THE SANDBOX Collective and 9 Works Theatrical present the Philippine debut of Lungs, a play by Duncan Macmillan, until Oct. 7 at the Power MAC Center Spotlight, Circuit Makati. With temperatures warming, sea levels rising, and the planet slowly dying, one couple considers the unthinkable — having a baby. Directed by Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan, it stars Sab Jose and Jake Cuenca, with Gabs Santos playing the role of M on Sept. 29 shows. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
Lani and Morissette live
LANI MISALUCHA and Morissette Amon star in Solaire Resort & Casino’s presentation of A Lani Morissette Concert: Musical Journey on Sept. 22 and 23, 8 p.m., at The Theater at Solaire. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
No frills concert
WAREHOUSE Eight and Kwago present Echoes, a series of gigs for musicians to freely express who they are and to closely connect with people in a no-frills setting, at Warehouse Eight on Sept. 22, 4 p.m. Door charge is at P350. Children below 10 years will be charged P150. Tickets come with a receipt poem by Dutch poet Roy Voragen. Warehouse Eight is located at La Fuerza Plaza 2241 Don Chino Roces, Makati city. For updates, follow bit.ly/echoesatthewarehouse.
“New Cycles” talk
THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines (CCP) will hold a discussion, “New Cycles,” on moments in the Philippines marking influential development of language and image-making in the political and cultural landscape, on Sept. 22, 1 p.m., at the CCP MKP Hall. The Panelists are AG de Mesa, Christian Tablazon, Marco Ugoy, and Tanya Villanueva. The program will start with the screening of Portraits of Mosquito Press by JL Burgos. For more information, contact the Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at 832-1125 loc. 1504/1505, 832-3702, 0917-603-3809, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.
UDD performs live at Festival Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Listen as members Armi Millare, Carlos Tañada, Ean Mayor, and Paul Yap play their hits like “Tadhana” and “Indak” from the group’s latest album Capacities, fan favorites “Oo” and “Sana” and more, on Sept. 22, 6 p.m., at the Upper Ground Floor Expansion Wing (near Geox).
JHETT TOLENTINO and Frontrow Entertainment present M. Butterfly, a restaging of the 1998 Tony Award winner for Best Play by David Henry Hwang, until Sept. 30 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center in Taguig city. Directed by Kanakan-Balintagos, the story follows René Gallimard who meets and falls in love with Chinese opera star Song Liling, a woman whom he considers to be the embodiment of the perfect woman, Madame Butterfly. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
A Doll’s House Part 2
RED TURNIP Theater presents Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 until Oct. 7 at the Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall, BGC Arts Center in Taguig city. Directed by Cris Villonco, the show stars Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo as Nora and Carlitos Siguion-Reyna as Torvald in this “sequel” to Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
Rapunzel: A Very Hairy Fairy Tale
REPERTORY Philippines’ Theater for Young Audiences and the City of Makati present Rapunzel: A Very Hairy Fairy Tale until Jan. 27 at Onstage Theatre in Greenbelt 1, Makati city. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
Workshops with G-Force
THE G-FORCE Project 2018 Sembreak Dance Workshop will be held at the G-Force Dance Center, Expansion Wing of Festival Mall, on Sept. 22, 23, 29, and 30 for Batch 1, and Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, and 21 for Batch 2. The workshops from all participating G-Force branches will culminate in a dance concert on Oct. 31 in The Theatre at Solaire. Enrollment fee is P8,500 for six sessions of one type of class (except the #WhiteShirtLove class), inclusive of performance at the concert. Returning students who present their previous G-Force Project ID and students taking two or more types of classes will receive discounts. For more information, download the G-Force Dance Center app on Android and iOS.
Mexican film Saturdays
INSTITUTO Cervantes and the Embassy of Mexico present “La Literatura en el Cine Mexicano,” a showing of Mexican films based on classic literary works, every Saturday at the new Intramuros branch of the Spanish cultural center, located at Casa Azul, Plaza San Luis Complex. The Sept. 22 program features Santa, directed by Antonio Moreno, based on the novel by Federico Gamboa. The melodrama, considered to be Mexico’s first talking picture, tells the story of an innocent Mexican girl who lives happily with her family until a soldier arrives in her hometown, seduces and abandons her. The young woman, who married the soldier against her family’s wishes, then turns to a life of prostitution, becoming the most popular working girl. All films in the series are in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit the Instituto Cervantes’ website (manila.cervantes.es) or Instituto Cervantes Facebook page (facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila).
ATLANTIS Theatrical Entertainment Group presents the musical Side Show until Sept. 23 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City. Nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Side Show is about love, loss, sisterhood, and what it truly means to be unique. Gab Pangilinan and Kayla Rivera star as the conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
THE Ikarus Theater Collaborative and Storyboard Junkies present two-time Palanca Award winning playwright Jay Crisostomo IV’s play Beautiful Strangers on Sept. 22 and 23, 7 p.m., at DITO: Bahay ng Sining on J. Molina St., Concepcion Uno, Marikina City. It is a story about five people with varying states of beauty and ugliness. For ticket inquiries and reservations, send a message to 0917-863-2364, or e-mail email@example.com.
Awiting kay GLEEng
SHOW CHOIRS present harana — the old-fashioned Filipino way of expressing love through songs — in Awiting kay GLEEng, Festival Mall’s amateur choral competition. The grand finals are set on Sept. 22, at the UGF Expansion Hall of Festival Mall in Alabang Muntinlupa.
Soundscapes of Central Europe
THE concert Soundscapes of Central Europe: an evening of works by Czech, Hungarian, Polish, and Slovak composers will be held on Sept. 22, 7 p.m., at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium, UP College of Music, UP Diliman, QC. It features the UP College of Music Keyboard Department Faculty and the Lozada Piano Trio.