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May 31, 2013

Some Enchanted Music: Broadway Hits in Concert at Newport Performing Arts Theater

Head to Newport Performing Arts Theater on June 1, 2013 and catch "Some Enchanted Music: Broadway Hits in Concert".
Performers include Audie Gemora, Bo Cerrudo, Cris Villonco, Gina Respall, Jon Joven, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, Michael Wiliams, Pinky Marquez, Shiela Valderrama Martinez, Tanya Manalang with music from the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Rodel Colmenar and Directed by Freddie Santos

Ticket Prices:
Price Zone 1 (VIP) - P 5,350
Price Zone 2 (Premiere) - P 4,815
Price Zone 3 (Deluxe) - P 3,745
Price Zone 4 (Balcony) - P 3 ,210
Price Zone 5 (Lower Balcony) - P 2 ,675

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

Buy tickets at

Newport Performing Arts Theater
Resort World Manila

Resorts World Manila
Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Cybertourism Zone
Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

Saturday June 1, 2013

Stars of the Philippine Ballet at the Aliw Theater

A gathering of the finest Filipino dance talents here and abroad led by prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde ? will go on stage on June 1, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at the Aliw Theater, CCP Complex, Pasay City.
Presented by Ballet Manila, the Manila Broadcasting Company and Aliw Theater, the one-night gala concert brings together onstage for the first time today's most exciting and multi-awarded Filipino dancers, many of whom are coming home from the ballet companies they represent abroad.

The show is a benefit for Ballet Manila’s scholarship program, Project Ballet Futures.

May 29, 2013

Pinoy Artist Nelson Bohol Cited in 'Monsters University' Fun Facts

Filipino artist Nelson Bohol, a veteran of several Pixar films like “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Cars” and “WALL-E,” figures in the fun facts released by Disney/Pixar regarding its upcoming animated comedy “Monsters University.”

Read on below and find out what Bohol did to deserve the citation.

Dream Machine - A Visual Art Exhibition

One way to moderate an artist is through his power as a storyteller. After all, all artists work with their own experience, constructing a visualized dream. The audience, therefore, is compelled to journey through the world the artist creates - in effect a character in the artist’s story.
It doesn’t really matter if there is no logical outcome, or that the necessities of a plot structure are seemingly abandoned. Dreams, after all, never follow the elements of a plot, yet somehow people can still recall and narrate what happens. And this does not dilute the emotional impact of the experience.

Sounds of Freedom - The Annual Summer Recital

"Sounds of Freedom" is meant to be an independence day celebration that gathers creative energies of the young and young at heart.
The 2013 edition of Sounds of Freedom celebrates Animaguitara’s tenth year in the music industry and a decade of commitment to provide solid music enrichment programs for people from all walks of life. This is an independent endeavor run by conservatory-bred Jonathan Gonzales with the support of allied musicians, fellow independent artists, and an arts and culture programming arm.

May 27, 2013

Cifra Sings The Classics: For the Benefit of Baby Chloee Gabayan and Ma. Katrina Angeles

Himig Handog Finalist and Singer-Songwriter Jeffey Cifra opens the 28th Anniversary Celebration of The Library Comedy Bar, Malate on June 17, 2013, Monday, 10pm, in “Cifra Sings The Classics: For the Benefit of Baby Chloee Gabayan and Ma. Katrina Angeles.”
CIFRA wrote the hits “Puwede Bang Ako Na Lang Ulit?” by Bugoy Drilon and “Prinsesa” by VFort Band. CIFRA SINGS The CLASSICS also features Viva Artist Paolo De Los Santos, Comedian Aya, and Legendary Live Comedy Director Mr. Andrew De Real.

This is a Benefit Show for Biliary Atresia Awareness.

Contact Details:
For Tickets and Seats Reservations, please call The Library at (63 2) 522-2484, (63 917) 529-6653, (63 928) 843-6888 or (63 916) 439-7898.
The Library

Monday June 17, 2013

May 20, 2013

L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) at the CCP

Experience a different high as one of the greatest comic gems in opera, L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) featuring Russian operatic soprano Anna Netrebko, in high definition video and full dolby sound at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tangahalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) on May 28, 2013 at 2pm and 7pm.
L’Elisir d’Amore is the third of five encore performances of the latest season of The Met presented by the CCP and the Metropolitan Opera (The Met) in cooperation with the Opera Guild Foundation of the Philippines.

May 19, 2013

Gising: Awake; To Wake Up or Awaken; Awakening

It is only after the awakening that one realizes that the state of sleep is over - a travel, serendipitous or planned, from dreamscape to the reality.
Six artists come together to depict through their art what it feels like to travel across - or sometimes, stay in between - the faint borders of night and day, past and present, mistakes and realizations, observations and recognitions, provocation and action, and stasis and motion.

May 18, 2013

Free Choral and Instrumental Workshop and Album Launch By Jesuit Communications

Jesuit Communications invites you to come and join the FREE choral and instrumental workshop and launch of its latest album, PROCLAIM! on June 1, 2013, Saturday. 8AM to 6PM at the Ateneo High School (Kostka) Chapel, Ateneo de Manila University.

May 17, 2013

“What Puring Wants, Coring Needs” - One Act Play at the BGC

Camoco Bafllaga’s one-act play “What Puring Wants, Coring Needs,” brings the cutthroat competition among television stations onto theater through the two hilarious exchange between its two major characters, Puring and Coring.
Audiences will be able to identify with Puring and Coring as they outwit and out-charm each other in order to win the Best Audience of the Year Award. In the end, both Puring and Coring reveal that they are smarter that the networks dictate they should be.

May 15, 2013

IFC Creative Filmmaking Camp 2013

In an effort to expand the base of filmmaking practitioners, IFC (Philippine Independent Filmmakers Cooperative) is organizing a film camp for hobbyists and beginning filmmakers to jumpstart their movies this summer - 2013 IFC Creative Filmaking Camp: From Concept to Screen.

Philippine-Korean Contemporary Arts Exchange Exhibit 2013

The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines will be featuring the contemporary artworks of noted Filipino and Korean artists in its upcoming exhibit entitled “Summer: A Midsummer Night’s Reunion” which is set to be launched on May 17.
The arts exchange exhibit by the Center is now on its second year, following the maiden launch last year with spring as the theme to signify new meetings. In Korea, spring stands for new meetings and friendships.

May 12, 2013

Manila Improv Festival 2013 at the PETA Theater Center

In celebration of its 11th year anniversary, the Silly People’s Improv Theater (SPIT) and the PETA Theater Center proudly present the Manila Improv Festival 2013 from June 25-30, 2103. The theme for this year is “Follow Your Feet”, an improvisational theater concept which also ties in with the art form’s return to PETA - the group which first introduced improvisational theater to the country in the early 1970s. As SPIT takes on a new decade of laughter and innovation, the group decided to take a bolder step in sharing the art of improv to bigger audiences through the festival and its partnership with PETA Theater Center.

May 11, 2013

Rico Blanco Live at the Music Museum


Rico Blanco, one of the hottest and most sought after OPM artists today, is set to hold his first ever solo concert !

Catch him live at the Music Museum on Philippine Independence Day, June 12, 2013, and be a part of music history. It’s been five years since this former Rivermaya frontman struck out on his own, and two solo albums later (Your Universe and last year’s Galactik Fiestamatik), he’s hotter than ever and ready to rock the stage in his first full-length solo concert!

May 9, 2013

The Silly People’s Improv Theater (SPIT)


The Silly People’s Improv Theater (SPIT) is now 11 years old !!!!!

Being the country’s premiere improvisational theater group known for their smart and incisive brand of comedy, SPIT has represented the Philippines in numerous international events such as the prestigious Los Angeles Comedy Festival in 2004, and more recently, in the Hong Kong and Beijing Improv Festivals.

Labs Kita, Sabado Sing - A - Long Night at the Rizal Park Central

Labs Kita, Sabado with Denise & Bei

It’s sing-a-long night this Saturday, May 11, 2013, starting at 6:00 p.m., in Labs Kita, Sabado, with featured guests - singer Denise Rapadas and singer/guitarist Bei Bermas. Venue is the Rizal Park Central, Manila. Admission is free.

May 8, 2013



Catch the exciting improv theater groups who will participate at the Manila Improv Festival 2013 from June 25-30, 2103.

Presented by the Silly People’s Improv Theater (SPIT) and the PETA Theater Center,
The Manila Improv Festival 2013 will have six shows featuring the participating improv groups: People's Liberation Improv and 3 Dudes Improv (Hongkong), Beijing Improv (Beijing), Taichung Improv (Taiwan), Xiamen Improv (Xiamen), Zmack (Shanghai), Pirates of Tokyo Bay (Tokyo) and Silly People’s Improv Theater (Manila).

For more details and updates, you may check out SPIT via
Twitter: @spitmanila

May 7, 2013

Gantimpala Theater's Batch 2013 Workshoppers Present Ang Kinang ni Kahlim

Ang Kinang ni Kahlim, with book and libretto by Jose Jeffrey Camañag and original music by Jesse Lucas, serves as the culminating production of Batch 2013, graduates of the annual Gantimpala Theater summer workshop for teens and young adults. Performance is on May 11, 2013, Saturday, the Santa Isabel College Auditorium, Taft Aveue, Manila.
The musical tells the story of Tatay God who just finished creating a colorless world. He assigns Archangel Michael (Alvin Duckert) and assistant Miguelito (Aljonas Ponio) to gather the Anghel ng mga Kulay so that they bring color to Tatay’s wonderful creation putting an end to all the dull and drab.

May 6, 2013

Circuit Fest Music and Skate Live In Manila

CIRCUIT FEST is custom built for the music concert fan who wants to celebrate summer like there is no tomorrow.
Enter yourself into a playground of awesome music, thrilling skateboard tricks, games, crazy mosh pits & hot summer fun. It’s time we celebrate our freedom to rock in this all-day music & skateboard festival.

Mayday Parade
We Are The In Crowd
The Downtown Fiction
This Century
Allstar Weekend
A+ Dropouts
Before You Exit
Megan Nicole

Ticket Prices:
Moshpit ? P5224
Gen Ad ? P3657
Early-Bird Promo! For GEN AD section only ? P2,612

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries, please call Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999.
Globe Circuit Events Ground
A.P. Reyes Ave.

A.P. Reyes Ave.
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Saturday May 25, 2013

May 5, 2013

Carmen : An International Friendship By Ballet Manila

In its continuing bid to promote international relations through dance, Ballet Manila engages in another artistic collaboration, this time with South Korea's Choi So Bin Ballet.
The two groups are featured in the upcoming production Carmen: An International Friendship Gala, showcasing a repertoire of classical and contemporary numbers. Presented by the Manila Broadcasting Company, Ballet Manila and Star Theater, it will go on stage on May 4, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., at Star Theater, CCP Complex, Pasay City.

Vice Ganda In Concert at Smart Araneta Coliseum

The phenomenal comedian in the Philippines, Vice Ganda will be having a mega concert this coming May 17, 2013 at the historic Smart-Aranet Coliseum.

The upcoming concert will be directed by Bobet Vidanes. With guests, Ai Ai Delas Alas, Regne Velasquez, Enrique Gil, Paolo Avelino, Daniel Padilla and Ms. Dawn Zulueta.

Ticket Prices:
VVIP (PT101&103 ROWS A-E)-Php 7,420
VIP (PT101&103 ROWS F-O)-Php 5,300
PATRON: P3,180
LOWER BOX (LB): P1,590

Contact Details:
For ticket inquieries, please call Ticketnet at (63 2) 911-5555.
Smart Araneta Coliseum
Araneta Center

Gen. Araneta cor. Gen. Roxas Ave., Araneta Center
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Friday May 17, 2013

Triple Threats: Leading Men and Women of Philippine Musical Theater

Acclaimed actor for stage, television and film Nonie Buencamino kicks off the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ musical concert series Triple Threats: Leading Men and Women of Philippine Musical Theater on June 13, 7:30 p.m. at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino.

May 4, 2013

MCO Foundation's Great Performances Series: Albert Tiu and Marcel Luxen

As part of the MCO Foundation 28th Season, two internationally acclaimed artists - pianist Albert Tiu and clarinetist Marcel Luxen - will open MCO Foundation's Great Performances Series this coming June 1, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ayala Museum, Makati City.

May 3, 2013

Folkism by Aljo Pingol

Philippine folk art plays an important role in the development of the country’s visual art scene. With motifs and compositions that are more attuned to indigenous sensibilities, folk art has spurned the creation of a unique Philippine identity that strongly resonated among the pioneers of Philippine art, especially within a post-colonial framework seeking to unearth core Philippine values.

May 2, 2013

Jason Mraz and His Band Live In Manila

MMI and Ovation Productions are proud to announce a special performance by multi-Grammy award winning artist, Jason Mraz on Tuesday, May 14th at the Araneta Coliseum.
Jason has taken his musical journey from coffee houses to stadiums globally and now has two Grammy Awards and six Grammy nominations to his credit.

Teatro Baguntao - Bungang Araw V Open Auditions

Ang Teatro Baguntao ay isang kapatirang pangteatro mula sa Mataas na Paaralang Ateneo de Manila, na binubuo ng mga binatilyong naglalayong makapagtaguyod ng Filipino at makapagdulot ng panlipunang kamularan sa pamamagitan ng pagtatanghal ng iba’t ibang dula.

May 1, 2013

Photography For Teens Workshop at the Ayala Museum

Photography for Teens is a workshop for young adults, no younger than 13 years old, who love taking photos and want to take their skills to the next level.
Participants will learn the basics of photography, and acquire aesthetic and technical skills for taking captivating snapshots. This workshop, which features a classroom lecture in addition to photo shoots and a photo clinic, covers the following topics:

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