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Your Weekend Guide (November 24, 2017)

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Posporo(s) concert

The last round of Philippine-Spanish indie concerts in Posporo(s) 2017 features Barcelona-based band Manel and Manila’s Sleep Kitchen on Nov. 25, 9 p.m., at the 20:20 Bar, Makati City. Admission is free. Organized by the Embassy of Spain and Instituto Cervantes, with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Posporo(s) concerts try to bring together independent music performers from both countries, offering them the opportunity to experiment and collaborate through music.

Artist Talk with Datu Arellano

IN conjunction with his ongoing exhibit, Tahigami, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Datu Arellano attempts to answer the question, “Paano mo naisip yan?” in an artist’s talk on Nov. 25, 3 to 5 p.m. at the CCP’s MKP Hall. The session includes a live demonstration of Tahigami drawing and music-making, and an open forum. For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division at (832-1125 loc. 1504/1505 and 832-3702, 0917-603-3809), e-mail ccp.exhibits@gmail.com or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.

Cybersecurity Art Caravan

As part of its efforts to raise awareness on Internet safety among kids and families, Trend Micro, Inc. is bringing back the “What’s Your Story? Art Caravan” to Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City, on Nov. 25. This year, the company asks participants to create art around the theme, “If you could change one thing about the Internet, what would it be?” The contest is open to primary, secondary and tertiary students. Participants will have to create and submit A4-sized artworks in portrait orientation using oil, pastel, charcoal, pencils, crayons, markers or watercolor. Trend Micro will announce a winner for each category in every leg of the caravan. Winners will receive P20,000 each at the end of the contest on Feb. 14. For more information, visit the “Click Right” Facebook Page.

International Bazaar

Swiss chocolates at the Swiss Embassy booth, olive oil and wine at the Spanish booths, and a whole lot more await visitors at the International Bazaar on Nov. 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the PICC Forum. Proceeds go to charity. Entrance tickets are P150.

Gugmang Giatay the Musical

Cebu’s theatrical hit — the original “Bisrock” jukebox musical, Gugmang Giatay, will have a limited run in Manila on Nov. 26, 4 p.m., during the BGC Passionfest, and again from Nov. 28 to Nov. 30, 8 p.m. All Manila performances will be at the Globe Auditorium of the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center, Taguig City. Written by songwriter Jude Gitamondoc Rowell “Medyo Maldito” Ucat, the musical features Bisaya hit songs, both contemporary and classic, written by such iconic talents as Max Surban, Cattski Espina, Insoy Niñal, Jude Gitamondoc, Medyo Maldito, and Junior Kilat, among others. A small, close-knit neighborhood is shaken when Inday lets slip that all is not well in her relationship with Undo, her long-time musician boyfriend. A surprising sequence of events ensue as gossip, pretense, and confessions lead them and their closest friends and associates to address the situation in their own well-meaning but often misguided ways, leading to even more complications. Gugmang Giatay is produced by 2TinCans Philippines in partnership with the BGC Arts Center. It is directed by Edison Jingle Saynes with choreography by Vince Gaton. Tickets are available through www.ticketworld.com.ph.

Matilda the Musical

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group presents Tony award-winning Matilda the Musical, adapted from Roald Dahl’s children’s novel of the same name about an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers who finds refuge from her abusive parents and her school’s cruel headmistress in library books. The show runs until Dec. 10 at the Meralco Theater, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Tickets and schedules are available at TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).

Beauty and the Beast

Repertory Philippines Children’s Theater presents the musical Beauty and the Beast at the Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Ayala Center, Makati City until Dec. 14. Joy Virata directs the classic story. Tickets and schedules are available at TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).

Repertory’s Hair

THE 1960’s celebration of drugs, sex, love, and peace, Hair — presented by Repertory Philippines — has performances until Dec. 17 at the Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Ayala Center, Makati City. The musical is directed by Chris Millado and choreographed by PJ Rebulida. Tickets and schedules are available at TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).

Holiday festivities

Shangri-La Plaza mall kicks off the holiday with a series of events from Nov. 24 to 26. Kids can Meet and Greet Santa (Nov. 25 and 26, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) at the Level 4 Open Café. The will be a Celebrity Bake Fest (Nov. 24 and 25) at the East Atrium with Christine Bersola-Babao, Maricar Reyes Poon, Ara Mina, and more. Cathay Pacific will offer travel packages and promos at the Cathay Pacific Travel Sale (Nov. 24 and 26) at the Grand Atrium.

Season in Passions

Bonifacio Global City (BGC) opens “Seasons in Passions” with the BGC Passionfest on Nov. 24 to 26 from 11 a.m. onwards at Bonifacio High Street and the BGC Arts Center Festival, BGC, Taguig City on Nov. 24 to 26 from 9 a.m. onwards, with various dance, music, and improv performances, and Art Tour of BGC’s newest murals. The BGC Art Mart will be held at the Alveo Center Plaza from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Nov. 24) and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Nov. 25 and 26).

Beauty workshop

In cooperation with Bonifacio Global City’s Passionfest, Make Up Factory will hold a beauty workshop on Nov. 25 and 26, 3 p.m., at Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City. The workshop includes tips on how to achieve a flawless day and night look with the brand’s signature products. Attendees will get discounts and samples of Make Up Factory’s best-sellers.

Regional trade fair

​​Get a glimpse of the finest products from the six provinces of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) as 73 exhibitors take part in the IMPAKABSAT Regional Trade Fair 2017, the 25th installment of the region’s biggest trade fair, until Nov. 26, at the Carousel Court, Festival Mall, Alabang.

Christmas Playville

Megaworld Lifestyle malls have set up Christmas Playville gingerbread areas which will be up until Jan. 4. Mascot characters meet-and-greet are scheduled on all weekends of November and December at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m., at Eight Forbes Town, Forbes Town; Uptown Mall in Uptown Bonifacio; and Newport Mall at Resorts World Manila. The mascots include Thomas and Friends, Tobot, DCSHG, Ben 10, PPG, Shopkins, and more.

Vertis northern lights

The Vertis North mall’s façade shines with a giant cathedral covered with lights for the holidays daily from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. until Jan. 8.

Italian Christmas spectacle

MEGAWORLD’s Venice Grand Canal brings back the Parata Di Natale or Grand Christmas Parade with Venetian masquerades and mimes, a marching band, and popular mascots from children’s shows. The parade will run every Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Kids get to meet popular characters like Robo Carpoli, PJ Masks, Pokemon, Barbie, Peppa Pig, the Silvanian Families and more. Meanwhile, a Venetian Christmas Concierto will be held at the Ponte de Amore Bridge every Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. There are also Christmas Fairs daily, plus a fireworks show over the Grand Canal every weekend at 7 p.m. Christmas Bear displays for photo opportunities are located near the Christmas Tree and around the mall. For more information, call the Venice Grand Canal Concierge at 9624-1971, 0917-5129934 or veniceconcierge@megaworld-lifestyle.com).

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