Rak of Aegis returns
PETA brings Rak of Aegis back for a 6th run until Sept. 2. The musical, featuring the music of the jukebox band Aegis, tells the tale of a perpetually flooded barangay and how its inhabitants adapt. The PETA Theater Center is at No. 5 Eymard Dr., New Manila, Quezon City. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
Binondo: A Tsinoy Musical
SYNERGY 88 Digital and Rebecca Chuaunsu Film Production presents Binondo: A Tsinoy Musical at The Theater at Solaire until July 8. The musical centers on a Filipina nightclub singer in pre-Martial Law Manila, and a mainland Chinese scholar returning to Cultural Revolution-era Beijing, who meet and fall in love during the 1972 mid-autumn festival. With the book and lyrics by Ricky Lee and direction by Joel Lamangan. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines, Tanghalang Pilipino, and Writers Blog, Inc. present Virgin Labfest 14: Untried, Untested, and Unstaged Plays at the CCP Little Theater and Studio Theater until July 15. Virgin Labfest 14 is composed of 12 new featured works, three “revisited” plays (audience favorites from last year’s festival), staged readings, and a showcase of works from the VLF Writing Fellowship Program. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
‘War on Drugs’
ARETE ATENEO presents What We Talk About When We Talk About the “War on Drugs,” a multimedia exhibit of photos, data, and films at Ateneo de Manila University. The exhibit runs until July 21 and is open to public. Entrance is free.
Celebrity food fest
SHANGRI-LA Plaza’s Celebrity Food Fest, which features homemade dishes by TV and film stars, runs from June 29 to July 1 at the East Atrium. Miriam Quiambao’s tubo cane juice, LJ Moreno’s lollicakes, Janice de Belen’s pork buns (photo below), are among the items up for sale. There will also be a special fund-raising effort for a 10-year-old leukemia patient, Glenn Salagoste. For inquiries, call 370-2597/98 or visit www.facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficial.