Your Weekend Guide (December 22, 2017)

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The Ayala Museum presents Christmas for Kids — free admission to the museum for children 12 years and below — from Dec. 26 to 30. Enjoy the museum’s kid-approved exhibits like the Diorama of Philippine History and the museum’s cutting-edge Rizal virtual reality experience. Open the gift of creativity by trying out the Christmas art stations, and use audio guides to unwrap the mystery hidden inside the museum collection. Children must present their school ID or any valid ID indicating their birthday to avail of free access. Museum hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For inquiries contact (759-8288) or send an inquiry to hello@ayalamuseum.org.

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls bring over Pinkfong, the creator of dance craze “Baby Shark,” for a Christmas tour: Dec. 22 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park, Dec. 23 at Uptown Mall Atrium, and Dec. 24 at Lucky Chinatown Walk. Activities include interactive performances, meet and greet opportunities, and games. All mall shows begin in the afternoon.

Pinkfong mall show

Globe Live and 9Works Theatrical present A Christmas Carol the Musical at the Globe Iconic Store Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater in Bonifacio Global City, with performances on Dec. 22, and 24 to 27. Directed by Robbie Guevara, the musical is based on the novel by CharlesDickens, about the miser Scrooge who gets a new outlook in life after being visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Tickets and schedules are available at TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).

A Christmas Carol the Musical

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.

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 manananggal, and a mob of rallyists. The work is on view daily until Dec. 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.

LANTERNS at Robinsons Starmills

Its showtime nightly at Robinsons Starmills Pampanga as giant lanterns remain on display for nightly shows at the rear parking area of the mall. There are shows every evening at 6 p.m. until Jan. 2.