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Children’s Theater

REPERTORY Philippines’ Theater for Young Audiences presents the musical Beauty and the Beast until Dec. 14 at the Onstage Theatre, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas St., Makati City. For schedules and tickets, visit TicketWorld (

Martial law play

PETA presents the musical A Game of Trolls, about a call center troll who ends up learning the truth about Marcos’s martial law when he is visited by a ghost. There are performances on Sept. 23, 3 p.m.; Sept. 23, 8 p.m.; Sept. 24, 3 p.m.; and Sept. 28, 8 p.m. at the PETA Theater Center, No.5 Eymard Dr., New Manila, Quezon City. For ticket, visit TicketWorld (

Benefit concert

FRENCHIE DY and Bituin Escalante headline I Heart U na Lung, a concert for the benefit of the PATACSI Surgical Missions. The concert will be held on Sept. 23, 8 p.m., at the Music Museum Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City. For tickets, visit TicketWorld (

Eddie Mesa concert

Sing Us Your Song Again: The Music and Legacy of Eddie Mesa will be held on Sept. 23, 8 p.m., at the Meralco Theater, Ortigas Ave. cor. Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Eddie Mesa headlines a show that takes us through the journey of his career spanning four decades. Joining him are Pilita Corrales, Christopher de Leon, Edgar Mortiz, Tirso Cruz III, Ramon “RJ” Jacinto, Ciara Sotto, The Hotlegs, and the actors of the Eigenmann clan namely: Michael de Mesa, Ryan, Geoff, Max, Gabby, Andi Eigenmann, Sid Lucero, and Cherie Gil. For tickets, visit TicketWorld (

Auction at The Pen

THE LAST work by National Artist Hernando R. Ocampo (1911-1978), Mga Kiti, created in the final year of his life, will be the highlight of Salcedo Auctions’ The Well-Appointed Life auction at The Peninsula Manila’s Rigodon Ballroom on Sept. 23 and 24. The 500 lots up for bid at the auction are now in a preview exhibit at the hotel’s 3rd floor gallery until Sept. 23. For inquiries, e-mail or call 659-4094, 823-0956, 0917-894-6550.

Theater for young adults

TANGHALANG ATENEO opens its 39th Season: Performing Change with Guelan Varela-Luarca’s adaptation of Edgar Calabia Samar’s award-winning play Si Janus Silang at ang Labanang Manananggal-Mambabarang, based on the Janus Silang book series. Performances will be on Sept. 23, 26-30, Oct. 3-7, 10-14, and 17-21 at 7:30 p.m., with Saturday matinees at 2:30 p.m. at the Ateneo de Manila’s Black Box Theater. Guelan Varela-Luarca directs theater veterans Jenny Jamora, Carlo Vergara, Renante Bustamante, and Xander Soriano alongside Tanghalang Ateneo’s actors. For details, call Chloe Fabul (0998-984-3127).

Curator’s talk

THE Metropolitan Museum of Manila will hold a curator’s talk with Professor Santiago Albano Pilar on Sept. 23, 2 p.m. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. This talk is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Distinct Refinements: Painting from the Provinces, on view at the MET until Oct. 28. The Lecture Fee is P150 (regular) and P120 (student, senior citizens, PWDs) and is inclusive of museum admission and guided tour. The museum is located at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Blvd., Malate, Manila.

Textiles at the museum

TWO EXHIBITS focusing on the textiles of Mindanao are opening on Sept. 23 at the Yuchengco Museum. Origins and Translations: Mindanao Tapestry and Silken Courts: The Maranao Malong Garments of Identity and Continuity highlight the weaving and ornamentation traditions of the Maranao, Bagobo, B’laan, Kaulo, Mandaya, Subanen, and T’boli ethno-linguistic groups. The exhibitions are curated by Floy Quintos. Also featured are couture by the Davao Fashion and Design Council Foundation, Inc., who were inspired by these traditions. The Yuchengco Museum is at the RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Senator Gil J. Puyat Aves., Makati City.

Group show at Artery

BENDING THE CIRCUIT OF MACHINE LOGIC, an exhibit of works by Clarence Chun, Beejay Esber, and Arvin Flores will run from Sept. 23 to Oct. 14. The works dismantle the conventional fantasy of a future ruled by perfection and the ideal, and instead picture a fluctuating world consisting of hybridized natures both robotic and organic. The gallery is located at 102 P. Tuazon Blvd., Cubao, Quezon City.

Guitar concert

A ONE night only concert featuring Kevin Loh, one of Asia’s leading classical guitarists, will be held on Sept. 24, 6 p.m. at the Alliance Française de Manille (AFM) Multi-purpose Hall. The concert, Interregnum: Kevin Loh in Concert, will be presented by AFM and the Independent Philippine Art Ventures. Mr. Loh will be joined by Filipino flautist, Mr. John Owen Castro. Mr. Loh will be performing Bach’s Suite in E minor, BWV 996; Diabelli’s Sonata in F Major, Op. 29 No. 3 Albeniz: Sevilla; Schubert/Mertz’s Three Schubert Songs; Rodrigo’s Invocacion y danza; Ravel’s Piece en forme de Habanera; and Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango — 3. Nightclub 1960. For details, call 0998-994-6535, or e-mail Tickets are available at AFM reception, and Web site (, through IPAV and via Ticketworld at 891-9999 and at P1,000 and P500 for students.

NAMCYA concert

Konsyerto: Unang Hakbang on Sept. 24, 5 p.m., at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, features the NAMCYA winners with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. For tickets, visit TicketWorld (