Your Weekend Guide (October 20, 2016)

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DENISE PARUNGAO dances in “Songs of the Wayfarer,” part of Ballet Philippines’s The
Exemplars: AMADA
and other
dances.

Classic rock night

Join some of the greatest Filipino rock bands as they perform their greatest hits on FULL BLAST Pinoy Super Bands on Oct. 20, 6 p.m., at the Cuneta Astrodome, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. Performing are the Juan Dela Cruz Band, Lolita Carbon of Asin, The Youth, and more, with opening performances by SG band, Grace Note, Banda ni Kleggy, and The Chongkeys. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999). Gates open at 5 p.m. Backpacks and big bags are not allowed inside the concert venue.

Comedy nights

Enjoy Pinoy stand-up comedy in Funny Fridays on Oct. 20, 27, and Nov. 3, at 8:30 p.m., at the Teatrino, Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan. Featured artists include Alex Calleja, GB Labrador, Victor Anastacio, Red Ollero, James Caraan, Ryan Rems, and Nonong Ballinan. For details and tickets, contact TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999) or Teatrino (722-8310 local 116, or 721-2949).

Ballet revival

On its 48th season, Ballet Philippines presents The Exemplars: AMADA and other dances. Catch these long-unseen works on Oct. 20 to 22 at the Main Theater, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. Tickets and schedules are available at TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).

David Archuleta returns

THE American Idol alumni returns to the Philippines after six years with David Archuleta Live! He will perform his popular hits on Oct. 20, 8 p.m., at the Kia Theater in Cubao, Quezon City. For information visit (www.ticketnet.com.ph).

A new musical

BGC Passion Collective presents its first production, My Suite Princess: A New Musical on Oct. 21, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center. The play is written and directed by Joey and Nicky Triviño, with music by Rony Fortich. Tickets and schedules are available at TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).

Printmakers talk/workshop

Art enthusiasts of all ages are invited to join the upcoming printmaker’s artist talk and demonstration by the Association of Pinoyprintmakers (A/P) on Oct. 21, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the MKP Hall, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. The talk and demo will be facilitated by A/P president Benjie Torrado Cabrera. A/P’s current exhibition in the CCP, entitled Nature-Nurture, may be viewed until Oct. 29 at the Pasilyo Vicente Manansala and Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino. For details, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division at (632) 832-1125 loc. 1504/1505 and (632) 832-3702, mobile (0917) 603-3809, e-mail ccp.exhibits@gmail.com, or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.

Public lectures on history

The Lopez Museum and Library (LML) presents the third and fourth installment of LML’s lecture series entitled “Off the Pages,” done in partnership with the Ateneo de Manila Department of History. On Oct. 21, LML will host back-to-back lectures, given by Prof. Francis Navarro, PhD., and Prof. Jo-ed Tirol, PhD. They will be giving the lectures “Translation, Transmission, and Paleography: Looking into Spanish Documents (16th-19th century),” and “Of Forgetting and Remembering: Social Memory, Commemoration, and the Jewish Refugees in the Philippines during the Second World War” respectively. The first talk is at 10 a.m. to noon, and the second is from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. The two lectures tackle Philippine history from different vantage points, one overlooked, the other rarely explored. Registrants can avail of a discounted rate should they want to attend both lectures. Rates for both lectures is P250 for students, teachers, senior citizens, and LML Members, and P300 for adults, while rates for each lecture are P150 for students, teachers, senior citizens, and LML Members, and P175 for adults. The Lopez Museum and Library is at the G/F Benpres Bldg., Exchange Rd. cor. Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

Art market

Experience art and create your own at the Art Market on Oct. 21 at the Grand Atrium in Edsa Shangri-La Plaza. The event includes art booths, demonstrations, workshops, and art products.

Danish film festival

Shangri-la Plaza, the Film Development Coucil of the Philippines, and the Embassy of Denmark present the third annual Danish Film Festival, with feature films ranging from childhood adventures, family dramas, and love affairs to life struggles. Films are screened daily until Oct. 22 at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City. Admission is free. Seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Fly Me to The Moon

Rody Vera’s Fly Me to the Moon has shows until Oct. 22 at Arts Above Artists Playground II. Directed by Paul Jake Paule, the show will feature Fatima Cadiz, Aldy Cadupay, Dea Formacil-Chua, Manu Gallardo, Clifford Gonzales, Ai Hose Ki, Jun Nayra, BJ Ocampo, Waki Tepace and The Players, and Artist Playground’s group of artists. Presented by Artist Playground, Inc., the Talent Factory, Inc., and Japan Foundation. Tickets available at TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).

PJ Masks at Newport Mall

Parents can bring their small kids to the PJ Masks Meet and Greet road show until Oct. 22 at the Newport Mall. Present a minimum single receipt purchase of PJ Masks merchandise worth of P1,000 for validation at the registration booth of the event venue. Activities include coloring, photo ops, a film showing, free play, and a lot more. Highlighting the tour is a chance to meet and greet PJ Masks characters live on Oct. 22, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888, 709-0888, 0917-838-0111 or visit www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com.

Translated tragedy

Tanghalang Pilipino presents Ang Pag-uusig, a translation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Huseng Batute. Translated by Jerry Respeto and directed by Dennis Marasigan, the play dramatizes the use of “the establishment” of the powerful few in condemning the innocent. Tickets and schedules are available at TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).

The hills are alive

The touring London West End Production of the classic musical The Sound of Music has performances until Oct. 22 at The Theater at Solaire. Tickets and schedules are available at TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).

German movie marathon

Goethe-Institut brings the Second German Film Week to Clark, Cebu, and Davao until Oct. 24 at SM City Clark, SM City Cebu, and SM City Davao. Enjoy the 10 feature films for P100. For move information, visit www.goethe.de/ins/ph/en/kul/sup/gfw.html.

Beauty and the Beast

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

New acts at City of Dreams

This month’s performers line-up at Centerplay at City of Dreams Manila’s gaming floor includes rock band Part 3, trio girl group Filipinas, The Bloomfields, The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 finalist Jason Fernandez with ABS-CBN My Only Radio DJ and singer/host Ana Ramsey, and power band Higher Ground. Weekends feature Paula Bianca on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by 9teased from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and the alternate sets of Pulp and Lil’ Eyes from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. On Saturdays, Ava performs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Paula Bianca from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and alternate performances by Pulp and Zyncxation from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. On Sundays, Brad and Nina go live from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. followed by alternating sets of In2it and Zyncxation from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Centerplay is open from 3 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Mondays to Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Fridays to Sundays and on holidays. 

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