The Manila Mini Maker Faire Joins the Greatest Show and Tell on Earth

We all know how talented Filipino artists are, but those who excel in science aren’t as visible. I’m sure that we have many gifted innovators and scientists in the Philippines, they’re just silently working, letting their breakthroughs speak for themselves. This weekend, Manila will see just how talented Filipinos are in the field of science with the Manila Mini Maker Faire at the Mind Museum in Bonifacio Global City (BGC)!

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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!

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Ballet Manila Supports and Fulfills the Dreams of Two Dancers from Tondo

Everyone has dreams, but not everyone is given the opportunity to pursue or achieve it. Apart from luck, resources play a great role. It’s a good thing that institutions and scholarships exist to help those who don’t have the means to pursue their passion. Sometimes the best can be found in the unlikeliest of places and are just waiting for their big break.

Ballet Manila is always on the lookout for potential ballerinas and danseurs, and recruits them through the Project Ballet Futures. The scholarship program helps talented dancers from the most deprived neighborhoods in the country by giving them a full dance scholarship, along with meals, transportation, supplements, dancing gear, and allowance.

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Ballet Manila Brings Together the Country’s Best for International Dance Day

As someone who has the grace of a bull in a china shop, I’ve always admired dancers. Whenever I watch the ballet or other performances, I am always entranced at how they move their bodies, moving with such fluidity that they resemble a gentle stream. I wish I could move as elegantly as Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, but I have accepted my role as voyeur in the universe of dance.

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Starbucks and PETA to Nurture the Next Generation of Theater

I always say that theater is Philippine entertainment’s best-kept secret. The local stage is home to many of the country’s best talents, sharing some of the most provocative stories. One of the country’s stalwarts of great theater is the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), and they’re continuing their passion to nurturing the next generation of actors with their annual summer workshops, in partnership with Starbucks Philippines.

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PETA Celebrates 50th Year with a Night of Songs and Laughter

Through the years, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) has established itself for creating original Filipino works that reflect social issues. The theater group has never been afraid of making statements on what’s happening in the country, whether it’s through song, dance, or a straight play. To celebrate its 50 years in the industry, PETA held a series of major events, including a two-night concert filled with songs and laughter!

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Rep’s “In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play” is a Titillating Victorian Sex Comedy

By now, we know that good vibrations are, well, good. But back in the Victorian times, vibrations were seen as the only cure for “hysteria,” a medical term for anxiety. The prescribed cure? A trip to the doctor, who will administer the newly-invented vibrator to induce paroxysms… or orgasms. It’s the foreplay to Repertory Philippines’ In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play, a Victorian sex comedy that explores intimacy, passion, and love.

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