This Month

Zines, stickers, artworks, and more at Vinyl on Vinyl’s Market Day

Give malls a break and spend your Saturday at this creative weekend market instead. Participating artists and crafters include Jellyfish Kisses, Garapata, Kitsch PH, Megumoo, Betsy Cola, Pointy Little Things, Doktor Karayom, and more.

See the beauty of Escolta through the lens of 13 street photographers from Manila

Street Sixty-Three and Local Frame Movement present Escolta 1006, a photo exhibit showcasing the beauty of Escolta behind the lens of 13 street photographers.

Catch award-winning films in the Philippines’ first Hungarian Film Festival

Featured films will be Son of Saul by László Nemes (won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2015), Strangled by Arpad Sopsits, Kincsem (Bet on Revenge) by Gábor Herendi, and Paw by Astrid Henning-Jensen.

Go back in time at Istorya ng Pasko

Warehouse Eight and The Curious Artisan are back with the second installment of Istorya, an appreciation fair of old Filipino stories and vintage goods. Activities will include a letterpress demonstration and giveaway, calligraphy dedication corner, typewritten poetry greetings, and a gift wrapping corner with vintage-themed materials. Entrance fee is P200.

Everyday Escolta: A Neighborhood Photo Project by HUB: Make Lab

This particular initiative features the products and clothes from brands and makers housed within the HUB. It showcases portraits of our neighbors, tricycle drivers, business owners, shopkeepers, workers, vendors, and people you see day to day in the Escolta neighborhood.

Forget online shops; go to Commune for the #BasicMovementClub

In the midst of online retailing and social media as the main platform for young designers, #BasicMovementClub aims to bring them and fashion buyers to an offline space. Featuring designs from Transit, Viña Romero, BAGASAO, the Tokyo Fashion Week designers, and more.

  • Commune
  • 10:00 AM
  • November 30 - December 3

Drop by The Alley Party

Come by for The Alley Party and open house! Expect free-flowing food and drinks, music by Eyedress, and more.

All hands on deck for the Escolta Block Party happening this weekend

What better way to welcome the last month of 2017 than with a block party? It’s time to go out again and celebrate Escolta this Nov. 25, 2017. You know the drill.

  • Escolta
  • 11:00 AM
  • November 25 - November 26

Join the Escolta photo walk this Saturday with Sino Pinas

Join the Sino Pinas team powered by Sony Philippines, as they take you to a photo journey in downtown Manila. This event is a workshop and photo walk tour of Escolta. Admission is free!

Eat, drink, and be merry at Backyard Grill by Northern Living

We’re back this month with the last leg of Backyard Grill! Eat, drink, and be merry all while giving back as a part of our proceeds will go to the MBY Pet Rescue and Sanctuary.

Au Courant Holiday Trunk Show by Cura V

CURA V celebrates the Holiday season with a fashion and lifestyle event that gathers the most sought-after designers, jewelers, and label-makers in the Philippines. The event also welcomes newcomers like designers and artists like Luis Espiritu, Feanne/Art by Feanne, and Vintage Silver & Diningware by Lady Scott Jones. In addition, new brands by celebrated designers like Mini Vania Romoff and Ca Va Floral Atelier are also launching.

Watch an Oscar-winning documentary about violence against women this week

Oscar-winning filmmaker and activist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy speaks on “Violence Against Women: The Dishonor of Honor Killings in Pakistan,” followed by a screening of her film “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.” Admission is free.

After Cinderella, Ballet Manila presents Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s Snow White

Ballet Manila’s take on the fairy tale classic will be more Brothers Grimm than Disney when it comes to the production’s look and feel. This was a conscious decision made by Prima Ballerina and Ballet Manila CEO Lisa Macuja-Elizalde herself, as she wanted the storytelling to be the main star of the show.

This exhibit is about to expose fake news (including the ones you fell for)

In the Peksman! exhibit, artist and University of the Philippines Fine Arts professor Marco Ruben T. Malto II paints popular perceptions gained from past and present propaganda as he calls for utmost caution in discerning fact from fiction. In a “post-truth” period with people governing for the pleasure of the few and in the service of the self, this exhibit exposes fabricated facts that have relentlessly fooled the Filipino public into accepting them as the truth.

How do heritage buildings adapt sustainable concepts?

Learn about sustainable concepts for heritage buildings from international expert Albert Bicol, P. Eng, LEED AP. Bicol will give a masterclass on passive cooling, particularly its application to the country’s only all-metal building and how to convert it into a Net-Zero Energy building.

Artist RM de Leon’s “No Plans” shows the chaos in order

In RM de Leon’s words, the works in this show have no specific narrative, nor do they have an agenda, hence the exhibition’s title: “No Plans.” And while this is a risky undertaking in today’s politically-charged climate, this is a risk de Leon is willing to take in the name of a practice built on deriving order from chaos.

Art & Family: The Asuncion Legacy

Art & Family: The Asuncion Legacy is an exhibition of 19th-century paintings, illustrations, and sculptures by preeminent Filipino artists of the time: brothers Justiniano, Leoncio, and Mariano Asuncion. The Asuncion family has devoted their lives to the arts through painting and sculpture. Today, the descendants still hold regular meetings and reunions and have initiated this exhibition to honor the memory and legacy of the Asuncion family.

BenCab Museum celebrates their eighth anniversary

On their eighth year, BenCab presents “Take 5 on Aquarelle.” It’s a five-generation exhibition of watercolor paintings by Alfredo Roces, BenCab, Elmer Borlongan, Kelly Ramos and Abi Dionisio.