As Christmas draws near, the amount of people who are gift shopping are also going up. You might even be one of them who’s braving traffic jams and long lines to the cashier for the past few weeks.
If you’re planning to continue it over the weekend, first, make sure you have comfy shoes. And second, take note of the sales and bazaars to do your shopping in. Not to mention the exhibits, parties, and musical performance you can go to for a break right after.
La Bonbon Royale
Nov. 18, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Bonbon Club, No. 16 Tropical Palm Gardens, Gallardo Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City
Enjoy an evening of jazz music to celebrate The Bonbon Club’s first anniversary. Also enjoy all the gin and tonic and sparkling cocktails that you want.
Season’s Symphonies: UP Singing Ambassadors
Nov. 20, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Ayala Museum, Greenbelt Park, Makati Avenue corner Dela Rosa Street, Makati City
Grab your tickets now to watch the UP Singing Ambassadors serenade everyone at the Ayala Museum this Sunday. The proceeds of this concert will go to the Day at the Museum fund which will further enhance the museum experience of public school children.
Tektonik at XX XX
Nov. 18, 10 p.m. onwards
XX XX, 20a-20b La Fuerza Plaza 1, 2241 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City
Your Friday just got better thanks to DJs Samantha Nicole, Mikhail, DJxAw, and A DJ Called ER. Take note that entrance is free until 11 p.m. and beyond that, entrance fee is P100―either way, it’s a good price for a party.
Chaos X Chroma 2.0
Nov. 19, 10 p.m. onwards
Chaos Manila, City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Parañaque City
DJs Marc Marasigan, Tom Taus, and David Ardiente will get you dancing all night this Saturday. Chaos is also offering several drink promos until midnight!
RIOT HOUSE “Sounds of the Underground”
Nov. 19, 10 p.m. onwards
Black Market, Warehouse 5, La Fuerza Compound 2, Sabio Street, Makati City
Grab all-you-can-drink liquor for P600 and party to beats by DJs FLEX, Skratchmark, George Giugno, and Tommie Aldo.
Nov. 19 to 20, 12 n.n. to 8 p.m.
Art In Island, 175 15th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City
Art Market is back for another weekend so be sure to check out the works of local artists and support them.
The Lifedrawing Setup 5
Nov. 19, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Warehouse Eight, Warehouse 8-B, 2241 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City
Here’s your chance to enhance your skill in drawing male and female figures at this three-hour class. All you need to do is make a reservation to avail of the early bird fee of P600. If not, you can pay the door price of P700.
Nov. 20, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Art Circle Café, G/F Y2 Hotel, Santiago Street corner Valdez and Singian Streets, Makati City
This collaborative exhibit will showcase colorful paintings and calligraphy which can bring comfort and healing.
Nov. 18 to 20, 8 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Cultural Center of the Philippines, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila City
The Philippine Ballet Theatre is ending their 30th anniversary on a high note with the weekend showcase of The Nutcracker. Go buy your tickets now (the Sunday shows are already sold out!) if you want to see this classic performance.
Capsule x Cura V
Nov. 18 to 19, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Edades Function Room, 3/F Edades Tower, Rockwell Center, Makati City
Looking for an outfit for the holidays? Browse designs from Patty Ang, Rhett Eala, Joey Samson, and more at Cura V’s trunk show.
The LiFE Shop
Nov. 19 to 20, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
LIFE, 2/F Eight Forbestown Road, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Stop by LiFE Yoga’s weekend pop-up and grab items from Shape Shop, Sparrow, Ysabel’s Daughter, and more.
Backyard Grill at the Park
Nov. 19, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Park 3 Grounds, Bel-Air Village, Makati City
For their last leg of the year, Backyard Grill at the Park is serving up savory dishes from Sigs Smokehouse and Tatang’s Boneless Cebu Lechon, refreshments from Bayani Brew, and so much more. We advise you to come with a hearty appetite because you can pass up on this.
Wine 101 by Wine Story Academy
Nov. 19, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wine Story, 1/L Shangri-La Mall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City
Whether it’s with your significant other or your friends, go sign up for a night of wine and food tasting.
Christmas Bonus Sale – The SM Store Makati
Nov.19 to 20, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The SM Store, SM City Makati, Ayala Center, Makati City
There’s no better time to start your Christmas shopping with up to 50 percent discounts at SM Makati. Fair warning though as there might be traffic build-up around the area because of this so we suggest you go there early!
Featured image courtesy of The SM Store’s Instagram account