Your Weekend Guide (September 7, 2018)

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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. 15, 16, 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 in The Theatre at Solaire. 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

JORGE FONS’ Los Albañiles at Instituto Cervantes

INSTITUTO Cervantes and the Embassy of Mexico invite the public to 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. 8 program features Los Albañiles, directed by Jorge Fons based on the novel by Vicente Leñero. The film explores several cases of widespread corruption and neglect linked to some unsolved crimes. When a watchman is found murdered on a construction site, the investigation swiftly turns from the criminal to the political aspects surrounding the building which might have brought the situation about. All films 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).

Talk and exhibit

IN LINE with the exhibition Trenta: 30 Taon ng Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video, the Cultural Center of the Philippines presents Indietaktakan on Sept. 8, 3 p.m. The talk is titled Subverting the State of Things (tapos poetry, music & wild abandon!) with speakers Elvert Bañares, Adjani Arumpac, and Kiri Dalena. It will be moderated by Mae Caralde. The exhibition Trenta: 30 Taon ng Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video is on view at the CCP Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery) until Sept. 9. Viewing hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hours are extended until 10 p.m. on days with evening performances at the CCP Main Theater. For more information, contact the Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at 832-1125 loc. 1504/1505 and 832-3702, mobile (0917) 6033809, e-mail ccp.exhibits@gmail.com, or visit culturalcenter.gov.ph.

Grandparents’ day at Robinsons




ROBINSONS Malls celebrates Grandparents’ Day with a series of shows featuring pop and disco harmonies of The Boyfriends band; melodies from award-winning singer-songwriter Jose Mari Chan; and theme songs from musician and television host Rey Valera. Sept. 9 schedule is as follows: The Boyfriends at Robinsons Metro East; Jose Mari Chan at Robinsons Magnolia; and Rey Valera at Robinsons Place Manila. Plus, grandparents get to score exclusive food and fashion deals; free services from various beauty and wellness centers in Robinsons Galleria Ortigas and free souvenir photos at Robinsons Metro East. For more details, visit robinsonsmalls.com.

Beautiful Strangers

THE Ikarus Theater Collaborative and Storyboard Junkies present two-time Palanca Award winning playwright Jay Crisostomo IV’s play Beautiful Strangers on Sept. 8 and 9, 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) 8632364, or e-mail ikarusbeautifulstrangers@gmail.com.

Side Show

ATLANTIS Theatrical Entertainment Group presents the musical Side Show from Aug. 31 to 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 (ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).

Balag at Angud, a Musical

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and Tanghalang Pilipino present Balag at Angud, a Musical from Aug. 31 to Sept. 16 at the CCP Little Theater. Directed by Audie Gemora and written by Layetta Bucoy, the play is an original Filipino musical based on the struggles and challenges in the life of Filipino sculptor Junyee. For tickets and schedules, contact TicketWorld (ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).