Yes, it’s that time of the year, we already feel it, and the heat is on! Yes, summer is here! This is the time for annual Santacruzans and fiestas, the season when pubescent young men experience their first manly rites of passage - circumcision, the occasion to visit beaches and don the bikinis and board shorts, the period to attend workshops with the hope to unleash the inner artist, build esteem and confidence and gain new friends.
The “largest multi-arts festival in the country” with this year’s theme, Pasinaya Goes the Extra Mile. More than 150 shows in music, theater, dance, visual arts, film, and literature to choose from. 3000 artists participating and with an expected viewership of over 50,000 - the Pasinaya transforms Manila and the art and culture mile between the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex and Intramuros into the most creative place on Earth.
Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company Recital presents Layeta Bucoy's PRINSESA NG MGA BILANG. The play is under the direction of theater stalwart Tuxqs Rutaquio and features the Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company with the special participation of NINA VIRGIN.
Show dates are on MARCH 14, 2014, 3pm & 7pm, at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd, Manila.
For tickets, please call Tanghalang Pilipino at 8321125 local 1620-1621 or contact 0917-750-0107 for more details.
National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario celebrated his 70th birthday with the launching of three new books and a lecture at Tanghalan Teresita Quirino (Benavides Building) in the UST Campus, hosted by the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies.
The Raul Roco Library will host a monthly poetry event dubbed as Naga City Library Public Poetry Project (NCLPPP) which will feature lectures, poetry readings, performances and books, among others. Main organizers include Naga-based writer Jose Jason L. Chancoco, AdNU-POEM moderator Elsie Albis and City Librarian Riko Vinluan. The first installment, a lecture by Chancoco on Bikol poetics, was held on February 28, just in time for the closing of the National Arts Month.
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Kritika Kultura, the refereed e-journal of language and literary/cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University—in cooperation with American Historical Collection, Rizal Library—is holding a book forum by critic Epifanio San Juan Jr. The forum—titled “Filipino American Futures: Carlos Bulosan and the Imagination of the Class Struggle by E. San Juan, Jr.”—revaluates San Juan’s book, and will be held on 3 Mar. 2014, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., at the 4/f Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University.
Inaanyayahan ang lahat sa isang espesyal na panayam ni Dr. Ekaterina Baklanova ng Moscow State University, sa darating na Peb. 28, 2014, 4:30 p.m., Case Study Room, Social Science Bldg., Ateneo de Manila University. Ang panayam, na ito na pinamagatang “Ang Pagtuturo ng Pilolohiyang Filipino sa Rusya”, ay itinatanghal ng Kagawaran ng Filipino, Paaralang Humanidades, Pamantasang Ateneo de Manila.
The University of the Philippines Press (UP Press) will be holding a month-long sale in celebration of its 49th founding anniversary. All UP Press titles, including bestsellers and new releases, will be sold at a 20 percent discount. Consigned titles from various university presses and publishers will also be sold at a 5 percent discount. The book sale will run from March 03 to 31, 2014.
National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera and International Cultural Studies scholar Epifanio San Juan, Jr. will deliver on February 22, 2014 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at PUP Mabini Campus in Sta. Mesa their lectures to mark the fifty years of Mga Agos sa Disyerto, an anthology of Filipino prize-winning short stories which until 2010 had published its fourth edition. Among its authors Edgardo M. Reyes, Rogelio R. Sicat and Dominador B. Mirasol only two are still living , Efren R. Abueg and Rogelio L. Ordoňez.