This Month

Shop at this bi-yearly pop up by Retail Lab

Take a break from online shopping and shop at Soirée by Retail Lab, a bi-yearly pop-up where you can find homegrown brands together in one roof. There will also be workshops here like basic plant care by Tierra Plants, sustainable living by Things That Matter, and mixing essential oils by Pure Origins.

69th Manila Fame to put spotlight on reimagined traditional designs

Six months after it highlighted the development of Filipino craftsmanship in the age of e-commerce and digitalization, Manila Fame is back with a new objective up its sleeve: to highlight ingenious works by local artisans who are inspired by designs rooted in our heritage. Read more here on what to expect from this year’s run.

Celebrate Filipino design and creativity at the 11th Design Week Philippines

Design Week Philippines (DWP) is a biannual festival celebrating Filipino design and creativity. On its 11th edition, DWP will once again drive the country’s creative quotient with a united front of design visionaries, creative warriors, makers, DIY hobbyists, and design enthusiasts. For updates, click here.

Support independent women authors and artists at the Komura; book fair

A literary respite, a refuge for independent authors and artists who are not given the opportunity to share their works in mainstream platforms, Komura; book fair will put a spotlight on works by a diversified selection of women this year. Our publishers, writers, and art merchants will be all women; the musicians playing at Echoes PH will be women; and, we will be featuring women in tech at Pixel to strengthen and assert the presence of the female identity and aesthetic in the publishing industry. To know more about this, click here.

Celebrate the International Book Day at the Día del Libro open house

Here’s where you can celebrate the International Book Day: at an open house by the Instituto Cervantes de Manila. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Ayala Triangle Gardens, have fun at exhibits, concerts, lectures, dance contests, poetry reading, and Spanish food fair among many others.

Listen to a children’s choir concert this month

The National Music Competitions for Young Artists presents a children’s choir concert on Apr. 25, 6:30 p.m. at Ayala Museum. Listen to the voices of Davao Girls Choir, Laboc Children’s Choir, Miriam College Middle School Chorus, and Balon Dagupan Children’s Choir here. For tickets, visit TicketWorld and Ayala Museum or call 759-8288 loc. 8272.

The Good Trade extends pop-ups from north to south for its Summer Series

Zero-waste and sustainable fair The Good Trade is going to be in various cities in the metro this summer. So keep an eye on its exclusive offerings and workshops, refillable and alteration stations, recyclables and donations drop-off, and more with the following schedule: Apr. 13 and 14 at UP Town Center; Apr. 27 and 28 at Ayala Malls the 30th; May 4 and 5 at Glorietta 2; and May 11 and 12 at Alabang Town Center. For more information, click here.

Learn how to weave inabel with National Living Treasure Magdalena Gamayo

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Katutubo Exchange Philippines conducts a Summer Program on Inabel Weaving under the tutelage of National Living Treasure Magdalena Gamayo in Ilocos Norte. To those interested, message Katutubo Exchange Philippines on Facebook.

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 aag@ateneo.edu or call 426-6488.

Guitar expressionist Noli Aurillo and Manila Symphony Orchestra do Queen

Aliw awardee and acoustic guitar expressionist Noli Aurillo teams up with the Manila Symphony Orchestra to deliver a unique program featuring music by Gershwin, Dvorak, Bizet, Freddie Mercury and his band Queen. For tickets, go to TicketWorld website or Ayala Museum. For more information, send an email at info@manilasymphony.com or 523-5712.

Discover new food at “Sundays at the Skypark”

Discover new food and attend community workshops at “Sundays at the Skypark” at the fifth level of SM Aura Premier, Taguig. It happens every Sunday starting Mar. 31 until May 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Take a peek at the creative process of 16 illustrators at this exhibit

The “Peek A Book” exhibition allows guests to take a peek at the creative process of 16 illustrators including Abi Goy, Yas Doctor, Angela Taguiang, and Bernadette Solina-Wolf. On Mar. 30, Apr. 6, and Apr. 13, there will be activities like a question and answer with some illustrators, book launch, and panel discussions. For more information, call 759-8281.

Listen to international music acts in Summer Noise 2019

Summer Noise 2019 is bringing out the music and fun outdoors with critically acclaimed musicians from the US, Australia, Norway, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, and Philippines—for one day only. Get tickets here.

Ayala Museum has a cool lineup of summer workshops for your kids

Summer’s here and Ayala Museum has workshops that will teach your kids life skills through art. Each workshop uses art as the lens to focus on a particular skill and characteristic that kids can appreciate and have fun with. They can learn how to read maps, how to make patterns, basics of acrylic painting, and money management among many others. They are open to kids from ages seven to 12 years old. For more information, click here.