6 events to go to this weekend of May 4 to May 6

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Join Cinco de Mayo festivities on Saturday, May 5, 4 p.m. at Z Street. There will be food stalls, DJ sets, and Mariachi band performances, among others. Photo from Z HOSTEL PHILIPPINES/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, get a copy of a zine featuring works of artists, know more about folk instruments, join Cinco de Mayo festivities, discuss mental health at a wellness workshop, learn how to write sci-fi stories, talk about big ideas with a group of freethinkers, and celebrate the birthday of a revolutionary socialist.

Cinco de Mayo at Z Street

Join Cinco de Mayo festivities on Saturday, May 5, 4 p.m. at Z Street. There will be food stalls at The Ruins, which includes dishes by Pepe Elote Mexican Street Corn, Quixote Churros, 3 Guys and a Grill, Mexikombi, and Taqueria Seta.

DJs Crwn, Nomoclassiq, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be performing at The Apartment while DJs Jeano Zamora, Marvin Cruz, and NKTA will be playing tunes at Z Hostel. There will also be a Mariachi band performance from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Z Hostel is at Don Pedro St., Makati. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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Against the Adjacent Ones: Zine Release for AiGH Group Show

On Saturday, May 5, attend the release of a supplementary publication of an Artinformal group show. The zine includes the works of artists Allan Balisi, Zeus Bascon, Nice Buenaventura, Dina Gadia, Nils Thomas-Økland, Nile Pobadora, Bryan Pollero, Luis Santos, Julio San Jose, Tatong Torres, and Costantino Zicarelli.

The event will be at 6 p.m. at the Artinformal gallery, 277 Connecticut St., Greenhills East, Mandaluyong City. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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Folk instruments and more! A musical meetup at Makati

Melody Wind Philippines, a company that imports folk instruments such as Irish flutes, ocarinas, Scottish penny whistles, and harmonicas, is hosting a musical meetup on Sunday, May 6, at Ayala Triangle Gardens. Veteran folk instrument players will be present to discuss the instruments as well as share techniques to the attendees. The group will also bring sample instruments like bodhráns, tabor pipes, and folk flutes for anyone who is keen to try them out.

Ayala Triangle Gardens is located at Paseo De Roxas St. cor. Makati Ave. cor. Ayala Ave., Makati. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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Wellness Meetup by Tala: Mental Wellness

Tala: Mental Wellness, a community group that aims to foster mental health conversations based on empathy, is holding a mental wellness meetup on Saturday, May 5, 4:30 p.m. at Commune. The meetup will have a talk on the how Tala started, a workshop, and a discussion on the importance of wellness, not just health.

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

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How to Write Sci-fi/Fantasy

If you want to learn how to write sci-fi stories or fantasy stories, join a crash course on how to create an imagined world on Saturday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Fully Booked, Greenbelt 5. The workshop will be taught by Dr. Joem Antonio, an eight-time Palanca Award winner who also has a Ph.D. in creative writing from UP Diliman. The course costs ₱3,500, and ₱2,800 if paid on or before May 4.

Greenbelt 5 is located at Greenbelt Drive, Makati. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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Welcome Party Premiere! Karl Marx 200th Birthday!

Celebrate the 200th birthday of revolutionary socialist and philosopher Karl Marx on Friday, May 4, 6 p.m., at Tomato Kick. The celebration will have performances by Datu’s Tribe, a rock band that describes themselves as “industry-marginalized postcolonial rockers”; Lion and the Scouts, a reggae group whose songs talk about social injustices; and BLKD, a rapper known to be a “social realist poet,” among others.

Tomato Kick is located at 32 Sct. Madriñan St., Diliman, Quezon City. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.