Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, watch dramatic readings of plays written by women at the CCP, head to an affordable art fair in Makati, catch the album launches of two local indie bands, join a music prod’s fourth anniversary gig, and attend a free film screening at an art gallery.
Head to Makati this weekend for another art fair, this time featuring affordable pieces priced ₱ 50,000 and below. Burgeoning collectors can build their collections with the range of paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and new media up for sale this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Art in the Park will be held at the Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Celebrate Women’s Month this weekend at the CCP’s annual Readathon — a free event where plays written by female playwrights from around the country will be dramatically performed by actors and writers.
On Friday, watch playwrights read their own monologues, including Mary Carling’s “Tan-Aw,” Sittie Jehanne Mutin’s “Sdap so Marawi: Bakwit Monologue,” and Tessa Belleza’ “Ang Puno ng Mangga.” Theatre actors will also perform Kristinne Nigel Santos’ “Si Marikit Sa Buwan ng Mayo.” There will also be a talk by Pinoy Kids Read Pinoy Books Book Club (PRPB) on reading for children. An open fair by female makers will be held at the Silangan Hall.
On Saturday, watch The Performance Laboratory put on performances of 5-minute scripts by women playwrights, including Venise Buenaflor’s “Tuhoy,” Charlene Tupas’ “Padya,” “Katrina Danielle Ledesma’s “Decisions,” Valerie Durias’ “A Dilemma of an Artist as a Post-Grad,” Erica Marie Magdato’s “Amiga,” and Jorejane Onlayao’s “Merry Krismas.” A book discussion of “Manga Tutul A Palapa (Recipes and Memories from Ranao)” will also be held by PRPB. Lastly, there will be a Gandang Ganda Sa Sariling Gawa zine fair at Silangan Hall.
Readathon is happening from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
This Friday, folk-punk trio The Sleepyheads will be launching their fourth album, released as a cassette tape entitled “Bootleg English.” At the launch, musicians like Pastilan Dong, Brain Twins, Stray Mullets, Itos Ledesma, and Juan Isip will also be performing.
The album launch is happening at SaGuijo from 8 p.m. onwards.
SaGuijo is located at 7612 Guijo St., San Antonio Village, Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Join music production group The Rest is Noise as they celebrate their fourth anniversary with performances by BP Valenzuela, Nights of Rizal and The One Pesos, NINNO, Delinquent Society, AOUI, Tide/Edit, She’s Only Sixteen, and UDD.
The gig is happening on Friday, 9 p.m. at Route 196. Tickets cost P300 for guests arriving before 9 p.m. and P350 from 9 p.m. onwards. Summer Noise tickets will also be available at the show.
Route 196 is located at Katipunan Ave., Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Garage-folk band Ourselves the Elves are releasing their debut album this Saturday with a performance at One Two Three Block. The album, entitled “Self is Universe” is described by the band as “a collection of songs lying on the seam between a person’s inner world and the cosmos around it.” Performing alongside the bad are Pinkmen, Turncoats, Breakfast Clouds, and Diego Castillo.
Gates open at 8 p.m. Entrance fee is ₱250 and ₱450 with an accompanying “Self is Universe” CD.
One Two Three Block is located at 123 Pioneer St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Art gallery Bellas Artes Projects is holding a film screening this Saturday at 7 p.m., featuring the film “Humain, trop humain.” Directed by renowned French feature filmmaker and documentarist Louis Malle, “Humain” is described as Malle’s “meditative investigation of the inner workings of an automobile plant,” revealing his fascination with and respect for “everyday lives of everyday people.”
The film screening is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Bellas Artes Outpost.
The Bellas Artes Outpost is located at 2/F The Alley at Karrivin, 2316 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.