8 events to go to this weekend of September 21 to September 23

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This Saturday, visit The Den at Escolta for a fundraising pop-up for Garapata artist, Dex Fernandez. Photo from THE DEN/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, join a fundraiser for the man behind Garapata, watch an award-winning film by Alvin Yapan, unplug at an intimate, phone-free gathering with performances and drinks, join the cause for mental health awareness at a spoken word fundraising gig, listen to a discussion on contemporary art, take to the streets to commemorate the 46th anniversary of martial law, catch the world premiere of a black comedy by Jon Red, and attend a music night plus live reading of letters written before and during martial law.

GaraFriends Help Out

Help raise funds for the artist behind the infamous Garapata, Dex Fernandez, by attending a pop-up fundraiser at The Den, Escolta this Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Attendees can expect DJ sets by AI Hoseki, Ed Croix, Shah Rukh Khan, Major Chie, Saladboy, and Bambi, a live performance by Urban Decay Planning X George Roman, artwork and merch by numerous artists and collectives, and Garapata merch such as balloons, bags, prints, stickers, and pins.

The Den is located at 413 Escolta St., Binondo, Manila. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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“An Kubo sa Kawayanan” screening

Alivn Yapan’s “An Kubo sa Kawayanan” is an award-winning 2015 film in Bicolano that follows Michelle (played by Mercedes Cabral), , a woman who is deeply attached to her kubo, whose behavior only she can perceive.

The film will be screened at the Ateneo de Manila University on Sept. 19, 21, 24, 27, and Oct. 2. This Friday, Sept. 21, the film will be shown at Leong Hall at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets are priced at ₱200 for scholar students, ₱250 for regular students, and ₱300 for non-students.

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

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Echoes at the Warehouse

For the past five months, creative space Warehouse Eight and independent bookstore Kwago have been organizing monthly intimate gatherings where people can enjoy music, spoken word poetry, and booze free of the distractions of phones and cameras. On Saturday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m., the organizers will be launching recordings of past performances in another hang out.

Guests can expect to see over 12 recordings, spoken word performances, games, an open jam, and roving drinks and a communal film camera to commemorate the experience. There will also be a tattoo station, as well as merch from musicians and goods from local artists and brands.

Use of cameras and phones is not allowed inside the venues. Door charge is ₱350.

Warehouse Eight is located at Warehouse 8-B, 2241 Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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Kapit: A fundraiser for mental health

Help the cause for mental health awareness and advocacy by joining a fundraising event mounted by spoken word group Words Anonymous, creative collaboration group Collaboratory.PH, and Youth for Mental Health Coalition, Inc.

The event will feature performances by spoken word poets like Abby Orbeta, Juan Miguel Severo, Kat Roxas, Ian Christopher Sudiacal, Reinne Villasanta, and many more. Alfonso Manalastas, Antonio Bathan, Carlo Bonn, Felix Hornilla, and Mark Ghosn will also be in attendance. Guests can join in during the open mic.

Door charge is ₱250.

The event is happening on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at Green Sun, 2285 Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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Contemporary: Narratives of Art and Region

This Saturday, head to the Metropolitan Museum of Manila for a discussion on contemporary art and the concept of “region” with Filipino art historian and curator Prof. Patrick D. Flores, PhD, joined by Prof. Tessa Maria Guazon, who will be discussing the different modes and permutations of Philippine Contemporary Art.

This is in conjunction with two exhibits on view at the MET: “The Philippine Contemporary: to scale the past and the possible” and “Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia.”

Registration fee is ₱150 at the regular rate and ₱120 for senior citizens and PWDs. The talk starts at 2 p.m.

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila is located at Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Blvd., Manila. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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United People’s Action at Luneta

Sept. 21, 2018 is the 46th anniversary of Ferdinand Marcos’ declaration of martial law in the Philippines. Rallyists will be convening at Luneta Park to commemorate the period, as well as to protest the current admin’s war on drugs, TRAIN law, Build, Build, Build campaign, martial law in Mindanao, and the proposed shift to federalism.

For those who wish to attend the rally, it will begin at 4 p.m. at Luneta Park, Manila. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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“Ginoong Maria” World Premiere

Throughout the month of September, the UPFI Film Center looks back at the dark chapter in Philippine history by screening several martial law themed films by acclaimed directors like Mike de Leon, Lav Diaz, Chito S. Roño, Jon Red, and Treb Monteras. This Friday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m., catch the world premiere of Jon Red’s “Ginoong Maria.”

The film is a black comedy inspired by true events. It tells the story of family man Dindo who is being recruited back into a syndicate involved in a money-making killing scheme.

Admission is ₱150 with tickets on sale at the cinema entrance one hour before screening.

UPFI Film Center is located at Magsaysay / Osmeña Ave., U.P. Diliman, Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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GenWe: Postcript

This Saturday, at 6 p.m., a mix of different artists will get together to commemorate the martial law declaration with live music, poetry, drinks, and letter readings.

Head to Dulo in Poblacion to enjoy performances by musicians Munimuni, Amara, The Good Times, and spoken word artists of BAON Collective. The concert will also feature a live reading of letters sent before and during martial law.

Attendees will also be able to register as voters at the Make Your Mark registration drive at the event. This is in light of the Sept. 29 deadline for voter registration.

Dulo Manila is located at Poblacion, Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.