Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, attend year-end parties across the metro, participate in a garage sale/fundraiser for a docu-theatre play, learn the art of production design and film producing, catch the final screenings of Maginhawa Film Festival, join a cosplay convention, and take your kids on a free tour of Philippine art and history.
The Catscratch Mixtape Vol. 3
This Friday, Dec. 28, join Catch 272 as they send off 2018 with singalongs, lip-syncs, raffles, drinks, and music. The party starts at 9 p.m. Admission is free.
Catch 272 is located at 41-B T. Gener St., Kamuning, Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Cine-Sabi filmmaking workshops
This weekend, enjoy the last two filmmaking workshops from the Maginhawa Film Festival. On Friday, Dec. 28, learn production design and the art of world-building from Popo Diaz, production designer of films like “Respeto,” “Ang Panahon ng Halimaw,” “Ang Babaeng Humayo,” and “Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita.” On Saturday, Dec. 29, learn everything about being a film producer from Alemberg Ang, producer of films like “Liway,” “Ang Larawan,” and “2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten.”
Registration fee is ₱800 for the production design workshop and ₱2,000 for the producing lecture. Slots are limited.
For venue details and other information, visit the Facebook event page.
Tugisin ang Halimaw: a year-end garage sale
Before the season of giving comes to an end, head back to Catch 272 on Saturday for a year-end garage sale. Proceeds from the sale will fund community stagings of “Sa Digma ng Halimaw,” a docu-theatre play about the war on drugs told from the perspectives of the victims’ families.
The garage sale is happening from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Catch 272 is located at 41-B T. Gener St., Kamuning, Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Maginhawa Film Festival
Catch local indie films this weekend as Maginhawa Film Festival draws to a close, especially for those looking for an alternative to the Metro Manila Film Festival.
On Dec. 28, watch Carlo Enciso Catu’s “Aria” at Cinema Centenario on Dec. 28 at 2 p.m.; Dwein Baltazar’s “Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus” at 4:30 p.m; Kip Oebanda’s “Liway” at 7 p.m.; and Charlson Ong, Choy Pangilinan, and Lito Casaje’s “Tanabata’s Wife” at 9:30 p.m.
On Dec. 29, watch Marius Talampas’ “Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap” at 12 a.m.; Dan Villegas’ “Hintayan ng Langit” at 11 a.m.; “Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus” at 1:30 p.m.; “Tanabata’s Wife” at 4 p.m.; “Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap” at 6 p.m.; “Liway” at 9 p.m.; and “Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap” again at 11:30 p.m.
On Dec. 30, catch “Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap” at 11 a.m., “Tanabata’s Wife” at 1:30 p.m., “Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap” again at 4 p.m., “Liway” at 6 p.m., “Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus” at 9 p.m., and “Hintayan ng Langit” at 11:30 p.m.
Tickets are ₱200 at the regular rate and ₱150 for students. Screenings will take place at Cinema Centenario, located at 95 Maginhawa St., Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Cosplay Matsuri 2018
From Dec. 28 to Dec. 30, cosplayers and anime-fans can make their way to the SMX Convention Center for booths, competitions, skits, and games.
Cosplay Matsuri 2018 is happening at Function Rooms 1, 2 and 3 of the SMX Convention Center Manila, MOA Complex, Pasay City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Cubao bar Today x Future celebrates the coming of the new year this Saturday, Dec. 29 with Blitz. Expect performances by Big Hat Gang and ManilaAnimal, among others. Party starts at 9 p.m.
Today x Future is located at 7-T Gen. Malvar St., Araneta Centre, Cubao, Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Christmas for Kids at Ayala Museum
Take your kids, siblings, and nieces and nephews to Ayala Museum this Sunday for an educational tour on Philippine art and history. Admission is free for kids, and the first 100 attendees get a free CANVAS storybook.
The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ayala Museum is located at Makati Ave. cor. De La Rosa St., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
International Secret Society - End of Year Ball
Ring in the new year with a night of mystery and intrigue at XX XX’s year-ender party on Dec. 31, 11 p.m. Guests will be given masks at the door, where they can leave their inhibitions and party until it’s 2019.
Musical guests include Cedez Benz, Earl Dignos, Hotdog, James Grr, Jo Paradis, LaCrema, Luh Masheen, Mafia, ManilaAnimal, Mulan, Red-I, Roy de Borja, SBSTNCE, Sgt. Vez, Shaun Reyes, Tarantella, Uncon Sci and XIII.
XX XX is located at La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.