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April 30, 2012

Anggulo at Sigwada Art Gallery

Anggulo or (Angle) which could mean perspective and if given a word play could also mean chaotic (Ang Gulo).

The artists expressed their different ideas using their own perspective on how they see the pressing social issues of today. Anggulo exhibit would be an avenue for such expression of disorder and mundane world they live in.

April 29, 2012

Forbidden Broadway - Broadway Musical

Upstart Productions proudly presents the Off-Broadway smash hit “Forbidden Broadway,” a cabaret revue sharply spoofing show tunes, characters and plots of contemporary and current Broadway musicals.

“Forbidden Broadway,” which was conceived, written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini has mocked popular shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, Cats, Hairspray, and Rent, to name a few.

A Tribute to Moms Art Exhibit

There is nothing quite like the bond between mother and child. Emily Dickinson once said that a mother ‘is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.

This Mother’s Day, Galerie Joaquin and Galerie Francesca have created the perfect venue for mothers and their children (and fathers, too!) to celebrate that eternal bond. Opening on May 1 at the Atrium of the Podium, ‘Mums & Kidz (Dads Too!)’ is a special exhibition you can bring the entire family to and the perfect way for families to express their devotion and appreciation to the most important woman in their lives.

April 28, 2012

Solo Exhibition by Cesare A.X. Syjuco

Multi-awarded art iconoclast Cesare A.X. Syjuco unveils a rare solo exhibition of his literary hybrids at Galleria Duemila.

Titled “A Life of the Mind: His Poems for Walls”, this landmark all-words exhibition showcases only works made entirely of text created in the past 30 years.

As a fiercely imaginative “poet of the gallery”, Syjuco forges the connection between the visual arts and literature with his innovative use of a variety of mediums from neon, to backlit acrylic and tarpaulin panels, to video projections, vitrines, and others.

Contact Details:
For inquiries, contact Galleria Duemila at (63 2) 31-9990 or (63 2) 833-98-15 or email:
Galleria Duemila
Loring St.

210 Loring Street
Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

Tuesday April 24, 2012 - Saturday May 26, 2012

CCP Calendar of Events - May 2012

1 - 2 June
Category: exhibit
A photography exhibit by the Camera Club of the Philippines. A project of the Costa del Hamilo, Inc. in cooperation with the Camera Club of the Philippines and the CCP.
Venue: Pasilyo Vicente Manansala
(2/F Hallway Gallery)

April 27, 2012

Camera Club of the Philippines Exhibit - Frame of Mind

The Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club and the Cultural Center of the Philippines will hold a photo exhibition entitled “Frame of Mind”. featuring works of the Camera Club of the Philippines at the CCP Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2nd floor hallway).

The Anti-Apocalypse Show

Get ready to laugh.. and be saved! Go to "The Anti-Apocalypse Show" and experience a night of thought-provoking fun and entertainment featuring: Live Stand-Up Comedy with the Comedy Cartel, Comedy Short Films and Live Music by: Wilderness /Stick Figgas.

The Anti-Apocalypse Show: was conceptualized from a need to provide more intelligent and thought-provoking alternatives to the dull and repetitive mainstream entertainment and a desire to promote and showcase local alternative comedy talent in the Philippines. It also aims to serve as a collaborative platform for local comedians, filmmakers, musicians and other artists involved and interested in the art of comedy to create networks and forge collaborations.

Mumbai Nights Exhibit

To say that Katrina Pallon and Raul "Ponj" Roco Jr.'s exhibit in F*ART Fashion ART Gallery, entitled "Tattoo My Colors" is merely an exploration of colors would be an understatement.

While thematically, the works by the two artists might, as one can immediately glean from the title, be about colors, Pallon and Roco's styles reveal their differing perspectives when it comes to chromatic expressions. One notices how the former's tempered approach contrasts with the latter's more liberal hue preferences.

Finalists for the Cinemalaya 2012 Short Film Category

The Cinemalaya Foundation has announced the finalists for the Short Film Category for the 2012 Cinemalaya Competition.

The ten finalists in the Short Film Category are: Bohe: Son of the Sea by Nadjoua E. Bansil, Ang Paghihintay sa Bulong by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo, Pasahero by Mario Celeda, As He Sleeps by Sheron Dayoc, Sarong Aldaw by Marianito Dio Jr., Balintuna by Emmanuel Escalona Jr., Ruweda by Hannah Espia, Ulian (Senility) by Chuck Gutierrez, Manenaya (Waiting) by Seymour B. Sanchez and Richard Legaspi, and Victor by Jarell M. Serencio.

Locus Redux: Speaking Across Contexts, Learnings and Negotiations in Writing and Teaching on Art

Pananaw ng Sining Bayan, Inc, in partnership with Japan Foundation Manila Office, the Lopez Memorial Museum and the Yuchengco Museum, holds the conference Locus Redux: Speaking Across Contexts, Learnings and Negotiations in Writing and Teaching on Art from May 19-21, 2012.

It will touch on themes such as new pedagogy, deschooling, mobile learning, migrating art academies, web 2.0, among others, in the teaching about art and design. Resource persons include: 

April 26, 2012

Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra - Songs and Symphony

Songs and Symphony with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and French conductor Michael Cousteau. An evening featuring European Repertoire (Offenbach, Bizet and Mozart).

Three years ago, French conductor Michael Cousteau came to the Philippines to lead the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra for the concert "French Connection." Excited about the quality of the orchestra and the talent of the singers he met during his first stay, he returns this year to continue the collaboration he began with the PPO for a special concert on April 28.


THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra will conduct auditions for the position of Assistant Concertmaster on May 4, 2012 (3:00 pm) at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

For more information, please contact Ms. Noreen Oronce at 832-1125 local 1608-1610 or 832-1125 local 1613 (telefax).

Earth Day 2012 at the CCP

ARTISTS, cultural workers and environmentalists joined in the celebration of Earth Day recently at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) complex with the theme “Luntiang Lungsod, Luntiang Sining” (Green City, Green Arts). The event took place with various activities and performances from 6am to 6pm. 

April 25, 2012

Call for Entries for SPP 2012 Animation Project Competition- Korea

The 11th Global cartoon and animation market SPP (Seoul Promotion Plan) which will be held from July 19 to July 21, 2012 in Seoul, Korea, is looking for new animation projects for its “SPP 2012 Project Competition". SPP seeks to promote the merits of the market and find promising and commercially viable projects. Candidates for entry are animation projects being planned or produced from all over the world.

April 24, 2012

Rex Navarrete One Night Show

Fil-Am stand-up comedian Rex Navarrete comes back for a summer one-night show only featuring his current top picks. Once again, laugh out loud with Rex’s hilarious and witty views on life in general and being a Filipino that continues to enthrall international audiences.

Navarrete is regularly seen on the national late-night television show “Lopez Tonight” that debuted last year on the TBS Network. He has been a comedian for over 20 years and travels all over North America, touring cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Hawaii doing his one-man show. Rex frequently performs at established stand-up comedy venues such as The Punchline, The Improvs, The Laugh Factory and Gotham Comedy Club NYC.

Bootleg Radio Bar Tour

This summer, join as they tour the most popular bars in the metro in the “ Bar Tour!” Featuring acts such as Badburn, Saydie, HIJO, Itchyworms, Mayonnaise, and a whole lot more.

Apr 27 @ B-Side, Makati
May 5 @ Bar 1951, Malate
May 9 @ Route 196, Katipunan

Don’t miss it! Live event streaming via
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Route 196
Katipunan Ave.

Wednesday May 9, 2012

The Phantom of the Opera 2012 in Manila


Smart Infinity and Citibank presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera starting August 25, 2012 to September 16, 2012 at the CCP Main Theater in Pasay City.
Pre-Selling is from March 19 to April 30, 2012.
EXCLUSIVE for Infinity (Powered by SMART) subscribers and Citibank Cardholders only.
Public sale is on May 1, 2012

Ticket Prices:
Premium: P7,280
A: P6,032
B: P4,680
C: P3,640
D: P2,340
E: P1,820

Tickets available at Ticketworld or call 891.9999
The world’s most successful and popular musical, and the longest-running show on Broadway, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA , comes to Manila for a strictly limited season in August 2012.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal hit celebrated its 25th anniversary on the West End stage last year, and continues to play to full houses nightly in London, New York and around the world. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has been seen by over 130 million people worldwide, has been performed in more than 27 countries, has won over major theatre award, and has grossed more than $5.6 billion.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is a heart-wrenching story of the mysterious, hideously disfigured Phantom who lives beneath the Paris Opera House, and his obsession with the young singer Christine. Disguised as the “Angel of Music” he devotes himself to creating a new opera star, and winning her love from his rival Raoul, while exercising a reign of terror over the Opera House.

With 130 cast, crew and orchestra members, jaw-dropping scenery, breathtaking special effects, and more that 230 stunning costumes, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA contains some of Andrew Lloyd webber’s most famous and stirring music.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is worldwide sensation which will take Manila audiences on an unrivalled musical journey.
The Phantom awaits your presence…

April 23, 2012

Taylor Dayne and Edwin McCain Back to Back Ultimate Concert in Manila


CNCA Media Concepts Inc. proudly presents
with special guest: Jay-R
Concert Date: Friday, June 1, 2012, 8 PM
Concert Venue: SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City

Ticket Prices:
VIP – P4499
Patron – P3960
Lower Box – P2970
Upper Box – P1700
General Ad – P530

For Ticket inquiries and reservations, please contact +63.906.5452624 or +632.6615710 or visit SM Tickets

April 22, 2012

This Century Live in Manila

Another pop-punk band is coming to Manila. Watch out for This Century as they join Set Your Goals and We are the in Crowd on June 2, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.  Having played for three weeks as part of the Vans Warped Tour, plus previous tours with Hellogoodbye and Secondhand Serenade, This Century is well on their way and will give you a good live concert experience.

April 21, 2012

ASEAN Graphic Arts Competition and Exhibition 2012

On the occasion of the 45th Anniversary of the Establishment of ASEAN
Ha Noi, Viet Nam


I. Background:

On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN (1967-2012), the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Viet Nam organizes the ASEAN Graphic Arts Competition and Exhibition in Ha Noi, Viet Nam in 2012.

The ASEAN Graphic Arts Competition and Exhibition 2012 is expected to create a forum for graphic artists in ASEAN Member States to exchange and introduce their graphic artworks to the ASEAN community. The Competition starts its artwork selection from 20th May 2012. The Opening and Awarding Ceremony will be held in early August 2012 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam.

Memphis Festival in May will focus on Philippines

The Philippines will be the theme of a festival set to be held in Memphis, Tennessee next month, a move seen to attract more foreign tourists to the country.

Memphis In May, which aims to promote diversity and cultural pluralism in the city, will feature Philippine art, music, cuisine and businesses for the whole month of May.

April 20, 2012

Ferdie Montemayor's Solo Exhibit

Tin-Aw Art Gallery presents “1,” a solo exhibition of recent works by  visual artist  Ferdie Montemayor. The monochrome acrylic paintings depict crowds rushing to destinations known only to them. 

These medium scale works on canvas show cycling figures, running  bodies, and congregations in a range of movement. Swarms of bodies  plod pavements in measured steps, furiously pump bicycles, and  rhythmically jog to the finish. The artist’s fluid and dense  brushwork and figures that ease out and fill pictorial space conjure a  tense atmosphere of deluge and rush.

EARTHDAY JAM 2012 at Bonifacio Global City

The biggest street party music tribute to mother earth will be happening at the 9th avenue in Boni High St., Bonifacio Global City as we celebrate this year’s EARTHDAY JAM - FREE ADMISSION !

EARTHDAY JAM, the musical marathon for Mother Earth, on its 12th  year shows no signs of slowing down as it starts  at 6 PM, with guitar donning, drum beating music ambassadors of Mother Earth in various genres as diverse as world music, alternative, rock, reggae and acoustic.

April 19, 2012

The Phantom of the Opera in Manila

The world’s most successful and popular musical, and the longest-running show on Broadway - The Phantom of The Opera - will be staged in Manila for a strictly limited season from August 25 to October 14, 2012 at the CCP Main Theatre.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s critically acclaimed masterpiece celebrated its 25th anniversary on the West End stage last year, and continues to play to full houses nightly in London, New York and around the world. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has been seen by over 130 million people worldwide, in more than 27 countries, has won over 50 major theatre awards, and has grossed more than US$5.6 billion.

Jonathan Ching and At Maculangan’s tandem exhibition

Jonathan Ching and At Maculangan’s tandem exhibition, ‘As Is, Where Is’, takes off from what is common and obvious as a backdrop for the more hidden and out-of-sight processes in painting.

The term ‘As Is, Where Is’ does not necessarily translate into ‘What you see is what you get’, it is actually a safeguard against implied warranties from conditions, which may or may not be readily apparent. Both artists work with photographic images as a base for their paintings, insinuating the possibility of covert operations beneath the veneer of familiarity in pictures.

April 18, 2012

MM Yu's Photographs

MM Yu's photographs capture the reality of the supply and demand of desire through the management of merchandise into patterns of abstraction.

What is presented is a set of images juxtaposed against each other to produce meaning that invites the viewer to make connections about material culture towards a multiplicity of interpretations, which constructs a matrix of wanted goods, fantastic ideals, and real needs. Confined within the sanctuary of a four-walled universe are chance elements that when strewn altogether produce a perfect beauty arresting in its chaos.

National Heritage Month Celebration in Romblon

The less-trodden province of Romblon is chosen to be the opening venue for this year’s celebration of National Heritage Month by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the government agency for arts and culture which leads the annual month-long celebration of Filipino cultural and artistic wealth and legacy.

            Since the signing of Proclamation No. 439 on August 11, 2003, declaring the month of May as National Heritage Month “in recognition of the need to create among the people a consciousness, respect, and pride for the legacies of Filipino cultural history, and love of country,” the whole country is given a chance to highlight and appreciate its cultural treasures. It is also an occasion to raise awareness on their significance.

Metrobank Art and Design Excellence (MADE) National Competition

The Competition is open to young Filipino painters and sculptors 18 to 35 years old and licensed architects and interior designers 25 to 45 years old. In partnership with Philippine Institute of Interior Designers, United Architects of the Philippines, Federal Land and BluPrint, the competition aims to provide a venue for creative expressions of young talented artists and designers.

April 17, 2012

Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart Sabrina in Indonesia

Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart Sabrina proves once again her popularity in Southeast Asia as she held a very successful showcase in Indonesia last March 24 at Supermal Karawaci in Jakarta.

We The Kings Live in Manila 2012

Punk-rock band We The Kings is coming back to Manila for a full concert experience on May 28, 2012 at the Hard Rock Cafe Makati

Early Bird Promo
Php 2000 for the first 150 buyers (regular price 2500)
Php 3000 with Meet & Greet for the first 20 buyers (regular price 4000)

Tickets are available on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Built By Sonic G/F City Walk 2, Eastwood City Cyberpark, Quezon City, Philippines Tel. (02) 4511771
Presented by Built By Sonic

Jekyll and Hyde The Musical by Repertory Philippines


Repertory Philippines presents
Jekyll and Hyde The Musical
featuring Jett Pangan of The Dawn
Event Date: Until April 22, 2012 only
Event Venue: OnStage Theater, 2/F Greenbelt 1, Ayala Center, Makati City
Ticket Prices:

Limited Time Only
Discounted Tickets available at Ensogo or CashCashPinoy

Tickets available at Ticketworld, call 891.9999

April 16, 2012

A Fundraising Exhibit and Sale of Contemporary Fine Prints @ the CCP

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), in cooperation with the Philippine Association of Printmakers (PAP), will hold ART OVER EASY, a fundraising exhibit, and sale of contemporary fine prints for the benefit of the CCP’s Audience Development and Arts Education programs on April 19 to May 3, 2012,

Prints by members of the PAP and other local printmakers will be on exhibit and on sale. Among the participating artists are National Artist Arturo Luz, Virgilio “Pandy” Aviado, Romulo Olazo, Mario Parial, Fil Delacruz, Raul Isidro, Ambie Abano, Benjie Torrado-Cabrera, Noel El Farol, Andres Barrioquinto, Christina Quisumbing and Joey Cobcobo.

April 15, 2012

Sayaw Pinoy: The NCCA National Dance Competition 2012

In celebration of the National Dance Week and the International Dance Day 2012, the National Committee on Dance of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts under the leadership of Shirley Halili-Cruz spearheads anew the Sayaw Pinoy: The NCCA National Dance Competition as part of its efforts  to promote dance in its various forms – folkdance, ballet, modern/ contemporary, hip hop and ballroom. The competition will be held from April 23 – 24, 2012 at the SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

April 14, 2012

28th Warsaw Film Festival – Call for entries

The 28th Warsaw Film Festival, which will take place October 12-21, 2012, is now accepting submissions for this year's edition. Previous Filipino films shown in the festival include "Manila," "Enkwentro," "Busong," and "Gayuma."

April 13, 2012

Party Bantam Paintings by Jigger Cruz

Jigger Cruz is deconstructing his playful artistry into little pieces. Quite literally. Known for his frisky flair and idiosyncratic storytelling in his work, Cruz takes his visions into small canvasses that piece together a strange human experience - hanging situations and happenings that have no beginning or end.

L’ Elisir D’ Amore , A Two Act Opera by Gaetano Donizetti

A potion, A tear. The placebo effect. A Love triangle. These all come together in L’ Elisir d’ Amore, Gaetano Donizetti 2 light romantic comedy of an opera starring tenor Randy Gilongo and soprano Elainne Vibal, directed by Nonie Buencamino.

The Filfest Cultural Foundation with Insular continues Season 5: Southern Exposure featuring artists from the Metro South with this opera on Saturday April 14 8pm at the Insular Hall Alabang.

Tickets at P800 & P400 with discounts for students subscribers & seniors.

Contact Details:
For more details, please call (63 2) 585-3823 or (63 917) 817-7261.
Insular Life Auditorium
Insular Life Auditorium

Insular Life Corporate Centre
Insular Life Drive, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang
Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines

Saturday April 14, 2012

Mimi Tecson's First Solo Exhibit

Mimi Tecson relives a poignant memory in her 1st solo exhibition. Dust in the Sunbeam recreates this particular recollection.

Whether real or imagined, still existent or relegated to a distant past, we have our own “happy places” that provide refuge. It is a sanctuary that never fades despite the passage of time or the inconveniences of geography.

April 12, 2012

A Summer Bellydance Extravaganza

It's back! Watch the re-staging of The Goddesses of Bellydance's hit show Passion Burning. The exciting belly Summer dance concert that features the country's premiere Belly Dance group, the Goddesses of Bellydance, once again promises to rock the Hard Rock

Call for Application to Art Major Faculty ‘Explore K-Arts’ (AMFEK)

Korea National University of Arts

As an affiliated organization of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea(hereafter MCST), the Korea National University of Arts runs the short-term fellowship program for Art educators and professionals called Art Major Faculty ‘Explore K-Arts’(hereafter, AMFEK). AMFEK is sponsored by the MCST and invites professionals and academic researcher in various art fields from abroad each year for 6 months for the purpose to promote artistic cooperation and cultural understanding and introduce Korean traditional and contemporary culture.

Handmade Arts and Crafts Fair in Quezon City

The 6th 10A Alabama Handmade Arts & Crafts Fairon is on April 14 and 15 in New Manila, Quezon City.

We have our regular sellers of handmade artworks, accesories, etc. such as Artefact, What If, Junk Studio, Obra Paduding, Thingamabobs, as well as new participants like Arometeria Scents and Sensibilities, Tribu ni Jerry, Kathang Kamay and Light 'em up.

We also have a special booth by CRIBS foundation.

Picnic under the trees, catch the performance of jazz duo The Slinks on Sunday afternoon, April 15 and join us in celebrating all things handmade.
10A Alabama St., New Manila
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Saturday April 14, 2012 - Sunday April 15, 2012

Bantayog - A Collection of Monuments Around the Philippines Photo Exhibit

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) opened a photo exhibit at the DFA lobby to commemorate Araw ng Kagitingan, which is celebrated annually every 9th of April.

Dubbed “Monuments to an Exalted Past”, the photo exhibit showcases 20 statues and shrines located around Metro Manila and nearby provinces. It is a celebration of the country’s revolutionary past and the heroism of the Filipino people.

The photo exhibit offers information about the featured monuments and their significance to the Philippines’ struggle for independence.

This is a collective effort of Batch 17 of the DFA’s Foreign Service Officers Corps as “a humble contribution to the process of collective remembering on the occasion of Araw ng Kagitingan”.
Department of Foreign Affairs
Roxas Blvd.

DFA Bldg.
2330 Roxas Boulevard
Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

Monday April 9, 2012 - Wednesday April 18, 2012

John Malkovich Delivers Message for World Theater Week 2012

The Philippine Center of International Theater Institute/Earthsavers UNESCO Dream Center, led by its chairman Vilma Labrador and president Cecile Guidote-Alvarez, shares to the Filipinos the message given by actor John Malkovich on the occasion of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of World Theatre Day.

World Theater Day is celebrated since 1961, one of UNESCO's International Theater Institute's major activities. However, in 2007, a proclamation was signed declaring March 22 to 27 as UNESCO-ITI World Theater Week and calling for its observance through Proclamation 1262.

April 11, 2012

Photography Workshop for Kids

Photography for Kids, a workshop specifically designed for young children from 7 to 12 years old, is the perfect opportunity for your kids to discover and develop their love for photography.

Lectures will be done in a classroom setting, after which the kids can express themselves through a supervised photo shoot and photo clinic.

Children's and Integrated Theater Arts Workshop for Free

St. Anne Theater and Dance Company a church based group in Taguig will conduct the SummerLab 2012. It's a 10- day free workshop designed to tap the creative energy and personality of the participants with practical lessons and basic rudiments of the arts through creative drama, creative movements, creative music and sounds, creative writing and visual arts. It will be open for children (7-12 years old), teens (13-17 yearls old) and adults (18 and above).
The workshop is based on the Children's Theater and Basic Integrated Theater Arts Workshop module utilized by Taguig City's home grown theater group, ACTION-ARNAI (Artists Resource Network) for its new artists/members to rediscover their innate artistry and improve their personal behavioral conducts relative to their cultural literacy and personal values. This process is experiential learning with the magic that sparks when all the participants make a discovery together.

April 10, 2012

Manila Music Festival 2012


Manila Music Festival 2012:
Re-defining Pinoy Music Culture Overnight
Event Date: May 1, 2012
Event Venue:
Aseana Ave. Alphaland Bay City Grounds in Paranaque City

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