All posts filed under: Arts & Events

To escape, I try to sometimes pursue the arts, although it does evade me all the times. To escape, I sometimes go to events and get the assurance that I am not alone in this world. This is my list of must-do activities and events, mostly of the arts.

Guide to Gabii sa Kabilin

Update: Gabii sa Kabilin 2017 was held on May 26. Gabii sa Kabilin (Night of Heritage) is held every last Friday of the month of May and is organized by The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. Since the event started in 2006, I always try to be in the city to participate. I found that every year there are always new learnings and new experiences. Looking back to that first year, the participants were the clusters of museums and heritage houses in downtown Cebu — Parian, Casa Gorordo, Yap-Sandiego House, Sto. Nino Museum, Fort San Pedro and the Cebu Provincial Museum. Now, the event has expanded to more participating museums and heritage destinations in Cebu, Talisay, Mandaue and Lapu-lapu.

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Museum of Naive Art, Cebu

West Gorordo Hotel is one of the many small hotels in Cebu City. It can often be overlooked because it is not situated in a prime hotel location (Business Park or Fuente Circle). The hotel is one of the three permaculture-inspired hotels in Cebu (the other two are Elicon House and Mayflower Inn) and houses the Museum of Naive Art (MoNA), which displays the art works of Paulina Constancia. We have been meaning to visit MoNa but never got the chance until Gabii sa Kabilin 2016.

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Mandaue Foam Watercolor Workshop with Meream

  Last Saturday, my husband and I attended Mandaue Foam‘s Boho-themed watercolor workshop with CraftCEB and Bored and Crafty’s Meream Pacayra. It’s been a long, long time since I last painted with watercolor (OK, the truth is, the last time I painted with watercolor was in kindergarten). What attracted me to the workshop were two things: (1) Meream and (2) the P500 registration fee. Meream of Bored and Crafty and Thimble Cap is, what I consider, my arts and crafts idol. Her Instagram account (@boredandcrafty) is filled with her daily projects, which, for an arts and crafts enthusiast like me, is inspiring.

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QUBE Gallery

One weekend, my boyfriend and I dropped by The Henry Hotel to check out art at the QUBE Gallery. They were selling art pieces from Cebuano and Boholano artists, proceeds of which would go to the survivors of the Oct. 15 earthquake that hit Central Visayas, most especially Bohol. I was interested in Sio Montera piece above but it was sold already. There was also a floral canvass painting that interested me but it was already wrapped in plastic ready for the new owner. Beside the gallery, we found another cube, which made for good photographs. 

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Christafari in Cebu

  I am not into music, but music is a huge part of my life, just like food. You see, my family (at least on my maternal grandmother’s side) has musical roots. My great-grandfather was a musician and a composer. He composed our island’s hymn, the Siquijor Island Hymn, and many other songs.

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Science Sparks Exhibit

I am kind of a museum fanatic (Mind Museum, Rizal Library & Museum). Whenever I go somewhere, I’d always like to check out a museum to let me put into context the recent developments (and undevelopments) in that place. To be honest, I always find it a pity if a town or a city has no museum. I am happy that our small town of Lazi has a museum. And I feel lucky to be living in city full of museums.

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Maui + Chastity, a mini-fashion show

Last Saturday, my boyfriend and I went to watch Maui and Chastity’s mini-fashion show at Anya’s Place (formerly Abaseria) and hoped to buy some stuff at the pop-up shop. The fashion show featured the two designers’ new collection (Maui for clothes and Chastity for accessories).  The theme for the night was “childhood” or clothes we’d wear when we were children. I wished I was as stylish as the models when I was a child.

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