Stuff to do (10/16/20)

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Animation Film Festival online

FOR the 10th year in a row, the Institut Français, in partnership with the AFCA (Association Française du Cinéma d’Animation), is bringing the Fête du cinéma de l’animation (Animation Film Festival) to an international audience. From Oct. 14 to 31, two animated feature films and 11 French and African animated short films will be available online and for free. The films can be seen here; . The films are Adama, by Simon Rouby (2015), about a boy who searches for his brother from his village in Africa to the front lines of the First World War in Verdun, France; Gus petit oiseau, grand voyage, by Christian de Vita (2014), about a tiny orphaned bird who finds himself leading a flock on their migration to Africa; Tales of Africa by Djilali Beskri, a collection of six animated shorts which showcase traditional stories from six African countries through the travels of protagonist Papa Nzenu; and, Games and little nonsense, a selection of seven silent short films for three- to six-year-olds. All the films are in French with English subtitles.

Daang Dokyu Taboo category

THIS week, the documentary film festival Daang Dokyu will hold screenings on films about the immersion in the lives of people, the intrusion in the lives of those who would otherwise remain unknown and unseen. The films, showing from Oct. 16 to 22, are All Grown Up (2018) by Wena Sanchez, Dreaming in the Red Light (2019) by Pabelle Manikan, Dory (2017) by Beverly Ramos, Oliver (1983) by Nick de Ocampo, Invisible (2019) by ABS-CBN News, Mga Batang Mandirigma (2004) by Probe Team directed by Cheche Lazaro, and Documented (2013) by Jose Antonio Vargas. While all the films will be free to screen from Oct. 16 to 22, Documented will only be available until Oct. 19. The films can be accessed via

Araneta City’s #PopUpNight Dine Out Weekend

ARANETA City brings #PopUpNight Dine Out Weekend, a street dining experience in a “new normal” environment on Oct. 16 and 17, 5-8 p.m., at the Manhattan Row (along Malvar Street). Diners will enjoy an open-air food adventure through the al fresco offerings of Ally’s All Day Breakfast, Giovanni’s, Marina Grill, Mang Inasal, Gilligan’s, The Eatery, Mister Kabab, Bonchon, and Moonleaf Milk Tea. Sidestreet booths of Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, and Taco Bell will also be available. Diners will just have to order at the booth, and wait for their food to be delivered to their seats. Other food stores will also have stalls along the road to offer more choices to the dining patrons. To ensure public health and dining satisfaction, physical distancing and other safety measures will be strictly implemented.

First person interpretation of Aguinaldo’s heroism lecture

THE MUSEUM Foundation will be holding a lecture/webinar, “Forgotten Voices in Public Heritage Spaces: First Person Interpretation at the Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo,” on Oct. 17, 2 p.m. It will be led by Kara Garilao, historian and program director of Fundacion Santiago. The webinar is free and will be held via Zoom and streamed live on the Museum Foundation Facebook page Those who want to participate in the webinar via Zoom will have to register at as slots are limited.

Glass Art Workshop

The BGC (Bonifacio Global City) Arts Center will be holding two glass art workshops with artist Fchel Estanislao of Glassicology on Oct. 17 and Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to noon. The first session will be about transforming everyday glassware into works of art while the second will be about turning glass into wood art. The sessions are recommended for children aged 7 and up. Donations are needed to access the workshops which will be conducted via Zoom. The center requests a minimum donation of P500. For more information and how to register to the workshops, visit

Film screening on mental health

THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the Quisumbing-Escandor Film Festival for Health partner to bring awareness to mental health and health-related issues in the country through Balik Tanaw, a free film online screening. From Oct. 23 to 30, films on autism spectrum disorder, depression, and dementia will be screened on the CCP Vimeo channel for free. The featured films — Oh, Aking Katoto by Kelvin Aguilar, Rekuwerdo by Kristoffer Brugada, and Wish by Sheen Irerick Seekts — were part of the 3rd Quisumbing-Escandor Film Festival. There will also be a live talkback and Q&A with the film directors, to be moderated by Meryll Soriano, on Oct. 30. Catch it on the CCP Media Arts and CCP Facebook pages.

Jung, Frankenstein, and Hope in the Home Office webinar

THE CARL Jung Circle Center will be holding a webinar led by the center’s president Ruby Villavicencio-Paurom which will talk about how working from home in the last 30 years helped her, a mother of seven boys, former journalist, and PR consultant, in her journey to tap into her true self to meet life head-on, and come out beaming. Ms. Villavicencio-Paurom will be using the work of Carl Jung on dreams, archetypes, and shadow alongside psychological insights gleaned from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and The Last Man. The webinar will be hosted on Zoom on Oct. 24, 10 a.m. Access to the webinar costs P1,500. Those interested in joining the webinar can register via, and pay the webinar fee via UCPB account number 20181 000070 1 under the name Carl Jung Circle Center. Send the deposit slip to

Tiendesitas Mall as a pet hub

AS PART of the initiative to make Tiendesitas’ Pet Village section a go-to pet hub — it already offers everything from pet supplies to grooming services — Ortigas Malls has launched its Elite Pet Society membership service. The Pet Club is a membership service that provides discounts and freebies exclusively available in Greenhills, Tiendesitas, and Estancia. Those who want their shopping delivered can use Ortigas Malls’ click and collect service where customers can pick their shopping via designated pick-up points from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends. Those who want to avail of their click and collect service can call 8-633-1580 or use the MyKuya app.

Robinsons Malls’ Christmas decorations

THE HOLIDAY season is officially on at Robinsons Magnolia where one can take a selfie at the atrium which has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland with a giant 40-foot snow-capped Christmas Tree adorned with thousands of intricate ornaments. Life-sized snowmen serenade visitors with classic Christmas songs. Robinsons Magnolia’s garden was also transformed into a colorful Christmas Village. Pose for that perfect holiday photo while shopping for Christmas gifts and dining at the mall restaurants.