6 events to go to this weekend of February 8 to February 10

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Plants, pottery, crystals, baked goods, and vegetarian food are just some of the things you can pick up at Artesania's pop-up fair this Friday. Photo from ARTESANIA/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, shop for unique finds at a pop-up fair with local artisans and crafters, head to the new and improved Warehouse 8 for a day of music and art, attend a collaborative exhibition on visualizing sound, catch local beatmakers and producers at XX XX, see another live collaboration between art and music at the Ayala Museum, and attend an embroidery workshop.

Gayuma sa Artesania

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, Artesania is putting together a pop-up fair featuring local artisans and crafters. On Friday, from 12 noon to 7 p.m., visitors can score unique gifts and finds from local sellers like Craft MNL, WVN Home Textiles, Anahaw Plants, Hey Kessy Pottery, Diwa Brew, The Good Seed Vegan and Vegetarian Cafe, Kuri Store Crystals, Manila Bake, and more.

Music, drinks, and food will also be available at the event until late. Visit at 3 p.m. for tarot card readings.  

Artesania is located at 910 Arnaiz Ave., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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Rites of Passage at the Warehouse

This Saturday, launching its newly refurbished space, new partners, and programs, Warehouse Eight and Kwago are holding a “binyag” of sorts for the performance/events venue and book bar. There will be an open jam for music and poetry, as well as a talk on publishing with illustrators Rob Cham and Mich Cervantes, publisher Balangay Press, visual artist Lyra Garcellano, Purveyr co-owners Marvin Conanan and Sara Martinez, artist collective Sketchy People, feminist publisher Gantala Press, writer Katrina Stuart Santiago, and more.  

Doors open at 11 a.m. Those who RSVP will receive a free zine made exclusively for the launch.

Warehouse Eight is located at Warehouse 8-A, La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City. For more information visit the Facebook event page.

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“Visualizing Sound”

Visit the U.P. Vargas Museum this weekend for the opening of the exhibition “Visualizing Sound,” a collaboration between artist Gerardo Tan, musicologist Felicidad A. Prudente, and master weaver Sammy Buhle wherein an audio and video documentation notated in modern sound symbols is translated into visual images, then interpreted in textile by the ikat method.

The exhibit’s opening reception is happening on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the 3F galleries of the museum. The exhibit runs until March 7.

U.P. Vargas Museum is located at Roxas Ave., U.P. Diliman, Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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Natural Ingredients 001: XX XX

Head to XX XX this Friday to watch local musicians bring tropical sensibilities, Afrobeat, neo-soul, jazz, and esoteric house to the club from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Guests can expect music by producer Like Animals, drum and percussion duo Hernandez Brothers, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Rhxanders, producer and DJ Lustbass, and experimental musician similarobjects.

Entrance fee is ₱300 with one free drink.

XX XX is located at 20b, La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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Creative Nights: Gus Albor x CRWN

Minimalist artist Gus Albor and local beatmaker CRWN will be participating in a live collaboration of music and art at the second installment of Creative Nights. Aside from the live collab, Albor will be showcasing his “Territory” exhibit, and food and drinks will be served. Catch the event this Friday at 7 p.m. at the Ayala Museum.  

Ticket prices are as follows: ₱1500 for VIP tickets (includes priority seating, meet and greet with the artists, an exhibit tour with the museum’s senior curator, and other exclusive offerings), ₱700 for regular tickets reserved through TicketWorld or the museum counter, ₱900 for walk-ins, and ₱500 for Ayala Museum members and partners.   

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

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Embroidery workshop at National Museum

For National Arts Month, the National Museum is holding an embroidery workshop on Feb. 8 and Feb. 22.

This Friday, the “Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition, Lecture Series, Weaving and Embroidery Demonstrations and Workshops featuring Piña-seda: Pineapple and Silk Cloths from the Tropics” opens at the Reception Room, National Museum of Anthropology. Alongside the exhibit’s opening, the first embroidery workshop will commence from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is free but slots are limited. Pre-registration is required.

The National Museum of Anthropology is located at P. Burgos Dr., Rizal Park, Manila. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.