Valentine’s Day is coming up and we all know what that means—everyone gets a hall pass to show extra mush over the weekend.
If you’re making last-minute plans, we at #TeamPreenPH got you covered. Whether you’re an adventurous couple gearing up for the Hot Air Balloon Festival, an artsy pair hunting for the latest gallery, or a fun-loving duo ready to try something new, you lovebirds are sure to find something to do in our roundup.
Launches #1 Purveyr Magazine Launch Tour
Feb. 12, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Felipe & Sons, El Pueblo Real de Manila, J. Vargas Avenue corner ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Music and a magazine meet at the second to the last stop of Purveyr‘s eight-part launch tour. Enjoy music from the local music scene and get your hands on the first few copies by heading down to Felipe & Sons.
In collaboration with Project Your Art, 25 young artists which include Ina Jacobe, Eunice Sanchez, Chana Garcia, and more, who were each given one truth to portray in their chosen medium. All of their works were turned into postcards which will be sold as fund-raiser for the project’s future endeavors. Also, no entrance fee required! Just buy food and drinks inside the restaurant and you’re set for a night filled with art and deep conversations.
Get drunk with their P600 drink-all-you-can promo while jamming to the Valentine’s Special brought by The Zombettes, Jessica Milner, and Samantha Nicole.
Dining #1 Weekend Champagne Brunch at Alfred’s
Feb. 13 to 14, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Makati Diamond Residences, 118 Legazpi St., Legazpi Village, Makati City
For this Valentine’s weekend,Alfred’s is offering a buffet that includes unlimited bubbly champagne like Gosset, as well as fine wines like Jean Vesselle and Delamotte plus a menu of US Angus rib-eye steak, rack of lamb, cochinillo, and a raclettestation for just 2,000 pesos per person.
Performance art #1 Bring Your Own Hugot
Feb. 13, 7 p.m. onwards
B-Side, The Collective, Malugay Street, Makati City
If you’re single and feeling a bit emotional this love month, spokenword performances by Rod Marmol, Trisha O’Bannon-Maven, Trevor William Viloria, Kat Roxas, and Jihad Mabuhay will surely give you a lot of reasons to drink.
Prepare yourself to render a lot of feelings from poet Juan Miguel Severo’s spoken word performance.
#3 Ballet Philippines Opera
Feb. 13 and 14, 6 p.m.
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
In Ballet Philippines’ 46th season, see the rare tie-up of dance and art by Gabriel Barredo in their latest performance.
Art #1 Imprinted Memories and Transit
Feb. 10 to 24, 6 p.m. onwards
Main Gallery and Upper Gallery, Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery, 2135 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City
Bridging the gap between the real and unreal spectrum of daydreaming, Indonesian artist Arkiv Vilmansa paints a childhood dream come true.
In addition, feel the rush of being in transit in this exhilarating exhibition where 14 street artists transform the Upper Gallery of Vinyl on Vinyl into their own interpretation of the Light Rail Transit (LRT).
#2 Other: Zobel and Sansó
Feb. 10 to 28
2/F, Rizal Library Special Collections Section, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
Fall in love with this series of paintings and prints paying homage to artists Fernando Zobel and Juvenal Sansó at the Ateneo Art Gallery.
#3 Goldfish COMPLEX
Jan. 29 to Mar. 3
Pablo Galleries, 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Catch up and coming artist, Ivan Despi’s first solo show at Pablo Galleries.
Theater #1 KARITAS AT DAMASO
Feb. 14, 3 p.m.
Pineapple Lab, 6071 Palma Street, Poblacion, Makati City
Just in time for Fringe Manila, UP Repertory’s most controversial play makes its return. See their take on religion with a flavorful EDM mix this weekend.
Music #1 Freefall 2016
Feb. 12, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
UP Sunken Garden, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
Party to tunes by Hale, Rivermaya, Revival, The Ransom Collective, and many others over at UP Diliman’s annual OPM music festival.
Join Monique Wilson and The Vagina Monologues writer Eve Ensler as they launch the 2016 Manila campaign of One Billion Rising, a mass action advocacy to end violence against women and to give voice and hope to those victims of rape and domestic abuse.