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Maynila sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag screening at the CCP
THE CCP Arthouse Cinema, in collaboration with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Philippine Film Archive, and the Society of Filipino Archivists for Film, presents National Artist Lino Brocka’s Maynila sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag, a special screening for the 2022 National Heritage Celebration and in commemoration of Lino Brocka’s Death anniversary on May 22. Watch the film for free on May 20, 2 p.m. at the CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde. Pre-register for the event through https://tinyurl.com/ccparthouse-nationalheritage.
Film screening marks Pasolini’s centennial
IN celebration of the centennial of one of the most important intellectuals of the 20th Century, the UP Film Institute, with the support of the Embassy of Italy in Manila and in partnership with the Philippine Italian Association, is opening the space in front of Cine Adarna for outdoor screenings. Closed since the beginning of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Cine Adarna will reopen with the outdoor screening of Accattone, the first film entirely directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, the famous Italian poet, novelist, and filmmaker. Accattone debuted at the Venice International Film Festival in 1961. This film will be introduced by Italian Ambassador Marco Clemente who will share some insights on the film and its author. The screening will be preceded by a “Poetic Conversation: Pasolini and Me. A Shared Moment in Film and Poetry” with filmmaker and film historian Nick Deocampo. The program, which is free, will start at 5 p.m. Seating capacity is limited and on a first come, first served basis.
Pet fair at Bonifacio High Street
THE PET Huddle — a Pet Lifestyle and Community Fair, will be held at the Bonifacio High Street Ampitheater in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) on May 21 and 22. Cat, dogs, and their owners can take part in the activities, games, food and music. It will be attended by 65 community brands, pet partners, and more. With the theme Tropical Summer, the event will start with a pet blessing, a talk from a certified behavior trainer, raffle draw, games, and a color pet parade. Discover dog treats in a wide array of flavors and choices, a line-up of dog toys, grooming must-haves, accessories, and a whole lot of other products for a pet. Drop by the Pawssion Project’s Pawssion Summer Camp Booth to meet some adorable stray dogs and cats in search of a home. One can also opt to sponsor a rescue dog, or buy Pawssion merch to help fund the needs of these animals. For more information and the latest updates, visit Bonifacio Global City on Facebook and on Instagram.
3D clothing certificate course offered
LEARN to transform your design illustrations into a three-dimensional fashion collection through Introduction to 3D Clothing Visualization, a short online certificate course which will run for four Saturdays starting May 21. The lectures are aided by the simulation technologies of CLO, one of the most advanced, intuitive and cohesive 3D garment design software used by small and big names in the fashion industry. The program will walk the students through the basic tools of the software and will train them on how to navigate through its diverse functions. The Introduction to 3D Clothing Visualization is one of the latest short course offerings of the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPaCE) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. It will be facilitated by clothing designer, graphic designer, and illustrator Zak Gonzaga. Classes will be conducted online and will run from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with combined synchronous and asynchronous sessions. The module fee is P11,895 for a total of 24 hours of classes. Participants must have a qualified internet connection and computer or laptop that can accommodate Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, plus basic knowledge of both programs. Visit SPaCE on the Benilde website or on its official Facebook account for more details.
Marga Monserrate’s first book launched
SEVENTEEN-year-old writer Marga Monserrate’s first novel, It Was a Pleasure to Be Yours, Arabella Brown, was published by 8Letters Bookstore and Publishing in December 2021. It will be officially launched on May 21, 3 p.m., at Robinsons Magnolia’s Central Garden. Aside from the usual book signing, there will also be a question-and-answer session with the author. A live reading with University of Asia and the Pacific students is also scheduled during the afternoon affair. The book is a modern take on the forbidden love trope popularized by Romeo and Juliet. In Ms. Monserrate’s novel, Arabella Brown and Carter Nordom fall in love in Los Angeles — but challenged by family issues, they resort to sneaking glances, running away to secret spots, and trying their best to keep the spark alive. And like most epic love stories, there is a never-ending threat to their relationship that they must move past.
Wellness weekends at Crowne Plaza
CROWNE Plaza is offering a #WellnessWeekend Staycation for the whole family. Rejuvenate, refresh and energize over the weekend at The Courtyard for a yoga class while the children enjoy themselves in the new Play Zone. The yoga class comes with free detox drinks and complimentary use of yoga mats and resistance bands (on a first come first serve basis). The schedule is on Saturdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Sundays from 7 to 8 a.m. For registration, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Guest Services at 8790-3100 and 8790-9400 local 0. Book a stay at www.crowneplaza.com/galleriamanila or www.holidayinn.com/higalleria.