Although August ushers in the monsoon season, there are still plenty of reasons to be happy under the rain. This month aside from proudly Pinoy events happening around the metro, you can fill out your calendar with these other exciting events – from fun runs to film festivals and musicals!

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino is now on its second year and still very much loved by Filipinos. This year, the 8 chosen finalists will be screening nationwide starting from August 15 to 21, 2018. Check out 8List.ph’s movie guide here!

History Con 2018

This weekend from August 10 to 12, 2018 at the World Trade Center, witness an exciting line-up of stars and personalities brought by History Con 2018! The entertainment convention will allow fans and history geeks to get up close and personal with favorite celebrities from TV programs and stars from favorite shows like Ancient Aliens, History Hustle, and Celebrity Car Wars (featuring Xian Lim and Diego Loyzaga). Don’t miss this chance and get your tickets here!

Japanese Film Festival

It’s time once again for the Japanese Film Festival or what’s more widely known as EIGASAI to hit Philippine shores. The festival will treat viewers to a wide array of Japanese films from drama, anime, mystery, to recently released films all for free (except for Greenbelt cinemas). EIGASAI also brings Japanese directors and writers for discussions located at specific places in Metro Manila. To know more about EIGASAI, check out 8List.ph’s festival guide here!

The concert scene

This month an exciting roster of international acts will be gracing Philippine stages with live music, including the much awaited band, Paramore!

  • Halsey, August 10 at KIA Theater
  • Workshy, August 10 at The Theatre, Solaire
  • Walk the Moon, August 14 at Market! Market!
  • Chance the Rapper, August 22 at MOA Arena
  • Karpos Live Mix 2.1, August 23 at ABS-CBN Vertis Tent
  • Paramore, August 23 at MOA Arena
  • Boyzone, August 26 at MOA Arena

Word Wonder: A Book++ Bazaar

Over 10,000 books, comics, magazines + bookmarks, stickers, postcards, posters, and literary-themed arts and crafts await visitors at Word Wonder’s bazaar. Find book titles and attend workshops (with a small fee) from August 31 to September 2, 2018 at Century City Mall’s 5F Events Center. The event is entrance-free, pet-friendly, and eco-conscious so if you’re planning on going, remember to bring your own eco bags!

Pinoy Fitness Kasama Run

Ever tried joining a fun run? Now’s your chance! Pinoy Fitness is celebrating its 9th anniversary with a fun run for pairs on August 19, 2018 at SM by the Bay. Put your racing sneakers on and find a buddy to run 5k, 10k, or 16k! Registration fees are designed for a pair so if you finish the race, you will get 2 Finisher “Connected” Medals to boast.

Musicals and Theater performances

Spend a night away from the traffic and relax to live performances. You might even find yourself singing along to a song or two!

  • Rak of Aegis, June 20 to September 2 at PETA, Quezon City
  • Ang Huling El Bimbo, July 20 to September 2 at Newport Performing Arts Teater, Resorts World Manila
  • Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!, August 3 to 26, at Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC

Travel Meet-up: Palaro

In celebration of their second anniversary, Tripkada will be hosting a Palarong Pinoy event on August 10, 2018 at Lokal Hostel rooftop in Makati. Visit your childhood and play your favorite Filipino games complete with musical games and Christmas party favorite relays! But of course as it’ll be an event for adults, there’s unlimited free booze available. Event fee is Php 250 per person, you can reserve your slots here.

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