August 12, 2017

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Readability as a primary goal of book design looks into fonts as well as production considerations, and results in a book that looks timeless and neutral or reflect its contents. The sensory aspect of a book’s design can provide traction to the reader’s experience of the object, even a challenge to it, so that the movement from data to information to knowledge happens.

Join us on Saturday, 12 August for a talk with Baby Imperial of B+C Design. The talk is free and open to the public as part of the public programs for The Library of Unread Books.

The Library of Unread Books by Heman Chong and Renee Staal is an exhibition made up of donated books that are unread by their previous owners. By receiving and revealing that which people choose not to read, the Library is the result of a collective gesture that traces the perimeters of unwanted knowledge. This is the first run of MCAD Commons, a project that seeks to continue expanding activities of the museum and bringing MCAD’s singular programming to a larger audience to allow for the engagement with creative development, ideas exchange, and support of the artistic process across the areas of research, art practice, and curatorial discourse.

Baby Imperial is one half of Communications and Design Practice, B+C. They explore the intersection of communications, design and the visual arts, combining their capabilities in 2, 3 and 4-dimensional spheres of design and art. Their work as theater set, book and exhibition/graphic designers has received awards and nominations for awards.

First United Building 413 Escolta St, Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila
3 PM - 5 PM
FREE
August 16, 2017

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Focusing on the Kagayanen language of the Province of Palawan and taking off from her experience in community-based language development and literature production activities, Louise Ann MacGregor of the Summer Institute of Linguistics looks into the factors that affect reading ability and what is read or not read. Socio-linguistic context and factors such as the fact that it is not one of the major languages of the Philippines and is not used in schools will be discussed to create an understanding of the challenges faced by many language communities in the Philippines.

The talk is free and open to the public as part of the public programs for The Library of Unread Books.

The Library of Unread Books by Heman Chong and Renee Staal is an exhibition made up of donated books that are unread by their previous owners. By receiving and revealing that which people choose not to read, the Library is the result of a collective gesture that traces the perimeters of unwanted knowledge. This is the first run of MCAD Commons, a project that seeks to continue expanding activities of the museum and bringing MCAD’s singular programming to a larger audience to allow for the engagement with creative development, ideas exchange, and support of the artistic process across the areas of research, art practice, and curatorial discourse.

For more information, please visit www.mcadmanila.org.ph.

FIRST Coworking Community Units 502 & 506, First United Building, Escolta Street, Manila
3 PM - 5 PM
FREE
August 4-13, 2017

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The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival is a film competition and festival that aims to encourage the creation of new cinematic works by Filipino filmmakers – works that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity. It also aims to invigorate the Philippine filmmaking by developing a new breed of Filipino filmmakers. Each year, ten fresh talents are given a seed grant in order to create the film of their dreams. These films in the New Breed Full Length Category are then featured in festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines every July and compete for the coveted Balanghai Award. Awards are also given in the Short Feature Category and the Directors Showcase. Along with these competition films are an array of exhibitions that include Tributes to Past Indie Mavericks of Pinoy Cinema, a Cinemalaya Kids’ Treats, World Premieres of New Digital Works (the Cinemalaya/NETPAC Prize), and other modules.

CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard 1300 Pasay
February 9, 2017

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This opera is written in homage to the memory of Gat Andres Bonifacio and Gregoria de Jesus, the noble supreme leader and the warrior muse of Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (KKK); and of the ‘seditious’ dramatist  Aurelio Tolentino of the Katipunan, as well as his allies and fellow artists in the ‘revolutionary theater’ during the Filipino-American war, and all the heroes, gods and goddesses in our history, mythology and folklore. Enjoy this historical music-theater work featuring the special performance of Samahang Teatro ng Sinilangan!

 

Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater), Cultural Center of the Philippines
8 PM
Ticket Prices: P1,500 | 1,300 | 1,200 | 1,000 | 800 | 700 | 500
February 8, 2017
February 4-5, 2017

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A wide variety of exciting activities await the public in the 13th PASINAYA OPEN HOUSE FESTIVAL 2017: PALABAS AT PALIHAN; the largest annual multi-arts festival in the country with more than 300 shows in music, theater, dance, visual arts, film, and literature to choose from and more than 50,000 viewers. Taking as its theme ARTS FOR PEACE, the festival which will be held at the CCP and various museums and galleries in the city will feature excerpts from the works of over a hundred arts groups and thousands of artists from around the country.

Palihan (Workshop-All-You-Can)

Pasinaya 2017 introduces an additional day of workshops in various arts forms for all ages that cater to varied interests in the Palihan (Workshop-All-You-Can) on February 4 (9:00AM to 3:00PM). Children, youth and adults can choose from more than forty (40) short workshops in music, theater, dance, visual arts, crafts and hobbies conducted by leading artists and companies. It will also feature an Arts Market where audiences can pre-register for the Summer Arts workshops.Experience introductory hands-on sessions that stimulate creativity and unleash your inner artist!

For the Workshop Schedule, click here.

Palabas

During the Palabas component of the festival on February 5 (8:00AM to 6:00PM), the public will be treated to previews of the forthcoming season productions of the CCP and its resident companies – Ballet Philippines, Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company, National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA), UST Symphony Orchestra, Philippine Ballet Theatre, Philippine Madrigal Singers, Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Tanghalang Pilipino and the UST Symphony Orchestra. There will be performances by artists from all over the country in dance, music and theater as well as art exhibits, film showings, food booths and tiangge, making the CCP the happiest place on Earth that weekend.

For the Festival Schedule, click here.

Museums, Galleries and other Cultural Venues

Once more, our partner museums and galleries (Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Museo Marino, National Museum: National Museum of Fine Arts and National Museum of Anthropology, BahayTsinoy, Casa Manila, NCCA Gallery, Museo Pambata, UP Manila Museum of a History of Ideas, Cinematheque Manila – Film Development Council of the Philippines, and 1335 Mabini) will also be open to the public as audiences will be transported using the hop-on-hop-off vans provided by the  by the  Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (MFPI). There will be thirty (30) vans that will go around the said museums, galleries and the CCP Complex to transport the audiences. Cultural venues such as the Galleria Duemila, Avellana Art Gallery,  Hub Make Lab – 98B Collaboratory and the Pandancan community join the 2017 edition of Pasinaya bringing the number of partner venues to fifteen (15).

 

For the Museum and Galleries Route Map, click here.

 

For the Museum Program, click here.

Various CCP Venues // Various Museums and Galleries in Manila
Palihan: February 4, 2017 | 9:00AM to 3:00PM // Palabas: February 5, 2017 | 8:00AM to 6:00PM
Minimum suggested donation: P50 (for the wristband)
February 3-4, 2017

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The National Museum and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda present a weaving demonstration of the langkit by Maranao weavers Saadira Basmala, Monawira Basmala and Salika Maguindanao, as well as the inaul by Maguindanao weavers Haja Normina Collie, Amelia Ades, Normina Odin and Sarika Pendatun. This free event will take place at the Reception Room, 4th floor, National Museum of Anthropology (Old Finance Building), Rizal Park, Manila. Running on February 3 and 4, the weaving demonstration will take place from 10 am to 4 pm.

For more information, please read the About section of this FB page or email at nationalmuseumph.anthropology@gmail.com. You may also call during office hours (02) 527 1232.

© Cyril Abas and the National Museum of the Philippines (2017)

Reception Room, 4th floor, National Museum of Anthropology (Old Finance Building), Rizal Park, Manila
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
FREE
February 14, 2017

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Experience the first pop-up dinner in the heart of Manila this Valentine’s Day with Love at Azcarraga. For one night, the arcades of San Sebastian College and Laperal Apartments will be transformed into romantic gardens where you can enjoy a unique dining experience with authentic flamenco music and even better company right inside the University Belt.

Everyone is welcome — from the happily taken, bitter ‘til the end, friends and “friends”. The communal tables are perfect for singles looking to mingle with star athletes and cheerleaders from NCAA and UAAP teams. Our special guests will be around to hang out, sign autographs and take photos with everyone at the customized photo walls. Love might be hard to find, but we’ll help you fake it (‘til you make it) on social media.

Love at Azcarraga is a charity event and half the profits will go to the ten-year restoration of San Sebastian Basilica, the country’s only all-metal building, Tickets for the college arcade are pre-sold at P 300 each, inclusive of food and entertainment.

The dinner is a Q event, spearheaded by San Sebastian Basilica Conservation and Development Foundation, Inc. and Laperal Apartments. The two are part of a collective of Quiapo’s historical sites which hopes to put the neighborhood back on the map by making use of public spaces. The event is also in partnership with San Sebastian College, whose students will manage the evening’s food service for their venue. Converse is Love in Azcarraga’s official corporate sponsor.

Tickets can be purchased in San Sebastian College and Laperal Apartments (Youniversity Suites). For more details, email qfestivalph@gmail.com

San Sebastian College Walkway (Recto Side), Manila, Philippines
Batch 1: 6 PM - 8 PM / Batch 2: 8 PM - 10 PM
300 PhP
February 11 - 12, 2017

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Isang dula tungkol sa paglilibing kay Marcos sa LNMB na paiiyakin ka sa katatawa at kukurutin ka sa puso? Panoorin ang TATLONG MONOLOGO AT ISANG MAGNANAKAW!

Fringe Manila and the Cultural Center of the Philippines present TATLONG MONOLOGO AT ISANG MAGNANAKAW

For ticket inquiries, please call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or Ticketworld at 891-9999. You may also contact 0917-563-4470

Tanghalang Huseng Batute, Cultural Center of the Philippines
February 11: 5pm & 8pm / February 12: 2pm & 5pm
Regular: P400 / Student: P350