Pedro Calungsod the Musical
THERE will be performances of San Pedro Calungsod the Musical at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City on Jan 24., St. Scholastica’s Manila on Feb. 22 and 29, and at the Music Museum on Feb. 25. Directed by Jose Christie G, Nombres and starring Gerald Santos, it is a play about the life, faith, struggles, death and miracles of Blessed Pedro Calungsod. For tickets, visit ticket2me.net or call (0929-329-3438, 0928-478-2957). A portion of the show’s proceeds will go to the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption.
PPO Concert Series V
THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) continues its 37th concert season with Concert Series V on Jan. 24, 8 p.m., at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater. The show features bassoonist Adolfo Mendoza. Dvorak’s Serenade for String Orchestra op.22 in E Major, Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major, and Franck’s Symphony in D minor are in the program. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
Chinese New Year at mall
MEGAWORLD Lifestyle Malls and Lucky Chinatown welcomes the Year of the Metal Rat with a celebration highlighted by lucky rituals, cultural presentations, live performances by OPM performers, fireworks, plus shopping and dining deals. The Grand Chinese New Year Countdown to 2020 is on Jan 24, starting 7 p.m. at the Atrium with performances from Leanne & Naara and IV of Spades. On Jan. 25, noon, there will be a meet-and-greet with Pickachu and Eeve, followed by an astrological forecast segment by Johnson Chua. For details call the Lucky Chinatown Concierge at 7576-8139 or visit www.LuckyChinatownCNY2020.com.
Chinese New Year at Bonifacio High Street
BONIFACIO High Street and Chinatown TV have partnered for a Chinese New Year celebration set to run on Jan. 25 and 26. There will be a Chinese Zodiac Astrology Installation, a dragon dance, traditional Chinese performances, Katipunan Weekend Market’s Chinese New Year fair, workshops, plus a fireworks display. Those who spend P2,000 or more from any Bonifacio High Street store with Luck or Grub purchase promotion can exchange receipts for a chance to choose between a five-minute consultation with a feng-shui or tarot master or get a lucky ang pao with a surprise treat from Din Tai Fung or Serenitea.
Collage workshop at MCAD
ARTISTS Gary-Ross Pastrana and Kaloy Olavides will lead a free lecture and workshop entitled “The Craft of Contemporary Collage” at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde on Jan. 25 at The Loop of the College’s School of Design and Arts Bldg.. The workshop is a four-hour session, which will run from 1 to 5 p.m. For details call 8230-5100 local 3897 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).