7 events to go to this weekend of August 31 to September 2

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This Friday, head to Mow's bar for the first anniversary of monthly music event Furiosa, with performances by Indetikit, Memory Drawers, Monochrome, Narcloudia, Pastilan Dong, populardays, The Rave Tapes, and The Strange Creatures. Photo from FURIOSA/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, join a monthly music event’s first anniversary celebration, enjoy a musical about circus freaks, learn about the villains in Philippine history, watch silent films live-scored by local musicians, attend a book bazaar selling over 10,000 titles, catch a Filipino musical about a local artist, and enjoy a pairing of cheap drinks and disco music.

Furiosa First Year Anniversary

Furiosa is hosting its first anniversary this Friday at Mow’s bar in Quezon City. The monthly music event is described as a venue for showcasing “emergent and established dream pop, indie folk, indie pop, indie rock, noise rock, post-rock, and shoegaze artists in Metro Manila.” This Friday’s lineup includes Indetikit, Memory Drawers, Monochrome, Narcloudia, Pastilan Dong, populardays, The Rave Tapes, and The Strange Creatures.

Regular entrance fee is ₱200 with one free drink and ₱150 for students.

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

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“Side Show”

Opening this Friday, Aug. 31, the musical “Side Show” is the story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet (played by Gab Pangilinan and Kayla Rivera), who become stage performers in the 1920s. Together with the mysterious ringmaster Sir (Wency Cornejo), talent scout Terry Connor (Markki Stroem), aspiring musician Buddy (David Ezra), the twins’ good friend Jake (Arman Ferrer), and the cast of sideshow freaks like Bearded Lady, Three Legged Man, and Lizard Man, among others, they tell a tale of love, loss, sisterhood, and what it means to be different.

The show runs from Aug. 31 until Sept. 23 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium (4th floor of Tower II, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Ave., Makati). For more information, visit the Atlantis Theatrical Facebook page

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History Comes Alive! With Ambeth Ocampo

Get ready for another round of Ayala Museum’s History Comes Alive lecture series. This time, historian Ambeth Ocampo will be talking about villains in Philippine history. The lecture is happening this Saturday, Sept. 1 at 3 p.m.

Ticket options are as follows: ₱675 for a Premiere Reserved Seat, ₱675 for a Season Pass, ₱375 for a Regular Adult Individual Pass, ₱300 for a Discounted Individual Pass, ₱275 for Undergraduate Student and Teacher Individual Passes, and ₱267 for Senior Individual Passes. Tickets are limited so those interested in attending are advised to inquire beforehand.

Ayala Museum is located at Makati Ave. cor. Dela Rosa St., Makati City. For ticket reservations and further inquiries, visit the Facebook event page.

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International Silent Film Festival 2018

Visit SM Megamall this weekend to catch the 12th annual International Silent Film Festival Manila. The event kicks off this Thursday, Aug. 30, and will run until Sept. 2. The festival is a collaborative initiative led by the Goethe Institut Philippinen, the Japan Foundation – Manila, and the Instituto Cervantes, and is the first and oldest silent film festival in Southeast Asia.

This year, the festival will screen eight silent films, to be scored live by local musicians. On Aug. 31, Friday, viewers can watch the Philippines’ “This Is Not A Lost Film” at 7 p.m. and the French film “La Passion de Jeanne D’Arc” at 9 p.m. On Saturday, the German film, “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” is screening at 4 p.m., followed by Japan’s “A Straightforward Boy” at 6 p.m., and the US film “Our Hospitality” at 8 p.m. On Sunday, the Spanish film “Frivolinas” is showing at 5 p.m. followed by Austrian film “Die kleine Veronika” at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is free but on a first-come, first-served basis.

SM Megamall is located at EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave., Mandaluyong City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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Word Wonder Book++ Bazaar

This weekend, go through over 10,000 books, comics, and magazines for sale at the Word Wonder Book++ Bazaar. There will also be bookmarks, postcards, posters, and literary-themed arts and crafts available for purchase at the bazaar. Attendees can also expect workshops like Beverly Wico Siy’s Children’s Book Making Workshop on Sep. 1, Saturday and Veve Verdadero Basbas’ Word Wonder Doodle Day on Aug. 31, Friday at 4 p.m. and Mandala Making on Sep. 2, Sunday, at 2 p.m.  

The bazaar is happening from Aug. 31, Friday to Sep. 2, Sunday at the Events Center of Century City Mall. The event is also eco-friendly, meaning buyers are encouraged to bring eco-bags for their purchases.

Century City Mall is located at Kalayaan Ave., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.  

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“Balag at Angud” Opening Night

This Friday marks the opening night of Layeta Bucoy’s “Balag at Angud,” an original Filipino musical based on the story of Junyee, a Filipino protest installation artist made to choose between his art and his father's wishes. The show will be staged at the CCP Little Theater from Aug. 31 to Sept. 16, with tickets priced at ₱1,000 and ₱800.

CCP Little Theater is located at CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. For ticket reservations and further inquiries, visit the Facebook event page.

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Happy Hour: Disco Inferno!

End the work week with cheap booze and groovy tunes at Mess Hall this Friday. Starting at 6 p.m., Mess Hall will be selling beers at promo rates, select cocktails at 50 percent off, and tequila for cheap (₱99 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.) with DJ Cedez and DJ Jazz Zamora on board.

Mess Hall is located at 2316 Karrivin Plaza, Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.