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Here's a list of this weekend's events around Metro Manila Sep 2010
The University of Santo Tomas Symphony Orchestra in concert. Sept. 12, 8 p.m. Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. The UST Symphony Orchestra will perform with Jeffrey Solares conducting and pianist Heliodoro "Diongdong" Fiel II. Tickets at the CCP Box Office.

Si Pilandok Ang Bayan Bulawan. Sept. 11, 3 and 7 p.m. Meralco Theater, Ortigas Center, Pasig. Christine Belen’s Si Pilandok Ang Bayan Bulawan is an EDSA People Power-inspired musical. Tickets are P300 and P250. For tickets and details call Mika Millar at 892-5360 or 0917-553-6261.

Jazz at the Ayala Museum. Sept. 10 and 16. Ayala Museum, Greenbelt 1, Makati. The Ayala Museum and the Philippine International Jazz Festival Foundation present a series featuring some of the best local and international artists. Jedi Jazz with Andy Gander on Sept. 10, and the AMP Big Band with Prof. Mel Villena will perform on Sept. 16.

Sleeping Beauty. Until December. Onstage, Greenbelt 1, Makati. By Repertory Philippines’ Children’s Theater.  For reservations, call 887-0710 or TicketWorld at 891-9999.

The Princess and the Carp. Sept. 12 and 19 at 3 p.m. Insular Life Theater, Filinvest Corporate City, Muntinlupa.Theater Down South presents a musical based on the oldest known recorded version of the Cinderella story. Tickets are available at 505-6380, 0916-643-6976 and at TicketWorld (891-9999).

Kanser (Noli Me Tangere). Sept. 10, 11 at 9 a.m. and noon at the AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo, EDSA, QC; Sept. 17 and 18, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., SM Southmall, Las Piñas. Gantimpala Theater presents the classic play based on Jose Rizal’s novel. Call 899-5745, 896-3503, 474-5198.

Ang Post Office. Sept. 10-12, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. PETA Theater Center, Sunnyside Dr., New Manila, QC (behind the QC Sports Club). Rody Vera adapted Rabindranath Tagore’s play, transposing it to a modern-day Filipino town. It stars Bembol Roco, Bodgie Pascua, among others, and features a live score with the Loboc Children’s Choir and the Kilyawan Choir. For details call 725-6244, 410-821, or 0917-804-4428.


Alliance Française de Cebu. This French is Pinoy! featuring works by long-time Philippine resident Henri Eteve, is on view at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Cebu, QC Pavilion, Gorordo Ave., Lahug, Cebu City until Sept. 30.

Alliance Française de Manille. The French cultural center presents After The Rain by Froilan Calayag. The exhibit is on view until Sept. 30. Alliance Française de Manille is located at 209 Nicanor Garcia St., Bel-Air 2, Makati.

Ateneo Art Gallery. Works of the 12 artists short-listed for the Ateneo Art Awards 2010: Shattering States are on view until Oct. 2. The gallery is located at the Rizal Library Bldg., Ateneo de Manila, Loyola Heights, QC.

Ayala Museum. Chasm of fantasies, an exhibit by Olivia d’Aboville, is on view at the Ground Floor Gallery. The exhibit is a showcase of 30 sculptures inspired by the great depths of the ocean. It runs until Sept. 12. Meanwhile, Pioneers of Philippine Art, an exhibit of works by Juan Luna, Fernando Amorsolo, and Fernando Zobel is on view until January.

blanc Peninsula Manila. Games for Growing, an exhibit of works by Yasmin Sison, is on view until Sept. 25.

Finale Art File. Cube and Sisyphus3 are on view until Sept. 27 at Warehouse 17, La Fuerza Compound, 2241 Pasong Tamo, Makati.

Galleria Duemila. Sculptor Impy Pilapil’s Bloom is on view until Sept. 30. The gallery is located at 210 Loring St., Pasay City (831-9990).

Mag:net. Day to Day Prime Time Ecstacy, a group exhibit featuring the works of Bea Alcala, Buen Abrigo, Carlo de Guzman, Dean Africa, Frank Magalona, Jed Nacabuan, Mity Dela Peña, and Nica Peralejo, is on view until Sept. 30 at the Katipunan, QC branch of the gallery.

Mall of Asia. A traveling exhibit from the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Limbag, featuring over 40 antique maps and prints from the 18th to the 20th century, is on view at the Atrium of the mall until Sept. 23. It will also be shown at the SM Megamall Atrium from Sept. 24 to Oct. 11, and at The Block SM City North EDSA from Oct. 12 to 31.

Metropolitan Museum. The Japan Foundation presents out of the ordinary/extraordinary: a Japanese Contemporary Photography Exhibit featuring the works of 11 Japanese photographers. The exhibit runs until Sept. 30 at the Upper Galleries and the Catwalk Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Blvd., Manila.

Mo_space. Velvet Landing by Lena Cobangbang runs until Sept. 26 at the Bonifacio High Street gallery. Velvet Landing is an offshoot of her previous series Crater Valley Plateau.

NCCA Gallery. HY+Bread, a group exhibit of works by students, faculty and alumni of TUP in on vuew until Sept. 30. The gallery is located at 633 NCCA Bldg., Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila.

Nova Gallery. In Prescribed Views, Marc San Valentin utilizes negative images with the aim of making the image a document. Meanwhile, Cristina "Kitty" Taniguchi presents Anthology of Myths and Muses, a collection of oil paintings on canvas which present a dream world. The shows will run until Sept. 24 at NOVA Gallery, Warehouse 12A, La Fuerza Compound, 2241 Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati.

Ricco-Renzo Galleries. A three-man show billed as Generation Ab-Ex featuring works by Risa Recio, Rico Lascano and Cid Reyes representing three generations of Filipino adherents to abstract art runs until Sept. 15. Ricco-Renzo is located at GF LRI Design Plaza, 210 Nicanor Garcia St., Bel Air 2, Makati.

Silverlens/SLab/20Square. Renowned fashion designer Rhett Eala celebrates his 20th year in fashion with a different kind of show at Silverlens. Entitled Divides, Eala’s show explores another medium of his creative expression, painting. Over at SLab, Chati Coronel returns to the Philippine art scene after many years living in the States with her show of paintings, An Hour in a Glass Balloon. At 20Square, Dina Gadia presents a solo show of collages called Contra-Affair, mixing pop art and rock and roll-inspired images. The three galleries are found at 2320 Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati .

Yuchengco Museum. Pumapapel: Art in Paper, showcases the beauty and versatility of paper as an artistic medium. It features the works of Tony Gonzales, Tes Pasola, Pandy Aviado, Joey Cobcobo, Impy Pilapil, Wataru Sakuma, and Asao Shimura. The show runs until Nov. 6. The museum is in RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave., Makati.

Vargas Museum. Pestles and Kidlat by Gaston Damag and Gotz Arndt are on view at the grounds of the UP Diliman museum.


Film Showing: El compadre Mendoza/De todos modos Juan te llamas. Sept. 11, 4 and 6 p.m. Instituto Cervantes, 855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila. The Spanish cultural center will screen the satire El compadre Mendoza (Godfather Mendoza) at 4 p.m. followed by a 6 p.m. screening of De todos modos Juan te llamas (The General’s Daughter). For seat reservations, call 526-1445.

Artists Talk on Performance Art. Sept. 11, 2-4 p.m. The Lopez Memorial Museum and Library, Benpress Bldg., Ortigas Center, Pasig. Performance artist Jeff Carnay and dancer Myra Beltran will give a talk in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit After the Fact which runs until Sept. 18. The fee is P120. For details call 631-2417.

Film Showing: Cine Europa will screen more films from 17 European countries starting September 10 to September 19 at the Shangri-la Plaza Mall Cineplex in Mandaluyong City. All screenings are free of charge on a first-come, first served basis. Click here for the schedule and synopses.

Film Showing: The Goethe Institut in Manila will also hold a special screening of The Laughing Star on September 15 at the Alliance Francaise in Makati City. It is a documentary about Philippine history from the Spanish revolution to the Marcos regime. Werner Schroeter, an award-winning German filmmaker who passed away in April, created the film.

The Fort Striders Marathon. September 12, 4:30 a.m. Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Choose from the 5K, 10K, and 16K running events. Pay P300 for early registration and P500 for onsite registration. For more registration sites, click here. You may also visit The Fort Striders website or call 896-1929, 896-1954, or 890-2372.

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Enjoy value-for-money set lunches from Spicy Fingers starting at P120. Choose from Chicken Curry, Salisbury Steak, Spicy Fingers Beef Stew, Seafood with Cilantro and Light Coconut Curry, Beef Steak with Roasted Onion Rings, and more. All meals are served with rice and a glass of iced tea.Prices do not include service charge. Spicy Fingers is at the Ground Floor, Greenbelt 2, Ayala Center, Makati City. Tel. No. 729-8761.

Every Friday and Saturday, feast on all the pasta you can eat at Pen Pen Restaurant for only P280 per person. Fill your plate with pasta and choose from the following sauces: Quezong Puti Pesto, Penoy Carbonara, Tinapa Flakes, Pinggoy's Pasta Aligue, Lucban Longganiza Meatballs, Beef Morcon with Chorizo, Pinoy Veggie in Pili Oil and Seafood Saffron. P265 per person for groups of four or more. Pen Pen Restaurant is at 105-C Scout Castor, Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City. Tel. No. 332-4021, (0916) 600-2419.

Indulge in bottomless house margaritas at Agave Mexican Cantina for only P295. Pair it up with your favorite Agave Mexican dishes such as nachos, guacamole and chips and taquitos. Agave Mexican Cantina has branches at Eastwood City and Shangri-la Plaza.

Get your dessert and caffeine fix at the Lobby Lounge of EDSA Shangri-la Hotel. Choices include New York cheesecake, mango cheesecake, strawberry cheesecake, blueberry cheesecake, tiramisu, La Tour, pistachio opera, strawberry fruit tart and chocolate nut dome for P300++. The Lobby Lounge is at the EDSA Shangri-la Hotel is at 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Tel. No. 633-8888.

Pair your brews with tasty bar chow with Nomnomnom's beer bucket promos: The Tambay Special (P450) comes with chicken skin and tokwa't tokwa; Nacho Libre (P550) includes onion rings, nachos, quesadillas; the Seafood Todo Combo comes with a Bucket O' Shrimp and Fish & Chips; and The Dude (P650) will get you Fried Ravioli, Nachos, Shrooms and Chicken Pops. All combos come with 6 bottles of beer (Red Horse, Cervesa Negra, San Mig Lite or San Miguel Pale Pilsen). Nomnomnom is at Unit 2 Lower Ground Floor, GYY Building, Tomas Morato corner E. Rodriguez Quezon City (0917) 825-0338, 502-2919.

Get hefty good-for-sharing servings with National Sports Grill's Instant Replay meals starting at P325:   Roast Beef Wraps (P325), Seafood Basket (P475), Salpicao (P495) and Double Double (P605) which comes with chicken and pork chops.National Sports Grill is at 3rd Level Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City. Tel. No. 893-3617.

You can have both good food and great company when you dine at the Red Crab Greenbelt branch. For groups of 6, pay only P498 each for five people for a buffet spread at Red Crab. Promo is valid at the Greenbelt 3 branch only: Level 2, Greenbelt 3, Makati city. Tel. No. 757-4129.

Feast on more than 50 varieties of dimsum with Xin Tian Di's Dimsum Unlimited offer everyday for only P990 net per person. Enjoy endless servings of your favorite dimsum such as Xiao Long Pao (Shanghai dumpling with tasty broth inside), Ha Kao (steamed crystal prawns), and Chicken Feet in XO sauce. The dimsum will be cooked upon ordering and is served hot and fresh from the kitchen. Also available are a vast selection of noodles and congee to complete your meal. The Dimsum Unlimited offer is available from Monday to Sunday from 11:30am to 2:30 pm at Xin Tian Di Restaurant, 4th level Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila. Tel. No. 633-7222. | Your smart guide to money matters and entrepreneurship.

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