Your Weekend Guide (March 15, 2019)

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Art in the Park 2019

THE affordable art fair Art in the Park is now on its 13th iterration.

THE affordable art fair returns to Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati, for its 13th year on March 17, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. This year, 56 exhibitors — galleries, art collectives, independent art spaces, and student groups — will once again showcase a wide range of artworks that appeal to a broad array of tastes and styles. Prices of artworks are capped at P50,000 with many art lovers acquiring art for far less. A portion of all sales will be donated to the Museum Foundation of the Philippines in support of its projects and programs for the National Museum of the Philippines and its network. Entrance to the fair is free.

Mall’s Women’s Month

SHANGRI-LA PLAZA mall celebrates 2019’s International Women’s Month this weekend with From the Lens of Eve, a photo collection of scenes from nature by Annabelle Casiño Chavez, Lauren Malcampo, Maryanne Mendoza, Jen Perez, and Myla Santos-Orden. The exhibit will run run from March 14 to 19 at the East Atrium and March 20 to 31 at Shaw Hallway, Level 1. For inquiries, visit

Cellist in PPO concert

THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), under the baton of Yoshikazu Fukumura, will perform on March 15, 8 p.m., at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines as part of its 36th concert season. International cellist Ray Wang performs as guest soloist. Program includes Toshiro Mayuzumi’s Bacchanale, Robert Schumann’s Cello Concerto, Op.129 in A minor, and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, Op.64 in E minor. Tickets range in price from P400 to P1,500, with discounts for students, senior citizens, PWDs, teachers, government and military personnel. Tickets are available at the CCP Box Office (832-3704) and TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Bookbinding workshop

LONDON-BASED bookbinder Mark Cockram will share his expertise on how to make protective cases — slipcase and clamshell box — for books at a workshop on March 15 and 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Ortigas Foundation Library. Workshop fee is P5,000, inclusive of basic tools and equipment, imported materials, lunch and snacks. For a slot, contact 631-1231. For more information, visit

Ang Huling El Bimbo

FULL HOUSE Theater Company revisits its musical theater hit, Ang Huling El Bimbo, about a group of young people whose lives are changed one night in the 1990s. Set to the music of the Eraserheads, this reworked version of the musical is directed by Dexter Santos, and stars Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, OJ Mariano, Jon Santos, Gian Magdangal, Bibo Reyes, Boo Gabunada, Phi Palmos, and Gab Pangilinan. Performances are ongoing until April 7 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (

Every Brilliant Thing

TERESA HERRERA stars in Duncan MacMillan’s one-woman, interactive play called Every Brilliant Thing. A Sandbox Collective and 9 Works Theatrical production, directed by Jenny Jamora, it revolves around a young girl and all the reasons she gives to her suicidal mother not to go through with it. There are performances on March 15, 8:30 p.m., March 16 and 17 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the Maybank Performing Arts Center, BGC Arts Center, 26th St., BGC, Taguig.

Dirty Old Musical

DIRTY Old Musical (DOM), about a 1980s one-hit wonder band that reunites more than 30 years later to raise funds for an ailing member, is back for a third run with a new cast member and new songs. It runs until March 23 at the Music Museum, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan. This iteration stars The Dawn frontman Jett Pangan, Robert Seña, Nonie Buencamino, Bo Cerrudo, and Carlo Orosa. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (, the Music Museum (721-6276), or via Spotlight Artists Center (776-4487/0919-911-4444). Ticket prices range from P1,000 to P3,000.

Phantom of the Opera

ANDREW Lloyd Webber’s musical The Phantom of the Opera has performances at The Theatre at Solaire until April 7. Based on Gaston Leroux’s novel of the same title, the story is set in the Paris Opera House where a young soprano becomes the object of The Phantom’s affection and he manipulates her career at the expense of the opera house staff and stars. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

PETA’s Charot!

PETA presents Charot!, a comedic musical which imagines a possible future under a new constitution and its consequences. The show runs until March 17 at the PETA Theater Center in Quezon City. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Eto Na! Musical nAPO!

THE musical comedy Eto Na! Musical nAPO! about seven friends who join a songwriting and singing contest, featuring the music of APO, returns to the stage with performances until March 17 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater at the BGC Arts Center in Taguig. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (, 891-9999).