Your Weekend Guide (December 13, 2019)

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The Rose live in Manila

SOUTH KOREA’S popular Korean indie band The Rose will perform at the Samsung Hall at SM Aura in BGC, Taguig City, on Dec. 15, 7 p.m. For information, visit or other social media channels of MyMusicTaste.

MSO fundraising concert

MANILA Symphony Orchestra (MSO) Foundation, Inc.’s presents it’s special concert Sing-Along Messiah with the Manila Symphony Orchestra: A Fundraising Concert for the MSO Scholarship Program on Dec. 15, 7 p.m., at the Union Church of Manila, Rada cor. Legaspi Sts., Makati. The MSO will be joined by the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra and selected MSO Music Academy teachers and students.

Sinag performances

THE Philippine Women’s University’s Indayog Gongs perform Christmas carols using gongs and bamboo instruments on Dec. 15, 6 and 7 p.m., at the Front Lawn of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). The performances complement the lantern installation at the CCP facade as well as the sundial art installation by multimedia artist Abdulmari “Toym” Imao, Jr. at the CCP Front Lawn, the installation represents the role of arts and culture in society over time. The light and sound show has daily performances at 8 and 9 p.m., except on evenings where there are performances at the CCP Main Theater. Admission is free.

Outdoor movie nights at CCP

ENJOY Cinema Under the Stars on Dec. 13, 14, and 15, 6 p.m. at the Front Lawn of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) with the best of Cinemalaya and Gawad Alternatibo films. It will be followed by the Sinag: Festival of Radiance lights show. Admission is free.

BP’s Cinderella

BALLET Philippines presents Cinderella, choreographed by National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes, with performances on Dec. 13 to 15 at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

TP’s Lam-ang


TANGHALANG Pilipino presents Lam-ang, an ethno-epic musical that re-imagines the Ilocano epic “Biag ni Lam-ang,” with performances until Dec. 15 at the Little Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Directed by Fitz Edward Bitana and with musical direction by TJ Ramos, it stars JC Santos as the epic hero Lam-ang. Check TicketWorld for the performance schedules and for tickets (, 891-9999).

Jose Mari Chan at the mall

JOSE MARIE CHAN, the man behind the Christmas perennial “Christmas in Our Hearts,” will be performing at Robinsons Magnolia on Dec. 15, 6 p.m. Get exclusive access to this show by presenting a single/accumulated receipt purchase from Dec. 7 to 15 worth P2,000 from any store in the mall, or P3,000 from Robinsons Supermarket or Robinsons Appliances in Robinsons Magnolia. One ticket is good for one person only. This is valid on a first come, first served basis. For complete mechanics, follow Robinsons Magnolia on Facebook; @RobinsonsMallsOfficial on Instagram; and @RobinsonsMalls on Twitter.

The Quest for the Adarna

REPERTORY Philippines’ Theater for Young Audiences presents a musical retelling of the Philippine folk tale “Ibong Adarna.” The Quest for the Adarna has performances until Jan. 26 at Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1, in Makati. In the kingdom of Berbania, the king falls mysteriously ill and can only be healed by the song of the mythical bird, Adarna, which can be found in its mountain home. His three sons take turns attempting the dangerous journey to help their father. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Open house

AS PART OF its yearly tradition during holidays, the Metropolitan Museum of Manila will hold a Christmas Open House on Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., as thanksgiving for all the support given to the museum exhibits and programs for the past year. There will be a guided tour of the exhibitions at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. In association with the ongoing exhibits Korean Life Aesthetics and Korean Contemporary Art Today, a K-pop Cover Dance Group Mix’in will perform at 1:30 p.m. and a K-pop Dance Workshop will be held at 3 p.m. Register for the workshop through Also currently on view is the exhibit Chapter 2: The Empty Chair Project.