9 events to go to this weekend (October 6 to October 8)

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The biggest Spanish film festival in Asia, Pelíkula, starts on Oct. 5 until Oct. 15. Celebrating their 16th year, the festival will feature over 20 films from Spanish and Latin America. Photo from INSTITUTO CERVANTES DE MANILA/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, watch films from Spain and Latin America, learn how to write your name in Mangyan, attend a workshop on journaling for mental health, listen to a panel discussion on design thinking, join the launch of a comic book and a hip-hop and rap album, celebrate the music of a Filipino composer and ethnomusicologist, and appreciate the craft of taka papier-mâché.

Pelíkula 2017

The biggest Spanish film festival in Asia, Pelíkula, starts on Oct. 5 until Oct. 15 at Greenbelt 3 Cinemas, Makati. Celebrating their 16th year, the festival will feature over 20 films from Spanish and Latin America. One of the movies included in the film is “1898. Los ultimos de Filipinas,” a 2016 movie about the 1898 Baler siege where Spanish military men sought refuge at a church in the Philippines. Spanish director Sally Gutiérrez will also show her documentary “Ta acorda ba Tu el Filipinas?” which will be the world premiere of her work. For the full lineup of the movies, check their Facebook event page.



Bamboo Whispers Art Activity, Symposium, and Bazaar

From Oct. 7 to Oct. 25, the Ayala Museum will host an exhibition of artefacts, scripts, and Mangyan ambahan, a traditional poetry of the Mangyans in Oriental Mindoro. In celebration of the National Indigenous Peoples Month, there will be art activities where participants will learn how they can write their names in Mangyan. For more information, check their Facebook event page.



Spill the Beans: Design Thinking

Spill the Beans, a quarterly gathering where practices and ideas are exchanged, is on its third installment on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Acceler8 Coworking, Paseo de Roxas, Makati. The topic will revolve around design thinking and how this has transformed different industries. Speakers of the event are architect Arts Serrano, graphic designer Dan Matutina, chef Jordy Navarra, and design consultant Miguel Aranaz. The event is hosted by Purveyr and Yardstick. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.



Beyond Vol. 2 Comic Book Launch

Join the book launch of the second volume of the Beyond Comics series on Saturday, Oct. 7, 4 p.m., at The Studio, Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street. Beyond Vol. 2 includes works of comic artists Hulyen, Mika Bakani, and Rian Gonzales, in which they illustrate stories of love, adventure, and classic Filipino tales. Comic fans who want their books signed by the artists will get a chance at 5 p.m. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.



The Lesser of Your Greater Friends : Official Album Launch

Hip-hop and rap artist Calix launches his official album “The Lesser of Your Greater Friends” on Friday, Oct. 6 at Mow’s, Kowloon House Basement, 20 Matalino St., Quezon City. There will also be performances by Blkd, Ilustrados, Apok the Death Architect, Emar Industriya, Space Impakto, Rvrd, Tulala, and Sanggang Dikit, among others. The entrance fee is ₱200 and free stickers by 8-bitfiction will be given away for every purchase of the album. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.



NeoFilipino 2017: Other Matters

NeoFilipino, a platform started in 1987 where Filipino choreographers mix dance with other art forms, presents its third rung of a three-part choreographers’ series on Oct. 7 to Oct. 8 at Tanghalang Aurelio, Cultural Center of the Philippines. Their third installment is called Other Matters because they aim for dance to be a platform where their voices can be heard on “other matters” such as social media, homosexuality, and democratic society.

The Cultural Center of the Philippines is located at the CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.



Maceda 100: Attitude of the Mind (Artist Talk)

“Maceda 100: Attitude of the Mind,” an exhibition that celebrates Filipino composer and ethnomusicologist José Montserrat Maceda, opened on Sept. 26 and will run until Dec. 2 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. On Saturday, Oct. 7, there will be an “Artist Talk” at the same venue. Dayan Yraola, the curator of the exhibit, invited six artists to create pieces for the show. This includes archival installations curated by Ricky Francisco, audio-visual works by Leo Abaya, art installation by Ringo Bunoan, robotic music piece by Tad Ermitaño, and a digital rendition of Maceda’s compositions by Malek Lopez and Arvin Nogueras.

The exhibit is a collaboration between the UP Center for Ethnomusicology and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, with the support of the Museum Foundation, Inc., UNESCO Natcom Philippines, and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.



Takatak Project at the MET

Taka, a term originating from Paete, Laguna, refers to papier-mâché that uses wooden sculpture as mold. Taka inspired Mary Velmonte to start the Takatak project five years ago, aiming to make younger people appreciate the craft behind the practice. Velmonte will hold another taka-making workshop on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. The workshop fee is ₱700, which includes access to the museum, a guided tour, a workshop kit, and two taka horses.

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



Creative Journaling for Mental Health: a workshop & pop-up

Mental health organizations Tala and Silakbo PH collaborate with essayist Belle O. Mapa, the woman behind the blog Tita Bullet Journal, for a workshop on how to create a journal where one can “destress, compose your thoughts, and manage your anxieties.” The session will be on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Commune, Polaris St., Poblacion, Makati.

Attendees of the workshop will not only be taught how to be more creative in decluttering their thoughts, they will also have first dibs on the pop-up shop that will offer various kinds of clothing, stickers, and merchandise. The workshop fee is ₱1,500. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.