This Month

Come for Tetsuo’s signature fried chicken, stay for the music

Tetsuo welcomes 2018 with a kitchen takeover at Dulo MNL. Featuring performances by SUPERMIKKI, Doughboy, and Lui.

  • Dulo MNL
  • 06:00 PM
  • January 23 - January 24

A nude sketching session promoting body positivity

Bare Dynamics is a nude sketching session that promotes body positivity and nudity by incorporating improv movements, reflecting one’s day-to-day stiff and graceful motions.

Creative workshops, spoken word demos, and more at Words and Letters

National Bookstore presents Words and Letters, a one-day event made for literary-, book-, and craft-lovers. Creative workshops, spoken word demos, and more await guests.

“Memento Obliviscere” by Bea Camacho

Bolstered by research in psychological studies and experiments in memory, Camacho’s Memento Obliviscere is a suite of artworks that engage with science where it is almost fantastical. (Words by Marc Escalona Gaba)

“Terratorial Piercings” by Lena Cobangbang

“I’ve always been invested in thinking about land as a site, as territory, as form, as matter, and as an ideal,” says artist Lena Cobangbang. “If my previous show [at the Pinto Museum] invoked land as Edenic paradise lost in its nostalgic romanticism, in Terratorial Piecings, land [is] dissected and spliced from its basic syntax to its connotative meaning, like disassembled puzzle pieces seeking to be reconfigured.”

Enjoy literature, coffee, and a good conversation at this new book bar

Spearheaded by the founders of Komura; book fair, Warehouse Eight is helping Kwago build a book bar at La Fuerza compound to provide a platform for authentic and alternative learning, as well as a literary playground where the Filipino small and specialty press community can showcase and sell their works, however experimental they may be.

This four-day dog show is im-paws-sible to miss

Now in its seventh year, the Philippine Circuit attracts close to 600 dogs from
all over the world to participate in 12 shows. There will be around 90 different breeds of dogs present according to organizer Philippine Canine Club, Inc. (PCCI), with 19 foreign panels on hand to judge the dogs’ appearance and performance. For tickets, you can go here.

Watch out for this mural exhibit at The Alley

This mural exhibit will feature two group exhibitions and one solo exhibition: Linear by Samuel Penaso; Bigkis by Darby Vincent Alcoseba, Leonard Aguinaldo, Demet Dela Cruz, Manny Garibay, Jun Impas, Jason Moss, Othoniel Neri and Orley Ypon; Ugnayan sa Poblacion by Henri Lamy, Abdoul Seck, Chufy, Alexandre Beretta and Khwezi Strydom.

An Extraordinary Eye for the Ordinary by artist Elmer Borlongan, curated by Ambeth Ocampo

Curated by historian Ambeth Ocampo, this survey of Elmer Borlongan’s work of over 20 years captures both the joys and sorrows of Filipino everyday life—from the backstreets of Mandaluyong where he spent his youth, to the bukid of Zambales where he would spend much of his adult life.

Learn the ropes of writing children’s stories in this six-hour literary crash course

Together with published children’s book author Dr. Joem Antonio, participants will receive a six-hour crash course on storytelling for a young audience. Lectures about the audiences covered by children’s literature as well as story design principles and exercises that will help you quickly build children’s story also await. For inquiries on registration and fees, you can visit their Facebook event page here.

Life and death begins at 40

Corinne de San Jose’s I’ve Been Hiding In The Smallest Places is literally a series of self-portraits, but not in the passive representational way self-portraits archive for posterity, but in the sense that these are literal portraits of her self—her skin, to be exact, macroscopically abstracted and faux-gilded as to be unrecognizable even to herself.

Raffy T. Napay’s “Ugat”

In Ugat, artist Raffy T. Napay uses ugat (Filipino word for root or vein) as a metaphor for humankind’s interconnectedness, owing to people’s shared experiences, articulating the fact that no matter where people in the world are situated, their personal experiences enable them to take part in a common process of growth and evolution. (Words by Anna M. Rosete)

Wthdrwn, an art fair for the underdogs

Wthdrwn is an avenue for underdogs, underground artists, misfits, outcasts, introverts, and people who are just “generally misunderstood”. This art fair has curated a group of illustrators, graphic designers, and painters mixed with performing poetry such as poetry reading and spoken word.

A workshop on creative writing led by Lourd de Veyra

Fully Booked is calling all creative writers to join this creative writing workshop led by journalist and TV personality Lourd de Veyra. The workshop fee is P2,500 and you can register here.

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.