Your Weekend Guide (May 26, 2017)

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THE HALILI-CRUZ School of Dance and its subdivisions, the Halili-Cruz School of Ballet and the Halili-Cruz Conservatory will be staging two concerts on May 27 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila to showcase its students. Summer Dance Divertissement 2017, at 3 p.m., is a recital which features the participants of the Summer Dance Workshop while Diversifiera at 7:30 p.m., will showcase the Halili-Cruz Dance Company together with selected students from the school.

THE CONCERT #LoveThrowback2 [THE REPEAT] will feature Ariel Rivera, Hajji Alejandro, Joey Generoso, Jinky Vidal, Christian Bautisa, and, Nina. It will be on May 27, 8:30 p.m., at the PICC Plenary Hall, CCP Complex, Pasay City. Tickets are available through TicketWorld.

BONIFACIO High Street caps its Summer on the Street Campaign with a concert featuring ASAP Soul Sessions: ​Jay R, Kyla, Jason Dy and Daryl Ong, on May 27, 7 p.m., at the BHS Amphitheater.

THE Philippine Madrigal Singers and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) present Spirit of ASEAN, The Madz et Al Choral Festival 2017, with a series of performances throughout May. Madz Et Al is a network of choirs led by members and alumni of the Madz. The festival will showcase various choral works from different member ASEAN countries. One country is featured in every show for both matinee and gala. Performances are on May 26, 2:30 p.m.; May 27, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and May 28, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the CCP Little Theater. For tickets, contact the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or TicketWorld at 891-9999.

COMEDY Manila’s Funny Fridays, stand-up comedy nights every Friday until May 26 at Teatrino at Greenhills Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan. Featured artists are Alex Calleja, GB Labrador, Victor Anastacio, Red Ollero, James Caraan, Ryan Rems and Nonong Ballinan. Showtime is at 8:30 p.m. Tickets, available through TicketWorld (891-9999,, cost P579.20.


JULIO JOSE AUSTRIA’S exhibition Worm Universe is on view at the Mezzanine of the Makati Shangri-la, Manila until June 3. For details, call 523-3331, or e-mail or visit

DUE TO popular demand, the exhibit Mapping the Philippine Seas has been extended until May 31. The exhibit features a comprehensive collection of rare historical maps and charts of the Philippine archipelago and its surrounding seas from the early 16th century to the end of the 19th century. The museum is at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Blvd., Malate, Manila, and is open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

ROBERTO M. A. ROBLES’s exhibit, Form | Kata: Recent Works | Post-Sculpture Works | Anthropocentric View, is currently on view until May 27 at Galleria Duemila. Galleria Duemila is at 210 Loring St., Pasay City.

KNOWN for her photographic works in portraiture, contemporary landscape, and installation, Wawi Navarroza returns with her solo exhibit, Medusa. The exhibit runs until June 3. There will be a Walk through with the artist on May 27, 3 p.m. In this exhibit, the artist calls forth the Medusa and the gaze that can turn one into stone. Medusa will be on view alongside Issay Rodriguez’s exhibit titled “…” at Silverlens, Lapanday Center, 2263 Don Chino Roces Avenue Ext., Makati City.

ALLIANCE Française de Manille and Fundacion Sanso present an exhibit of works by Juvenal Sanso entitled The Triumph of the Spirit: a healing inspired by the coast of Brittany at the Alliance Française de Manille’s Total Gallery. It runs until May 26.

JEWELRY, art, furniture, couture, and objets d’art are on view in Wynn Wynn Ong: Redefining Boundaries (A Retrospective) until June 15 at the Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati City.

THE group show LIGALIG: Art in a Time of Turmoil is on view until May 27 at the Ateneo Art Gallery, Ateneo University Campus, QC.

ARTINFORMAL has three ongoing exhibitions: Eugenia Alcaide’s See, Rene Bituin’s The Earth Doesn’t Need Us, and Micaela Benedicto’s Paths of Invisibility. The gallery is at 277 Connecticut St., Mandaluyong City.

LIGALIG: Art in a Time of Turmoil  has been extended until Aug. 5At the height of Martial Law in the 1970s, Emmanuel Torres, first AAG Curator, invited select artists to donate to the growing university art collection.  These included artists whose works depicted the precarious conditions under the Marcos dictatorship such as the infringement of basic human rights and press freedom, corruption in government, capitalism and unfair labor practices, illegal detention, and extrajudicial killings. The exhibit features these works, along with other social realist works acquired in the recent years. The range of artworks, from paintings, prints, and drawings to mixed media and video works, reveals how contemporary artists are vigilant and responsive to current issues, underscoring the role of art as a critique of the prevailing social and political order. Moreover, the exhibition underlines how similar social and political issues continue to persist in the country today. The Ateneo Art Gallery is housed in the Rizal Library Bldg., Ateneo de Manila campus, Katipunan Ave, Quezon City.

THREE exhibits are now on view Vinyl on Vinyl gallery: Tar Pits by Tokwa Penaflorida, Frames of Mind by Ren Quinio, and Kalaban by Renz Bautista. The gallery is at 2135 Warehouse II Chino Roces Ave., Makati City.


AS part of the collateral events of the exhibit Mapping the Philippine Seas, which has been extended due to popular demand, the lecture “The Enchantment in Maps” by John L. Silva, Executive Director of Ortigas Foundation Library, will be held on May 27, 10:30 a.m. The exhibit features a comprehensive collection of rare historical maps and charts of the Philippine archipelago and its surrounding seas from the early 16th century to the end of the 19th century. The lecture fee is P150 (P120 for students, senior citizens and PWDs), and includes museum admission. For more information and reservation of slots, e-mail, or call 708-7829.

THE HeARTfully Art Festival 2017 will be held on May 29-31 at the Filinvest Tent Alabang, a pilot project focusing on Filipino artists and their artworks. The three-day festival is an affordable art fair that will feature over 1,000 Filipino artists and art enthusiasts. Established and rising artistic talents will showcase original prints, photographs, and sculptures, talents/performance art; ballet, singing, dance, and more. There will also be interactive art education activities, art talks, figure sketching, on the spot plein-air/paintings, workshops, kids art competition, performance art, a fashion show, make up artistry, a body painting competition and more. For details, visit the HeARTfully Art Festival Facebook page at