Your Weekend Guide (April 21, 2017)

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Top street dancers from all over Asia will perform in Japan Foundation, Manila’s Dance Dance Asia: Crossing the Movements on April 28, 8 p.m., and April 29, 3 p.m., at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, De La Salle University, Manila. For details, visit

Ateneo Blue Repertory presents a re-imagined and revamped version of Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady: The Musical by Carlo Vergara at 8 p.m. on Thursdays to Saturdays, and 3 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays until April 30, at the Rizal Mini Theater, Ateneo de Manila University. Quezon City. For ticket, call 0956-845-2030 or reserve through

This is the last weekend of performances of Repertory Philippines production of Sarah Ruhl’s In The Next Room or the Vibrator Play at the Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City. A comedy set in the 1880s, it revolves around Dr. Givings’ invention of the vibrator to relieve “hysteria” in both men and women. Directed by Chris Millado, the play is for adults only. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (891-9999,

Twin Bill Theater Productions presents WIT, directed by Steven Conde, from April 20 to May 3 at the Trinity University of Asia, E. Rodriguez, Sr. Ave., Quezon City. The one-act play, which won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Margaret Edson, stars theater veteran Tami Monsod as a cancer-ridden literature professor whose last days are framed by the poetry of John Donne.


Alliance Française de Manille and Fundacion Sanso present an exhibit of works by Juvenal Sanso entitled The Triumph of the Spirit: a healing inspired by the coast of Brittany at the Alliance Française de Manille Total Gallery. It runs until May 26.

Ayala Museum’s ArtistSpace presents Vintage Beauty by Baguio-based artist Art Lozano until April 23. Meanwhile, ARTURO LUZ: First Light is on view until June 11 at the Ayala Museum, Makati Ave. corner De La Rosa St., Greenbelt Park, Makati City.

THE BenCab Museum in Baguio presents SinEaster, paintings by Olan Ventura, at the Gallery Indigo, and Philippine Religious Engravings (18th to 19th century prints) at the Print Gallery until June 11. The museum is at Km. 6 Asin Road, Tuba, Metro Baguio.

MARIANO CHING and Yasmin Sison present Traveling on the Edges of Lost Maps from April 22 to May 21 at MO_Space, 3rd level of MOs Design, B2 Bonifacio High Street, 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

NAICHAYU: An Architectural Exploration of the Kalinga Tattoo is on view at the 12F of the School of Design and Arts, DLSC Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts until April 29. Meanwhile, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s traveling exhibition The Serenity of Madness is on view at the school’s Museum of Contemporary Art and Design.

RUSS Ligtas’ Another World, his first solo exhibition in seven years, is currently on view at the Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) until May 14. Also at the CCP is Lying In State: Cesar F. Legaspi, ongoing until June 4 at the Bulwagang Juan Luna.

MAPPING of the Philippine Seas, an exhibit of rare antique Philippine maps and sea charts, is on view until April 29 at the Tall Galleries, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Blvd., Manila.

MAYIE DELGADO’s Poetic Images, an exhibit of photos featuring landscape images in New Zealand and Iceland, is currently on view at the Globe Art Gallery at the Globe Headquarters in Bonifacio Global City.

PANG Hui Ba Ho Public showcases a private space that is made public, specifically a toilet shared by multiple users with varying private routines. The group exhibit runs until April 24 at the Post Gallery, Shop 7 of Cubao X in Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.

JEWELRY, art, furniture, couture, and objets d’art are on view in Wynn Wynn Ong: Redefining Boundaries (A Retrospective) until June 15 at the Yuchengco Museum. Also on view is Naoko Tosa’s Digital Dimensions. The museum is at the RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati City.

THE group show LIGALIG: Art in a Time of Turmoil is on view until May 27 at the Ateneo Art Gallery, Ateneo University Campus, QC.

THE Korean Cultural Center presents a Korean media art exhibit, Eternal Light, featuring 15 works and installation art by Korean artist Han Ho, at the KCC Exhibit Hall, Taguig City until April 28.

ARTINFORMAL has three ongoing exhibitions: Eugenia Alcaide’s See, Rene Bituin’s The Earth Doesn’t Need Us, and Micaela Benedicto’s Paths of Invisibility. The gallery is at 277 Connecticut St., Mandaluyong City.


There will be a free screening of Lamrag: Stories of Hope and Inspiration in the Time of a Changing Climate — short films made by young filmmakers from Eastern Visayas who participated in a filmmaking workshop initiated by Greenpeace Philippines and SINErangan in November 2016 — on April 22, 3:30 p.m., at SM Megamall Cinema 12.


Instituto Cervantes celebrates Dia del Libro on April 22. This year, discounted books from top bookstores and publishing houses will be made available at the Ayala Triangle in Makati City, and free books will be given away by Instituto Cervantes. Every book purchase entitles the buyer to one free rose. There will be many activities throughout the days. Admission to all Dia del Libro activities is free. For details visit or Facebook page,

The National Book Development Board is celebrating the World Book and Copyright Day on April 23 at the Promenade, Quezon City Memorial Circle (near the Peace Monument). There will be a free workshop on erasure poetry and on-the-spot comic book making. For details visit

Art Exchange, which gathers artists, crafters, and enthusiasts for capsule workshops and free demonstrations, is ongoing until April 25 at The Gallery, Greenbelt 5. These include workshops on basic calligraphy, lettering, watercolor techniques, and florals. For details, visit