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Art workshops at the Met Museum
THE METROPOLITAN Museum of Manila will hold illustration workshop for children on July 31 (4:30 to 5 p.m.) via Zoom and Facebook Live featuring the illustrated children’s book Kapit Kapit Bahay Bahay as well as artworks from the museum collection. The children can learn to draw with the book’s illustrator Gelai Manabat of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK). She will also share tips and tricks on drawing like a visual storyteller, and show how drawings can bring communities to life. For more information and registration guidelines, visit bit.ly/METOnlineStudio1.
Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino online
LINGGO Ng Musikang Pilipino (Philippine Music Week) goes online for its 7th year. Organized and produced by the Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the festival runs until Aug. 1 with online concerts, webinars, and masterclasses. For more information and the full schedule of performances, webinars, and masterclasses, visit www.lmp.com.ph/ and www.facebook.com/PinoySingers/.
Rak of Aegis goes online
THE PHILIPPINE Educational Theater Association (PETA) presents the pay-per-view streaming of the jukebox musical Rak of Aegis on July 31, Aug. 1, 7, and 8 via www.ticket2me.net. The story follows Eileen and her efforts to help her community which has been submerged in floodwaters, told using the songs of the rock band Aegis. Written by Liza Magtoto and directed by Maribel Legarda, the streaming cast includes Aicelle Santos, Pepe Herrera, Poppert Bernadas, Isay Alvarez-Seña, Robert Seña, Joann Co, Jimi Marquez, and Gie Onida. The Rak of Aegis online streaming is part of the Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino (LMP) 2021 celebration and is the banner project of the #TakePETAbeyondCOVID campaign, a fundraising drive that aims to help PETA. Tickets to Rak of Aegis are now on sale via www.bit.ly/rakofaegisstreaming. The viewing options are: Livestream at P350 (8 to 11 p.m., Philippine Standard Time or PST); Video On Demand at P500 for 24-hours streaming from 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. the next day (PST); Video on Demand Premium at P1,000 for 24-hours streaming from 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. the next day with exclusive access to the Rak with Aegis live virtual concert on Aug. 8 (8 p.m.), featuring the Aegis Band and select cast members. For more information, follow PETA’s social media pages: Facebook (www.facebook.com/petatheater), Instagram (@petatheater), Twitter (@petatheater), YouTube (www.youtube.com/petatheateronline) or visit www.petatheater.com/rakofaegis.
Week-long event celebrates role of art
“PANDELIKHA: Arts, Community, and Creativity in the Pandemic and Beyond” delves into conceptual and performative digital media, has workshops on puppetry and printmaking, and discussions on art and society, featuring award-winning visual artists, art educators and student-artists throughout next week. Among the events are an online demo-workshop on puppetry to be facilitated by visual artist, puppeteer, dancer, chanter, musician, ceramist, researcher and art educator Carlito Amalla. Multimedia artist Noell El Farol, whose practice borders the disciplines of archaeology and fine arts will likewise conduct a class on printmaking without a press. Both workshops are scheduled on Aug. 5, 11:20 a.m. for puppetry and 2:40 p.m. for printmaking. The week will conclude with conversations on art in relation to community-based projects, social engagement, social justice, creative pedagogies and traditional and folk crafts as categories in diverse creative industries. The talk will be headlined by theater and visual artist Dr. Brenda Fajardo; painter Emmanuel Garibay; painter, writer and organizer Alee Garibay; and visual artist, curator and art educator Karen Flores. The discussion will be held on Aug. 6, at 12:30 p.m. PANDELIKHA is a free public event to be held via Zoom. For more information, visit the official Facebook page of Benilde Arts and Culture Cluster at https://www.facebook.com/benildearts.