6 events to go to this weekend of April 27 to April 29

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Starting this Friday, April 27, the Ayala Museum will be exhibiting works by Austrian artist, sculptor, and painter, Erwin Wurm. Head to the museum to experience his One Minute Sculptures, where viewers get to interact with the pieces. Photo from AYALA MUSEUM/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, experience interactive sculptures at Ayala Museum, celebrate International Jazz Day, watch a series of EJK-themed short films, take your kids to a solar prints art workshop, attend a benefit gig for a group of elderly gay drag performers, and discover “unpopular music.”

Erwin Wurm at Ayala Museum

Starting this weekend, the Ayala Museum will be exhibiting works by Austrian artist, sculptor, and painter, Erwin Wurm. Museum-goers will find examples of the artist’s One Minute Sculptures, which invite viewers to pose with a configuration of everyday objects, flipping the relationship of viewer and artwork.

The exhibit opens on Friday, April 27, at 9 a.m. at the Ayala Museum, Makati Ave. cor. Dela Rosa St., Greenbelt Park, Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


International Jazz Day

Celebrate International Jazz Day this Sunday with the best of the best in the local scene at Tago Jazz Cafe in Cubao. Enjoy performances by Swingster Jazzmecca, Brass Rosettes, Marga Jayy, Extrapolation, Project Yazz, and Ryan Villamor Trio. The event starts at 9 p.m.

Tago Jazz Cafe is located at 14 Main Ave., Cubao, Quezon City. For more information, visit Tago’s the Facebook page.


Gatilyo (EJK-themed short films)

For many activists, art is the best form of protest. Catch seven short films whose themes revolve around the controversial extrajudicial killings (EJKs) at Gatilyo, a screening mounted by Cinema Centenario, in partnership with Active Vista, SIKAD (Sining Kadamay) Philippines, and RESBAK (Respond and Break the Silence Against the Killings).

The lineup includes “EJK” by Bor Ocampo, “Hapag” by Cha Roque, “Suerte” by Carlo Fajarda, “Nakaw” by Arvin Kadiboy Belarmino and Noel Escondo, “Duterte’s Hell” by Luis Liwanag and Aaron Goodman, “Ang Mga Kriminal” by Jose Olarte, and “Orphan” by Isabelle Estein.

The screening is happening this Sunday, April 29, from 6 p.m. onwards at Cinema Centenario, 95 Maginhawa St., Quezon City, Philippines. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


Children’s Workshop: DIY Solar Dye Prints

For parents looking to get their kids into art, Bellas Artes Projects is hosting a workshop for kids this Saturday, April 28, at Bellas Artes Outpost in Pasong Tamo. The workshop is based on their latest exhibition, “Bruce Conner: Out of Body,” where kids aged 7 to 12 years old will be taught how to create unique prints using light exposure and negative shadows.

The workshop, facilitated by artist Issay Rodriguez, is happening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bellas Artes Outpost, 2/F The Alley at Karrivin, Chino Roces Ave., Makati City.  For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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SADFEST (benefit gig for Golden Gays Manila)

Golden Gays Manila is a group of elderly gay drag performers who were once housed in Home for the Golden Gays, a retirement home established by LGBT activist Justo Justo. When Justo passed, the residents were forced to seek refuge with friends and family, or take to the streets.

This Saturday, April 28, at 5 p.m. head to Mow’s bar for a benefit gig for Golden Gays Manila. The event will feature performances by 3/3, Eyecandy, Irrevocable, Ploverstream, Equation Crisis, Through Lifes Consequences, Brickcity, Stillife, Modern Day Collapse, Call From Home, TNG, and Palepaths.

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


Kamuning Public Radio #8

Kamuning Public Radio (KPR) is a performance and recording series for “unpopular music.” The series is organized by Catch272, Subflex, WSK.FM, and Green Papaya Art Projects.

For its eighth installment, KPR is inviting Cebu guitarist John Caing, Ramon Mayor of Antechamber, and Yatî, alter-ego of artist Kaloy Olavides, member of bands like Pastilan Dong!, Grows, Kapitan Kulam, Kagwang, and Elemento.

The event is happening on Saturday, April 28, from 10 p.m. onwards at Green Papaya Art Projects, located at 41B T. Gener St., Kamuning, Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.