The Cultural Center of the Philippines presents Myth, a photo exhibition by artists Jippy Pascua and Dennese Victoria, which is on view until Aug. 21 at the Pasilyo Victorio Edades. An installation of photographs, Myth questions how and why the artists have accumulated, kept, and eventually selected the images for the exhibit. On view Tuesdays to Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ana Verayo’s second solo exhibition titled Badlands opens on July 16 at Light and Space Contemporary, West Fairview, Quezon City. Opening reception starts at 6 p.m., and exhibition runs until Oct. 1.

A solo exhibition by Igan D’Bayan called End of Days opens on July 17 at the Pinto Art Museum, 1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights, Antipolo City. Opening reception starts 3 p.m. The exhibit will be on view until Aug. 3.

Artery Art Space presents When You’re Strange, a three-person show by Romeo Lee, Carlo Ricafort, and Chill, on view from July 16 to Aug. 6. The exhibit will feature paintings, drawings, and prints. Opening reception will be on July 16, 6 p.m., at Artery Art Space, 102 P. Tuazon Blvd, Cubao, Quezon City.

Silverlens Galleries opens three exhibitions on July 9: Survey by Isa Lorenzo, Rachel Rillo, Mawen Ong, and Soler Santos; Transference by Jet Pascua, and Who Are You Wearing by Yvonne Quisumbing. The exhibits run until Aug. 6 at Silverlens, 2/F YMC Bldg. 2, 2320 Don Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Makati City.

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila showcases parallel exhibitions to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Japanese-Filipino friendship. The Metropolitan Museum and the Japan Foundation opened Japanese Design Today 100 and Discourses in Design: Philippine-Japanese Cultural Linkages which runs until Aug. 19. The Met Museum is located at the Bangko Sentral Compound, Roxas Blvd., Malate, Manila.

A retrospective art exhibition by renowned painter and sculptor Allan Cosio titled Three Periods of Art-Making is on view until Aug. 19 at the Alliance Total Gallery, Alliance Française de Manille, 209 Nicanor Garcia St., Bel-Air II, Makati City.

ART for PEACE, a fund-raising exhibit led by the Physicians for Peace-Philippines (PFP-PH), runs until July 30 at the Galleria de las Islas, Silahis Center, 744 Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila. PFP-PH, headed by by Dr. Ted Herbosa and Dr. Penny Robredo-Bundoc, is the Filipino affiliate of Physicians for Peace in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Its Walking Free program gives prosthetic limbs to amputees and customized wheelchairs for those with cerebral palsy. The organization also offers burn care seminars for medical professionals in the provinces.

ArtInformal has three ongoing exhibitions until July 30: Lui Medina’s Where Does Landscape Begin, Angel Ulama’s Trying To Seek What Matters Most, and Julius Redillas’ White Paintings. ArtInformal is located at 277 Connecticut St. Greenhills East, Mandaluyong City.

Tin-aw Art Gallery presents Ernest Concepcion’s Can’t Sit Still, a series of works defined by great attention to texture and surface, a seeming departure from his earlier pieces wherein backdrops of places and landmarks were apparent beneath impasto. Tin-Aw is located Somerset, Sto. Tomas St. corner Makati Ave, Makati City.

1335Mabini has two ongoing exhibitions. Perimeter Offense, a solo show by Joseph Tecson, explores painting as a means to expose or criticize social boundaries within predefined societal contexts, often using explicit subject matter in contrast with implicit comparisons. Urban Stasis by Jose Luis Singson meanwhile emphasizes a connection between documentation and translation based on how existing structures within a space convey a sense of history and temporal boundaries. Both exhibits run until July 29. For inquiries, call (02) 254-8498 or 0917-704-2962.

Kalsada, Max Balatbat’s mixed media works, is on view at the BenCab Museum until Aug. 14. Alongside this, the Philippine Life, an exhibition of hand-colored engravings from the London Illustrated News of 1857, is also on exhibit at the Print Gallery of the museum. BenCab Museum is located at Km. 6 Asin Road, Tuba, Metro Baguio. For inquiries, call (074) 442-7165, 0920-530-1954 and 0915-128-6393, or visit www.bencabmuseum.org.

MO_Space presents Binary by Luis Antonio Santos. Luis Santos plays with diametrically opposed concepts in an exhibit that borrows from linguistics and Saussurean structuralist theory. Entirely done in black-and-white — itself a paired opposite — Binary delves into the relationships between painting and print; painting and photography; finite and infinite. It runs until July 31. For inquiries, call (632) 856-7915, 0917-577-970, or e-mail mospaceph@gmail.com. To learn more about the show, visit mo-space.net.

Vinyl On Vinyl has opened three new exhibitions: Darrel Ballesteros’ second solo exhibit, You Will Destroy This Planet; Teo Esguerra’s Beach Houses, and Barong Tagalog’s Buhay Na Walang Hanggan which features artists Tano Panaligan, Ren Quinio, Miki Miki Mulingtapang, Mhelen Hassim, CURSE/GIFT, Regen Mulingtapang, Migs Deniola, Darwin Pena, QWARK, Dionisio Sandoval, Jr. The exhibits are on view at 2135 Warehouse II, Chino Roces Ave. Makati City. For details, e-mail info@vinylonvinylgallery.com.

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila showcases Raymundo “Ray” Albano’s short-lived yet very prolific and influential career in A Time to Unlearn, at the Sphere section of MET’s Philippine Contemporary Art: To Scale the Past and the Possible. This exhibition shows the many contributions of Albano to the local art scene of today. The Metropolitan Museum is located at the Bangko Sentral Compound, Roxas Blvd., Malate, Manila.


The first ToFarm Film Festival kicks off its first leg at SM Megamall and SM North Edsa on July 13 to 19. Films to be screened are Free Range, a modern drama by Dennis Marasigan; Kakampi by Victor Acedillo, Jr.; Paglipay, a love story by Zig Dulay; Pauwi Na, a comedy by Paolo Villaluna; Pilapil, a suspense action film by Jose Johnny Nadela; and Pitong Kabang Palay, a drama by Maricel Cariaga. For the complete schedule, visit the ToFarm Film Festival Philippines page on Facebook.


The University of the Philippines Cherubim and Seraphim children’s choirs will be restaging Awit ni Pulau in celebration of their 45th anniversary on July 15-17 at the UP Theatre, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Awit ni Pulau is a piece of children’s theater written by Palanca awardee and poet Edgardo Maranan, with music by National Artist Dr. Ramon Santos. For tickets and reservations, contact Joshua Chan at 0917-677-5141 or Maria Victoria Deocampo at 0998-462-2037.

Rak of Aegis, the legendary rock musical by Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), is now on its fifth run with new members in the cast: Miss Saigon alumnae Tanya Manalang, The Voice finalist Alisah Bonaobra, Jon Santos, and Carla Guevarra-Laforteza, among others. Directed by Maribel Legarda. The show will run Tuesdays and Sundays until Aug. 28. Call 891-9999 or visit ticketworld.com.ph for reservations, or 725-6244, or e-mail petatheater@gmail.com for more information.


Robinsons Galleria Ortigas is holding a Health and Wellness Fair until July 16 at the Mall’s Activity Area. There are product samples and demos, giveaways, and health and wellness finds from partner merchants Envy Me Salon and Spa, Excelsoir Organic Spa, GNC, Olympic Gold, World Balance, Il Padrino Coffee, Robinsons Department Store and Robinsons Supermarket. “Sexy Chef” Barni Alejandro-Rennebeck will have a hearty and guilt-free meals cooking demo and offer kitchen tips on July 16, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., at the Activity Area.

Museo Pambata will be holding a series of activities for kids on the weekend, starting off on July 16 with Ang Bayanihan sa Museo at 10 a.m., a dance exploration with the Philippine National Dance Company, followed by the Maya Kitchen Baking Workshop at 1 p.m.-4 p.m. On July 17, a Museo Pambata Guides’ Corner will be held at 2:30 p.m. Museo Pambata is located at Roxas Blvd. cor. South Drive, Manila. For inquiries, e-mail info@museopambata.org.

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and the Asian Food Channel invite food lovers, aspiring chefs and cooking enthusiasts to a culinary event featuring internationally recognized chef Anna Olson. The Canada-based chef returns to the Philippines to conduct a live baking demo at the Eastwood Mall Atrium on July 16, 4 p.m. To attend the live cooking demonstration, register to the Eastwood Mall concierge to get seats at the venue. For more information, call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888 or 709-0888, 0917-838-0111 or visit www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com.

The Museum Foundation will hold a Marikina Culinary and Heritage Tour on July 16. The tour costs P1,600 for MFPI members and P1,800 for non-members and is inclusive of bus transportation, entrance fees, tour guide, and meals. It will include stops at Kapitan Moy and Kusina de Kambal, the Marikina City Hall Compound, Marikina Sports Complex and Carillon Bell, the Shoe Museum, the Diocesan Shrine of the Our Lady of the Abandoned, Patio Vera Garden and Ancestral House, the Marikina River Park, the Book and Anthropology Museum, and Pan de Americana. For inquiries and reservations, contact Elvie Magpayo at 0949-333-8211, 697-9509, 404-2685 or Mae de Leon 0927-848-4680.