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at the Instituto Cervantes de Manila Video games are no longer just a form of entertainment. The industry, its customers and its technology have immensely progressed in the past three decades. With the entertainment software now becoming as one of the fastest growing industries, video games are interactive artworks now embedded in our daily life.

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Instituto Cervantes de Manila presents "Arsgames: Past and Present of the Videogame in Spanish," an interactive exhibit that features audio-visual samples of the Spanish video games from the beginning of the cultural and economic activity of the 1980s to the present evolution in the last years. The exhibit runs from Sept. 14 to 30. "Arsgames: Past and Present of the Videogame in Spanish" is organized by Instituto Cervantes de Manila in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in the Philippines and the Spanish Agency International Cooperation for Development (AECID). Admission to this event is free. For more information, call 526-1482 or visit http://manila.cervantes.es. Instituto Cervantes de Manila is at 855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila. Twelve artists at ArtistSpace Featuring the works of twelve artists, "Diversities" celebrate the degree of variation that an artist can produce and the manifold styles of artists in the Philippines today. Monnar Baldemor, Aaron Bautista, Joey Cobcobo, Carlos Francisco II, Honesto Guiruela III, Derrick Macutay, Dennis Sio Montera, Tad Pagaduan, Herbert Pimpiño, Christian Regis, Marga Rodriguez, and Isidro Santos headline this group exhibit. Perhaps a brainchild of ceratin mixtures, "Diversities" is with quite a variety of styles ranging from abstraction, to painting-installation, back to figuration. "Diversities" officially opened on Sept. 15 at Ayala Museum ArtistSpace. The public have the chance to view the exhibit until Sept. 28. ArtistSpace is located at the second-floor Glass Lane of Ayala Museum, Makati Ave. cor. De la Rosa St., Greenbelt Park, Makati City, accessible via Greenbelt 4 walkway. Admission to the gallery is free. For more information, call 757-7117 to 21 local 24 or 35. Jenny Cortes at the Crucible Gallery Jenny Cortes opened "Galâ-isipan," a solo exhibition of sculptures at The Crucible Gallery, fourth floor, Building A of SM Megamall on Sept. 20. "Galâ-isipan" (Daydreamer) is an imaginative exploration of biomorphic forms. The works draw inspiration from varied sea, air and terrestrial creatures. The relief, mobile, free-standing and functional works are presented for interactive appreciation. Done in wood, each piece is handcrafted using traditional techniques of woodworking. This is the artist's seventh solo exhibit. It runs until Oct. 2. For details, call 635-6061. Gantimpala Theater presents Ibong Adarna After the successful back-to-back run of the historical dramas Kanser (Noli Me Tangere) and El Filibusterismo, Gantimpala Theater presents the enchanting Ibong Adarna, a play based on the Corrido at Buhay na Pinagdaanan nang Tatlong Principeng Magkakapatid na Anak ng Haring Fernando at nang Reina Valeriana sa Kahariang Berbania, written by Ed Maranan, under the direction of Roobak Valle. Three dons and brothers from the Kingdom of Berbania, Don Pedro, Don Diego and Don Juan set out to capture the illusive creature, as commanded by their

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mother Reyna Valeriana, whose enchanted songs, are the cure to their father's foreboding illness, Haring Fernando. Performances are on Sept. 23, 24 and 30 and Oct. 1 (10 a.m./2 p.m.) at the AFP Theater, in Quezon City; Oct. 7 and 8 (11 a.m./2 p.m.) at the Cinema 3, SM Southmall, in Las Piñas City. For tickets and other queries, call 899-5911 or 978-5622 or visit www.gantimpalatheater.multiply.com or www.faceboook.com/gantimpala. Yuchengco Museum launches culture and media program Yuchengco Museum recently launched Culture and Media, a new program direction for cultural information and education to center on media practitioners and writers. One of the initiatives under this program is Writing about Arts and Culture, a series of workshops that will teach writing about arts, culture and heritage for a wider audience. In partnership with Writer's Block Philippines (WBP), a memorandum of agreement was signed on Sept. 12 by WBP founders Niña Terol-Zialcita and Nikka Sarthou and museum curator Jeannie Javelosa.

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