Prepping for Art Fair Philippines

If science and technology are the backbone of society, then art is its heart. From the first time humans made stories out of the sky and painted their hunts onto cave walls, art has been an indelible part of our psyche. And while before the fine arts may have been the province of kings and queens, art is now more accessible than ever.

There are tons of museums across the country that hold some of the best of Philippine art, but the field is ever evolving. With new materials, new ideas, and new faces coming up all the time, it can be pretty hard to keep track of who’s who in the Philippine art world. Art Fair is another way to keep up with some of the best up-and-coming artists in the Philippines. And for first-timers, here’s what you can expect from one of the biggest art events in the country.

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The Very Best Jazz Bars in Metro Manila

It’s no secret that Manila is home to an incredible range of musical talent. All over the Metro are a huge variety of singers, songwriters, and bands performing in any number of genres and styles. With all this talent, it’s no surprise that you can find a nice place to grab a beer and listen to some good music just about anywhere. Still, there’s nothing like the atmosphere that the classics will bring you. If you’re not quite feeling up to the noisy energy of a crowd this weekend and just want to sit back with a drink and some contemporary nostalgia, then here’s a list of some of the best jazz bars in Manila.

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The History of Malasimbo Festival, Puerto Galera

For music lovers in the Philippines, there’s no event that stokes more anticipation than the yearly Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. Named for the Malasimbo Ampitheater, where the festival has been held for the past eight years since its inception, there are tons of new plans for 2019 that will make this year’s festival bigger and better. If you’re new to the Malasimbo scene, take a look at this primer and quickly brush up on its history, as well as get a peek at what might be in store for you when the festival runs from March 1-2, 2019.

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Five Christmas Light Shows In and Around Metro Manila

The Philippines boasts the longest Christmas season in the world, and there are a hundred and one holiday-themed things to do once September hits. With a population that’s over ninety percent Christian, with Catholics alone comprising eighty-six percent of the country, it’s safe to say that Christmas is one of the biggest holidays in the country. Since almost the entire country is focused on preparing for this one day of the year, there are tons of different events and activities that help build the anticipation.

One of the most popular things to do during the height of the holiday season is going around the Metro and looking at Christmas lights displays. The biggest, brightest displays always draw in the crowds, and if you want to get into the holiday spirit then check out the list below for some of the best illuminations in Metro Manila.

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Everything You Need to Know About Poblacion, Makati

If you’ve been out and about in the Metro, you’ve definitely heard of Poblacion. This barangay is the old downtown area of Makati, and also houses the city’s government, historical and cultural sites. Given all the history and culture crammed into one area, it’s no wonder that this district is full of little gems for anybody who’s willing to take a look. But with so much to see and do, it can be tough to get a handle on everything that’s going on in Poblacion— which is why we’ve put together this handy list of some spots that we think you should definitely consider on your night out.

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Famous Filipinas – Nadine Lustre

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If you’re looking for a young, talented superstar, you can’t do much better than the gorgeous Nadine Lustre. The actress and singer has shown herself to be a force to be reckoned with in the past few years, and within less than half a decade has cemented her place as one of the great names in Philippine show business. With a quickly growing repertoire of blockbuster films and top-billed television appearances, over 5.5 million followers on Instagram, as well as a slew of different awards— Favorite New Artist, German Moreno Youth Achievement Award, Favorite Female Artist, and 100 Sexist Women in the World, to name but a few— Nadine is on the top of the world, and things look like they’re only going to get better from here. Read more

10 Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Metro Manila

Dogs are a man’s best friend, and there’s nothing a pet owner loves more than spending time with their furry friends. But for those who want to take their pets out and about the Metro, it can be hard to find a place to sit down and eat that accommodates both humans and animals. If this is something that you have trouble with, never fear! We’ve prepared a list of pet-friendly restaurants that you can try with your four-legged companions. Read more