Your Weekend Guide (December 15, 2017)

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THE DISPLAY of Mark Justiniani’s The Settlement, presented by CANVAS and the Ateneo Art Gallery, has been extended until Jan. 2 at the Unionbank Plaza of Areté, Ateneo de Manila. The Settlement is part of the artist’s current series of assemblages and installations which creates an illusion of infinite space through the careful manipulation of light and mirrors. The external features of artwork look like a shanty while the inside is rich in Philippine historical and cultural references such as martial law, the Marcos burial, the Aguinaldo Hall in Malacañang, Andres Bonifacio, a mananaggal, and a mob of rallyists. The work is on view from Dec. 15 to 24 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (it is suggested to visit The Settlement before Simbang Gabi at Ateneo’s Church of the Gesù), then from Dec. 25 to Jan. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

THE Metropolitan Museum of Manila will once again open its gates for free on Dec. 16. There will be a special guided tour of the latest exhibitions for children of the Malate community called Pamaskong Paslit at 10:30 a.m. At 2 p.m., there will be guided tours through the architectural exhibitions at the Met. and at 3:30 p.m., there will be a concert of Christmas carols performed by the UP Manila Chorale. Meanwhile, there will be 50% discounts given on all Met publications and merchandise at the METLab Pop-up Shop. The Met is located at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Blvd., Malate, Manila.

Globe Live and 9Works Theatrical present A Christmas Carol the Musical at the Globe Iconic Store Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater in Bonifacio Global City until Dec. 27. Directed by Robbie Guevara, the musical is based on the novel by Charles Dickens. Tickets and schedules are available at TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

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. Tickets and schedules are available at TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

On its 35th Concert Season, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra presents Romancing the Classics Concert IV on Dec. 15, 8 p.m., at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The repertoire includes Debussy’s “La Mer,” Rodrigo’s “Fantasia para un Gentilhombre,” and M. Ravel’s “Valse nobles et sentimentales” and “Bolero,” as well as a performance by Uruguayan guitarist Eduardo Fernandez. The show will be conducted by Yoshikazu Fukumura. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra Plays the Music of Jose Mari Chan will be held on Dec. 16, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort & Casino, 1 Aseana Ave., Entertainment City, Parañaque City. Tickets and schedules are available at TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

The Ayala Museum’s ArtistSpace presents Cheryl Hironaka’s 13th solo exhibition La Maison Coquette featuring designs of homes, furniture, interior spaces, and objects. The exhibit runs until Dec. 28. The museum is open from Mondays to Sundays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Dancer and Robinsons Malls celebrity endorser Maja Salvador will have a mall show at Robinsons Metro East on Dec. 17, 5 p.m. A meet and greet with 15 lucky fans will be held after the show.

PAW Patrol: Ready for Action, a live kiddie show, will have performances at Robinsons malls. Children will have a chance to become PAW Patrol trainees, do warm-up exercises, and prepare for the major dance number, “Pup Pup Boogie.” Catch the show on Dec. 15 at Robinsons Galleria, Dec. 16 at Robinsons Magnolia, Dec. 17 at Robinsons Galleria Cebu, and Dec. 18 at Robinsons Place Manila. Shows will be at 2 and 4 p.m.

In celebration of Pinkfong’s “Baby Shark” series hitting 1 billion global views on YouTube, Pinkfong’s Grand Asia Concert Tour will come to Manila for interactive shows and meet and greets in selected Robinsons malls: Dec. 15 at Robinsons Metro East, Dec. 16 at Robinsons Galleria, Dec. 17 at Robinsons Manila, and Dec. 18 at Robinsons Lipa. Shows will be at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Kids will be able to join the mall event for a minimum P1,000 single receipt transaction made at any retail outlet of Robinsons Place Las Piñas, Robinsons Metro East, Robinsons Galleria Ortigas, Robinsons Place Manila and a P500 single receipt transaction for Robinsons Place Imus and Robinsons Place Lipa.