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An online fundraising concert for music scholars
IN THE last two years of lockdown, the Friends for Cultural Concerns of the Philippines (FCCP) has been working hard to raise funds to continue supporting its 28 student-artist-scholars. This time it will hold an online recital featuring its scholars, including tenor Radnel Ofalza, and pianist Dr. Raul Sunico, who also chairs the Scholarship Committee, on Feb. 5, 8 p.m. (Philippine time), via Zoom. Radnel, who has been an FCCP scholar since he was a college student at the University of Santo Tomas, is now taking his Masters in voice at the Mannes School of Music in New York City. Other FCCP scholars who will participate in this online production are sopranos Athena Marsha Macatangay and Donna Klariz Baluyut. A donation of P1,000 corresponds to one link on Zoom. The amount can be deposited to the FCCP’s Metrobank account # 292 3 29280045 3. To get the Zoom link, e-mail a copy of the proof of payment to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the FCCP has not been able to hold its traditional annual fundraisers, preventing the acceptance of new scholars. The FCCP’s main objective for now is to ensure the continuity of support to the existing 28 scholars until they graduate. To date, we have scholars in prestigious institutions like the University of Sto. Tomas, the University of the Philippines, St. Paul University Manila, Centro Escolar University, and the Mannes College of New York, USA.
Crimson Hotel holds special bar night
THE ALIBI Lounge and Bar of the Crimson Hotel in Filinvest City will be holding an evening of signature cocktails on Feb. 4, 6 p.m., with guest bartender Larry Guevara. For inquiries, contact 0998-961-3401 or e-mail email@example.com.
Gavel&Block’s Art & Design auction
SALCEDO Auctions’ upcoming sale, Art & Design, conducted via its subsidiary Gavel&Block, will be held online via salcedoauctions.com on Feb. 5, 11 a.m. onwards. The auction house’s ﬁrst sale of the year, co-presented by Exclusive Banking Partner HSBC Premier, boasts of a diverse lot, with various art, antique and vintage furniture, and other objects. To cater to different decor styles, items were divided into four themes: Orient Express, Femme Fatale, Master’s Series, A Man’s World, and Pop Phenomenon. To preview the lots at the gallery, contact Kristine Sanders (0905-464-2802) to set a schedule. The online catalog can be viewed at salcedoauctions.com, where interested bidders can also register. Salcedo Auctions is located at the NEX Tower, 6786 Ayala Avenue, Makati City.
Film screenings at MCAD
THE MUSEUM of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) is offering free film screenings in February. The films to be shown are Submarine (Feb. 9), Your Name (Feb. 16), and Chungking Express (Feb. 23). All screenings are at noon. MCAD is located at G/F De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Dominga St. Malate, Manila. To register, visit https://bit.ly/MCADFebScrn2022. For inquiries, contact 8230-5100 loc. 3897. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/MCADManila/.
On the Job: The Missing 8 screening at the CCP
THE THIRD film to be shown in WAGI! Celebration of Filipino Excellence, a series of film screenings at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), is Erik Matti’s On the Job: The Missing 8. The film’s Philippine premiere will be held on Feb. 18, 5 p.m., at the CCP’s Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo. The film stars John Arcilla, who won the Coppa Volpi for Best Actor at the 78th Venice Film Festival for his work in this film. The movie is about a corrupt reporter who is forced to start an investigation following the disappearance of his colleagues and which pits him against his personal interests. Meanwhile, an inmate who is routinely released from prison to carry out assassinations, is sentenced to life in prison for a crime he did not commit, and, not wanting to spend the rest of his life as a hitman, begins to plan ways to regain his freedom. Tickets to the screening cost P300. To arrange for tickets, call TicketWorld at 0917-550-6997 or 0999-954-5922, or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph or contact the CCP Box Office at 8832-3704 or 8832-1125 local 1409. The screening will be followed by a short program that includes the formal presentation of the Volpi Cup to Mr. Arcilla, and a post-screening discussion with special guests which will be livestreamed on the CCP Facebook page. The CCP’s main theater will open at 30% capacity, excluding Balcony II. Read CCP’s new normal health protocol at bit.ly/CCPNewNormalProtocol beforehand.