New and restored Filipino and foreign films, a classic play that remains socially relevant, a night at the museum for Halloween, and more.


#AnikaForLANAI Trunk Show


Founded by young designer Anika Martirez in 2016, the eponymous clothing label Anika launches its second exclusive collection for the lifestyle boutique Lanai, which carries pieces from other local designers and independent brands as well as other labels from around the world. Designed to be worn from day to night, the stylish yet versatile pieces in the limited edition line suit the holiday celebrations upon us.

The trunk show runs from October 25 to 28 at Lanai, The Alley, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati. 


Tanghalang Pilipino’s Ang Pag-uusig: A Translation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible


Dramatizing the Salem Witch Trials that took place in the late 17th century, The Crucible has been proven to be a lasting work with strong messages on the misuse of power, prejudice, and the effect of both on the community—and it rings surprisingly true to the current political and social climate of the country. Translated by Jerry Respeto and directed by Dennis Marasigan, Tanghalang Pilipino’s Ang Pag-uusig, which won six Philstage Gawad Buhay Awards for its run last year, returns to the stage for another round of riveting and thought-provoking performances.

Ang Pag-uusig will run until October 28, with matinee and evening performances, at Tanghalang Huseng Batute in the Cultural Center of the Philippines.


Look Here: Featuring Works by Women Graphic Designers


This exhibit, as part of Design Week Philippines, showcases the works of 30 Filipino women in graphic design, including Bad Student Press, Bru Sim of Electrolychee, Carina Santos, Jo Malinis, Joyce Tai of Inksurge, Kookie Santos of Serious Studio, Kristel Vinoya Lari Gazmen of Together We Design, Lowbrow Design, Mia Lagos of Cocomilk Design Studio, Raxenne Maniquiz, Soleil Ignacio, and Studio Dialogo.“Look Here” is open to the public until October 31 at _Gallery, ASPACE Greenbelt, located at 110 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati.


QCinema International Film Festival


If there’s one thing to celebrate this month, it’s that you no longer have to travel far to be able to experience the magic of Sundance or Cannes. This year, QCinema promises highly anticipated new independent Filipino titles in its Circle Competition, as well as screenings of documentaries, Asian next wave films, classic French films, Danish children’s films, digitally remastered classics, LGBTQ cinema, and international festival favorites including Gaspar Noe’s Climax and Lee Chang-dong’s Burning.

QCinema International Film Festival will be held from October 21 to October 30 at the following Quezon City cinemas: TriNoma, UP Town Center, Gateway, and Robinsons Galleria. Circle Competition films and other local independent movies will also be screened at the following SM malls: Megamall, Fairview, Southmall, and Manila.


Dia de Muertos: Forgotten Souls (Midnight Museum 2018)


Ayala Museum has partnered with the Embassy of Mexico for this year’s Midnight Museum, with the theme “Dia de Muertos: Forgotten Souls.” Fans of The Book of Life and Coco will recognized the Mexican tradition, which mirrors our own All Souls’ Day, paying tribute to the dead as well as the souls who have not been able to cross over. Learn about rituals and superstitions through the challenges in the Forgotten Souls horror adventure tour, win spooky-exciting prizes at the Fil-Mexican Loteria Game Night, and munch on overflowing tacos, nachos, tequila, and other Mexican favorites. Ayala Museum galleries will also be open for viewing, and there are many other freebies and discounts to enjoy. Be sure to come in costume.

Midnight Museum 2018 will be held on October 26, from 7 p.m. to 12 m.n., at Ayala Museum.


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