This Month

Celebrate Manila Day at Escolta

Join the walking tour of Escolta, the fabled queen of Manila streets. Learn about the stories behind the numerous heritage buildings and hear the tales of undying love and intrigue in what was once the country’s center of commerce and industry.

Let’s talk feminism, shall we?

Ladies, Wine & Design presents Let’s Talk Feminism, where Filipinas will tackle the myths and meaning of being a feminist. Grrrl Gang Manila is the guest speaker for this event.

Ateneo de Manila University Press holds anniversary sale for its 45th year

Get up to 80% discount on selected titles, and get a free book if you spend P2,000 or more.

“Inhabit,” District Gallery’s inaugural exhibition

District Gallery is a newly organized gallery located at Arts Above along West Avenue in Quezon City. “Inhabit” thematizes on change, adaptation, and speculation of reuse and negotiating the indelible traces of previous use of a tax collection office that has been left under-utilized for a long time.

Starving for Art presents an open mic show to feed your creativity

Join Starving for Art for a night of music, dance, poetry, and other performances at DITO.

Colors of Bangladesh: An Art Exhibition by the Bangladesh Embassy

Art in Bangladesh is, in many ways, the reflection of the country’s nature with abundance of colors that the land offers. It would perhaps open a window for the Filipino audience to discover Bangladesh in her unique colors.

Empower your creativity with stories of survival

A SPACE Greenbelt presents Survival for this month’s Creative Mornings Makati. From job loss, heartbreak, to life-altering moments, let your creativity be empowered by stories of survival.

Bakwit: A Forum on Conflict and Cultural Heritage

Learn more about the impact of conflict on cultural heritage in Marawi City and parts of Lanao del Sur. Admission is free for the forum and film screening.

Free tour of Museo Destileria Limtuaco

The Book Stop Project and WTA Architecture and Design Studio, in cooperation with the Intramuros Administration and Destileria Limtuaco will once again host a free tour of the Museo Destileria Limtuac this Saturday.

“An Architect at the Prado Museum,” a free guided tour by William Ti Jr.

On the occasion of the open-air exhibit “The Prado Museum in Intramuros” at Plaza Roma, Instituto Cervantes, the Embassy of Spain, and WTA Architecture and Design Studio will present the guided tour “An Architect at The Prado Museum”, by architect William Ti Jr. 

See the art from the provinces in “Distinct Refinements”

“Distinct Refinements: Painting from the Provinces” is a long overdue recognition of the creative expressions that were nurtured in the regions, independent of the currents and trends in Manila.

Cactus & Succulent Workshop

They may be easy to care for, but they need all the extra TLC they can get. Learn how in this workshop.

Engage your five senses at Hiraya Artisan Chocolates’ chocolate tasting event

Learn how to properly taste chocolate and discover new flavors and textures you’ve never experience before. Identify flavors found in specialty chocolate bars, featuring different percentages and origins.

Karapatan: Artists Stand for Human Rights

See this collaborative exhibit in cooperation with CANVAS – Center for Art, New Ventures, & Sustainable Developments at the UP Vargas Museum.

“Take a Line for a Walk” at Vargas Museum

“Take a Line for a Walk” is a group exhibit opening at the UP Vargas Museum, in cooperation with CANVAS – Center for Art, New Ventures, & Sustainable Development.

Nude drawing event at The Lifedrawing Setup 8

The Lifedrawing Setup 8 is a 4-hour, back-to-back, male and female figure drawing and painting session at Pineapple Lab. Paint along with cocktails and live electronic music.

Father’s Day is not over: Treat him to this organic urban gardening workshop

Cedarhills is treating all daddy gardeners to a 50% discount in their next urban gardening workshop.

Artist Talk with Ayesha Sultana

Learn more about Bellas Artes Projects resident Ayesha Sultana as she talks about the development of their work and experimentations with the workshops and artisans of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.

Get ready for Virgin Labfest 13: ‘Wagas’

“How To Be You Po” celebrates women in space science

Get to know the women in space science who have done a great deal of contributions not only in the IT industry, but also in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

“The Library of Unread Books” by Heman Chong and Renée Staal

This exhibit develops from the artist’s deep-seated longing for books. The reference library is made up of donated books that are unread by their previous owners and the result of a collective gesture that traces the perimeters of unwanted knowledge.

“Caredivas” is a musical dedicated to our OFW heroes

Peta’s hit original musical is about Filipino caregivers in Israel who also moonlight as drag queen performers.

Artist Playground’s “M Episode”

James Chalmers’ “Prelude to Macbeth” and Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” are combined into a twinbill directed by Roeder Camañag.

Catch Jean Paul Sartre’s existentialist play “No Exit,” directed by Jay Crisostomo IV

Jay Crisostomo IV takes the wheel in directing Jean Paul Sartre’s “No Exit” for his Ikarus Theater Collaborative.

Hermogena “Nene” Lungay

This exhibit is a collection of works on canvas, wood, and paper by the late artist Nene Lungay from Bohol.

A guide to the Japanese’ music lifestyle

The BACK 2 MONO: vol. 01 Japanese Pressing Royale will be showcasing Japanese pressed vinyl, one of the most sought-after pressings in the world. The vinyls are part of Hiro Chiga, a well-known collector and audiophile from Tokyo.

“The Prado Museum on the Streets of the Philippines” by El Museo del Prado en Filipinas

“The Prado Museum on the Streets of the Philippines” showcases life-size reproductions of masterpieces from the Prado Museum, the main Spanish national art museum located in central Madrid.

Lang Leav returns to Manila for Sad Girls tour

The best-selling author returns to the Philippines for her “Sad Girls” book signing tour. Leav is best known for her works “Love & Misadventures”, “Lullabies”, and “Memories”.

Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics

This travelling exhibition introduces the similarities and differences between modern Japanese manga, which now enjoys global popularity, and Katsushika Hokusai’s manga. Presented by Ateneo Art Gallery, The Japan Foundation, Manila, and the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines.

“Your Personality is Your Worst Enemy” by Lindslee

Lindslee’s art aims to give the viewers a fresh perspective, may it be from a historical or aesthetical framework with the premise of an intellectual challenge drawn in color and material. “Your Personality is Your Worst Enemy” delves on the idea of self-humouring and finding wit in the mundane.

“RECTO/VERSO” by Gerardo Tan

Gerardo Tan continues his ongoing series of constructed pictures consisting of images mined from the world of art and the commonplace.

Cultural appropriation is translated into art in “The Inverted Telescope”

In “The Inverted Telescope”, curator Angel Shaw presents a dialogue with artists Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan, Ringo Bunoan, Gaston Damag, Kawayan de Guia, Mark Justiniani, Arvin Nogueras, and Walang Kikilos (Rico Entico, Jayvee del Rosario, Neo Maestro, Paul Mondok, MM Yu, Poklong Anading) on what concepts or cultural practices of “appropriation”, “co-optation”, and “adaptation” mean to them.

Edouard Malingue Gallery x Silverlens

Silverlens invites Edouard Malingue Gallery for its annual collaboration event, featuring an exhibition of three of Malingue’s artists: Fabien Mérelle, Jeremy Everett, and Laurent Grasso.

“Never Missed, Never Will” by Jel Suarez

“Never Missed, Never Will” is one of the three exhibits opening at Underground Gallery this month. Suarez’s works mostly consist of collages, mixed media, and other found objects.

“a mantle of” by Hanna Pettyjohn

Pettyjohn’s newest solo exhibit cultivates a narrative from prior shows. Blending familiar settings and objects, the story expands through the use of new techniques.

Collages, Drawings, and Installations by Oca Villamiel

Collages, Drawings, and Installations is one of the three exhibits opening this month at Underground Gallery.

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.