This Month

Learn how to paint seascapes and urban landscapes at these watercolor workshops

Ayala Museum On The Go is back with another workshop. This time, participants can learn how to paint the skies, seas, and land in watercolor. On Aug. 10, they will be hosting the Urban Landscapes painting workshop, while on Aug. 17, they will have the Cloud and Seascapes workshop. Pre-register at: and send an email at for questions or call 759-8288.

More light than heat: Lesley-Anne Cao and Lao Lianben two-person exhibition at Calle Wright

More light than heat brings together the works of Lesley-Anne Cao and Lao Lianben. Cao and Lianben create works that play with visibility and ambiguity, encouraging investigation and exploration.

RSVP to the opening here:

The exhibit runs until Oct. 26.

Learn about mindful eating, plant-based cooking, and sustainable living in this workshop

The way we eat affects our body in thousands of ways more than just nutrition. In this workshop, wellness advocate Sara Black together with healthy eating initiative Mesa ni Misis talks about the merits of a plant-based diet, sustainable living, and everything in between.

Email to reserve your slot, early bird rate (P2,000) is until Jul. 31.

Meditate with like-minded individuals in your community with this free meditation activity

The benefits of meditation are countless. Imagine sharing its wonderful effects to your community through mass meditation. Reduce stress and optimize your performance through this free community meditation by Live Awake PH and Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza.

Dani Girl returns to the stage this August

Dani Girl is a musical by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond follows a girl’s magical and transformative journey. It’s the story of 9-year-old Dani Lyons, who’s battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia (A.L.L), as she sets off on a whimsical quest to find her hair and figure out the answer to the question, “Why is cancer?”

Aside from original cast members Rebecca Coates, Luigi Quesada, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, Pam Imperial, and Lorenz Martinez, the story of Dani Girl will be brought to life by new cast members Felicity Kyle Napuli, Daniel Drilon, and Juliene Mendoza.

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.