Your Weekend Guide (February 8, 2019)

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PPO plays Mozart and Brahms

FOR the 6th concert in its 36th concert season on Feb. 8, 8 p.m., at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), under the baton of Yoshikazu Fukumura, will perform Carl Maria von Weber’s Der Freischutz Oveture, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 39, K.543 in flat major, and Johannes Brahms’s Symphony No. 2, op 73 in D major. For inquiries and tickets, contact the CCP Box Office (832-3704), visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph, or contact TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).

Ely Buendia and The Itchyworms in concert

ELY Buendia and the Itchyworms — Jugs Jugueta, Jazz Nicolas, Kelvin Uy and Chino Singson — will be sharing the stage as they perform their greatest hits at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila, on Feb. 9, 8 p.m. One Click Straight and Pinkmen join them as special guests. For tickets, contact TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).

PETA’s Charot!

PETA presents Charot! (colloquial Filipino for “just kidding”), a musical which presents current events and imagines a future under a new charter and its consequences. The show runs until March 17 at the PETA Theater Center in Quezon City. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).

Films focus on artists

IN line with the national celebration of February as the Arts Month, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) of the De La Salle-College Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) presents a selection of films on several artists’ lives and their works. Norwegian painter and symbolist Edvard Munch’s creations are the focus of Let the Scream be Heard on Feb. 8 and 9. Five short films entitled Glimpses of Edvard Munch’s Life, 1863-1944, Faces, A Self Portrait, and Post Mortem, are slated for Feb. 15 and 16. These are brief clips about the revered expressionist’s prolific career. Margaret Keane is the focus in the feature film Big Eyes, on Feb. 22 and 23. The screenings are free and open to the public. The screening will be at noon at The Loop, 12th floor, DLS-CSB School of Design and Arts Campus. For inquiries and reservations, call 230-5100 local 3897 or e-mail at mcad@benilde.edu.ph.

Every Brilliant Thing

WRITTEN by Duncan MacMillan and Johnny Donahoe, Every Brilliant Thing tells the story of a little girl who chronicles all the little things that make life brilliant. Starring Teresa Herrera and directed by Jenny Jamora, this one-woman show runs until Feb. 24 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, in BGC, Taguig. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).

Eto Na! Musical nAPO! returns

THE musical comedy Eto Na! Musical nAPO! about seven friends who join a songwriting and singing contest, returns to the stage with performances until March 17 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater at the BGC Arts Center in Taguig. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).