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On Nov. 16, the nation celebrates the 125th Birth Anniversary of Elpidio Quirino, the 6th President of the Philippines, who rebuilt a Philippines devastated by war. To celebrate the man, a commemorative exhibit will run from Nov. 7 to 28 at the Ayala Museum, Makati City. Largely drawn from the Filipinas Heritage Library and the President Elpidio Quirino Foundation’s rich collection of papers and memorabilia, Defining Quirino highlights stories of one statesman’s journey from teacher to president, his vision and achievements, and his deep sense of humanity. Designed to resemble a dictionary, the exhibit features words associated with Quirino and gives their meaning through vignettes of his life and legacy. It will also feature a tribute wall of 125 portraits of the President, contributed by 125 artists, friends, and family in honor of Quirino. A series of events will also be held on all Saturdays of November: A lecture by Manuel Quezon III during the exhibit opening on Nov. 7; a talk by former White Russian refugee Natalie Sabelnik, and a concert featuring Russian Folk Singer and former refugee Nikolai Massenkoff with the Manila Symphony Orchestra on Nov. 14; a lecture by historian Ambeth Ocampo on Nov. 21; and the book launch of Elpidio and Alicia: The Love Letters on Nov. 28. This exhibition at the 2nd floor of Ayala Museum is free and open to the public. Group tours to the exhibit are also available upon request. For inquiries and group tour reservations, e-mail email@example.com, or call 759-8288 local 36.
Art Informal gallery presents several art exhibits that will run until Nov. 21: The Wit of the Staircase by Christina Quisumbing Ramilo, a collection of works that imaginatively re-purpose what is abandoned; Pam Yan- Santos’ Filling Up the Big Room, a series of paintings and installation; and, Violent Noon by Kitty Kaburo, who uses time-lapse video and mixed-media pieces. Art Informal gallery is located at 277 Connecticut St., Greenhills East, Mandaluyong City. For details, call 725-8518, or 0918-899-2698, or visit www.artinformal.com.
The Metropolitan Museum of Manila takes its turn in celebrating the 50 creative years of National Artist BenCab (Benedicto Cabrera) with a retrospective exhibition that will run until Feb. 27. The museum is located at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Blvd., Manila. For details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pablo The Fort presents Juni Salvador’s Artshistory until Nov. 28. The gallery is located at C-11 South of Market, 11th and 24th Sts., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. For details, call 400-7905, 0927-454-8442, or e-mail email@example.com.
In celebration of a recently launched book on the life and art of Roberto Chabet, considered the father of Philippine conceptual art, an exhibit of his works are on display at MO_Space, MOS Design, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The exhibit runs until Nov. 22. For details, call 856-7915, 0917-572-7975, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.mo-space.net.
Samsung Electronics Philippines and the Yuchengco Museum present a tribute exhibition to National Artist for Visual Arts Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera who is is marking 50 years as an artist. The interactive exhibit, dubbed BenCab in Two Movements, is on view at the museum until Jan. 16. The exhibition highlights handpicked works he created to capture the dance movements of London-based Chinese dancer San Lee, and Polish dancer and choreographer Paulina Wycichowska. Through Samsung’s SUHD and UHD TV technologies, BenCab in Two Movements hopes to provide museum visitors immersive experiences at the same time curatorial information on shared art experiences between a painter and a dancer. Yuchengco Museum is located at the RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave. cor. Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave., Makati City. For details e-mail email@example.com or visit yuchengcomuseum.org.
Until Nov. 21, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) presents The Vexed Contemporary featuring 16 Filipino artists whose practices lend themselves to a global compass. They are: Pio Abad, Poklong Anading, Victor Balanon, Yason Banal, Lena Cobangbang, Louie Cordero, Kiri Dalena, Leslie De Chavez, Kawayan De Guia, Patricia Perez Eustaquio, Cocoy Lumbao, Gina Osterloh, Gary-Ross Pastrana, Ikoy Ricio, Maria Taniguchi, and The Weather Bureau. MCAD is at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts Campus, Vito Cruz, Malate, Manila. For details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 230-5100 loc 3897, or visit www.mcadmanila.org.ph.
The Mind Museum presents A Glass of the Sea, an immersive, interactive and constantly updated exhibition on the discoveries from the Verde Island Passage in the Philippines, also dubbed as the “center of the center of marine biodiversity.” The exhibit runs until the end of the year, then will go on tour around the country. The Mind Museum is at JY Campos Park, 3rd Ave., Bonifacio Global City. For details, call 909-6463.
Michael Jackson impersonator E’ Casanova presents The World’s Greatest Michael Jackson Experience on Nov. 6, 8 p.m., at the Midas Tent, Midas Hotel and Casino, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. Tickets range in price from P2,752.50 to P3,853.50 at TicketWorld (891-9999, ticketworld.com.ph).
The Tokyo Manila Jazz & Arts Festival 2015 will be held on Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m., at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave. cor. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City; and on Nov. 7 at Aruga, Rockwell, Makati. The Nov. 6 performance features Charito, Mon David, Tetsuro Kawashima, Yuki Arimasa, Kamura, Andrew Dickeson, Igor, Baihana, Isabella Gonzales, Philippine Youth Symphonic Band, ETS Septet, and Cris Villonco. The Nov. 7 show focuses on Latin Sounds, with Charito, Mon David, Tetsuro Kawashima, Yuki Arimasa, Kamura, and Andrew Dickeson. There will be a Young Artists Jam (free concert), on Nov. 8, at Greenbelt 5, Ayala, Makati, with Bratpack, Verve, Charito, Tetsuro Kawashima, Yuki Arimasa, Kamura, Andrew Dickeson, and Tricia Garcia. Tickets for the Nov. 6 show range in price from P1,045 to P3,657.50 at TicketWorld (891-9999, ticketworld.com.ph). For tickets,