Your Weekend Guide (October 11, 2019)

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Sweeney Todd

ATLANTIS Theatrical Entertainment Group caps it’s 20th anniversary season with Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street with shows until Oct. 27 at the Theater at Solaire. Directed by Bobby Garcia, it stars Jett Pangan as Sweeney Todd and Lea Salonga as Mrs. Lovett. For tickets, visit TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

The 5th Danish Film Festival

THE Embassy of Denmark presents the fifth edition of the Danish Film Festival until Oct. 13 at the Shangri-La Plaza mall. The festival features nine Danish films and Nuuk, the first Pinoy film shot in Greenland. Screenings are free on a first-come first-served basis. For more information, visit

The 11th ManilArt

MANILART marks it 11th year with the theme: “Building a Nation, One Exhibit at a Time.” The art fair runs until Oct. 13 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura, BGC in Taguig City. General Admission is at P200 for one-day access to the fair. The students, senior citizens, and persons with disability rate is P150. Tickets are available at For more information, visit

Ballet Philippines’ Midsummer Night’s Dream

BALLET Philippines stages the second ballet in it’s 50th Season, Midsummer Night’s Dream, until Oct. 13 at the CCP Main Theater. Carlo Pacis reimagines William Shakespeare’s classic comedy as a ballet of young lovers, fairies, sprites, and their many twists and turns under the light of the moon. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Pinoy Playlist 2019

THE BGC Arts Center, with the Sun Life Foundation, brings the second Pinoy Playlist Music Festival (PPMF) at the BGC Arts Center in Taguig City until Oct. 20. The music festival is curated by National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab, Moy Ortiz, and Noel Ferrer. The three performance spaces at the BGC Arts Center — the Globe Auditorium, the Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall, and the Sun Life Amphitheater — will host over 100 artists who will present to the public the depth and breadth of Filipino-made music that will cut across age groups and preference. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

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ZONTA International holds the three-day FilipinaZ Fair on Oct. 11 to 13 at the Fifth, R5 level of Rockwell Power Plant Mall. Activities include the Ben Ferrales Tribute and Fashion Show on Oct. 12, 6 p.m., and the Wearable Art Closing Party on Oct. 13, 6 p.m.

A evening with Monsieur Rossini

PASIPO brings to the music of the “Prince of Bel Canto” Gioachino Rossini in an evening titled, Monsieur Crescendo on Oct. 12 and 19, 7 p.m., at Manila Pianos, Ronac Lifestyle Center, Paseo de Magallanes, Makati City. Pasipo is an independent vocal ensemble composed of young singers from diverse backgrounds committed to practicing the art of chamber vocal performance. Special student tickets at P300 are available. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (, 891-9999); and through CAEO (782-7164 or 0918-347-3027 and 0920-954-0053.)

Carole King tribute in RWM

ON OCT. 11, Carole King fans are in for a treat as Resorts World Manila (RWM) presents Tapestry: The Carole King Tribute Concert featuring Jeannie Austin and her band: Ori Huberman on guitars and vocals, Starr Light as backup, Tim Battig on keyboards and vocals, Eric Isaacson on bass, and Mel Flores on drums. Tickets are now available at the RWM Box Office and all TicketWorld outlets (, 891-9999). Visit or download the RWM Mobile App for more information.

The 18th Spanish Film Festival

THE 18th edition of PELÍCULA-Spanish Film Festival will feature the best of contemporary Spanish cinema until Oct. 13 at the Greenbelt 3 cinemas. The festival will screen more than 20 films under the motto “18 Years advocating quality films on the Big Screen.” With genres ranging from comedy, drama, historical, thriller, documentary, fantasy, and even animation for adults, there is a movie for every viewer. For the schedule, film details and information, visit or the Facebook page of Instituto Cervantes at


TANGHALANG Pilipino stages a Hiligaynon adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men titled Katsuri (Visayan “mouse”) until Oct. 27 at the Studio Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The play is set in present day Negros and presents the plight of sugarcane farmers. An adaptation written by Bibeth Orteza and directed by Carlos Siguion-Reyna, the play stars Jonathan Tadioan and Marco Viaña, accompanied by the Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company. For tickets, visit TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Himala: Isang Musikal

BASED on the 1982 film directed by Ismael Bernal, Himala: Isang Musikal centers on Elsa, a young woman who is looked upon as a desperate town’s savior. The show runs until Oct. 20 at the PowerMac Center Spotlight theater, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, Makati City. For tickets, visit TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

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 happy life of king, queen, and their three sons is shattered when the king falls mysteriously ill. He can only be healed by the song of the mythical bird, Adarna, which can be found in its mountain home. The three brothers take turns attempting the dangerous journey to help their father. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (, 891-9999).