Frederick Peralta trunk sale
BEAUTIFUL vintage creations by couturier Frederick Peralta — from gowns and dresses to suits, all in mint condition — are on sale daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Hub at Marriott Manila until June 23. Gowns can be had for P8,000, men’s suits for P2,500, shoes for P250 and more. All proceeds from the sale will go to a fund to support designer’s recovery from a stroke he suffered last year.
Virgin Labfest 15
VIRIGIN LABFEST 15 — the 15th iteration of the annual theater festival which focuses on unpublished, untried, and unstaged one-act plays — is ongoing until July 7 at various venues in the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) complex. The lineup includes 12 one-act plays and four sets of staged readings. Tickets are available at the CCP Box Office and TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999). For ticketing information, call the CCP Marketing Department at 832-3706 or 832-3704 or e-mail the Sales and Promotions Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noli me Tangere opera
BASED on the great novel by National Hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal, and written by the late National Artists Felipe de Leon (music) and Guillermo Tolentino (libretto in Filipino), the opera will have performances on June 21, 22, and 23 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo in Cultural Center of the Philippines. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (891-9999, www.ticketworld.com.ph).
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
BASED on the true story of Carole King’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to rock ‘n’ roll legend, Beautiful features classic songs such as “You’ve Got a Friend,” “One Fine Day,” “So Far Away,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” and “Natural Woman.” Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, a production of Atlantis Twenty, will run until July 7 at the Meralco Theater, Pasig City. It stars Kayla Rivera and Nick Varricchio, and is directed by Bobby Garcia. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (891-9999, www.ticketworld.com.ph).
THE Moscow Ballet’s classical choreography arm La Classique will perform the ballet classic Swan Lake, at the New Frontier Theater until June 22. Sharing the stage with the Moscow Ballet company are two Bolshoi Ballet principal dancers, Nina Kaptsova and Alexander Volchkov. The production of Swan Lake will be accompanied by the Russian Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Yaroslav Tkalenko. Tickets are available at all TicketNet (www.ticketnet.com.ph, 911-5555) and TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999) outlets.
Fête de la Musique
FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE returns on June 21 and 22 with two main stages — at Greenbelt Park in Makati and at the A-Venue Parking Lot along Makati Ave. — and pocket stages all over Poblacion, Makati. Performing on June 21 at the A-Venue Parking Lot are Irie Sunday Crew, Bawal Clan, Anima Tierra x Flow Arts PH, Extrapolation, Ang Bandang Shirley, Unique, Dicta License, Apartel, Ebe Dancel, and Itchyworms. On June 22 there will be exclusive Afternoon Sessions, starting at 1 p.m. Come nighttime, party on at the main stage at Greenbelt Park and dance the night away to the music of Dayaw, Pinkmen, CRWN x August Wahh, Todo Pasa, She’s Only Sixteen, The Ransom Collective, Project Yazz X Skarlet Brown, Hernandez Brothers X Quest, Ciudad, Autotelic, and Urbandub. All performances are free.
Nationalistic film festival
AS PART of its month-long celebration of Filipino arts and culture, Shangri-La Plaza presents the first National Retrospective Film Festival on June 19 to 22 at the Red Carpet Cinema. To be shown are Marilou Diaz-Abaya’s Jose Rizal (1998); Jerrold Tarog’s Heneral Luna and Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral; Enzo Williams’ Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo; Gil Portes’ Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli; and, Ang Kababaihan ng Malolos, a musical docudrama about the group of women that Rizal addressed in his famous Letter to the Young Women of Malolos. All films are shown for free on a first come, first served basis.
Manila Mini Maker Faire 2019
THE Manila Mini Maker Faire (MMMF), a festival of artistic and scientific innovations, will be held on June 22 to 23 at The Mind Museum at BGC. It will feature over 150 “makers” from around the country, as well as from around Asia. This year, projects will highlight environmentally sustainable projects. Some of these include solar-powered waste collectors, motorcycles retrofitted with electric engines, and products fashioned out of ocean plastic. Attendees can also participate in hands-on maker activities and sign up for a variety of free and ticketed workshops. Bokashi mud ball making, robotics, paper engineering, 3D design, eco art organic painting, and more will be available for everyone interested to learn new things. Free admission. For details, visit: http://manila.makerfaire.com/.