December 4, 2016


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.

Plaza Roma, Intramuros, Manila
4:00 PM
December 2-3, 2016


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.

National Museum of the Philippines, P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, 1000 Manila
10 AM - 4 PM
November 30, 2016

heleOn 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!

Make your Bonifacio Day all worth it and visit us on the 30th! Film screening starts at 11:00 AM and tickets are for only PHP200.

See you!

#HeleSaHiwagangHapis #LavDiaz #BonifacioDay

855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila City
11 AM
PhP 200
November 26, 2016


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.

Escolta Street, Manila City, Philippines
11 AM - 11 PM
August 20, 2016
Q Festival

“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

August 18-20, 2016
August 29, 2016
Manila Collectibles

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

Chamber $8, Fort Santiago, (Sta. Clara Street) Intramuros, Manila
By Donation
August 12 to 20, 2016
August 27, 2016

“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.



The Public School Manila Studio, Room 510 on the 5th floor of First United Building, 413 Escolta, Manila
August 12-20, 2016