7 events to attend this week of June 29 to July 5

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“Love It or Leave It: A Legacy of Gifts to the Ateneo Art Gallery,” the latest exhibition by the Ateneo Art Gallery, will start on June 30, Monday. Photo from ATENEO ART GALLERY/FACEBOOK

Editor’s note: This guide will be regularly updated throughout the week to include newer events.

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This week, learn more about the transgender and feminist movements in the country, catch live art exhibitions in Quezon City, watch a benefit reunion concert featuring OPM icons, stream Spanish film classics, or dance the night away through a virtual party for a cause.

“Love It or Leave It: A Legacy of Gifts to the Ateneo Art Gallery”

Celebrating the growth of its collection and facilities through the help of donors, the Ateneo Art Gallery's exhibition features the permanent collection at the Mr. & Mrs. Chung Te Gallery, Mr. & Mrs. Ching Tan Gallery, and Ernesto and Susan Tanmantiong Gallery.

The exhibit will be divided into decades with each section featuring a list of names of all donors and a selection of works from each period. It will run from June 30, Monday, to August 11, Tuesday.

To schedule a tour, email or call 426-6488 or 426-6001 loc. 4163. For more information, visit the official event page.



Camp Queer is back for the first of its TAGPUAN Discussion Series. Opening the series is KASAYSAYANxKASARIAN: Historicizing the Transgender and Feminist Movements in the Philippines. With Dr. Jaya Jacobo and Dr. Mikee Inton-Campell of STRAP, and Reyanne Librado of Young Feminists Collective, the discussion seeks to retrace the histories of these advocacies with regard to one another.

Catch the event on June 30, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Register via For more information, visit Camp Queer on Facebook.


#Conservatunes: Ryan Cayabyab and Smokey Mountain

For the next leg of #Conservatunes, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines’ livestream fundraising concert series, National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab and iconic OPM group Smokey Mountain will be teaming up for a reunion performance. The event will double as a fundraiser for the Butanding Interaction Officers (BIO) and around 200 families from Donsol, Sorsogon, all of which have been affected by the pandemic.

Catch the show on June 30, Tuesday, at 8 p.m. via Facebook Live. For more information on how to donate, visit


Blanc Gallery exhibitions

Blanc Gallery is set to host three new exhibitions this month: "Winding" by Alee Garibay, "Painting Viral" by Ronson Culibrina, and "Jack of Golds," a group show featuring 17 artists. The shows will run from July 4, Saturday, until July 22, Monday.

For more information, visit Blanc Gallery via or on Facebook.

"Clásicos contigo" & Cineclub Pelikula

Starting on July 4, Saturday, the Instituto Cervantes de Manila and the Embassy of Spain will be hosting "Clásicos contigo" ("Classics with You"): five selected Spanish film classics will be screened for free via Vimeo, with one film to be made available for 48 hours each weekend throughout the month.

Featured films include "The Spirit of the Beehive" (1973) and "The South" (1983), directed by Víctor Erice; "The Holy Innocents" (1984), by Mario Camus; "La vaquilla" (1985), by Luis García Berlanga; and "The good star" (1997) by Ricardo Franco.

Coinciding with the program is the Cineclub Pelikula, an online cinema club that offers video-talks around the programmed films.

The video-talks will be conducted by the writer Jessica Zafra every Sunday on Zoom. For the first webinar on July 5, Sunday, at 5 p.m., discussing “The Spirit of the Beehive.”

For further information on how to participate, visit Instituto Cervantes via or on Facebook.


Bad Girls Give Back Numero Tres

Today x Future regular prod Bad Girls will be hosting a Zoom virtual dance party to raise funds for the TxF crew. Catch DJ sets from Jer Dee, Julianna Force and Marky, and DJ Joey Santos, and pre-order food and drinks from TxF for delivery on July 5, Sunday.

The event will be on July 3, Friday, at 10 p.m. For information on how to join, visit Bad Girls on Instagram.


MMPride Online March and Festival Watch Party

Metro Manila Pride will be holding one last (virtual) party to cap off this year's Pride celebration. Look back on performances, solidarity speeches, and greetings from special guests from the Pride festival through a Zoom re-watch party and online march. Attendees are also in for a treat as games and activities await, with prizes up for grabs.

Register here to join the Zoom party on July 4, Saturday, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit MMPride on Facebook.