Pre-New Year concert
OPM icon Rico J. Puno will perform his timeless hits in a concert called Up Close and Personal on Dec. 30, 8 p.m., at the Winford Manila Resort and Casino (WMRC) Ballroom. The concert comes with a dinner buffet prepared by the chefs of Choi Garden Cantonese restaurant at the 2nd floor of WRC. Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets. Visit www.winfordmanila.com or call the Guest Services at (632) 528-3600 for more information.
THE Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) at the DLSU College of Saint Benilde presents Flatlands, an exhibition of reimagined “peripheral” sites ascribed in the idea of flatness. It features works by James Beckett, Hrair Sarkissian, Amie Siegel, and Eugenio Tibaldi which will be on view until March 4, 2018. The exhibition is supported by the Embassies of the United States and Italy in the Philippines.
Disney on Ice
SPEND a magical holiday with friends and family as SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc. and Feld Entertainment, Inc. present Disney on Ice Celebrates Everyone’s Story at the Mall of Asia Arena until Jan. 3, 2018. The production features more than 50 characters from 14 Disney stories, and more than 30 sing-along tunes. Tickets cost as low as P190 at www.smtickets.com and SM cinema ticket booths.
FRESH from London’s West End, six magicians have come together for IMPOSSIBLE — World’s Greatest Magic Show which has performances at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City, until Jan. 3, 2018. For tickets and schedules, visit www.ticketnet.com.ph.
Kids at the museum
THE Ayala Museum presents “Christmas for Kids” which offers free admission to the museum for children 12 years and below daily until Dec. 30. Enjoy the museum’s kid-approved exhibits like the Diorama of Philippine History and the museum’s cutting-edge Rizal virtual reality experience. The children can try 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, call 759-8288 or send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 in Quezon City. 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 Jan. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
IT’S showtime nightly at 6 p.m. until Jan. 2 at Robinsons Starmills Pampanga as giant lanterns remain on display at the rear parking area of the mall.
ETON CITY is bringing The Original Banchetto south of Metro Manila with the “Eton City Holiday Fair, powered by Banchetto” at the future site of the lifestyle center, Eton City Square, along the SLEx Eton-Greenfield City Exit, across Petron gasoline station at Eton City in Sta. Rosa, Laguna on Dec. 29 and 30, 4 p.m. to midnight. “Banchetto” is Italian for “feast,” and at this night market one may expect food, food, and more food including barbecue and other street foods like isaw and betamax, as well as shawarma. Non-food items will also be available.