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Stuff to do (10/22/21)

Sheryn Regis holds first online concert

SINGER Sheryn Regis will stage her first online concert, Love United, via KTX.ph, iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV on Oct. 23, with a re-run on Oct. 24. The singer will be sharing the virtual stage with EZ Mil, Filipino pop-rapper H-BOM, Kaela Francheska, former Tawag ng Tanghalan finalist Froilan Canlas, and the all-boys trio of Francis Concepcion, Keifer Sanchez, and Mackie Empuerto also known as the TNT Boys. Tickets for the concert are now available online for P899/$17.99 (regular) and P1,4999/$30 (VIP with access to digital after party). Love United will stream via KTX.ph, iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV on Oct. 23, 8 p.m. (Manila time) and Oct. 24, 10 a.m. (Manila time).

Palacio de Memoria holds guided tours, flea market

PRE-WAR MANSION Palacio de Memoria is now open for guided tours. Experience a one-and-a-half hour guided tour of the galleries, rooms, gardens, the aircraft, and museum on the mansion grounds. Admission prices are P250 for adults, P200 for students, and P179 for seniors/PWD. Guided tours are priced at P500 (regular). For more information and booking appointments, visit https://www.palaciodememoria.com/tours/. Meanwhile, an open-air flea market will be held at the mansion grounds on Oct. 23 and 24. Inspired by Madrid’s E Rastro, the flea market will have antiques, paintings, sculptures, accessories, textiles, home furnishings and décor, wall art, gift items, toys, artisanal/designer specialty items, and collectors’ items. There will also be a Don Papa booth and Margarita Fores’ The Loggia food and drinks booth. ABS-CBN Film Restoration, Inc. will hold a free screening of the newly restored 1941 film Ibong Adarna on Oct. 24.

Zone V photos on virtual exhibit, sale

THE ZONE Five Camera Club (ZVCC or Zone V), one of the country’s top fine-art photography clubs, will be holding an online exhibit and sale at www.zonev.org from Oct. 23 to Nov. 3. Called Images of H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Prosper & Excel), the week-long event will showcase some of the best still camera work by Zone V. Many of these images have gained recognition in local and international photography competitions. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Assumption Development Foundation (ADF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the learning development of select youths of Sapang Palay, Bulacan. From its regular meetings and photo contests held at the Old Swiss Inn at Makati, the Club reached a milestone when it transitioned onto online platforms in the first quarter of last year due to the pandemic lockdowns. This virtual medium will serve as the stage for the Images of H.O.P.E. exhibit/sale. Featured will be color and black & white prints from its 50 members, including Jay Camus, Manny Inumerable, Cha Pagdilao, James Singlador, Danny Yu, and Ruben Castor Ranin, who was himself a recipient of an ADF scholarship.

Indie films on streaming platform, drive-in movie theater

Independent films from across Asia will be screened in Watch and Chill, an online streaming platform and a drive-in-theater, all free and open to the public. The initiative is a collaboration between Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in Seoul, MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum in Chiang Mai, and M+ West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong, to gather major video works across the region in a subscription-based streaming platform and traveling exhibition. It features motion pictures by 20 artists. The movies are divided into four categories: Things in My Living Room, By the Other Being, Community of Houses and Meta-Home. All videos may be accessed through the Watch and Chill streaming website. Interested viewers must subscribe for free to gain online access until Feb. 2022. For the drive-in-theater, MCAD converted the Dominga Street carpark of Benilde to accommodate a maximum of six vehicles per screening. Audio will be transmitted through an unoccupied FM frequency, accessible through their car radios and other portable devices. Guests may likewise watch the films at the museum’s designated area, which entertains up to 10 visitors per show.  The physical screening is likewise free and open to the public. Visits must be booked in advance through MCAD’s website. Only fully-vaccinated individuals with presented vaccination cards will be allowed entry. MCAD will screen Watch and Chill every Thursday to Sunday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. from Oct. 29 until Dec. 5 Visit the Watch and Chill platform at https://watchandchill.kr/en/. To book an appointment for MCAD’s physical exhibition, go to http://www.mcadmanila.org.ph/watchandchill/.

Virtual tour of haunted Manila

AFTER the success of last year’s “One Night in Intramuros” online Halloween tour, the tour and experiential company WanderManila steps out of the walled city to uncover the darker history of Manila’s iconic areas. The tour, “One Night in Manila: an online Halloween tour” will be livestreamed for free on Oct. 30, 9 p.m., on the WanderManila Facebook page. Conducted by WanderManila’ head tour guide Benjamin Canapi, the one-hour tour will feature a mix of history and horror. Among the locations to be visited virtually are Escolta, Paco Park, Arroceros, the University of Santo Tomas, and Manila City Hall,

PPO holds Tricks and Musical Treats concert

THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines (CCP) will hold a family-friendly virtual Halloween concert titled Tricks and Musical Treats: A PPO Family Concert on Oct. 31, 4 p.m. via Zoom. With the theme “A Musical Voyage to Outer Space,” the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) and guest performers from the UST (University of Santo Tomas) Symphony Orchestra will introduce children to the basic concepts of music and present orchestral music in a fun memorable adventure package. Hosted by award-winning actor Liesl Batucan, families will also learn about the benefits of music in brain development, especially in language and reading skills, mathematical learning through playing of musical instruments, memory skills, and mind-and-body coordination. As a fun activity, kids will be taught how to “conduct” the orchestra. To make the event even more engaging, participants are encouraged to be in space-themed costumes made using their creativity, resourcefulness, and improvisational skills. Best in Costume Winners will receive recognition and prizes. Register at https://neon.ly/MusicalTreats2021_register.