This Month

Witness Filipino talent come together in this exhibit

To celebrate the culmination of Buwan ng Wika, the Film Development Council of the Philippines will be holding the Sinebernakular: Katutubong Wika sa Harap ng mga Lente exhibit. The exhibit will feature spoken word artists, OPM performances, and a wide variety of film screenings and talks.

Trace the chicharon’s roots through this lecture

Chikahan Chicharon aims to trace the Filipinization of the chicharon, a dish that has made its way through different Spanish colonies. In order to do so, the lecture will explore the impact of the pig on Philippine life, which parts of the pig are used to create chicharon, and the culinary uses of chicharon on Filipino food.

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Learn more about the country’s plastic waste problem through this documentary

As part of ALON! An Exhibit on Surfing and the Problem of Plastic Waste, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde will be premiering a film written and directed by the award-winning Gabby Fernandez. The film, titled ALON, a Documentary on Plastic Waste, explores the country’s issue with plastic waste from the perspective of six surf camps across the country.

Learn more about the hand-building pottery technique through this workshop

Hand-Building is a pottery technique that involves shaping ceramic without the aid of a pottery wheel, and you can learn more about it through this workshop by the Ateneo Art Gallery. Learn more about hand-building with Krista Nogueras, one of the shortlisted artists for the Ateneo Art Awards 2019 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art.

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Learn more about Art Deco and Brutalism with the Heritage Conservation Society

Art Deco meets Brutalism in the Heritage Conservation Society’s next Conservation Conversations! This event will feature lectures from Mel Patrick Kasingsing, who will be talking about the development and preservation efforts of the Brutalist architectural movement in the Philippines. Ivan Man Dy will also be talking about Art Deco in 1920’s Manila, inspired by the Colonial American Era. 

Entrance fees for members of the Heritage Conservation Society are priced at P300, and fees for non-members are priced at P500.

Celebrate Filipino artistic excellence through this art fair

On its eleventh year, the National Commission for Culture celebrates Filipino artistic excellence once more through their flagship project ManilART. From Oct.10 to 13, the visual arts fair will be highlighting the importance of visual arts in the Philippines current social and political landscape, in line with the celebration of Museums and Galleries month.

Tickets are priced at P200 for general admission, and P150 for students, senior citizens, and persons with disability. Tickets are available on Ticket Booth.

Reimagine memory with Art Anton’s newest exhibit

Art Anton invites everyone to step back in time through their latest exhibit, Nostalgia. This exhibit features works from Abe Orobia, Alfred Galvez, Art Lozano, Carlo Saavedra, Darby Alcoseba, Edz Calimlim, Ernesto M. Verroya, Eugene Cubillo, Ioannis Sicuya, Ivy Floresca, Jessie Mondares, Jim Orencio, Jojo Serrano, Jucar Raquepo, Kel Cruz, Khervin Gallandez, Marrie Saplad, Migi Sebastian, Mira Alegre, Norlie Meimban, Otto Neri, Reb Belleza, Regan Ibatan, Riel Hilario, Rommel Ramota and Salvador Bañares.

Learn more about an icon of Philippine film history through this exhibit

Get to know more about Isabel Rosario Cooper, a vaudeville actress from the 1930s who rose to fame by becoming the recipient of the first Filipino cinematic kiss and later as General Douglas MacArthur’s mistress. Miljohn Ruperto’s restaging of an exhibit of his from Koenig & Clinton explores the actress’ brief career in Hollywood, and her subsequent afterlife by showcasing the bit roles she landed.

Explore creative identity through Gerardo Tan’s upcoming exhibit

Gerardo Tan’s (for)getting sugimoto is an exploration of creative identity through the works of photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. Inspired by Sugimoto’s body of work on film, the exhibit focuses on interrogations of reality, deconstruction of concepts on representation, and the idea of art as a form of critique and a site for discourse.

Kasalo: An Art Exhibit By M Gallery and Siningmalay Collective

This month, M Gallery and Siningmalay Collective are presenting Kasalo: an exhibit featuring the works of Cid Reyes, Virgilio Aviado, Eghai Roxas, Mideo Cruz, Racquel De Loyola, Boboy Yonzon, Mario Patdu, Eric David, Lito Mondejar, Arnel Borja, Raul Jorolan, Bon Labora, Heber Bartolome, Ed Arcilla, Andrew De Guzman, Ted Camahalan, Hermie Pineda, Antonio Ventura, Dennis Magdamo, Arnel Juan, Mike Garcia, Duane Pascua, Rey Castaneda, Emmanuel Lim, and Dindo Llana.

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.

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The exhibit runs until Oct. 26.

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).

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.