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Gallery relaunches with Alcuaz exhibit
ART LOUNGE Manila is relaunching in its new space at The Podium with the exhibit “Federico Alcuaz Unveiled: Select Works from the Alcuaz Family Collection.” In celebration of what would have been the National Artist for Visual Art’s 89th birthday, the Alcuaz family jointly presents the exhibition which features works representing almost all the decades of his artistic career. The exhibit runs until June 6, and can also be viewed online at https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/6560031/federico-aguilar-alcuaz-u-n-v-e-i-l-e-d. It is co-presented with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Art Lounge Manila is located at the Podium, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. For inquiries and viewing appointment, send a message to 0977 -8398971, or 0998-9937968, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details visit https://artloungemanila.com.
Book talk tackles Pilar Méndez’ Los mares de la canela
INSTITUTO Cervantes de Manila has been organizing online seminars on various topics linked to the cultural relations between Spain and the Philippines, including a series of talks dedicated to contemporary Spanish authors who have written novels featuring the Philippines. The series of literary talks resumes with the book presentation of Pilar Méndez’s Los mares de la canela on May 29, 6 p.m. The novel’s setting moves between the Spanish region of Galicia, the island of Kulangsu in China, and the city of Vigan in the Philippines. This is the first novel published by Pilar Méndez Jiménez, a career diplomat who is currently the Spanish Ambassador in Vietnam. In this book presentation, she will be interviewed by the Director of Instituto Cervantes de Manila, Javier Galván. To attend, the following link will be available 15 minutes before the event: https://zoom.us/j/96691945094.
Estancia mall to hold four-day sale
ENJOY an end-of-month shopping spree at Estancia’s upcoming four-day sale from May 28 to 31. Participating brands include Avocadoria, Barenaked Sugaring Salon, Buffalo Wild Wings, Fino Leatherware, GNC, Happy Lemon, James & Daughters, Jipan Café & Bakeshop, Johnson Fitness, Lock & Lock, Luna Jewelry by Drake Dustin, Motorino Pizzeria, Motostyle, Naughty Nachos, Onezo Tapioca, Pancake House, Pet Express, Shadows & Patterns, Sigekiya Ramen, Skin Station, Toys R Us, and Uniqlo. For more information, visit Estancia’s official Facebook page.
UNIQLO holds 9th anniversary sale
UNIQLO opened its first retail location in the Philippines in June 2012 at the SM Mall of Asia. Since then, the Japanese retailer has expanded its presence in the country to 65 stores nationwide. To celebrate this occasion, UNIQLO will reward its customers with novelty items and exclusive offers. For every purchase worth P3,000 from any UNIQLO store and online, customers will get one free gray AIRism Mask pack. They are available from small to large sizes at physical stores and medium at its online store. Customers must have their UNIQLO App Membership ID scanned at the store to claim it. The promo is valid from May 28 to May 30. Selected items will be on sale. For a minimum purchase of P2,500 at the UNIQLO Manila Global Flagship Store at Glorietta 5, customers will receive one stamp card with rewards from partner merchants. Each card entitles customers to a free one-week trial pass at Anytime Fitness and a waived joining fee if they enroll at the Glorietta 5 branch, a buy-1-take-1 promo of Cold White Brew at Bo’s Coffee, and P200 off for the Fully Booked discount card. The promo is valid at branches located in Glorietta Mall. Once customers fill their stamp cards completely, they are qualified to receive an exclusive UNIQLO Manila tote bag. They must show their stamp card and the UNIQLO receipt when redeeming at partner merchants. Customers will receive their tote bag upon presenting the completed stamp card from May 28 to Aug. 3 at the Flagship Store. For more updates, visit UNIQLO Philippines’ website at uniqlo.com/ph and download the UNIQLO App via Google Play Store or Apple Store.
PINTIG, A Percussion Festival online
THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the Percussive Arts Society Philippines present PINTIG, A Percussion Festival, which will be held online from May 28 to 30. Percussionists and drummers from around the world will come together for a music festival that highlights percussion and drum instruments. Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. nightly during the three-day festival. These will be streamed via the CCP Office of the President Facebook Page (http://facebook.com/ccp.officeofthepresident).