8 events to go to this weekend (September 22 to September 24)

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The “Silken Courts and Mindanao Tapestry” exhibit at the Yuchengco Museum on Sept. 23 highlights weaving traditions of the Maranao, Bagobo, B’laan, Kaulo, Mandaya, Subanen, and T’boli ethno-linguistic groups. Photo from YUCHENGCO MUSEUM/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, browse through an exhibit of weaving traditions, join a festival on black and white photography, dance to rap and hip-hop, attend a talk on visual storytelling, watch a brass quintet performance, participate in an international design conference, explore the history of old Manila, and discuss art in provinces with a Philippine art historian.

Exhibit reception for silken courts and Mindanao tapestry

The Yuchengco Museum presents an exhibit that highlights weaving traditions of the Maranao, Bagobo, B’laan, Kaulo, Mandaya, Subanen, and T’boli ethno-linguistic groups on Saturday, Sept. 23. Curated by Floy Quintos, the exhibit will also display couture pieces by the Davao Fashion and Design Council Foundation, which were inspired by weaving practices in the region.

Yuchengco Museum is located at RCBC Plaza, Cor. Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave., Makati. For more information, check out their Facebook event page.



MONØmania: A Black and White Photofest

This two-day black and white photofest starts on Sept. 23 until Sept. 24, with an exhibition that features more than 300 artists from the Philippines and abroad. The event will also include workshops on how to develop black and white films, portfolio reviews led by local experts, and talks that will all revolve around black and white photography. Spearheaded by photographer Erin Nøir, the photofest will be held in Vetro (135 Congressional Road, Project 8, Quezon City). For more information, visit their Facebook page.



Visual storytelling

Award-winning filmmaker and Sony ambassador Carlo Ledesma will lead a discussion on visual storytelling on Saturday, Sept. 23, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Acceler8 Coworking. The session will also allow attendees to get to know more of Carlo’s work, his photography techniques, and his life as a filmmaker. The event is co-presented by Sony Philippines and is free to the public.

Acceler8 Coworking is located at UB/F 111, Paseo de Roxas, Legaspi, Makati. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.



Manila to Bagtown: Hip-hop and Streetwear party

Artists from Manila are heading to Baguio on Sept. 23 to perform at the Hip-hop and Streetwear party in The Artisan’s Resto Bar, INN 22, Upper Session Road, Baguio. Filipino rapper Mike Swift and experimental hip hop band Go Smoke Mary are among the guests of the event. Other performances include Ghettomellow, C135VERSE, HYZ, Lalaville Music Ent., Al Walthari, and Baryo Berde. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.



Curator’s talk with Prof. Santiago Albano Pilar

Philippine art historian and UP history professor Santiago Albano Pilar is giving a talk on the distinct features of art in the provinces of the Philippines on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2 p.m., at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. His talk will highlight the lesser known artists in the provinces and their respective works. The regular lecture fee is at ₱150, and ₱120 for students, senior citizens, and PWDs.

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila is located at the BSP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Malate, Manila. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.



Manila Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet Performance

A brass quintet performance by the Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will serenade an audience on Sunday, Sept. 24, 5 p.m. at The Deck, Ayala Malls Circuit, Circuit Makati. MSO is the first orchestra in the Philippines and is one of the oldest orchestras in Asia. Learn more about the event and the historic group through their Facebook event page.



Intramuros Open House

The Intramuros Administration opens its doors to the public as they jumpstart tourism week together with Viva Manila. From Sept. 23 to Sept. 24, the historic area will host garden parties, bike tours, botanical walks, art exhibits, musical performances, and food bazaars.

Entrance fees at Fort Santiago, Baluarte San Diego, and Casa Manila will be waived, and secret dungeons will also be opened up for visitors who want to discover the stories that surround old Manila. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.



International Design Conference 2017

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Design Center of the Philippines hosts this year’s International Design Conference, with the slogan “We Design,” at The Eye, Green Sun Hotel, 2285 Chino Roces Ave. Extension, Makati. Catch the last day of the conference on Friday, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and immerse in a design-driven culture all day long.

The conference is aimed at business leaders, policy makers, academic professionals, and government officials who are keen on integrating human-centered design into their organizations. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.