Weekend warrior: 11 awesome ways to spend July’s first weekend in Metro Manila


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WANDERLUST WALWALAN
Jul 3- 5.
If you’re feeling all wanderlusty-y and have this desperate need to see the world, you’re in luck. It’s the fourth Travel Madness Expo and promised are incredible travel promos — accommodations, airfares, packages, you name it. Three days of everything travel-related. 9am-7pm. SMX Convention Center, Seashell Lane, Mall of Asia Complex. PHP50

GO TO GOODLEAF’S ALBUM LAUNCH
Jul 3.
Lowkey scene favorite Goodleaf is finally releasing its debut album! The band is launching it two ways, the first being today! Friday at Malate’s favorite haunt TheBar@1951. Check out Goodleaf’s impressive support system: Lady I, Jun Lopito, Caliph8, Juan Isip, The Discoball, and The Moonsoons. None other than Bing Austria is hosting. Doesn’t it sound like a fun night? 9pm. TheBar@1951, 1951 M. Adriatico St., Malate. PHP100

CATCH THE OPENING WEEKEND OF PHILIPPINE BALLET’S 29TH SEASON OPENING PRODUCTION
Jul 4-5.
Yep, it’s the opening weekend of Philippine Ballet Theater’s opening production for its 29th season, and what have we got in store? None other than Don Quixote. Joining the company is Joseph Phillips who is currently the principal dancer of the Ballet Theater in Russia. Once a upon a time, he was also a soloist for the American Ballet Theater. Jul 4, 3pm & 8pm. Jul 5, 2pm & 7pm. CCP Main Theater, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard. Tickets start at PHP100

GET STUCK IN KATIPUNAN
Jul 4 & 5.
It’s the first Katipunan Weekend Market this weekend and in store are lots of food and stuff we bet you wouldn’t mind getting stuck for. Ukulele Manila, Mabuhigh Daze, Poetry Magnet Kits, Gantsilyo, Pitaka, Sakura Hime Kimonos will all be there. So should you! 9am-6pm. Ateneo Grade School Parking lot, Ateneo de Manila University compound, Katipunan, Quezon City. PHP150

LISTEN TO A LECTURE
Jul 4.
Dr. Ambeth Ocampo, famous historian and Rizal expert, will be doling out one of his super exciting — yes exciting! — history lectures on our National hero. “Rizal Without the Overcoat” is where he’ll be piecing together the image of Jose Rizal by using Lopez Museum’s extension Filipiana Collection. Word of warning: This is on waitlist status. It’s that exciting. 2-4pm. Lopez Museum and Library, G/F Benpres Building, Exchange Road cor Meralco Avenue, Pasig. PHP135

GO TO A FAIR
Jul 4.
When was the last time you went to a fair? High school? Perhaps it’s time to drop by and check out how much the fair game has changed! Turq du Soleil is happening at the Bonifacio Global City on Saturday. There will be game booths, raffles, an outdoor movie, and all the bygone-era fun those activities promise. Of course that’s not yet mentioning the food: Krispy Kreme, Pinkberry, and so much more! 12pm. 25th corner 7th avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. PHP150

HEAD OUT TO ATTRACTION REACTION
Jul 4.
What makes this Attraction Reaction gig exciting? Scene faves Purplechickens will be launching its new video ‘Casanova’! Ang Bandang Shirley, Bullete Dumas, Rusty Machines, and Musical O will be there, too. 9pm. Route 196, 196-A Katipunan Extension, Quezon City. PHP200

SWING BY SALAD DAYS
Jul 4.
We admit it: The gig poster got to us. We checked the lineup and it’s an indie fan’s wet dream come true! Us-2 Evil-0, Ciudad, The Buildings, Oh, Flamingo, The Gory Orgies — wow. And also, it’s at Mow’s, a new-ish venue that’s proving to have quite the events lineup! 9pm. Mow’s, Basement, Kowloon House, 20 Matalino St, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City. PHP100

GO ON AN OPM-SOUND TRIP
Jul 4.
It’s the closing weekend of ‘Mood Swings’ a two-weekend affair celebrating the music of Filipino composer, musical scorer, and director Vincent de Jesus. Joining him are Jett Pangan, Aiza Suegerra, Noel Cabangon, Eula Valdez, and so much more. 7pm. Teatrino, Greenhills San Juan. Tickets start at PHP800

GET SOCIALIZING ON SUNDAY
Jul 5.
The Palace Pool Club has been throwing these chill Sunday afternoon parties called the Sunday Socials. On Sunday, finally, they’re throwing the big one. The official grand party of the Sunday Social. No other than Swamy, a regular of Burning Man’s Robot House Institution is headlining the affair. 3pm. The Palace Pool Club, 9th venue corner 32 street, Uptown, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. +639176898888.

KNOW HOW THE LEADING LADY CAME TO BE
Until Jul 26.
Due to insistent public demand, Carlo Vergara’s ‘Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady’ is back! This weekend is its opening weekend and it will run through all weekends of July. We say, there must be a reason for its comeback — know for thyself and watch! 3pm & 8pm, Fri-Sun. Onstage, Greenbelt 1, Makati City. Ticketworld. Tickets start at PHP833.60

 

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