8 events to go to this long weekend of November 30 to December 2

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Watch musicians like Calix, BLKD, The General Strike, and more at a fundraiser for families affected by the war on drugs. Photo from SLEEPING BOY COLLECTIVE/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, attend a benefit gig for families affected by the war on drugs, learn how to discuss sensitive topics with kids, listen to a discussion on the life and work of a legendary komikero, help out at Escolta St. with donations and activities for street kids, get vintage and unique gifts for your loved ones at an auction, catch a feminist-themed art exhibit, watch a play at the CCP, and grab affordable urban travel gear at a warehouse sale.

You Will Know Grief: The War on Drugs and People Like Us

This Sunday, Dec. 2, listen to speakers share their experiences on the war on drugs, and see musicians like Beast Jesus, Calix, BLKD, Dobrev, The General Strike, Killratio, Legarda, and Nonentities perform at a fundraiser for families affected by it.

All proceeds will go to the affected families. The event starts at 5 p.m.

You Will Know Grief is happening at Mow’s, Kowloon House Basement, 20 Matalino St., Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


StARTing Conversations: Explaining Issues and Sensitive Topics

Kids are very impressionable, and this makes it difficult to discuss sensitive topics with them. On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Ayala Museum is hosting two lectures to help adults discuss such topics with kids. From 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Jeanette C. Patindol, author of “Tight Times,” will talk about how adults can best explain the concept of poverty to their kids, while Joshene Bersales, author of “Bianca’s Big Secret,” will be discussing how to approach the topic of bullying.

Tickets are priced at ₱550 at the regular rate; ₱450 for Ayala Museum members, AGC employees, and ARC members, students, and teachers; and ₱392.86 for PWDs and senior citizens. Tickets include free museum admission and the two featured books.

Ayala Museum is located at Makati Ave. cor. De La Rosa St., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


Conversations in Art: Francisco V. Coching

Head back to Ayala Museum on Sunday for another discussion, this time on the art and life of National Artist and komiks legend Francsico V. Coching, and his legacy on Philippine comics. The talk will be headed by Dr. Patrick Flores and Randy Valiente. This talk is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Regular tickets are priced at ₱375, ₱275 for students and teachers, and ₱267 for senior citizens and PWDs.

Ayala Museum is located at Makati Ave. cor. De La Rosa St., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.    


HUB Help Out Day

Christmas is all about giving and receiving, so what better way to kick off the month of December than by transforming the HUB Make Lab in Escolta into a venue for street kids and their families to receive help? On Dec. 1, the HUB will have arts, reading, and writing workshops, free haircut sessions, and other similar programs for select attendees.

Those who want to extend a helping hand can donate school supplies, children’s and adult clothing, hygiene kits, and art materials before Dec. 1.

HUB Make Lab is located at 413 Escolta St., First United Building, Manila. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.    


Dekada Vintage Fair & Auction

Get a head start on your Christmas shopping by popping by the Dekada Vintage Fair & Auction. On Dec. 1, collectors and bidders can score books, coins, timepieces, and other vintage items. Booths open and lots are up for preview on Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. On Dec. 1, the fair opens at 9 a.m., while the official auction starts at 1 p.m.

The auction is happening at Warehouse Eight, 2241 Don Chino Roces Ave., Warehouse 8-B, Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.    


“Edition: Feminism”

A feminist revolution that considers the Filipino people — this is the idea that “Edition: Feminism” aims to present. The exhibit features works by debuting women creatives, including pieces from students of Young Focus Philippines, “a non-profit organization that aims to provide education from preschool to college for the kids from the Smokey Mountain area in Tondo, Manila.”

Opening night is on Dec. 1, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., where there will be talks, a mini art mart, and artist meetups. The exhibit will be mounted at _Gallery at A SPACE Philippines, 110 Legazpi St., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


“Manila Notes”

Watch the Philippine adaptation of the Japanese play “Tokyo Notes” this weekend at the CCP. “Manila Notes” is playwright Rody Vera’s adaptation of the critically acclaimed play directed by Oriza Hirata, which has also been adapted in Seoul, Bangkok, and Taipei. “Manila Notes” takes place in Manila in the near future and unveils the problems we face in our modern society.

The play opens on Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. Saturday shows are at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., while Sunday shows are at 3 p.m.

“Manila Notes” will be staged at Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater), Cultural Center of the Philippines, Pasay City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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United Limsun Warehouse Sale

Got out of town plans for the holidays? Load up on travel gear this weekend at the United Limsun Warehouse Sale. From Nov. 30 to Dec. 2,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can get up to 80 percent off on products like suitcases, backpacks, tumblers, and other items from travel and lifestyle brands like Pacsafe, Focused Space, Cabin Zero, Elecom, Swiss + Tech, Loqi, Espor, and more.

The United Limsun warehouse is located at #42, 16th Ave. cor. Dioquino St., Brgy. San Roque, Cubao Quezon City.