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RCS benefit online concert
NATIONAL Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab and the Ryan Cayabyab Singers (RCS)presents Musika Para sa Kinabukasan, a benefit online concert on June 5, 7 p.m., on ktx.ph for the benefit of the Dagatan and Balete Family Farm Schools which advocate for the youth to nurture agriculture. Tickets, priced at P500, are available at https://www.ktx.ph/events/28694/musika-para-sa-kinabukasan. For those abroad, the concert can be played within 24 hours upon streaming. For more information on how to donate, visit https://www.instagram.com/p/CPm2R0pBIWZ/.
EuroPinoy Concert 2021 goes online
EUROPEAN and Filipino artists will perform on June 4, 6 p.m., on the EU in the Philippines FB page: https://www.facebook.com/EUDelegationToThePhilippines/. There will be dances and music, from rock to folk, classical to jazz. Among the performers are Vera and Company (Czech Republic); Philippine ethnic artist Talaandig Republic Band, Austrian violinist Froilan Mose; from France, pianist Eric Soulard, guitarist Pierre Bachelet, and Emile Carrara on accordion; Italian violinist Tullio Vidmar and Filipino pianist John Roa Elegy; from Poland, pianist Artur Dutkiewicz; Filipino guitarist Rice Lucido; and visual artist Ligsa Kossen from Germany.
Gift of a Furever Home at Robinsons Malls
THE HAPPY Pets Club (HPC), Robinsons Malls’ community of pet owners and pet lovers, will hold an adoption drive for dogs and cats called the Gift of a Furever Home. To launch this campaign, HPC is partnering with Pawssion Project and will hold an adoption event on June 5, at The Garden of Robinsons Magnolia in Quezon City. The Pawpassion Project was born in 2018, when 50 dogs on death row needed to be rescued. Since then, founder Malou Perez has led the non-profit organization in rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing dogs in distress. During the adoption event, up to 15 puppies and five cats will be looking for new families. A veterinarian will be present for free consultation while the new pet owners will each receive a vaccination voucher, treats, dog food, and other gifts for their new pets. Merchandise will also be on sale for the benefit of the shelter. Each pet owner will receive a goodie bag from Top Breed. Happy Pets Club will be partnering with more animal welfare organizations and providers. Visitors can also bring their cats and dogs anytime to Robinsons Magnolia’s Pet Park, which is an indoor dog park where dogs can enjoy the day and test their agility at the tube tunnel, dog walk ramp, and other obstacles.
Discover the Outdoors at Shangri-La Plaza
SHANGRI-LA Plaza is helping mall guests and their families prepare for outdoor adventures with Discover the Outdoors on June 3 to 6 at the mall’s Grand Atrium. The fair promotes good camping fun by introducing outdoor gear and activities to try, while showing mall guests the local destinations they can visit after months of staying put. Discover the Outdoors is organized like a campsite featuring the latest tent models, camping equipment, and outdoor wear as brands like Columbia, The North Face, Quicksilver, The Travel Club, and True Value give mall guests a taste of the luxurious outdoor experience. Designed with a trailhead as its main feature, Discover the Outdoors showcases glamping vignettes by the featured brands and includes travel booths where mall guests can inquire about the latest domestic attractions and updated travel protocols to #HaveASafeTripPinas. Fair visitors also get the chance to win American Tourister luggage by checking-in at the event using the QR code at the trail. For inquiries, call 8-370-2597/98 or visit www.facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficial.
The 2021 Negros Trade Fair goes online
THE NEGROS Trade Fair — the country’s longest running provincial trade fair held each year in Metro Manila — is a signature project of the Association of Negros Producers (ANP). Because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Negros Trade Fair has gone online this year, from May 29 to June 30, at www.shopnegrostradefair.com. The e-commerce site is a platform for small to medium scale businesses to showcase a selection of products created with skilled craftsmanship and a taste of renowned Negrense cuisine. Sellers are from various sectors such as natural and organic food, garments, fashion accessories, furniture, décor, houseware, agriculture, and tourism. Simultaneous with the launch online, ANP will open an on-site selling event in Bacolod City at a new location named The HUB where The Negros Showroom will showcase quality Negrense-made products and will serve as a center for entrepreneurship for the province.
GMG Productions Workshop Series kicking off
GMG Productions’ Online Musical Theater Dance Workshops begin soon. Dance to your favorite musical theater song numbers, taught by international touring cast members from Chicago, Mamma Mia, Cats, and West Side Story this month. Classes will run from June 7 to July 2 and will be held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 3 p.m. The enrollment fee is ₱3,500 per week. The classes are: June 7-11, “Hot Honey Rag” from Chicago with Darren Greeff; June 14-18, “Mamma Mia” from Mamma Mia! with Alex O’Reilly; June 21-25, “Jellicle Ball” from CATS with Brian O’Muiri; and, June 28-July 2, “Cool” from West Side Story with Louisa Talbot. These workshops are held in partnership with the Open House Fundraiser and the Artists’ Welfare Project, Inc. A portion of sales will go to Open House Fundraiser in support of the Philippine Performing Arts Community.
Tom and Jerry premieres on World Cheese Day
THE LOCAL premiere of the Warner Bros. movie Tom and Jerry is dropping on streaming service HBO GO on June 4, which also happens to be World Cheese Day. Cartoon Network is then inviting fans to join in the fun with a Tom and Jerry-themed no-bake cheesecake recipe as a family bonding activity. Along with other cheese-themed recipes, viewers can also download Tom and Jerry’s Cheese Day WhatsApp sticker pack at https://tomandjerry.cartoonnetworkasia.com. Cartoon Network has even prepared a cook-along video. More than 150 activities that can also be found on Cartoon Network’s Best Summer Ever microsite www.cartoonnetworkasia.com/bestsummerever.
Award-winning docu to hold one-week free screening
MULTI-AWARDED documentary Sa Palad ng Dantaong Kulang (In the Claws of a Century Wanting), which tackles the Philippines’ housing problem and urban poor situation in the setting of Tondo, Manila, will be available for streaming on Vimeo on Demand starting June 5. For those who want to learn more about the Philippines’ urban poor situation and housing crisis, the film offers references on its website, https://clawsofacenturywanting.com/. The formation of the website and the online distribution of the documentary is supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. The documentary will be screening for free until midnight of June 12. It will be available through Maranan’s production company Cinema Is Incomplete, which will also host its other award-winning documentaries on Vimeo on Demand. Sa Palad ng Dantaong Kulang is also available on GuideDoc TV, a platform for award-winning documentaries that have screened in major international film festivals; and on Cinema Centenario’s MOOV, an online viewing platform for Filipino and Asian films. Sa Palad ng Dantaong Kulang was named Best Documentary at the 42nd Gawad Urian, Best Picture at the Young Critics Circle in 2019 along with the Best Cinematography Award in the same year. The film likewise won Best Documentary and Best Director at the 16th Mindanao Film Festival. It won Best Human Rights Documentary at the 6th Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Buenos Aires and Best International Feature at the 16th Film Festival Dokumenter Yogyakarta.
2GO travel promos
2GO TRAVEL has launched the new ship, MV 2GO Maligaya, which operates on a Manila-Cebu-Cagayan de Oro route, and is expected to do round trips twice a week, leaving Manila every Wednesday and Sunday. It has cruise ship-like amenities of international standards, such as private hotel room accommodations, a grand lobby, spacious lounge areas, and restaurants. 2GO observes proper health and safety protocols to assure safe travels through regular disinfection and sanitation of all vessels and ports of call. Meanwhile, passengers are required to wear face masks and face shields, and to practice social distancing from check-in, boarding, and disembarkation at all times. The company also ensures that passengers comply with local travel requirements of their destinations. Accommodation types include the state room, business premium, tourist premium, business class, tourist class, and tatami. The rooms and common areas have wider spaces and open-air options for better ventilation. 2GO Travel is offering a ₱99 promo to any destination of choice, inclusive of a 50-kg baggage allowance. Passengers must book from May 30 to June 3 to avail of the promo, for sailing on Aug. 1 to Dec. 15. The trips covered include Batangas to Caticlan and Roxas as well as Manila to Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Coron, Dumaguete, Iligan, Iloilo, Ozamis, Puerto Princesa, and Zamboanga. To book tickets, visit 2GO Travel’s website, https://travel.2go.com.ph/, call the hotline (02) 8528-7000, e-mail travel@2GO.com.ph, or visit any 2GO outlet and SM Business Centers.