Pinoys to the World concert
THE Philippine Montessori Center Instrumental Ensemble (PMCIE) continues its journey as global Filipino musical ambassadors with Pinoys to the World: A Celebration of Filipino Musical Artistry, a concert series that began in the Philippines in February this year and will culminate in a string of performances in New York City, including a gala concert at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on May 31. The PMCIE will be accompanied by The Nightingales, a duo of former soprano soloists of the renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers. A send-off concert will be held at the Meralco Theater on May 3. For tickets, contact Preciouse Delicana at 911-4838 or 0917-657-6133.
REPERTORY Philippines presents The Dresser, a Ronald Harwood play set during the bombing of London in World War II as a 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, Jeremy Domingo, Tami Monsod, Robbie Guevara, and Justine Narciso. 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 are 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 screend this weekend are Alice in the Cities on May 4 and In the Course of Time on May 5. 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.
Summer at BGC
BONIFACIO High Street will transform into a giant fitness playground that offers a variety of free active lifestyle and wellness activities on May 3 to 5. Supplement this with a healthy diet from the organic fair.
Cinco de Mayhem
THE first-ever Cinco de Mayhem Music Festival — presented by ProMedia Productions — will be held on May 4 at the Vista Mall Daang Hari Open Grounds. Gates open at 1 p.m., program starts at 2 p.m. CDM will be headlined by local performers James Reid and Nadine Lustre, along with the Careless Music Manila crew: Astrokidd, Massiah, King WaW, and Curtismith, together with DJs from Quest, Kiana Valenciano, Divine Smith, DJ Euric, Deuce, Nix Damn P, and MC Marga Bermudez, along with special performances from event partner, RedBull’s award-winning performers. Adding a special touch to the proceedings are conceptual artists Leeroy New and Georghanno ABenoja. New will craft a large-scale installation from bamboom neon lights, mesh, rope lights and conduits. Tickets are still available at P3,500 (VVIP), P2,000 (VIP), and P950 (Gen. Ad). For more information and for ticket inquiries, visit Cinco de Mayhem’s official website, www.cincodemayhem.com. Like and follow Cinco de Mayhem’s official social media pages on Facebook and Instagram @cincodemayhemph for real-time updates and upcoming promos.
Party with Jose Cuervo
CELEBRATE Cinco de Mayo with Jose Cuervo which is holding three parties in Metro Manila on May 4. The parties will be at Poblacion, Makati City, with select partner bars in Don Pedro and Alfonso St.; at Pop-Up in Katipunan, Quezon City; and The Island in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Partygoers can enjoy five shots of Jose Cuervo tequila at partner bars for P300.
Blast from the past
STARS from the 1980s Raymond Lauchengco, Gino Padilla, Jett Pangan, Lou Bonnevie, and Jam Morales will perform in a concert called Into the ’80s on May 18, 8 p.m., at The Theatre at Solaire. Their repertoire includes hits from the decade, from Kenny Loggins and Prince to The Police, Sheena Easton to Spandau Ballet, Blondie to Kim Carnes, Bangles to Irene Cara, Whitney Houston to Wham, Billy Joel to Rick Astley, Kool and the Gang to Queen — and of course their own OPM hits. Tickets are availabel at Ticketworld (891-9999, www.ticketworld.com.ph).