Your Weekend Guide (January 17, 2020)

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Ballet Manila’s Sleeping Beauty

BALLET Manila continues its 24th performance season with Sleeping Beauty — the last installment of Lisa Macuja Elizalde’s the Princess Trilogy — on Jan. 18, 6 p.m., and Jan. 19, 3 p.m., at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila in Pasay City. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Odette Quesada in concert

AFTER 20 years, singer-songwriter Odette Quesada returns to the Philippines to perform in a two-night concert called Hopeless Romantic on Jan. 17 and 18, 8 p.m., at the BGC Arts Center in Taguig City. Special guests include Kuh Ledesma (Jan. 17), Sharon Cuneta (Jan. 18) and Arman Ferrer. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Never the Strangers at Shangri-la Plaza

ALTERNATIVE rock band Never the Strangers rocks Shangri-La Plaza on Jan. 18, 7 p.m. at the mall’s Grand Atrium. Composed of lead vocalist and keyboardist Ace Libre, guitarist Bert Ong, and drummer Nash Ignacio, the band was discovered by Filipino rock icon Rico Blanco through the music-driven social networking site MySpace. Never the Strangers is known for singles “Alive” and “Bago Mahuli Ang Lahat,” as well as hit ad jingle “Moving Closer.” For inquiries, call 8370-2597 or 98 or visit

Rodomo: Lasallian City of Food, Arts, and Music

IN COMMEMORATION of the 300th year of the life and legacy of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, over 3,000 students, educators, associates, alumni, and friends from various Lasallian institutions around the country will gather in a celebration of faith and culture in Rodomo: Lasallian City of Food, Arts, and Music to be held on Jan. 18 at the De La Salle University Laguna Campus, the home of the soon-to-rise first shrine in the Philippines of the Patron Saint of Teachers. The one-day event will feature a series of musical and dance numbers headlined by indie-pop group This Band and homegrown Benildean talents such as the band Nathan & Mercury. Joining them in the lineup are the Lasallian Youth Orchestra, De La Salle Innersoul, the DLSZ Orchestra, the DLSAU Animo Serenata, the LSGH Kundirana Music Ministry, and Coro San Benildo. Other performers include Lola Amour, Cholo Bismonte, singer-songwriter Miko Manguba, and DJ Pao Jaramillo, among others. The Saint Benilde Romançon Dance Company, LSA Street Force, LSGH Airforce, DLSZ Dance Crew, and DLSL Green Jam will also perform. The grounds will be filled with unique food concepts chosen by Mercato Centrale and outdoor activities like the Sumo Suit Wrestling Challenge, Giant Archery, Mega Obstacle, Giant Rock Climb, joust arena, and ball pit. For more information, visit the official Facebook page at

Sinulog at Robinsons Galleria Cebu

ROBINSONS GALLERIA Cebu celebrates the Sinulog Festival with Robinsons Land Ambassador Maja Salvador performing on Jan. 18. Since the Sinulog is at its core a religious festival, there will be several live streams at the mall of the masses for those who cannot go to church personally, with the first at 5:30 a.m. and the last at 7 p.m. To ease the Sinulog traffic during this season, the mall has partnered with the City Government and Sinulog Governing Board to offer free bus rides for the devotees. The route is from Robinsons Galleria Cebu to Malacañang sa Sugbo and vice versa. First trip is at 9:30 a.m. and the last is at 8 p.m. Other Sinulog activities at the mall are: Jan. 19, Sinulog Concert; Feb. 2, Sinulog Photo and Short Film Awarding; Jan. 12 to 19, Sinulog SALE; Jan. 13 to 18, Andas Exhibit; Jan. 13 to 17, 5 p.m., Sinulog Dances; Jan. 13 to 31, Artesano Pop-up Store; Feb. 2 to 15, Sinulog Photo Exhibit.

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).