Your Weekend Guide (May 12, 2016)

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Music and French cuisine will come together in Musique et Gastronomie, the fundraising send-off concert of Coro San Benildo, the resident choral group of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB). Dine on a meal prepared by Vatel Restaurant Executive French Chef Pierre Cornelis as members of the choir perform a selection of songs. Guests have a choice of dinner on May 12, at 7 p.m., lunch on May 13 at noon, or dinner on May 13, at 7 p.m. The choir plans to participate at the 46th Florilège Vocal de Tours International Choral Competition in Tours, France,. Tickets to Musique et Gastronomie are priced at P1,500. Proceeds will fund the airfare of the delegation. Vatel Restaurant Manila is located at the Roof Deck of Hotel Benilde Maison de La Salle, Estrada corner Arellano Sts, Malate, Manila. For reservations call 230-5230.

Bunk Puppets uses household items to create surreal shadow puppets in the show Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones, a shadow puppet comedy which is an Adelaide FRINGE award winner. There will be performances on May 5, 2 p.m.; May 6 at 1:30 and 4 p.m.; and May 7 at 1:30 and 4 p.m., at the PETA Theater Center, No. 5 Eymard Dr., New Manila, Quezon City, Tickets, available at TicketWorld (891-9999,, are P938.72.

Comedy Manila’s Funny Fridays, stand-up comedy nights every Friday until May 26 at Teatrino at Greenhills Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan. Featured artists are Alex Calleja, GB Labrador, Victor Anastacio, Red Ollero, James Caraan, Ryan Rems and Nonong Ballinan. Showtime is at 8:30 p.m. Tickets, available through Ticketworld (891-9999,, cost P579.20.

MUSICARTES restages its first Broadway rock opera Godspell, on May 12-14, 19-21 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium of RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave., Makati. Led by the international hit, “Day By Day,” Godspell features a powerhouse cast with Jef Flores, Myke Salomon, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, Caisa Borromeo, Poppert Bernadas, Topper Fabregas, Abi Sulit, Maronne Cruz, Rhenz Gabalonzo, Gab Pangilinan and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo. Tickets range in price from P1,045 to P2,612.50 and are available through TicketWorld (891-9999, and at Musicartes (895-8098, 519-3603,

Paolo Santos performs in a Mother’s Day show on May 14, 8 p.m. at the River Park Activity Court of Festival Mall in Alabang.


Due to popular demand, the exhibit Mapping the Philippine Seas has been extended until May 31. The exhibit features a comprehensive collection of rare historical maps and charts of the Philippine archipelago and its surrounding seas from the early 16th century to the end of the 19th century. The museum is at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Blvd., Malate, Manila, and is open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

CURRENTLY on view at the Ayala Museum is Eduardo Castrillo: A Prism of Art & Friendships, an exhibition on the late Filipino sculptor Eduardo Castrillo (1942 – 2016) with guest curator Jeannie E. Javelosa. The exhibit is the third of series that serves to honor Castrillo’s artistic legacy, as well as the friendships he developed through the years. The exhibit is on view from until June 4 at the Ground Floor Gallery of Ayala Museum, Makati Ave. corner De La Rosa St., Greenbelt Park, Makati City.

1335MABINI’s artist-in-residence Peter Moosgaard has an ongoing solo exhibition titled Xenorealism which runs until May 24. The gallery is located at 1335 Mabini St., Ermita, Manila.

Shared Residence, a collaborative art project initiated by Poklong Anading, examines the notion of public and private spaces and communal ownership, from the artists to its prospective borrowers. Adopting a system similar to borrowing a book from a library, members of the Ateneo de Manila Loyola Schools community are given the option to borrow an artwork to reside in their personal space for two weeks. This act of temporary ownership or possession introduces borrowers to collecting as a social practice which also comes with the responsibility of care and integrity. The project is ongoing until March 1, 2018 at the Ateneo Art Gallery, Ateneo de Manila, Katipunan, QC.

Painter and sculptor Roberto M. A. Robles returns to the basics of form and examines a piece as a post-sculptural work in Form | Kata, an exhibit which runs until May 27. In it he rediscovers light and shadows through tones of gray, black and white that result in a new dimensional angle. The exhibit will be held at the Galleria Duemila, 210 Loring St., Pasay City. For details visit

Known for her photographic works in portraiture, contemporary landscape, and installation, Wawi Navarroza returns with her solo exhibit, Medusa. The exhibit runs until June 3. There will be a Walk through with the artist on May 27, 3 p.m. In this exhibit, the artist calls forth the Medusa and the gaze that can turn the seen into stone. Medusa will be on view alongside Issay Rodriguez’s exhibit titled “…” at Silverlens, Lapanday Center, 2263 Don Chino Roces Avenue Ext., Makati City.

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’s Total Gallery. It runs until May 26.

MARIANO CHING and Yasmin Sison present Traveling on the Edges of Lost Maps until May 21 at MO_Space, MOs Design, B2 Bonifacio High Street, Taguig 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, 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.

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.

AN EXHIBIT of 53 photographic replicas of masterpieces from Spain’s Museo Del Prado is on view at the Ayala Triangle in Makati before moving to Intramuros in Manila. It will then go on view from June to August at Intramuros, Manila. This is a joint project of the Intramuros Administration and Embassy of Spain in Manila.

Due to popular demand, the exhibit Naichayu: An Architectural Exploration of the Kalinga Tattoo, which delves into the history and tradition of this indigenous practice of self-expression, has been extended until May 13. The show is at the 12th Floor of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts at 950 Pablo Ocampo St., Malate, Manila. Open daily, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Lost Frames is coming to the Ateneo Art Gallery on May 18, International Museum Day. The participating artists — Poklong Anading, Vic Balanon, Lena Cobangbang, Rico Entico, Cocoy Lumbao and Kaloy Olavides — will screen and discuss unfinished video works, abandoned projects and ideas that have yet to be made. Lost Frames is a community-based initiative for viewing artists’ moving images. It started with a small group of artists who took interest in showing each other’s works through an evening of presentation and discussion alongside a video projector. The Ateneo Art Gallery is at the Rizal Library Special Collections Bldg., Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

THREE exhibits are now on view Vinyl on Vinyl gallery: Tar Pits by Tokwa Penaflorida, Frames of Mind by Ren Quinio, and Kalaban by Renz Bautista. The gallery is at 2135 Warehouse II Chino Roces Ave., Makati.


The Travelling Trunk bazaar will be held on May 13 and 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at A11 at The Henry Hotel Compound, 2680 FB Harrison St., Pasay City. A carefully curated selection of items, ranging from bags to banana pudding, will be available.

Pets will take center stage as Robinsons Malls Nova Market holds its Summer Pet Fest on May 13, 2 p.m. Pet owners and their furry friends can compete in a series of matchups and participate in different activities such as the Leash Decorating Contest where the first 50 participants get to show off their creativity and resourcefulness in making a unique and stylish leashes for their pets. At 3 p.m. there will be a pet costurme competition with the most exceptional look getting prizes. There will also be a photo corner, interactive booths, and the Pet Fair where partner stores such as Handy man and St. Roch Pet Grooming sell different accessories at a regular and discounted price. The day ends with a pet blessing at 4:30 p.m.

THE children’s television group Hi-5 returns to the Philippines with the Some Kind of Wonderful show at several Robinsons malls. Hi-5 entertains audiences both young and old, being primarily aimed at aged 1-8. There will be performances at Robinsons Imus on May 12 at 4 and 6 p.m.; Robinsons Metro East on May 13 at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.; Robinsons Galleria Cebu on May 14 at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.; Robinsons Manila on May 16 at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.; Robinsons Gen. Trias on May 18 at 4 and 6 p.m.; Robinsons Lipa on May 19 at 4 and 6 p.m.; Robinsons Antipolo on May 20 at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.; and Robinsons Bacolod on May 21 at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.

Festival Mall in Muntinlupa will hold the Mom’s Amazing May Sale from May 12 to 14. A P1,000 minimum purchase from any of the mall’s restaurants or fashion stores on May 13 and 14 entitles mothers to a free make-over and diva photo session at the Carousel Court on May 14.

Shangri-La Plaza Mall celebrates Mothr’s Day on May 14 with special discountrs from several tenants. There will also be a Happy Mother’s Day musical greeting along with special cupcakes for mothers. The Manila Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at the Gand Atrium at 6:30 p.m. Photo booths will be set up at the Main and East wings.

Eastwood City celebrates UnMother’s Day on May 13 and 14, aiimng to give all mothers an unusual way to celebrates Mother’s Day. They will get free henna tattoos, nail art, make-overs, and hair color are specialty booths. There will also be a slew of activities including wall climbing, archery, and a mechanical bull ride. There will be Baby-wearing Hiphop and Zumba dance classes on May 13, plus an unMother’s Day Fashion Show, and #Momtribe Meet-up. On May 14, there will be booths and activities including talks on fashion, yoga for babies, and baby photography. The highlight is a Breastmilk Donation Drive for the benefit of the Quezon City Human Milk Bank.


Seven films from Korea will be showcased in the Philippine leg of DMZ International Documentary (DMZ Docs) Film Fesstival from May 11 to 13 at the University of the Philippines Film Insitute. The films are: Mrs. B, a North Korean Woman; My Love Doesn’t Cross that River; Planet of Snail; The Emotional Society; Red Maria; Summer Days in Bloom; and, Troublers. All films will be shown with english subtitiles and free of charge. For details visit