Gabii Sa Kabilin (GSK) 2011 offers 18

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You heard it right! A total of 18 museums and heritage sites are prepared for this upcoming Gabii Sa Kabilin 2011 which is basically be happening from 6:00 pm to 12:00 midnight of May 27, 2011. Are you still thinking of how to end your Summer? Think no more, set your schedule and bring all family members and join this yearly event. With just PHP 150.00, you can now avail the rides from and going to different Museums and so with the unlimited pass to every Museums and heritage sites. Concern on your children's security? Don't worry for the CCPO will deploy police personnel to each of the Museum and Heritage sites.

A line-up of Kartillas ready for blessing

A Priest started the blessings

So before giving the details, you need to prepare the following items to last the 6-hours tour; extra T-shirt, a bottle of drinking water or maybe make it two, a towel and some foods or finger foods and please take a rest before the event so that you have the super energy to enjoy the event.

About The Event:

"Gabii sa Kabailin" is Cebuano for Night of Heritage and patterned after a long night of Museums in Germany and other European countries. The event is designed to draw foreign and local tourists, but most especially Cebuanos, to visit Museums. It aims to reinforce the belief that local museums are venues for the understanding and appreciation of Cebuano history and culture. But beyond that it also discounts the stereotype of museums as mere repositories of "dead objects"; rather as venues for live cultural activities.

A side-view of Cathredral Museum of Cebu

Said to be an old deep well

The award-winning Gabii Sa Kabilin is a program of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) in partnership with the Visayas Association of Museums and Galleries Inc. It is also supported by the local government and private sectors. This year, the participating museums are the following:

Casa Gorordo Museum
Featured Program: Youth and Music, featuring Children's Orchestra Marigondon Public School
Other attractions: Izarzuri Vidal

Cathedral Museum of Cebu
Featured Program: Storytelling
Other attractions: Performances by the Youth

Fort San Pedro
Featured Program: Tribal Band
Other attractions: Movie on cebu History, Cultural Dances

A musical band which performed at Casa Gorordo last year

A Rizal Role play by USPF artists

Some of the give-aways for "buy"

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House
Featured Program: Santacruzan sa Parian procession. Dinner for a Cause and cultural show of Folk Dances

Museo Sugbo
Featured Program: Cebuano Sayaw
Other attractions: Cooking demo for budbud kabog; weaving demo for hablon

University of Southern Philippines Foundation Rizal Museum
Featured Program: Night Market of Colon Street Vendors
Other attractions: Book fair of cebuano magazines and books; performances by the USPF Orchestral band

Museo Parian sa Sugbo (previously named 1730 Jesuit House)
Featured Program: Cebuano Songs
Other attractions: Harpist performances

Sacred Heart Alternative Gallery
Featured Program: Art Fair (this includes pieces by Cebu Artists Inc., Tente Pusod, Tuslob Buwa, Cebu Art Association, Academy Artists, Nueves Artists, Pintal Group. The gallery also features the other side of architects and photography and art pieces by independent artists.
Other attractions: Performance art by Russ Ligtas. potrait session for PHP 500 per sketch

Cebu Normal University Museum
Featured Program: World War II Memorabilia

Cebu City Museum
Featured Program: Paintings depicting the rich history of Cebu from pre-Hispanic period to contemporary times. The paintings are masterpieces of Cebu's finest and best artists such as the works of Celso Pepito, Jesus Rona and Mariano Vidal.
Other attractions: Cultural dance performances, lecture on the Batthe of Tres de Abril by cebuano historian Dionisio Sy

Mandaue City Central Plaza
Featured Program: Demo of delicacies of Mandaue (Rizal-Bonifacio Stage)
Other attractions: Presentation of Mandaue School of the Arts

and featuring some of the heritage sites:

Plaza Independencia
Featured Program: Fire Dance
Other attractions: Fiesta band, Trivia Night

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
Basilica del Sto. Nino
Sacred Heart Church
Heritage of Cebu Monument
Plaza Hamabar
Plaza Sugbo

An old Clock for display at 1730 Jesuit House
An old relic hang at the entrance door

Harpist as attraction last year at Museo Parian Sa Sugbo

An old Ceiling opened for view at 1730 Jesuit House

The only cultural event of its kind in the Philippines and Asia, the Gabii sa Kabilin opens the doors of participating museums beyond regular hours up to midnight on the last Friday of the Philippine National Heritage Month of May and culminating the International Museum Day.

For more information or ticket inquiries, you may check below contact:
Casa Gorordo Museum
Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc.
35 Lopez Jaena street
Cebu City 6000 Philippines

Tel. No: (6332) 418-7234 local 703
Fax No: (6332) 418-7234 local 516

Note: All photos shown above are taken at Gabii Sa Kabilin last year. These are owned by and Mark Monta. Copying and distribution of such pictures are prohibited

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