7 events to go to this weekend (October 13 to October 15)

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Films from Southeast Asian countries are screening from Oct. 11 to Oct. 15 at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La EDSA, for the Tingin ASEAN Film Festival. Photo from TINGIN ASEAN FILM FESTIVAL/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, catch the screening of quality films from Southeast Asia, immerse yourself on our farmers’ stories, participate in a literary blind date, engage in Filipino heritage through art, score new releases at a comics market, and watch a Grammy-award winning neo-soul musician’s first concert in Manila.                                                        

Tingin ASEAN Film Festival

Films from Southeast Asian countries are screening from Oct. 11 to Oct. 15 at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La EDSA, for the Tingin ASEAN Film Festival. The festival includes movies “A Yellow Bird” and “Iloilo” from Singapore, “Golden Slumbers” from Cambodia, “Dearest Sister” from Laos, “Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria Kirchbaum” from the Philippines, among many others.

 The screenings are accompanied by forums that will discuss the future of film and the contemporary cinemas in the ASEAN region. Directors are also expected to join the forum for a 30-minute Q&A. For more information, check out their Facebook event page.



Lakbay Magsasaka Social Media Forum

Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP, Peasant Movement of the Philippines) is holding a forum for farmers, fishermen, and other workers, who will share their personal stories on Friday, Oct. 13 at Roots Katipunan. In this forum, these workers will also talk about why they are joining the Pambansang Lakbayan ng Magsasaka para sa Lupa at Laban sa Pasismo, a protest caravan from Oct. 16 to Oct. 25.

Roots Katipunan is located at Unit 106, 307 Katipunan Ave., FBR Arcade Building, Quezon City. For more information, check out their Facebook event page.



ManilArt 2017

The national annual art exhibition and art fair, ManilArt, runs from Oct. 12 to Oct. 15 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier. The theme of this year’s exhibition revolves around the Philippines as an ASEAN cultural powerhouse. In collaboration with the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and 37 galleries here and abroad, the exhibition will feature works that display the heritage of Filipino culture — from indigenous and Catholic influences to modern, contemporary approaches. The art fair will also have mosaic-making demonstrations, live-sketching sessions, digital background painting, talks on Mindanao art, artist lectures, and art appreciation walking tours.

SM Aura Premier is located at 8 McKinley Parkway, Taguig. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.



3rd Filipino Komiks Art Market

Feast your eyes at Komiket, a Filipino comics art market featuring around 450 creators as they release new comics, as well as books, postcards, prints, and zines. The market will run from Saturday, Oct. 14 to Sunday, Oct. 15, with the first 1,000 attendees getting a free copy of Kommunity magazine.

Tickets are at ₱100. The market opens at 11 a.m. up to 7 p.m. at Elements at Centris, along EDSA, Quezon City. For more information, visit the Komiket page or the Facebook event page.



Over Photography

Explore the limits of photography and visual representation in “Over Photography,” an exhibition featuring works by Clara Balaguer, Jed Escueta, Czar Kristoff, Kolown, Cocoy Lumbao, Cris Mora, Mawen Ong, Nicole Tee, The Weather Bureau, and MM Yu, and curated by Ringo Bunoan. The show seeks to acknowledge the failings of photography and attempts to “describe things, which are not readily seen.”

The new and recent works will be on view starting Saturday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m., at MO_Space, as part of MO_Space X, a celebration of the gallery’s 10 years of activities. MO_Space is located at 3/F, MOs Design Building, Bonifacio High Street, 9th Ave., Taguig. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.



Erykah Badu Live in Manila

Dubbed the queen of neo-soul, Grammy-awarded musician Erykah Badu will perform on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Harbour Garden Tent at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, as part of her Badu vs. Everythang Tour. It’s Badu’s first time to perform in Manila, as she ends her global tour spanning the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

Tickets are available in gold (₱9,500), silver (₱7,500), and general admission (₱5,500), and may be bought here. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is located along Atang dela Rama St., Pasay. For more information, check the Facebook event page.


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Blind Date with A Book

The Book Stop Project, a pop-up library that aims to foster reading in Filipinos, is joining the Intramuros Open House this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14 and Oct. 15, through their “Blind Date with A Book” event at the The Book Stop Plaza Roma, Intramuros. Manila. The participants will have to bring a book that they want to share, cover the book with wrapping paper, and write down words that describe the book. The participants will then leave the book on the  Blind Date shelf where they can also choose which covered books intrigue them the most.

For more information, check out their Facebook event page.