6 events to go to this weekend of February 16 to February 18

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A photowalk workshop will be led by Filipino photographers in Escolta on Sunday, Feb. 18. Photo from OPHELIA CREATIVES/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, watch Filipino bands play at a university fair, browse through independent publications in a historical site, join a photography workshop, know more about the works of a renowned Filipino filmmaker, attend a nude painting session, and learn how to read and write in Baybayin.

Tales of Light workshop at Escolta

A photowalk workshop will be led by Filipino photographers in Escolta on Sunday, Feb. 18. The photographers will be tackling various topics on photography: Jen Receno on finding the right light and perception, Tinee Cruz on pursuing your passion for photography, Dj Magbanua on showing your works, Regina Roque on visual storytelling, Eka Gomez on image branding, and Kit de Silva on portrait documentary photography.

The first batch will start at 8:30 a.m. while the second batch will start at 1:30 p.m. The meet-up point will be at The Den, HUB Make Lab First United Building, 413 Escolta St., Binondo, Manila. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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UP Fair Roots

The annual fair of the University of the Philippines is hosting Roots Music Festival on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the UP Sunken Garden. Aegis and rock band Franco will be headlining the festival. The line-up will also include performances by Urbandub, Sandwich, Imago, Orange and Lemons, Ben&Ben, Autotelic, IV of Spades, Pedicab, and Tide/Edit, among others.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. and the show will start at 5 p.m. UP Sunken Garden is located at Roxas Ave., University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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MNL BNL Zine Fest

Manila Biennale, an art exposition inside Intramuros, will have a sound performance by Patrick Cruz on Sunday, Feb. 18, 3 p.m. at Plaza Moriones, Fort Santiago. Cruz will be using field and archival recordings, as the performance aims to be a “sonic portrait” of Intramuros. Alongside this performance is the MNL BNL Zine Fest, which will be featuring independent zines and publications produced and created by artists and writers. Participants for this zine festival include Shireen Seno, 8Letters, Bad Student, KWAGO, Ramon Afable, Electromilk, and Studio Soup Zine Library, among others.

Fort Santiago is located in Intramuros, Manila. For more information, visit the their Facebook event page.

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Ishmael Bernal at the UP Film Center

“Pro Bernal, Anti Bio” is the anti-biography of Ishmael Bernal, a National Artist for Film known for his works that largely revolve around moral and sociocultural issues. On Friday, Feb. 16, the team behind the anti-biography is putting together an exhibit that will feature Bernal artifacts. The venue will also have an area where Bernal’s films like “Nunal Sa Tubig” and “Working Girls” will be screened.

The exhibit and film screening will be at the Ishmael Bernal Gallery in the UP Film Center located at Osmeña Ave., University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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The Life Drawing Session: Deities of Ancient Egypt

Pens N’ Brushes, an art event management company, is hosting a nude painting session on Saturday, Feb. 17, 6 p.m. at Green Sun Hotel. The drawing session seeks to take the attendees to a journey of Ancient Egypt “where powerful Gods and Goddesses ruled and were worshipped by their people.”

Early bird ticket costs ₱600 while the regular rate is ₱700. Green Sun Hotel is located at 2285 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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Romancing Baybayin

Learn how to read and write Baybayin in a three-hour workshop on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Roots Katipunan. The workshop will also have lectures and discussions on the history and importance of Philippine culture and languages. The registration fee is ₱500, which includes coffee and materials for the workshop.

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