We’re a few days away from the -ber months―aka, that time of the year where they start counting down to Christmas. But before September comes around, we made sure that you welcome it with lively and productive events.
So if you’re ready to bid August farewell, we’ve got parties, films, bazaars, art exhibits, and so much more to your disposal. And the best part? You can enjoy them even if the rain pours hard over the weekend.
Aug. 27, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Splice Resto Bar, Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City
Slow down this Saturday with acoustic sets from The Play Fountains, Pauline Lauron, Unwind, and more. There’s also going to be spoken word performances from Amplaya Monologues, The Loudmouth Collective, and others.
The Good Stuff
Aug. 26, 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Chotto Matte, G/F Net Park Building, 28th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
No Friday night is complete without a night out with friends. DJ Miro and Mark Cali Jentes is set to play some dance music for you while you enjoy Chotto Matte’s selection of cocktails.
The Drop x YoungBlood
Aug. 26, 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Black Market, Warehouse 5, La Fuerza Compound 2, Sabio Street, Makati City
Hit up Black Market and jam to the beats of DJs Edleen Lim, Noel Bugia, Friday Seems Forever, and many more.
Aug. 26, 10 p.m. onwards
Stella & Rocket Room, Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Get ready to dance all night to the funky music of DJs Deeg and Supreme Fist. So better have your energy saved up for this one!
Aug. 27, 11 p.m. onwards
TIME in Manila, 7840 Makati Avenue, Makati City
Catch the debut Manila set of DJs Nick Martin and Randy Seidman, featuring local DJs Samantha Nicole and Martin Lugtu. This is sure to make your Saturday night memorable!
Club Berlin – An Exhibition on Electronic Music & Photography
Aug. 26, 6 p.m. onwards
Pineapple Lab, 6071 R. Palma Street, Makati City
Get a glimpse of Berlin’s underground clubbing scene through the photographs of Sven Marquardt and Martin Eberle. Guest DJs Marcel Dettman, Massimiliano Pagliara, Answer Code, and more will also provide the music for the whole night. There will also be an after party at XX XX featuring Berlin-based DJ Somewhen.
Vincent Ruffin: About Face
Aug. 27, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
1335Mabini, 1335 A. Mabini Street, Ermita, Manila
French painter Vincent Ruffin will have his first solo exhibit after his month-long residency in the Philippines. Be sure to check it out before its last day on Sept. 23.
Fall Leaves After Leaves Fall by Nona Garcia
Aug. 27, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Silverlens Galleries, 2/F YMC Building 2, 2320 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City
Artist Nona Garcia uses the elements to portray the milestones of her move to Baguio City in this exhibit. This is also the final exhibit to be showcased at Silverlens before they move to a new location.
Visually Sound, Pete Canzon
Aug. 28, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Art Circle Café, G/F Y2 Hotel, Santiago Street corner Singian Street, Makati City
See how artist Pete Canzon interprets music and sound in his upcoming exhibit.
Starving for Art Weekend Festival
Aug. 26 to 28, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
DITO: Bahay ng Sining, J. Molina Street, Marikina City
Starving for Art is back for its third leg. Browse through art selections, watch spoken word and musical performances, and support other upcoming performers who are taking the stage. So if you want to drive to the north this weekend, this is the place to be.
Happy Ever After
Aug. 27 to 28, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
SMX Function Rooms 1 and 2, SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Plan out your dream wedding and even your honeymoon at Happy Ever After, which features over 100 curated wedding suppliers. Who knows? Maybe you’ll meet your trusted wedding planner and dress designer in this event. If you’re interested, you can also get passes if you join our giveaway here.
The Philippine Readers and Writers Festival
Aug. 26 to 28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Raffles Makati, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City
Here’s an event for all the bookworms out there: Catch international best-selling authors Adam Johnson, Anna Todd, and Paula McLain, as well as local authors in this two-day affair. Also, participate in talks and workshops on topics like literature, history, blogging, and more.
International Silent Film Festival Manila 2016
Aug. 26 to 28
Shangri-La Plaza Mall, EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City
Get the chance to see acclaimed silent films from all over the world this weekend (for free!), accompanied by music from Ely Buendia, Up Dharma Down, Basti Artadi, and more. To see which ones are showing, you can see the schedule here.
La Petite Foire Du Fromage (A Mini Cheese Fair)
Aug. 27, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wine Story, G/F Serendra Piazza, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Experience an all-day wine and cheese pairing at Wine Story Serendra. But make sure you reserve your tickets before they run out!
Special Affair: girl in transit Launch Party
Aug. 26, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Belle & Dragon, 100 Carlos Palanca Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City
Check out the girl in transit’s capsule collection Hardly a Promise in this pop-up store. Local acts BP Valenzuela, CRWN, Curtismith, and Olympia will also be present to keep the night alive.