Your Weekend Guide (September 29, 2017)

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The Sound of Music
The West End production of The Sound of Music opens in Manila this weekend.

The Sound of Music

THE LONDON West End production of the classic musical The Sound of Music comes to Manila, with performances from Sept. 27 to Oct. 22 at The Theater at Solaire. For schedules and tickets, visit TicketWorld (

Printmaking exhibit

THE MEMBERS and friends of the Association of Pinoyprintmakers present the intricacies of nature in an exhibit, Nature-Nurture, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines from Sept. 28 to Oct. 29. For details, call 832-1125 local 1504 and 1505, 0917-603-3809, e-mail, or visit

OPM night

JOIN FILIPINO musicians at OPM on the MOVE, two days of concerts and bazaars, on Sept. 28 to 29 at the Sun Life Amphitheater in Taguig City. A purchase of Pentel Energel entitles one to a one-day pass to all festivities. For schedules and tickets, visit TicketWorld (

Contemporary art

ROBINSONS GALLERIA, in cooperation with the Mandaluyong Artists League and Creative Hands Art Workshop, opens the Siklab ng Sining exhibit on Sept. 29, 3 p.m., in the mall’s main hallway at Level 2. Free art workshops for kids will be held on Sept. 30, Oct. 1, and Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. For details, contact Robinsons Galleria at 397-1888, or visit

Pop culture festival

WARNER TV, in partnership with Geekigan, presents the Warner TV Pop Expo 2017, the geekiest pop culture festival, at Bonifacio High Street on Sept. 30. It is an outdoor event with comics, films, video games, tournaments, concerts, art exhibits, and much more. Admission is free.

Operetta turned ballet

THE Philippine Ballet Theater presents its second performance of this season, The Merry Widow, on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The company will be performing with guest artist Martin Buczko from the Berlin Staatsopera. For schedules and tickets, visit TicketWorld (

The Crucible in Filipino

TANGHALANG PILIPINO presents Ang Pag-uusig, a translation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, on Sept. 29 to Oct. 22 (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays), 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Huseng Batute. Translated by Jerry Respeto and direction by Dennis Marasigan, the play dramatizes the use of “the establishment” of the powerful few in condemning the innocent. For schedules and tickets, visit TicketWorld (

Album launch

CHRISTIAN BAUTISTA is set to launch his new album, Kapit, under Universal Records, on Sept. 29, 8 p.m., at the Music Museum, Greenhills Shopping Center, in San Juan. Pre-order the exclusive concert pass and CD bundle for P550. Tickets are available at the Music Museum (721-6726) and TicketWorld ( Limited seats available.

Al Gatmaitan concert

AL GATMAITAN In My Heart, a two-night concert, will be held on Sept. 29 and 30 at Artist Playground West Venue Bldg., 112 West Ave., Quezon City. The tenor will be performing a carefully selected repertoire with special guests Sheila Francisco and Banaue Miclat-Janssen as the first featured artist in the kick-off of Artist Playground’s Playlist, a series of intimate concerts. For tickets, visit or call TicketWorld at (, 891-9999) or call Kim at (0975-919-3179).

Comedy night

CARDINAL EVENTS and Comedy Mayhem present Mike Unson in Second Degree Mayhem, a live comedy show, on Sept. 29, 8 p.m., at the Century City Mall, Makati City. Hosted by Giul Sanchez, the show features Chris Bacula, Roy Antonio, Eric Salazar, and Sheena Peña. Special guests include Norby David, Ruther Urquia, Silverfilter, and Jerome Geofas. For schedules and tickets, visit TicketWorld (

From film to musical

BASED ON Edgardo Reyes’s novel, and inspired by National Artist for Film Lino Brocka’s 1975 classic film adaptation, Maynila… sa Kuko ng Liwanag, the Musical! will be staged from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6 at the Kia Theater in Cubao. For schedules and tickets, visit

David Pomeranz live

LISTEN TO love songs at the concert David Pomeranz Up Close on Sept. 30, 8:30 p.m., at the Teatrino, Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan. For tickets, visit TicketWorld (