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October 31, 2012

Rama Hari at the CCP

“Rama Hari,” the hit pop ballet musical based on the Indian epic Ramayana, is returning to the CCP stage this November, with a powerhouse cast of the country's best singers and dancers.

This year's staging of “Rama Hari” will star Christian Bautista and Karylle in the lead roles Rama and Sita, backed by an equally powerhouse cast of the country's leading theater actors and singers: Robert Seña as the demon Ravana, OJ Mariano (alternating as Rama), Kalila Aguilos (alternating as Sita), Christian Rey Marbella, Noel Rayos, Lani Ligot, Amparo Sietereales, and Brezhnev Larlar.

October 30, 2012


 THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) through its Intertextual Division celebrates the 25th anniversary of its literary journal by launching Ani 37, the Cleansing and Renewal issue, on November 29, 2012 at the CCP Promenade at five in the afternoon. Ani 37 contains 97 works of prose and poetry submitted by 66 authors written in English, Filipino and different Philippine languages, representing Aklanon, Bikol, Chabacano, Ilokano, Iluko, Kankanaey, and Pangasinan. 

October 29, 2012

Intercontinental Mail Art Exhibition 2013

Inter-Art Foundation Aiud, Romania
United Nations Staff Recreation Council, NY, USA

In partnership with
Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations, NY, USA
UNSRC, Latin Workshop Society, New York
Portuguese language Society, New York
"Liviu Rebreanu" Cultural Center Aiud, Romania


The Intercontinental Mail Art Exhibition
United Nations
Nations - Water - Cultures
New York 2013

October 27, 2012

National Theater Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

The Cultural Center of the Philippines opens its doors to theater artists, practitioners and enthusiasts for the 4th National Theater Festival (NTF) from November 8 to 18, 2012. Dubbed as “Ika-Apat na Tagpo, Ang Bagong Yugto: The New Act”, this year's NTF offers performances, a conference, exhibits and film screenings.
The NTF started in 1992 and 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the festival. This year's edition showcases the ever-growing achievements of Philippine theater.

October 26, 2012

Sayaw ng mga Seniorita at the National Theater Festival

Love - be it romantic, platonic or erotic - is beautifully defined in Gantimpala Theater’s Sayaw ng mga SENIORITA, a dramatic - comedy play written by Jose Javier Reyes, under the direction of Jun Pablo, which will initially be shown during the National Theater Festival, presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

October 25, 2012

The Piano Teachers' Guild of the Philippines Inc Present Forte @ 40

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, The Piano Teachers’ Guild of the Philippines together with The Cultural Center of the Philippines, LYRIC and KAWAI proudly presents "Forte@40" - a fund-raising concert to be held at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo of the Cultural Center of the Philippines on November 18, 2012.

Hansel and Gretel A Children's Musical

This children classic literary work will come to life on stage through colorful sets, props and costumes; beautiful songs and music; and most of all, the genuine portrayal of the professional theater kid actors ages 7 to 13 years old.
Hansel and Gretel” is the musical play for children wherein Kids Acts Philippines has incorporated every intelligence type in the specific scenes to enable children appreciate and experience the total importance of learning while performing on stage.

British Occupation of Manila and Cavite 1762 - 1764 Exhibit

To mark the 250th anniversary of the British Occupation of Manila and Cavite, the Philippine Map Collectors Society (PHIMCOS) and the Embassy of the United Kingdom have partnered to present an exhibit that sheds more light on and draw lessons from this little known event in Philippine history.

October 24, 2012

Dayaw Festival 2012

A grand celebration and gathering of indigenous Filipino cultures will be mounted by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), led by its chairman Felipe M. De Leon Jr., in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples’ Month.

Organized by the NCCA’s Subcommission on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts (SCCTA), under Commissioner Joycie Dorado-Alegre, and the provincial government of Bulacan, with Joseph “Sonny” Cristobal as festival director, the Dayaw 2012: Indigenous Peoples’ Festival will be held from November 27 to 29, 2012, in Malolos, Bulacan.

October 23, 2012

DUO Modern Circus

The Embassy of France, the Alliance Francaise de Manille and Rustan’s, in partnership with PETA, present DUO, a performance by French juggler Jérôme Thomas and French Accordionist Jean-François Baëz, on October 25.

San Pedro Calungsod Art Exhibit at the Eastwood Mall

In honor of the Philippines’ second saint, Eastwood Mall proudly hosts the Pedro Calungsod Art Exhibit on October 22 - 24 at the Eastwood Mall Atrium.
The opening of the exhibit comes at the heels of Calungsod’s canonization, which is scheduled on October 21. The exhibit collects over 60 paintings and artwork from highly skilled Angono artists, who have interpreted Calungsod’s likeness and showed him doing his missionary work in the Marianas Islands.

October 22, 2012

Guardians of Tradition, Book on PH National Living Treasures Launched

The book "Guardians of Tradition, the Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan," published by Adarna House, Inc., gets launched on Sept 14, 2012, during the 33rd Manila International Book Fair.
The book follows the experiences of Banog and Kiko as they discover the Philippines' National Living Treasures, namely: Uwang Ahadas, Hadja Amina Appi, Ginaw Bilog, Federico Caballero, Lang Dulay, Masino Intaray, Salinta Monon, Eduardo Mutuc, Alonzo Saclag, Darhata Sawabi, and Samaon Sulaiman.

October 21, 2012

Bigfish Presents: Cream Halloween Ball 2012

This is the time of the year, CREAM Halloween Ball.
Freedom Music Presents “Bigfish Presents: Cream Halloween Ball 2012” on October 27, 2012 (Sat.) at the World Trade Center, the BIGGEST and LARGEST dance costume party in the archipelago.

October 20, 2012

Zumba Fitness With David Velez


David Velez is coming to Manila!. Catch him on November 4 (Sunday) as he rocks the stage at the Meralco Multi-Purpose Hall, Ortigas Avenue. Registration starts at 6:30PM. Party is from 7:30-9:00PM.

Get ready to dance, sweat aZumba nd have the time of your life. It's time to ditch the workout and join the party.

Ticket Price:
Pre-selling price PHP 450
At the door PHP 500
Contact Details:
For tickets, email or contact (63 917) 791-3526.
Meralco Multi-Purpose Hall
Meralco Multi-Purpose Hall
Ortigas Ave.
Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Sunday November 4, 2012

October 19, 2012

Gangnam Style: The Next Biggest Hit of 2012

While the Philippines (and the world!) hasn’t fully recovered with Carly Rae Jepsen’s sensational hit ‘Call Me Maybe” just yet, a South Korean singer by the name of PSY is catching up quickly with his new single “Gangnam Style” -- possibly being ‘The Next Biggest Hit of 2012’.

Pole Dancing By Pole Academy Philippines

Pole dancing is fast gaining popularity in the Philippines and the rest of Asia. What was once regarded as an attraction solely confined in strip clubs, bars and gentlemen’s clubs has now gained recognition as a serious sport and a kind of performance art.
Pole Academy Philippines, the country’s premiere school for pole dancing, is part of a mission to elevate pole dancing’s reputation. The group is preparing for their encore performance on October 20 entitled, “Jazz le Pole 2012: The Repeat” named after the school’s original pole dance syllabus.

An Intimate and Experimental Show By Njel de Mesa

Do you have insecurities that make you feel unlovable? Njel de Mesa launches a quirky but poignant single about learning to unconditionally love someone - cracks and all, wrinkles and all.
This intimate & experimental show will be at the NDMusic Studio at EGI Taft Tower, Taft Ave., Manila (Oct 23, 2012, 7pm) and for the first time, Njel will be fusing his music with the intimate theater plays of his Koine Theater Foundation (featuring Subtext, Huling Ensayo Para Sa Iyo, and I Laugh You).

October 18, 2012

AAP Annual Art Competition

the oldest and the most prestigious art organization of the Philippines since 1948,

the 65Th AAP Annual Art Competition 2012.

Miracle of the Rain and Sino ang Maghuhugas ng Pinggan?


A Unique Dinner Theater Experience at Bistro Marinero, Intramuros produced by St. Scho Manila HS Batch 88, A 2-Act Dinner Theater: “Miracle of the Rain”, excerpt from Ora Et Labor and “Sino ang Maghuhugas ng Pinggan?”
St. Scho Manila HS Batch 88 presents a unique dinner theater experience featuring a 2-act play, “Miracle of the Rain” an excerpt from Ora Et Labora and “Sino ang Maghuhugas ng Pinggan?” by Filomena Colendrino directed by Filomena Callo at Bistro Marinero in Intramuros.

October 17, 2012

Art Flood 2012 - The Annual Art Sale Fundraiser

ART FLOOD, the annual art sale fundraiser where collectors offer well-loved contemporary art, will be online from October 17-20, 2012.
This is the second year the beneficiary is the Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation of the Philippine General Hospital. This is a perfect opportunity for seasoned collectors, and new art lovers, to give back.


Pianists are invited to attend the piano masterclass of Argentinian concert pianist and chamber musician Emilio Peroni on Wednesday, October 31 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 noon at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.  Limited slots are available for masterclass participants. Observers are welcome to attend the masterclass which is free of charge.  The master class is a project of the CCP Artist Training Division.

Bayanihan Folk Dance Company Presents Philippinescape 2

A yearly display of new works by the Bayanihan Folk Dance Company, outcome of its continous study into Philippine materials transformed into theater pieces then built into Bayanihan’s growing repertoire.

October 16, 2012

2012 National Theater Festival at the CCP

CCP Festival



November 8-10, 2012
Silangan Hall

The 2012 National Theater Festival (NTF) dubbed as “Ika-apat na Tagpo, Ikalawang Yugto” is the 4rth since 1992. It has always been implemented with various component including a conference.  This year, the conference will focus on the premise that theater is part of the dynamic and growing creative industry in the Philippines. 

Fashion Film Workshop at the Ayala Museum

The British Council in partnership with the Ayala Museum will have a 3 day workshop on fashion film from 16 - 18 October at the Ayala Museum.
Fashion Film is a growing trend among fashion designers and an area of fashion communication in which the UK has a leading position. It is an alternative medium for fashion designers who would like to tell the story of their collection apart from presenting their work in a catwalk show.

October 15, 2012

JLo Dance Again World Tour at Mall of Asia Arena

Vista Land presents "JLo Dance Again World Tour" on November 26, 2012 8:00pm at Mall of Asia Arena.
Dance Again World Tour is the first headlining concert tour by American recording artist and actress Jennifer Lopez. The tour began on June 14, 2012 in Panama City, travelling across Latin America before Lopez began her co-headlining tour with Enrique Iglesias of North America on July 14. The tour will then continue with tour dates in Asia, Europe and Australia.

Chasing Mountains Photography By Bengy Toda

Manila Contemporary is proud to present the first ever solo exhibition by veteran photographer and avid sportsman Bengy Toda.
Although practicing for over 30 years, Toda has preferred to professionally function behind the scenes as the owner of Studio 58 Lab 10, a successful photographic production house.

October 14, 2012

Manila Fame 2012 - The Design and Lifestyle Event


Manila FAME - your top choice for sourcing design forward, high-quality, Philippine-made products with an artisanal touch.

Partnering with the country’s major sourcing events - Manila Now, Cebunext and Bijoux Cebu. Together the four event brands provide one convenient venue for showcasing furniture & furnishings, holiday & gifts and fashion.

Rachelle Ann Go Rise Against Gravity

Fierce songstress Rachelle Ann Go is ready to bring forth her prowess as a singer and dancer in the much-awaited concert, R.A.G Rise Against Gravity.
The 'Search for a Star' champion has prepared enthralling and breathtaking performances that would surely defy gravity and outbrave obstacles. So, prepare for a full-blown and jaw-dropping concert by the one and only Rachelle Ann Go.

October 13, 2012

Studio Lighting Workshop By Stanley Ong and Dondi Gonzales

CitruSnap Photography Studio and Stanley Ong Photography will be facilitating a studio lighting workshop on 27 October 2012, Saturday, from 8:00 am to 6:00pm.
The one-day workshop will cover a quick review of the basic photography concepts, an introduction to studio equipment, and a discussion/ demonstration of basic studio lighting setups. Participants will also have hands-on training as they try to setup their own shoot after the discussions.


The Artist Training Division of the Cultural Center of the Philippines invites all double bassists to attend the Double Bass masterclass of international concert double bassist Kurt Muroki on Tuesday, October 16 at 2 PM – 6 PM at the Silangan Hall, 4th Floor of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

October 12, 2012

San Juan Nepomuceno Band Performs at Concert at the Park

For its second offering this October, Concert at the Park presents the pride of Malibay, Pasay City - the San Juan Nepomuceno Band, under the music direction of Prof. Hermie Ranera, this Sunday, October 14, 2012, starting at 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon. Ms. Minette Padilla is program host.

Weekender Guide : October 12 - 14,2012

 by The Click List

Wilson Phillips will perform live at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on October 12, 2012, 8pm. Watch the groundbreaking female vocal trio: Wendy Wilson, Carnie Wilson and Chynna Phillips as they serenade their fans with their iconic hits Dedicated To The One I Love, and other Mamas & The Papas landmark singles like California Dreamin’, Monday Monday, and Got A Feeling.

October 11, 2012

Ifugao Dance Exhibit By Wahoo Guerrero

The Linearity of the Ifugao Dance, an exhibition by artist Wahoo Guerrero opening on October 13, 2012, 4:00pm at the Print Gallery of the Bencab Museum.
In this exhibit, Guerrero aims to capture the merging lines of the Ifugao dance with the landscape of the mountain province honoring the Ifugao people's intimate relationship with their landscape which they have been cultivating from generation to generation for more than 2,000 years.

Orosman at Zafira at the CCP

It is said that love can start a million wars, but it is also with love that we end all of which we’ve started.”The Cultural Center of the Philippines and Dulaang UP team up in bringing back to the stage the critically-acclaimed blockbuster production of “Orosman at Zafira” for the 4th National Theater Festival set on Nov. 17, (8 pm) and Nov. 18 (3 pm) at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, Cultural Center of the Philippines.

October 10, 2012

The Woman In black at Teatrino


Dulaang Kalay and Word of Mouth Theater Philippines proudly present the gala premiere of ‘The Woman in Black’ on October 19 and 20 at Teatrino.

Lauded as “one of the best horror stories you will ever see on the stage”, ‘The Woman in Black’ is based on Susan Hill’s highly regarded 1983 novel of the same name. In 1989, ITV produced a made-for-television film adaptation of the novel. Directed by Herbert Wise, the film earned four BAFTA awards: Best Design, Best Film Sound, Best Make-Up and Best Original Television Music.

October 9, 2012

The Manila Galleon in Acapulco Exhibit


In 1565, a trade route between the Spanish East Indies (the Philippines) and New Spain (Mexico) started with the discovery of the ocean passage by Andres de Urdaneta. 

The trade route became the passage way of what would later be known as the Galleon Trade. The Manila Galleon, one of the most important trading systems at that time, was a great source of income for the colonies (Philippines and Mexico) and Spain. It facilitated the transfer of goods among Europe and Asian and Latin American colonies. In addition to the goods, it facilitated the exchange of peoples and their ideas, customs and lifestyle among the participating economies.


After the successful run of its stage play, “Walang Kukurap”, Tanghalang Pilipino (TP) pays tribute to the stage artists of yesteryears through its 3rd theater season offering entitled “Stageshow”, a grand musical play slated on October 10-21, 2012, 3pm and 8pm, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater) .

October 8, 2012

Philippine Madrigal Singers

Philippine Madrigal Singers

The University of the Philippines Madrigal Singers was organized in 1963 by National Artist Professor Andrea O. Veneracion. The group is composed of students, faculty and alumni from the different colleges of the University of the Philippines (UP). The choir is one of the world’s most awarded, having consistently won all the top prizes in most of the world’s prestigious  choral competitions: Arezzo and Gorizia in Italy, Marktoberdorf in Germany, Spittal in Austria, Neuchatel in Switzerland, Tours in France, Varna in Bulgaria, Debrecen in Hungary, Cantonigros, Tolosa and Torrevieja in Spain. They hold the distinction of being the first choir in the world to win the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing twice (1997 and 2007). 


THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), together with its officers, staff and members of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra surprised the pre-departure crowd at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 with a “flashmob” performance on October 3, 2012.  The performance was held in celebration of the CCP’s 43rd anniversary. Through this “random act of culture”, the CCP brings performance out of its Roxas Boulevard venue to a public space to exemplify its vision of “making art matter to the life of every Filipino.”  The said project is made possible in cooperation with the NAIA.

October 7, 2012

UP Vargas Museum Presents Cityzening

The University of the Philippines Vargas Museum presents Cityzening, one of the major exhibitions of Project Glocal 2012 BKK-HK-MNL-SG. It opens on October 11, Thursday, 6:00PM at the Lobby, West Wing Gallery and Basement of the museum.

October 6, 2012

Jim Paredes 1st Solo Concert

Head to Newport Performing Arts Theatre on October 22, 2012 and catch "LIVE, Laugh and Sing: Jim Paredes Solo Concert".
Watch and experience one of the most creative, most innovative, and most exciting Filipino singer-composers our country has ever seen, with Special Guests: Yeng Constantino, Noel Cabangon, Jett Pangan and Ebe Dancel.

Stage Show at CCP Little Theater


October 10, 2012 - October 20, 2012

Directed by: Chris Millado

Choreography by: Denisa Reyes

October 5, 2012

Digital Photography With Dennis Balangue

 This October, the Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) invites budding photographers to attend its longest-running photography workshop, Digital Photography 101.
Through the two-day workshop, to be held on October 13 and 20, from 9:00.a.m. to 4:00 p.m., participants will learn the basics of perspective, composition, lighting, exposure, and more, so they can make the most out of their digital cameras.

Handumanan Exhibit at the UP Vargas Museum

The UP Vargas Museum opens the exhibit Handumanan on 11 October at the 3F South Wing Gallery.
A Visayan word synonymous with keepsake, memory, and remembrance, Handumanan evokes images, sites and places, people, and stories of the Visayan region through a diverse gathering of works by contemporary artists from the Visayas, ranging from drawings and paintings, to photographs and video works.

The Miser Presented By Laugh or Lose Theater Company

Experience immense laughter as students from the University of the Philippines-Diliman showcase one of Moliere's masterpieces, "The Miser" on October 9, 7 p.m. at the Teatro Hermogenes Ylagan, Faculty Center, UP Diliman, presented to you by Laugh or Lose Theatre Company.

October 4, 2012

Giuseppe Andaloro's Concert

Filfest Cultural Foundation and Insular Life with Faith Academy presents Giuseppe Andaloro in a concert featuring Chaconne by Bach-Busoni, the Three Preludes for Piano by Olivier Messiaen and the Concerto No. 5 in E flat Major (Emperor) by Ludwig Van Beethoven and special participation of Hae Won Shin (Flautist) with the Manila Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Prof. Arturo Molina.

Giuseppe Andaloro is a winner of several international competitions including the Hong Kong International Piano Competition in 2011; the Bolzano Ferruccio Busoni Competition (Italy) in 2005; the London World Piano Competition (UK) in 2002, and other prestigious international competitions in Asia and Europe.

He has performed with internationally acclaimed orchestras and chamber groups, including London Mozart Players, London Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Tokyo, Philharmonische Camerata Berlin, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the LCO Chamber Group, Czech Philharmonic orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra National of Porto, Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro Massimo di Palermo, and Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli. Among the famous conductors that he has worked with include Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gianandrea Noseda, Tomasz Bugaj, Alberto Martini, and many others.

An active chamber musician, he has collaborated in duos and ensembles with various distinguished artists, including Sarah Chang, Giovanni Sollima and Sergej Krylov. He has an ongoing collaboration with the Italian cellist-composer Giovanni Sollima. His performances have been broadcast in several countries and he has a number of recordings to his credit. Giuseppe Andaloro has served on juries for international piano competitions, and given international master-classes.

He is also active as a composer and conductor.

Ticket Prices:
Orchestra - P350
Balcony - P200

Venue: CADD Theater

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries, please call (63 2) 651-7100 or (63 918) 306-4449.
Faith Academy

Penny Lane, Valley Golf Subdivision
Cainta, Rizal, Philippines

Tuesday October 16, 2012 7:00 PM

Bobby Kimbal and Kenny Cetera Live In Manila

Head to EDSA Shangri-La, Manila on October 9, 2012 and catch "Rock Legends: Bobby Kimball & Kenny Cetera".

Bobby Kimball (Original Toto Lead Singer)
Featuring the hits Rosanna, Africa, Georgy Porgy, 99, I Wont Hold You Back, I'll Be Over you, Lea, Hold The Line and Stairway to Heaven

Talulot Festival at the Shrine of St. Therese in Pasay City


October will usher in a colorful and unique celebration at the Shrine of St. Therese, located in Barangay Villamor, Pasay City. It’s almost time for the Talulot Festival once again.

The Military Ordinariate of the Philippines (MOP) and Magnificat Ventures Corporation (MVC), in partnership with the City of Pasay, Barangay Villamor, Resorts World Manila and the Newport City Estate Administration will bring you this vibrant festival of music, dance and wholesome entertainment.

Night In A Different Light Astrophotography Exhibit

The Mind Museum, the first world-class science museum in the Philippines, celebrates Space Month with an out-of-this-world line up of talks and workshops. With a vision to become the center for the public understanding of science, the museum organizes “MindBurst” events to show that Science is fun, engaging and accessible to all.

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