5 events to attend this week of July 27 to August 2

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Walk among the wonders of Old Manila and see what it’s like to live in a different time. Photo from GALLERY OF PRINTS/FACEBOOK

Editor’s note: This guide will be regularly updated throughout the week to include newer events.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — Learn more about Philippine history through online lectures and print exhibits, listen to a Google Meet lecture about masks and how they are essential to the fight against COVID-19, and join a special concert in time for President Duterte’s SONA.

El Sitio de Manila

The exhibit “El Sitio de Manila” is in its final week at the Gallery of Prints in 3/F Glorietta 4, Artspace, Ayala Center, Makati. Walk among the wonders of Old Manila and see what it’s like to live in a different time.

“El Sitio de Manila” runs until July 31 and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Check the event page for more details.

Tinig ng Bayan: SONAGKAISA concert

A star-studded special online concert will be held on Monday, July 27, starting 3 p.m., hosted by Radyo Katipunan 87.9. Expect appearances by Angel Locsin, Ebe Dancel, Maja Salvador, Noel and Gab Cabangon, Frankie Pangilinan, Jodi Sta. Maria, Enchong Dee, The Company, and more.

Visit Radyo Katipunan’s Facebook page for more details.

Mapping the Filipino Culture

Historian Dustin Ancheta explores what it really means to be Filipino today. “Mapping the Filipino Culture” is a lecture about “how the Philippines’ post-colonial past molded its present, how post-colonialism continues to perpetuate that past, and how mapping the Filipino’s culture can help us shape a better future.”

The event is on Wednesday, July 29, at 10:00 a.m. To pre-register and for more details, visit the event page

Online Lecture: Cavite Historical Tourism Trail

Learn more about Cavite as a historical province and birthplace for many of our national heroes such as Emilo Aguinaldo, Julian Felipe, and Mariano Trias. The lecture will be delivered by Emmanuel F. Calairo of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.

The live event is on Thursday, July 30 at 2 p.m. Visit the event page for more details.

Masks: Moral Panic, Science and the Pandemic

Physician and medical anthropologist Gideon Lasco and medical anthropologist Michael Tan of the University of the Philippines will be giving a lecture on the importance of masks in the fight against COVID-19.

The lecture is on Friday, July 31 at 4 p.m. Pre-register here and visit the event page for more details.