8 events to go to this weekend of March 2 to March 4

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Catch the second run of Kinky Boots, starring Nyoy Volante and Laurence Mossman, and directed by Bobby Garcia, from March 2 to 18 at the RCBC Plaza. Photo courtesy of ATLANTIS THEATRICAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, enjoy two gigs featuring some of today’s most popular pop and indie acts in the region, join a conference on creativity and entrepreneurship, get lost in one of the biggest art shows in the Philippines and get art books signed while you’re there, learn filmmaking from an acclaimed director, take an art-filled tour of Intramuros, and catch the second run of an award-winning musical.

Kinky Boots

This Friday, March 2 marks the opening of the second Manila run of the much acclaimed Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical, Kinky Boots. As with its sold out run in 2017, the show features Nyoy Volante as Lola and Laurence Mossman as Charlie Price, and is directed by Bobby Garcia.

Kinky Boots is about the story of Charlie, a shoemaker’s son who inherits his father’s business upon his passing, and Lola, a drag queen with a passion for shoes. Together, the duo team up to save Charlie’s factory from bankruptcy, forming a bond that transcends their differences.

The show is at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium (RCBC Plaza) from March 2 to 18. For tickets, visit Ticketworld online.


Sobs x Subsonic Eye (SG) Live in Manila

Catch two Singapore-based pop acts, Sobs and Subsonic Eyes, on Friday, March 2. Sobs describes themselves as a “bedroom pop outfit born out of a fondness for off-kilter and playful melodies” while Subsonic Eyes’ sound “combines the soothing algorithms of a digital synth, catchy guitar and vocal lines” that “make the audience feel wistful nostalgia towards the memories they never even had.”

The gig, featuring local acts Mellow Fellow x Ruru, Memory Drawers, Ourselves the Elves, The Buildings, and The Gory Orgies is happening at Mow’s from 7 p.m. onwards. Entrance fee is ₱700 with a free drink.

Mow’s is located at Kowloon House Basement, 20 Matalino St., Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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Jack Daniel's Future Legends: Class Act

For the third leg of Jack Daniel’s Class Act Live Series, local acts BP Valenzuela, tide/edit, Fools and Foes, Run Dorothy and Tom's Story, take the stage on Friday, March 2 at Century City Mall for a set of collaborative performances. The event starts at 9 p.m.

Century City Mall is located at Kalayaan St., Makati City. For more information visit the Facebook event page.


Spark Fest 2018

For the second year in a row, The Spark Project brings us Spark Fest, a community conference for people in the world of startups, social good, and creative capital. The full-day event is set to feature over 25 speakers, and has three plenary sessions and nine breakout sessions for over 200 entrepreneurial minds.

Spark Fest 2018 will be held on Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The Globe Tower, 32nd St. cor. 7th Ave., BGC, Taguig City. For more information visit the Facebook event page.


Art Fair Philippines 2018

One of the biggest art events in the country is returning this weekend. Happening from March 1 to 4, Art Fair Philippines 2018 is a yearly exhibition of the country’s best modern and contemporary visual art.

Though the fair is back in its usual location, The Link carpark, it has expanded over six levels this year, promising a bigger and better experience. Visitors can expect to see works by Kidlat Tahimik, Pablo Baen Santos, Antipas Delovato, Renato Habulan, Leonard Aguinaldo, Nilo Ilarde, Lyra Garcellano, and Alvin Zafra, among others, plus a new section focusing on photography.

The Link is located at Parkway Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City. For more information visit the Facebook event page.


Art Books Signing

During this year’s Art Fair, artbooks.ph is hosting book signings with the authors of new and recently released titles from Mapa Books, Steidl, and Hardworking, Goodlooking.

On March 1, from 4 p.m. to  5 p.m., award-winning photographer Veejay Villafranca will be signing copies of “Signos,” his book about the lives of people displaced by natural disasters and extreme weather conditions in the Philippines, and the humanitarian issues coming out of these. On March 2, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., photographer Jake Verzosa is signing copies of “The Last Tattooed Women of Kalinga,” a collection of portraits of Kalinga women with their tribal tattoos.

And on March 3, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., meet the authors of Zines of Production (ZOP), a collection of lathalas, a low-fidelity production, halfway between a zine and an artists’ book, by 10 Manila-based artists. The works of Alfred Marasigan, Czar Kristoff, Cru Camara, Joseph Pascual, and Mac Andre Arboleda, among others, are included in the collection.

The artbooks.ph booth will be at the 5th level of The Link, Ayala Center. Opening hours is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Masterclass on Filmmaking with Raymond Red

Acclaimed director and Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or awardee Raymond Red is holding a filmmaker masterclass at Cinema Centenario on March 3 and 4, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Registration fee for the two-day package is ₱900, while each seminar costs ₱500.

Cinema Centenario is located at 95 Maginhawa St., Diliman, Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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Manila Biennale Finissage

To close the month-long art festival held in the heart of Old Manila, this Sunday, March 4, the Manila Biennale is having a tour allowing guests to access the main exhibition areas, as well as see the artworks done by 40 participating artists. The final stop at Fort Santiago will be guided by Carlos Celdran.

Register at Casa Manila’s Aduana Lounge at 3 p.m. The tour ends with cocktails at Fort Santiago at 7 p.m.

Casa Manila is located at Intramuros, Manila. For tickets and more information, visit the Facebook event page.