Your Weekend Guide (January 19, 2018)

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Philippine Circuit dog show
See different breeds of dogs like this Maltese at the Philippine Circuit dog show at the Smart Araneta Coliseum this weekend.

Romancing the Classics

ON its 35th Concert Season, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Yoshikazu Fukumura, presents Romancing the Classics Concert V on Jan. 19, 8 p.m., at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The repertoire includes M. Maramba, OSB’s “Symphony Ode ‘La Naval,’” F. David’s “Trombone Concertino in E flat,” and P.I. Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 6 in B minor ‘Pathetique.’” Tickets are available at TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Nothing But Thieves

OVATION Productions present the English alternative rock band Nothing But Thieves in concert on Jan. 21, 8 p.m. at the Kia Theater in Cubao, Quezon City. The band was formed in 2012 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex with members Conor Mason (lead vocalist and guitarist), Joe Langridge-Brown (guitarist), Dominic Craik (guitarist and keyboardist), Philip Blake (bassist), and James Price (drummer). Concert tickets are available at

GMA artists in concert

GMA Entertainment Group and GMA Regional TV present 3 Stars 1 Heart featuring Regine Velasquez, Christian Bautista, and Julie Anne San Jose on Jan. 20, 8 p.m. at the Pacific Grand Ballroom of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Comedy nights

IT will be a night of laughs as Teatrino and Comedy Manila present Funny Fridays: Can’t Stop Laughing on Jan. 19, 8:30 p.m., at the Teatrino, Greenhills Promenade, San Juan. Tickets are P500 and are available at TicketWorld (, 891-9999) or Teatrino (722-8310 local 116 or 721-2949).

Urban films

THE Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) is screening feature films and a documentary that focus on the cities as an integral part of the narrative. To be shown on Jan. 19 and 21 is Gary Hustwit’s documentary Urbanized which discusses how cities are designed, and features some of the world’s foremost thinkers, policy makers, planners, architects, and builders. Francesco Rosi’s landmark movie on political corruption in post-war Italy, Hands Over the City, will be presented on Jan. 24, 26, and 28. The film won the Golden Lion Award at the 1963 Venice Film Festival. All screenings will be held at the MCAD Multimedia Room, with two showings on Wednesdays and Fridays, at noon and 3 p.m., and at noon on Sundays, and are free and open to the public. MCAD is located at the School of Design and Arts Campus, Pablo Ocampo Ave., Malate, Manila. For inquiries, e-mail or call 230-5100 local 3897.

Bahay Tsinoy turns 19

IN celebration of its 19th year, Bahay Tsinoy opens to the public on Jan. 19 with an entrance fee of P19. Bahay Tsinoy, a museum which focuses on the history of the Chinese in the Philippines, is located at 32 Anda St., Intramuros, Manila. The museum is open from 1 to 5 p.m.

Chinese New Year

FORUM ROBINSONS starts off the celebration of Chinese New Year on Jan. 20 and 27, with activities for children including creating their own Lucky Jar Plant and a Button Art Workshop. Admission for both activities is free for the first 50 children. The event is from 2 to 5 p.m. at the fountain area of the mall.

Dog show

THE Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City is hosting the Philippine Circuit dog show from Jan. 18 to 21. Now on its seventh year, the Philippine Circuit attracts close to 600 dogs from all over the world to participate in 12 shows. There will be around 90 different breeds of dogs present according to organizer Philippine Canine Club, Inc. (PCCI), with 19 foreign judges on hand to scrutinize the dogs’ appearance and performance. The Philippine Circuit also features shows such as the flyball relay and the agility test. For more information, visit or

Dinagyang mall shows

ROBINSONS MALLS in Iloilo celebrates the Dinagyang festival with a series of star-studded mall shows. Robinsons Place Jaro kicks-off the Dinagyang week with a meet and greet activity with Maureen Wroblewitz, the first Filipina to win Asia’s Next Top Model on Jan. 21. On Jan. 26, former PBB Housemate Saicy Aguila will lead Hala Bira, Zumba! Party. Meanwhile, PBB Teen Marco Gallo will perform on Jan. 27. And finally, there is the regional search for Robinsons Singing Star, with guest celebrity Jem Cubil of The Voice Philippines. The finalists from Roxas, Iloilo, and Antique will compete to become this season’s champion. At Robinsons Place Iloilo, Ruru Madrid leads the Kapuso Mall Show on Jan. 26 with Janine Gutierrez, Matt Evans, and Andre Paras. Meanwhile, the cast of ABS-CBN’s upcoming teleserye, Blood Sisters, Erich Gonzales, Enchong Dee, Ejay Falcon, and AJ Dee join the Kapamilya Caravan on Jan. 27.