Your Weekend Guide (October 7, 2016)

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The National Museum’s Visual Anthropology program presents When Lens Meets Brush on Oct. 9. The exhibit features works of six Leica Club of Manila members creating a project with renowned and contemporary painters to come up with stunning images. The photographers are Joey Antonio, Kiko Balagtas, Benjo Campomanes, Jake Lagonera, Billy Mondoñedo and King Reyno. They collaborated with the National Artist Benedicto Cabrera, Zean Cabangis, Xander Calceta, Clarnce Chun, Mario de Rivera, Dex Fernandez, Alfred Galvez, Maya Ladyong, Lao Lianben, Pam Liban, Kelli Masehiro, Norlie Meimban, Juvenal Sansó, Anna Vergel RS, Soler Santos, José John Santos III and Camille Ver.

Unfamiliar Landscapes, a sequel to Jinggoy Buensuceso’s exhibit Rebellion in 2014, is a focus on mapping the geography of things in time. It opens Oct. 8 until Oct. 30 at Galleria Duemila in Pasay City.

Sherwin Villano’s Portable Apparitions is up at Pineapple Lab until Oct. 16.
Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery presents Diviserye, an exhibit on Jobert Cruz’s visual narration of how he perceive the things he encountered every day as he was growing up in Divisoria.

West Gallery has four exhibits which are ongoing until Oct. 22: Tatong Recheta Torres’ 001SNTE:ISOD – 0XXSNTE:ISOD, Constantino Zicarelli’s Dear Father, Show Me The Stars. Dear Mother, Show Me How Far, Allan Balisi’s Room Full of Elephants, and Dina Gadia’s Never Landscape.

Women Aren’t Toys, a toy and painting exhibit by Johanna Helmuth, is on view at Secret Fresh, Ronac Art Center. Exhibit runs until Oct. 15.
The Cultural Center of the Philippines presents Random Index by Errol “Chill” Orbida until Nov. 6 at Pasilyo Edades (4F Hallway Gallery) and 4F Atrium. Meanwhile, Mars Ravelo Reinterpreted, an exhibit of works by 13 visual artists curated by Dean Zuberi Africa, is on view at the Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery) and Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery) of the CCP. Exhibit runs until Nov. 13.
UP Vargas Museum presents A Matter of Contemplation and Discontent, a selection of influential artists from Romania, consisting of unique pieces of art created between the 1980s and the 1990s in various media – from drawing to photography and video. The exhibition features artists Alexandru Antik, Sándor Bartha, Geta Brătescu, Teodor Graur, Ion Grigorescu, Peter Jacobi, Dan Mihaltianu, Dan Perjovschi, Lia Perjovschi, Mircea Stănescu, Sorin Vreme and curator Anca Verona Mihuleţ. It runs until Nov. 19 at 1F Galleries, UP Vargas Museum.

Mexican Modernity: 20th Century Paintings from the Zapanta Mexican Art Collection is on view at the Yuchengco Musuem, RCBC Plaza, in Makati City. There will be a talk and a guided tour by guest curator Gregorio Luke before the official opening. The exhibit will be on view until Nov. 24.
ArtInformal presents Prelude to A Billion Years by Constantino Zicarelli, on view until Oct. 8. ArtInformal is located at 277 Connecticut St. Greenhills East, Mandaluyong City.

Blanc Gallery presents three exhibits from Oct. 8 to 29: Cocoy Lumbao’s New Video, Mawen Ong’s Homage to Trap, and Pardo de Leon’s In-Betweenness. Blanc is located at 145 Katipunan Ave., QC.

Studio 1616 artists Lendl Arvin, Kiko Urquiola, and Gian Miroe Surban come together in a painting exhibition titled Immerse, at Secret Fresh Gallery in Ronac Art Center, San Juan, Greenhills.

Mountain Top by Dansoy Coquilla is on view at the Gallery Indigo of BenCab Museum in Baguio until Oct. 9.
Vinyl on Vinyl has three ongoing exhibits: Brown Dada by Manuel Ocampo, Argie Bandoy, Bjorn Calleja, Jigger Cruz, Don Dalmacio, Neil Dela Cruz, Beejay Esber, Edric Go, Jayson Oliveria, Joel Quinones; Kamundo by Blic; and Pleated Reveries by Reynold dela Cruz.

Raymundo “Ray” Albano’s career is the subject of A Time to Unlearn, at the Sphere section of the Metropolitan Museum of the Philippines’ permanent exhibit Philippine Contemporary Art: To Scale the Past and the Possible. The Met is located at the Bangko Sentral Compound, Roxas Blvd., Malate, Manila.


To remember the excesses of the Marcos regime, a festival consisting of nine one-act plays is being staged in time for the anniversary of the 1972 declaration of Martial Law. Never Again: Voices of Martial Law runs at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Amphitheater in Quezon City until Oct. 16. For the schedule of performances, visit the Never Again: Voices of Martial Law Facebook page, and for tickets, call 0917-804-7191.

9Works Theatrical’s musical, tick, tick… BOOM!, starring Jef Flores, Tanya Manalang, and Ariel Reonal, is showing on weekends at the Carlos P. Romulo auditorium, RCBC Plaza, in Makati City. Show dates are on Oct. 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23, at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. on Sundays. For details call 586-7105 or 0917-554-5560, or TicketWorld at 891-9999, or e-mail

The Egg Theater Co. together with the PARC Foundation and Pineapple Lab presents Moliere PMS, a fusion of three Moliere plays: Praning (The Imaginary Invalid), Maniacal (The Learned Ladies), and Schism (The Misanthrope). Moliere PMS is adapted and directed by George de Jesus III and will have performances on Oct. 7, 8, 14, and 15, 8 p.m., and Oct. 9 and 16, 6 p.m. at Pineapple Lab in Palma Street, Makati City. For tickets and inquiries, message Egg Theater on their Facebook page, or contact them at 0917-804-0762 or 0917-844-0520.

The musical Ako si Josephine: A Musical Featuring the Music of Yeng Constantino, produced by Cornerstone Entertainment, Inc. and ABS-CBN Events, has performances until Oct. 9 at the PETA Theater Center, 5 Sunnyside Dr, New Manila, Quezon City. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (891-9999,

Repertory Philippines presents Hansel and Gretel until Dec. 15 at Greenbelt 1, Makati City. A musical adaptation by Erwin Fajardo and Sach Castillo, it is directed by Joy Virata. For details, call 843-3570 or TicketWorld at 891-9999, or visit


Jessica Zafra’s Writing Boot Camp: Begin and Finish Writing a short story in two sessions, will be held on Oct. 15 and 22, 1-5 p.m., at the WSI Corporate Center, Metropolitan Ave., Makati. For details and reservations, email

ManilArt, now on its 8th year of promoting the best of Philippine creative artistry from the various regions of the country, will be held on Oct. 6-9 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura in Taguig City.

World Travel Expo 2016 runs from Oct. 7 to 9 at the SMX Convention Center. The three-day event aims to be the marketing platform for the travel industry and will serve as a channel between the international and national tour operators, airline companies, and travel authorities. For more inquiries, contact them at (02) 372-4014 or (02) 921-2473, or e-mail or


The 15th Spanish Film Festival, Pelicula/Pelikula, showcases the best of contemporary Spanish and Latin American films. The films are exclusively shown at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Greenbelt 3 from Oct. 5 to 16. Twenty films are being featured in this year’s edition coming from countries such as Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela. Instituto Cervantes and the embassies of Spain and Colombia present “La Noche del Cine Colombiano,” first time in the long running Spanish Film Festival. The Colombian Night will put on the spotlight on two of its best films: El Abrazo de la Serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent) and La Tierra y la Sombra (Land and Shade) on Oct. 10. Watch all entries of the Spanish Film Festival at Greenbelt 3 for P100 per film, and get a chance to win a round-trip ticket to Spain. Tickets can be purchased at or at the Greenbelt 3 cinemas ticket booth.

To celebrate the birth centennial of National Artist for Film Manuel Conde, the Cultural Center of the Philippines Arthouse Cinema, in cooperation with Society of Filipino Archivists for Film, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and the UP Los Baños Foundation Inc, presents MANUEL CONDE@100, a series of film screenings at the CCP’s Tanghalang Manuel Conde on Oct. 8. For details call CCP Media Arts at 832-1125 local 1704 and 1705.