Your Weekend Guide (May 25, 2018)

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Flamenco performance

THE EMBASSY of Spain and Instituto Cervantes de Manila present Delicatessen, a sophisticated and delicate flamenco performance by the Compañía Anabel Veloso Flamenco Escénico on May 25, 8 p.m., at the San Ignacio Church in Intramuros, Manila. The show, which is the first leg of the group’s Asian Tour 2018, will also be graced by two numbers by the Bayanihan Dance Company of the Philippines which will attempt to explore the common roots of flamenco and some of the Philippine traditional dances. For more information, check out and

Rock & Rhythm: Basti Artadi

THE lead vocalist of Wolfgang, Basti Artadi, takes the stage for a one-night concert at The Peninsula Manila’s Salon de Ning to perform music spanning two decades as part of the ongoing series, Rock & Rhythm. Plan of Fools featuring Basti Artadi will be perform alongside the Hansom Group and The Kid on May 26, 9:30 p.m. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Entrance Fee is P500 per person, inclusive of one drink.

MWF 2: Maki-Wrestling,

Wag Matakot

AFTER its launch in April, the Manila Wrestling Federation (MWF) — a live athletic entertainment company — continues with its fun, family friendly and Pinoy-flavored brand of professional wrestling with “MWF 2: Maki-Wrestling, ‘Wag Matakot” at the UP Bahay ng Alumni, Diliman, Quezon City on May 27, 6 p.m. The evening’s main event features the company’s two top stars: Robin Sane against Mr. Lucha, kicking off a tournament to crown the first-ever MWF Champion in December. Tickets are available at For inquiries and ticket reservations, send a message to the Manila Wrestling Federation’s official Facebook page, or contact 0917-843-1194.

French book sale

FRENCH books and magazines will go on sale from May 26 to June 2 at the Alliance Francaise de Manille Library. Books will be sold for P100, while magazines will go for P25 each. The library is open on Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located at 209 Nicanor Garcia Ave., Bel Air, Makati.

Faber-Castell art exhibit

FABER-CASTELL Singapore will hold its second annual art exhibit from May 25 to June 3 at the Marina Square Central Atrium. Over 10 days, Faber-Castell, one of the world’s leading manufacturer of writing, coloring, and creative design products, will be showcasing the versatility of its product range through various art forms. Participants will enjoy art exhibits and live demonstrations, hands-on classes, trick-eye stations, caricatures for charity, portrait painting, and Faber-Castell coloring competitions. For details, visit

PinyPon activities

PINYPON, one of today’s hottest toys among young girls, is invading Lucky Chinatown for a week of dress up, mix and match, and other activities. Dubbed as the “PinyPon Passion for Fashion,” the kiddie event is ongoing until May 30 at the Lucky Chinatown Atrium daily from 10 a.m. onwards. Children can join the PinyPon mascots on stage as they entertain the crowd on May 27. A minimum single receipt purchase of P500 gets one into the meet-and-greet activities. For details, call the Lucky Chinatown Concierge at 576-8139 or 0918-839-2489, or visit

Sa Wakas

THE re-run of Sa Wakas: A New Pinoy Rock Musical, featuring the songs of Sugarfree, is being held at the PowerMac Center Spotlight at Circuit Makati until May 26. Co-written by Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan and Mariane Abuan, with musical arrangement by Ejay Yatco, the musical brings together the world of pop rock and theater. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

The Lion King

THE international touring production of The Lion King has performances at the Theater in Solaire until May 27. Winner of over 70 major international theater awards, it features lyrics and music by Elton John and Tim Rice including the songs “Circle of Life” and the Oscar-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” For details, visit For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (, 891-9999).