CCP presents a virtual jazz festival

THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines (CCP) presents a music festival featuring Filipino jazz talents which will be streamed live online via the Facebook pages of the CCP and the CCP Office of the President on Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 2-4, at 7:30 pm. JAZZ STAY AT HOME: Virtual Jazz Festival 2020 is free to the public, and will feature Nicole Asensio, Baihana, Tots Tolentino, Michael Guevarra, Simon Tan Trio, Pipo Cifra, Lorna Cifra, and other notable names in the Philippine jazz scene. It will be hosted by musician and CCP Trustee Stanley Seludo.

Avon Femme-Powerment Fashion Show

TO CELEBRATE women of all breast shapes and sizes, Avon Intimate Apparel will be holding a Femme-Powerment Fashion Show featuring real women with real bodies. The fashion show will also have Julie Ann San Jose providing femme-powering tunes as the models walk the runway. Wave 89.1 DJ Debbie Then will be hosting the event, and joining the fashion show are model, content creator, and entrepreneur Chelsea Robato, TV and sports reporter Roxanne Montealegre, and TV and event host Patricia Reyes. The fashion show will be held on Sept. 26, 2 p.m., on AVON PH’s Facebook Page.

Enchanted Kingdom holds a virtual party

ENCHANTED Kingdom’s mascot Eldar The Wizard is celebrating his birthday, so the theme park is marking the occasion with a virtual Eldar’s Magical Birthday Celebration on Sept. 26, 6-7 p.m., on Pinoy Box Office Channel (PBO), and Enchanted Kingdom’s official Facebook ( ) and YouTube ( ) accounts. It will be an hour of fun, learning, and special performances from Eldar, Princess Victoria, Princess Madeline, and the EK characters, plus a special segment with Jose Mari Chan featuring his newest Christmas ballads. For more information, visit Enchanted Kingdom’s official website ( and Facebook page.

Gaya Sa Pelikula premiers on YouTube

GLOBE Studios — whose roster of  award-winning films includes Birdshot, Goyo, Hintayan ng Langit, LSS and Dead Kids — presents its first ever narrative digital series, Gaya sa Pelikula (Like in The Movies). Written and created by Juan Miguel Severo and directed by JP Habac, the romantic comedy follows Karl, an introverted 19-year-old architecture student in the middle of an identity crisis and Vlad, a schoolmate on the run from his own family. As their lives become entwined by fate, they become housemates and come to learn more about each other and about themselves than they could have ever imagined. Gaya sa Pelikula is an eight-part series of 20-minute episodes that is a prequel to the unproduced teleplays on Wattpad by Severro. It will premiere on Globe Studios’ official YouTube channel starting Sept. 25. New episodes will drop every Friday at 8 p.m., from Sept. 25 to Nov. 13. Gaya sa Pelikula was also chosen to be part of YouTube’s Super Stream content line-up. Super Stream is an effort of YouTube to enable Filipino viewers to access partners’ content such as movies, TV shows and more for free for a limited time.

PETA Young Artists Playlab

AS PART of the ongoing Philippine Educational Theater Association’s (PETA) Festival of Windows, Young Artists’ Playlab will be having its first performance on Sept. 26, Paaralang Buhay, Paaralan ng Buhay, a collaborative poetry dance short film jointly undertaken by the students and teacher of the Special Program for the Arts of Tabaco National High School in Tabaco, Albay with special support by the Infanta National High School under the creative guidance of PETA Artist-Teacher-Members. The show will be streamed via the PETA Facebook page.

BGC Art Mart Online

BONIFACIO Global City (BGC) is holding its first online Art Mart on Sept. 27, 2 to 5 p.m., via the BGC Arts Center Facebook page. Watch the stream to discover and reconnect with local artists, shop for art, enjoy performances, and find inspiration for your own creativity while safe at home. Some of the artists featured in the mart are GloriAnne Rose Dairo and Fabnglam by Flor. Register at the Facebook event page.

Philippine Readers and Writers Festival goes online

THE PHILIPPINE Readers and Writers Festival, an annual event held by National Book Store together with Raffles Makati, returns for its 7th year from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4. Because of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the week-long festival moves online. It will feature a series of author interviews, talks, and panel discussions with top Filipino artists and authors — all streaming for free on the NBS Facebook Page ( and with selected sessions simulcast on Shopee and Lazada. Books featured during the Festival can be purchased at NBS branches and online on and its official stores on Shopee and Lazada. Special discounts will be available online from Sept. 25 until Oct. 4, with up to 20% off on all imported titles and 10% off on all local titles. Learn about the value of history in quarantine with author and historian Ambeth R. Ocampo. Enjoy live poetry reading by Jerico Silvers and learn about poetry’s function as social commentary from Lourd de Veyra. Join book discussions with a variety of authors including Ayris Alcachupas, Kaye Allen, and Jason Paul Laxamana. There will be discussions on a plethora of topics, including an exploration of stories in the time of COVID-19 to the behind-the-scenes of making a children’s book.  Bliss Books authors will share tips for writing during the new normal and there will be a panel discussion on teaching values through picture books. Sign up for updates by visiting and get a chance to win a set of books. One can also join the raffle promo when shopping online. Five winners will receive a dining certificate for two at Raffles Makati. Learn more by visiting and following National Book Store on social media — @nationalbookstore on Instagram and @nbsalert on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Singapore Writers Festival

THE 23rd edition of the Singapore Writers Festival is migrating online from Oct. 30 to  Nov. 8, with a diverse line-up of programs inspired by the theme of “Intimacy” and will be presented in a digital format for the first time. Organized  by the National Arts Council, the multilingual literary festival celebrates thoughtful discussion, a love for stories, and encourages intercultural dialogue by bringing together writers, thinkers, and participants from Singapore and overseas. Digital festival passes are available at S$20 from Sept. 21 via SISTIC Live, and will include full access to all programs by international speakers for the first time. For more information, visit the festival website

CCP screens Martial Law films

THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines (CCP) revives its cinema program by screening select films revisiting one of the most tumultuous periods in Filipino history. Starting Sept. 25, 3 p.m., Martial Law films such as Edjop (1987), ML (2018), Sigwa (2010), and Beyond the Walls of Prison (1987) can be viewed via the CCP’s Vimeo channel. The films will be available for free for 48 hours. For more information call the CCP Film, Broadcast, and New Media Division at 8832-1125 local 1705 and 1712 or visit the CCP Facebook account and website.