Eight things to do this Nov. 16 to 21

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Activity and event recommendations from the CNN Philippines Life staff. Screencap from LIONSGATE MOVIES/YOUTUBE

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines Life, Nov. 16) — This week, let the "Hunger Games" prequel feed you big-screen thrills, listen to OPM classics played with the kulintang, bake sourdough pan de sal from scratch, shop a tight edit of art and collectibles, visit the longest-running organic food festival in Asia, dive into Baguio's rich creative culture at this cultural festival, see otherworldly oil paintings, and discuss the business of fashion with lauded local designers.

Let the "Hunger Games" prequel feed you big-screen thrills and Hunter Schafer in futuristic fashions

This week, celebrate the opening week of "The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes,” a prequel set 64 years before the events in the first film. Through a young Coriolanus Snow, we watch as the people of Panem are compelled to watch and root against tributes fighting for survival — the beginnings of the competition we know today.

See Viola Davis’ Dr. Volumnia Gaul looking beat for the gods while delivering a beatdown, a younger and tamer Flickerman (Jason Schwartzman), and President Snow (Tom Blyth) in a spicy romance with Rachel Zegler’s Lucy Gray. May the odds of getting a good cinema seat be in your favor!

Catch "The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes" at SM Cinemas now. Reserve tickets at the SM website, app, or ticket booths.

Listen to OPM classics played with the kulintang

This Friday, Filipinas Heritage Library partners with HUMANFOLK for “Jeepney Jazz,” — a music gig headlined by jazz guitar legend Johnny Alegre and vocalist Abby Clutario as they crank out renditions of OPM classics with indigenous percussion and our native kulintang. For ₱1,400, enjoy the concert with pica-pica and refreshments from the open bar. Secure tickets here.

“Jeepney Jazz” will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Filipinas Heritage Library in the Ayala Museum G/F.

Bake sourdough pan de sal from scratch

This Nov. 21, BGC bakery and brunch spot Maker & Made invites novice and intermediate-level bakers to their Tuesday bread making workshop. In the three-hour session, make artisanal country loaves and sourdough pan de sal to take home. The ₱3,500 fee is inclusive of the hands-on session, sourdough starter, ingredients, an apron, bread making tools, and snacks. RSVP here. For updates on upcoming workshops, visit Marker and Made on Instagram and Facebook.

The bread making workshop will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Maker & Made, G/F Milestone, Fifth Avenue, BGC.

Shop a tight edit of art and collectibles from Manila's coolest creatives

This Saturday, mini fair “Novel #1” assembles — books, zines, comics, music, DIY instruments, art prints, drawings, photographs, and crafts, all from big-name creatives like Anna Canlas, Apol Sta. Maria, Cacao Biblioteka, Dex Fernandez, Exploding Galaxies, Fotomoto, Future Fellow, Glenn Mendiola, Good Intentions Books, Guava Sketches, Jel Suarez, Jun-Jun Sta. Ana, Little Alagads, Ourselves the Elves, Pau Tiu, Rob Cham, Ruthless Sound Collective, Shonenbat Collective, Signs Fiction, Type Distort Decay, Ultrastructure, and 1F Projects. Entrance is free. For more information on the fair and upcoming creative events, visit 1F Projects on Instagram.

“Novel #1” will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at La Fuerza Compound 2241 Chino Roces Ave. Makati.

Visit the longest-running organic food festival in Asia, held in Bacolod

From Nov. 15 to 19, the Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival will be held in Bacolod City, showcasing farm produce from Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental. Now in its 16th year, the festival celebrates the theme “Regeneration for Future Generations” with a spotlight on eco-friendly farming practices through a variety of talks, from Gaita Fores on her farm-to-table journey to Yana Gilbuena-Babu on pre-colonial gastronomy. For more information on the festival, visit Slow Food Negros in Facebook and Instagram.

The “Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival” will be held at the Provincial Capitol grounds, North Capitol Road, Negros Residences, and the Food Terminal Market of Occidental Negros (FTMON).

Dive into Baguio's rich creative culture at this cultural festival

In its sixth year of celebrating Baguio as a UNESCO Creative City for Crafts and Folk Arts, the City of Baguio hosts "Ibagiw 2023, a massive, month-long cultural festival featuring everything from a photo exhibition of Cordillera women from the 1990s to art crossed over with cacao. For more information on the calendar of activities and corresponding locations for the festival, visit their Facebook page.

"Ibagiw 2023: The Baguio Creative Festival Salutations” will be held until Nov. 25.

See otherworldly oil paintings by a Fondazione Coppola-awarded artist

Enrico Minguzz, recipient of the esteemed Fondazione Coppola in Italy, partners with Altro Mondo Creative Space for his latest exhibit, “Flos.” In the nature-inspired exhibit, see Minguzz’s art portray nuanced realism and the dialogue between foreground and background, be it through plants or celestial realms rendered through oil paint. For more information on upcoming events, shows and exhibits, visit Altro Mondo Creative Space on Facebook and Instagram.

“Flos” is on display until Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Altro Mondo Creative Space, 1159 Chino Roces Ave., San Antonio Village, Makati.

Discuss the business of fashion with lauded local designers

From Nov. 17 to 19, PHx Fashion Group’s annual fashion conference takes place at the Ayala Museum. Conceptualized and led by fashion entrepreneur Esme Palaganas and designer Seph Bagasao, the conference provides a creative business environment for the fashion-hungry through panel discussions with the likes of TFC Press, Norman René De Vera, and Vogue Philippines, and a chance to present your designs for a Portfolio Review

At the conference, meet TFC Press founder Philippe Terrien, Filipino designer Carl Jan Cruz, co-founders of bespoke jewelry-maker 13 Lucky Monkey, Dante Dizon and Noli Coronado, Hydra-design Group founder and designer Dan Matutina, and more. Stay updated with the latest news and speaker announcements through the event’s official Instagram and Facebook. Secure tickets here.

The PHx Fashion Conference 2023 will be held at the Ayala Museum, Makati.