The Best Fringe Things To Do This Weekend
It’s a leap year, which means we get one more day than usual this month. That’s one more day to have fun! When you’re heading out this weekend, don’t miss out on Fringe! Check out the Be App and this weekend’s Fringe Manila highlights below:
This time in “Neo-Seppuku”, GekitoraX will show a contemporary Japanese dance world that cannot be seen anywhere else. They do mix real dance pieces, video works, and talks about the Japanese dance industry, Wotaku culture especially Vocaloid, Manga and Anime, etc.
Ticket is FREE!!
When and Where? Fri 28th Feb 8pm at Pineapple Lab
SAP, Concepto Poblacion and FringeMNL is teaming up for Fringe Unhinged! Live stand-up comedy show featuring Sergio Belarus Official, Herman Gacosta, Edward Chico, Mardee Cris de Guzman and Jam Perez. With special musical performances too!
Tickets are at 300 pesos.
When and where? Fri 28th Feb 8pm at Concepto
Ikarus Pocket Plays: Compass x Alter
For its first production of the new 2020 season, Ikarus will show two original not-your-run-off-the-mill theaterical pieces. Think of a stageless, no-glitz, intimate theater experience!
The two plays are part of the Theater Bytes run last October 2019, a festival of plays about living in a rapidly advancing technological age.
Compass is about a young woman‘s search of identity by peering into the history of her online accounts. Alter is a love story which highlights the binary difference between online dating and real-world dating.
It’s a pay-what-you-can show!
When and where? Fri 28th Feb, 8pm at Commune
Missjoe Abuda’s Cabaret (Yr2)
Another night of freedom, expression and bravery: uncensored!
It’s going to be an intimate show that showcases creativity, talent and passion while celebrating the unique Filipino artistry.
From circus acts to hip hop dancers, aerialists to drag queens, urban style to burlesque, this year’s diverse lineup of performance artists will surely leave you wanting for more!
Hosted by cabaret mistress, Lady Bedspacer (Jodinand Villaflores Aguillon) with beats by DJ Ayel Mari to put you in the mood.
Curated and directed by Missjoe Abuda.
Show is strictly for 18yo and above only!
When and where? Fri 28th Feb, 8pm at Addlib Dance Studio
ARTEMPUS X: A group show about the romance of directions, the nuances of every day, and the powers of the universe at play. Artists are: Janroe Cabiles, Chino Carlo and Dar San Agustin.
Artempus is a multidisciplinary concept in which the artists construct layers of stories, sharing bouts of nostalgia, love, and art as a time capsule of memories. Now, we are navigating across latitudes of laughter versus discontent through the Tarot. We piece together a path through codes and signs that intertwine; and thus make sense of where we’re from, where we are, and where we’re going.
When and Where? 29th Feb, from 7pm at the new A Space in Poblacion
Where is Kwago?
Kwago, along with Purveyr, is starting the decade with a new bookstore and publishing lab in Bangkal, Makati.
The two independent initiatives will launch their new home to create more opportunities for writers, artists, readers to (re)discover and deepen their love for reading, literature and print.
The opening of the new space will be celebrated over the course of 24 hours: from Saturday to Sunday!
Program includes a transient group show with works from 41 artists that expires after a day; Featuring performances by artist-activist Jon Olarte and livestream show by Alfred Marasigan all the way from London.
There is the launch of Komura; Creators Grant Winners Launch: Marren Adan, Val Angeles and Kristian Dalao present their zine and share their experience of the collaborative project
Warehouse Eight co-founder Kayla Dionisio and Kwago founder Czyka Tumaliuan will hold a forum on the importance of having a business acumen in starting and keeping a 100% independent initiatives afloat.
The Graveyard Shift includes performances from dusk till dawn! Sunrise gigs with women in music, like Yassy T. and Pamcy. Experience the Slow Brunch: Conversations over brunch on self-publishing and fiction with Marguerite Alcazaren De Leon from 10am – 11am before DnD!
DnD and Cereals: Starts around 11am – 1pm on Sunday. The game will be moderated by TableTaft Boardgame Café game coach and Fort7 dungeon master Mark Daniel Broñozo.
Entrance Fee: Pay what you can!
When and where? Sat 29th Feb to Sun 1st Mar at the new Kwago in Bangkal, Makati
Night of Worship
Night of Worship is a performance show featuring queer, offbeat, Filipino artists working in concrete and meaningful ways to address the issues facing the LGBTQIA+ community. This is an avenue for experimental and alternative art, which lacks visibility in our queer spaces, put together by Worshipthegays.
Door Charge: 350 PHP with free beer (proceeds will go to PAFPI)
When and where? Sat 29th Feb 8pm at Pineapple Lab
Dreams Come True
Galaw.Co is pleased to present DREAMS COME TRUE, a new dance theatre production in line with Fringe Manila. It is a three-part performance featuring:
THROUGH DOORS, a film by Simon Te, performed by the Galaw.Co company. Set at the beautiful Pinto Art Museum, shadows, light, and dance merge to make poetry and give justice to our being.
WHEN THINGS BECOME REAL, a duet featuring Joni Galeste and Jordan Bartolome, created by PJ Rebullida to music by Jef Flores. Two humans dance to the abstract, leading them through twists and turns until they find themselves enmeshed in what is real and tangible.
IPIS/KAFKA, featuring the whole company in a work inspired by Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. We question what it means to exist shackled to the expectations of society and of one’s personal world. Direction by PJ Rebullida.
When and where? Sat 29th Feb 8pm and Sun 1st Mar 6pm at the Mirror Studio