Taal culture festival
HISTORIA Culinaria, y Cultura, a two day festival on June 8 and 9 in the heritage town of Taal, Batangas aims to educate visitors on interesting and little known facts about significant segments in Philippine history such as art and architecture. The festival includes talks by experts, guided tours around Taal, film screenings, a photography display of Taal’s historical places. For inquiries, call 0927-975-1683, 0916-633-6706, or 0961-252-3338.
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), with the support of Outlooke Pointe Foundation, presents On Conflicts and Terrains by Mark Sanchez at the CCP’s 2F Hallway Gallery from June 8 to Aug. 18. For more information, contact the Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at 832-1125 loc. 1504/1505 and 832-3702, 0917-603-3809, or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.
MSO does Cayabyab
THE Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) opens its season with a tribute to the music of newly appointed National Artist for Music, Ryan Cayabyab. Mr. Cayabyab’s choral and orchestral output will be interpreted by the MSO under the baton of guest conductor Prof. Jonathan Velasco together with the Ateneo Chamber Singers. The Music of Ryan Cayabyab: An Orchestral Tribute will be held on June 9, 6 p.m., at the Hyundai Hall, Arete, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (891-9999, www.ticketworld.com.ph).
Film screenings at Benilde
A SERIES of films focusing on the struggles of searching will be screened at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde’s Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) on select Saturdays of June. To be screened on June 8 is the Korean movie Woman is the Future of Man, about two college buddies, a professor and a filmmaker, as they reminisce on the woman they both fell in love with at different periods in the past, and eventually embark on journey to find her. To be shown on June 15 is Nostalgia for the Light, a documentary filmed at Chile’s Atacama Desert which revolves around two different explorations: one by astronomers looking for answers about the history of the cosmos, and another by women looking for the remains of their disappeared relatives during General Augusto Pinochet’s 1970s regime. On June 29, Where Is the Friend’s Home will be shown, about a schoolboy’s quest to return the notebook of his classmate who lives in a neighboring village. The 3 p.m. screenings are free and open to the public and will be held at the MCAD Multimedia Room. For inquiries and reservations, call 230-5100 local 3897 or e-mail at email@example.com. MCAD is located at Dominga St., Malate, Manila.
THE ongoing exhibit City of Bawal closes on June 8 with an artists walk-through and a performance from Isola Rosa. This event is open and free to the public. The artists are Brisa Amir, Datu Arellano, Kristoffer Ardena, Jan Balquin, Lesley-Anne Cao, Miggy Inumerable, Czar Kristoff, Celine Lee, Cris Mora, Indy Paredes, Mark Salvatus, Jel Suarez, and Jose Tong. The exhibit is at the 1335 Mabini gallery, C18 Karrivin Plaza, Chino Roces Ave., Ext., Makati.