7 events to go to this weekend of July 6 to July 8

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From July 3 to August 5, visitors of the Ayala Museum can enjoy "Hidden Cinema," an exhibition representing the development of Philippine Cinema. In conjunction with this, catch film screenings and talks this Saturday at Greenbelt 3. Photo from HIDDEN CINEMA/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, visit the opening of Paul Pfeiffer’s new solo exhibition, join talks on literature and cats, catch Filipino and Japanese films, learn how to write for theatre, hone your journalism skills, and enjoy brand new plays at the CCP.

The Hidden Cinema: 100 Films for A Hundred Years

“Hidden Cinema: The Virtual Experience of Philippine Cinema’s Centenary” is an exhibition curated by film historian and film literacy advocate Prof. Nick Deocampo, featuring “a rhizomatic art installation representing the non-linear development of the various genres of Philippine Cinema.” Highlighted at the exhibit are genres like documentary, early cinema, experimental film, short film, archipelagic cinema, student film, music video, and other marginal genres.

The exhibition is open from July 3 to Aug. 5 at the Ayala Museum, while film screenings will be held this Saturday, July 7, as well as next Saturday, July 14 at Greenbelt 3 MyCinema. Short discussions will also be held after each screening.

The Ayala Museum is located at Makati Ave. cor. Dela Rosa St., Greenbelt Park, Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


Paul Pfeiffer: "Incarnator" Opening

Thi Saturday, visit the opening of artist Paul Pfeiffer’s exhibition, “Incarnator,” which is said to “expand from the artists’ internationally acclaimed eponymous video which is further brought to life through a series of life-size sculptures, all of which were produced during Pfeiffer’s six-month residency at Bellas Artes Projects in Bagac, Bataan.”

“Incarnator” draws its title from “encarnador,” which describes a person who transforms paint into seemingly live flesh on sculptures. Pfeiffer’s six-month residency at Bellas Artes Projects in Bagac, Bataan led him to collaborate with Las Casas artisans from the carving district of Paete, as well as explore Filipino wood carving.

“Incarnator” will be exhibited at Bellas Artes Outpost, 2/F The Alley at Karrivin, 2316 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


"The Author’s Hour" with Eugene Evasco

The first in a series of talks with authors of CANVAS books, this Saturday’s “The Author’s Hour” features Eugene Evasco, author of “Ang Aklatang Pusa,” a story of a retired librarian who begins collecting cats rather than books. “Ang Aklatang Pusa” won the 12th Romeo Forbes Story Writing Competition. Aside from Evasco’s talk, expect two “mini” talks about cats as well.

The event, which starts at 10 a.m., will be held at the U.P. Vargas Museum. Admission is free.

The Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center is located at Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


How to Write Scripts for Theatre

This Saturday, learn the basics of playwriting with a six-hour crash course where students will learn the difference between film and theatre scripts, brainstorming for story ideas, and how to make a story feasible for stage performances.

The class will be taught by eight-time Palanca winner Dr. Joem Antonio, and will be held at Love Monday Cafe, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Love Monday Cafe is located at San Rafael St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City. For registration details, tuition fee, and more information, visit the Facebook event page.


Eigasai 2018

Each year, in celebration of Philippine-Japan Friendship Month, the Japanese Foundation, Manila holds an annual Japanese film festival commonly called “Eigasai.” Now on its 21st year, Eigasai 2018 will showcase 15 films, along with lectures and talks by Japanese filmmakers.

Eigasai 2018 is happening from July 4 to Aug. 26. Over the weekend, festival-goers can head to Greenbelt 1, Cinema 2 to catch various films, plus a talk by director Koizumi Nori. Nori will also be holding his talk at Ateneo de Manila University on Friday, July 6.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


ACFJ Workshop on Basics in TV News Reporting

From June 11 to Aug. 11, the Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ) is holding a series of talks and workshops open to all. This Saturday, aspiring broadcast journalists can join the “Basics in T.V. News Reporting Workshop” by CNN Philippines’ Ruth Cabal and ABS-CBN’s Sherrie Ann Torres.

ACFJ is located at Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


Virgin Labfest 14

Virgin Labfest 14: Silip continues this weekend at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

The annual festival of one-act plays seeks to provide emerging and established playwrights with a venue to present unpublished, unstaged works to the public.

This year’s festival runs for three weeks and showcases 12 new featured works, three ‘revisited’ plays (audience favorites from last year), staged readings, and works from the VLF Writing Fellowship Program.

The CCP is located at CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. Visit the event page for show dates and more information.