What to do and where to go this long weekend (September 1 to September 3)

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Indie rock band Taken By Cars will launch the vinyl record of their third full-length album “Plagues” on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 20:20 bar. Image from TAKEN BY CARS' PLAGUES VINYL LAUNCH PARTY/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This long weekend, go to different countries through their respective silent films, take part in a revival of one of Makati’s party scenes, learn the secrets of photographing people from a French photographer, celebrate the release of a local band’s new vinyl record, raise funds for an acclaimed actor’s medical expenses, and watch a documentary about migrant women workers.

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SPIT for Spanky

On Thursday, Aug. 31, improv group SPIT will be holding a fundraising for the medical expenses of veteran actor Spanky Manikan, who is battling cancer. For ₱500, you get a drink and a two-hour show from SPIT, and all proceeds will go to Manikan’s medical needs. The show will start at 9 p.m. at Commune, 36 Polaris St., Poblacion, Makati. To make a reservation, visit their Facebook event page.

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International Silent Film Festival

A series of classic and contemporary silent films from across the globe will be screened during the 11th International Silent Film Festival at Shangri-La Plaza, from Aug. 31 to Sept 3. The film showing will be scored live by contemporary musicians such as Tom’s Story, Talahib People’s Music, Rivermaya, Sandwich, and Flippin Soul Stompers. Admission is free but seats are first come, first served. Shangri-La Plaza is located at EDSA cor. Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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Taken By Cars’ “Plagues” Vinyl Launch Party

Join indie rock band Taken By Cars as they launch the vinyl record of their third full-length album “Plagues” on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 20:20 bar. It will also be the premiere of the music video for “Turn of the Tide” directed by King Palisoc. There will be performances by Sandwich and Cheats, and DJ sets by CRWN, Madz Abubakar (Abdel-Aziz), and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

20:20 is located at 2235 Chino Roces Ave., Makati. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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The Pasong Tamo Revival

 

Be part of “The Pasong Tamo Revival” party on Friday, Sept. 1, also at 20:20 bar. The party will be reminiscent of underground warehouse foam parties where there is “the vibe of people giving zero fucks about anything.” Dance to the tunes of Dave Ruff, Nomoclassiq, and French DJs Croki and B2B Wallys.

20:20 is at 2235 Chino Roces Ave., Makati. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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People Photography

French photographer Pierre de Vallombreuse will discuss the intricacies and complexities of photographing people on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2 p.m., at the National Museum of Fine Arts, P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Manila. This talk is part of “The Valley,” an exhibition that celebrates the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between France and the Philippines. The exhibit will feature 81 photographs and over a hundred digital photos that is open to the public starting Thursday, Aug. 31.

The event is a collaboration between the National Museum, Alliance Francaise de Manille, Embassy of France in the Philippines and Micronesia, and the National Commission on Culture and the Arts. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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Film Screening: “Visualizing the Voices of Migrant Women Workers”

Watch the film screening of “Visualizing the Voices of Migrant Women Workers,” a compilation of 42 one-minute videos strewn together by domestic workers, ethnic minorities, and asylum-seekers who attended the 2017 Voices of Women — Hong Kong University participatory video workshop earlier this year. The videos offer a snapshot of the lives of refugees, migrants, and ethnic minorities, as well as a glimpse into parts of Hong Kong that are rarely seen.

There will also be a discussion led by Dr. Jean Encinas-Franco on the politics of migration and the narrative that surrounds overseas workers. The event is hosted by Bellas Artes Projects, and will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2 at the Bellas Artes Outpost, 2/F, The Alley at Karrivin, 2316 Chino Roces Ave., Makati. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.