Robinsons Malls hold holiday fair of locally sourced items

ROBINSONS Malls continue holding its locally sourced fair for the month of October at Robinsons Galleria Ortigas, Robinsons Place Manila, and Robinsons Metro East. Get your hands — especially your green thumbs — ready for a fair filled with gardening goods, fresh produce, food, holiday gifts, and specialty items. Robinsons Galleria Ortigas’s fair is from Oct. 1 to 3; Robinsons Place Manila is on Oct. 9 to 11 and Oct. 16 to 18; and Robinsons Metro East is on Oct. 23 to 25, and Oct. 29 to 31.

Ayala Museum’s ‘History Comes Alive’ lectures online

AT A TIME when people have grown to distrust the gatekeepers of the past: government, media, academe, the church — how do we sift what we see to find truth that kills fake news? “History Comes Alive!” with Prof. Ambeth Ocampo is a lecture series of the Ayala Museum which has run for 10 years. Over the years, the museum has mounted 31 lectures reaching thousands of audience members. This year’s lecture, “History Comes Alive: Exposing Fake News,” is also part of Ayala Museum’s fundraising drive to help students bridge the digital divide. Proceeds will go to Ayala Foundation’s Student Online Access Program that provides students with online access allowance for a year. The online lecture will be held on Oct. 2, 5 p.m., via Zoom. Tickets are available via Prices range from P850 (discounted) to P2,700 (virtual pass). For more information visit the Ayala Museum Facebook page.

BGC Art Center’s clay pot painting workshop

THE BONIFACIO Global City (BGC) Art Center is conducting a clay pot painting workshop on Oct. 3,  from 10 a.m. to noon, led by artist Janica Rica. The workshop is recommended for children aged eight years old and up. The workshop will be held via Zoom and access is by donation (requested donation amount is P500). Register for the workshop here,

Ben & Ben holds fundraising show

BEN & BEN supports vulnerable communities affected by COVID-19 through Balik Eskwela: Puhon Part 2,  a one-hour live show on Oct. 4, 5 p.m., via simultaneous streams on its official Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. The concert aims to support students and teachers who are “left with limited to no ability to adapt to the changes” implemented in the Philippine education system during the pandemic. While the first Puhon gig focused on COVID-19 response relief efforts, Puhon part 2 prioritizes assistance to the education sector. The Balik Eskwela: Puhon Part 2 project is the second fundraising initiative of Ben & Ben through the nine-piece ensemble’s community-driven website,

Daang Dokyu Documentary Film Festival

AFTER its first salvo featuring Martial Law films in September, Daang Dokyu, the Philippine documentary film festival returns from Oct. 2 to Nov. 25 when it will feature 45 documentaries from the first 100 years of Philippine cinema. In its first week, from Oct. 2 to 8, the festival will have the Philippine premiere of the 1929 film Glimpses of the Culion Leper Colony and of Culion Life by Merl La Voy. The film was acquired by FilDocs, the organizers of the festival, from the British Film Institute Archives through a fundraising effort in early 2020. The American military-commissioned video shows an idealized portrayal of life in the Culion Leper colony in Palawan under American rule. The Festival will also be premiering Bullet-laced Dreams by Kristoffer Brugada and Charena Escala on Oct. 2 to 8. The documentary tells the stories of the Lumad (indigenous) children fleeing military rule and transferring from place to place just to continue their schooling. More information on the film festival and film screenings is available at The festival’s virtual cinema opens on Oct. 2 at

Nanding Josef acting workshop and Dennis Marasigan directing workshop

VETERAN actor Nanding Josef will be holding workshops on acting for camera while director and Gawad Buhay awardee Dennis Marasigan will be holding a directing for camera workshop from Oct. 10 to 25 called “Sarili Para sa Bayan.” Enroll in the workshops for P3,500 each. Contact Lorelei Celestino at 0915-607-2275 for details.

Tanghalang Pilipino children’s stories shadow plays

Tanghalang Pilipino is presenting children’s stories via shadow plays with the Anino Shadowplay Collective on its YouTube channel which is meant to entertain and teach children lifelong lessons. The stories, which were adapted into shadow plays, are Ang Bagong Kaibigan ni Bing Butiki by Yna Reyes and May Giyera sa Katawan ni Mark by Dr. Luis Gatmaitan. While the shows are free to watch, Tanghalang Pilipino is encouraging viewers to donate to the theater group via The series can be viewed on

Webinar discusses weaving industry

THE MUSEUM Foundation of the Philippines will hold its first Usapang MaArte webinar — “Weaving Through a Pandemic: Sustaining in the Industry in the New Normal” — on Oct. 3, 2-3:30 p.m. via Zoom. The panel is composed of social entrepreneurs Kylie Misa and Mike Claparols to be moderated by fashion designer Jojie Lloren. Admission is free, but slots are limited. To register, visit The webinar will also be streamed via Facebook Live through the MaArte Fair Facebook page

NCCA’s Buhay na Buhay returns

AN EIGHT-PART documentary series about the eight sub-cultures that shape the Filipino returns on its second season beginning Oct. 3, 8:30 p.m., in its new home, the ABS-CBN News Channel, with replays on Sundays, 10:30 a.m. It is hosted by Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda. Buhay na Buhay is based on the life study of former chair of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and culture expert, Prof. Felipe de Leon, Jr. on the following sub-cultures: Kultura ng Pagdidiwata (Harmony with the Deities, Creative Forces of Nature and Ancestral Spirits); Kultura ng Pag-uukir at Pag-uuma (Poetic Mysticism and Devotion to Islam); Kultura ng Pamamanata (Devotion to the Patron Saint and Village Community); Kultura ng Pananahan (Devotion to the Home and Family); Kultura ng Paglilining at Pangangatwiran (Culture of Reflection and Reasoning); Kultura ng Pag-aaliw (Culture of Entertainment or Sensations); Kultura ng Pamumuna at Pagtutol (Culture of Social Criticism, Concern, Protest); and Kultura ng Pagka-Filipino at Pagkabansa (Devotion to the Nation and Being Filipino). After defining what these subcultures mean in the first season, Buhay na Buhay Season 2 explores the stories of groups and individuals in various parts of the country and how being Filipino emanates in their lives through arts, crafts and practices. Buhay na Buhay Season 2 is written by playwright, director and advocate for traditional arts and indigenous peoples, Floy Quintos. It is directed by Jon Steffan Ballesteros and produced by the NCCA through Marcus Phoenix Media Production Corp. led by Jonard S. Vital.