True blue Manileños, recent transplants, and visitors to our city all know — there is never a lack of things to do in Manila. This is Coconuts Manila’s guide to all things good and great happening over the coming weekend. Peruse it, take note of everything that interests you, and hit us up on our Facebook page or on Twitter @CoconutsManila to sound off on what you think.
Go all High Fidelity and stock up on vinyl
Date: June 16, Saturday
Venue: The Axon, Green Sun, 2285 Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Makati City
Sure, Spotify is pretty much the go-to source for most of us looking for music nowadays, but vinyl records will never lose their fans.
Good news, audiophiles: Long-time and newbie collectors among us have this Saturday’s Satchmi Vinyl Day to look forward to — they’re offering discounts on records covering all genres.
Admission is free, and shoppers will be serenaded by a solid line-up of local bands, including Sandwich, She’s Only Sixteen, and Flying Ipis.
For more information, visit the Satchmi Vinyl Day 2018 Facebook event page.
Curl up with a new book
Date: June 16, Saturday
Venue: Warehouse Eight, 2241 Don Chino Roces Ave., Warehouse 8-B, Makati City
Chain bookstores and larger-than-life book fairs are common in Manila. Independent bookshops for the more introverted bookworm, though — not so much.
But this weekend, those looking for a more intimate setting to discover new literature can visit the Komura book fair in Warehouse Eight.
Apart from a selection of books and local zines, there will also be indie video games, a vinyl lounge, coffee, and fiction-inspired cocktails all fit for the rainy weather.
The entrance fee is PHP200 (US$3.76), and children below 10 years old can enter at half the price.
For more information, visit the Komura; Book Fair Facebook event page.
Enjoy a free concert
Date: June 16 – 17 (Saturday – Sunday)
Venue: Globe Iconic Store, Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater, Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City
It’s not every day you get to watch great local acts for free, but that’s exactly what the Globe Live Street series of concerts is bringing to BGC.
Starting this Saturday, the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater will be turned into a concert for everyone who happens to be walking by the area.
This weekend’s lineup includes Franco, True Faith, Quest, Rouge, Johnoy Danao, and Leanne and Naara.
Globe Live Street will run on all weekends until July 7, Saturday and will have themes like unplugged, retro, lounge, and OPM (Original Pilipino Music).
For more information, visit the Globe Live Street Facebook event page.