PETA Storytelling Sundays
The second episode of PETA’s Storytelling Sundays on May 24, 7 p.m., will feature Bodjie Pascua who will be reading Jeanette Patindol’s “Tight Times,” about how families cope during times of scarcity. Joining Mr. Pascua is the 10-year-old winner of the 2019 Lampara Storytelling Competition, Frances Villadarez, who will be reading Segundo Matias, Jr.’s “Sikat ang Mommy Ko!” To watch the storytelling sessions, visit PETA’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/petatheater and YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/petatheateronline.
Tanghalang Pilipino’s Lola Doc
Written by Layeta Bucoy, Tanghalang Pilipino’s play Lola Doc features a senior frontliner (played by Nora Aunor) who talks about the pain of losing her husband in a pandemic, remaining strong for their family, and courageously facing the risk of catching the deadly virus to attend to the sick. To watch the performance, visit http://youtube.com/tanghalangpilipino. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/tanghalangpilipino/.
Learn about Philippine history by visiting various National Historical Commission of the Philippines museums across the country online. To do so, visit https://www.facebook.com/historymuseumsPH/photos/a.474072142988822/769005046828862/?type=3&theater.
Streetcar Named Desire online
Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play A Streetcar Named Desire will stream online at The National Theatre’s YouTube channel. Starring Gillian Anderson, the production will be available until May 28. To watch, visit https://www.youtube.com/user/ntdiscovertheatre).
The Royal Opera House online
As part of its #OurHousetoYourHouse, the Royal Opera is streaming Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon on May 22 (7 p.m. BST) at its official Facebook page at (https://www.facebook.com/royaloperahouse/). The show stars mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato in the title role.
Foo Fighters at the Wembley Stadium
The Foo Fighters’ concert film Live at the Wembley Stadium is now available online at the band’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcwBsntqjmY&feature=emb_title). The show features guest performances by Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin.
CCP Online’s Romeo and Juliet
CCP Online’s sixth week of online programming continues with the following programs: Ballet Philippines’ Romeo and Juliet which premieres on May 21, 3 p.m., with music by Sergei Prokofiev and choreography by National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes; and Tanghalang Pilipino’s Walang Sugat which premieres on May 23, 3 p.m. Written by Severino Reyes, who is regarded as the father of the Tagalog sarsuwela, it follows the story of Tenyong who outwits the people trying to separate him from his beloved Julia. Watch for free at bit.ly/CCPOnlineYT.
Gateway Gallery’s interactive website
In line with the celebration of the International Museum Day and in response to the physical limitations brought by COVID-19, the Gateway Gallery launches its own website https://gatewaygallery.aranetacity.com/. Exhibits featured online include SiningSaysay: Philippine History in Art which retells the story of the Philippines from prehistory to contemporary period in 30 monumental paintings.The gallery will open the Art Heals: Echoes of the Pandemic exhibition on May 22.
PalabasTayo presents All That Tea with Anthony, featuring the cast of Ang Huling El Bimbo on May 20, 10 p.m. Co-hosted by Mela Habijan, the show’s guests are Jon Santos, Topper Fabregas, Rafa Siguion-Reyna, Phi Palmos, and Lance Reblando. Tune in at https://www.facebook.com/PalabasTayo/.
Rody Vera’s Indigo Child, a one-act play about 20-year-old Jerome who takes care of his rebellious and bipolar mother, is now available online at https://learn.pelikulove.com/blackbox. The play is on view until May 31.
Tanghalang Ateneo’s Lysistrata ng Bakwit
Tanghalang Ateneo’s Lysistrata ng Bakwit (2018), an adaptation of Aristophanes’ Greek classic, is available for viewing online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8HhUJTXE2A&feature=emb_title. Directed by Ricardo Abad, the story is set in a fictional war-torn Philippine province and follows the revolt of women evacuees fighting their own wars concerning territory, familial ties, and tribal disputes.
Ayala Museum online
Ayala Museum offers a week of online activities from May 18 to 23 in celebration of this year’s International Museum Day. The activities are as follows: the screening of the film Millennium of Contact on May 18 (is will be available for 48 hours); the Ayala Museum x Animal Crossing Island exhibition on May 20 to 22; Kids Curate: Make Your Own Exhibition on May 22; and a virtual tour of the exhibit Fernando Zobel: Toward Abstraction on May 23. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/ayalamuseum/.
Shelter fund’s photography
The Shelter Fund gives freelance photographers a venue to exhibit their art for sale amidst the challenges posed by the quarantines. Each print is an original signed artwork specially selected by the photographer for the Shelter Fund, and printed on archival, heavyweight paper in A2, A3, A4 and A5 sizes through Shutterspace Studios. Visit the Shelter Fund on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/shelterfund and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/shelterfundph.
National Museum of the Philippines
The National Museum of the Philippines releases a new illustration by Larie Dianco featuring the dugong or “sea cow.” Download the coloring sheet at https://www.facebook.com/nationalmuseumofthephilippines/photos/a.195151237175869/3239298052761157/?type=3&theater.
The National Theatre
Inua Ellams’ Barber Shop Chronicles is currently streaming on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel. Directed by Bijan Sheibani, the show will be available until May 21. To watch, visit (https://www.youtube.com/user/ntdiscovertheatre).
Portrait for a cause
THE Gateway Gallery brings back “ArtHeals Portrait for a Cause” to support Araneta City’s #TogetherWeHeal campaign and help families affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Get a free portrait in digital format upon donating a minimum amount of P1,050 to the #TogetherWeHeal donation drive from May 15 to 22. Gateway Gallery’s artist friends Cee Cadid, Raks Molata, Naning Molata-Gavin, Joem Chua, Ronald Lopez, Dave Temperamente, Joseph Espino, and Adrian Karl Gutierrez will render the donor’s portraits in gratitude for the support. To join: 1.) make a donation through http://bit.ly/AranetaDonationDrive; 2.) send proof of donation and a clear photo reference to firstname.lastname@example.org; 3.) then portraits in digital format will be sent through e-mail. The #TogetherWeHeal campaign was launched by Araneta City on March 31 in partnership with J. Amado Araneta Foundation, Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc., and TicketNet. It aims to help indigent Filipino families who have difficulty accessing basic food needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A donation of P350 translates into one food pack that contains two kilos of rice, canned goods, packs of noodles, and vegetable seed packets provided by the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Plant Industries. Interested donors may donate to the #TogetherWeHeal campaign until June 15.
Jerrold Tarog’s Senior Year
Written, directed, edited, and scored by Jerrold Tarog, the film Senior Year (2010) is now streaming on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/404089376). Set in a Catholic school the story follows the struggles and anxieties of students during their final year in high school.
Dulaang UP’s Adarna
Dulaang UP’s play Adarna (2013) is now streaming online. Adapted by Vlad Gonzales and directed by José Estrella, the story is based on the narrative poem about three princes’ quest to save their ailing father by capturing the Adarna bird which is believed to have curative powers. To watch, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=hV2UPXi1wMA&feature=emb_title.
National Library of the Philippines
The National Library of the Philippines offers free scholarly eResources including research related to COVID-19. The list of resources come from the National Emergency Library, Cochrane Library (Medical & Health Science), De Gruyter — Journals (Multidisciplinary), and more. To view access links to eResources, visit https://www.facebook.com/NLP1901/photos/a.375779479606724/912930019224998/?type=3&theater.
Jenkins at Royal Albert Hall
Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins performed alone at The Royal Albert Hall. The online show is the first in a series of performances of the London Together initiative as a tribute to the COVID-19 frontliners. Watch the concert at The Royal Albert Hall’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugNt9gmBgZSFEv4lc4B6Zg.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum offers downloadable items from its archives for free. Titles include modern and contemporary art books about Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Vassily Kandinsky, Gustav Klimt and more. The archive is searchable by artist, year, medium and artistic style or movement. Visit the archives, https://archive.org/details/guggenheimmuseum.
Silverlens Galleries’ At Home With series
To keep in touch with art lovers, Silverlens presents Art Boost, an online drive to maintain engagement with art through social media, exhibition catalogues, and videos. The current At Home With series features Bernardo Pacquing, Hanna Pettyjohn, and Chati Coronel. Revisit contemporary artist Gary-Ross Pastrana’s notes on collage making; and Mit Jai Inn’s use of light, color, and structure in his Actantis exhibit. Visit Silverlens’ official social media accounts and its website (https://www.silverlensgalleries.com/) to view the exhibitions.
BenCab Museum online
Azor Pazcoguin’s solo exhibition, TAYP. RAYT. ER, which features oil paintings of items such as typewriters, phones, cameras, is now online from the BenCab Museum’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pg/bencabmuseum/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3024306460961023&__tn__=-UC-R.
BioBalance Wellness consultation
The BioBalance Wellness Institute offers the following services and features: free online consultation with its clinical nutritionist and nurse practitioners, wellness expert psychologist; online health and immunity risk assessment; and more payment options for availed services and products. For more information, contact 0917-521-4860 or email@example.com.
IkotMNL tour from home
The Museo de Intramuros, Ayala Museum, and Presidential Museum and Library in Malacañang Palace have partnered with Google to put their works online. Learn new things at home and visit the museums through a virtual tour: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/malacanang-presidential-museum-and-library; https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/ayala-museum; and https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/intramuros-administration.
CAST recordings on Spotify
CAST PH offers CAST Recording, a collection of one act plays, recorded online and released as radio/audio drama. The first recordings are A Matter of Husbands by Ferenc Molnár, featuring Pinky Amador and Giannina Ocampo-Van Hoven; and Enemies by Neith Boyce and Hutchins Hapgood, featuring David Bianco and Jennifer Blair-Bianco. Listen at https://open.spotify.com/show/5bLSOsJPkZnlaEFDfSSHbl?si=fDsW-kNpT6iP89En-dWbog.
National Bookstore delivery
National Book Store has reopened its branch in Cubao, Quezon City and now offers delivery services for its supplies to selected areas around Metro Manila. For orders from Marikina, San Juan, and Quezon City, contact 0917-631-1374; Mandaluyong, Pasig, Pateros, and Taguig contact 0917-834-3224; Caloocan, Manila, Navotas, and Valenzuela, contact 0917-302-7475; Makati, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasay, and Las Piñas, contact 0917-791-0916. Orders are accepted on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn film concepts through interviews and film retrospectives from more than 60 directors, producers, writers, and actors including Bong Joon-Ho, Abbas Kiarostami, Agnès Varda, Spike Lee, Werner Herzog (with Roger Ebert), Jane Campion, Jodie Foster, Todd Haynes, Ang Lee, Jessica Lange, and Clint Eastwood. To watch, visit https://walkerart.org/magazine/series/dialogues-film-retrospectives.
Fully Booked delivery
FULLY BOOKED is back in business for book orders (https://www.fullybookedonline.com/). In a Facebook post, Fully Book stated: “[O]ur Lazada and Shopee stores will be back online, too. Please do expect some delays and changes in our processes.” For advisories, visit bit.ly/fb-ecq-advisory.
English National Ballet shows online
ENGLISH National Ballet launched ENB at Home, releasing one show weekly for its Wednesday Watch Parties. The first in the lineup is Broken Wings, a Frida Kahlo-inspired production starring lead principal and ENB artistic director Tamara Rojo as Frida. It is available to stream for free for 48 hours. Watch at https://www.youtube.com/user/enballet or https://www.facebook.com/EnglishNationalBallet/.
BRITISH rock band Radiohead has been uploading some of its concerts via its official YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/user/radiohead). Fans of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, known for songs like “Creep” (1992) and “Fake Plastic Trees” (1995), can watch the concerts Live from a Tent in Dublin (2000) and Live in Berlin (2006).
David Guetta: United at Home
FRENCH DJ David Guetta, the man behind the song “Titanium” (2011) featuring singer SIA, held a live concert fundraiser inside his Miami home benefiting the World Health Organization and other charities. The two-hour concert is currently available on his YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/user/davidguettavevo).
Josh Groban concerts
JOSH Groban brings his concerts to your home via online, streaming every Thursday on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/joshgroban). The second concert in the series, Stages: Live (2016), premiered on April 30. The singer has also includes commentary throughout each film. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/JoshGroban/.
Worldwide Concert for Our Culture
JAZZ at Lincoln Center’s annual Spring Gala: Worldwide Concert for Our Culture is now available to stream online. The honorees of the event are Clarence Otis and Jacqueline L. Bradley (Ed Bradley Award for Leadership in Jazz) and Phil Schaap (Jazz at Lincoln Center Award for Artistic Excellence). Performers at the gala include: Wynton Marsalis, Cecile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner, Chucho Valdes, Nduduzo Makhathini, and Baqir Abbas. For more information, visit jazz.org/gala2020. Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/IjJbZetCvGw.
Dior’s Designer of Dreams exhibition
DIOR’S exhibition titled Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams is now available to view online. Originally held at Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs from 2017 to 2018, the exhibition traces the evolution of the house of Dior from post-war Paris to the present through a behind-the-scenes in-the-making of the exhibition, plus a virtual tour of its rooms. Visit Dior’s YouTube channel to watch the documentary (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1521&v=FLWDWzMrkBE&feature=emb_title).
Frank Lloyd Wright virtual tours
THE Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, in partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Unity Temple Restoration Foundation is offering #WrightVirtualVisits every Thursdays (1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific time) in participating sites. Check the participating sites at https://savewright.org/news/public-wright-sites-swap-virtual-visits/.
Color Tolkien characters
THE official Facebook page of the late author J.R.R. Tolkien has uploaded an illustration of Smaug the Magnificent from The Hobbit Movie Trilogy Colouring Book. Download the coloring sheet at https://bit.ly/2wKY3lp.
MoMA free courses online
After offering virtual tours, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is now offering free online courses. The courses include a series of five free classes for contemporary art, fashion, and photography. It includes readings and exercises which can be completed within 12 to 38 hours. For details, visit https://www.coursera.org/moma.
Print & Play activities for kids
Keep kids entertained with new curated Print & Play activities from HP. The activities from craft making, mazes, dot-to-dot drawing and puzzles are suitable for ages 2 to 12. With HP Print & Play, parents can choose from a range of activities that are best suited to their children’s needs to achieve the best possible learning outcomes. To try the activities, visit https://www8.hp.com/ph/en/printers/printandplay/index.html?jumpid=va_u19mhncewr.
Harry Potter exhibit online
The British Library’s Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition is available online through Google Arts and Culture. Its features include video clips and sketches, a Q&A with exhibit curator Julian Harrison. To view, visit https://artsandculture.google.com/project/harry-potter-a-history-of-magic.
The Nanny’s Pandemic Table Read
The cast of the ‘90s comedy sitcom The Nanny reunites for The Pandemic Table Read of the show’s pilot episode. It stars Fran Drescher as Fran Fine who finds a job as a nanny to the three children of wealthy widower and theater producer Maxwell Sheffield (played by Charles Shaughnessy). To watch, visit Sony Pictures Entertainment’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3a6KuP1X14&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1eEwvK0A7lrLMnt2GTXBPoDR7y8_Q5TXMexTLIo9es9Gei4W1Yi-asITM.
Science experiments at home
Enjoy 44 science experiments with the kids at home with the James Dyson Foundation Challenge cards. To download the challenge cards, visit https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.co.uk/resources/challenge-cards.html.
Hogwarts Is Here, an online version of the Harry Potter series’ magical school by Harry Potter fans that allows visitors to take courses like the characters from J.K. Rowling’s book series. Various courses include Astronomy, Herbology, History of Magic, and Transfiguration. The website also includes a forum, groups, and library feature. Visit http://www.hogwartsishere.com/.
Color Manolo Blahnik designs
Manolo Blahnik shares a selection of his original sketches for coloring. The shoe designs are downloadable at https://www.manoloblahnik.com/gb/smile.html.
Podcasts on Philippine crime
Stories After Dark features podcasts on Philippine true crime and mystery stories. It currently has 14 episodes including The Maguindanao Massacre (2009), The Ozone Disco Fire (1996), and Pepsi Paloma: Rape or Publicity Stunt? Suicide or Murder? (1982/1985). To listen, visit https://www.facebook.com/storiesafterdarkph/.
Palacio de Memoria virtual tour
Art and history enthusiasts can now go on a virtual tour of Palacio de Memoria, the resplendent Colonial Revival mansion, and marvel at its luxurious facilities and hundreds of Euro-Filipino paintings, sculptures, art displays, and historical pieces online. It features the showroom of Palacio de Memoria’s auction house, Casa de Memoria or the Casa, which houses the Lhuilliers’ unrivalled collection of antiques, the Mosphil Lounge, and a passenger plane that was refitted to be a lounge for special occasions. To view the complete Palacio de Memoria’s virtual tour, visit https://www.palaciodememoria.com/tours. For more updates, follow @thepalaciodememoria on Facebook and @palacio.de.memoria on Instagram.
The Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute of Los Angeles offers the Color Our Collections edition for 2020. To view, visit http://library.nyam.org/colorourcollections/page/11/.