It’s the Ultimate Indie Weekend at the 2nd BGC Arts Center Festival!

It’s a great year for culture this 2017. This January, the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI) launched the BGC Arts Center, the new centerpiece of Bonifacio Global City dedicated to supporting the thriving art scene. On its inauguration, the center also kicked off the first BGC Arts Center Festival, a two-day festival filled with performances and events by Filipino artists.

It’s only been six months, but the second BGC Arts Center Festival will be held this weekend and I’m already excited!

The second BGC Arts Center Festival will have the theme “BGC Loves Local,” a reference to the Independence Day weekend. For its second run, the festival has invited groups to perform plays, dances, children’s theater, improv, and more. The festival will run simultaneously with the Manila Maker Faire, the local leg of an international event that will invite 50 Filipino innovators in the “greatest show and tell and make on Earth,” which will be held at the Mind Museum.

Check out this amazing list of shows that you can catch this weekend:

 Cinderella by KidsAct (Globe Auditorium)

Cinderella is a story about love, determination, and believing all dreams do come true.

June 10, 9AM. Tickets available at Ticketworld.


My Name is Asher Lev by Twin Bill Productions (Globe Auditorium)

My Name is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents and community, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith.

June 10, 2PM and 430PM. Tickets available at Ticketworld.


Harana by the Philippine Opera Company (Globe Auditorium)

Philippine Opera Company’s most successful show Harana aims to showcase the evolution of Philippine music through song and movement.

June 10, 8PM. Tickets available at Ticketworld.

Only We Know by Theater 2018 (Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall)

Only We Know is a performance series featuring storytelling, mime, monologues, and a one-act play, all under the umbrella theme of “stories of siblinghood.”

June 10, 2PM. Tickets available at Ticketworld.

Naameng Ak Gamin! by Dulaang Elyu (Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall)

A fantasy love story that talks about why Ilocanos are stingy people, and why being stingy is actually a good thing.

June 10, 430PM. Tickets available at Ticketworld.

Indi’Sarswela by SPIT (Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall)

An independence day special presentation by Third World Improve. Or is it?

June 10, 7PM. Tickets available at Ticketworld.

Mapaglarong Isip at Salita by Third World Improv (Exhibit Hall)

A Third World Improv show for free!

June 10, 4PM.

Totem by Venus Mar (Alveo Central Plaza)

A collaborative exhibit of totem sculpture with accompanying video art.

June 10 and 11, all day. Free to the public.

Crocheted Sacred Geometry Art by Christine Faith Lopez (Alveo Central Plaza)

Sacred geometry is a visionary art of understanding the relationship between nature and the cosmos, a principle of interconnectedness, and the inseparability and unity of all things.

June 10 and 11, all day. Free to the public.

PaINt$tAcuLaR by Hayme Vincent (Alveo Central Plaza)

Unleash your creativity by indulging in an intimate affair with art in a live performance with Hayme Vincent and Venus Mar.

June 10 and 11, 10AM. Tickets available at Ticketworld.

Philippine Street Dance Community (Sunlife Ampitheater)

The Philippine Street Dance Community is a thriving dance culture composed of dancers from many walks of life, united in the spirit of street dance.

June 10, 3PM. Free to the public.

Lucid by Entablado (Theater Facade)

Entablado is a movement dedicated to bringing dance closer to the people. By means of film and multimedia arts, their goal is to share the universal language of dance through visually-striking executions, may it be on the side of a building, a narrow alleyway, or even on the sidewalk pavement.

June 10 and 11, 6PM. Free to the public.

Passages by Dance Artists in Flight (Globe Auditorium)

Established local dancers and choreographers coming from different paths in dance will tell stories, collaborate ideas, create movements, and gather communities through dance.

June 11, 10AM. Tickets available at Ticketworld.

#GalingNAMCYA by NAMCYA (Globe Auditorium)

#GalingNAMCYA will feature the winners of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) through the years. In this concert, the young winners of the strings, guitar, voice, and choir categories will recognize the significance of the Philippine Independence Day with an all-Filipino programme.

June 11, 3PM. Tickets available on Ticketworld.

Independent by Stages Sessions (Globe Auditorium)

Stages Sessions is a mini-music festival featuring Bullet Dumas, Coeli San Luis, Curtismith, Keiko Necesario, and Gio Levy.

June 11, 7PM. Tickets available at Ticketworld.

Biyahe by Yugto Theater (Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall)

Biyahe is about a joyride of three friends who may or may not know where to go until something unexpected happens.

June 11, 4PM. Tickets available at Ticketworld.

Word of Mouth by Hulma Collab (Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall)

Word of Mouth is a live storytelling event featuring individuals of different backgrounds sharing real-life stories on the night’s theme “breaking free.”

June 11, 7PM. Tickets available at Ticketworld.

Illustrating History to Children by Ang INK and Adarna House (Exhibit Hall)

A talk, panel discussion, and short activity to be conducted by artists from Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK).

June 11, 3PM. Tickets available at Ticketworld.

Endangered Species by Twinkle Ferraren (Sunlife Ampitheater)

A multi-media exhibit and performance art piece showcasing Philippine heritage fabrics fashioned into contemporary wear, alongside heritage architectural locations that are both under threat of obscurity.

June 11, 10AM. Free to the public.

BGC Art Mart (Alveo Central Plaza)

A project of BAFI to support local artists reach a wider market for their products and services, particularly in BGC.

June 10 and 11, all day. Free to the public.

Two events that cover art and science sounds like a great way to spend the weekend!

The second BGC Arts Center Festival will be from June 10 to 11, 2017 at the BGC Arts Center. The BGC Arts Center is located on the corner of 26th Street and 9th Avenue in Bonifacio Global City. For more information, visit the website at or its social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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