4 events to check out this Jan 11 to 17

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“Sayaw sa Gera ug Tindera” is a blended event about the roots of Sinulog and features performances and a heritage trail adventure. Photo from PALM GRASS THE CEBU HERITAGE HOTELl/FACEBOOK

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This week, feed your cultural curiosity with these art shows and talks on Philippine history.

"Sayaw sa Gera ug Tindera"

On Jan. 14, retrace the roots of Sinulog by this panel discussion on the pre-colonial Babaylan ritual, the Sulu roots of the Sinulog, and our 500-year old devotion to the Sto. Nino. The panelists are former USC Cebuano Studies Center Director Dr. Erlinda Alburo, USC DASH Chair Prof. Laila Labajo, and UP Diliman IIS Prof. Darwin Absari.

“Sayaw sa Gera ug Tindera” is a blended event with performances and a heritage trail adventure.

Visit this link for more information on the event and instructions on how to register.

Events will be held at the Palm Grass The Cebu Heritage Hotel, 68 General Junquera Street, Barangay Kalubihan, Cebu City.

"Mapping Philippine Material Culture"

The SOAS University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) is launching a Philippine Studies initiative through their Digital Humanities Archival project. The online inventory is a repository of “photographic and textual data of Philippine holdings from museums and collections around the world and aggregates the data in an easy-to- navigate, all-in-one sortable portal.” The project will go live on January 15th and will be free to use without a paywall.

The project launch will be accompanied by a conversation with Marian Pastor Roces, independent curator and critic of political and art systems, who will explain why "an aggregated inventory is needed to map this landscape of diasporic objects."

Register for the event here.

"Binding II"

Blanc Gallery’s “Binding II” will showcase new zines from 17 artists including Allan Balisi, Nice Buenaventura, Bad Student, Hulyen, and Cos Zicarelli.

Take a peek at the zines through Blanc Gallery’s Facebook page. The exhibit is up unti Jan. 30. 

Blanc Gallery is located at 145 Katipunan, St. Ignatius Village, Quezon City.

"Flower Girls"

For her first exhibit, Mags Ocampo spent her December picking flowers in the garden tended by her grandmother in Tarlac. The result is an array of collage and digital mixed media art that play with forms and colors.

“Flower Girls” can be visited by appointment at Futurist. The pieces can also be viewed and purchased through the Futurist website.

Futurist is located at 5062 Guerrero St., Poblacion, Makati.