Rak of Aegis
PETA brings Rak of Aegis back for a 6th run until Sept. 2. The musical, featuring the music of the jukebox band Aegis, tells the tale of a perpetually flooded barangay and how its inhabitants adapt. The PETA Theater Center is at No. 5 Eymard Dr., New Manila, Quezon City. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
Binondo: A Tsinoy Musical
BINONDO: A Tsinoy Musical runs at The Theater at Solaire until July 8. The musical centers on a Filipina nightclub singer in pre-Martial Law Manila, and a mainland Chinese scholar returning to Cultural Revolution-era Beijing, who meet and fall in love during the 1972 mid-autumn festival. With the book and lyrics by Ricky Lee and direction by Joel Lamangan. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
VIRGIN LABFEST 14: Untried, Untested, and Unstaged Plays is ongoing at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Little Theater and Studio Theater until July 15. The theater festival is composed of 12 new one-act plays, three “revisited” plays (audience favorites from last year’s festival), staged readings, and a showcase of works from the VLF Writing Fellowship Program. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
RUSTAN’S has a number of activities this weekend as part of Sleep Haven: Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life at the 5th floor of Rustan’s Makati. Among the activities are a bed-layering demonstration by Modbed and healthy food and juice sampling on July 6 to 8 during store hours. Wellness coaches will give a talk of the “Keys to Healthy Aging: Why Sleep is Essential” on July 7 at 3 p.m.
The Author’s Hour
AS part of the ongoing exhibit called Tumba-Tumba Children’s Museum of Philippine Art: A Proof of Concept Exhibit at the UP Vargas Museum, The Author’s Hour will be held on July 7 at 10 a.m. This is the first of a series of talks featuring the authors of the newly launched children’s books from Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (CANVAS). This Saturday it is the turn of Eugene Evasco, author of Ang Aklatang Pusa, about a retired librarian who, instead of cataloguing books, catalogs cats. There will also be two mini-talks about cats — how one person’s life changed because of her cat, and some tips and instructions on how to take that perfect picture to “cattify” one’s social media. There will also be a book reading by a fast-rising young storyteller for kids. The exhibit runs until July 27 at the first and third floors of the Vargas Museum. For details contact the Vargas Museum at 981-8500 loc. 4024, or e-mail email@example.com.
Sony Fit Fest
THE SONY Channel invites everyone to its first workout party, the Sony Fit Fest, which will showcase how an active and healthy lifestyle is fun. The event will be held at SMX Aura Convention Center on July 7, 1 to 8 p.m. There will be glow-in-the-dark yoga, Zumba, Mixed Martial Arts, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes alternating with a series of surprise exercise challenges. There will also be a circuit space for those who want to do strength training. DJ McCoy, DJ Funky Avy, and DJ Mia Ayesa will be providing the best beats to work out to with MC Rico Robles. For details visit bit.ly/SonyFitFest. Admission is free.