Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, check out local talent at a comic convention, learn about the history of dance music at a pop-up vinyl event, scout for affordable art in a yearly outdoor exhibit, attend a zero-waste party and learn eco-friendly practices, celebrate national literature month with writers and bookworms, and rock out at two anniversary celebrations featuring some of the best names in local music.
Summer Komikon 2018
Spend an entire day surrounded by Filipino talent at the biggest and longest running Filipino komiks convention this Saturday, April 14 at the Summer Komikon. Headlining the event are comics creators Francis Martellino, Rob Cham, and Rian Gonzales. New releases of over 100 locally-published comic books will also be launched at the convention. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Summer Komikon 2018 is happening at the Unilab Bayanihan Center, 8008 Pioneer St., Pasig City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Back 2 Mono
This weekend, go back to mono with a vinyl pop-up experience at The Alley at Karrivin. The two-day event will highlight Dance Music History with a pop-up record store, where collectors can dig through vinyl collections from Manila, Japan, and Hong Kong to find dance music from the ‘70s to the ‘90s, a music market, where music equipment and gadgets previously owned by musicians are up for grabs, and finally, a dance party featuring DJs Toti Dalmacion, Shigeki Fukuda, and Johnny Hiller.
The Alley at Karrivin is located at Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Art in the Park 2018
Spend this Sunday, April 15, surrounded by art at this year’s Art in the Park, the annual art event organized for the benefit of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines. Art in the Park is dubbed as an “affordable art fair” with all pieces priced at ₱50,000 and below. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Art in the Park 2018 will be held at the Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Anyone interested in eco-conscious and sustainable living can head down to Escolta this weekend for a fair focused on the basics of eco-living and waste management in Manila. The fair will feature an Eco Future Market, talks and discussions, zero-waste workshops, and a zero-waste party.
The fair, happening from April 14 to April 15, is hosted by HUB:Make Lab, located at 413 Escolta St., First United Building, Manila. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
South Lit Fest 2018
April is Literature Month. Celebrate the occasion with the first ever South Literary Festival, a gathering of writers groups that hail from the south of Metro Manila. Festival-goers can expect talks on the art of monologue, the collaborative process, writing graphic novels, writing poetry and much more at the event. Books and other works by local authors will also be available for sale. Admission is free.
The South Literary Festival is happening on Saturday, April 14, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Green Sun, 2285 Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Red Ninja Year 9
Music production Red Ninja celebrates its ninth year this Saturday with Red Ninja Fest Year 9. The event, happening at B Side, The Collective, boasts a lineup of indie favorites, such as Ben&Ben, Clara Benin, Lions & Acrobats. Oh, Flamingo!, She’s Only Sixteen, and Tom’s Story, as well as seasoned acts like Assembly Generals, Dicta License, Ebe Dancel, Hale, Imago, and Pedicab.
B Side, The Collective is located at 7274 Malugay St., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Sandwich 20th Anniversary Concert
Rock icon Sandwich turns 20 this year and will be celebrating with an anniversary concert this Friday, April 13. Expect to hear favorites like “Sugod,” “Betamax,” “Butterfly Carnival,” and “DVDX” at the Under the Glow of the Satellite Anniversary Concert.
The concert will be held at the Metrotent Convention Center, Metrowalk Commercial Complex, Meralco Ave., Pasig City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.