The National Museum Celebrates International Museum Day

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The National Museum joins other museums around the world in celebrating International Museum Day by offering tours and activities to guests and visitors on Thursday, May 18, 2017. This year’s theme is “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”.

Admission to the National Museum is FREE of charge. The museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The International Museum Day celebration at the National Museum will kick-off with a FREE Contested Histories Tour in the morning and end with a Doodling and Lettering Workshop for Mothers in the afternoon. In solidarity with the National Museum’s event, a talk will be given by Luisito T. Evangelista, PhD, at the Launching of Mobile Boxes Exhibit in Subangan Museum, Davao.

Visit nationalmuseum.gov.ph or facebook.com/nationalmuseumofthephilippines for details. For inquiries regarding the workshop or the morning tour, call +63 2 527 1219 or send e-mail to nm.finearts@gmail.com. For inquiries on the afternoon tour, call +63 2 527 1232 or send e-mail to nationalmuseumph.anthropology@gmail.com.

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The National Museum of the Philippines is located in Padre Burgos Drive, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Free Admission on International Museum Day at Museo Pambata

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In celebration of International Museum Day, there will be a one-day free admission at Museo Pambata on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Museum hours are from 9 am to 5 pm.

Visit museopambata.org for more information. For inquiries,call +63 2 523 1797/98 (loc. 103 and 106) or +63 2 536 0595 or send e-mail to info@museopambata.org.

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Museo Pambata is located in Roxas Boulevard cor. South Drive, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Free Admission at Ayala Museum for International Museum Day

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It’s free admission to all galleries at Ayala Museum on Friday, May 19, 2017 for International Museum Day. To celebrate the museum’s role in telling the stories of Philippine culture, there will be a talk by Toym Imao and Liliana Manahan, themed tours and art activities. Museum-goers may also try some of Mindanao’s food delicacies at the Mindanao Specialty Food stalls.

For more information, visit ayalamuseum.org. For inquiries, send e-mail to hello@ayalamuseum.org or call +63 2 759 8288 local 8272.

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Ayala Museum is located in Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City 1224, Metro Manila, Philippines. 

Mother’s Day Book Sale by Adarna House

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It’s Adarna House’s Mother’s Day Book Sale today, May 14, 2017 (10 am to 10 pm), and there’s plenty of books you can buy at up to 60% off. Visit the 4th pop-up sale at Lower Ground Level (in front of BPI and BDO), Estancia Mall.

To browse some of the books available at the pop-up sale, click here. All items are for sale until supplies last. Payments are on cash basis only. For more information, visit facebook.com/adarnahouseonline.

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For over 35 years, Adarna House has been responding to the need of Filipino children to have enjoyable literary experiences. The company’s books now serve Filipino kids of every age across the world—from birth through teenage years.

Estancia Mall is located in Capitol Commons, Meralco Ave., Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

The Swaggers Present In The Middle (a Hip-hop Dance Performance From France)

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Get into the French groove! Watch French group The Swaggers in a hip-hop dance performance titled In The Middle at Samsung Hall of SM Aura Premier on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 8:00 pm.

Presented by Alliance Française de Manille, SM Supermalls, French Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Embassy of France to the Philippines, the show is a part of the 70th anniversary celebration this year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and France. Proceeds of the show will go to the projects of France-Philippines United Action Foundation for the rebuilding houses of Typhoon Haiyan victims.

Tickets are priced at Php1,000 for orchestra seats and Php500 for balcony seats and may be purchased at the offices of Alliance Française de Manille. Tickets may also be purchased online here for orchestra tickets and here for balcony tickets.

For more information, visit alliance.ph or facebook.com/alliancefrancaisedemanille. For inquiries, send e-mail to nfuentes@alliance.ph.

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The Swaggers is a nine-member all-female French group known for their contemporary hip-hop dance styles. In the Middle is a show of expression of individuality, coherence and emotions.

SM Aura Premier is located at 8 McKinley Pkwy, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines. 

A Year After: Revisiting the 2016 Philippine Elections (a Forum)

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Interested in the current research studies on voting patterns and voting behavior in the Philippines? A forum titled A Year After: Revisiting the 2016 Philippine Elections will gather representatives from the academe, government, business sector, civil society groups, and media to discuss these studies and provide analyses that are important in understanding the factors that influenced voting behavior and, consequently, the outcome of the 2016 elections.

Organized by the Ateneo School of Government, in partnership with the National Academy of Science and Technology and Young Public Servants, the forum will be held on May 12, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:30 PM, at the Escaler Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

To learn more about the forum, visit ateneo.edu.

Admission is free but seats are limited. To confirm participation, send an e-mail to ASOG@ateneo.edu or contact Ms. Sheena Valenzuela at +63 2 426 6001 ext. 4620.

 

Android Code Camp for Professionals

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Android Code Camp for Professionals is a whole day seminar and workshop for developers who would like to build their development skills using the Android programming language. Presented by DevCon Philippines in partnership with the Philippine Android Developers Community, Android Code Camp is happening on May 13, 2017 from 8 am to 5 pm. Venue to be announced.

Participants should know basic Java, bring their own laptop and a copy of Android Studio with the latest SDK and an emulator installed. Bringing of an Android device is optional. This one-day seminar is a community initiative and is a non-certificate workshop.

For more information, visit devcon.ph or @DevConPH.