9 events to go to this weekend of September 28 to September 29

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Catch the restored and remastered “Insiang” by Lino Brocka, along with a selection of other films set in the martial law period this weekend at Cinema Centenario's Never Forget Film Festival. Photo from CINEMA CENTENARIO/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, watch a musical on a mysterious religious experience, join the Body Love Revolution, enjoy cheap drinks and pop-punk classics, learn about Spanish surrealist art, bid goodbye to a beloved gig venue, catch local film screenings, attend a mental health fair, and party at one of Manila’s best drag theaters.

Never Forget Film Festival Closing

Cinema Centenario closes its Never Forget Film Festival with masterworks by some of Philippine cinema’s great directors. This Friday, Sept. 28, catch Lino Brocka’s “Insiang” (restored and remastered), which veils the horrors of martial law through the plight of its titular character.

On Saturday, watch Sari Dalena’s “Ka Oryang,” which chronicles the beginnings of the revolution; Marilou Diaz Abaya’s “Moral” (restored and remastered), a feminist ensemble drama featuring the lives of four women during the Marcos regime; and Lav Diaz’s “Batang West Side,” where the specter of martial law hangs over a Filipino detective, even when he has a new life in America.

On the festival’s closing day, the lineup includes present-day set films that urge us to never forget: Mike De Leon’s “Citizen Jake,” Adolfo Alix Jr.’s “Madilim Ang Gabi,” and Arnel Barbarona’s “Tu Pug Imatuy (The Right to Kill).”

Cinema Centenario is located at 95 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village East, Diliman, Quezon City. For tickets, schedules and other inquiries visit the Cinema Centenario Facebook page.


“Guadalupe The Musical”

What is the origin of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patron saint of the Philippines and the Americas? From Sept. 28 to Oct. 14, discover the mysterious story behind the saint through a theatrical epic directed by Baby Barredo and produced by Julie Borromeo.

The musical, created by award-winning artists Joel Trinidad (book and lyrics) and Ejay Yatco (music), is based on the mysterious, world-changing events that occurred in 1531 in New Spain, or present-day Mexico.

Victor “Cocoy” Laurel will play lead character Juan Diego, a humble Aztec mat-weaver who claims to have seen an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Laurel will share the stage with Lorenz Martinez, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, Onyl Torres, and Miguel Vasquez, with Noel Rayos, Kyla Rivera, and show creator Joel Trinidad in major roles.

Shows run Fridays through Sundays at 8 p.m., with Saturday and Sunday matinées at 3 p.m. at the Meralco Theatre.

Meralco Theatre is located at Ortigas Ave. cor. Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City. For tickets contact 577 1046 or 0917 5378 313 or call at TicketWorld at 891 9999 or visit the Ticketworld website. For more information, visit the Facebook page.


She Talks Asia: The Body Love Revolution

On Valentine’s Day of this year, She Talks Asia launched a body positivity movement called #TheBodyLoveRevolution. This Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., head to Whitespace Manila to join the Body Love Revolution conference and learn how to further the cause for self love and body positivity.

Guests can expect a series of talks on topics like the connection of our bodies and our emotions, the role of media in our evolving perceptions of beauty, and approaching fitness and food the right way.

Speakers include Erwan Heussaff of The Fat Kid Inside, Body Love Revolution founder and actress Iza Calzado, 2018 Ms. Philippines-Universe Catriona Gray, singer and actress Nikki Gil and many more.

Whitespace Manila is located at 2314 Chino Roces Ave. Extension, Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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Mess Hall Happy Hour: When September Ends

Celebrate the end of September with cocktails and shots at low prices and an opportunity to belt out that Green Day song at Mess Hall’s Happy Hour: When September Ends. Drinks will be sold for cheap from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. and guests can sing and dance the night away to DJ sets by Noel Bugia and Sid Aquilino.

The Mess Hall is located at 2316 Karrivin Plaza, Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebok event page.


Art Appreciation Lecture: Surrealist Art

Learn more about the likes of Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso at Ayala Museum’s lecture on surrealist art in Spain, happening this Saturday, Sept. 29, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with lecturer Juan Pita. Attendees will receive a lecture kit, coffee by The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and complimentary museum admission for that day.

Regular rate is at ₱450, while discounted tickets are at ₱360. Tickets for students and teachers are at ₱285 and at ₱321 for senior citizens and PWDs.

Ayala Museum is located at Makati Ave. cor. Dela Rosa St., Makati City. For tickets and reservations, contact Ayala Museum at education@ayalamuseum.org or (632) 759 82 88 loc 8272, or visit the Facebook event page.


End of An Era: B-Side Closing Party

B-Side — long considered one of the most iconic venues for local music — will be closing up shop by the end of the month. Join patrons and fans at the closing gig, happening this Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. onwards.

Attendees can expect sets by Red-I, Don P, Soulsteppa, Mulan, Toro, Digital Dan Boi (UK), Big Answer Sound, Dott Seki, Jay Ru, Super Mikki, and Ras Taro at the indoor stage, and Greyhoundz, Queso, Cheats, Tarsius, Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas, Ourselves The Elves, Kapitan Kulan, Cosmic Love, Hernandez Brothers, Goodleaf, and Bawal Clan at the outdoor stage.

B-Side is located at The Collective, 7274 Malugay St., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


Cine Areté

Watch a local film this weekend at Cine Areté — a film festival presented by Areté, in partnership with Cinemalaya, Pinoy Indie Films Road Show, and the Loyola Film Circle — that features a series of local film forums and screenings of past and recent local films.

This Friday, Sept. 28, at 5 p.m., moviegoers can watch the 1956 crime film “Anak Dalita,” directed by Lamberto V. Avellana. On Sunday, Sept. 30, at 5 p.m., the event will be screening Sheron R. Dayoc’s “Halaw,” the Best Film, Best Director, Best Editing, and Best Actor winner at the 2010 Cinemalaya Film Festival.

Areté is located at University Rd., Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


Lucent Fair 2018

Enjoy a day centered on promoting and normalizing the discourse on mental health at Warehouse Eight’s Lucent Fair. For an entrance fee of ₱150, visitors can join a calligraphy workshop by Louise Anog, listen to talks by Talyn Condino and Teej Alimorong, and watch performances by AJ Yabut, Cid Palma, CJ Maramara, EJ de Perio, Elise Huang, and more. There will also be a market of various goods from stickers and artworks to pastries and local craft beers.

The event is from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Warehouse Eight, Warehouse 8-B, 2241 Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


UNKNWN.Mwah with Maarten (Beam, Bangkok)

Community and music-driven event experience UNKNWN produces shows that transform hidden urban gems into venues for local and international artists. This Saturday, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., UNKNWN takes over legendary drag theater Club Mwah! with performances by Bangkok-based DJ Maarten Goetheer, as well as Samantha Nicole, Emel Rowe, and Mikail.

Tickets are sold at ₱500 and come with two San Miguel Super Dry beers.

Club Mwah! Is located at 3rd Flr., The Venue Tower, 652 Boni Ave., Mandaluyong City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.