Pedicab’s album launch, ‘Hanging Out’ season finale screening party, and more in this weekend’s event guide

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The Manila Transitio Festival is a commemoration of the 1945 Battle of Manila. Its eighth edition takes place this weekend, featuring a public picnic, an art exhibition, and a community ritual. Photo from VIVA MANILA/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, attend the album launch parties of two notable local electronic acts, watch the season finale of the first Filipino gay web series in a screening party, buy the works of some of the most promising local comics artists in an art market, indulge in three art shows at the same time in one gallery, and join a festival commemorating an important part of Philippine history.

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Pedicab’s “Remuda Triangle” album launch

This weekend, the dance punk band Pedicab are putting their alien suits on for the launch of their vinyl album, “Remuda Triangle.” The release party will feature performances by Pedicab, Taken by Cars, Flying Ipis, Tom’s Story, and Bignay Soundsystem, as well as an Aliens of Manila installation by Leeroy New, the artist who designed the costume helmets of Pedicab. The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 9 p.m., at the Historia Boutique Bar & Restaurant, 5 Sgt. Esguerra Ave., South Triangle, Quezon City. Entrance costs ₱250 with a free drink, or ₱1200 with a copy of the album, and a free drink. For more info, visit Pedicab’s preorder page.

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Hang Over: “Hanging Out”'s finale screening party

Hanging Out,” the first Filipino gay web series, will be holding a party for the premiere of the final episode of its first season. Right before the screening, there will be live performances by the electro-pop band Moonwlk and the spoken word artist Juan Miguel Severo. The cast of the series will be hosting a drinking game with the audience along with a marathon of “Hanging Out” episodes one to five. The event also doubles as the launch of Team Magazine’s 8th issue, “Thinking Queerly.” There will be a karaoke segment and Team merch will be sold, all happening on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. at Commune, 36 Polaris St., Poblacion, Makati. Entrance fee is ₱350 with a free drink, and the first 30 to arrive get a free copy of “Thinking Queerly.” For more details, visit Team Magazine’s Facebook page.

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The third Filipino komiks and art market is happening this weekend, with over 300 participating artists launching and selling their latest works, in the form of komiks, artworks, stickers, prints, postcards, and more. Among the local comics creators whose new works will be showcased are Vincent Lapuz, Mong Aya, Vee Jocson, Dennis Sebastian, and Mervin Malonzo. Komiket will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Centris Elements, Eton Centris, EDSA cor. Quezon Ave., Quezon City. Entrance costs ₱50. For a more complete list of comics creators, visit Komiket’s Facebook page.

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To the End of the World: Joee & I debut album launch

The electronic avant-pop artist Joee Mejias, who goes by the artist name Joee & I, will be releasing her first album this weekend, in an audiovisual concert. The show is a translation of Mejias’ extensive work in sound and video, and will feature a combined ensemble of traditional, electronic, and built instruments played by her backing band. The psychedelic world rock band Wilderness will be opening the concert, which will be performed in collaboration with visual artists Jeona Zoleta and members of the Mvltiverse collective for the set and projection design, among others. Presented by Heresy and Fringe Manila, the show will be on Friday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. at Power Mac Center Spotlight on level 2 of Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, Makati. Tickets cost ₱350 and are available on TicketWorld.

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Artinformal solo and group shows

Three shows are opening simultaneously at Artinformal this weekend. At the main gallery, there will be a group show entitled “Other Things in the World,” showcasing the works of Jan Balquin, Nice Buenaventura, Nicole Tee, Juni Salvador, Lubin Nepomuceno, Van Tuico, Reg Yuson, curated by Nilo Ilarde. There will be a solo exhibits by Ronald Achacoso in the big room, and Raena Abella in the inner room. All three exhibitions will be opening on Friday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m., at Artinformal, 277 Connecticut St., Greenhills East, Mandaluyong. For more info, visit Artinformal’s Facebook page.

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Manila Transitio 1945

The Manila Transitio Festival is a commemoration of the 1945 Battle of Manila. In its eighth edition, Manila Transitio 1945’s celebrations include a public picnic where guests can bring their own blankets and picnic baskets, an art exhibition, and a community ritual. With the theme of “Folk Art. Folk Traditions. Folk Music,” this year’s art exhibition features the works of Russ Ligtas, Mitch Garcia, Ian Madrigal, Martin Lorenzo De Mesa, Mars Bugaoan, Jodee Aguillon and Hataw, Leeroy New, Derek Tumala, GA Fallarme, Denis Lagdameo, Rosa Mirasol Esguerra Melencio, and Tad Ermitaño. There will also be live performances by Bayang Barrios, Cookie Chua, and Lolita Carbon, as well as DJ sets by Paolo Garcia of Parallel Uno. Hosted by the Intramuros Administration, Viva Manila, and Carlos Celdran, the festival will be on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Baluarte De San Diego, Sta. Lucia St., Intramuros, Manila. Entrance is on a pay-what-you-can basis, and food and drinks will be sold at the event. For more details, visit Viva Manila’s Facebook page.