8 events to go to this weekend of December 7 to December 9

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On Saturday, Dec. 8, head to the CCP for AHRT!, a gathering of artists for human rights. Photo from AHRT!/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, commemorate a milestone in human rights through art and fashion, learn about the history of Intramuros through architecture, watch European films for free, learn screenwriting, find out who wins at the first Maginhawa Film Festival, watch a joint gig by two favorites in local music today, attend a zine expo, and kick off the month of December with a Christmas party-slash-gig.

AHRT! Artists for Human Rights

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) through art, fashion, and dialogue this Saturday, Dec. 8, at the CCP.

AHRT! Is a gathering of artists for human rights. The program includes “Artist Talk: The Memory Project,” an intergenerational dialogue between artists who experienced and survived martial law, and a solidarity night starting with a red carpet walk and signing of the Artists Manifesto for Human Rights and Dignity.

The Philippines is one of the original signatories of the UDHR, a “milestone document in the history of human rights drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world.”

The CCP is located at Roxas Blvd., Pasay. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


Las Puertas de Intramuros

This Friday, Dec. 7, history and architecture geeks can enjoy a symposium on one of Manila’s most historic sites — Intramuros. The event, organized by the UP College of Architecture - Architectural Heritage Conservation graduate students, will be a discussion on the history of the walled city through its “puertas” or portals, and the recommended policies for its conservation.

The symposium is happening at the Bulwagang Leandro V. Locsin, NCCA, 633 Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila. Admission is free.

Attendees are encouraged to pre-register online, as limited slots will be given for walk-ins. For registration details and other information, visit the Facebook event page.


Cine Europa 2018

Watch Eurpoean films for free this weekend at Cine Europa 2018. From Dec. 7 to Dec. 16, 28 films from Europe will be screened at Shangri-La Plaza Mall.

On Dec. 7, Friday, catch the Dutch film “Oorlogswinter” (Winter in Wartime) at 1:25 p.m., Slovakian film “Kandidat” (The Candidate) at 3:40 p.m., French film “Compte tes blessures” (A Taste of Ink) at 6:10 p.m., and German film “Ostwind — Aufbruch nack Ora” (Windstorm and the Wild Horses) at 8 p.m. On Saturday, watch Belgian film “Allez, Eddy” at 1:20 p.m., Polish film “Marie Curie et la lumiere bleue” (Marie Curie and the Blue Light) at 3:30 p.m., Italian film “The Lease” at 5:35 p.m., and Danish film “Der kommer en dag” (The Day Will Come) at 8 p.m. On Sunday, catch Italian film “Notti de Cabiria” (Nights of Cabiria) at 1:35 p.m., Czech film “Ostre sledovane vlaky” (Closely Watched Trains) at 3:55 p.m., Norwegian film Operation Arctic at 6 p.m., and Hungarian film “A vizsga” (The Exam) at 8 p.m.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


Cine-Sabi screenwriting workshop

As part of Maginhawa Film Festival 2018, Cinema Centenario is hosting a series of workshops and talks on filmmaking from Dec. 8 to Dec. 16. This Saturday, award-winning screenwriter Moira Lang will be conducting a a screenwriting workshop at Monoxide Works in Quezon City.

Moira Lang has written and helped develop numerous critically-acclaimed and award-winning films, such as “Smaller and Smaller Circles,” “Patay na si Hesus,” “Norte: Hangganan ng Kasaysayan,” “Endo,” etc.

The workshop starts at 2 p.m. Registration fee is ₱2,000, which comes with a certificate and two free tickets to any Maginhawa Film Festival 2018 entry.

Monoxide Works is located at 24 JK Street, East Kamias, Quezon City. For registrations and reservations, visit the Facebook event page.


Maginhawa Film Festival Awards Night

More festivities are happening this weekend as the Maginhawa Film Festival 2018 holds its awards night on Sunday, Dec. 9, at Ground Central (in front of Cinema Centenario) in QC. Along with the announcement of winners, there will be performances by bands Better Days, Gracenote, Moonstar88, and Mojofly.

Admission is free.

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


Tsk.: Unique x Bullet

Catch two favorites in today’s local music scene — Unique and Bullet Dumas — at the Conspiracy Garden Cafe this Saturday. The event starts at 8 p.m. Door charge is ₱350.  

Conspiracy Garden Cafe is located at #59 Visayas Ave., Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


BLTX Year 8

The small press expo Better Living Through Xerography (BLTX) is celebrating its eighth year this Saturday at Cubao Expo. The expo starts at 5 p.m., but at 3 p.m., there will be a forum on activism and the small press inside Studio Soup Zine Library. The event is an initiative of Gantala Press, Magpies, and Studio Soup.

Expect zines from over 40 artists and groups.

Cubao Expo is located at Gen. Romulo St., Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


XMows Party

This Friday, kick off the season of Christmas parties and gatherings with XMows Party, a gig featuring performances by The Oemons, Oh, Flamingo!, Lucheon, Irrevocable, Moon Mask, Dicta License, Lions & Acrobats, and BLKD.

The party starts at 7 p.m. Shirts and stickers will also be up for grabs at the event.

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