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A 24-hour book sale, a play about the drug war, and more happening this weekend of July 12 to July 14

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Expect best-sellers in young adult fiction, romance, science fiction, crime thriller, business, self-help, architecture, design, cooking, children’s fiction, activity books and more at the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale in Pampanga. Photo from BIG BAD WOLF/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, enjoy a 24-hour book sale, catch plays about the country’s drug problem and LGBTQ+ discrimination, join a queer group discussion about the Pride March, attend the launch of a zine about the Negros farmers killed in 2017, celebrate Vinyl Day, and watch your favorite indie bands play at SaGuijo.

Big Bad Wolf Pampanga

The Big Bad Wolf book sale is back — this time in Pampanga. From July 12 to July 22, the Lausgroup Event Centre in San Fernando, Pampanga will be open for 24 hours for book hoarders looking for books at a 50 to 90 percent discount.

Buyers can expect best-sellers in young adult fiction, romance, science fiction, crime thriller, business, self-help, architecture, design, cooking, children’s fiction, and activity books, among others.

Lausgroup Event Centre is located at LGC Boulevard, LausGroup Complex, Jose Abad Santos Ave., San Fernando, Pampanga. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

“A&Q”: A Documentary Theatre Performance

Head to Pineapple Lab this weekend to catch the world premier of “A&Q,” a documentary theater piece that explores the “answers and questions” surrounding the country’s drug problem. The show is based on interviews with real people from Manila, and incorporates pop culture elements like karaoke and zumba.

“A&Q” is directed by Jesca Prudencio and features performances by Bong Cabrera, Bunny Cadag, and Opaline Santos.

Watch the show on Friday, July 12, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, July 13, 8 p.m.

Tickets cost ₱250.

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

“Stop Kiss”

“Stop Kiss” is a play about two women who are accosted after sharing a kiss in public. First staged in the Philippines in 2003, the play returns to the country for a limited run at the Power Mac Center Spotlight from July 12 to 14 and July 19 to 21.

The show features the same actresses as the 2003 run, but this time playing different roles — Aliw Award winner Missy Maramara as Callie and Gawad Buhay award winner Jenny Jamora as Sara.

“Stop Kiss” is directed by award-winning director, set designer, and stage manager Ed Lacson, Jr.

Ticket prices range from ₱1,000 to ₱2,000.

The Power Mac Center Spotlight is located at Circuit, Makati City. For reservations and inquiries, visit the Facebook page.

Queer Kiki I: Pride is Forever

Pride Month may be over, but that doesn’t mean LGBTQ+ advocacy stops altogether. “Queer Kiki I” is the first of LGBTQ+ group Camp Queer’s planned regular get-togethers. The informal gathering will be a space for LGBTQ+ folks to discuss their experiences at the recently concluded Pride March, their dreams for the movement, and the challenges they face today.

Entrance is free.

“Queer Kiki I” is happening on Saturday, July 13, from 7 p.m. onwards at Demokrasya, 154-A Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

“Sauron” Zine Launch

On July 14, Sunday, attend the zine launch of “Sauron,” a collection of comics released by SAKA on social media which tell the story of the 14 Negros farmers who were killed in joint military and polic operations.

At the launch, members of SAKA will discuss the current situation of peasants today, SAKA’s projects in the past year, and its future goals to attain total land reform.

“Sauron” features artwork by comic artists Julius Villanueva, Josel Nicolas, Emiliana Kampilan, Lizette Daluz, and Mervin Malonzo, and writing by Angelo V. Suarez.

There will also be musical performances by Pastilan Dong, The Axel Pinpin Propaganda Machine, Watak, Kapitan Kulam, Cat Puke, The Ravelos, Teenage Granny, and Megumi Acorda.

Admission is on a pay-what-you-can basis.

The launch is happening from 6 p.m. onwards at Pineapple Lab.

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

Satchmi Vinyl Day

Celebrate Vinyl Day this Saturday at The Axon, Green Sun. Dig for vinyl records on sale and listen to music by Over October, Any Name’s Okay, Munimuni, Cheats, Oh! Flamingo, Kremesoda, We Are Imaginary, Dante & the Amigos, and Extrapolation.

The event starts at 11 a.m.

Pre-registration tickets are sold out, but you may get a chance to register on the day itself.

Green Sun is located at Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Project 5: Eye Know Right's 5th Anniversary Gig

Eyewear brand Eye Know Right celebrates its fifth anniversary with a gig this Friday, featuring performances by Mayonnaise, Autotelic, Kjwan, Urbandub, Itchyworms, Bita and the Botflies, Leanne and Naara, Danidea, Eloisa Jayloni, One Click Straight, Riot, and Unmute.

The event is happening from 7:30 p.m. onwards at SaGuijo.

Entrance is ₱350 for early birds and ₱400 for those arriving after 8:30 p.m.

SaGuijo is located at 7612 Guijo St., San Antonio Village, Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.