Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, join a discussion on “call-out culture,” watch “Noli Me Tangere” performed as an opera, attend a film producing workshop led by Monster Jimenez, advance your knowledge on beatmaking and DJ-ing at a workshop for women, trans, and non-binary individuals, catch lectures and workshops on the use of pineapple fiber in clothing, and enjoy a weekend of coffee, culture, and more at the first Manila Coffee Festival.
This weekend, enjoy Jose Rizal’s masterpiece in a different format. “Noli Me Tangere,” The opera is showing at the Cultural Center of the Philippines from March 8 to 10 as a tribute to our National Hero, as well as a way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the cultural center.
Show dates are as follows: March 8, 8 p.m., March 9, 2 p.m., and March 10, 2 p.m. Seats are limited, so make sure to reserve in advance.
The CCP is located at Roxas Blvd., Malate, Pasay City. For ticket prices and other information, visit the Facebook event page or call 0947-168-1714, 0915-819-3459, or 02-998-2356.
If you’ve spent a lot of time on social media, you’ve probably encountered the terms “cancelled” and “call-out culture.” In an era where people are calling for more accountability and awareness of what counts as offensive and acceptable, it may be vital to know the causes and consequences of these emerging ideas. This Saturday, from 5:30 p.m., join the join the group Usapang Lalaki — a group that aims to give women a safe space to discuss issues that affect them while allowing men to listen and learn in a non-judgmental environment — as they unpack call-out culture.
The discussion is happening at Tomato Kick Malingap, located at 19 Malingap St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Filmmaker Monster Jimenez is holding a masterclass on film production this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the UP Film Institute Film Studio in UP Diliman. This is the first session of UPFI’s Women’s Masterclasses, which will be held throughout the month of March.
Monster Jimenez is an award-winning writer and filmmaker who produced films like “Apocalypse Child,” and “Respeto,” among others.
UPFI Film Studio is located at the UP Film Institute Media Center Building, Ylanan Ave., UP Diliman, Quezon City. For registration details and more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Aspiring DJs can look forward to Spoon this weekend — dubbed as a “DJ work space for practical training with CDJs & turntables.” DJs with basic knowledge are given the opportunity to practice, get feedback, and ask question in a workshop led by Berlin-based DJ resom. The workshop prioritizes admission to women, trans, and non-binary people.
The workshop is happening on Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m, at XX XX. There is a participation fee of ₱500, inclusive of food and drinks.
XX XX is located at 20b, La Fuerza Plaza 1, 2241 Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
On Friday, March 8, the world celebrates International Women’s Day. This year, the National Museum of the Philippines will celebrate the event with free lectures and workshops on the uniqueness and versatility of pineapple fiber, which is commonly used in Filipiniana formal wear.
There will be an exhibition at the National Museum of Anthropology where a traveling piña loom and other relevant objects will be on display, and lectures will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 n.n. and an embroidery workshop from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The National Museum of Anthropology is located at Rizal Ave., Manila. For reservations and more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Coffee-lovers are in luck this weekend as the first ever Manila Coffee Festival will be held at the World Trade Center. The event will showcase “the best in Philippine coffee and lifestyle” and will be an opportunity for coffee enthusiasts to enjoy and bond over coffee, food, art, and music.
The event is happening on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The World Trade Center is located at Pasay Ext. cor. Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Pasay City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.