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Your Weekend Guide (March 24, 2017)

PERFORMANCES
REPERTORY Philippines presents Sarah Ruhl’s In The Next Room or the Vibrator Play from March 24 to April 23 at the Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City. A comedy set in the 1880s, it follows the events that happen after Dr. Givings invents a device to relieve “hysteria” in both men and women. The brilliant new device is a vibrator. Directed by Chris Millado, the play is for adults only. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (891-9999, www.ticketworld.com.ph).

THE Manila Improv Festival 2017 is ongoing until March 26 at the PETA Theater in Quezon City. Presented by SPIT and PETA, the festival features over 20 improv groups from all over the Philippines and the globe. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (891-9999, www.ticketworld.com.ph).

THE Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company Recital presents Jean Genet’s Ang Balkonahe, translated and directed by Dennis Marasigan. For adults only. Performances are on March 25, 7 p.m., and March 26, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (891-9999, www.ticketworld.com.ph).

THE Ywan Ballet Theater Company of South Korea will be performing on March 24, 6:30 p.m., at the Shangri-La Plaza Grand Atrium, Level 2 of the Main Wing. The ballet company, founded in 1987, has since been making efforts to spread Korean culture all over the world through contemporary ballet. For inquiries, call 370-2597/98 or visit facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficial.

BENILDE’S Art and Culture stages Makbet, Shakespeare’s tragedy translated into Filipino by Rolando Tinio, with performances until April 1 at the 6/F Black Box, School of Design and Arts Campus, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Pablo Ocampo St., Malate Manila. The show is directed by Nonon Padilla and the cast includes theater veterans Irma Adlawan and George De Jesus III. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (891-9999, www.ticketworld.com.ph).

THE Union of Journalists of the Philippines-UP and The UP Repertory Company present Barangay Pagkatularan: A Travelogue Experience on the War on Drugs on March 24, 1-4 p.m., at the Student Activity Center, Plaridel Hall, College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines-Diliman. For reservations, visit UJP UP Diliman on Facebook.

RED TURNIP Theater’s The Nether, starring Jenny Jamora, Alba Berenguer-Testa, Junyka Santarin, TJ Trinidad, Bernardo Bernardo and Bodjie Pascua and directed by Ana Abad Santos, has performances until April 9 at Power Mac Center Spotlight, Circuit Makati. Visit ticketworld.com.ph or www.facebook.com/RedTurnipTheater.

ART
THE Freedom Art Society presents Babae, Sino Ka?: Isang Daang Babae, Isang Daang Obra, an exhibition in celebration of the International Women’s Month. It is on view until March 30 at the Unit C-1 Windsor Villas 348 Tandang Sora Ave. cor. Congressional Ave. Extension, Quezon City.

MAPPING of the Philippine Seas, an exhibit of rare antique Philippine maps and sea charts, is on view until April 29 at the Tall Galleries, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Blvd., Manila.

MAYIE DELGADO’s Poetic Images, an exhibit of photos featuring landscape images in New Zealand and Iceland, is currently on view at the Globe Art Gallery at the Globe Headquarters in Bonifacio Global City.

AN EXHIBIT of video work by Lani Maestro, “her rain”(slaughter), has been extended for viewing until April 16 at MO_Space at Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig City.

FORCED EVACUATION, an exhibit of works by Jaime Pacena II, runs until April 1 at the Blanc Art Gallery, 145 Katipunan Ave., St. Ignatius Village, Quezon City. Blanc Gallery has two other ongoing exhibitions: Too Late for Today, Too Early for Tomorrow by Don Dalmacio and Hinggil sa Mukha ng Kasalukuyan.

PANG Hui Ba Ho Public showcases a private space that is made public, specifically a toilet shared by multiple users with varying private routines. The group exhibit runs until April 24 at the Post Gallery, Shop 7 of Cubao X in Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.

JEWELRY, art, furniture, couture, and objets d’art are on view in Wynn Wynn Ong: Redefining Boundaries (A Retrospective) until June 15 at the Yuchengco Museum. Also on view is Naoko Tosa’s Digital Dimensions. The museum is at the RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati City.

GALLERIA Duemila features Sacha Cotture’s Moments de Creation until April 3. Galeria Duemila is located at 201 Loring St., Pasay City.

THE group show LIGALIG: Art in a Time of Turmoil is on view until May 27 at the Ateneo Art Gallery (AAG). Also at the AAG are Lines: Pictures and Poems by Jose Garcia Villa which is on view until August, AAG in Review: Bellarmine Hall (1960-1967) and Print and Drawing Room (1997-2005) until May, and #LUZ@90 which celebrates National Artist for Visual Arts Arturo R. Luz. It is on view until April 8. The Ateneo Art Gallery is at the Rizal Library Bldg., Ateneo University Campus, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City.

THE Korean Cultural Center (KCC) presents a Korean media art exhibit, Eternal Light, featuring 15 works and installation art by Korean artist Han Ho, at the KCC Exhibit Hall, Taguig City until April 28.

APICHATPONG Weerasethakul’s traveling exhibition The Serenity of Madness is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts, 950 Pablo Ocampo St., Malate, Manila.

TAKE 5 on Aquarelle, an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Alfredo Roces, BenCab, Elmer Borlongan, Kelly Ramos, and Abi Dionisio, is on view at the BenCab Museum in Baguio City until April 7.

ARTINFORMAL has three ongoing exhibitions: Fearful Symmetries by Ronald Achacoso; Other Things in the World by Jan Balaquin, Nice Buenaventura, Nicole Tee, Juni Salvador, Lubin Nepomuceno, Van Tuico, and Reg Yuson; and Still by Raena Abella. The gallery is at 277 Connecticut St., Mandaluyong City.

ARTURO LUZ: First Light is on view until June 11 as part of Ayala Museum’s “Images of Nation,” a program in honor of the National Artists for Visual Arts. Ayala Museum is located at Makati Ave. corner De La Rosa St., Greenbelt Park, Makati City.

FILM
AS PART of its current exhibition, Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness, MCAD Manila will be screening a selection of the acclaimed Thai filmmaker’s short films on select Fridays of March and May 2017 starting on March 10, 3 p.m., at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde SDA Cinema (12th floor). Admission is free. For more information, visit the events page Short Films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul on Facebook.

FILMMAKER Ivy Universe Baldoza converses with Patrick D. Flores on the film Marciano on March 24, 2:30 p.m. at the UP Vargas Museum in University of the Philippines. The film traces the life of a gay overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who lived and died in Paris by gathering anecdotes from friends, colleagues, and strangers. Admission is free.

INSTITUTO CERVANTES presents Espacio Femenino, a series of documentaries directed by Spanish female filmmakers at the FDCP Cinematheque, Manila this month. To be shown on March 25, 6 p.m. is Maite Vitoria Daneris’ El lugar de las fresas. For details on the films and schedules, visit www.manila.cervantes.es or www.facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila.

EVENTS
JOIN a pop-up marketplace for antique and vintage goods in Warehouse Eight, Makati City, on March 25 at 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Istorya is an appreciation fair that aims to revitalize Filipino history and culture with workshops, demonstrations, and stories behind vintage pieces. Entrance fee is P200.

BONIFACIO High Street (BHS) presents Summer on the Street every weekend from March 25 to 28. from March 25 to May 28, with different activities staged around BHS. The summer series is kicking off with a Food Truck Festival on March 25-26. Subsequent weekends will see a Pet Summit (April 1-2); Walkways: Stations of the Cross (April 9-16), Easter Sunday celebration (April 15); a Health & Wellness Weekend (April 22-23); United Geekdom 2 (May 7); Mother’s Day Weekend (May 14); Waggin Tails (May 21); and the Summer Ender Concert (May 27 or 28).

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