Your Weekend Guide (March 8, 2019)

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Wanderland Festival

THE Filinvest City Open Grounds in Alabang, Muntinlupa City will be hopping on March 9 and 10 as Globe Telecom and Karpos Multimedia bring back the annual music and arts festival, Wanderland. For its 7th installment, the festival is now a two-day affair, and will feature both local and international acts. International talents performing this year include indie rock bands Two Door Cinema Club and The Kooks, Jamaican-American rapper Masego, British EDM artist SG Lewis, and electronic duo Honne, along with homegrown acts such as Sandwich, Unique, Reese Lansangan, and Clara Benin. Meanwhile, Wanderartist winners Venazir Martinez, Frances Dandan, Raco Ruiz, and Josh Panaligan are set to perform live art. Booths will also provide other means of entertainment, with this year’s iteration bringing a “magic” theme. Stay updated on the different ticket promos by visiting

Talks on Rizal in Germany

JOSE RIZAL’s journey in Germany will be discussed in a forum today, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater of Enderun Colleges in BGC. There will be two speakers: Belgian Lucien Spittael, the foremost Rizal scholar in Europe, will give a presentation on Rizal in Ghent and the publishing of El Filibusterismo at the printing house of Meyer, plus historical notes on the town of Ghent; and, Dr. Fritz Hack, the great-grandson of Pastor Karl Ullmer of Wilhelmsfeld, Germany, will give a talk on Rizal’s sojourn at Pastor Ullmer’s residence and how he taught Rizal German and how to draw cartoons.

Women’s Month at Shangri-La

SHANGRI-LA PLAZA mall celebrates 2019’s International Women’s Month, starting with Metro.Style photo exhibit of fashionable women, Metro Most Stylish 2019, which runs from March 1 to 12 at the East Atrium. Meanwhile, 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, will run from March 14 to 19 at the East Atrium and March 20 to 31 at Shaw Hallway, Level 1. For inquiries, visit

Book signings

NATIONAL BOOK STORE is bringing bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and Holly Black to Manila and Cebu for a series of book signings. Dubbed “The King and Queen Tour,” the book signings will be on March 9 at SM City Cebu’s Northwing Atrium, and on March 10 at SM Megamall’s Mega A Event Center. The Wicked King by Ms. Black is the sequel to The Cruel Prince and follows Jade’s struggle to protect her younger brother who is the heir to Faerie. Ms. Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy novels for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare). The Queen of Air and Darkness is Ms. Clare’s third entry in The Dark Artifices series, the sequel to her bestselling The Mortal Instruments. It follows Emma and Julian race to save the world of Shadowhunters from a deadly curse. The bestseller The Mortal Instruments was adapted into film in 2013 and into the supernatural drama TV series The Shadowhunters in 2016, which is now on its third season.

Dirty Old Musical take three

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 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.

The Phantom of the Opera

ANDREW Lloyd Webber’s musical The Phantom of the Opera has performances at the Theater 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).

Rep’s Miong

TWENTY years after its first staging, Repertory Philippines presents Miong, a musical on Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo which spans his birth in 1869, to the declaration of independence on June 12, 1898. Shows are presented at Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Makati until March 10. 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).