August 26 - 27, 2017


“Sometimes, we as artists show the people what is happening in society, yet sometimes people are in denial. It’s very wrong… The issues must be told, through videos, music… Why not through dance?” – Beauty Balaga last March, KoryoLab 2017

From this initial idea comes Beauty’s “Dili Jud Dulaan (Definitely Not A Toy)”, a work stemming from the 2015 news of a horrific and controversial video featuring a young toddler named Daisy.

Catch the world premiere of “Dili Jud Dulaan (Definitely Not A Toy)” at Koryolab this August 26 and 27, 2pm and 6pm, at the CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute.

For ticket inquiries, please call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 and TicketWorld at 891-9999 or visit

#koryolab2017 #ccpchoreoseries #byutibalaga #rmmcteatroambahanon #dance#contemporarydance #artist

Photo c/o Mika Fabella

CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute CCP Studio Theater, CCP Complex
2 PM | 6 PM
300 PhP
August 27, 2017
August 26, 2017
August 24, 2017


Malate, Manila’s original bohemian enclave. A place of artists, booze and hidden Art Deco treasures!

Join us as we explore this historic neighborhood through its selection of 1930’s Art Deco buildings. On this walk, we’ll learn about the Commonwealth-era’s signature modernist style and visit Deco-style homes, hidden chapels, apartments, a jewel-box theater and take a peek at Manila’s only Art Deco style sports complex!

Lunch will be served after the tour.

Tour Fee: Php1,500.00/head inclusive of tour and lunch
(reservation is a must.)

To sign up, please email

This tour is part of the week-long Artkitektura Festival of the Architecture and the Arts. Details at

Malate, Manila
8 AM - 11 AM
1,500 PhP
August 12, 2017


Join the National Museum of the Philippines for the fourth lecture series of the HOCUS exhibition this Saturday, August 12, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Recto Function Hall, National Museum of Fine Arts.

Guy Custodio, one of the collaborators of the HOCUS exhibition, will be talking about his work in restorating church ceilings in Bohol and its relation to the HOCUS collection. Joining him are Atty. Mark Evidente, President of the Heritage Conservation Society (HCS), with a lecture entitled “HOT YAKI-TORRE: A Discussion on Supreme Court decision on Torre de Manila Case”, and Architect Paulo Alcazaren, whose talk “ARROCEROS: Saving Manila’s Last Green Frontier”, will underscore his advocacy as a landscape architect.

The HOCUS exhibition features 32 contemporary paintings that deal with the subject of Patronato Real or Royal Patronage, an arrangement made by the Spanish Monarchy and the Holy See and its ramifications to the Spanish colonial rule in the Philippines. These works are the outcome of the teamwork between lawyer and historian Atty. Saul Hofileña, Jr., and artist-conservator Guy Custodio, engaging viewers to look and read the paintings like books as these are current vignettes of Philippine history presented allegorically. Ms. Gemma Cruz-Araneta curated this exhibition that marks her return to the National Museum where she was formerly its Director.

This lecture is free and open to the public, however participants are encouraged to pre-register to reserve seats. Please contact the Fine Arts Division at or call (02) 527-1219.

The HOCUS Exhibition is on view at Gallery XXI until October 29, 2017. The National Museum of Fine Arts is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Admission to the museum is free of charge. For more information, please see the About section of this FB page.

Poster by Ceres Canilao/NM Fine Arts Division.

© The National Museum of the Philippines (2017)

National Museum of Fine Arts,P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, 1000 Manila
2 PM - 4 PM
August 25, 2017


Ever wanted to have an entire historic building for yourself to explore and photograph without anyone else getting in the way? Now is your chance!

Due to popular demand, this month we’re bringing back our Photowalk tours.

Get a chance to explore and photograph the unique architectural marvel that is San Sebastian Basilica–the country’s first and only all-metal building. Get access to hidden spaces–from the choir loft, to the attic, to the belfries.


Reserve a slot now at!

– 1 – 1.5 hours guided tour of the Basilica
– 1 – 1.5 hours “free to roam” period and exclusive “closed door” access to the church during its siesta hour (when the church closes, other guests are asked to vacate, the doors are closed to the public, and Photowalk tour guests get the rare opportunity to have the entire building for themselves to photograph)
– use of scaffolding inside the Basilica
– complementary (1) bottled water and (1) souvenir

– 3 hours

See for more information on the content of our guided tours.

– Php 375 (regular guests)
– Php 300 (discounted guests: teachers, students, senior citizens, PWDs, residents of Quiapo)

We’re currently offering promos and discounts to Facebook groups we’ve invited in the past! Members (since June 30, 2017) of the following groups can enjoy a 20% discount!
– Lomomanila
– GP Photographers
– Canon Photographers Philippines

If you’re a member of a photography-related group, class, or organization and would like to enter into a partnership with the Basilica for promos and discounts, just send us an email at!

No worries. Starting August 2017, we’re offering private Photowalk tours for interested guests! See our tours page for more information on private tour prices and inclusions:

If you’re a party of less than the minimum pax (10pax for photowalks without scaffolding, 15pax for photowalks with scaffolding), we can group you and other smaller groups together. Just comment in this post that you’d like a Saturday tour, subjective to the availability of the church and the guides.

(Photo by Chester Ong)

San Sebastian Church (Manila) Plaza del Carmen, San Miguel, City of Manila, Manila
10 AM - 1 PM
Php 375 (regular guests) // Php 300 (discounted guests: teachers, students, senior citizens, PWDs, residents of Quiapo)
August 26, 2017
August 19, 2017
August 12, 2017


A mix of art, crafts, artist made merchandise, packaged food + snacks, plants + pots + planters, indie clothing + accessory labels, vintage + second hand items, books + magazines, goods for the home.

HUB: Make Lab 413 Escolta Street, First United Building, 1006 Manila
11 AM - 8 PM
August 16 - 25, 2017


This month’s selection for #MCADFilmScreenings August 2017 focuses on adaptations of the work of Argentine poet, essayist, and short-story writer Jorge Luis Borges whose works have become classics of 20th-century world literature. The screenings will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays of August, inside the 12/F SDA Cinema, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde SDA Campus.

August 16 | 12nn and 3pm 
The Book of Sand (version 1 and 2)

August 18 | 12nn and 3pm 
The Spider’s Stratagem

August 23 | 12nn and 3pm 

August 25 | 12nn and 3pm 
Death and the Compass

The screenings are free and open to the public. For non-CSB, please prepare an ID for access to the DLS-CSB SDA Building. Please inform lobby guards that you are there for the MCAD Film Screenings.

For inquiries, please email or send us a message through this website.

12/F SDA Cinema, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde SDA Campus.
Wednesdays and Fridays, 12 NN - 3 PM