7 events to go to this weekend of January 18 to January 20

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Catch Calix, BLKD, Kartell'em, and more at Mow's this Friday for a fundraiser for the families of drug war victims. Photo from MOW'S/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, attend a fundraising gig for the families affected by the war on drugs, live out your drag race fantasies at a lip sync extravaganza, catch a staged reading of a new play at Pineapple Lab, join several artists as they launch an art exhibit on living in tropical and postcolonial conditions, watch films by National Artist for Film Kidlat Tahimik, head to a concert by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, and party to techno and electro beats at XX XX.

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This Friday, head to Mow’s Bar in Quezon City for a fundraising gig for families affected by the war on drugs. Performers include rappers BLKD and Calix, hip-hop group Kartell’em, indie act The Buildings, R&B and electronic musician Alisson Shore, post-hardcore band Stillife, and hard-rock band Imelda.

The event starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are ₱200.

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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Shanté & Slay: Battle of the Lip-Syncs

Live out your Rupaul’s Drag Race fantasy this Saturday at Shanté & Slay, a lip sync eleganza extravaganza. There will be four lip sync rounds, including a free-for-all warm up round, an elimination round to determine the top four, a semi-final round, and a one-on-one final round.

Winners get a ₱1,000 gift cheque from Catch272.

The event is happening from 9 p.m. onwards at Catch272. Entrance is free.

Catch272 is located at 41-B T. Gener St., Kamuning, Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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CAST presents: “This is War”

This January, the Company of Actors in Streamlined Theatre (C.A.S.T.) launches its staged reading series, comprised of four new plays staged over four Sundays. On Jan. 20, watch play #2, directed by Nelsito Gomez and Sarah Facuri and featuring Luis Marcelo, Jeremy Domingo, Tarek El Tayech, Maronne Cruz, Kiefer Sison, and Diego Aranda.

The readings will be held at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Pineapple Lab. Tickets are ₱100.

Pineapple Lab is located at 6053 R. Palma St., Makati City. For more information, visit the Pineapple Lab Facebook page.

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 “A Public Collection of the Hidden but Familiar”

Head to Limbo in Poblacion this weekend for the launch of “A Public Collection of the Hidden but Familiar.” Tropikalye is an online index that “exists to document overlooked and underrepresented Filipino cultures of the present day.” In ”A Public Collection,” its first physical staging, Filipino artists take cues from the vernacular landscape, “providing an initial survey of what it means to live in tropical and postcolonial conditions.”

Artists included in the exhibition are Kris Ardena, Nice Buenaventura, Lesley-Anne Cao, Jed Escueta, Kolown, Czar Kristoff, Alfred Marasigan, Mark Salvatus, Sidney Valdez, and Costantino Zicarelli.

The reception starts at 6 p.m.

Limbo is located at 5374 Gen. Luna St., Poblacion, Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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Special screenings of Kidlat Tahimik films

In honor of Kidlat Tahimik’s declaration as National Artist for Film in October 2018, this weekend, the UP Film Institute is holding special screenings of the filmmaker’s works, namely “Turumba” and “Sinong Lumikha ng Yoyo? Sinong Lumikha ng Moon Buggy?”

“Turumba” will be screened on Jan. 18, Friday, at 5 p.m. and Jan. 19, Saturday, at 4 p.m., while “Sinong Lumikha ng Yoyo? Sinong Lumikha ng Moon Buggy?” will be screened on Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. and on Jan. 19 at 1 p.m.

Tickets cost ₱150 and are available at the cinema entrance one hour before the screening.  

UPFI Film Center is located at Magsaysay/Osmena Ave., UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City. For more information, visit the UPFI Facebook page.

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Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra with Pianist Hiyas Hila

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off 2019 with a concert featuring renowned pianist Hiyas Hila, who has garnered numerous awards at piano competitions here and abroad. The concert will be held at the CCP Main Theater.

CCP Main Theater is located at the CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page. For tickets and reservations, contact CCP box office at 832-1125 loc 1409.

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Layers presents Objekt

Visit XX XX on Saturday, Jan. 19 to catch British-American/Filipino musician Objekt, who was just voted as Mixmag’s number one DJ of 2019. Electro, techno, IDM, and ambient music will fill the air on Saturday, as Objekt is accompanied by XX XX’s own Samantha Nicole. Expect an art installation by ADHD as well.

Doors open at 10 p.m.

XX XX is located at La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.