Your Weekend Guide (March 9, 2018)

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Rex Smith

Rex Smith returns for concert

AMERICAN singer-actor Rex Smith returns for an exclusive one-night only concert entitled Broadway and Beyond on March 14, 8 p.m., at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at Resorts World Manila. Having performed on Broadway stages for over 30 years, the pop singer will be singing Broadway hits from The Phantom of the Opera, Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, to The Sound of Music, along with his hits “Simply Jesse,” “Let’s Make a Memory,” “You Take My Breath Away,” “Everlasting Love,” and “Speechless” among others. He will be joined onstage by young Filipino singers Lilibeth Garcia, JV Decena, and Joaquin. Tickets are now available at the RWM Box Office and all TicketWorld outlets.

Dalagita by Dulaang UP

DULAANG UP’s Ang Dalagita Ay ’Sang Bagay Na Di-Buo, an adaptation of Eimear McBride’s novel A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing, directed by Jose Estrella from Rody Vera’s Filipino translation of the adaptation by Annie Ryan features Skyzx Labastilla as Dalagita, playing her from fetus to young womanhood, and everyone she meets throughout her life. Alternating in the role are Missy Maramara, Opaline Santos and Hariette Damole. There are performances on March 7, 8, 9 at 7 p.m., and March 10 and 11 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theatre, Palma Hall, UP Diliman. For inquiries, call the Dulaang UP office, 926-1348 or 981-8500 local 2449.

Jef Cablog’s Confluence

ALLIANCE Française de Manille, with the support of Galerie Francesca and the Embassy of France, presents Confluence, the 5th solo exhibition of Jef Cablog until April 20 at the Alliance Française de Manille Gallery. The exhibit features mixed media works and paintings in relation to environment degradation and overconsumption.

Nenita and Ninay dolls

FESTIVAL MALL in Alabang, Muntinlupa City is celebrating International Women’s Month with a showcase of a dozen of Patis Tesoro’s Nenita and Ninay dolls, dressed in their best Filipiniana finery. The dolls are on exhibit at Festival Mall’s Expansion Hall, Upper Ground Floor, Expansion Wing from March 8 to 18.

Fassbinder films shown

THE GOETHE-INSTITUT Philippinen presents a retrospective of the works of German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Eleven of his films including a documentary about him will be screened for free every weekend in two venues: the Ili Likha Artists Village in Baguio from March 10 to April 1, and the Cinematheque Centre Manila from April 7 to April 22.

Himala: Isang Musikal

AICELLE SANTOS stars as Elsa, a young woman who is looked upon as her desperate town’s savior, in Himala: Isang Musikal. The last show will be on March 10, 8 p.m., at the PowerMac Center Spotlight, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, Makati City. The musical is based on the 1982 Ishmael Bernal film starring Nora Aunor. For tickets, visit TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

’Night, Mother

PETA closes its 50th theater season with Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer-prize winning drama, ’Night, Mother, featuring Eugene Domingo and Sherry Lara. The show runs until March 18 at the PETA Theater Center, No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Kinky Boots returns

ATLANTIS’ production of the musical that earned every Best Musical award including the Tony, the Grammy, and London’s Olivier Award, returns with performances until March 18 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City. With music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, and directed by Bobby Garcia, Kinky Boots is about Charlie, a struggling shoe factory owner, who teams up with Lola, a crossdressing entertainer, to save the business. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Silent Sky

REPERTORY PHILIPPINES presents Lauren Guderson’s Silent Sky from March 2 to 25 at the Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Makati City. Directed by Joy Virata, the show tells the true story of astronomer Henrietta Levitt and her discoveries in the 1920s. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Spanish films

TO CELEBRATE International Women’s Day, Instituto Cervantes treats moviegoers to “Espacio femenino: Spanish Female Directors,” a series of movies directed by Spanish female filmmakers. The film cycle, held every Saturday, 6 p.m., at the FDCP Cinematheque Manila, aims to highlight the relevance of female filmmakers in the film industry. On March 10, Leticia Dolera’s 2015 comedy Requisitos para ser una persona normal (Requirements to Be a Normal Person) will be screened. This will be followed by Vicky Calavia’s 2017 documentary María Moliner on March 17, and a series of short films called Riot Girls: Españolas en corto on March 24. Entrance is free on a first-come, first-served basis. For details, visit

Music at Shangri-La

IT’S a musical March at Shangri-La Plaza, with all girl acoustic group The Three of Us on March 10, 6:30 p.m., at the East Atrium, followed by South Border performing its famous R&B classics at 7 p.m. Throwback Thursdays continues on March 15 with a playlist of memorable songs from ABBA, and March 22 will feature the Carpenters, performed by the Bernie Pasamba Quartet. Former Side A front man Joey Generoso will perform his newest rock ballads on March 24, 7 p.m., at the Grand Atrium.

Amorsolo at Yuchengco

THE Yuchengco Museum and Young Artists Studio will hold Back to Basics, a drawing and art appreciation workshop inspired National Artist Fernando Amorsolo. The three-day course, facilitated by Avie Felix and Oliver Ramos, will be held on March 10, 17 and 24, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., at the Yuchengco Museum, The price of P6,800 is inclusive of materials. There will also be a talk called “Conversations: Remembering Amorsolo,” with art critic and historian Cid Reyes and Sylvia Amorsolo-Lazo, the daughter of Fernando Amorsolo, on March 10, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Entrance is P300. For reservations, e-mail or call 889-1234. The Yuchengco Museum is at RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Senator Gil J. Puyat Aves., Makati City.

Comedy nights

COMEDY MANILA presents Funny Fridays: Can’t Stop Laughing at 8:30 p.m. every Friday at the Teatrino in Promenade Greenhills, San Juan. For tickets (P500) and schedules, visit TicketWorld (, 891-9999).