Your Weekend Guide (February 21, 2020)

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Art Fair Philippines

ART Fair Philippines (AFP) returns for its 8th installment on Feb. 21 to 23 at The Link carpark in Ayala Center, Makati City. This year’s art fair will showcase 61 exhibitors, plus workshops and film screenings. Fair tickets are available at www.artfairphilippines.com. Tickets will also be available at the reception area. For more information, visit the Art Fair Philippines website (artfairphilippines.com) and follow Art Fair Philippines on Instagram (@artfairph) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/artfairph).

Joseph the Dreamer

TRUMPETS returns with its longest running musical Joseph the Dreamer, starring Sam Concepcion in the title role. Written by Freddie Santos, the musical based on the cantata by Cam Florian presents themes of love, forgiveness and unwavering faith in God shown. Directed by Paolo Valenciano with Myke Salomon as musical director. The show runs at the Maybank Theater, BGC Arts Center, Taguig from Feb. 21 to March 7. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 8891-9999).

Batang Mujahideen

TANGHALANG Pilipino presents Malou Jacob’s play Batang Mujahideen from Feb. 21 to March 7 at the Little Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The story follows a seven-year-old Yakan girl, Fatima, who witnessed the March 2000 Abu Sayyaf kidnapping of a priest, teachers, and students in Basilan. She goes on to take a vow of silence and joins the ranks of mujahideen, disguising herself as a boy. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 8891-9999).

‘Perfect painting’ seminar

VISUAL artist Celeste Lecaroz is holding a one-time only seminar titled 11 + 1 Art Discourse (My Quest for the Perfect Painting) on Feb. 22, 1 p.m., at the Fernando B. Sena Buenas Artes Art Facility, at Unit C-1 Windsor Villas, 348 Tandang Sora Ave. corner Congressional Ave. Ext., Quezon City. The seminar is part of Celeste’s advocacy to promote the importance of visual arts and share her passion. The artist has prepared exercises for the attendees and will give a live painting demo. To reserve slots, contact Buenas Artes at 7587-5853.

Big Bad Wolf Book Sale

THE world’s biggest 24-hour book sale returns to Manila for the third time, running until Feb. 24 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. The book sale offers more than 2 million books, with 17,000 new titles which are available at 50% to 90% off their recommended retail price, and a Crazy Deals promotion with prices as low as P60. Admission is free.

Stage Kiss

REPERTORY Philippines’ 83rd season opens with Sarah Ruhl’s Stage Kiss, which is running until March 1 at the Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Makati City. Directed by Carlitos Siguion-Reyna, it stars Missy Maramara and Tarek El Tayech in a story of the dynamics between actors on- and off-stage. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 8891-9999).

Under My Skin

PETA closes its 52nd season with Under My Skin which is running until March 22. Written by Rody Vera and directed by Melvin Lee, it is an anthology of stories about Filipinos living with HIV. The play stars Cherry Pie Picache, Roselyn Perez, Eko Baquial, Miguel Almendras, Mike Liwag, Gio Gahol, Anthony Falcon, and Gold Villar-Lim. It is part of PETA’s advocacy campaign on HIV. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 8891-9999).

Alice Reyes ballet concert

ALICE & FRIENDS: A Tapestry of Dances in Celebration of 50 Years in Dance at the Cultural Center of the Philippines will be held on Feb. 21, 8 p.m., at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). The concert marks the 50th year since Natioanl Artist for Dance Alice Reyes held the first modern dance concert at the then-new CCP. The free concert is open to the public on a first-come-first-served, free seating basis. Among the works to be presented in Itim Asu, pasted on Virginia Moreno’s play Onyx Wolf.





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