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The 4th Backdoor Ventures Arts and Music Festival

Start: Aug 29, ’08 10:00am
End: Aug 31, ’08 9:00pm
Location: SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 3, Mandaluyong City

Entrance Fee: PhP100.00, PhP80.00 (Student Discount), Buy 4 get 1 (Group Discount).

Avalon.ph will participate as an exhibitor, primarily of Moleskine Notebooks and Arts, Poetry & Music related books.

Now on its 4th year, the BACKDOOR VENTURES ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL takes it a notch higher yet again to deliver exactly what its growing and diversifying audience looks forward to – a grander lineup of performances, more exceptional artworks, and an extensive array of workshops & symposia catering to art enthusiasts of all ages. Guests can expect an even more enjoyable trade fair experience with the splendid listing of concessionaires and participating institutions.

List of Participants: Museo Pambata, NCCA, MET Museum, Bose, Pulp, JB Music, Adobo Magazine, PSICOM, Mangaholix, Playground, Shirley Halili Cruz, Filigrenasia, Mini-Me, Musik Lokal, Glass House Graphics, Science of Sounds, Dakila PHils. Project Ganymede, Romancing Venus and many others.

List of Activities: Makiling Center for the Arts (Denise Santos Huang), Miko Pepito (Spoken Word), Art/Short Film Showing (Khavn dela Cruz), Arts & Crafts Workshop (Museo Pambata), Laser Light Show (Argon Animation), Comics & Illustration Talk (Glass House Graphics), Romancing Venus (Poetry/Spoken Word), Michael Alba Drum Clinic, Cosplay, Art Workshop (Saturday Group), Fine Art Photography (Talk/Seminar by Wawi Navarroza), Teatro Flamenco, Halili-Cruz Ballet and many others.

List of Performers: The Dawn, The Chongkeys, FMD, Quadro, DJ Impulse, Mayonnaise, Bembol Rockers, Decay Transit, Scarlet Tears, Julianne, Project Fusion, Coffeebreak Island, Joey Pepe Smith & Wally Gonzalez, Sinosikat, Cosmic Love, Bahaghari, The Late Isabel and many others.

Schedule and Performers subject to change without prior notice.

For more information please check out: http://backdoorvent.multiply.com/

Chiaroscuro: Poems by Joel M. Toledo – Book Launch

Congratulations to Mr. Joel M. Toledo – two Palanca awards for Poetry, Meritage Press Poetry Prize in San Francisco, 2006 UK Bridport Prize 2nd place and a longtime Avalon.ph fan of eight plus years – for the release of his upcoming Poetry book (UST Press).

Chiaroscuro: Poems by Joel M. Toledo will launch on August 4, Monday 2008 @ mag:net cafe Katipunan with cocktails at 6:30 pm, followed by the 33rd installment of the Happy Mondays Poetry Nights readings at 8pm.  Featured poets & fictionist listed below:

1. Marjorie Evasco
2. Jimmy Abad
3. Butch Dalisay
4. J. Neil Garcia
5. Marne Kilates
6. Krip Yuson
7. Rebecca Añonuevo
8. Mookie Katigbak
9. Sarge Lacuesta
10. Ramil Gulle
11. Larry Ypil
12. Mikael Co
13. Angelo Suarez
14. Arkaye Kierulf
15. Conchitina Cruz
16. Daryll Delgado
17. Pancho Villanueva
18. Waps San Diego
19. Marie La Viña
20. Joseph Saguid
21. Khavn De la Cruz

Hosted by Lourd De Veyra

Readings up to 10pm, followed by music from Los Chupacabras and Dead Pop Stars.

FREE ADMISSION the whole evening.

Happy Mondays Poetry Nights XXXII – Free Moleskines & Journals!

from ramblingsoul’s blog:

“…the 32nd installment of the Happy Mondays Poetry Nights @ mag:net cafe Katips

reading starts at 730pm sharp. please come earlier as the first 30 guests will get a chance to take home genuine Moleskine notebooks and journals courtesy of Jasper Ong from avalon.ph

FREE ADMISSION the whole evening. This Happy Mondays installment with be hosted by Gabe Mercado….”

Be there!