Your Weekend Guide (November 29, 2019)

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Rustans cyber sale

RUSTANS.COM has unveiled its online-only Black Friday Cyber Monday deals. On Black Friday on Nov. 29, it will begin its biggest four-day online event by capping off with Cyber Monday deals until midnight of Dec. 2. Across the four-day sale, customers can enjoy up to 80% Off on major brands. For information visit

Ogie and the Hurados 2

DUE to public demand Ogie Alcasid and the Hurados of Tawag ng Tanghalan reunite for a repeat show of Ogie and The Hurados 2 on Dec. 1, 8 p.m., at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila. With musical direction by Nikko Rivera and direction by Paolo Bustamante, guest performers include Erik Santos, Jaya, Mitoy Yonting, Jolina Magdangal, and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Shangri-La tree lighting

JOSE MARI CHAN, the Philippine Madrigal Singers, and the Mini Madz will perform when Shangri-La Plaza lights up its Christmas Tree on Dec. 1, 6 p.m., at Level 2, Grand Atrium, Shangri-La Plaza.

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

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

CATS The Musical will be on its final weekend of performances.

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,

Metro’s Crazy Sale

METRO Retails is slashing its prices, with discounts of up to 70%, on Nov. 30, 7 a.m. to midnight. The Metro Crazy Sale will be held across all departments including home goods and the supermarket. Among the deals are a Buy 1 Take 1 promo for 32” LED TV for P9,999. Sheets, curtains, and apparel will go for up to 70% off while children’s clothes and toys will see discounts of up to 50% with Buy 1 Take 1 deals too. Metro Rewards Club cardholders will receive three times more points per purchase, while shoppers who use their cards at Metro Supermarkets will get freebies for minimum purchases of P1,500 or P2,500 for MRC cardholders and P5,000 for Metro Business Club cardholders. For details visit

Landers End of Year Sale

LANDERS SUPERSTORE is holding its Super Crazy End of Year Sale which offers all members discounts, exclusive deals, and other surprises. Ongoing until Dec. 1, the sale gives Landers members discounts of up to 50%, buy-one-get-one deals, and urPrices (Piso offers) on food items, clothes, toys, housewares, health and beauty products, and more. For more information about the sale, visit

Coming Together: An Exhibit

HUB Make Lab and the Goethe Residency Presentation will showcase the coming together of Eliz Ting and Sophia Guggenberger in an exhibit as the culmination of their one-month HUB Residency. During the residency period, a space at the Hub Make Lab in Escolta was occupied and gradually filled with experiments and conversations on the topic of crafting with water hyacinth, a material that is prolific in Laguna de Bay. The exhibit will be held on Nov. 30, 1 p.m. at the Hub Make Lab, Ground Floor, First United Bldg., 413 Escolta St., Binondo, Manila.

PPO in Aklan

THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) will be performing in the province of Aklan. A “Masters Mentoring Program” will be held at the Infant Jesus Academy classrooms in Kalibo, Aklan. The outreach program will culminate in a concert of the PPO entitled An Enchanting Evening in Balete on Dec. 1, 6 p.m. at the Teodoro F. Calizo Sr. Memorial Civic Center in the municipality of Balete, Aklan.

4th German Film Week

AFTER screenings in Manila, The Goethe-Institut’s 4th German Film Week hits the road and will visit the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, and Baguio from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15. Catch the screenings on Nov. 27-29 at the Liceo De Cagayan University, Cagayan de Oro; Nov. 27 and 29 at the University of San Carlos-Talamban Campus, Cebu, and Dec. 9-15 at the Ililikha Artist Village, Baguio.

Antique the focus in Central Square fair

THE Department of Tourism’s Philippine Harvest fair returns on Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, featuring the produce of the province of Antique over at Central Square, Bonifacio High Street Central in Bonifacio Global City. The three-day sustainable food and travel fair will feature more than 10 weaving associations who will present the patadyong or multi-functional wrap-around cloth made of cotton blends in plaid pattern, as well as handwoven scarves, shawls, bags, T-shirts, shoes, hand-painted pillows, bariw and banig bags, place mats, carpets, hot pods, table runners, embroidered products, and accessories. There will also be food products ranging from muscovado sugar, candies, virgin coconut oil products, roasted coffee, taro chips, and sweet potato chips, to fesh produce like peanuts, ginger, turmeric, squash, monggo, kadyos, batwan, corn, gabi, canton squash, and moringga powder. Visitors can enjoy a variety of kakanin, vegan food products, local coffee, organic fruits and vegetables, artisanal tuyo, and gourmet salted egg, among others.