Your Weekend Guide (November 23, 2018)

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Rico J. Puno tribute concert

GRAND Leisure Corp. and StartUp Village, in cooperation with Solaire Resort & Casino, present Music and Laughter: A Tribute Show for Rico J. Puno on Nov. 23, 8 p.m., at the Theatre at Solaire. The show is headlined by singer-comics Giselle Sanchez and Marissa Sanchez who were originally set to perform with Mr. Puno in a concert on Nov. 23 before his untimely death on Oct. 30. They will be joined by Marco Sison, Nonoy Zuniga, Nanette Inventor, and Eric Nicolas, with the special participation of the singer’s children Tosca and Rox Puno. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Nick Joaquin parody

THE Benilde Arts and Culture Cluster’s Theater Arts Program presents Larawan ng Pilipino Bilang Artist(a), a parody of Portrait of the Artist as Filipino, done in celebration of the centenary of National Artist Nick Joaquin. Written and directed by Nonon Padilla, it features Alan Bautista, Sherry Lara, Stella Cañete-Mendoza, Mosang, Bembol Roco, and Jaime Yambao plus the Theater Arts Batch 2015. Performances are on Nov. 21 to 24, 28, 29, and Dec. 1, at 1 and 7 p.m., at the SDA Theater, DLS-CSB, 950 Pablo Ocampo St., Malate, Manila.

Mula Sa Buwan restaged

MULA SA BUWAN, an original Filipino musical written by Pat Valera (concept, book, and lyrics) and William Manzano (lyrics and music), returns for a limited run until Nov. 26 at the brand-new 800-seat Hyundai Hall in the Arete building, Ateneo de Manila University. The show will include a roster of returning and new cast members. For details, ticketing, venue map, and other updates, visit


ATLANTIS Theatrical Entertainment Group presents Waitress, a musical about a waitress at a diner who decides to join a pie baking contest which she hopes would give her a chance to live a new life. Performances are ongoing until Dec. 2 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City. Directed by Bobby Garcia, it stars Joanna Ampil, Bituin Escalante, and Maronne Cruz. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Comedy nights

COMEDY MANILA presents Funny Fridays: Endless Laughter on Nov. 23, 8:30 p.m., at the Teatrino at Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan. For tickets (P500) visit TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Rep’s Rapunzel

REPERTORY’s Theater for Young Audiences presents Rapunzel: A Very Hairy Fairy Tale until Jan. 27 at Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Makati. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (, 891-9999).


BALLET MANILA restages Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s first full-length choreographic work, Cinderella, at the Aliw Theater on Nov. 24, 25, Dec. 1 and 2. For details visit

Thesis dance

A THESIS production, /sa•yaw/, will be staged on Nov. 23 and 24, 1 and 7 p.m., at the DLS-CSB’s Black Box Theater at the School of Design and Arts Campus. The featured series of dance vignettes is directed and choreographed by graduating student Olivia Bugayong, an Ani ng Dangal awardee. Bugayong has won in local and international competitions such as the Philippine Dance Cup 2016, Hong Kong Challenge Cup Dance Competition (HKCCDC), and Malaysian International Ballet Grand Prix. sa•yaw will also feature two-time HKCCDC gold medalists Michael “Kul” dela Torre and Mark Aldrich Juelar, HKCCDC 2016 best performance winner Neil Casagan, and Jay Anthony “Tonjie” Mangao. The show is open to the public. DLS-CSB School of Design and Arts is at 950 Pablo Ocampo St., Malate, Manila. For tickets (P200) call 0939-215-5594 or 0905-559-7648.

Pre-Christmas sale

FESTIVAL MALL’s All-Out Shopaholic Sale has returned for a Pre-Christmas edition on Nov. 23-25, and Nov. 30-Dec. 2. The weekend mall-wide sale will feature product discounts as high as 80% off. Joining the sale are local brands like Bayo, Unica Hija, Plains & Prints, Artwork, Burrp Tees, Sperry, Geox, Complex, Converse, Pabder, Sebago, Kids Depot, Toytown, Ram’s Hobby, Chicco, Baby & Kids, Barbie, Blue Magic, and Bear Cuddler. Acme Jewelry and Stella Jewelry will offer 50%-off their items. Festival Mall is in Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Kingly Treasures Auction

TIKBALANG by Solomon Saprid, 1970, brass, P800,000

THE PREVIEW of the Kingly Treasures Auction of Leon Gallery starts on Nov. 24 and runs up to Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The artworks, antiques, objets d’art and rare historical documents can be viewed at Leon Gallery, Eurovilla 1, corner Legazpi and Rufino Sts., Legazpi Village, Makati City. There are 167 lots that will all be auctioned off on Dec. 1, 2 p.m. The catalog may be accessed at Among the items up for sale are Félix Resurrección Hidalgo’s 1909 painting, Sailing off the Cliffs of Étretat in Normandy; Fernando Amorsolo’s 1949 oil-on-canvas Planting Rice; Oscar Zalameda’s oil-on-canvas Sailboats; an 1978 untitled oil-on-wood painting by Cesar Legaspi; Mauro Malang Santos’ 1975 oil-on-canvas Still Life; and the 1970 Tikbalang by Solomon Saprid from the Alejandro Roces Collection. Among the rare historical documents are the “Acta de Tejeros” and the “Acta de Naik,” rediscovered in the collection of renowned scholar Epifanio delos Santos; and a mysterious telegram that summoned Heneral Antonio Luna to Cabanatuan on the day he was murdered.

Christmas at BGC

BONIFACIO Global City kicks off the Christmas Season with Pixar Playtown: Unboxing Christmas at BGC on Nov. 23, 6 p.m., at the Pixar Playtown Christmas Tree on 7th Ave. The event will feature a variety of attractions featuring characters from Disney Pixar films such as Toy Story, Cars, Finding Nemo, and Monsters, Inc. The 50-foot Christmas Tree will be surrounded by Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and other characters and a life-size Lightning McQueen installation.