Your Weekend Guide (February 9, 2018)

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The Greatest Showman
Sing along with Hugh Jackman at screenings of The Greatest Showman at select SM malls.

Christian Bautista joins the ballet

BALLET MANILA’S Ballet & Ballads returns to close the ballet company’s current season with a mix of dance and song. The star-studded affair features Ballet Manila CEO and Artistic Director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, heartthrob crooner Christian Bautista, the Klassikal Musical Foundation, and the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra. There will be performances on Feb. 10, 6 p.m., Feb. 11, 3 p.m., Feb. 17, 6 p.m., and Feb. 18, 3 p.m., at the Aliw Theater, CCP Complex, Pasay City. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Himala returns onstage

AICELLE SANTOS stars as a young woman who is looked upon as a bucolic town’s savior in Himala: Isang Musikal. The show runs until March 4 at the PowerMac Center Spotlight, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, Makati City. The musical is based on the 1982 Ishmael Bernal film starring Nora Aunor. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Leigh Nash, Stephen Speaks live

CATCH Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer and Stephen Speaks perform at Eastwood Mall Open Park on Feb. 9, 6 p.m. They are best known for songs such as “Kiss Me,” “There She Goes,” “Need to Be Next to You,” “Out of My League,” “Passenger Seat,” among others. For more information, contact the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at (709-9888) or (709-0888), (0917-838-0111) or visit (

Erotic start for Fringe 2018

THE FIRST show for Fringe 2018, Deux Sex Machina: Hard Art for Art’s Sake, features Metro Manila’s first (and only) comedic erotica live-reading ensemble. Eight new original pieces will be performed at the Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza, Makati City on Feb. 9, 9 p.m. Tickets are at P300 and are available at TicketWorld (, 891-9999). For information, e-mail

PETA’s season ender ’Night, Mother

PETA closes its 50th theater season with Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer-prize winning drama, ’Night, Mother, featuring Eugene Domingo and Sherry Lara. On an otherwise normal evening, Jessie announces to her mother that she plans to kill herself before the night ends. The show runs until March 18 at the PETA Theater Center, No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Borlongan gives Artist Talk

MEER EMONG: Artist Talk at the MET will be held on Feb. 10, 2 p.m. Artist Elmer Borlongan will talk about his ongoing exhibit, Elmer Borlongan: An Extraordinary Eye for the Ordinary, sharing insights on the artworks on view, the exhibition themes, and his 25-year artistic practice. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. Lecture fee is P150 and P120 (students, senior citizens, PWDs). The exhibit runs until March 28. The Metropolitan Museum of Manila is at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Blvd., Malate, Manila.

The Greatest Showman sing-along

MALLGOERS and fans can join in the sing-along version of the musical film The Greatest Showman in select SM Cinema theaters. The tale of American showman and founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus, the film stars Hugh Jackman, Zendaya, and Zac Efron. There will be sing-along screenings of the film at SM Aura on Feb. 9 and SM Southmall on Feb. 10. A display of the film’s costumes is on view until Feb. 14 at SM Aura and SM North EDSA. Tickets can be booked through or get the SM Cinema app through the App Store and Google Play.