Event category archives: Arts & Culture

  • An Afternoon of Italian Heritage: The FILA Polo Cup 2017

  • Guests arrived at the Manila Polo Club in the pastel colors of Italian summer clothes for the annual FILA Polo Cup. This year’s theme was Heritage x Vintage, harkening to FILA’s roots in Italy.  The spectators watched the games beneath the white tents decorated with fresh flowers and wine bottle accents created by Robert Blancaflor. There was overflowing champagne from Ralph’s Wines & Spirits [...]
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  • Rustan's Brings Portugal to the Philippines

  • A festival for special guests and patrons was hosted by Rustan’s and the Consulate of Portugal in Manila. A ribbon cutting ceremony included Honorary Consul of Portugal to the Philippines Tony Rufino, Anton Huang, Marilen Tantoco, and Portuguese designer Ricardo Prieto. It opened a vibrant art and home exhibit. The invited snacked on pasteis de nata, empadas and drank delicious Port wine from Bran[...]
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  • Cross Cultures: Hey Handsome Meets Cure

  • Chef Andrew Walsh of Singapore hotspot Cure flew to the Philippines to collaborate with Hey Handsome’s Chef Nicco Santos in a special four-hands dinner hosted by Lifestyle Asia’s Editor at Large Cheryl Tiu’s Cross Cultures event platform. The open kitchen of Hey Handsome was bustling with energy and mouthwatering aromas, as the cooking staff prepared culinary creations of the two young chefs. T[...]
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  • New Auction House On The Block

  • Casa de Memoria, a new auction house specializing in curating European and Asian antiquities and heirlooms that have been passed down from generation to generation made its debut in the highly competitive world of Art in the country with an exhibit that focused mainly on religious, contemporary and modern pieces personally curated by Angelique Lhuillier Miranda and her team. The first auction h[...]
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  • ‘Fun Home’ Opens in Manila

  • Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, Broadway star Eric Kunze and Award winning actress Cris Villonco along with the exceptional cast of Fun Home brought the house down with their powerful and riveting performance on Opening Night. The Tony Award winning musical based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME features music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron made its I[...]
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  • Betsy Westendorp’s Masterpieces Went Viral

  • The recent exhibit “Convergence” at the Provenance Gallery showcased the masterpieces of renowned artists Betsy Westendorp, Ramon Diaz and Cesar Caballero with water as their common theme. The three artists who also happen to be good friends decided to put together their creative forces to mount an exhibit that is special to Betsy who had her last show in 2012. A video of Betsy retouching some of [...]
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  • ‘Annie’ Receives Standing Ovation

  • Fullhouse Productions’ ‘Annie’ received a thunderous standing ovation on its Gala Night performance at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila last Friday. The musical that made Lea Salonga a star in the early 80’s rekindled its love affair with Filipino audiences with its inspirational story about an orphan played this time by the charismatic and charming Isabelli Araneta Eliz[...]
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  • ‘Oh What A Night!’ Jersey Boys Opens in Manila

  • International theatre sensations Lea Salonga, Joanna Ampil and Rachel Ann Go were only some of the theatre aficionados who braved the insane Friday Manila traffic to watch the opening night of Jersey Boys at the Meralco Theater. The Atlantis Theatrical Groups’ version of the Tony award winning musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons was a theatrical masterpiece directed by Bobby Garcia wh[...]
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  • Going Gaga Over Art at the Leon Gallery

  • Who said Philippine art is dying? With the success of the first ever curated auction Two Navels and The Magnificent September Auction 2016 held at the Leon Gallery only proved that Philippine art is alive and thriving. The preview of Two Navels, held at the recently expanded exhibition space of Leon Gallery was attended by some of Manila’s crème dela crème in business and the arts such as Lauro[...]
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  • A Poignant Film About Saving Mother Earth

  • Planetang Dagat, the Filipino version of the full-length documentary Planet Ocean by award-winning filmmakers Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot screened in Manila last August at the Bonifacio High Street Cinema 3.  A good mix of educators, students, dignitaries and environmentalists gathered for the premier hosted by Jewelmer, Save Palawan Seas Foundation and the Philippine Coast Guard 402nd[...]
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  • The Couple That Paints Together Stays Together

  • They say opposites attract and that is the case between contemporary artists Clairelynn Uy and Joseph Lofranco who also happen to be husband and wife. Mind The Gap at the Provenance Gallery is their first major exhibition together as husband and wife after 23 years of marriage. Their artistic styles are completely different from each other, Clairelynn focuses on creating pieces with masterful tech[...]
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  • Pikachu Makes an Appearance at an Art Show

  • Pokemon Go hunters must have a had a field day as a life size Pikachu graced the opening of the Japanese Contemporary Art Show at Central Square in Bonifacio Global City. Organized by Art patrons Maritess Pineda and Rocky David, the exhibit featured the creations of Ichitaka Kamiji’s Lucius Verus lifelike mask, Takuro Sugiyama precise abstract paintings and Mariko Kitajima pen and pencil works fro[...]
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