Your Weekend Guide (September 28, 2018)

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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 (, 891-9999).

M. Butterfly

JHETT TOLENTINO and Frontrow Entertainment present M. Butterfly, David Henry Hwang’s 1998 Tony Award winner for Best Play, until Sept. 30 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center in Taguig city. Directed by Kanakan-Balintagos, the story follows a French diplomat in China who meets and falls in love with Chinese opera star, a woman whom he considers to be the embodiment of the perfect woman, Madame Butterfly. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

A Doll’s House Part 2

RED TURNIP Theater presents A Doll’s House Part 2, a play by Lucas Hnath which is set 15 years after the events in Henrik Ibsen’s original Dolls’s House. There are performances 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. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Rapunzel: A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

REPERTORY PHLIPPINES’ Theater for Young Audiences and the City of Makati present a modern version of the tale of a long-haired princess in a tower, until Jan. 27 at Onstage Theatre in Greenbelt 1, Makati city. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Sembreak 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. 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 culminating 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

THE FINAL film of Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Mexico’s film seris “La Literatura en el Cine Mexicano” — Mexican films based on classic literary works — is Pedro Páramo, directed by Carlos Velo and based on Juan Rulfo’s novel. It chronicles the journey of a young man in search of his father. The film will be shown on Sept. 29 at the new Intramuros branch of the Spanish cultural center, located at Casa Azul, Plaza San Luis Complex. In Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit the Instituto Cervantes’ website ( or Instituto Cervantes Facebook page (

Letters to Juliet

THE Venice Grand Canal mall has been celebrating Juliet Capulet, the better half of Romeo Montague in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, through a series of events this month. Dubbed as “Juliet Capulet: A Martyr’s Love,” has been celebrating the love story with spoken word poetry, serenades, and more, since Sept. 17 until Sept. 30. There is a dedicated space for “Letters to Juliet,” reminiscent of the letter wall in Verona, Italy. Mall guests can write to Juliet’s Secretary and share their love problems, or seek love advice. The most compelling letters will be selected by Juliet’s Secretary for the Spoken Word Poetry session on Sept. 29, 4-7 p.m., with a chance win a free dinner date for two. Mall guests can have their caricature drawn while being entertained by Venetian mimes. And to immortalize the love, mall guests are encouraged to make use of the love locks, dinner date for two (2). Listen to words of love and endearment from Juliet’s Secretary on September 22 and September 29, 4-7 p.m. For more information, call the Concierge at 624-1971, 0917-512-9934 or

Seventeen concert

KOREAN boy band Seventeen will have a concert at the Mall of Asia on Saturday.

PULP LIVE World presents the 2018 Seventeen Concert Ideal Cut in Manila on Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., at the MOA Arena. Following their first world tour in 2017, Seventeen members S.coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, Vernon, Jeonghan, Joshua, Woozi, DK, Seungkwan, Jun, Hoshi, THE8, and Dino, will visit Manila for a one-night-only show, with the city as their second to the last stop of the tour. The members will perform their latest hit tracks like, “Don’t Wanna Cry,” “Thanks,” and “Clap.” The group’s latest EP, “Director’s Cut,” made it to iTunes Top Album Charts in 29 regions worldwide. Tickets range in price from P 1,500 to P12,500. For more show information, visit

Negros Trade Fair

THE Association of Negros Producers presents Negrense comfort cuisine alongside fashion items and home products in the 33rd Negros Trade Fair which is ongoing at the Glorietta Activity Center until Sept. 30.