NOT all pre-Valentine weekends are created equal. For some, it can be full of anticipation, booze, bitterness, or if one is in luck—love. And for some, it’s just another weekend to unwind, relax, forget the week that was and ease into the week that’s to come.

For 22 Tango Records, it means being back at Fujinoya on Feb. 11, for another round of Cuppa Folk, good coffee, and stories told through songs by homegrown artists.

This leg will feature Lourdes Maglinte, Vincent Eco and Kurt Ebarita. The show will introduce breakout artist, Diane Tungol. Get ready for some hard-hitting lyrics and some spine-tingling music with this session’s line-up of artists.

Cuppa Folk is a coffee shop series designed to give singer-songwriters and coffee-loving music listeners the perfect atmosphere for sharing and listening to songs and stories. The intimate set-up allows the artist and audience to be in close range where there can be an exchange of energy and interaction.

Of course, in true 22 Tango fashion, the #ShhhhPolicy will be implemented, encouraging the audience to keep background conversations to a minimum. The aim is to enable the listeners to consciously and intentionally listen to the performances. It also hopes to provide a safe and sacred space for artists to freely embrace vulnerability and bare themselves in front of a crowd.

Fujinoya along Wilson St., Lahug, Cebu City is the sixth coffee shop to embrace Cuppa Folk, and CDs from homegrown artists can be bought there. Fujinoya is known for its Japanese pastries and desserts so head on there this Feb. 11 for some cake, coffee and songs. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. PR