Benilde Music and Arts festival
EMERGING bands and budding young artists gather as De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) celebrates its 30th year with the first Benilde Music and Arts Festival: Best of Benilde @ 30 on May 18 to 24 at the College’s School of Design and Arts (SDA) Campus. In addition to the main music performances, the festival will also exhibit the creativity and talents of Benildean alumni, students, and associates through a wide array of exhibits at the SDA Campus. The exhibits, screenings, workshops, and theater and music performances are open to the public from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free except for the Plug-in Concert with tickets at P300 each, with a discounted rate of P200 for Benildeans. For inquiries, call 0905-452-2858 or e-mail email@example.com.
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. Performances are ongoing until May 25 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (891-9999, www.ticketworld.com.ph).
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 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, and Teroy Guzman. There are performances on weekends from May 3 to 26, with 3:30 and 8 p.m. performances 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. Nine of his award-winning feature films and a documentary are being screened for free every weekend at 4 p.m. until May 26 at the Cinematheque Centre Manila. To be screened this weekend are The State of Things on May 18 and Wings of Desire on May 19. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the Wim Wenders Retrospective, visit www.goethe.de/manila.
YouTube FanFest Moms Edition
THE YouTube FanFest presents its Moms Edition on May 17 and 18 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. There will be workshops, performances and more by YouTube mommy starsy. The live show starts at 2:30 p.m.
Shang travel fair
SHANGRI-LA Plaza hosts the Cathay Pacific-Citi Summer Sale at the Shang’s Grand Atrium on May 17 to 19 to take advantage of the airline’s special offers on international destinations. The travel sale also brings together five tour agencies to help with itineraries.
BadBoys at Cove
COVE MANILA is bringing back the BadBoys Australia male revue on May 18, 8 p.m., and May 19, 6 p.m. Cove Manila is a party hub at Okada Manila in Parañaque. Tickets range in price from P1,500 for general admission to P45,000 for tables on the dance floor. For details, call 0917-516-0082.