has made Even Such is Time available for digital download through bandcamp. All proceeds from the download go into a work fund which will cover the cost of future recordings. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999). For more information, contact the Music Museum at (721-6726).
The Art of Medicine
TO mark its 50th anniversary and held in partnership with the UP College of Medicine Class 1995, The Saturday Group of Artists presents the opening preview of The Art of Medicine on Jan. 13, 6 p.m. at the Saturday Group of Artists Gallery, 4th Level, Edsa Shangri-La Mall East Wing. For ticket inquiries, contact Honey (0922-414-8585) or Carla (0927-864-1111). Tickets will also be available at the gallery.
Films set in cities
THE Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) will be screening features and a documentary that focus on the cities as an integral part of the narrative. To be shown on Jan. 12 and 14 is Andrei Tarkovsky’s award-winning Stalker. Dubbed as one of the best films of the latter half of the 20th century, it is based on the novella Roadside Picnic by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky. It follows two men escorted by their guide, the Stalker, into The Zone, a highly guarded post-apocalyptic wasteland, in search of the mythical space The Room, which fulfills a person’s innermost desires. To be shown on Jan. 17, 19 and 21 is Gary Hustwit’s documentary Urbanized which discusses how cities are designed, and features some of the world’s foremost thinkers, policy makers, planners, architects, and builders. Francesco Rosi’s landmark movie on political corruption in post-war Italy, Hands Over the City, will be presented on Jan. 24, 26 and 28. The film won the Golden Lion Award at the 1963 Venice Film Festival. All screenings will be held at the MCAD Multimedia Room, with two showings on Wednesdays and Fridays, at noon and 3 p.m., and at noon on Sundays, and are free and open to the public. MCAD is located at the School of Design and Arts Campus, Pablo Ocampo Ave., Malate, Manila. For inquiries, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 230-5100 local 3897.