Four things to do this Nov. 21 to 27

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See the original manuscript of Jose Rizal's "Noli me Tangere" on display at the National Library of the Philippines until Nov. 29. Photo from NATIONAL LIBRARY OF THE PHILIPPINES/FACEBOOK

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines Life, Nov. 21) — Build up to the holiday hype by learning how to make your own paper and illustrate for children, viewing original manuscripts of classic Rizal novels, and catching a live orchestral collaboration.

Attend a children’s book launch and illustration workshop

November is National Children’s Month, and what better way to celebrate than a children’s book launch? Kwago Lathala Lab has parnered with the Austrian Embassy Manila, Unilab Foundation, Mind You, and LFX Multimedia Studio for a children’s book with a 3D interface. Entitled “Sala Sa Init, Sala Sa Lamig,” the book is about a child that sees her mother as an octopus and aims to raise awareness about mental health and parents with disabilities. The book is written by Kwago founder Czyka Tumaliuan and illustrated by Amir Abou-Roumié. Grab a copy at 30% off during the launch at Kwago Bookstore on Nov. 26, and join the free children’s illustration workshop while you’re there. Register here to avail of the promo. — CNN PHILIPPINES LIFE STAFF

Make your own craft paper

Maker-owned shop Tienda Wabas is opening a physical pop-up at 98B Collaboratory from Nov. 26 to Dec. 18. Specializing in hand-stitched journals bound with their special bookbinding techniques, the shop’s lone crafter Francine also creates personalized pieces for clients. Drop by to get your hands on one of their Japanese stab-bound journals or try your hand at papermaking the Tienda Wabas way through their short workshops. Admission is on a pay-what-you-want basis for the entire duration of the pop-up. For more information, visit their Instagram page. — CNN PHILIPPINES LIFE STAFF

View original “Noli me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo” manuscripts at the National Library

The National Library of the Philippines is opening an exhibit of rare books and manuscripts for free until Nov. 29. Get the chance to see rare collections from the library, including original manuscripts of Jose Rizal’s “Noli Me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo,” and “Mi Ultimo Adios,” as well as other rare photos, maps, and other memorabilia. The exhibition is located at the 2nd Floor Lobby. Audio transcriptions are available to listen to through scanning a QR code at each display. — CNN PHILIPPINES LIFE STAFF

The National Library of the Philippines is located at T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila.

Catch a live orchestral collaboration with OPM names old and new

It’s not every day that you hear an orchestra accompanying the voices of artists in the contemporary local music scene. On Nov. 25, the Manila Symphony Orchestra is hosting OPM legends and new blood for a live orchestral collaboration at the Samsung Performing Arts Theater in Circuit Makati. The lineup includes Bituin Escalante, Dan Gil, Fern, La Crema, Marga Jayy, Miss Ramonne, and Tala. Tickets are priced at ₱600. Register via this link. — CNN PHILIPPINES LIFE STAFF