Here come the ‘Ber’ months and with it the spirit of Christmas (yes, as early as September) and all kinds of exciting events for everyone. Before we dwell on year-end parties or plan our holiday escapades, why not enjoy the moment? Buy a book or two or watch a movie or two with your barkada and family!
Manila International Book Fair (September 11-15)
The beginning of September means many things for us Filipinos. For one, it’s the start of ‘Christmas Season’ which also means that there would be sales left and right. But for bookworms, September means the return of their favorite book fair.
The 40th edition of the Manila International Book Fair is slated on the second week of September. What once had been three halls of SM Megamall Megatrade hall are now two floors of SMX Convention Center. Shop books with the lowest discounts, attend seminars, workshops, and book signings. Make sure to bring a friend and a huge bag for your haul!
Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (September 13 to 19)
The seven feature films are a mixture of action, comedy, and romance, tackling themes on friendship, family, love, and exclusivity. Read more about the films here.
Saturday x Future Market (September 28)
Support local and encourage artists in their craft at Saturday X Future Market, a bazaar, garage sale, and thrift shop place. Zines, stickers, prints, arts, crafts, and a whole lot more merchandise from artists and designers will be available. All these items are handmade and local! If you’re an artist yourself looking to sell your items, you can still apply and be a part of Saturday X Future Market by clicking here.
Concerts happening this September
The 1975 return to Manila for the fourth time on September 11 with Filipino No Rome as opening act. This month, Karpos Live will also be bringing exciting artists on stage.
- The 1975 Live in Manila – September 11, Mall of Asia Arena
- Karpos Live Mix 7 // The Japanese House + Munimuni – September 12, ABS CBN Vertis Tent
- Karpos Live Mix 8 // Jeremy Zucker + Kiana – September 24, ABS CBN Vertis Tent
Hueniverse Music Festival
Korean oppas in town
Jung Hae In who plays Yu Ji Ho in Netflix’s One Spring Night (a must-watch!) will be coming to Manila for a fan meet. The event aptly named One Summer Night, will be held at New Frontier Theatre on September 28. Further details are to be announced but you can book your tickets here.
Another oppa will be arriving in town! Park Hae Jin (Cheese in the Trap, My Love from the Star, Bad Guys, Man to Man) will be visiting the Philippines for his first-ever fan meeting. Catch him at the Araneta Coliseum on September 21.
Bench is holding a fan meet for Park Seo Joon (She Was Pretty, Fight For My Way, What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim) on September 29 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Full details are yet to be announced so stay tuned!
If you have younger siblings, bring them to the Nickelodeon’s first ever SlimeFest in the Philippines on September 28. Games, photo opportunities with characters, and a slime pit await everyone! SlimeFest’s lineup of artists includes IV of Spades, Jannine Weigel, Kira Kosarin, and more. So save the date and your ticket and be at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds!
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