EVENTS Happening in the Philippines
Come and listen to the classic hits of the 60s as international balladeer and artist Tom Jones is set to come back in Manila this 2016. Jones is famous for his songs which sold over a hundred million record copies nationwide. His most popular songs include the surefire hits “Green, Green Grass of Home, “Delilah,” and “Sex Bomb” which topped numerous music charts both in the United Kingdom and in America. The award-winning singer’s rise to fame started when he and his group played at gigs in dance halls and performed in Las Vegas. Tom Jones became famous as well when it comes to his style of dress which later […]
Attention all car enthusiasts! The much-anticipated Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) will again gather the finest rides on April 7-10, 2016 at the World Trade Center on April 7-10, 2016. MIAS is the grandest motoring event being held in the Philippines every summer. This event is the perfect place to have a look at brand new cars, concept car and gadget exhibits, motorsports clinic and a whole lot more about automotive stuff. Aside from that, MIAS also features car contests and recognitions for car owners and exhibitors including the Car of the Year award. Next summer’s occasion will be filled with various segments and will showcase over 400 car units […]
Witness a unique event as the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Ballet Philippines proudly present Opera: A Rebirth in Arabesque, a theatrical dance performance based on the celebrated artwork installations of Gabriel Barredo. The event, in cooperation with the French Embassy, will feature a one-of-a-kind performance of motion meets art. The opera will be transformed into a dance, maneuvered by the renowned Redha Benteifour, a guest French choreographer and Ballet Philippines’ resident choreographer Alden Lugnasin. This theatrical performance will feature an art installation composed of exposed organs, surgical details, and other surreal elements that represent a human’s birth and death. Be amazed with this well-thought art experience you have […]
Want to celebrate Christmas the Filipino way? Join the annual Giant Lantern Festival on December 19, 2015 in Robinsons Starmills Pampanga and be amazed by the biggest and brightest event in the Christmas Capital of the Philippines. The time of the year has come once again for the public to witness this one-of-a-kind festivity. The Giant Lantern Festival is a yuletide event that takes place in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga, about two hours north of Manila. In this occasion, you can see a parade of dazzling multicolored Christmas lanterns turning the streets into a sea of exquisite lights and hues. The lanterns are made by the competing barangays […]
Sing along with the acoustic jams of YouTube Boyband Sensation Boyce Avenue, as they perform live for a five day-Philippine tour this coming February 2016. Come and hear them perform their popular renditions of the hit songs “Here Without You,” “It Will Rain,” “A Thousand Years” and many other tracks to get a chance to see them perform on stage. The American Rock band Boyce Avenue became famous for their own acoustic renditions of the popular songs in this generation. The band, formed by the Manzano brothers, became popular for uploading their versions on YouTube, which became a hit to their now millions of fans around the world. Gaining popularity […]
Get ready for a burst of laughter as The Musical Parody based from the novel 50 Shades of Grey is coming to Manila this February 12-28, 2016! To tease you with what the show offers, here is a little detail on how the show goes: a group of ladies decide to read E.L. James’ bestselling novel 50 Shades of Grey, leading to a number of musical productions with songs entitled “I Don’t Make Love,” “There’s a Hole Inside of Me” “How Much can I take?” plus other 11 original songs from the show. 50 Shades of Grey Musical Parody started its journey back in 2014 in Germany, Holland, and France. […]
Simbang Gabi (Rooster’s Mass) is a common Filipino tradition every Christmas time. Mass is usually held during the 9 days leading to Christmas at every parish in the Philippines. During those 9 days of mass up to the Christmas Eve, Filipinos usually go with families and friends to celebrate the Christmas spirit. In this regard, many organizations establish Christmas bazaars. The Ateneo Management Association will hold a Simbang Gabi Bazaar, a perfect destination to go with your family and friends. This bazaar will run from December 15-24, 2015 at the Bellarmine field in front of the Church of Gesu. There will be stalls and concessionaires to be put up so […]
The sensational pop rock band Chicago will once again conquer the Manila stage as they are set to perform live at the Araneta Coliseum on January 20, 2016. Chicago, with their popular hits “If you leave me now,” “Hard Habit to Break,” and “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” will be coming to Manila for the second time since their successful concert last September 2009. It is considered one of the most successful American pop rock bands, getting a following of more than a million fans worldwide. The band, known as “the legendary rock band with horns”, is the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s list of Top 100 […]
Explore the Art and Comic Industry through Fil-Toon Comic Con 2016 Join the gathering of world renowned Filipino comic artists who have made names in the local and international comic industry at the Fil-Toon Comic Con event this January 30-31, 2016. Let your creative juices flow as you learn and get inspired by the Filipinos who have once made Philippines proud with their artistic talents. Fil-Toon Academy, Inc. will hold its first and biggest comic event in the Philippines, which aims to showcase Filipino Art through the workshops, contests, and exciting events that will be part of the program. With these, you can have a chance to win exciting prizes […]
Find the best gifts to give this Christmas at the Santa’s Attic: A Christmas Bazaar on December 12-13, 2015 from 10am to 10pm at the Glorietta 5 Atrium in Makati City. The bazaar is going to be packed with charming trinkets, fashion apparels, baked goodies and more. There will also be a raffling off of prizes and exciting freebies. Shoppers will also be treated to some entertaining musical performances of Christmas carols. Entrance is free so come and find that perfect Christmas gift for your loved one. For more details, email at email@example.com
Welcome 2016 with a bang by singing along with The Vamps as they return to perform in Manila in January next year. Following their successful performance last February 2015, the British pop band will once again perform their hits on January 30, 2016, 8pm at the Mall of Asia Arena. The band, which won big in the BBC Radio 1 Teens Awards, is known for their songs “Cecilia,” “Risk it All” and “Somebody to You”. The Vamps will be headlining the 3LOGY in Manila concert with “Before you Exit” and special guest “The Tide” who will be performing in Manila for the first time. Ticket Prices: VIP – P8,480 Patron A – […]
Get ready for an adventure that will take you to celestial heights as Wanderland Music and Arts Festival 2016 features a constellation of big foreign and local performers for a festive time of musical artistry. Mark the 5th of March 2016 on your calendar for the much-awaited 4th mounting of this annual crowd-drawing event at the Globe Circuit Events Ground. Featuring the Indie Rock Legend, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE. The multiple Grammy Awards nominee and 2003 Larry Awards Breakthrough Artist of the Year will be rocking the stage with their 2015 comeback record Kintsugi. Also co-headlining the event are Bon Iver, Blackbird, and many others. For more details, click here. […]
Streetwear fashion takes the centerstage at the Manila Sneaker Expo that’s slated on December 20, 2015, from 1pm to 8pm at the SMX Convention Center SM Aura BGC. The event invites all sneaker-holics for a one-day event that will feature the best sneaker merchants in the country, sneaker auctions, MSE Sneakerbabes, and What the Raffle. Participants also have the chance to buy, sell, or trade their own collection (limit of 3 pairs per attendee) in this one-of-a-kind sneakers fair event. Tickets are selling for P250 and are available at all SM Tickets Outlets nationwide. For interested merchants, contact 0908 888 7850 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head to the Terra 28 Park in BGC this weekend (December 12 to 13) from 3pm to 12midnight for hours of unwinding, shopping, and fun food trip at the La Feria BGC Urban Marketfest. The fair brings together in one place a medley of fun activities and discoveries – vintage curios and other shopping finds, local and foreign artisans with their arts and crafts, great grub, a petting zoo, a Christmas backyard outdoor cinema and a lot more! Experience all these fun under the afternoon and night sky and let this weekend add to your holiday cheer. See poster for details and inquiries.
Experience Filipino Christmas creativity as the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts presents the annual UP Lantern Parade on December 14, 2015 starting at 5pm at the University’s Academic Oval. This colorful and dazzling showcase of Filipino-crafted lanterns and floats is open to the public for free. This year’s theme is Dingas: Adhikaing Diliman, Adhikaing Bayan. The parade will cover 2.4 kilometers with stations for performances featuring Filipino art ingenuity and talent. For more details, visit their website. Photo by AC Dimatatac via InterAksyon.com
Japan’s leading rock band ONE OK ROCK will finally make it to our shores this January 19, 2016 at the MOA Arena, Pasay City! Co-presented by PULP Live World and 28 Black, guitarist Toru Yamashita, bassist Ryota Kohama, drummer Tomoya Kanki and frontman Takahiro “Taka” Moriuchi are ready to deliver their energized brand of alternative rock, post-hardcore and pop-punk to their J-Rock Manila fans who have been praying for this day to happen. The band is touring in support of their 7th full-length album 35xxxv, their first release since signing up with record label giant Warner Bros. Records and also the first to be released in the United States. ONE […]
Inspire children to read in a fun way as the Manila Children’s Festival takes place on December 11 to 13, 2015, from 10am-8pm at the Megatrade Hall 3, 5th level Mega B, SM Megamall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City. The festival will cater to parents and their children through its co-located events, The Manila Children’s Book Fair and Superkids 2015. The Manila Children’s Book Fair will be a gathering of international publishers of children’s literature and reading materials in both print and digital media while the Superkids will be a family-oriented activities event designed for children and their parents. Manila Children’s Festival is presented by Primetrade Asia, Inc. in partnership with Overseas […]
Learn from the experts and boost your creative touch by joining the country’s premier creativity conference, Graphika Manila. The informative, influential, and inspiring event, happening on January 30-31, 2016, 10am-5pm at the SMX Convention Center will focus on the creative side of design rather than technology and cover multidisciplinary creative approaches in identity, art direction, animation, web and even designed environments. Since it started in 2006, Graphika Manila has become a highly-anticipated annual event among design professionals and students and has attracted over 20,000 attendees throughout its decade-long existence as a force that adds fire to people’s sense of artistry. Everyone is invited! If you appreciate art, passionate about design […]
Be part of the last quarter’s biggest rave as Fearless Productions brings you the celebrated names in local and international dance music scenes at the Third Annual Sonic Carnival. This year’s festival will be held on December 13, 2015 at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. It will be headlined by ex Swedish House Mafia: Axwell /\ Ingrosso, the return of NERVO, and Oliver Heldens who will be making his first Manila rave debut. For the event’s line-up and ticket details, check out below. LINEUP Departures LIVE: Axwell /\ Ingrosso NERVO Oliver Heldens DVBBS Ace Ramos Katsy Lee Funk Avy Ron Poe and many more TICKET PRICE Patron – P3,500 […]
A free 2-day event on blogging will be held on December 4 and 5 in UP Diliman Quezon City. Open for all who are interested in blogging – from newbie to veteran bloggers, this event will tackle various topics about the different facets of blogging. First 200 registered participants to come early (on or before 9 am) will be given food stub and participant kit. Afterwards, remaining food stubs and participant kits shall be given to early walk-ins. AGENDA December 4, 2015 9:00 to 9:30 Flag Ceremony, Prayer, Welcome Remarks 9:30 to 10:30 Beauty & Fashion Blogging in the Philippines • Beauty Blogging in the Philippines (Liz Lanuzo) • Dealing with Bloggers […]
Support healthy living with a heart by coming to FRESCA, an organic market organized by UP Junior Marketing Association to be held on November 30 at the UP Town Center. This gathering of organic product merchants and wellness enthusiasts will feature best selection of locally-grown whole foods and products. There will also be freebies throughout the day and live performances from local bands at night. Spreading the Christmas season’s holiday cheer, the event’s proceeds will be donated and used to provide a meaningful Noche Buena celebration for the families of the Gawad Kalinga Tribu Village. For more information, visit their Facebook.
Alliance Francaise de Manille invites you to come and join their fun Storytelling Hour on December 5, 2015, Saturday, at 10:30am to be held at the Library of the AF de Manille in Bel-Air II Makati. This children’s French and English story-reading event also includes songs, puppet show, games, arts and crafts, and snacks all tailored for kids ages 3 and up. To be featured in this Christmas Special are the following: Conte / Story: Le Père Noël et les Deux Oursons / Santa Claus and the Two Teddy Bears Lectrice(s) / Reader(s): Blandine Conton / Anna Austria. Et une activité manuelle à partir de 3 ans pour prolonger le conte / Arts & Crafts ages 3 and […]
Bonifacio Global City, the home of passionate minds will be celebrating Filipino passion this coming November 27-29 at the Bonifacio Global City Taguig. The event is also mounted as homage to the great plebeian hero Gat Andres Bonifacio whose life we commemorate every November 30th. Tagged as BGC Passionfest, it will highlight the Filipino spirit through food, fiesta, and fun! Now on its 3rd year, the festivity filled with colors and culture with the theme “Sari-Sari Fiesta” will be celebrating in three ways: Through food, games, and interactive activities that promote local arts and values. Sari-Sari Fiesta For three days, Bonifacio High Street will be filled with the modern Filipino […]
Revisit Neverland this holiday season as Ballet Philippines brings you Peter Pan, the must-see event for the whole family this December! Catch the performances from December 4-6, 8-13 2015 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater). Experience anew Sir J. M. Barrie’s immortal story of the boy who would not grow up through stunning choreography by Edna Vida Froilan. With pixie dust from renowned aerialists Flying by Foy, see Peter Pan doing what he does best – flying! See the whole gang as the Darling children Wendy, John, and Michael joins Peter along with Captain Hook, Smee, Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily, the Lost Boys, and the other denizens of Neverland. […]
Local. Independent. Handmade. Let’s celebrate the work of creative hands by visiting Maker’s Market this November! Maker’s Market, a trade fair dedicated to showcasing handmade and craft supplies and food products is again slated to take place on November 28-29, 10am to 9pm at Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons. The handmade fun and festivities will be held over at 2L Bridgeway where there will be a diverse mix of merchants bringing in their ingenious wares from fashion to home accessories and other quaint crafts as well as artisanal food all perfect for holiday gift giving. For more info, visit their Facebook and website.
Catch Hi-5 House of Dreams this December 21-22 as the widely popular singing group Hi-5 from the well-loved children’s show of the same name comes to Manila for a series of shows at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at the Resorts World. Expect plenty of dancing, singing and adventures with Chats and Jup Jup and Chats the dream-meister. Have fun while she uses her magical dreamcatcher to take you through jungles, fairy grottos and even coral gardens. Sing along to hit songs and jiggle to familiar tunes like “Action Heroes” and “Underwater Discovery”. Let your dreams come to life and join the gang this holiday season for loads of fun […]
Living in the south of Manila? Join Acacia Waldorf School’s (AWS) Advent Fair, a community Advent fair open to all happening on November 22, from 9am to 6pm at the AWS in Hacienda Sta. Elena Sta. Rosa Laguna. It promotes arts and crafts, love for animals, and old-school kiddie enjoyment among children, as well as wholesome finds perfect for the young at heart. All away from the city’s noise, crowded malls, and traffic jam. Make this fun event a unique weekend activity for the whole family with a myriad of activities! There will be animal rides, a mini petting zoo, waldorf-inspired storytelling with puppets, treasure hunt and lots of games, […]
Bring your passion and advocacy to the streets as you join with other runners this November 30 at the Seaside Boulevard SM Mall of Asia Grounds for the Race for Life, a running event for the benefit of the Real Life Foundation. Participants will get a free Race for LIFE 2015 shirt with timing chip, discount stubs attached to the bib, and a chance to win some prizes. The biggest reward though is the chance to help send some underprivileged young people to school. Fee and Prizes: 10K Run Fee: PHP1,000 Categories: Male, Female Assembly Time: 4:00 AM Gun Start: 5:00 AM 5K Run Fee: PHP600 Categories: Male, Female Assembly […]
Friday night comes alive with fantastic colors and vibe at Kaleidoscope, your weekend outdoor party happening every Friday at the Central Park Greenfield District in Mandaluyong City. The event that kicked off last November 6 is participated by The Hub & The Portal establishments. It’s a kaleidoscope of fun, food, and friends gathering for a cool Friday night of music and unwinding that starts at 7pm. Make your Fridays count and join the fun! For more details, visit their Facebook or call (02) 631-8651.
Have a taste of the finer things in life every weekend of November (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) from 10am to 10pm as Picky Palates Weekend Market provides you with urban finds, grub delights, and sassy treats that fit your sophistication and passion for life. Enjoy international as well as local fares and pretty wares with Picky Palates’ carefully curated artisans all converging at the Century City Mall in two al fresco venues – Makers Corner and Artisans Alley at the Second Floor, and the Gulp and Grub Junction at the Third Floor. Free access to the city’s finest? Yes. This free admission weekend market invites you to come to a place […]