Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, attend a talk on history, memory, and martial law, visit the annual Art Fair, watch an all-local concert, party among Garapata-inspired installations, attend the album launch of a local soul-funk band, and hoard books at the world’s biggest book sale.
Art Fair Philippines
The annual art market is back at The Link carpark this weekend, where guests can enjoy dozens of works of modern and contemporary art by Filipino artists. According to organizer Trickie Lopa, this year’s lineup is perhaps the strongest one yet, with a staging of David Medalla’s “A Stitch in Time,” the award-winning 1974 installation “Step on the Sand and Make Footprints” (curated by Ray Albano), prints and drawings by Mauro “Malang” Santos, and works by artists like Ryan Villamael, Ian Fabro, Olivia d’Aboville, MM Yu, Oca Villamael, Ling Quisimbing Ramilo, and Liv Vinluan, among many others.
The fair is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Friday, Feb. 22 to Sunday, Feb. 24. Tickets cost ₱350, and are available online until Feb. 21, and on-site over the weekend.
The Link is located at Ayala Center, Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Enjoy an all-local concert with acts like UDD, The Itchyworms, Joey Ayala, Sandwich, Pedicab, Dicta License, Johnoy Danao, Autotelic, Ang Bandang Shirley, Cheats, The Ransom Collective, Munimuni, Uprising, Shirebound and Busking, JCBX, and Oh, Flamingo! There will also be a mini-bazaar stocked with local products, food stalls, game booths, and merch.
Linya-Linya Land opens at 1 p.m., with the event starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are ₱650 for those purchased online and at Linya-Linya stores, and ₱750 at the door.
The event is happening this Saturday at the Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
History Talks: Memory and Martial Law
Commemorate the EDSA Revolution this weekend by learning about the historiography of the years that led to the revolt. On Saturday, Feb. 23, historian Brian Paul Giron will hold a lecture on memory and martial law at the Ayala Museum. This is part of Ayala Museum’s Diorama Series.
The talk starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are ₱350 at the regular rate, ₱280 for Ayala Group of Companies and museum members, ₱250 for senior citizens, and ₱175 for undergraduate students and teachers.
Ayala Museum is located at Makati Ave. cor. De La Rosa St., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Garaparty x Blitz
Head to Limbo in Poblacion this Saturday for a party/art installation collaboration by Blitz, “a multitextured take on part music,” and Garaparty, a project of Garapata where “art in any form is installed in a party venue with the participation of DJs and guest artists.”
Guests can expect holographics and AR by Ira Cruz, an installation by Subgenre, a live set by indie-electronic act Big Hat Gang, and DJ sets by ManilaAnimal, Dignos, and Karlo.
Limbo is located at 5374 Gen. Luna St., Poblacion, Makati. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Banna Harbera: "Kept in Mind" Album Launch
This Saturday, catch the album launch of local soul-funk band Banna Harbera. Happening at 8 p.m. at Social House in Makati, the event will feature performances by Carousel Casualties, One Click Straight, Conscious & The Goodness, Leanne and Naara, and Banna Harbera.
Entrance fee is ₱300 inclusive of one free drink. For those who wish to purchase the album, tickets are ₱500 inclusive of one free drink and the “Kept In Mind” album, but for the first 100 attendees, there is a discounted rate of ₱400.
Big Bad Wolf
Go on a book binge this weekend as the world’s biggest book sale returns to Manila. Big Bad Wolf opens its doors this Friday, Feb. 22, at the World Trade Center and will be open 24 hours for 11 days straight. The book sale, which was largely popular the first time it came to Manila, is said to be bringing in two million new books at up to 90 percent discounts.
World Trade Center is located at Gil Puyat Ave. Extension cor. Diosdado Macapagal Blvd.,
Pasay City. For more information, visit the Big Bad Wolf website.