When Lakas strolls through his neighborhood one sunny afternoon, the last thing he expects to find is a group of tap-dancing, drum-beating, karaoke-singing new friends. But his friends face a crisis: their home, the Makibaka Hotel, is about to be sold. They must pack their belongings and leave in 30 days. But in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, where is there to go? Their rollicking protest against eviction becomes a clarion call to the community, but is it enough to save the Makibaka? Carl Angel’s effervescent paintings vibrate with the rich urban rhythms of city life in this second collaboration with author and poet Anthony D. Robles.