LOOK: Museo ng Makati comes to life for ‘A Night at the Museo’

We The Pvblic

museo ng makatiMuseo ng Makati reopens its doors to the pvblic for Throwback Thursday: A Night at the Museo hosted by the Makati Museum and Cultural Office in partnership with Fringe Manila,  KAPWA Studio, and the Pineapple Lab on April 6, 5PM to 11:30PM to reignite the arts scene in the heart of Makati – Poblacion.

Residents, artists, and art enthusiasts are invited to a journey down memory lane to celebrate Poblacion’s vibrant history through arts and culture. With the aim of highlighting the already robust artistic landscape of Manila, while breathing new life into the Museo ng Makati as a historical landmark, four Poblacion-based organisations came together for this one day event packed with nostalgic performances by the Makati Boys Choir and local Poblacion Artists. The evening will also be fused with performances by Daloy Dance Company, multi-media collective Heresy, singer-songwriters Nica del Rosario, Gio Levy, and Joee&I. Making their debut at the steps of the Museo are the eclectic drumming group Adinkra Lumad Djembe Community, KAPWA Studio and Burlesque PH’s Leslie Espinosa, Burgos Beatboxing Trio, and Vancouver-based Filipino artist Ralph Escamillan.  A pop-up night market will feature Poblacion’s finest food and handicrafts along with guest artisanal makers from the Legazpi Sunday Market.

The event will also mark the opening of an exhibit inspired by Old Makati’s archival photographs made by Manila’s roster of digital and traditional artists, the live DJ duo Bignay Sound System providing the musical backdrop along with a live art mural by Fringe Manila Art Battle Finalist Jappy Agoncillo.

“Makati is known to be one of the central business districts of the country but it’s not just what the city can offer. We want to re-introduce the other side of Makati, its culture and heritage and the glowing passion for the arts.” Dwayne Samarista of Makati Museum and Cultural Office

Originally built in 1918, the current structure was established in 1934 and was originally the first Town Hall of Makati until 1961. After almost 100 years, the building is set for renovation to restore the beauty of its architecture, preserving the past, and  building an exciting future for the arts in Poblacion.

Museo ng Makati will be open for free until April 16, 2017 then will be closed until further notice.

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