Architecture at Ayala Malls
AYALA MALLS hosts the Artkitektura Festival 2017. A tribute exhibit, MAÑOSA: Beyond Architecture, which was first shown at the National Museum last February, is on view at the Alabang Town Center Activity Center until Aug. 17 then will move to the TriNoMa Cinema Lobby from Aug. 18-Sept. 9). The exhibit features new and archival photos, examples of vernacular materials, furniture, and interior elements, and audio-visual presentations. Meanwhile, an art installation by Teresa Barozza titled Vocalizations plays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily until Oct. 8 at Greenbelt Park. Works of Filipino ingenuity side by side international design, at the Greenbelt 5 Gallery from Aug. 22 to Sept. 10. The Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines’ exhibit, Silya, highlights Filipino award-winning chair designs made from native/organic materials. Passersby are invited to take a seat. CFIP will also host talks with featured designers on the weekends of August to September at the Greenbelt Gallery. A series of lectures, panel discussions, and conversations will be held at the Ayala Museum from Aug. 24 to 27 to accompany the touring International Exhibition on Living Architecture. For more information and complete schedule of activities, visit https://www.artkitekturafestival.com/.
Music, films, art at Shang
This August at Shangri-La Plaza, discover new music, experience a different kind of film genre, check out visual art, and get inspired by celebrity living spaces. Rising singer Kiana Valenciano takes center stage at the East Wing on Aug. 19, 6 p.m. Meanwhile, the Urban Filipino Spaces: Home Exhibit will be held at the Grand Atrium from Aug. 15 to 23, featuring designs by celebrities. A Parenting Festival with Parenting Emporium will be held on Aug. 20 at the East Wing. The Ateneo Art Awards 2017 winners will have their works on display at the East Wing from Aug. 22 to Sept. 5. The 11th International Silent Film Festival, which runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, features silent films from all over the world scored live by Filipino musicians at the Shang Cineplex. The Silent Film Exhibition and Musika X Pelikula will both be held at the Grand Atrium. For inquiries, call 370-2597/98 or visit www.facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficial.
BANANA REPUBLIC is hosting a Shopping Party at its flagship store in Greenbelt 5 on Aug. 11, 5 p.m., with the latest styles at 30% off. Shop with a glass of wine in hand from Marks & Spencer and treats from TWG Tea, and participate in the Lucky Dip game for a chance to win P10,000 worth of Shopping Credits towards your next Banana Republic purchases, Banana Republic Modern Fragrances, Clinique cosmetic sets, Banana Republic envelope card cases, an overnight stay for two at I’M Hotel, or gift certificates from 1771 Group of Restaurants. Purchase anything during the shopping party and bring home spa vouchers for pampering services at I’M Onsen Spa, Clinique vouchers, or Banana Republic sample fragrances. Plus, receive TWG macaroons by signing up at the registration area.