Your Weekend Guide (December 28, 2018)

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The Executives New Year

BUTCH SILVERIO, the musical director and trumpet player of The Executives Band and Hector Sanvictores, the band’s saxophonist. The band will be having its Christmas/New Year concert at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall on Saturday. — THE EXECUTIVES BAND (OF RAUL S MANGLAPUS) FACEBOOK PAGE

THE Executives Band (of Raul S Manglapus) will be filling the Grand Atrium Shangri-La Plaza Mall with the sound of big band music on Dec. 29, 7 p.m. While they will be performing Christmas carols like “Feliz Navidad” and “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas,” the band will also be performing a wide range of non-holiday music including “Stompin’ at the Savoy,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “La Mer,” “Pink Panther Theme,” “Big Spender,”and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The band’s leader is the son of the late Senator Raul Manglapus, Francis.

MADZ concert

THE Philippine Madrigal Singers on its 55th Anniversary will hold a concert called To Our Dearest Ma’am OA, on Dec. 30, 6:30 p.m., at the Ayala Museum , Makati Ave. cor. de La Rosa St., Makati City. The concert will feature Madz Alumni and students of Prof. Andrea O. Veneracion, on the celebration of her 90th birthday and commemoration of her 5th death anniversary. Also performing are tenor Edward Granadosin and pianist Jesper Colleen Mercado. Tickets are P1,000 and P700.

Year-End Concert

THE Winford Manila Resort & Casino presents Yeng Constantino: Year-End Concert on Dec. 30, 6:30 p.m., at the Ballroom of the Winford Manila Resort & Casino in Sta. Cruz, Manila. The show incudes a special performance by Tuko delos Reyes. Tickets, which are available through TicketWorld, range in price from P2,500 to P3,500.

Magic on Ice

THE show, which mixes magic with skating and acrobatics, has ongoing performances until Jan. 2 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in the Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City. Tickets, available through TicketNet, range in price from P190 to P2,335.

Year End Party

M MUSIC LIVE presents Khel Pangilinan-M Music Live Year End Party 2018 on Dec. 30, 8 p.m., at the New Frontier Theater in Cubao, Quezon City. Tickets, available through TicketNet, range in price from P1,378 to P3,869.

Festival of Lights

THE annual Festival of Lights is ongoing at the Ayala Triangle Gardens. The show, titled Reimagine The Magic: A Festival of Lights, has three Disney medleys and a nod towards the classic Filipino Christmas songs. Other ALI properties have mounted their own lights and music shows including Nuvali in Sta. Rosa Laguna, Centrio in Cagayan de Oro, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Ayala Cebu, and Vertis North in Quezon City. Each medley is roughly six minutes long and will play every 30 minutes from 6 to 10 p.m. every evening until Jan. 15.

Christmas at KidZania

KIDZANIA MANILA helps the family bond with its #YuleBeTogether themed activities this Christmas. There is the Christmas Family Challenge which include delivering gifts, sorting letters, and arranging logs (daily until Jan. 1). Then there is the Play, Learn, and Let Go challenges with their parents in featured Nido establishments until Dec. 31. For details, visit

Rep’s Rapunzel

REPERTORY’s Theater for Young Audiences presents Rapunzel: A Very Hairy Fairy Tale until Jan. 27 at Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Makati. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (, 891-9999).