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September 30, 2012

David Benoit at the Resorts World Manila

Santuario de San Antonio Parish (SSAP) presents FRANCISFEST with David Benoit, happening on October 3, 2012, 8PM at the Newport Performing Arts Theater.
An annual fundraising event, FRANCISFEST helps support the SSAP Foundation’s educational, medical and prison ministries, as well as its various outreach projects.

Grammy Award Winning Band CREED Live In Manila

Lead vocalist Scott Stapp, bassist Brian Marshall, drummer Scott Phillips and guitarist/vocalist Mark Tremonti collectively known as Creed will perform live their well-loved songs that have endeared them to fans regardless of shifting trends in the worldwide music industry.

Mind's Eye By Jaime del Mundo

Mind’s Eye, a play based on an award-winning novel of the same name, will have its worldwide theatrical debut in the Philippines on November 9 and 10 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.

September 29, 2012

Philippine High School for the Arts Search for Scholars 2013

The Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) conducts screening of applicants yearly to identify and develop artistically gifted and talented children by implementing a special secondary education curriculum and support programs to provide the country with a continuing source of artists of excellence and leaders in the conservation and promotion of the Filipino artistic and cultural traditions.  Download APPLICATION FORM

The successful applicant is awarded free tuition fee, board and lodging, classes with master teachers, a monthly stipend, plus the chance to represent the country and the school in international festivals, competitions and exchange programs. The grant is renewable every year for four consecutive school years upon satisfaction of academic and non-academic requirements.

The Basic Education subjects prescribed by the Department of Education are in the PHSA curriculum. These subjects are handled distinctively in support of the specialized studies for creative and artistic expressions in the following disciplines -
  • Creative Writing (Fiction, Poetry, Playwriting, and Journalism in English and Filipino)
  • Dance (Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Philippine Folk Dance, Dance Composition and Staging)
  • Music (Solo Voice/Solo Instrument, Theory, Composition, and Ensemble Classes (Chorus and Chamber)
  • Theater Arts (Acting, Production Management, Technical Theater, History of the Theater, Theater Theory and Directing)
  • Visual Arts (Visual Perception, Sculpture, Art Appreciation, Studio Painting, Materials and Techniques, Figuration, Pottery, and Printmaking)
Elective courses which complement the major courses of study in the arts are also offered to the students on a semestral basis.

As a state-supported special secondary school, PHSA accepts only a limited number of freshmen every year. Annual intake averages forty to fifty students only to ensure a more individualized and differentiated academic and arts training programs possible.
To be eligible for scholarship, applicants must –
  • be Filipino citizens with no pending application as immigrant to a foreign country;
  • have an outstanding ability in an art discipline;
  • have an above-average general intelligence;
  • be graduating Grade VI or VII pupils at the time of application (Important: current HS-I students may apply subject to evaluation by the ANSYAS Committee);
  • be able to take up the scholarship in the School Year for which it is granted;
  • not be older than 15 years upon enrolment in PHSA;
  • be proficient in oral and written Filipino and English;
  • be willing to study in a boarding school;
  • identify a Legal Guardian residing in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, or Batangas; (students are required to go on homeleave to their parents or designated legal guardian during weekends.)
  • have no debilitating illnesses or systemic and/or communicable diseases such as serum sickness, congenital heart disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, hepatitis A and/or B, untreated primary complex, chronic otitis media, malaria, bronchial asthma, and/or seizures/involuntary tremors;
and be determined to pursue a college degree in Dance, Creative Writing, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Theater Arts, Journalism, or any related course upon graduation from the PHSA.
Downloadable application form and pertinent information about the school and the scholarship are available from the following websites -;; and
For inquiries, write or call the Annual Nationwide Search for Young Arts Scholars (ANSYAS), Philippine High School for the Arts, National Arts Center, Mt Makiling, Los Baños 4030, Laguna
Telefax: (049)-5365971

Deadline of submission of application forms is on OCT. 31, 2012.

Ms. Hiroko Takahashi Lecture at the Yuchengo Museum

The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) in cooperation with the Yuchengco Museum is bringing to Manila Ms. Hiroko Takahashi, one of Japan’s up and coming artist/designer for a one day lecture on Japanese Design on November 24 (Saturday) 10:00 am at the Yuchengco Museum in Makati City.

September 28, 2012

CCP Philbanda Band Conducting Workshop


The Cultural Center of the Philippines, in collaboration with the Philippine Band Association (PhilBanda), is holding the CCP-PhilBanda Band Conducting Workshop, a one-day intensive training program for symphonic band conductors on October 20, 2012, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Silangan Hall, 4th Floor, Cultural Center of the Philippines.

How To Be A CCP Volunteer?

Be a Volunteer


Be part of the premier center for the arts in the Philippines.  Volunteer your time and expertise to the various programs being offered by the Center.  Meet prominent artists, leading arts managers and international figures in culture and the arts.  Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of creativity while making new friends and enlarging your community.  The Cultural Center of the Philippines offers various opportunities for volunteering in productions, conferences, festivals, outdoor events and many other activities. 

September 27, 2012

Musika Setenta at the Metro Concert Bar

Upline Events and Concepts presents "Musika Setenta" with the 70's Superband featuring Kristofferson on September 29, 2012 at Metro Bar.

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries, please call SM TIckets at (63 2) 470-2222.
Metro Concert Bar
West Avenue

Ticket: P500
Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00 PM

BEGUILED By Francis Nacion, Jr.

Francis Nacion, Jr. will hold his 3rd one-man show, “BEGUILED”, in Artes Orientes Gallery on September 28, 2012.

National Arts Center - Haven for Young and Aspiring Artists


Established in 1976 as a haven for young and aspiring artists, the National Arts Center (NAC) is tucked away in mythical Mt. Makiling, Laguna. Its various buildings and facilities are scattered over 13.5 hectares of the Makiling Forest Reservation and also houses the Philippine High School for the Arts, a government-run secondary educational institution for gifted young artists. 

September 26, 2012

Kids Acts Philippines, Inc. Presents " Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure in Neverland"

In celebration of its 10th year anniversary, Kids Acts Philippines, Inc. proudly presents "Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure in Neverland" starting September 28, 2012 at the Star Theater.
Adapted from the book by James Matthew Barrie, with Book, Lyrics and Direction by Luigi Nacario and Music by Eugene Belbis, PETER PAN is the classic adventure of a boy who doesn’t want to grow up.

Derwent Character Design Drawing Workshop

Derwent Fine Art Pencils, Tuldok Animation Studios and Manilart12 would like to cordially invite you to participate in the Derwent Character Design Drawing Workshop and Walking Tour at Manilart12.

PETA's "William" at the Cultural Center of the Philippines


After dominating the recent Philstage Gawad Buhay awards, the Philippine Education Theater Association (PETA) is bringing back the award-winning Shakespeare rap musical “William” for a special show at the Cultural Center of the Philippines this September 28.

September 25, 2012

Cinemaralita The Philippine Urban Poor

Legaspi’s “Kinulayang Kiti,” “Pamatid-Gutom” to be shown at CineMaralita. Richard Soriano Legaspi’s short films “Kinulayang Kiti” (Hand-Painted Feathers) and “Pamatid-Gutom” (Hunger Pangs) were officially selected to screen as part of the first CineMaralita film festival on September 28 at the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication.

Experience The Philippine Culture at the PRA Elderly Day

In the promotion of a quality retirement lifestyle, the PRA Social Dynamics in partnership with Federal Land and Magna Kultura Foundation cordially invites you to participate and enjoy the PRA Elderly Day - Not too old to play presents Traditional “Larong Pinoy” for retiree - members on October 03, 2012.

September 24, 2012

Free Consultation On Art Preservation and Artworks

Gallery Ricco Renzo in collaboration with Mme. Annali Garcia is pleased to announce a series of consultation and restoration of artworks by masters such as those by Vicente Manansala, Fernando Amorsolo, Carlos Francisco, among others.

De La Salle University Chorale's Silver Anniversary Celebration

This September 29, 2012 at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, the De La Salle University Chorale will be celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary through a concert titled Chapter 25: The Legacy Continues.

September 23, 2012

UP Red Cross Youth 2nd Annual Music Night

In line with its 20th anniversary, UP Red Cross Youth will be having its 2nd annual music night, entitled Band.Age 2: Revival.

It is an event where applicants, members and alumni of the organization perform with other invited musicians to showcase their talents in order to raise the necessary funds for the organization’s projects, advocacies and services.

Cosplay Mania 12 at the SMX Convention Center®, the premiere Philippine Cosplay® community and events organizer together with our partners Brother International Philippines Corporation, Sony, Animax and TV5 proudly present "COSPLAY MANIA ‘12" Happening on September 29 and 30, 2012 at the SMX Convention Center Function Rooms 3-5.

September 22, 2012

Gantimpala Theater Si Jack at ang Mahiwagang Beanstalk

In line with its tradition of giving qualitytheater for children, Gantimpala Theater presents “Si Jack at ang Mahiwagang Beanstalk,” an original Filipino children’s musical with book and libretto by J. Dennis Teodosio, music by RJ Jimenez, under the direction of Jose Jeffrey Camañag and Gean Allain de Leon.

BEGIN - New Album of David Archuleta

On BEGIN. David puts his spin on some of modern music’s most moving songs, such as “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera, “Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M., “Don’t Give Up” by Peter Gabriel and many more. The album also includes the inspirational hymn “Be Still, My Soul” and the breathtaking, new original track “Broken”. David’s powerful vocals are showcased beautifully throughout the album and make it a must-have for every music lover.

September 21, 2012

St. Anne Theater and Dance Company's Mission and Vision


To devote our artistic talents and unselfish time and energy in the name of humble and profound service to the community of Saint Anne, our Patroness, through various cultural performances, thus, developing the youth of Taguig towards possessing social responsibility, cultural identity, positive Christian values, discipline and artistic excellence. 

Painting The Sublime at the Manila Contemporary Gallery

Painting the Sublime focuses on images that offer uncanny and emotionally disorienting glimpses into the human psyche.

This type of work speaks to our subconscious desires and fears, of the grotesque and beautiful rooted often in a sensual and haunting stylistic approach to form and medium.

Gantimpala Theater's Ibong Adarna

One mythical bird. Seven enchanting songs. Seven color changes. One ailing king. One courageous queen. Three sons and three princesses - all of these and more are in Gantimpala Theater’s Ibong Adarna, written by Ed Maranan, under the direction of Roobak Valle.

Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) Advanced Class 2012 Exhibit

The Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) proudly marks its 45th year with “Gabay: Dibuhong Umaakay,” the graduation exhibit of the PSID Advanced Class of 2012, from Sept. 29 to Oct 31.

Antoni Josef Inacay at the CCP

Outstanding Filipino cellist Antoni Josef Inacay is the featured artist of the third and last concert of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Special Concert Series on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) at 7:30 PM.

Works on Paper - Maya Munoz's Exhibit

Maya Munoz’s latest exhibition is an exploration of form and formlessness through a series of abstracted works on paper.

A combination of pencil lined grids and spontaneous painterly gestures each work is filled with the multiple dualities of creation and obliteration.

Exciting Events Happening This Weekend! September 21-23, 2012

Filipino fans of the Top 10 finalists in Season 11 of the reality singing show, American Idol, are definitely in for a treat this week as Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Hee Jun Han, Skylar Laine, Colton Dixon and Hollie Cavanagh are coming to Manila for a one-night live performance on September 21 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

September 20, 2012

Sting Live in Manila On December 9, 2012

Check out "Sting: Live in Manila" happening on December 9, 2012 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Sting’s 2011 - 2012 Back to Bass world tour has garnered spectacular reviews throughout North America, Europe, the UK, and South Africa. The tour heads to Southeast Asia in December. Sting’s Manila concert is produced by Ovation Productions, the same group that did Sting’s memorable sold out concert in Manila at the ULTRA outdoor stadium in 1994.

Tickets will be on sale starting September 21 at 12 noon at all SM Ticket outlets and online at
SM Mall of Asia Arena
SM Mall of Asia Complex

SM Mall of Asia
Pacific Drive and Ocean Drive, Mall of Asia Complex
Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

Sunday December 9, 2012

NINE By Atlantis Productions

“Be Italain!” for a night as Atlantis Productions brings NINE! Run from September 21 to October 7, 2012 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium.

SATDC Serving the Community Through Culture and Arts

The St. Anne Theater and Dance Company (SATDC) is one of the major youth oriented organizations of the Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne in Taguig City that promotes positive values and personality enhancement through the performing arts as a way of humble service to the community and our patroness St. Anne.

Earthdance Manila 2012 Global Festival for Peace

One whole day of *Art+Culture+Music+Dance+Prayers+Ritual+Workshops+Eco Bazaar*
This year we come together once again in celebration of the annual Earthdance 2012 Global Festival for Peace, aligned with the International Day of Peace, held in 500 locations and 80 countries around the world, including the Philippines. Since its inception in 1997 it has become the largest Dance and Peace event in the world.

Theater Workshop on Weekends By PETA

Theater workshops no longer have to wait for summer breaks. The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) has designed a way to fit theater into the schedules of students and professionals.

PETA introduces Workshop Weekends. Its courses include Creative Musical Theater II, Basic Acting, Teen Theater, and Children’s Theater, with each course accepting only 25 students.

Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

AUDIENCE ADVISORY :  PPO SEPT. 21 CONCERT TO BE HELD AT PHILAMLIFE AUDITORIUMPlease be informed that the ‘Orchestral Fireworks,’ PPO’s opening concert for its 30th Season, scheduled on September 21, 2012 (8:00PM) will be held at the Philamlife Auditorium located at Philamlife Building, United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila. Limited parking is available at the back of the Philamlife building on a first-come first-served basis.

September 19, 2012

American Idol 2012 Live In Manila

Filipino fans of the Top 10 finalists in Season 11 of the reality singing show, “American Idol”, are definitely in for a treat this week as Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Hee Jun Han, Skylar Laine, Colton Dixon and Hollie Cavanagh are coming to Manila for a one-night live performance on September 21 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Jeepney Arts Festival at the SMX Convention Center

The Jeepney Arts Festival pays homage to the Philippine jeepney as the true icon of Filipino artistry, ingenuity, resiliency, and entrepreneurship.

With the aim to bring back the old glory days of fun and vibrant jeepneys in Manila, the Philippines will stop for three days on 20-22 September 2012 to relive the bayanihan spirit by repainting the jeepneys with spectacular sights of the country with the design theme “Its More Fun in the Philippines.”

Walang Kukurap By Layeta Bucoy

After a successful run of the 110-year-old sarswela of Severino Reyes’ ‘Walang Sugat’, Tanghalang Pilipino (TP), Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) resident theater company presents a highly-controversial play written by Quentin Tarantino’s female version onstage - Ms. Layeta Bucoy’s ‘Walang Kukurap.

Ambon Ulan Baha - The Musical In San Pablo City, Laguna This October

Artists Resource Network Association, Inc. (ARNAI)  will once again stage the long time running musicale “AMBON ULAN BAHA” on October 13, 2012 at the San Pablo Central School, San Pablo City, Laguna. It is  a two-hour ethno-rock modern zarzuela that showcases twenty original musical scores inspired by kundiman, balitaw, ethnic and modern musical trends with choreography based on ethnic, folk/traditional and creative dances.

Artists Resource Network Association, Inc. (ARNAI)’s “ Ambon, Ulan, Baha” has been sponsored by several organizations and institutions and has seen more than 500 performances.
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Tanghalang Ateneo Presents 4PLAY

Four Plays One Stage

Tanghalang Ateneo’s 34th Season, Journeys, highlights the many tours that the company will make this year and the rites of passage that our young artists will embark in their theater life. 4PLAY, the company’s latest offering, features four new and original plays by four young directors at the start of their professional artistic journeys. 4PLAY also features the company’s batch of newcomers, all at the onset of their very own journeys in the theater.

September 18, 2012

Arte Nova Eurythmy Youth Ensemble

This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Eurythmy. For every human being, Rudolf Steiner - the founder of this Movement Art, created movement tools. These tools enable one to develop movements for the physical body, inner energy, inner moods and the individual spiritual core.

Pinoy Rock Community Launched Its New Website, a Pinoy Rock Community online  launched its new website last September 15, 2012, 6pm in a bar event at the Inggos Bar near CCP Pasay City. President Harold P. Solomon recently announced, “This development is offering visitors a more user-friendly navigation experience, easy login using facebook account, and access to different mobile platforms.”

Joining were Even, Light of Luna, Valley of Chrome, Subculture, Mr. Bones & the Boneyard Circus, Piledriver, Balatek, Last Fall, Ascend from Ruins, Radyo, Escape to Nevada, Transcendent, Dehydrated, and Incrudesce.

The new is the fourth version of the website since it was first introduced on February 2005.

Contact Details:
For details, visit or (Cherry Amparo, PR)

Gregory Halili's Exhibit

Heritage plays an important part in the inception of New Jersey-based and New York represented Filipino artist Gregory Halili’s repertoire.

National Artists Award 2012 Now Open for Nominations

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) announce the start of acceptance of nominations for the 2012 National Artists Award.

September 17, 2012

Learn how to apply collage techniques to home decor

Our first MakeSHIFT session with Arlene Barbaza of Artefact and Resurrection Furniture!

Learn how to apply collage techniques to home decor, and spiffy up and personalize old items with printed material (like vintage ephemera) and creativity! Participants are encouraged to bring home decor items such as frames or lamps or wall decor. Clock kits (clock face and mechanism) will be provided.

Hubad Mga Kwento ng Kalayaan By Filipino FreeThinkers

A guerilla theater event by LeAP! (Lesbian Activism Project, Inc.), in special collaboration with Filipino Freethinkers. Personal monologues on the experiences of coming out written by LGBTQs will be performed.

Music, Film and Culture at the Shangri-la Plaza EDSA

Preferred lifestyle hub Shangri-La Plaza showcases the beauty and diversity of music and film this September as it unveils its rich line-up of events and activities for the month.

Indiependensya Film Festival

This is the question that various films from here and abroad, including Public Service Advertisements (PSA) made by independent and student filmmakers, will seek to answer in the INDIEpendensya Film Festival to be held on September 17-19, 2012 at the University of the Philippines Film Institute (Cine Adarna and Videotheque), Diliman, Quezon City.

Art Exhibit By Ramon Diaz

Ramon Diaz, famous in the country for creating strong images of Nishikigoi in some of the Philippines most notable corporate offices and society homes, will be exhibiting some of his works at Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea.

September 16, 2012

MANILAART'12 at the SM Exhibition Center

“A Crack in the Hull” by Ronald Ventura is the banner piece for MANILART ’12, the largest visual arts fair in the country today.

Now on its fourth year, it gathers more than forty of the top art galleries nationwide representing over five hundred artists. This five- day exposition seeks to be a destination art event in Asia showcasing the best that the visual art scene has to offer, including some of the most sought-after names in Philippine art which have developed an international following in recent years.

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