Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, say goodbye to summer with a music festival featuring local and international acts, celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia with benefit gigs and events across the metro, discuss post-election woes over drinks with a youth advocacy group, attend a book fair for and by women artists and authors, listen to new music and score albums and merch from three local indie bands, and celebrate International Museum Day.
As summer comes to an end, enjoy a last hurrah this Saturday at Summer Noise. The music festival will feature bands from across the globe such as American bands Japanese Breakfast and Turnover, Australian trio Last Dinosaurs, Thai singer-songwriter Phum Viphurit, Norwegian solo artist Jakob Ogawa, Singaporean bands Sobs and Subsonic Eye, and Taiwanese bands Manic Sheep and SEN, as well as local acts UDD, Cynthia Alexander, Sheila and the Insects, tide/edit, The Ringmaster, She’s Only Sixteen, and UPRISING.
There will be FSL interpreters for all sets.
Summer Noise takes place at Greenfield District, Mandaluyong. For tickets, performance schedules, and other information, visit the Facebook event page.
This Friday, May 17, is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT). Activist LGBTQ+ group Bahaghari celebrates the day with performances and presentations at the Ugnayan Garden of the Commission on Human Rights. The event starts at 5 p.m.
The Commission on Human Rights is located at SAC Building, U.P. Complex, Commonwealth Ave., Diliman, Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
For IDAHOT, women’s empowerment group SPARK Philippines, in partnership with the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines, and Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Manila, are putting together a gallery of stories aiming to raise awareness on discrimination experienced by the LGBTQ+ community. Over a seven-day Twitter campaign, the organization will gather narrative from LGBTQ+ individuals, which will be shared at the event.
The event is happening on Friday from 6 p.m. onwards at The Ruins. Admission is free.
The Ruins is located at 5855 Alfonso St., Poblacion, Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Join queer artists and musicians as they celebrate IDAHOT with a benefit concert and art gallery by and for LGBTQ+ artists. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with an art show and ends with a concert from 7 p.m. onwards. There will also be a free and confidential HIV testing and counseling from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the U.P. CWGS Conference Room.
The event is happening on Friday at The Chamber Gastro Tavern.
Tickets cost ₱150 (pre-selling) and ₱200 (door charge). Proceeds from the event will go to Golden Gays Manila, a non-profit for elderly and homeless gay people who lost their care facility, the Home for the Golden Gays, upon the death of its founder, LGBT rights activist and columnist Justo Justo.
The Chamber Gastro Tavern is located at 120 Maginhawa St., Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
For young voters who don’t know what to do next after the elections (especially if the results didn’t go the way they wanted), a youth group called Disgruntled Young People is organizing a get together with dinner and drinks at Lobo Filipino Tavern in Poblacion. The gathering is an opportunity to meet new people and discuss the election results in a safe and open space.
The event is happening this Friday at at 8 p.m.
Lobo Filipino Tavern is located at 4898 Durban St., Poblacion, Makati. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Komura Book Fair is dubbed as a “literary respite for independent authors and artists who are not given the opportunity to share their works in mainstream platforms.” This Saturday, May 18, the fair shines a spotlight on women artists and authors.
At the fair, there will be a market selling used books, art, zines, stickers, and prints sold by women merchants, stripped down gigs and spoken word performances, coffee and fiction-inspired cocktails, a children’s literature exhibition, and a talk by guest curator Ani Almario.
The fair will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Entrance fee is ₱200 for regular guests, ₱120 for students, and free for for children below 10.
Komura is happening at Warehouse Eight, Warehouse 8-B, 2241 Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Head to Route 196 this Friday to catch sets by Ourselves the Elves, Shirebound and Busking, and Sheila and the Insects, who will all be playing new music from their recently released albums. Watch out for performances by guests Singaporean bands Sobs and Subsonic Eye as well.
Albums and other merch will also be sold at the event.
Tickets cost ₱300 before 9 p.m. and ₱350 from 9 p.m. onwards.
Route 196 is located at Katipunan Ave., Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
This Sunday, May 19, Ayala Museum celebrates International Museum Day with free entry to all their galleries and exhibits, a storytelling session for kids from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., an all-day art buffet activity station, and food and drinks from various sellers.
Registration starts at 12 p.m. The event is open until 7 p.m.
Ayala Museum is located at Makati Ave. cor. Dela Rosa St., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.