6 events to go to this weekend of March 23 to March 25

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This Saturday, March 24, join a whole day book, zine, and art fair of works crafted by women. The fair, which will be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., is hosted by Gantala Press. Photo from GANTALA PRESS/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, join an all-women art fair, listen to the sounds of Haruki Murakami’s novels, cosplay for a cause, catch the screening of a film about motherhood in the Philippines, join a talk on architecture and urban planning in the country, and catch a spoken word and open mic show celebrating revolutionary women.

"Gandang ganda sa sariling gawa!" A book/zine/art fair by women

This Saturday, March 24, join a whole day book, zine, and art fair of works crafted by women. The fair, which will be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., is hosted by Gantala Press, an independent literary press that champions literary works by and for women.

Sellers participating at the fair include Batis AWARE x The Youth & Beauty Brigade, Berna Sastrillo x Katrina Tankeh x Jules Ruizol, Cat Gablin, Christine Silva, Cubaohaus, Czyka & Sophie Tumaliuan, Gantala Press x Dead Balagtas, Haliya Publishing, High Chair, Katrina Stuart Santiago, Hubon Manunulat: West Visayan Writers, Luv Ya Majora, Magpies Press, Makô x Zeempleng Tao, Nagmamahal, Maria Clara, Philippine High School for the Arts, Power in Her Story, Project October, Rayji de Guia x Lian Sing, #RomanceClass, S A K A, So Ayun, Studio Soup Zine Library, Teaching, Exhibitions Zine, The Cabinet, Tulaan sa Liwasan, and ZEEN NOT ZIGN.

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

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Listen to Murakami: Jazz, Classical Music, and The Beatles

Fans of the world-famous Japanese author, who penned bestsellers like “1Q84,” “Kafka on the Shore,” and “Norwegian Wood,” can make their way to the Globe Auditorium this weekend for two nights of jazz, classical music, and The Beatles.

Happening at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24, the live concerts will have performances of the music featured in Murakami’s novels. The concert is curated by music culture professor Junichi Konuma, and will include artists like jazz pianist Hiroko Kokubo and her trio, the Beatles-inspired classical ensemble, 1966 Quartet from Japan, and pianist April Dawnena Merced-Misa, along with spoken word performer David Ezra.

The Globe Auditorium is located at The Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center, 26th St. cor. 9th Ave., Taguig City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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CauseCon Manila 2018

Join fellow geeks, artists, and cosplayers as they cosplay for a cause this weekend at CauseCon Manila, 2018.

CauseCon International is an organization and advocacy created by Michael Mulligan that’s dedicated to using cosplay and geek culture as a platform for raising awareness for causes. The charity for this year’s CauseCon is Love Yourself Inc., the leading NGO for HIV awareness, counseling, and testing in the country.

The event will be held at the NOVA Gallery Manila, located at Warehouse 12A, La Fuerza Compound, Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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Motherland screening at Cinema Centenario

Celebrate Women’s Month by attending a screening of “Motherland,” a film about the busiest maternity hospital in the Philippines. The film highlights issues such as reproductive rights and maternal rights in a Catholic country that is densely populated and rife with poverty.

The screening takes place at Cinema Centenario on Friday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m.

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

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Exhibit Encounters 3: How can we make our cities more human?

As part of Artkitektura Festival’s series of events and workshops, the UP Vargas Museum will be hosting “Vargas Conversations: How can we make our cities more human?” The talk will feature contemporary artist Indy Paredes and urban experts such as Prof. José Edgardo Gomez Jr., Prof. Mark Anthony Morales, and Prof. Faith Varona to discuss housing, metropolitanization, transit-oriented development, and the role of technical professionals (architects/planners/engineers) in helping poor communities.

The event is happening on Saturday, March 24 starting at 2 p.m. at the Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center, Roxas Ave., U.P. Diliman, Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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HerStory 3: Women's March

In another Women’s Month celebration, CT/FX Creatives, along with Collaboratory.PH and The Loudmouth Collective, present HerStory 3: Women’s Match, a show and open mic celebrating female revolutionaries who challenge the norm and pave the way towards a more understanding society.

Among those performing will be JOYEN, Anshe Jazul, Tiff Torres, Collaboratory PH, and The Loudmouth Collective. Join the show this Saturday, March 24 at Commune, Makati. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Commune is located at 36 Polaris St., Poblacion, Makati. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.