Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, study the art of filmmaking at three workshops, enjoy the annual U.P. Lantern Parade, listen to your favorite local musicians at a year-end party, enjoy a variety of art and performances at 2020, shop for vintage and secondhand gifts at Escolta, score books at low prices, and catch the Philippine adaptation of a Japanese play.
Cine-Sabi filmmaking workshops
Learn about filmmaking this weekend at three separate workshops put up by the people behind Maginhawa Film Festival. On Saturday, Dec. 15, learn cinematography from “Liway” and “Goyo” Director of Photography Pong Ignacio at 1 p.m. and production design from Popo Diaz at 2 p.m. The next day, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m., learn the ins and outs of sound and musical scoring through a lecture by Bryan Dumaguina.
Registration fee per session is ₱2,000. Slots are limited.
For information on lecture venues and other details, visit the Facebook event page.
UP Lantern Parade
Head to U.P. this Friday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. to enjoy the annual U.P. Lantern Parade, a display of massive, colorful, and occasionally socially relevant lanterns created by different colleges and departments of U.P.
Catch the parade at the U.P. Academic Oval, Osmena Ave., U.P. Diliman, Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
GNNP Year-Ender Party
2018 was a great year for local music. To cap off the year, Gabi Na Naman Productions (GNNP) has put together a party featuring local favorites like Ang Bandang Shirley, Tandems ‘91, Munimuni, Shirebound and Busking, Ysanygo, She’s Only Sixteen, Tom’s Story, Orange & Lemons, Bita and the Botflies, Cheats, and Johnoy Dayao.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are priced at ₱300 with one free beer (before 9 p.m.), and ₱350 (9 p.m. onwards).
GNNP’s year-ender is happening at SaGuijo, 7612 Guijo St., San Antonio Village, Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Circus 2020 Xmas Special
Enjoy the last Circus 2020 of the year this Saturday with its characteristic live music and DJ sets, film screening, circus performers, live art, and food popups. There’s also going to be a Christmas flea market for those looking to squeeze in some gift shopping in between partying.
The event opens at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
2020 is located at La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati City. For the full lineup of guests and performances, visit the Facebook event page.
Saturday X Future Market
Whether you’re looking for affordable gifts for friends and family this Christmas or hoping to declutter before the New Year starts, a visit to the Saturday X Future Market will likely prove to be satisfying.
Happening this Saturday, Dec. 15 at the HUB: Make Lab in Escolta, vintage and second-hand items like books, magazines, clothes, shoes, and the like will be up for sale from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
HUB: Make Lab is located at 423 Escolta St., First United Building, Manila. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
National Bookstore Christmas Warehouse Sale
Find the perfect (and affordable) gift for your book-loving friends at National Bookstore’s Christmas Warehouse Sale. From Tuesday, Dec. 11 to Sunday, Dec. 16, books will be available for as low as ₱75. Toys, games, and art supplies will also be sold.
The warehouse sale is at the Exhibit Hall, Level 3, Main Wing of Shangri-La Plaza mall. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Catch the last few shows of the Philippine adaptation of the Japanese play “Tokyo Notes” this weekend at the CCP. “Manila Notes” is playwright Rody Vera’s adaptation of the critically acclaimed play directed by Oriza Hirata, which has also been adapted in Seoul, Bangkok, and Taipei. “Manila Notes” takes place in Manila in the near future and unveils the problems we face in our modern society.
Show times this weekend are as follows: 8 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday.
“Manila Notes” is being staged at Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater), Cultural Center of the Philippines, Pasay City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.