This Month

Mindfulness art activities to help spread awareness on suicide prevention

The Julia Buencamino Project presents “Will You Still Love Me?” A Festival of Arts & Ideas at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. This event intends to spread awareness on suicide prevention by engaging participants in mindfulness art activities that will deepen their understanding and appreciation of the many mental and emotional health issues plaguing society today. There will be performances, poetry reading, exhibits, forums, and workshops. For more information, click here.

Listent to Manix Abrera, Kooky Tuason, and Niel Dagondon among others talk about tech and publishing industry

Launched in 2017, Komura; is an independent book fair that aims to explore creative ways to make and experience literature. On Nov. 24, they’re having an intimate conference on funding independent creative pursuits for storytellers featuring respected creatives in the tech, print, literature and publishing industry. The program will be heavy on Q&A and a cozy after-hours socials to cap the night with live music. To know more about the event, click here.

How important are the different disciplines of design? Carl Jan Cruz, Koji Arboleda, and Proudrace answer

The Manila Creative Exchange presents LIVE BY DESIGN, a series of talks on the intersection and importance of various design disciplines. Listen to the following guests talk about the different aspects that shape one of the most used and accessible designs that we interact with every day: Carl Jan Cruz for fashion design, Koji Arboleda for fashion photography, and Proudrace for contemporary label. Click here for more info.

Get to know veteran actor Ronnie Lazaro more through photographs and archival documents at this exhibit

Archivo 1984 Gallery, in cooperation with the Benilde Arts and Culture Cluster (BACC), opens the exhibit “Documents for Performance Art.” It displays the rigorous documentation output from Ronnie Lazaro’s recent performance art pieces: “Breathless,” held last July 21, and “Pagsibol ng Hiling,” last May 17, which was the commemorative performance to 1996’s “Bayang Ginigiliw.” For more details on the artworks, e-mail [email protected]

Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit is happening in Manila this month

Asia Society’s 2018 Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit is co-organized by Asia Society New York and Asia Society Philippines. This year’s Summit will be the inaugural event to usher in Asia Society Philippines 20th year anniversary.

Catch 24 designers at Cura V’s trunkshow this month

Stolen, Charlotta Gandolfo, Comme Ci, Two Chic, and Dennis Lustico are just some of the designers present in Cura V’s trunkshow “Au Courant” on Nov. 17 and 18. For more information, visit Cura V’s Facebook page.

Do your last minute Christmas shopping at Noel Bazaar 2018

The longest-running holiday bazaar in the metro is celebrating its final leg in SMX Convention Center, Pasay City on December 14 to 23, 2018. It’s your one-stop shop for Christmas décor, toys and novelty items, apparel, footwear, bags and accessories, skin care and beauty items, and even packed and ready-to-eat food items. For more information, contact 372-7023 to 25.

Reunite with fellow zero-waste enthusiasts over food, bazaars, and documentary screening for free

The Good Trade is back and this time, it’s having a lawn party—with food, documentary screening, and, of course, a bazaar of sustainable merchants. There will be refillable and alteration stations, as well as recyclables and donations drop off. You can find the full lowdown on merchants, parking, directions, etc. on their website.

Ever wondered what dishes are served at Emilio Aguinaldo’s dining table?

Book designer, visual artist, author, and chef Guillermo “Ige” Ramos is teaching heirloom dishes from the families of the coastal towns of Cavite—the long-kept culinary secrets of the descendants of the province that brought us into independence. Included on this cooking class is a lecture by renowned author, culinary historian, and stateswoman Felice Prudente Sta. Maria who’ll take us into the journey and evolution of the Filipino breakfast. To register, click here.

How do comic artists reinvent the manananggal and other creatures?

Together with Haliya Publishing, Ayala Museum presents artists Marvin Malonzo, creator of the Tabi Po series, and Julius Villanueva, creator of Ella Arcangel, on an afternoon of discussion and demonstration on how they reinvent creatures in the Philippine Folklore. Demo-Lecture regular rate is at P450. Students and teachers get P150 off the regular rate. For inquiries, e-mail [email protected] or call 759-8288 loc. 8272.

An afternoon with oil painter of Rizal’s life and other historical themes

In line with the Museums and Galleries Month, the Museo ni Jose Rizal, Calamba invites is having an ArtisTalk titled, Insights: Juanito Torres on Jose Rizal in which Torres provides acumens on his painting skills in creating his works focusing on Rizal’s life and other historical themes. Torres is widely known for his huge oil paintings that bring life scenes straight out of the Philippine history as well as for his strong satirical artworks featuring the vaudevillian bacchanalia of Philippine life with its gritty characters. For inquiries, e-mail [email protected] or call (049) 834-1599.

An exhibition inspired by the Swedish concept “death cleaning”

Döstädning, death cleaning in Swedish, pertains to the process of cleaning house before one passes away. The show plays on this notion as artists create new forms based on given artworks, images, and materials— gathered and kept throughout almost forty years of artistic practice— from the house of artist Ling Quisumbing Ramilo. Death Cleaners will feature 22 artists: Bea Acala, Katrina Andrews, Pope Bacay, Julia Barrameda, Mars Bugaoan, Pin Calacal, Marionne Contreras, Rocelie Deflin, Gale Encarnacion, Carzen Esprela, Ayka Go, ND Harn, Kitty Kaburo, Jessica De Leon, Efren Madlangsakay, Fara Manuel, Isha Naguat, Henrielle Pagkaliwangan, Miguel Puyat, Jel Suarez, Nicole Tee, and Noelle Varela.

Quezon City International Pink Film Festival returns

Now on its third year—and after a two-year hiatus—the Quezon City International Pink Film Festival returns. The festival will showcase international and local critically acclaimed LGBTQ+ films. Accompanying the screenings, there will be seminars on the issues of LGBTQ+ community primarily on health and human rights.
November 14-18: Gateway Cineplex, Araneta Cubao
November 19-21: UP Cine Adarna, UP Diliman
November 22-25: Cinema Centenario, Maginhawa St.

To know more about the festival, click here.

Sign up for this in-depth course on Philippine history and culture

The Museum Volunteers of the Philippines (MVP) is conducting its annual comprehensive history course to explore the rich history and fascinating culture of the Philippines.

The course is divided into five modules over a span of twenty weeks. Students will meet each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from Sept. 26 to Mar. 20, 2019 with breaks for national public holidays.

Registration is now open. For course fee and registration details, send an email to [email protected] and visit their Facebook for more information.