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ATLANTIS Theatrical Entertainment Group caps it’s 20th anniversary season with Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street with shows until Oct. 27 at the Theater at Solaire. Directed by Bobby Garcia, it stars Jett Pangan as Sweeney Todd and Lea Salonga as Mrs. Lovett.
CITYSKY REALTY is incorporating urban art in its upcoming open house event — the exhibit dubbed Super Sampler which will gather under one roof the latest works from a pool of Filipino contemporary visual artists, some of whom are already being recognized in the international art scene.
IN celebration of the 22nd Japanese Film Festival or EIGASAI, The Japan Foundation Manila, together with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is bringing the Japanese independent film, Lying to Mom, to Manila on Aug. 3, 6:15 p.m., at the CCP Little Theater
THE LGBTQ+ community, in this year’s Metro Manila Pride themed #ResistTogether, will march in the streets of Marikina to celebrate life and protest against the injustices suffered by the community on June 29 at the Marikina Sports Center. Admission is free. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/mmprideorg/.
BASED on the true story of Carole King’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to rock ‘n’ roll legend, Beautiful features classics such as “You’ve Got a Friend,” “One Fine Day,” “So Far Away,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” and “Natural Woman.”
HISTORIA Culinaria, y Cultura, a two day festival on June 8 and 9 in the heritage town of Taal, Batangas aims to educate visitors on interesting and little known facts about significant segments in Philippine history such as art and architecture. The festival includes talks by experts, guided tours around Taal, film screenings, a photography display of Taal’s historical places. For inquiries, call 0927-975-1683, 0916-633-6706, or 0961-252-3338.
EMERGING bands and budding young artists gather as De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) celebrates its 30th year with the first Benilde Music and Arts Festival: Best of Benilde @ 30 on May 18 to 24 at the College’s School of Design and Arts (SDA) Campus.
THE Philippine Montessori Center Instrumental Ensemble (PMCIE) continues its journey as global Filipino musical ambassadors with Pinoys to the World: A Celebration of Filipino Musical Artistry, a concert series that began in the Philippines in February this year and will culminate in a string of performances in New York City, including a gala concert at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on May 31.
LEARN about Oreo’s latest promo and win a trip to South Korea and other prizes at the Oreo Play & Win Grand K-Pop Fans Day on April 13, 2 p.m. at the Eastwood mall open grounds. There will be activities and performances by AC Bonifacio, Jinho Bae, and LMN Dance Crew.
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) will hold the 3rd Performatura festival on April 5 to 7 with activities including poetry readings, literature classes, chanters from the regions, and slam poetry contest. For the complete festival schedule, visit performatura.wordpress.com.
SHANGRI-LA Plaza rounds off celebrations for International Women’s Month with the INSPIRE | WOMEN photo exhibit, which marks the 11th anniversary of fashion photographer Rxandy Capinpin, and his latest collaboration with clothier Levenson Rodriguez.
THE Center for Possibilities Foundation, an NGO dedicated to addressing the plight of indigent children with special needs, will be staging a concert at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium of the RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave., Makati City on March 2, 6 p.m. titled Love Inclusively, to be preceded by the opening of the Art Exceptional exhibit.
FOR the 6th concert in its 36th concert season on Feb. 8, 8 p.m., at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), under the baton of Yoshikazu Fukumura, will perform Carl Maria von Weber’s Der Freischutz Oveture, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 39, K.543 in flat major, and Johannes Brahms’s Symphony No. 2, op 73 in D major. For inquiries and tickets, contact the CCP Box Office (832-3704), visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph, or contact TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
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