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Koji Arsua (The Philippine Star) - September 13, 2014 - 12:00am

Listen to Cut Copy live

MANILA, Philippines - Maybe you’ve heard of Cut Copy, but if you haven’t, you should check them out before their concert tonight. Cut Copy is an Australian electronic band that started in vocalist DJ Dan Whitford’s house, but the group now has a record deal and four albums. Pitchfork has called them one of the first in the indie pop scene, and the website described their second album “In Ghost Colours” as a light, confident, and gloriously positive record. Their third album “Zonoscope” was also praised, saying that the band mastered the “architecture of dance music.” Their next and latest album was less enthusiastically received, but it still has enough highlights to make their live shows a “must-see.” This means lots of jumping and dancing, because come on, who wants to see a dance musician just standing as he performs, right? Bring tons of water if you’re going. Cut Copy will perform at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura tonight at 8 p.m.

Watch Cine Europa

If you’re craving good cinema this month, we suggest “Cine Europa,” one of the longest-running film festivals in the country. As the name suggests, the festival screens films from European countries like Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. This year’s theme is family, a perfect fit considering we are a close-knit community. It’s hard to recommend films because of the number, but you might want to check out UK’s film Metro Manila, and three films from the Philippines: Magnifico, Lav Diaz’s Norte, and Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros. To prove how we’re all in this together (cue High School Musical), after the festival on Sept. 11 to 21, they will bring the films to Baguio, Ilo-Ilo, Cebu, Leyte, Tacloban, Davao, Zamboanga, and Cagayan de Oro. For a full schedule of the Manila run (and the national tour), head on over to www.filmpolicereviews.com. Did we mention it’s free? Cine Europa will be held at the Shang Cineplex.

Watch the Mid-Autumn Film Festival

But if your persuasion is more Asian, we have the Mid-Autumn Film Festival. Celebrated in time for the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (or the Mooncake Festival), Lucky Chinatown and Newport Cinemas will host a free film festival featuring Chinese films. They have the Tony Leun-starring Red Cliffs, an epic war drama based on history; Hua Mulan, a more mature version compared to the Disney movie; The Rooftop, a musical/martial arts film written, directed, and scored by Jay Chou; and the comedy Lost on Journey. We recommend The Rooftop, because, of course, of Jay Chou. Kidding aside, we’re curious to see how he will execute a musical slash martial arts film. The Mid-Autumn Festival will be held from Sept. 14 to 19. For full schedules, you may call the Lucky Chinatown Concierge at 576-8139 or Newport Mall at Resorts World Manila at 836-6333 and 908-8833.

Shop at As In Shop x Kalsada Ukay

You’re probably broke because you decided to get the iPhone 6. But you still want to buy books, CDs, and clothes. How do you resolve that? May we suggest the fourth edition of the As In Shop x Kalsada Coffee Pop-Up Shop tomorrow? They have photo zines from Jippy Pascua, Shireen Seno, and Charles Aaron Salazar, limited-edition DVDs of experimental filmmaker John Torres, new and pre-loved books on film, photography, architecture, and travel, shoes, clothes, accessories, CDs, and DVDs. The pop-up shop will also have its ukay of Uniqlo, H&M, American Apparel, Graniph, Paul Frank, Nike, and Patagonia. Kalsada will serve its pour over and cold brew coffee from single origin beans from Benguet and Mountain Province, and coffee cocktails. Have a coffee cocktail to celebrate your savings, but make sure you’re not broke. The Pop-Up Shop will be held at As In Shop, 59 Mahabagin St. (around the corner from Burger Project & Sancho’s), Teacher’s Village.

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