Things to do this weekend (Oct. 12 – 14): PH textile fair, Cinema One film fest, Alliance Française open house, ‘A Game of Trolls,’ & Marvel marathon

True blue Manileños, recent transplants, and visitors to our city all know — there is never a lack of things to do in Manila. This is Coconuts Manila’s guide to all things good and great happening over the coming weekend. Peruse it, take note of everything that interests you, and hit us up on our Facebook page or on Twitter @CoconutsManila to sound off on what you think.

Change-up your wardrobe with traditional Philippine textiles

Photo: HABI The Philippine Textile Council Facebook page.
Photo: HABI The Philippine Textile Council/FB

Date: Oct. 12 – 14 (Friday – Sunday)
Venue: Glorietta Activity Center, Palm Drive Palm Dr., Makati City

For those who now find shopping in fast-fashion stores a little ho-hum, here’s an event that might help add a bit more character and distinction to the ol’ wardrobe.

Likhang HABI is a fair happening this Friday to Sunday that will showcase traditional textiles from all over the Philippines. While there will certainly be uncut pieces, booths will also include ready-to-wear (or use) items like bags, blouses, and home decor.

For more information, visit the HABI Philippine Textile Council Facebook page

Watch the latest from the country’s indie directors 

Photo: Hospicio's Facebook account.
Photo: Hospicio/FB

Date: Oct. 12 (Friday) – 21 (Sunday)
Venue:  Power Plant Mall, Hidalgo Dr., Rockwell Center, Makati City 
Santolan Town Plaza, Santolan Rd., San Juan City
Trinoma Mall, North Ave. cor. EDSA, Quezon City
Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Ayala Ave. Makati City
Gateway Mall, Araneta Center Cubao, Quezon City

The Cinema One Originals Film Festival is back and will once again showcase films from young indie film directors.

This includes the controversial avant-garde film Fisting which had to change its title to Never Tear Us Apart when some complained that its original name was too, er, graphic.

Apart from new local indies, foreign films like Las Herederas and The Miseducation of Cameron Post; and local classics like Anak and Dekada ’70 will also be screened.

The best part is, the festival is happening in several participating cinemas around the metro.

Learn more about the featured films, here.  

Immerse in French culture, right here in Manila 

Photo: Alliance Française de Manille Facebook page.
Photo: Alliance Française de Manille/FB

Date: Oct. 13, Saturday
Venue: Alliance Française de Manille, 209 Nicanor Garcia St., Bel-Air II, Makati City

Filipino Francophiles, listen up!

The Alliance Française de Manille will be holding an open house this Saturday where it will offer trial lessons for its language classes and screen French films.

Attendees will also be treated to French food while those who want to immerse themselves in French culture even further can looking into offerings in their job fair.

For more information, visit the Alliance Française de Manille Facebook page

Enter the world of internet trolls through a musical

Photo: PETA Theater Center Facebook page.
Photo: PETA Theater Center/FB

Date: Oct. 13 (Saturday) &  Oct. 14 (Sunday); Oct. 20 (Saturday) & Oct. 21 (Sunday)
Venue: PETA Theater Center No. 5, Eymard Dr., New Manila, Quezon City

Internet trolls are everywhere. At best, they annoy the heck out of people, but at worst they spread fake BS around that many eat up as actual news. That’s what the new musical A Game of Trolls is all about.

It tells the story of a troll who works as a “keyboard warrior” for a guy who runs an online pro-martial law campaign. Things take a turn when ghosts of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ martial law start haunting him.

Tickets are available on Ticket World and cost PHP500 (US$9.23) – PHP1,200 (US$22.14). 

Don’t miss out on a Marvel Movie Marathon

Photo: Screenshot from Marvel Youtube channel.
Photo: Screenshot from Marvel/Youtube

Date: Oct. 13 (Saturday) – Oct. 21 (Sunday)
Venue: Various participating cinemas nationwide. Check out the list here.

Binge-watching at home is great and all but Marvel films are meant to be watched on the big screen.

Good news for fanboy and fangirls, though, because 16 Marvel films will be screened in theaters once again starting this weekend in celebration of Marvel Studios’ 10th anniversary.

This includes: Iron Man, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The First Avenger, Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Avengers, Captain America: Civil War, Thor, Thor: Ragnarok, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Black Panther, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the fan-fave Avengers: Infinity War.

Find the list of participating theaters here

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