‘Aswang’ in America: Fil-American author Jason Tanamor unveils horror novel ‘Vampires in Portlandia’

Living in fear is something Filipinos are all too familiar with. These days, many are worried about what lies ahead, and if we could even go back to our “normal” lives after the COVID-19 pandemic ends. Centuries ago, our ancestors were fearful of monsters, including the shape-shifting aswang, a mythical creature that devours its victims ...

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‘Walk’ on Intramuros’ cobbled streets with this sweeping virtual tour

‘Walk’ on Intramuros’ cobbled streets with this sweeping virtual tour

If you had trouble hauling your ass to the walled city of Intramuros to soak in some culture before the lockdown even started, there’s zero chance of doing it now. Luckily...

(Don’t) Panic: This online art exhibit records COVID-19 feelings through toilet paper

(Don’t) Panic: This online art exhibit records COVID-19 feelings through toilet paper

OK, so Filipinos aren’t big on toilet paper use in the crapper—we’re a bidet and tabo (water dipper) using nation. But this isn’t why online art exhibit Paper Panic...

Prima ballerina Lisa Macuja to offer free online ballet classes

Prima ballerina Lisa Macuja to offer free online ballet classes

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic might not have many people in the mood for dancing, but that may change now that prima ballerina Lisa Macuja Elizalde is offering a free 30-minute...

Famed screenwriter Ricky Lee to give free online workshop for budding wordsmiths

Famed screenwriter Ricky Lee to give free online workshop for budding wordsmiths

Boredom is setting in for many Filipinos affected by the Luzon lockdown, but veteran screenwriter Ricky Lee is trying to make things a tad easier for them by offering a free...

Summer Metro Manila Film Festival postponed due to city’s monthlong lockdown

Summer Metro Manila Film Festival postponed due to city’s monthlong lockdown

The organizers of the first-ever Summer Metro Manila Manila Film Festival (MMFF) announced yesterday that the event will be postponed due to the city’s monthlong lockdown...

Weekend Warrior (March 12-15): Prize-winning drama, pretty crystals, and a night just for nerds

Weekend Warrior (March 12-15): Prize-winning drama, pretty crystals, and a night just for nerds

True blue Manileños, recent transplants, and visitors to our city all know — there is never a lack of things to do in Manila. This is Coconuts Manila’s guide to all things...

Coming Attractions: Erotic thriller, coming-of-age flick streaming for free starting this month

Coming Attractions: Erotic thriller, coming-of-age flick streaming for free starting this month

Didn’t catch coming-of-age flick Edward or erotic thriller Adan when they screened in local film festivals last year? Well, now you can remedy that error without even...

‘Eat Bulaga’ nixes live audience, Art in the Park postponed following rise in coronavirus cases

‘Eat Bulaga’ nixes live audience, Art in the Park postponed following rise in coronavirus cases

The Philippines’ longest-running noontime TV show has closed its doors to live audiences, while Manila’s foremost “affordable art” fair has been postponed...

Weekend Warrior (March 5-8): A hot-air balloon show, a shutterbug fair, and peak high school nostalgia

Weekend Warrior (March 5-8): A hot-air balloon show, a shutterbug fair, and peak high school nostalgia

True blue Manileños, recent transplants, and visitors to our city all know — there is never a lack of things to do in Manila. This is Coconuts Manila’s guide to all things...


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For reviews, previews and the latest happenings in the Manila arts scene, head on to the Coconuts Manila arts section. Manila is home to interesting Filipino artists who are more than willing to share their insights and creative process. We love chatting up with painters or film makers who give us a more in-depth look into their work. We also have listings of must-see exhibits, must-watch plays and must-catch gigs. The writers of Coconuts Manila are avid supporters of local artists, and we always try to spread the word about their work.

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