5 events to go to this weekend of April 6 to April 8

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Black Maria Cinema's LGBTQ film week will start on Apr. 6, and will feature four films from Cinema One Originals: "Baka Bukas," "2 Cool 2 B 4gotten," "Philippino Story," and "Miss Bulalacao." Photo from BLACK MARIA CINEMA

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, have tea in Binondo, engage in a masterclass filmmaking session, attend a young indie band’s single and music video launch, watch LGBTQ films at a local cinematheque, and attend a pop-up bazaar.

LGBTQ Week at Black Maria Cinema

Black Maria Cinema will be hosting its first LGBTQ week. Starting on April 6, the week-long run of “Film Has No Gender” will feature four films from Cinema One Originals: the coming of age film “2 Cool 2 B 4gotten,” the romantic drama “Baka Bukas,” one of Mark Gil’s last essential performances “Philippino Story,” and the drag princess pregnancy film “Miss Bulalacao.”

For listings and schedule visit the Black Maria Cinema event page.

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Rediscovering Binondo Part 2 - Tea with Tinio

Start your Saturday morning with a talk about the families of national heroes and Chinese heritage in the Philippines in the second part of “Rediscovering Binondo” series. Heritage expert Martin “Sonny” Tinio Jr., who was a former museum curator of the Intramuros Administration and of Malacañang Palace, will be discussing the history of Binondo from 1850 to 1900, which is focused on the arrival of the Chinese and the family legacies of the Rizals and the Lunas.

The talk will be on April 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Yuchenco Museum. Tickets are ₱300. For reservations and inquiries contact (632) 889-1234 or info@yuchengcomuseum.org. Visit the Yuchengco Museum website for more details.

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Masterclass on Filmmaking with Irene Villamor

Learn from the director of “Camp Sawi” and the recent release, “Meet Me in St. Gallen” about the basics of filmmaking. Villamor will teach about production, scriptwriting, and creative producing.

The masterclass will be on April 7 to 8 from 9:00 am to 12:00 nn. For reservations visit the event’s Facebook page for details.

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Oh, Flamingo! "Bottom of This" Single + MV Launch

Indie rock band Oh, Flamingo! Will be releasing their new single, “Bottom of This,” and its accompanying music video on April 6, 8 p.m. at Route 196 in Katipunan. Also playing are Tom’s Story, La Loba Negra, and The Ransom Collective.

For tickets and other details, visit the Facebook event page.



Team Manila’s creative lab, Design Dept., will be celebrating their first anniversary with a release of their new collection, DesPlay (Design+Play) and creative fair featuring young local artists and live performances.

The event is on April 7, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Suez & Zapote in Makati. For more information visit the event’s Facebook page.