Asia Choral Grand Prix
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) will host the first Asia Choral Grand Prix on July 21, 6 p.m., at the CCP Main Theater. Six choral groups from the Philippines and Indonesia will be participating in the competition. For tickets, contact the CCP Box Office at 832-3704, or TicketWorld (891-9999, www.ticketworld.com.ph).
Ambie Abaño exhibition
ARTIST Ambie Abaño probes into the essence of the “self,” detached from the context of time, in her exhibition …in the constant rain…. The exhibit features a body of works in large format engraved wood, explorative woodcut prints and installations. The exhibition runs until Aug. 31 at Galleria Duemila, 210 Loring St., Pasay City. The gallery is open Mondays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For details call 831-9990, 0927-629-4612, e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.galleriaduemila.com.
Robinsons Galleria South launch
ROBINSONS Malls will entertain its patrons at the unveiling of its latest mall, Robinsons Galleria South, on July 19. It’s the third Galleria mall in the country, following flagship mall, Robinsons Galleria Ortigas and Robinsons Galleria Cebu. The mall is located along the Old National Highway in San Pedro, Laguna. To entertain mallgoers at the opening are Maja Salvador, Alden Richards, and DJ Tom Taus. See the complete line-up of Robinsons Galleria South’s upcoming performances, events, and promos at its official Facebook page GalleriaSouthOfficial.
Films on power
A SELECTION of full-length movies which delve into the politics of power will be shown on the last two Saturdays of July at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB). Cambodian Son, a documentary on the journey of Kosal Khiev, a deported spoken word artist and his inner battle while trying to find his footing with a newly earned freedom, is scheduled on July 20. Meanwhile, two films will be shown on July 27 — The Rite of Spring, which narrates the simple and poetic gesture of kids from different backgrounds, and Recreations, which follows them in a French playground. Curated by Kiri Dalena, a visual artist and filmmaker, the film screenings, which will be at 3 p.m. at the MCAD Multimedia Room, are free and open to the public. For inquiries and reservations, call 230-5100 local 3837 or e-mail email@example.com. MCAD is located at DLS-CSB School of Design and Arts Campus, Dominga Street, Malate, Manila.
Ang Huling El Bimbo
FULL HOUSE Theater Company returns with the final run of Ang Huling El Bimbo, a musical featuring the songs of the Eraserheads, until Aug. 15 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City. The musical tells a story of friends who reunite after 20 years and look back on the things that brought them together and kept them apart. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
POSITIVE Space, MusicArtes, and the New Voice Company presents Diana Son’s Stop Kiss, a play which focuses on the challenges faced by a lesbian couple after being assaulted when they shared a kiss in public. Directed by Ed Lacson, Jr., the play stars Jenny Jamora and Missy Maramara. It will have performances on July 12 to 14 and July 19 to 21 at the PowerMac Center Spotlight, Circuit, Makati City. Tickets are available at www.ticket2me.net/e/2445/stop-kiss. For inquiries call 0915-835-9210, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rak of Aegis
THE hit Pinoy jukebox musical Rak of Aegis returns to the PETA Theater Center, with ongoing performances until Sept. 29. The show uses the songs of the Aegis band such as “Halik,” “Sinta,” and “Basang-Basa sa Ulan,” to tell the tale of a perennially flooded barangay. This latest production features a mix of original cast members including Aicelle Santos and Kim Molina, Isay Alvarez-Seña and Sweet Plantado-Tiongson, Robert Seña and Renz Verano, and Kakai Bautista and Neomi Gonzales. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).