7 events to go to this weekend of March 1 to March 3

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Enjoy house, funk, and disco beats this Saturday at Raw Cuts. Photo from XX XX/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, party to funk, house, and disco music, enjoy a music festival by the beach, attend a workshop on music production and fostering community, join a talk on the influence of reading on an artist’s practice, learn about the Battle of Manila in a special walking tour, catch a gig featuring local indie acts, and watch a play on the life of a Filipino comfort woman.

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Make your way to XX XX in Makati this Saturday for a night of house, funk, and disco music care of DJs Limsum, Like Animals, and James Grr.

Admission is free. The party starts at 10 p.m.

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


Malasimbo Year 9

Every year, the mountains of Puerto Galera come alive during the Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival. This year, the festival’s ninth, the party is moving to White Beach for a beachfront festival. Artists on the lineup include Robert Glasper, Anomalie, Laneous, IV of Spades, I Belong to the Zoo, Ruby Ibarra, Munimuni, Coeli, Carousel Casualties, The Blue Rats, and many more.

Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival is happening from March 1 to March 3 at Puerto Galera, Mindoro. For tickets and other information, visit their website.


The Rest Is Noise Four Now: A Community For Creation

The Rest Is Noise (TRIN) is a music events group that puts together concerts featuring a mix of local and international talent on the same stage. Gearing up for their Summer Noise concert happening on May 18, their biggest show yet, TRIN is hosting an afternoon talk where they’ll be sharing their four-year journey, visual identity, and fostering a community. Summer Noise tickets will also be available at the talk.

The event is happening on Saturday, March 2 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Jess & Pat’s. Admission is free.

Jess & Pat’s is located at 2/F 63 Maginhawa St., U.P. Village, Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


A Curated Shelf Conversations: Tad Ermitaño

This Saturday, at 7 p.m., head to Kwago Book Bar for A Curated Shelf, a collaboration between the book bar and publishing platform Comma, meant as a “platform for critical and playful conversations about publications and publishing as a discursive practice.” For the first in a series of talks, artist Tad Ermitaño, who will also be exhibiting 15 publications that have influenced him and his practice, will give a talk on “why reading forms an integral part of his artistic practice and who he has become as an individual.”

The event is free for registered attendees and ₱200 for walk-ins.  

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


Alternatrip Presents: What the Fuzz!

Visit Mow’s this Friday for a gig featuring local indie acts Identikit, Rusty Machines, The Geeks, Megumi Acorda, Pastilan Dong!, and Public Places.

The event starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are ₱200 with one free drink.

Mow’s is located at Kowloon House Basement, 20 Matalino St., Quezon City. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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Stories from the War: Manila Transitio 1945

Join a special tour this Sunday to learn more about the Battle of Manila. With a mix of historical anecdotes and firsthand accounts, this special walking tour across Intramuros — featuring performances as well — aims to showcase the brutality of that period in time.

Tickets are ₱600. The tour starts at 3 p.m.

Meet-up point for the tour is at Puesto Manila, Gen. Luna St., Manila. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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“Nana Rosa”

Learn about the life of the first Filipina comfort woman to speak publicly about her ordeal through “Nana Rosa” a play written by screenwriter and playwright Rody Vera and directed by José Estrella. “Nana Rosa” follows the life of Rosa Henson, a Filipina who spent nine months as a sex slave for Imperial Japanese soldier in WWII. The play features actors Peewee O’Hara and Upeng Galang Fernandez alternating as Rosa Henson.

The show will run from 27 Feb. to 17 March at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor, Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City. For show dates, tickets, and more information, visit Dulaang U.P.’s Facebook page.