Your Weekend Guide (November 22, 2019)

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Tagu-Taguan Naasan ang Buwan?

THE PLAY Tagu-Taguan, Nasaan Ang Buwan? returns for a limited run until Dec. 6 at the PETA Theater Center in Quezon City. Written by J-mee Katanyag and directed and choreographed by Dudz Teraña, the story follows young Popoy as he tries to save his forgetful grandmother by searching for her stories in a dark realm which is guarded by the evil monster Papaw Halimaw. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (891-9999,

The Nutcracker

THE PHILIPPINE Ballet Theater (PBT) re-stages Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, the version created specifically for PBT by prima ballerina Gelsey Kirkland, on Nov. 23 and 24 at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. With choreography by Artistic Director Ronilo Jaynario, Jared Tan returns to PBT to dance the role of The Prince, alongside Matthew Davo. Regina Magbitang and Veronica Atienza alternate as the Sugarplum Fairy. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (891-9999,

Zonta Alabang Christmas Bazaar

THE Zonta Club of Alabang is raising funds for its various charity projects through the Christmas Carnivale Bazaar until Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Filinvest Tent, Spectrum Midway, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. There are over 250 booths selling fashion, jewelry, food, crafts and homeware. This bazaar is also supports the Plastic Free initiative, so shoppers and vendors are encouraged to bring their own eco-friendly bags or buy the Zonta Christmas Bazaar eco-friendly bags. For information, visit

Smile Train x GLAD

SMILE Train, the world’s leading cleft charity, has partnered with food storage maker Glad Philippines for the fourth year for the Glad to Give Smiles Family Fair on Nov. 23 at the Alveo Corporate Center, 28th St., BGC, Taguig. During the event, the following activities will be conducted: Cooking Lesson by chef Happy Ongpauco-Tiu; Sunset Yoga Class for adults by Beyond Yoga (bring your own mat); Zumba Class for kids by Beyond Yoga; and Smartphone Photography Class for kids.

Open Hands Bazaar

THE Open Hands School will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 23 at its new location, 28 Maginhawa St., UP Village, Quezon City. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. they will be selling baked goodies, plants like herbs and succulents, leather bags, earrings, wallets, organic soap, shirts, and more. All the products are handmade and packaged by the students of the Open Hand School.

International Bazaar 2019

FOR the 53rd year, the popular International Bazaar returns on Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the PICC Forums 1, 2, and 3 at CCP Complex, Pasay City. The bazaar will showcase the best and finest products from all over the world, and are all for sale. Some 36 embassies have signed on for the event to sell their respective products while a total of 40 countries have committed to selling their items at the bazaar. Entrance tickets are P150, while donor cards cost P250. Tickets are available at Tesoros Store in Arnaiz Ave., Makati and at the PICC gate on the day of the bazaar.

Sinag: Festival of Radiance

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) has new free performances for its Sinag: Festival of Radiance, every weekend until Dec. 15. The General Trias Youth Symphonic Band will play pop classics and medleys on Nov. 23. Komedya ng Don Galo of Brgy. Don Galo in Parañaque City will present a traditional komedya on Dec. 8. The Philippine Women’s University’s Indayog Gongs will perform Christmas carols using gongs and bamboo instruments on Dec. 15. All the performances are at 6 and 7 p.m. The light and sound show continues at 8 and 9 p.m., except on evenings where there are performances at the CCP Main Theater. Schedule of the performances and light shows may vary depending on the weather. The light and sound show runs until Jan. 5.

Van Gogh Alive

THE multi-sensory exhibition about the life of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, told through his works and letters, is ongoing at the 4F of One Bonifacio High Street in BGC, Taguig City, until Dec. 8. For details visit Tickets, priced at P750 (adult) and P450 (student), are available on site on a first come, first served basis daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and The Mind Museum ticket booth on Tuesdays to Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Senior citizen and PWD discounts are not available on online purchases.

The Quest for the Adarna

REPERTORY Philippines’s Theater for Young Audiences presents a musical retelling of the Philippine folk tale “Ibong Adarna.” The Quest for the Adarna has performances until Jan. 26, 2020 at Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1, in Makati. In the kingdom of Berbania, the king falls mysteriously ill and can only be healed by the song of the mythical bird, Adarna, which can be found in its mountain home. His three sons take turns attempting the dangerous journey to help their father. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Cats the Musical

THE international tour of the Olivier and Tony award-winning musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on T. S. Eliot’s poetry book, “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” has performances at The Theater at Solaire until Dec. 1. The show stars Joanna Ampil as Grizabella. For more information, visit Tickets are available at TicketWorld (891-9999,

Frozen II’s Enchanted Forest

TO CELEBRATE the premiere of the highly anticipated sequel, Globe At Home is bringing the world of Frozen II to life with immersive lights and sounds experiences at SM Mall of Asia Atrium from Nov. 22 to 24. Customers can present their Globe At Home App for a fast pass into a Enchanted Forest, test their powers in an immersive room and a life-sized snow globe, and up their IG game by entering and exploring the “Prism of Lights” in which art comes to life through digital and 3D technology. Visit for more details.

Kite Making and Flying Event

IN celebration of National Gifted Week 2019, Promil Four presents a Kite Making and Flying Event will be held on Nov. 24, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Burnham Green Park across Luneta, Manila. The morning will feature the general assembly, the distribution of kite kits, and lunch, followed by the opening ceremony and kite making from 1 to 3 p.m., a performance at 2 p.m., the Gifted Kite Awarding at 2:30 p.m., and the kite flying from 3-5 p.m.

Interactive water show at Nuvali

AYALA LAND, in partnership with art collective teamLab bring the Nuvali teamLab Water: Interactive Water Show, featuring interactive artworks projected on a larger-than-life water screen 100-meters wide and 15-meters high. The exhibit is co-created in real time by visitors through the teamLab Water Show smartphone application, allowing guests to participate in the display. The show premieres today and will be on view for a year. There will be a 30-minute spectacle every hour from 6 to 9 p.m., Fridays to Sundays at Nuvali. Admission is free. Visit for details.