The Scene: Hot Date Weekend!

Looking for something interesting to do this weekend? Perhaps you're tired of being a predictable date? No worries! Here are some of our recommendations: (You can thank us later.) Jo SiMalaya's Singing Plants

Jo SiMalaya standing in front of her installation of 4 leafy green potted plants

Presented by the FADO Performance Art Centre: Jo SiMalaya will be be playing the Singing Plants. You are invited to bring your kubings, kulintangs, hearts and imaginations, and experience what unfolds... (more info)

Eating With Lola by Catherine Hernandez

A puppet with grey curly hair seated before an empty plate with a spoon and fork

Lola (“Grandmother” in Filipino) is so old and sick she has to be spoon fed by her granddaughter, Grace. But it wasn’t always like this. Over the course of her final meal on earth, Lola explains how it was always her job to find food—even if that meant stealing it. Part confession, part revelation, Lola’s epic tale unravels the entire modern history of Manila from the time of the Thomasites to the second wave of Filipino migration to the United States— one spoonful at a time. (more info)

Rod Dioso at Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts

A photo of digital artist Rod Dioso, juxtaposed with his current work entitled "La Catedral"

Rod’s artworks will make its appearance at the Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (984 Queen Street West, M6J 1H1), as part of the Salon V Group Show. The exhibit runs from January 12 to 30, and the opening reception is on January 13, 7:00-10:00pm.

15% of all sales made at this event will be donated to the Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture. Be inspired! Tell all your friends, come out, and support Filipino talent! (more info)

Have a great weekend, folks!