This Month

Filipino and Austrian artists come together at Tarzeer Pictures to celebrate Pride

Activism and protests have always been at the center of Pride Month. MNLxVIE Equality Fest is all about that but make it art and creativity, as the Austrian Embassy brings Austrian artists to the country to fight discrimination and promote human rights and LGBTQIA+ dignity through creative activism.

LBGTQIA+ Greatness in the Arts is open to the public with free entertainment, snacks, and drinks. Creatives from different fields both in Austria and Manila—like drag queen Tamara Mascara, intersex rights activist Noah Rieser, and Filipino queer icon Boy Abunda, photographer BJ Pascual, actor RS Francisco, artist Leeroy New, and stylist Vince Uy—come together for a series of talks, workshops, and a whole lot more.


Rak of Aegis returns for its seventh season

Hit original Pilipino musical Rak of Aegis returns to the stage this July. Set in the fictional, flooded town of Brgy. Venezia, Rak is a story of resilience, love, and dreams, backed by the iconic songs of Aegis. The seventh season, which runs from Jul. 5 to Sep. 29, features several original and returning cast members such as Aicelle Santos, Kim Molina, Isay Alvarez-Seña, Sweet Plantado-Tiongson, Robert Seña, Renz Verano, Kakai Bautista, Myke Salomon, Jerald Napoles, Pepe Herrera, and Rody Vera. There will also be a new set of actors joining the cast for this run. Tickets are available at TicketWorld ( or through PETA (725-6244 or 0917-5391112).

The Philippine Readers and Writers Festival is back

The Philippine Readers and Writers Festival is an annual event held by National Book Store and Raffles Makati. This three-day event offers an exciting series of book signings, discussions, and panels about books, literature, and culture from top Filipino writers and artists, as well as international bestselling authors. Admission is free.

Watch the highly-acclaimed taiko drummers from Japan Drum Tao in Manila

Spend your evening with beats, rhythm, and melody by the famous collective of taiko drummers from Japan called Drum Tao. From Sep. 5 to 8, they will be performing for the first time at The Theatre at Solaire with new show Rhythm of Tribe, Time Travel
Chronicles combining martial arts, choreography innovative contemporary Japanese
production with costumes designed by Paris fashion designer Junko Koshino. Tickets are available at Ticketworld outlets and its website.


Ling Quisumbing Ramilo and Wawi Navarroza re-install “Everywhere, There You Are”

Ateneo de Manila University launches the Ignacio B. Gimenez Outdoor Installation Grant Program, a new program focused on outdoor installation projects in Areté. For its inaugural project, Ling Quisumbing Ramilo and Wawi Navarroza re-installs Everywhere, There You Are. It’s an installation created in two editions of the Malasimbo Art and Music Festival in Mindoro. For Areteé, it’s grander in scale, a quality which both artists have always been wanting to explore. For more information, email or call 426-6488.