SILVERLENS presents Vocalizing the Visual, an artists’ conversation moderated by Gary-Ross Pastrana with Frank Callaghan, Eric Zamuco, Issay Rodriguez, Lou Lim, and Jan Balquin. It will be held on Sept. 16, 3 p.m., at Silverlens Manila. The conversation will initially revolve around the difficulties of speaking, and to a certain extent, verbalizing, putting into words or just clearly defining one’s practice even to one’s self. It will also lightly touch on questions such as “Do artists need to write?” to more debatable ideas like “Will speaking about the work diminish its meaning?” to really practical thing such as “Is it okay to speak in Filipino?” Limited slots available! To RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or message +63-917-587-4011.
Casa De Memoria will be holding its Interiors Auction on Sept. 16, 2 p.m., featuring 17th century furniture, vintage home accessories, and fine art. The auction house is located at 156 Jupiter cor. Comet St., Brgy. Bel-Air, Makati City.
FESTIVAL MALL’s amateur choral contest, Awiting Kay GLEEing, will be held on Sept. 16 and 17 at the mall’s 2nd level Carousel Court. Judging the contest, which is open to non-professional vocal groups, are Pilita Corrales and Boboy Garovillo. The contest pieces are all OPM songs composed from 1970 to 1979 including “Anak” and “Awitin Mo Isasayaw Ko.”
Valera on view
Over 30 Philippine ternos and evening gowns take center stage in Valera and the Modern: An Exhibit on the Life and Work of National Artist for Fashion Design Ramon Valera, at the SDA Gallery of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB). Ramon Valera, the country’s very first National Artist for Fashion Design, rose to prominence for his ingenuity and craftsmanship, which revolutionized formal Filipiniana designs — primarily due to his masterful beadwork and embroidery. The exposition is on view until Oct. 14. The De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts (SDA) Campus is located at 950 Pablo Ocampo St., Malate, Manila.
THE first public event of the exhibition Games and Politics, “Game World Views: The Potentials and Problems of Politics in Games,” to be given by Christian Huberts, will be held on Sept. 14, 2 p.m., at Areté, Agteneo de Manila University, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City.
Lopez Museum lecture
THE second lecture of the Lopez Museum and Library’s “Off the Pages” lecture series, done in partnership with the Ateneo de Manila Department of History, will be held on Sept. 16, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at the museum. The lecture, “Inhabit,” discusses the impact of infectious diseases in military operations during the Philippine American War (1899-1902). The registration fee is P115 for students, teachers, senior citizens, and LML members, and P135 for adults. To register, e-mail email@example.com, or call 631-2417.