Your Weekend Guide (August 30, 2019)

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MaestroRy: A Tribute to Ryan Cayabyab

SOLAIRE Resort and Casino presents MaestroRy, a special, one-night only tribute concert to National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab, on Aug. 31, 8 p.m., at The Theatre at Solaire. Hosted by Jon Santos, directed by Paolo Valenciano, with musical direction of Mel Villena, the show will feature Mr. Cayabyab’s classics with special renditions of songs such as “Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika,” to “Paraiso,” “Da Coconut Nut,” and “Nais Ko.” Performing are Autotelic, Baihana, Basil Valdez, Bleu Rascals, Celeste Legaspi, Debonair District, IV of Spades, Kuh Ledesma, Morissette,Nicole Asensio, The Smokey Mountain pioneer members Jeffrey Hidalgo and Tony Lambino, Thyro, Urbandub and more. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

6th Edition of PHL Harvest

NOW on its 6th edition, the three-day food and agri-trade Philippine Harvest fair boasts of a wide selection of sustainable farm tourism products. Some 50 exhibitors will be featured with products ranging from assorted vegan desserts, coffee, taho, wild forest honey, artisanal cheese, crunchy garlic, meat and fish products, and salted egg, among others. Locally produced items such as handbags, health/beauty products and bamboo “utensils will also be available. The fair runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., at the Central Square in Bonifacio Global City.

Juana Change at the CCP

MAE PANER, a.k.a. Juana Change, in Tao Po

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and The Citizens for Promoting Human Rights, Inc. in partnership with Mae Paner, a.k.a. Juana Change, present Tao Po, a four part monologue interactive performance that gives a human face to the issue of extra-judicial killings. Tao Po is a one-night show slated on Aug. 31, 8 p.m., at the CCP’s Tanghalang Huseng Batute, and featuring award winning actress and activist Mae Paner. For tickets to Tao Po, call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704.

13th International Silent Film Festival Manila

THE 13TH International Silent Film Festival Manila will be held at SM Aura Premier from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. It has since expanded to include a roster of films from Austria, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, and the Philippines. The films will be accompanied with live scoring by local bands. Free admission. For more information, visit

Ballet Philippine’s Swan Lake

BALLET Philippines opens its 50th Season with Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, with performances from Aug. 30 to Sept. 8 at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The ballet has been a staple in the company’s repertoire since 1978. The show will feature dancers from the Mariinsky Ballet (formerly the Kirov Ballet) in two evening performances. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (, 891-9999).


NEW artisanal creations presented by over 100 brands will be showcased at the ArteFino Fair on Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 at The Fifth at Rockwell, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati. ArteFino “is a movement that celebrates the Filipino artisan by creating an environment that treasures creativity and inspired passion.” Among the participating brands are: Alegre by Techie Hagedorn, Gabbie Sarenas, KAAYO Modern Mindanao, Lokal Fashion + Home + Art, Zarah Juan, Island Girl, Mich Dulce, Silnag, Zapateria, SC Vizcarra, Kathy and Kathy Bespoke, Nlagdameo, Sanxi, Casa San Pablo, Cornerstone Pottery, and Red Slab. Entrance tickets will be available at the gate and cost P150 for a one-day pass, and P500 for a four-day pass. Both passes come with one complimentary eco shopping bag. Admission is free for children ages five and below. The ArteFino Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday to Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Mabining Mandirigma, A Steampunk Musical

TANGHALANG Pilipino presents Mabining Mandirigma, A Steampunk Musical about the life of hero and “sublime paralytic” Apolinario Mabini, with performances at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines until Sept. 1. The 2019 run stars Monique Wilson as Mabini. Arman Ferrer will be reprising his role as Emilio Aguinaldo, alternating with David Ezra. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Dani Girl

THE Sandbox Collective restages Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond’s Dani Girl at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave., Makati until Sept. 1. Directed by Toff de Venecia, the musical centers on nine-year-old Dani who sets off on a quest to find her hair and figure out the answer to the question, “Why is cancer?” She journeys with fellow cancer warrior and best friend Marty, through lightsaber duels, game shows, and blasting off to outer space. The play stars Rebecca Coates as Dani alternating with Kyle Napuli. Luigi Quesada returns as Marty, alternating with Daniel Drilon. For inquiries, call 0956-200-4909, 586-7105 or

Rak of Aegis

THE hit Pinoy jukebox musical Rak of Aegis returns to the PETA Theater Center, with ongoing performances until Sept. 29. The show uses the songs of the Aegis band such as “Halik,” “Sinta,” and “Basang-Basa sa Ulan” to tell the tale of a perennially flooded barangay. This latest production features a mix of original cast members including Aicelle Santos and Kim Molina, Isay Alvarez-Seña and Sweet Plantado-Tiongson, Robert Seña and Renz Verano, and Kakai Bautista and Neomi Gonzales. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (, 891-9999).