October 24 - 27, 2017


The National Museum invites you as we celebrate the 160th Birth Anniversary of Juan Luna through a series of special free tours of his exhibitions at the National Museum of Fine Arts from October 24 to 27, 2017, 10:30-11:30 in the morning, at the National Museum of Fine Arts entitled ‘Tracing Luna.”

Here are the highlights of the tours throughout the week:

Juan Luna in Rome October 24, 2017
Juan Luna in Paris October 25, 2017
Juan Luna in the Philippines October 26, 2017
Juan Luna and his contemporaries October 27, 2017

The Juan Luna artworks from the National Fine Art Collection of the features some of the most important and iconic works of Juan Luna such as the Spoliarium (the 3rd largest work of Luna and the largest in the Philippines), Una Bulaqueña, Portrait of a Lady, Mi Madre, and several studies for important works such a The Battle of Lepanto and People and Kings. On loan to the National Museum and exhibited prominently are the “Parisian Life” from the Government Service Insurance System and “Bandera Filipina” from the National Library of the Philippines.

As the slots for these special free tours are limited, pre-registration is required. Please book your tour by contacting Ms. Danelyn at the Fine Arts Division: (02) 527-1219 or email nm.finearts@gmail.com.

Poster by Ceres Canilao

© The National Museum of the Philippines (2017)

October 24 - 28
October 28, 2017


escolta urban sketching tour

What to bring
walking attire
travel sketchpad(s)
art materials
camera (optional)

First United Building


If you wanna draw pretty, historical buildings with us, join us on October 14, Saturday, 1PM at the First United Building
LImited slots, RSVP so we know y’all are coming ;)

For questions and reservations feel free to contact us at whoaremaro@gmail.com

October 28, 2017


Market + Workshop + Party

Our quarterly MAKERS OPEN HOUSE is a great day to get to know the HUB Make Lab’s resident makers, learn from workshops and have a good time!

The Saturday X Future Market is an opportunity for our artists, artisans, craft makers, independent labels, and makers to sell their work, while giving you a chance to interact with these creative individuals. If you need to buy a gift for birthdays, anniversaries, or for any special occasion, the Saturday X Future Market is an excellent opportunity to support local creatives and indie brands.

The HUB Make Lab also officially welcomes Folk 1006 & Denuo!
• For FOLK 1006’s launch they are hosting the KLTRD and The Maverick Pomade collaboration: BRAVE THE WOODS and will get you in a party mood with a fantastic DJ lineup featuring BoyKillsRobot, James Grr, Mafia, and RJAY Ty. PLUS they are giving a 50% discount on haircuts for their first 10 customers!
• Denuo will setup a POP-UP SHOP giving us a taste of their eco-conscious brand, using ethical methods for sustainable clothing.

+ Free admission.

+ Great Food from Bao Bar EscoltaLucky Dumplings 蓂蓂Fred’s RevoluciónThe Den

+ Ongoing Exhibitions at rulesofraw & TDR Escolta

+ Makers Workshops: Emergent Plants, Intro to Baybayin, Kokedama

Want to be part of our MAKERS OPEN HOUSE? Email us: hubmakelab@gmail.com

Resident HUB Make Lab Artists / Makers / Vendors / Brands:

FOLK 1006

Saturday X Future Market Participants:
<We will update soon!>

#HUBMakeLab #HUBOpenHouse #HolaEscolta

October 27, 2017


Called “a pianist’s pianist” by The New Yorker, internationally-renowned pianist Cecile Licad performs Frederic Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 in E Minor  and Chopin’s Concerto No. 2 in F Minor with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of its former Music Director and Principal Conductor, Olivier Ochanine. This fundraising concert for the benefit of San Pablo Apostol Church Parish in Tondo, Manila is presented by the CCP, Rustan’s and the Philippine-Italian Association, in celebration of Rustan’s 65th Anniversary.


Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
8 PM
PhP 5,000 | 3,000 | 1,000 | 500
October 27, 2017


In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the document Musicam Sacram, the Vatican II Instruction on Music in the Liturgy, the Manila Cathedral presents its 7th Pipe Organ Concert entitled PRAYER THROUGH MUSIC: A Recollection-Concert on October 27, Friday, 7:00pm. Let us join Manila Archbishop Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, liturgical music composer Fr. Manoling Francisco SJ, and liturgist Fr. Reginald Malicdem in reflecting on the role of music, choirs and musicians in the worship of the Church. The Manila Cathedral-Basilica Choir together with other guest performers like Elha Nympha, Bukas Palad Music Ministry, Hangad, St. Mary’s Academy-Pasay Vocal Group, organist Alejandro Consolacion II, and violinist LaDonna Taylor will enrich this recollection experience with their performances.#manilacathedral #musicamsacram #liturgicalmusic #pipeorgan

Admission is FREE.
Tickets will be available at the Manila Cathedral and Jesuit Communications from October 10, 2017.

October 23, 2017


From several days of immersion trips and interviews of families and people involved come “Tao Po,” composed of four monologues that address the issue of EJK (extrajudicial killings), as portrayed by actress Mae Paner who is popularly known as Juana Change.

In this production written by Maynard Manansala and directed by Ed Lacson Jr., Juan Change gives life to different characters – a zumba instructor haunted by her husband and son, both victims of summary killings, a photographer whose sanity is questioned by the newspaper that employs him, a man living a double life as a policeman sworn to uphold the law and as a hitman paid to violate it, and a young girl paying tribute to EJK victims haphazardly buried in the notorious Tokhang Wall. Interspersed in these monologues, Juana Change shares her personal insights and reflections on the process of these interviews and research.

October 21, 2017


On-Off Group joins Design Week Philippines!

On October 21, On-Off Group Director Phil Smithson will lead you through the five stages of Design Thinking: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test. The workshop is specifically designed to be fast-paced, hands-on and interactive to facilitate “learning by doing” rather than “learning by listening”.

Learn the full iteration of the design process and harness the power of this amazing human-centered design methodology.

Signup Here:

October 21, 2017


FREE Creative Workshop
All About Coffee with Yardstick
9:00 – 12:00 NN

Tasting coffee is easy. Being able to describe or articulate what you taste or smell is the challenging part. “Tasting Specialty Coffee” provides you with the foundation to help you appreciate the nuances of specialty coffee. The session focuses on a sensory approach to tasting and describing coffee.

Brewing Coffee at Home, done through a demonstration, helps you determine the following: selecting the right coffee, choosing an appropriate brew method and determining a recipe that works for you.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2wZ0Pyn #DesignWeekPH


October 19, 2017