Rak of Aegis returns
PETA brings Rak of Aegis back for a 6th run until Sept. 2 at the PETA Theater Center. The musical featuring the music of the jukebox favorite, the band Aegis, tells the tale of a perpetually flooded barangay and how its inhabitants adapt to their circumstances. New cast members Shaira Opsimar and Princess Vire will play the role of Aileen, Kent Pontiverda as Tolits, Adrian Lindayag as Jewel, and Remus Villanueva as Kenny. The PETA Theater Center is at No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
Julia Fordham live
BRITISH pop-jazz singer Julia Fordham returns to Manila for a one-night concert — part of the Reminiscing Concert series — on June 22, 8 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila. Special guests Colin Ryan and Neocolours will join her onstage. For tickets, visit TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
COMEDY MANILA presents Funny Fridays: Endless Laughter at 8:30 p.m., on June 22 at the Teatrino at Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan. For tickets (P500), visit TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
Best Begins Now series
THE bottled water brand Aquafina launches its #BestBeginsNow series with talks tackling beauty, hosting, and content creation on June 22, 3:30 p.m., at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati. Guests beauty queen Pia Wurtzbach, volleyball player Michelle Gumabao, make-up artist Albert Kurniawan, “the beauty queen maker” Jonas Gaffud, and couturier Francis Libiran will demonstrate how one can be more confident in their own skin to exude confidence through a makeup and styling demonstration. Radio hosts Sam YG and Suzy Gamboa of Magic 89.9 will give tips on radio hosting, and bring in their Junior Jock auditions on site. Chefs Nicco Santos and Chichi Tullao will share tips on cooking and food styling; social media personality Martine Cajucom will discuss how she curates her instagram feed; and Youtube vlogger Janina Vela will share how she gets inspiration for daily content.
THE Performance Art Initiative presents Breathless by Ronnie Lazaro on July 21, 6 p.m., at the 6/F De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts, Pablo Ocampo Ave., Malate, Manila. Rooted in the artist’s belief that death is everywhere engulfing us, Lazaro incarnates death in this unique one-hour performance. Admission is free. For details, call 0920-299-2573 or visit www.facebook.com/BACCPerformanceArt.