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Rock, rap, and ramen: The weekend event roundup

Regine Cabato (The Philippine Star) - May 3, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The countdown to Cinco de Mayo begins, but what do you do when you don’t know what to do? Whether you’re an aspiring backpacker, music lover, or comic book geek, there is an agenda in Metro Manila. Young Star rounds up this weekend’s events.

Terra incognita: Travel panoramas by Derek Tumala

Derek Tumala is a man of the world – literally. Directly translating to “unknown land,” “Terra Incognita,” his photo exhibit, promises its viewers a window to the world and a dose of wanderlust. It opened yesterday, but will continue to run this weekend at Big Bad Wolf PH in Bonifacio Global City.

Swerve City: Deftones night

Brought to Manila by Solid! and Red Ninja Productions, this tribute to the alternative band Deftones anticipates their May 26 concert in World Trade Center, Pasay, tomorrow, May 4. It will feature performances by Diachroma, Jejaview, Earthmover, Similar Objects, The Butchercons, Robin Nievera, and Mad Hatter Day.The show will be held tomorrow at 9 p.m. at SaGuijo Café, Makati, the night promises voices that will — as their single Swerve City goes — travel through the air.

Nomama Ramen pop-up kitchen

Ramen is all the rage, and Quezon City’s Nomama restaurant knows it. Their upcoming pop-up kitchen features a menu arranged by chef Him Uy de Baron and serves a variety of desserts, salads, and ramen. They will be serving lunch and dinner from May 3  to 4 (today and tomorrow) at La Galerie in Atelier 37, Palm Rock Building, Makati. You can also call 358-0987 or (0917) 830-8393 for reservations.

Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day, arguably the biggest comic book event in the country, is back. Fully Booked and Comic Odyssey are handing out a free comic per person in participating branches, while three free comics per person will be given at their High Street branch. If you’re lucky, you might be able to get finds signed by the artists present. Free Comic Book Day is on tomorrow, May 4; check out www.fullybookedonline.com for more details.

Boom Bap Friday

The people who brought you Irie Sunday and Dubplate Manila now present Boom Bap Friday in a night that celebrates ’90s hip hop, funk, soul, jazz, and — of course — a healthy dose of boom bap. It will be held tonight at B-Side, The Collective, from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

BIG BAD WOLF BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY BOOM BAP FRIDAY COMIC DEFTONES DEREK TUMALA FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SWERVE CITY
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