Your Weekend Guide (October 18, 2019)

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Maleficent display

THE Maleficent “Welcome to the Moors” exhibit

SM Cinema mounts the Maleficent “Welcome to the Moors” exhibit which features themed tunnels and three rooms that will transport moviegoers to different worlds. SM Cinema also incorporated the Braille System in every attraction of the exhibit to let visually impaired children experience the whimsical charm of Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil as well. For a reel to real experience of the movie, visit “Welcome to the Moors” at SM Southmall until Oct. 23.

Metro’s Anniber-SAYA Sale

IN celebration of its anniversary, Metro will be holding its annual Anniber-SAYA Sale from Oct. 18 to 20 nationwide. Items from all departments will be discounted, with prices slashed up to 50%. Special items will be available for customers who spend a minimum of P1,500. These items will be offered for 55% off and include a garment steamer, cooking utensils, home appliances, and more. Metro will also double the reward points for Metro Rewards Club cardholders and there will be a raffle draw for 37 winners of a 49” LED TV. Metro Rewards Club cardholders can also get free items for a minimum purchase of P2,500 or P1,500, from Metro Supermarket. For Metro Business Club members, the minimum purchase required is P5,000.

Camiguin’s Lanzones Festival

THE island province of Camiguin celebrates the 40th staging of the Lanzones Festival on Oct. 20 to 27. The weeklong festival kicks off with a marathon, a Festival Farm, an Agro-Industrial-Tourism Trade Fair, the Ag Sadya Kiraw Festival Grand Parade with the Mutya sa Buwahanan candidates, Lanzones Fruits Eat-All-You-Can, Octoberfest, and an Inter-Agency Rock and Roll Competition. The festivities peak on Oct. 26 with a street parade and competition as costumed dancers converge in the capital town of Mambajao to formally announce the lanzones harvest season. For details, log on to or visit Camiguin Tourism Office Facebook page.

Sweeney Todd

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

Pinoy Playlist 2019

THE BGC Arts Center with 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. Over 100 artists will be performing at the three performance spaces at the BGC Arts Center — the Globe Auditorium, the Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall and the Sun Life Amphitheater — to bring to the public, the depth and breadth of Filipino-made music. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (, 891-9999).


TANGHALANG Pilipino stages a Hiligaynon adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men titled Katsuri (Visayan for “mouse”) until Oct. 27 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Studio Theater. 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, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, Makati City. For tickets, visit TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

The Quest for the Adarna

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