FYI: Events roundup for the month of March

FYI: Events roundup for the month of March

A small press fair, a talk on callout culture, and a women’s summit organized by the Office of the Vice President.

I don’t know about you guys but it feels like we began 2019 hard and fast. Various shindigs have been sprouting up since the start of the year and the party planners haven’t been slowing down since. Not a bad thing. Just feeling a little danced out.

March is special, though, and not just because of the fourth anniversary of The Rest Is Noise. It’s Women’s Month, which means there’s good reason to highlight all the cool stuff going on that isn’t happening in the club. We’re giving the spotlight to a few events whose interests include but aren’t limited to, creating safe spaces, and keeping you up to date with culture’s complicated goings-on.

Cancelledt: unpacking callout culture

Usapang Lalaki is a growing community slash “series of face-to-face conversations” which aims to make safe spaces for both men and women to discuss the narratives, and power structures that define gender issues today. “Cancelledt,” which takes place on March 9 at the Tomato Kick in Malingap, specifically aims to tackle the easy-to-see yet hard-to-define online phenomenon of call-out culture. Is it a good or bad thing? How do you properly call people out? And once the calling out is done, how do we move on from there? All hard questions for sure, which make this discussion not just interesting, but super necessary.

You can RSVP for Cancelledt



Women’s Summit 2019

This is a pretty big thing. SPARK! Philippines and the Office of the Vice President (our good sis Leni, we continue to stan), in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), and the Embassies of Austria and Sweden (like I said, big thing) will be holding the International Women’s Day Summit 2019 this coming March 8 at the SM Aura Samsung Hall.

This year’s theme is “Advancing the Rights and Representation of Filipino Women,” and topics for the summit including addressing violence against women and fighting for economic equality. It’ll be an event run by and for strong women, with Leni Robredo and Senator Risa Hontiveros attending. Other panelists include Kat Alano of EMPOWER and Filipina designer Zarah Juan. Y’know what’d be really cool though? If someone dragged somebody from PUA Academy to  Samsung Hall and strapped them to a chair for the duration of the event.


For more information, visit the event page.



Gandang-ganda sa Sariling Gawa 2

Way to reclaim what would normally be a snide remark — because why shouldn’t gals be confident about the art they make? GGSSG2 is an all-women small press fair that aims to promote the writings and art of independent female artists through the vehicle of small press activism. Collectives such as Karami Studio, Empowerment Through ART, and Playwrite Publishing House will be in attendance, along with your favorite female writers and artists — you just haven’t discovered them yet. The fair will take place at Silangan Hall in the Cultural Center of the Philippines, on March 16, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m..


You can find more details about the event here.



Art in the Park 2019

This year’s art fair was the talk of the town, as usual. And y’all know the drill at this point, Art in the Park is basically art fair al fresco, a reminder that not only do we have talented homegrown artists, but also, oh shit, we have a park! Come through on March 17, Sunday, at Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, if you happened to not catch Art Fair this year. Or maybe you did, and you just like habitually treating your eyes to beautiful things. A good way to live.


For more details about Art in the Park, you can check their Facebook page.


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