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February 28, 2014

Pluwent - The Director's Cut at the GSIS Theater


Due to insistent public demand Pluwent will run for the second time on March 1, Saturday, 3 p.m. at the GSIS Theater.

The same quirky cast will bring Pluwent to life as Filipinos overseas with very remarkable contexts and predispositions in life some of which, one may find, all too familiar. Though loss (of someone loved) is a central theme here, tears will prove momentary if not scarce. After all, it is Filipino to take sadness with a grain of salt. *Cue for laughter*

February 27, 2014

Help Rebuild Our Heritage - National Commission for Culture and the Arts


The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is now accepting donations for the Rebuilding/Rehabilitation of the Heritage Sites and Structures in disaster stricken areas in Central Philippines.

For more information, please contact the NCCA through the following offices:

Office of the Executive Director
Tel no. (+632)523-0199/527-2192 loc. 728

Office of the Deputy Executive Director
Tel. no. (+632)527-2193/527-2192 loc. 729 

February 25, 2014

Auditions for the title role of Pinocchio - Repertory Theater for Young Audiences


Repertory Theater for Young Audiences is holding auditions for the title role of Pinocchio in the forthcoming production of the same name opening on August 16, 2014. Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 1 at 10:00am at the Onstage theater 2nd floor Greenbelt One.

Auditions are open to boys and girls10 to 15 years of age. Girls must be willing to play a boy. Boys older than 15 should be less then 5 ft.. Those who audition should be able to sing in a high or tenor voice, to move well and be able to take choreography, and to speak good English.

February 24, 2014

UP Dawani Women's Choir in a concert titled "Serenade to Music"

The University of the Philippines (UP) College of Music proudly presents Dr. Beverly Shangkuan-Cheng conducts the unique UP Dawani Women's Choir in a concert titled "Serenade to Music" on Thursday, March 6, 6:30 PM in Abelardo Hall Auditorium, Quezon City.

UP Dawani Women's Choir is the only known all-women choir who performs on the concert stage in the Philippines today and is directed by the first Filipina who earned a doctorate in music arts in choral conducting from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor School of Music.

International British Academy Presents Willy Russel's Blood Brothers



A smash hit musical drama " Blood Brothers" direct from London's west end will be shown  on the 1st of March 2014 at Insular Life Theater located in Filinvest City, Alabang.


Tickets available from International British Academy school office. For inquiries, please contact these numbers: 046 471-5922 / 09175121307


The play will start at 7:00 pm.

February 23, 2014

Philippines Dance Delight Vol. 02 at SM Skydome


Everything is set as the renowned Dance Delight competition heads back to the Philippines this April 12, 2014, 6PM at the SM Skydome. The question is, are you ready? Will you be the next local champion?

Following the groundbreaking success of the first ever Philippines Dance Delight held last March 2013 at the Ateneo de Manila University Henry Lee Irwin Theatre, O School (Singapore) and A-TEAM (Philippines), in partnership with Lenovo, will be bringing back the competition for its second year – this time bigger and better.

February 22, 2014

Pelikultura: The Calabarzon Film Festival 2014 in UP Los Baños, Laguna

Along with Calabarzon-produced short films in competition, Pelikultura: The Calabarzon Film Festival 2014 will showcase award-winning full-length indie films during the three-day film festival on Feb. 26-28 at the NCAS Auditorium in UP Los Baños.

The festival opens with Arnel Mardoquio’s Riddles of My Homecoming, Special Jury Prize winner at the Cinema One Originals Festival in Nov. 2013. Riddles also won four other major awards, including Best Production Design, Best Music, Best Cinematography, and Best Director. The film stars UPLB’s instructor and Pelikultura festival director, Ms. Madz Garcia.

February 20, 2014

2014 Nihongo Fiesta @ the Shangri-la Plaza Mall


Mark your calendars this February as the Japan Foundation Manila (JFM) celebrates the colorful culture and arts of Japan with the 2014 Nihongo Fiesta. Nihongo Fiesta is the yearly event that showcases Japanese language, arts and culture through events like the speech contest, quiz bee and film screenings.

The 2 day event will feature three (3) programs: 41st Nihongo Speech Contest, 6th Quiz Bee - Nihongo for High School Students and Nihongo Fiesta Film Mania.

February 19, 2014

23rd April International Children’s Festival in Gaziantep, Turkey


The Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) is inviting participants for the forthcoming 23rd April International Children’s Festival on April 2014 in Gaziantep, Turkey.

The performing team from each country, which will contain 10-13 children at the age of 10 – 13 with their 1 or 2 adult team leaders, will be hosted by the TRT. The group will perform their folkloric or any other free style dance performance of their choice, during the festival program. Please note that interested parties shall shoulder the cost of their participation in the festival

For more information, interested parties may contact the following:

 CAN SOYSAL (Main Coordinator of TRT Çocuk – Kids Channel)
 Gökçen ARDIÇ
 Yaprak PARLAKOĞLU
 Email: infor23april@gmail.com
 Fax: +90 212 3811468
 Website: http://www.trt23nisan.com/en/

February 18, 2014

Rock Out Aegis Style and Build A Gawad Kalinga Village - Keep the Goodness Rising!


Magtayo tayo ng bahay, oh baby!

Rock out with the power ballads of Aegis this February 27, 8PM at the PETA-PHINMA Theater and help build a Gawad Kalinga Village in Visayas!

Net proceeds of this Rak of Aegis show will help fund the construction of 100 homes for families who lost theirs to Typhoon Yolanda.

For tickets, contact Human Nature Cainta : 470-4756 / 0917-522-5577

VIP: P1,500

Orchestra : P800
Balcony : P600

Keep the #GoodnessRising!

February 12, 2014

Repertory Philippines Presents August: Osage County - The 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Repertory Philippines proudly announces its second offering for the Season 2014 with “ AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY ” - The 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama written by Tracy Letts.
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is set on the plains of modern day, middle-class Oklahoma. 

The Weston family members are all intelligent, sensitive creatures who have the uncanny ability of making each other absolutely miserable. When the patriarch of the household mysteriously vanishes, the Weston clan gathers together to simultaneously support and attack one another.

February 11, 2014

Heart 2 Heart: Ballet & Ballads @ the Aliw Theater




The latest installment of Ballet Manila’s highly successful Ballet & Ballads series promises to be full of romance and celebration, as befits a post-Valentine extravaganza.

The searing season-ender showcases a repertoire of memorable classical and neo-classical ballet pieces and an array of powerful love songs to swoon to.

Art For All Manila: The Affordable Art Fair 2014 @ SM Aura


The newest offering for aesthetes is “Art For All Manila: The Affordable Art Fair 2014” that shall run from February 14 to 16 at the 3rd floor of SM Aura premier in Taguig City.

The success of ManilArt 2013 held at the SMX Convention Center-Taguig in October of last year was marked by the broadened range of viewers as it enticed leisure shoppers of the upscale retail hub as well. Spurred by the welcoming crowds, the organizers, together with SM Aura, engaged galleries for AFAM in an effort to sustain continued art showcases that not only exhibit an eclectic mix for a varied audience and a spread that would hopefully be educational for the uninitiated but this time with the perk of affordability.

Lang Leav - Love and Misadventure

Love and Misadventure: Q&A with Lang Leav

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I was ecstatic when I heard that Lang Leav, the author of the Amazon bestseller Love and Misadventure, was visiting the country for three days. Fully Booked brought in the celebrated artist and author from February 7 to 9, 2014, to meet fans and promote the book.

Poetry readings and book signings were held at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street and Fully Booked Alabang Town Center over the weekend. The chances of meeting any of my favorite Tumblr poets was second to none, so it was a rare (and wondrous and life-changing) opportunity to be able to sit down and chat with Lang.

Lang has numerous creative pursuits, which includes being a fashion designer and an artist.

February 10, 2014

Jeepney Orchestra - IkoToki: Sounding UP Campus' Daily Moves


The University of the Philippines College of Music presents the "IkoToki," a new composition for a Jeepney Orchestra, composed by Dr. Maria Christine Muyco. This premiere will take place at the Ampitheatre of the U.P. College of Science Complex on& February 28, 2014, Friday, at 6 PM. The concert is free.

The Jeepney Orchestra consists of instruments from jeepney parts, which the composer collected from junk shops around Quezon City and turned into sounding instruments. JP Hernandez constructed wind instruments such as paihip (flute), tambudoy (side-blown flute), and tatot (trumpet). Percussions consist of tubophones (tube xylophone) and IkoToki Tultogan (mini jeep as idiophone) put together by Allan Hernandez, Romeo Cudiamat, and Boy Rullog.

Jazz in Love by Filmmaker Baby Ruth Villarama @ UP Cine Adarna


After receiving accolades at the 2013 Cinemalaya and at international film festivals, the documentary Jazz in Love by filmmaker Baby Ruth Villarama will be shown at the University of the Philippines Cine Adarna in Diliman, QC, on February 13(Thursday) and 14 (Friday). Screening times on both dates are 4 pm, 5:30 pm and 7 pm.

Jazz in Love follows the story of 22-year old Davaoeño Ernesto “Jazz” Tigaldao who must pass a Deutsch-language test so he could marry 56-year old German Theodor Rutkowski. The docu tells of how the two gays met on Facebook, their courtship of 11 months, Jazz’s dreams of donning a gown at their wedding and living in Germany, and Theodor’s trip to Davao to ask the blessings of the Tigaldo family who has not accepted Jazz’s homosexuality.

February 9, 2014

Guitar Concertos with Lester Demetillo @ Abelardo Hall Auditorium, UP Diliman


Well-known Filipino classical guitarist and guitar arranger Lester Demetillo will perform at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium, University of the Philippines College of Music on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Demetillo is one of the Philippines’ leading classical guitar performers and teachers. He has been on the faculty of the University of the Philippines College of Music since 1980.
The concert is titled “Concertos” which features the works of Jacques Bondon’s Concerto con Fuoco, John W. Duarte’s Insieme op.72, andConcierto del Sur by Manuel Ponce. Demetillo will be accompanied at the piano by Prof. Geraldine Gonzales.

February 8, 2014

Pluwent at the GSIS Theater


Theater night is near as U.P. Manila’s Philippine Arts in partnership with Maralitang Innamorato stages Pluwent at the GSIS Theater on February 11, 7 P.M.

Directed and written by former child star Ryan “Atong” Redillas, Pluwent is a play that underscores the value of family despite the myriad highs and lows of being in one.
The story revolves around a group of Filipinos living under one roof in sunny California each with very distinct idiosyncrasies that keep them at a row and conflicted with one another. Very much like what it is in a typical household where heads fly, blood is spilled and care always implied.

4th Rondalla Festival 2014 @ the Cultural Center of the Philippines


The 4th International Rondalla: Plucked String Music Festival begins with Kuwerdas ng Pagkakaisa: Philippine Rondalla Festival from February 12 to 16, 2014 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Presented by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)through the Musicological Society of the Philippines (MSP) and the UP Center for Ethnomusicology, Kuwerdas Festival will highlight the genius of the Filipino in the plucked string tradition through performances at the CCP Little Theater, an exhibit on the History and the Development of the Philippine Rondalla, a Forum on Rondalla Instruments Development, and a Parangal, a tribute to the composers, conductors and dedicated rondalla teachers who have contributed greatly to the development of rondalla music in the country and abroad.

February 7, 2014

Solo Violin Recital of Chino Gutierrez entitled “Revelry. Live. Love. Dance”

A repeat performance of the much acclaimed solo violin recital of Chino Gutierrez entitled “Revelry. Live. Love. Dance” on February 8, 2014, 8 pm at the Insular Life Auditorium, Insular Life Tower, Filinvest Corporate City in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Together with Mrs Corazon Kabayao, one of the Philippines’ top pianists, Chino will present well-loved violin pieces by Ysaye, Cesar Franck, Stravinsky, Wieniawski, Dvorak, Jose Rizal, and Ravel.

Jonalyn Viray Live In Concert at the Music Museum


Watch out for Jonalyn Viray dares to be #Fearless Live in Concert on February 28, 8PM at the Music Museum with very special guests, Ms Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Brenan Espartinez and Ms Kuh Ledesma! Save the date!
Tickets Prices:
Orchestra Center - P 2,060
Orchestra Side - P 1,545
Balcony - P 824

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

Buy tickets at

Music Museum
Greenhills Shopping Complex

Theatre Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center
Ortigas Ave., Greenhills
San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines


Friday February 28, 2014

February 6, 2014

Mga Ama, Mga Anak (Fathers and Sons) By Nick Joaquin


Mga Ama, Mga Anak (Fathers and Sons) is a play in three-acts written by Nick Joaquin in 1976. The original text in English was published in Manila by National Book Store Inc, in 1979. This is based on his short story “Three Generations.”

This Filipino translation of Nick Joaquin’s Fathers and Sons dramatizes the conflicts between generations, particularly the father and sons. It tells the conflicts of Zacarias Monzon who used to be powerful in his town.

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FebFest 2014: Hostess Club Manila - An Indoor Rock Festival @ Metrowalk Plaza, Pasig City

The guys that brought you the massive cult hit, the xx live in manila, bring you another one. A first of its kind, FebFest 2014: Hostess Club Manila, is an indoor rock festival with such legends of the scene - The National and Mogwai - as well as festival stars and stalwarts Youth Lagoon and Warpaint.

Happening February 13 and 20, 2014 at the Metro Tent convention center at the Metrowalk in Ortigas. FebFest 2014: Hostess Club Manila. Brought to you by Random Minds Production and Ynos.

February 5, 2014

Rachelle Ann Go - A Send Off Concert @ the Meralco Theater




Cornerstone Concerts presents Miss Rachelle: A Send Off Concert happening this February 22, 2014 at Meralco Theater.

Ticket Prices:
Price Zone 1 - P3,294
Price Zone 2 - P2,745
Price Zone 3 - P1,098

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries, please call Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999.
Schedule/Venue
Meralco Theater
Ortigas Center

Ortigas Ave. cor. Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center
Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines


Saturday February 22, 2014

Boses ng Makata - A Rare Program of All - Filipino Art Songs

The concert features Ms.Rica Nepomuceno, an Italian-trained teacher of voice in UP College of Music. She will interpret a rare program of all-Filipino art songs set to the varied poetry of National Artist Bien Lumbera, Marra Lanot, Aloysius Baes, and Rolando Tinio. Ms. Nepomuceno will be accompanied on the piano with pianist Jourdann Petalver who also trained in Italy and who teaches in the College.

The art of song is a marriage between poetry and music.  Words (the medium of poetry) carry the poet’s voice which is separate from the voice of the song’s narrative’s protagonist in whose voice the singer, in turn, attempts to relive in performance.

Shakespeare Rap Musical WILLIAM @ Star Theater, Star City


PETA’s hit rap-musical familiarizes the youth with the brilliance on Shakespeare’s works and reinvents the Bard using rap rhythm and hip-hop beats. This award-winning musical touches on themes of adolescence, parents’ unconditional love, and friendship. It also promotes respect for teachers and classmates, and advocates love for literature–Shakespeare or not.

PETA closes theater season with “RAK OF AEGIS”

The music of the legendary pop-rock band Aegis conquers the local theater scene as Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) closes its 46th Theater Season with “Rak of Aegis”,  a Pinoy rock comedy-musical featuring the songs of Aegis. Opening January 31 at The PETA Theater Center, “Rak of Aegis” will run for 6 weeks, Fridays to Sundays until March 9, 2014.

February 4, 2014

Kuwerdas ng Pagkakaisa @ the CCP

Kuwerdas ng Pagkakaisa: Philippine Rondalla Festival is presented by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through the Musicological Society of the Philippines (MSP) in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and in cooperation with the UP Center for Ethnomusicology.  
 

DESCRIPTION:

Kuwerdas ng Pagkakaisa: Philippine Rondalla Festival is the launching event of Cuerdas Global: Fourth International Rondalla / Plucked String Music Festival 2014.  The best rondalla groups in the Philippines and plucked string ensembles of  selected countries will participate in the Festival.  Kuwerdas ng Pagkakaisa: Philippine Rondalla Festival  underscores the Filipino excellence in rondalla music .  This Festival is also an occasion to pay tribute to composers, conductors and dedicated rondalla teachers who have contributed greatly in the development of rondalla music in the Philippines and abroad.

Ateneo Children's Theater Presents Alex in Wonderland


For its 82nd production, the Ateneo Children’s Theater brings to the stage a one-of-a-kind play that exhibits a modern twist on the issue of bullying. Entitled “Alex in Wonderland,” the play directed by Ace Elgar is set to run from January 31 to February 8 at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater, Ateneo de Manila University.

The story revolves around a boy named Alex, who loves to read. While his friends are busy with video games and gadgets, he immerses himself in the joy of actually reading a book. Because of his perceived uniqueness, Red, the neighborhood toughie, and the other boys in his school bully him. Alex’s response is to retreat deeper and deeper into his books, shutting out the cruelty of other people.

February 3, 2014

The King and the Diva Beyond Classic @ the Resorts World Manila


Amidst a Valentine concert season full of the standard love songs, here's a refreshing treat: a concert that features two of the most seasoned performers, both known for their style and singular personas, singing songs that aren't necessarily about love, but about the passions they have embraced throughout their careers.

The Diva, Kuh Ledesma, and the King, Leo Valdez, are doing just that in a show that brings together the wit, sophistication and style that have made them enduring icons in the Philippine entertainment scene.

Cinemalaya 2014, Now Accepting Entries for the Short Feature Category



Entries to the Short Feature Category of the 2014 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition are now being accepted.

Interested participants must submit the following materials on or before February 28, 2014 (Friday), 6:00 pm to the Media Arts Division of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Roxas Blvd., Pasay City:

An Evening with the OPM Hitmen @ the Music Museum


Catch on February 3, 2014 at the Music Museum entitled An Evening with the OPM HItmen. A pre-valentine show full of fun, laughter and memorable music featuring four of the country's most versatile entertainers- Chad Borja, Rannie Z. Raymundo, Richard Reynoso and Renz Verano.
Ticket Prices:
Orchestra Center - P1,545
Orchestra Side - P1,030
Balcony - P824

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries, please call Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999.
Schedule/Venue
Music Museum
Greenhills Shopping Complex

Theatre Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center
Ortigas Ave., Greenhills
San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines


Monday February 3, 2014

February 2, 2014

Samahang Walang Ka-Valentine Featuring Ogie Alcasid @ the Music Museum


Samahang Walang Ka-Valentine Featuring Ogie Alcasid on Thu Feb 13 & 14, 2014 Thursday & Friday 8:00 PM at the Music Museum with special guest Solenn Heussaff and musical director Ryan Cayabyab.

Ticket Prices:
Prime - P 3,090
Orchestra Center - P2,060
Orchestra Side - P 1,545
Balcony (First Come, First Served) - P 1,030

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries, please call Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999.
Schedule/Venue
Music Museum
Greenhills Shopping Complex

Theatre Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center
Ortigas Ave., Greenhills
San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines


Thursday February 13, 2014 - Saturday February 15, 2014

Jack Jones Live in Manila - A Valentine Concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum




Jack Jones, the ultimate singing hearthrob of the past 50 years, singer behind memorable songs What I Did For Love, She, Lollipops And Roses and many others, is set to bring his own brand of romance to Manila this Valentine’s Day.

The famed balladeer will headline Jack Jones in a Valentine Concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Thursday, February 13 and at the Manila Hotel Tent on Friday, February 14. Proceeds from the latter have been earmarked for the victims of typhoon Yolanda.

February 1, 2014

CCP and Ballet Philippines Present " The Art of Dance"

 
Ballet Philippines closes its 44th season with “The Art of Dance”. This mixed bill boasts two distinct repertoires: Day for general patronage and Night for mature audiences. Both sets of performances feature varied dance forms in a stunning display of technique, talent, contrast, and artistry. Audiences are sure to get a taste of BP’s versatility from its performances of the classic Black Swan Pas de Deux restaged by Victor Ursabia, Agnes Locsin’s Moslem, and “Zebra”, a new and provocative contemporary piece by France-based choreographer and BP alumnus Ernest Mandap, just to name a few.

No Husband, No Lover - A Funny Valentine Concert @ the Music Museum


Don’t miss the “No Husband, No Lover”, a Funny Valentine concert by Rufa Mae Quinto & Gladys Guevarra on Feb. 12 at the Music Museum.

Ticket Prices:
Price Zone 1 - P 3,090
Price Zone 2 - P 2,575
Price Zone 3 - P 2,060
Price Zone 4 - P 1,545
Price Zone 5 - P 1,030
Price Zone 6 - P 515


Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries, please call Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999.
Schedule/Venue
Music Museum
Greenhills Shopping Complex

Theatre Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center
Ortigas Ave., Greenhills
San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines


Wednesday February 12, 2014

The Circus Band and The New Minstrels Greatest Hits Reunion Concert


The Circus Band and The New Minstrels Greatest Hits Reunion concert that figured in five successful shows last year, will be back for Valentine’s Day.

This all-new and bigger presentation titled We Got The Love – The Greatest Hits Reunion will be held at the Plenary Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center at the CCP Complex on Roxas Boulevard on Thursday, February 13 and Friday, February 14 and at the SMX Convention Center Davao, 3rd Level, SM Lanang Premier, Davao City on Saturday, February 15.

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