6 events to go to this weekend of May 18 to May 20

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This Saturday, head out to Tagaytay to enjoy works of up and coming artists and performances by local indie acts at Museo Orlina. Photo from TAGAYTAY ART BEAT/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, experience a music and arts festival in Tagaytay, join a neighborhood block party in downtown Manila, catch a critically acclaimed film, attend the premier of a local indie band’s music video, get free entry to one of Manila’s museums, and join protests around the metro.

Tagaytay Art Beat

Enjoy music and art amid the cool Tagaytay breeze this weekend at Tagaytay Art Beat. The festival, happening this Saturday, May 19, from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Museo Orlina will feature artworks by up and coming artists, live mural paintings, and an outdoor concert with local indie favorites such as Ben & Ben, Autotelic, Oh, Flamingo!, Tom’s Story, The Ransom Collective, and Reese Lansangan, among many others.

Museo Orlina is located at Hollywood St., Hollywood Subd., Tolentino East, Tagaytay City. For tickets and more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Escolta Block Party

Escolta Block Party

The Escolta Block Party is a quarterly street party that was first put together to revive the historic downtown district of Binondo in Manila. Today, with the First United Building as the district’s hub of creativity, social enterprise, and community, visitors can expect talks on design, fashion, and craftsmanship, booths selling unique merchandise and artwork, and music, performances, drinks, and dancing.

The Escolta Block Party is happening this Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 12 midnight at Escolta St., Manila. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


“The Florida Project” at Cinema Centenario

“The Florida Project” is a critically acclaimed film about childhood in modern America. The film follows a precocious six-year-old as she finds adventure while the adults around her go through hard times.

Catch the last screenings of the film at Cinema Centenario this weekend, 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 and 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 20.

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


Alam Mo Bao + Alam Mo Ba? Music Video Launch Party

This Saturday, May 19, join local indie favorite Ang Bandang Shirley as they launch the music video for their song, “Alam Mo Ba (Ang Gulo).” The music video is directed by “I’m Drunk, I Love You” director JP Habac and stars actress Elisse Joson. The party will feature a rare long set by Ang Bandang Shirley, as well as performances by Pure Mind Quiet Heart and Rusty Machines.

The launch party is happening at Out of the Box Co., located at 123 Pioneer St., Mandaluyong City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Yuchengco Museum

International Museum Day at Yuchengco

May 18 is International Museum Day. To celebrate, the Yuchengco Museum is opening its doors and offering free admission to all exhibits and galleries on that day. Visitors will be able to find works by Filipino painters, National Artists, and esteemed modernists, learn about the Yuchengco family, and enjoy a history lesson about the hero Jose Rizal.

The Yuchengco Museum is open Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located at RCBC Plaza, cor. Ayala Ave. and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave., Makati City. For more information, call (632) 889-1234 or visit www.yuchengcomuseum.org.


Black Friday Protests

This Friday, May 18, various groups around Metro Manila will be staging multiple protests against the quo warranto ruling against Supreme Court Chief Justice Sereno. At 4:30 p.m., protesters will be gathering at UP Palma Hall to march to Katipunan, while groups will gather at Padre Faura, Taft Ave. in Manila as well as the Boy Scout Circle on Timog Ave., Quezon City at around 5 p.m.


For more information, visit the Movement Against Tyranny and the Black Friday protest Facebook event page.