THE Ikarus Theater Collaborative and Storyboard Junkies present two-time Palanca Award winning playwright Jay Crisostomo IV’s play Beautiful Strangers on Sept. 1 and 2, 7 p.m., at DITO: Bahay ng Sining in J. Molina St., Concepcion Uno, Marikina City. It is a story about five people with their own varying states of beauty and ugliness. For ticket inquiries and reservations, send a message to 0917-863-2364, or an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silent Film Festival
THE Goethe-Institut, Japan Foundation, and Instituto Cervantes present the 12th International Silent Film Festival Manila which is ongoing until Sept. 2 at Cinema 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. This year, the eight participating countries — Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the USA, and the Philippines — will screen eight silent films, to be live-scored by local musicians. Admission is free. For screening schedules, visit www.facebook.com/InternationalSilentFilmFestivalManila/.
ATLANTIS Theatrical Entertainment Group presents the musical Side Show from Aug. 31 to Sept. 23 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City. Nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Side Show is about love, loss, sisterhood, and what it truly means to be unique. Gab Pangilinan and Kayla Rivera star as the conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
History Comes Alive
HISTORIAN and columnist Ambeth Ocampo is back with another History Comes Alive! lecture series starting with “Villains in Philippines History” on Sept. 1, 3 p.m., at the Ayala Museum in Makati. For inquiries e-mail email@example.com or call 759-8288 loc 8272.
Balag at Angud, a Musical
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and Tanghalang Pilipino present Balag at Angud, a Musical from Aug. 31 to Sept. 16 at the CCP Little Theater. Directed by Audie Gemora and written by Layetta Bucoy, the play is an original Filipino musical based on the struggles and challenges in the life of Filipino sculptor Junyee. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!
9 WORKS THEATRICAL presents Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!, a musical comedy featuring the music of the Apo Hiking Society. Performances are ongoing until Sept. 2 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center in Taguig City. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
COMEDY MANILA presents Funny Fridays: State of Hilarity on Aug. 31, 8:30 p.m., at the Teatrino at Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan. For tickets (P500), visit TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
Ang Huling El Bimbo
FULL HOUSE Theater Company presents Ang Huling El Bimbo, a musical featuring the songs of the Eraserheads, until Sept. 2 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City. The musical tells a story of friends who reunite after 20 years and look back on the things that brought them together and kept them apart. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
Rak of Aegis
PETA brings Rak of Aegis back 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).
Iconic 1.0 and 2.0
BALLET MANILA presents a double header, Iconic 1.0 on Sept. 1 and 2, and Iconic 2.0 on Sept. 8 and 9 to open its 23rd season. The two performances will have completely different repertoires. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).