5 (online) events to attend this week of March 23 to 29

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Take on a virtual trip in this independently organized art exhibition for the benefit of health workers. Photo from ART SHOW PHILIPPINES/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This week, go see a virtual art exhibit dedicated to health workers; learn ballet barre and contemporary dance; watch renowned Filipino performers in an online “concert” series for a cause; try your hand at yoga and meditation; or get creative with a free art class — all in the comfort of your own home.


Bayanihan, Musikahan: an online ‘marathon concert’

National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab is spearheading an online concert series via Facebook Live, which will feature Filipino performers from both theater and the mainstream music scene. The initiative doubles as a free source of entertainment for quarantined viewers, as well as a fundraising activity for sectors most vulnerable sectors during this time of national crisis. While Cayabyab kicked off the concert last week with two nights of music as he introduced the project, “Bayanihan, Musikahan” is set to formally commence on Monday, March 23, and will run for two weeks.

Participating artists such as Ice Seguerra, Christian Bautista, Ebe Dancel, Lea Salonga, Chito Miranda, Jett Pangan, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Jed Madela, Martin Nievera, and Jim Paredes among others, will be livestreaming their performances on their own Facebook pages.


Dance classes with Galaw.Co and G-Force

Stay fit and active while still having fun through Galaw.Co Dance Theater’s free live dance classes via their Instagram page. Learn ballet barre on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 AM, and catch contemporary dance on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 AM.

G-Force Dance Center also started offering daily online classes in street pop, hip-hop, sexy dance, and more for a fee of ₱450 per class. Check their schedule for the day and reserve your slot on their website.


Free yoga classes with YogaPlus and Beyond Yoga

Yoga studios are offering free online classes for those who want to find time for meditation amid a rather chaotic time. Yoga Plus hosts daily, 60-minute classes at 4:00 PM, with extra 10:00 AM classes on Wednesdays and Fridays via Facebook Live. Beyond Yoga streams up to three classes per day, at 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM, and 7:00 PM, also on Facebook.


Art in Quarantine

Art enthusiasts are in for a treat as Art Show Philippines and PGH Medical Foundation, Inc. collaborate to mount a virtual art exhibition entitled Art in Quarantine. Featuring work by 19 independent local artists, the activity serves as a fundraiser for Filipino health workers.

For more information, visit Art Show Philippines on Facebook.


Art classes with Robert Alejandro

Illustrator and graphic artist Robert Alejandro, popularly known as “Kuya Robert,” started doing online drawing classes via Facebook Live last March 15. While most of the previous participants are children, anyone who wants to learn about art is welcome to attend; the only requirement is to bring a pen and paper. While Alejandro says that he will try his best to give a workshop everyday at 10:00 AM, best to head over to his Facebook page for the latest updates.