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December 29, 2012

New Year's Eve Concert at the Rizal Park

With the recent kick-off of Paskong Pinoy 2012: A Joyous Rock in the Park, the beloved Rizal Park has truly become a certified crowd-attracting destination.
Presented by Philippine beverage giant Asia Brewery, the City of Manila, Department of Tourism and the National Parks Development Committee, the month-long holiday festival offers an exciting entertainment line up, with an explosive New Year’s Eve concert to cap off the series of stage shows.

December 28, 2012

Concert at the Park Presents The Angelos

For its year-ending program, Concert at the Park presents the Angelos, a classical-pop tenor group, composed of Paolo Libiran, Louie Abaigar and George Tagle, this Sunday, December 30, 2012, starting at 6:00 p.m 
Concert at the Park is a regular public service project of the Department of Tourism, under Sec. Ramon Jimenez, Jr. , the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), under Executive Director Juliet H. Villegas, and the People’s Television Four. NPDC Chief of the Cultural & Public Affairs Mr. Freddie A. Edos is the Executive In Charge of the project. Gie V. Arnold writes the script.

December 27, 2012

38th Metro Manila Film Festival

It's Christmas and MMFF Day on December 25! Here's your cheat sheet to all eight films of The 38th Metro Manila Film Festival.

December 26, 2012

Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2013

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and Eastwood City welcomes the New Year with supercharged performances from musical super luminariesTstars, as they celebrate another year of Living the Good Life in their Countdown to 2013 on December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park.
Donning fun, commemorative 2013 memorabilia from Eastwood City, guests are all invited to join the party, cheer and kiss their loved ones as they watch the Star Drop to celebrate the coming of 2013.

December 25, 2012

The Hit Filipino Musical "KATY" at the CCP


January 17, 2013 - January 27, 2013


Cultural Center of the Philippines & Spotlight Artists Centre Production 
Many musical-theater buffs in Manila are looking forward to the revival staging at the CCP Little Theater of the hit Filipino musical "KATY", one of the colorful life and times of the country's queen of jazz and bodabil, Katy Dela Cruz. The musical will highlight Katy from a child protege singing in fiestas, cockpits, movie houses to Teatro Lux, Grand Opera House and later on San Francisco USA.

December 19, 2012

1st National Digital Arts Awards Philippines

Fast Forward Pilipinas: 1st National Digital Arts Awards
Submit your one minute animated video or A3 size poster to and get a chance to win up to 3,000,0...
00 pesos worth of cash and prizes.

Globaltronics, on it's 10 year in the Digital Out of Home industry, is hosting it's first National Digital Arts Awards, titled: Fast Forward Pilipinas.

Download the Registration Kit (Mechanics, Registration Form, Affidavit included) here:

or here (alternative download link)

If you have any questions or concern regarding the mechanics or anything about the competition, don't hesitate to message our page or email us.

Deadline: Febuary 15, 2013

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Fiesta Folklorida 2012 at the CCP


December 20, 2012 - December 20, 2012

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The Cultural Center of the Philippines & Bayanihan Folk Arts Foundation.


FIESTA FOLKLORIADA - is a gathering of selected folk dance artists and performers
worldwide who come together with the Philippines National Dance Company, the
Bayanihan o share their traditions and promote good will among nations through
music and dances.

December 18, 2012

NCCA/CCP Extends to JAN. 15, 2013 the Acceptance of National Artist Award Nominations

Due to numerous requests, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines announce the extension of the period of acceptance of nominations for the 2012 National Artists Award to January 15, 2013.
Nomination forms and guidelines may be secured from: 

The Order of the National Artists Award Secretariat
Office of the Executive Director
National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)
633 General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila
Attention:  Frances S. Alincastre


The Order of the National Artists Award Secretariat
Office of the Artistic Director
Cultural Center of the Philippines
CCP Complex, Pasay City
Attention: Mylene Henson

Queries may be addressed to:
NCCA -  Frances S. Alincastre, Tel. No. 527-21-92, loc. 503 or 527-2214 (DL), and e-mail address:
CCP -  Mylene Henson, Tel. No. 832-11-25, loc. 1121, 1122 or 832-36-69, e-mail

PSY Gangnam Style Live in Manila

Korean rapper PSY, who captured world attention and recognition with his viral hit song, “Gangnam Style”, will wow Filipino fans when he performs his amusing dance moves at a special dance concert on December 20.

December 12, 2012

Maskipaps 2012: Alien Invasion

We are not alone. UP Beta Epsilon, L’Oreal Paris Haircare, DMCI Homes, and Mister Donut present Maskipaps 2012: Alien Invasion. Happening on December 13, 2012, 5:30pm, at the Engineering Steps, Melchor Hall, UP Diliman.
Witness Engineering organizations strut their way in this themed fashion show competition. Catch performances by Anton and the Salvadors, The Squibs, Minus Juan, Gracenote, Bleu Rascals, and Earthmover.

Pambansang Muziklaban - Rakrakan Series

If ever you survive the Mayan calendar end of the world on 12-21-12, will you survive the Red Horse Beer Pambansang Muziklaban Rakrakan Series XVII?. Happening at the SM MOA Arena, Coral Way Open Parking on December 22, 2012, gates open at 3pm until you drop in the morning.
Catch them Alive! Wilabaliw, Slapshock, Razorback, Kjwan, Mayonnaise, Even, Saydie, Maryzark, Light of Luna, Valley of Chrome, Paramita, Philia, Join the Club, Hatankaru, Subculture, Mr. Bones & the Boneyard Circus, Gracenote, Odat, Pedicab, Bonifacio Republic, Gayuma, Banda ni Kleggy, Tanya Markova, Oblivion, Bushfire, plus surprise bands.

December 11, 2012

Artworks By The VISMIN Collective

All Together Now: Artworks from the VISMIN Collective showcases the works of 16 recent winners of the Philippine Art Awards from Visayas and Mindanao.

The exhibit hopes to sustain the spirit of belonging to a geography of art, as well as to emphasize the outstanding quality of art from the regions.

The participating artists are Lester Amacio, Cezar Arro, Mariano Catague, Reneboy Chona, Florence Cinco, Gary Custodio, Tyrone Espinosa, Rommel Garde, Christopher Gomez, Jana Jumalon-Alano, Gualberto Licong, Dennis "Sio" Montera, Louie Talents, Jericho Vamenta, Rodney Yap, and Acel Zambarrano.

Contact Details:
For more details, please call (63 2) 889-1234.
Water Dragon Gallery
RCBC Plaza

2nd Level, RCBC Plaza - Tower 1, RCBC Plaza
6819 Ayala Ave. corner Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Salcedo Village
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Wednesday December 5, 2012 - Saturday February 2, 2013

Nickelodeon Sharelebration at the SM Mall of Asia

There’s no better time than the holiday season to share one’s blessings. This year, Nickelodeon fans will have another Christmas to remember as their favorite channel brings back SHARElebration, Nickelodeon’s most heartwarming holiday event.
To be held on December 16 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall starting at 3 PM, SHARElebration invites Nickelodeon fans to spread the Christmas cheer by giving gifts of new or old toys to the kids of Gawad Kalinga.

December 10, 2012

Iñaki Etxepare at Instituto Cervantes de Manila

Renowned Spanish cellist Iñaki Etxepare, who has been at the forefront of the European classical scene for the past few years with his groundbreaking work and unmistakable sound, will conduct a free masterclass for young cellists on Monday, December 10, 10am at Instituto Cervantes de Manila.
One of the best-known classical cellist players in Spain, Etxepare received his first violoncello lesson with Jacques Doué in Baiona, France where he obtained the Medaille D’Or and the Prix d'Honneur. He later on broadened his studies in Paris and Barcelona with X.Gagnepain, P. Müller, L. Claret, and M. Tortelier.

Adam Lambert Live In Manila

When Adam Lambert appeared on the eighth season of American Idol, people couldn’t stop talking about the shape-shifting, 6’1” singer with the glam-rock sartorial flair, razor-sharp sense of humor, and jaw-dropping, powerhouse voice.
In 2009, Lambert released his debut album, For Your Entertainment, scored the smash single “Whataya Want From Me,” and set out on his 2010 Glam Nation World Tour, taking his electrifying show to thousands of fans across the globe who screamed his name and happily sang along with every word of his genre-bending electro-pop-rock songs.

December 9, 2012

2012 Gawad CCP Para Sa Sining

Seven individuals and an organization will receive the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining for their outstanding achievements and contributions to Philippine arts and culture on February 27, 2013, 6pm at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater). Two of the awards will be given posthumously.

December 8, 2012

Lisa Macuja - Aliw Award Entertainer of the Year

The classical arts reigned supreme last night when the 25th Aliw Awards gave its most coveted prize - the Entertainer of the Year Award - to prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde.
Over the last two decades, the Entertainer of the Year Award had been given mainly to mainstream performers. Previous winners include Pilita Corrales, Rico J. Puno, Celeste Legaspi, Basil Valdez, Kuh Ledesma, Nonoy Zuniga, Freddie Aguilar, Tessie Tomas, the late Bert Marcelo, Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Lea Salonga, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Sarah Geronimo, and most recently, Charice. It is the first time the award is given to a classical artist, particularly a ballerina.

Camp Rock The Musical - Onstage Theater, Greenbelt

I absolutely love it! Such a pronouncement from me would normally have little bearing on the lives of whoever is in range to hear it, as it is nothing new. I’ve seen Camp Rock so many times, one would think I’d be used to how fantastic it is by now. But no, with every show I seem to establish new national records for the greatest use of the words “WOW,” “Oh, my God,” and “Cool!” and I swear every time I watch feels like the first time.

Hi-5 Holiday Live in Manila

Fans of Hi-5 are in for a treat this December when the Hi-5 gang makes their way to Manila and Cebu to take them on the holiday of a lifetime.
Returning with their latest stage show “Hi-5 Holiday”, Stevie, Casey, Lauren, Tim and the newest Hi-5 friend Dayen, are set to transport audiences to the most fun filled place in the world - “Hi-5 Island”, where they’ll experience adventures from surfing big waves to dancing with penguins, from jiving in the jungle to taking a trip under the sea. This exhilarating stage show performs at the SM Mall of Asia Center Stage from December 14-16, 2012 and at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel on December 23, 2012. Tickets are now on sale.

December 7, 2012

Elton John Live in Manila

A special evening is in store for Filipinos as the English rock singer-songwriter, composer, pianist Sir ELTON JOHN performs in Manila on December 8, 2012 (Saturday) at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Fresh from a memorable and highly acclaimed performance at The Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert at the Buckingham Palace, the music icon has embarked on his 40th Anniversary of the Rocket Man Tour. "Rocket Man" was one of Elton's highest-charting songs. The song remained on top of the U.K. charts for 13 weeks and in the U.S. Billboard chart for 15 weeks.

Patron of the Arts - An Evening with the Cardinal

A concert for the restoration of the currently-closed Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, popularly known as the Manila Cathedral, will be held on December 12, 2012, 7 pm, at the Meralco Theater.
Dubbed "Patron of the Arts," the benefit concert brings together the country's top performers, especially those who have won awards, made headlines or been featured in top-rating shows on theater and television. The event will honor great Filipino artists with a lifetime achievement award.

December 5, 2012

In Transit and Frozen In Time Exhibit

Originally intended to be two separate one-woman shows for both members of the Makati Arts Guild, the exhibits In Transit and Frozen in Time are too inter-related, creating what can be fortuitously considered as a single visual duet on temporality.
Both artists have, by chance, independently focused on unraveling ordinary "moments" to explore their ontological richness and invite the viewers into a meditation on the miniscule, mundane happenings that comprise the flow of time in their lives.

Botong Francisco - A Nation Imagined at the Ayala Museum

In celebration of the birth centenary of National Artist Carlos “Botong” V. Francisco, Ayala Museum and Ayala Foundation, Inc. proudly present Botong Francisco: A Nation Imagined, which opens on December 4, 2012.
Botong Francisco: A Nation Imagined is a rare gathering of over 40 works, including large-scale paintings, by Botong from several public and private collections. Several studies and sketches included in the display were never seen in public before.

December 3, 2012

Grace Nono in Tinig ng Babaylan

Babaylan is a Visayan term which refers to an archetypal Filipino community leader (other Filipino archetypes include the datu and panday) who functions as the community’s religious leader and ritual expert, healer, culture-bearer as well as one having extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of nature and people. Historically, while the babaylan is often a woman, the role and functions of the babaylan are open to both males and females.

December 2, 2012

Ely Buendia - The Greatest Hits Live !

San Beda College Alabang College of Arts and Sciences present Grand Paskong Bedista 2012 Celebration Ely Buendia (The Greatest Hits LIVE) on December 17, 2012 at SBCA Gymnasium. Backed up by a 10 Piece Orchestra.

Ticket Prices:
VIP: P 1,030
Patron P 515
General Admission P 309

Proceeds from the concert will fund the construction of the CAS Student Center.

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries, please call Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999
San Beda College

8 Don Manolo Blvd., Alabang Hills Village
Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines
Monday December 17, 2012

December 1, 2012

Cinemanila International Film Festival @ Bonifacio Global City

Cinemanila International Film Festival celebrates its 14th year back in Market! Market! Cinemas, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig and still in partnership with the Taguig City Government through the leadership of Mayor Laarni Cayetano.

This year’s festival will feature over 40 films from over 20 countries all over the world. These films range from established and rising talents of the local indie scene to award-winners from prestigious festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Jeonju and Busan.

Smash Project 2013 at SM Mall of Asia Arena on March 8,2013

Smash Project 2013 on March 8, 2013 will be a gathering of highly requested punk rock and rock bands under one roof at the country’s newest arena- SM Mall of Asia Arena. American punk rock band All Time Low will headline 2013’s Smash Project.

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