Where to go and what to do this weekend (Mar. 31 to Apr. 2)

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Vintage-inspired line Áraw is anchored on the tenets of comfort, that tropical clothing should be “accessible and forever wearable.” Photo from the ARAW WEBSITE

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, attend a three-day festival about architecture, listen to bittersweet confessionals about the pains and joys of falling in (or out) of love, marvel at the works of a National Artist for Visual Arts, attend a pet summit, avail of vintage-inspired wear in a pop-up, and browse through affordable art in a park.

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The Best of Ampalaya Monologues at the CCP

The Ampalaya Monologues sounds exactly like it is — a collection of stories recounting bitter (or bittersweet) encounters with love, passion, and other demons. A sampling: “Nasaan ka na kaya iniisip mo rin kaya ako, sino naman ang pinapaasa mo ngayon?” from “Sa Pagitan ng Tayo na at Hindi Na” or “Past tense. Present tense. Bago ka lumandi, alamin mo muna kung saang tense ka nababagay,” from “Patola 101: Introduction to The Art of Making Patol.” All monologues are written by Mark Ghosn and are performed by various actors and performers.

Watch The Best of Ampalaya Monologues at the CCP this Saturday, April 1, 6p.m. at Tanghalang Huseng Batute. Entrance is free but a book donation is encouraged. For more information check the event page on Facebook.


Lying in State

National Artist Cesar Legaspi, known for his pioneering work in refining cubism in the Philippine context and his contributions toward the acceptance of modern art in the country, will be celebrating the centenary of his birth starting April 2 through “Lying in State,” an exhibit in his honor. The exhibit will feature Legaspi’s public projects as well as state commissions from the CCP, National Museum, and Malacañang. Collaborations with younger artists, such as the lantern makers of Pampanga to media artists taking inspiration from Legaspi, will also be featured. The exhibit in the CCP, organized by the same people behind Danilo Dalena's retrospective, runs until June 4, 2017. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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Pet Summit Philippines

Pet Summit Philippines is a trade show featuring products and services for your pet’s needs. Industry leaders in quality pet care, health, beauty, fashion, and lifestyle will display their wares as part of the opening salvo of Bonifacio Global City’s “Summer on the Street.” The trade show begins on 11 a.m to 10 p.m. on April 2. Admission is free. For more details, check their event page.


Anthology Festival

Anthology Festival is a three-day event that gathers some of the best minds in the architecture industry. Speakers include Julien De Smedt of the Copenhagen-based JDS architects and Sparks founder and director Stephen Pimbley. Talks on the impact of architecture in nation building, the challenges of the practice, and heritage conservation will also be held. There are also workshops on graphic design, digital rendering, and even a cat house design competition.

For more information visit the event page or the Anthology Festival Facebook page.


Áraw the Line pop-up

Vintage-inspired line Áraw is anchored on the tenets of comfort, that tropical clothing should be “accessible and forever wearable.” Light fabrics and minimal aesthetics are used to evoke warm feelings of summer and best suit every Filipino woman. The pop-up shop will be held from April 1-9 at Mozaic Living in Sheridan St., Mandaluyong from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Monday to Saturday) and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

For more information, visit the Áraw website.

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Girls, Girls, Girls

Thirty-five female artists and creatives will showcase their work at Project 20 Artist Space and Gallery to illustrate the cross-section of the female perspective in various media, from painting, video, photography, illustration, installation, and sculpture. The collective aims to “allow women to create works about being female (or not) without being self-conscious or cringe at the idea of being questioned or judged about that.”

The lineup includes artists Jeona Zoleta, Kat Medina, and Veronica Peralejo, actress Mercedes Cabral, illustrators Soleil Ignacio and Raxenne Maniquiz, and cinematographer Tey Clamor. The opening reception is on March 31, 6:30 p.m. and the exhibit will run until April 20. Project 20 Artist Space and Gallery is located at 20 Maginhawa St., UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City. For more details visit their Facebook event page.

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Art in the Park

Founded in June 2006, Art in the Park is an art fair showcasing affordable art pieces. Visitors can choose from a wide range of paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and new media to be displayed on April 2 at 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, Makati. Admission is free. For more details, visit their website or Facebook page.



UP College of Mass Communication Career Assistance Program

On April 4 to 7, the UP College of Mass Communication Career Assistance Program (UP CMC CAP) will be holding CAP week, with the theme #ClaimingIt, geared towards preparing Mass Communication students for and beyond the workforce. Opportunities for internships, career, and sponsorships are available through the lineup of events: a career fair, resume and portfolio building, special topics discussions with experts in career building and personality development, and company orientations. For more details, check their Facebook event page.