What to do and where to go this weekend (July 14 to 16)

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In photo is one of Romulo Olazo's diaphanous paintings, previously on exhibit at the Ayala Museum's "Romulo Olazo: A 40-Year Retrospective" in 2009. The artist's large-scale works will again be on exhibit — the first major one after his death in 2015 — starting July 15 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Photo by CARINA SANTOS

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This week, commemorate the art one of our most distinctive abstractionists in a large-scale exhibit, stand for equal rights for women in an advocacy event, watch a local actress give life to a figure of Greek mythology, learn how to drip paint, and listen to a tribute night for rock band visiting Manila soon.

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Olazo Large-Scale

The magnitude of the art of Filipino abstract painter Romulo Olazo, well known for his “diaphanous paintings” that resemble multiple layers of color and light, will be exhibited in the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ “Olazo Large-Scale,” the first major exhibition to be organized after the artist’s death in August 2015.

The exhibit celebrates Olazo’s “grandeur, expansiveness, and sublimity,” as tribute to the artist’s role in ushering in large-format works in the landscape of Philippine visual arts. The exhibit opens on July 15, Sunday, and will be open to the public until Sept. 8, Friday, at the CCP’s Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery) and Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery).

Admission is free. The exhibit may be viewed daily from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The CCP is located at the CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. For more information, visit this page.

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HeForShe: Stand Together with Woman Create

UN Women’s global HeForShe program brings together some of the loudest advocates for gender equality and women empowerment in “HeForShe: Stand Together” on July 15, Saturday, 5 p.m to 11 p.m.

The event features talks from Grrrl Gang Manila, Feminist Book Club, PLUMP, Catcalled in the Philippines, The Better Story Project, Words Anonymous, Effy Elmubarak, and Arizza Nocum, with performances from Roy Antonio, TheSunManager, Toni B., and Ja Quintana + ALPAS.

Tickets are ₱300 and are available here. Proceeds from the event, which will be held at ASPACE Greenbelt, 110 Legazpi St., Makati, will go to heforshe.org. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.


Missy Maramara is Clytemnestra

Clytemnestra is a figure in Greek mythology: queen of Argos, sister of Helen of Troy, and husband of Agamemnon. When Agamemnon kills one of their daughters as sacrifice for victory during the Trojan War, Clytemnestra bides her time to take her revenge as she waits for his return. The character is brought to life on July 16, Sunday, by actress Missy Maramara, in a one-time local staging of a play adapted by director Kiara Pipino.

The play, which runs for 60 minutes, will be staged at Pineapple Lab, 6017 Palma St., Poblacion, Makati, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are ₱400, and may be reserved by emailing rsvp@pineapplelab.ph or by calling +63 2 8345763. For more details, visit the Facebook event page or the Pineapple Lab Facebook page.

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Drips and Splatters: A Drip Painting Workshop with AR Manalo

Those looking for a new skill to learn in the arts may try drip painting (a form of abstract painting where paint is dripped or poured into the canvas), through a workshop facilitated by AR Manalo on July 15, Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Art Pavilion, LRI Design Plaza.

The workshop includes an 18 x 24 canvas, two fluid acrylics, clear gel, a pencil, eraser, and one palette knife, and is open to beginners as well as professionals.

Slots (which cost ₱2,500 each) may be reserved through messages to the Facebook event page, or by calling AR Manalo at +639 17 804 7239. The LRI Design Plaza is located at 210 Nicanor Garcia St. (formerly Reposo), Bel-Air 2 Village, Makati.

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Phoenix Night

If you can’t wait for the upcoming Phoenix concert on Aug. 15, watch as several local acts cover some of their songs at “Phoenix Night” on July 15, Saturday, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., at the Power Mac Center Spotlight at Circuit, Makati. Filipino bands Banna Harbera, IV of Spades, Taken by Cars, and Sandwich will cover classic hits of the rock band, which just released their new album, “Ti Amo.”

Tickets are ₱300 (early bird) and ₱350 (regular) and are available here. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.