The Grand Marian Procession is a yearly event organized by the Cofradia de la Inmaculada Conception Foundation, Inc., together with the Intramuros Administration and Armed Forces of the Philippines that goes back to the ’80s in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Held every first Sunday of December, this event showcases numerous images of the Mary in their carroza from all over the country which are paraded inside the Walled City.
In connection with our exhibition “Faith, Tradition and Place: The Art of the Bangsamoro” and with the support of the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy, and the DTI-ARMM, the National Museum presents a Sama and Tausug weaving and embroidery demonstrations and lecture. These will take place on December 2 and 3.
Learn how tutup (orfood covers), mats and habul tiyahian (embroidery) are made. Thanks to Nurfaida Dalimbang and Mariam Mutalib (tutup weavers), Jamija Kasim and Rhudsia Mohammad (mat weavers) and Almanis Dahi Madjidul and Sayma Sali Amman (habul tiyahian embroiderers) for accepting our invitation.
A public lecture on Bangsamoro Weaving Traditions by Atty. Salma Pir Rasul is scheduled on December 3 at 2 pm.
Come and join us at the Manlilikha ng Bayan Hall (National Museum of Anthropology, Manila) for these events and experience the unique arts of Jolo, Sulu. Let us also celebrate the festive season this December.
On the 30th of November, leave your work and kill the holiday boredom by going all the way to #CinemathequeMNL to watch Berlin film fest’s Silver Bear Alfred Bauer prize winner HELE SA HIWAGANG HAPIS by Lav Diaz.
Make sure you’re all armed up and ready to devote yourself to watch the historical fantasy drama film for 8 hours. And it doesn’t only end there, there’ll be a Q&A with the film’s cast and crew right after!
The Escolta Block Party! is a gathering of a lovely community. Through the EB Party! more people can be made aware of the history and heritage of the area by participating in the various pocket events spread throughout the day. By experiencing the Escolta in a new light, people from different walks of life can have a better appreciation of the locale’s diversity. This endeavor is homegrown and executed through a collective effort.
“What can visitors expect from the art fair at Laperal Apartments?”
“We’re allowing all the participating students to put up their artworks, not just for Q Festival, but for the whole year round. We’re not charging anything, as long as they’re students, it’s free. Even if you’re not from the University Belt area; we welcome students from UP, Ateneo, La Salle. We believe that students should be given a break. And Laperal is not just for drawings or paintings or photography. We’re putting up a small area inside where people can perform poetry, music, dance.”
– Steve Cheng with Marinette Masuba and Jonelle Natividad, LaperalApartments
No celebration—especially a Filipino one—is complete without food. Check out the Foods of Quiapo, a specially curated food fair of Quiapense flavors at the Plaza del Carmen during #qfestivalph.
Hosted by Manila Collectible Co:
We have an entire week of outreach and fun with CULTURAID, and for our last day (that’s Saturday, August 29), we’re jamming with our Maguindanaon friends and Pangalay artists for a crazy “Coolture Smash” session. You are all welcome to join us at Fort Santiago!!! Performance first and workshop right after. Everything is by donation, so pay what you can.
And remember there’s a small entrance fee to Fort Santiago (We gotta help preserve our heritage sites right? ).
Again, this PERFORMANCE AND WORKSHOP IS JUST FOR YOU at 10:00am on Saturday, August 29!! By donation. RSVP now to firstname.lastname@example.org
How different does San Sebastian Basilica Church look now than it did a hundred years ago? Find out at the photo exhibit of the basilica hosted by the San Sebastian College Institute of Religious Affairs, which is open all day during #qfestival at San Sebastian Basilica’s Ezekiel Hall.
“Hogar” was produced to give voice to some of Escolta’s warriors in the form of dedicated volunteers. This short film serves as a channel to make the general public aware of their actions, thoughts and love for the street. It is also their way of encouraging more people, especially the young ones to get involved in the advocacy. Most importantly, “Hogar” was made to give the honor that she truly deserves.
4:00PM SCREENING SCHEDULE IS NOW CLOSED! BUT 10:00AM SCREENING IS STILL OPEN!