Halloween is online at the Palace Manila

HALLOWEEN at The Palace Manila has always been special, with giant parties and traffic jams outside the club complex. Despite the ongoing pandemic, Halloween at the Palace is not canceled — it is just going virtual with the Online Halloween Bash. This year the parties are being held for a cause: all proceeds generated from the steams will be donated to the Philippine Army General Hospital. Halloween Weekend kicks off on Oct. 30 with “Day of the Dead” at The Island, with the official drink, Jose Cuervo (get a free Day of the Dead facemask when ordering Jose Cuervo Especial Reposado at The Booze Shop). The Island, the biggest open-air party destination in the country, will come back to life with a killer set headlined by DJ Nix Damn P. Opening the show is DJ Katsy Lee, while MC Pao takes over later in the evening. The themed online shows will be free for everyone to watch on The Palace Manila’s official YouTube and Facebook pages on Oct. 30. The party keeps on going until the next night with “The Haunting At The Palace.” On Oct. 31, 9 p.m., Globe and Chivas will transform the premier clubs of the Palace Manila into a creepy parallel world, with DJ Euric and KatDJ who will take over the Xylo deck. To keep the vibe high, Marga on the Mic will be opening the show with a pre-game set with DJ Dara Carmina. Make it a 360 experience and order your drinks from the Palace Manila Online delivery. 

MSO’s Rush Hour Concerts are back

FOR its 30th anniversary, property developer Avida has joined Ayala Museum to bring the Manila Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) The Rush Hour Concerts online for the very first time. The Oct. 30, 6 p.m., fundraising concert will feature the best Original Pilipino Music of the past 30 years. Every ticket sold for the virtual concert will provide a child with internet access for one year and will benefit some of the most disadvantaged families in Tondo, Batangas, and the MIMAROPA region.  Tickets for the concert can be purchased through the Ayala Museum’s official website, Facebook page, or TicketWorld. Tickets are priced at P1,000; senior citizens, PWDs, students, and teachers can get discounted tickets at P700.

Content creator webinar

THE DE LA SALLE College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts will be holding a free public webinar on Nov. 7, 2 p.m., via Zoom, where they will talk about how to help new-generation storytellers conceptualize innovative ways to define and perform art through social media. The webinar, titled “Thriving as a Solo Artist in the Pandemic,” aims to help young professionals and students build their artistic solo career by establishing their own social media channels. The lecture will be facilitated by theater actress and vlogger Kiara Dario and content creator Bea Chu. Interested participants can register until Nov. 6 via https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejX3kx3-PKrByVpm9rSugzB5JFaMlgVKqVsfsDNV-6qCrP2A/viewform?gxids=7628.

We Rise Together virtual concert

THE 2020 PHILIPPINES-Korea Cultural Exchange Festival’ We Rise Together concert will go online for the first time. Presented by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines, together with the United Korean Community Association in the Philippines and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the show will be streamed on the KCC Facebook and YouTube pages on Oct. 31, 3 p.m. The concert will feature performances by SB19, KZ Tandingan, Dasuri Choi, Star Hunt Academy Boys, World Music Band ID, and Celso Espejo Rondalla. Catch the livestream on Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines‘ Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/KoreanCulturalCenterPH/) and YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/kccphil).

CCP’s First Children’s Biennale

BELIEVING that arts education and appreciation should begin at a young age, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) launches a month-long online creative expression biennale for children. Dubbed Arts eXpress: CCP Children’s Biennale, the series of events aims to encourage and develop creativity and artistic expression in children, create new works/activities to focus on children’s appreciation and value for the arts, and engage the participation of the guardians and parents in sustaining the appreciation for the arts. The biennale will kick off on Oct. 31, 4 p.m., on the CCP Facebook Page and will be followed by Tricks and Musical Treats: A PPO Family Concert and a screening of Mala: Ibong Adarna, a re-telling of the myth of the Ibong Adarna directed by Xian Lim. Tanghalang Pilipino Pilipino will be performing a shadow play on Nov. 1 on the CCP Facebook page, based on a number of children’s books. Meanwhile, sopranos Alexa Kaufman and Gerphil Flores will be sharing their experiences while serenading young audiences in Small Voice on Nov. 8. Biennale events will be held every Saturday and Sunday throughout November. 

K-Drama free webinar

AS PART of their Korea at Home campaign, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Cultural Center, together with MIND S-Cool and the BGC Arts Center, have organized a free, live webinar titled “The Role of K-Dramas in Sharing and Shaping Culture Beyond Borders” on Nov. 6 and 7, 9:30 a.m., on the Korean Cultural Center’s YouTube Channel and the BGC Arts Center Facebook page. The event consists of a series of talks focused on discussing K-drama production with Korean entertainment industry professionals, featuring dialogue with some of the Philippines’s celebrated entertainment practitioners. No registration for the webinar is required.