Himig ng Bayan
A CONCERT honoring the National Artists for Music, Himig ng Bayan, will be held on May 9, 8 p.m., at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Pasay City. The concert, a project of the CCP, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, PAGCOR and the Filipino Heritage Festival, will include the opening of the exhibit Hundred Women: Hundred Ways at 6 p.m. at the Main Theater foyer. For tickets, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.
Halo Halo Tayo!
AN original play with original music, Halo Halo Tayo: The Delicious and Colorfully Complex Filipino Soul will be presented at the GSIS Theater, Pasay City at 4 p.m. on May 10. The play is directed by Sonia Roco, with music by Franklee Lorenzo, lyrics by Mike Coroza, set design by Oliver Roxas, and multimedia works by Jay Batoon. It is anchored on “The Gifts in the Filipino Psyche” by Rose Maria Yenko, chairperson emerita of the Carl Jung Circle Center. For inquiries, call 859-0395 and 479-3588, or e-mail email@example.com.
REPERTORY Philippines presents The Dresser, a Ronald Harwood play set during the bombing of London in World War II as a touring theater company prepares for production of King Lear. Sir, a tormented but brilliant thespian, arrives on set in a delusional state. Norman, his loyal dresser, does all he can to ensure that the show goes on. The play, directed by Loy Arcenas, stars Audie Gemora, Teroy Guzman, Tami Monsod, Jaime del Mundo, Jeremy Domingo, and Justine Narciso. There are performances on weekends from May 3 to 26, with 3:30 and 8 p.m. at Onstage Theater, Greenbelt Mall 1, Paseo de Roxas St., Makati. Tickets (P1,200 and P1,500) are available through TicketWorld (891-9999, www.ticketworld.com.ph) and at the gate.
Wim Wenders films
THE Goethe-Institut presents the works of the acclaimed German filmmaker Wim Wenders who, along with Herzog and Fassbinder, was a principal member of the New German Cinema of the 1970s. Nine award-winning Wim Wenders feature films and a documentary will be screened for free every weekend at 4 p.m. until May 26 at the Cinematheque Centre Manila. To be screened this weekend are The American Friend on May 11 and Nick’s Film Lightning on May 12. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. There will also be subsequent screenings in the Cinematheque Centre in Davao from June 3 to June 30. Details will be announced soon. For more information about the Wim Wenders Retrospective, visit www.goethe.de/manila.
Music and pets at Tiendesitas
TIENDESITAS combines good food and great music with its Themed Nights at Tiendesitas Food Village every night at 2/F Food Village from 8 to 10 p.m. Performing on weekends are DJ Cherry Summer and DJ Allen Hernandez (Saturdays) and Cinnamon Sundays and DJ Owki (Sundays). Performing on other days are Tiende with Rain Ft. Emert Tan and DJ Owki on Mondays; Huff N Puff and DJ Owki on Tuesdays; Gat Dang Crooks and DJ Owki on Wednesdays; and WeTheOldSchool and Wand with DJ Hipolito and DJ Anakin on Thursdays. Meanwhile, pet lovers can join Pets in the City on May 11. Dress up your pets in their summer outfits and join the summer-inspired pet show. The event also highlights pet care learning sessions, discounts on grooming services, and pet products, food and accessories bazaar.
Greens, drones at Industria
INDUSTRIA hosts a Green Market on all Sundays of May with organic and fresh produce and food stuff. As part of its drone competition, called Game of Drones: Third Flight, which will be held on May 25, Industria will host a Drone Photo and Video Tutorial on May 11, and Drone Racing 101 by FPV racers on May 16.