Watch Out for These June 2018 Events
Coming Your Way!
By Kyzia Maramara
June may either mark the end of summer or the start of it for schools and universities. Whatever it is, there’s never a shortage of things to enjoy in the city. Whether you’re going to these events to kickstart your summer or to give you motivation for another school year, June has got you covered!
The 348th Araw ng Makati 10-day celebration will be full of color and festivities. Co-presented by FringeMNL, Makati Makisalo brings together citizens of all ages and backgrounds across Makati’s 33 barangays to celebrate the city’s colorful cultural identity. The 10-day celebration will be filled with arts, music, performances, and activities. Click here for the initial schedule!
International Acts and Concerts
We’re on the last month of the first half of the year and we’re still bombarded by shows from our favorite international acts! But we’re not complaining, we say keep ‘em coming. June will bring these artists to Philippine soil for countless nights of fangirling, dancing, singing, and fun: Andy Grammer, June 7, Flicker World Tour: Niall Horan Live in Manila, June 10, Hillsong United, June 14, and Super Junior World Tour “Super Show 7,” June 30
24th Fete de la Musique
It’s once again the time of the year for the annual Fete de la Musique organized by the Alliance Française de Manille, the Embassy of France to the Philippines, Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines, and in partnership with B-SIDE Productions. This particular music festival is well-loved by the public, its many pocket stages cater to a wide array of music genres across different locations easily accessible. Favorite indie acts are also headliners in the main stages of Makati, Intramuros, Laguna, and Baguio.
Fete de la Musique will be on June 23, 29, and 30, so save the date! Follow their official Facebook page for further updates.
23rd French Film Festival
The French Film Festival returns on its 23rd year of bringing the best of French cinema to Manila! Watch curated French contemporary films that will be screening at Bonifacio High Street Cinemas, Greenbelt 3 Cinemas, and UP Town Center Cinemas from June 6 to 12, 2018. Manila will not be the only ones enjoying this treat as the film festival is also set to screen shows in Ayala Center Cebu and Abreeza Mall, Davao.
Virgin Lab Fest
Established in 2015, Virgin Lab Fest pride themselves in showing untried, untested, unpublished, and unstaged plays. All the plays you will watch are creations by emerging and established Filipino playwrights. VLF is held annually at the Cultural Center of the Philippines with tickets priced as follows: festival tickets (P400 for regular seats; P600 for premium seats) and passes (P1,600 for regular; P2,400 for premium). These are available at Ticketworld and the CCP Box Office.
Satchmi Vinyl Day
This year’s awaited Vinyl Day falls on June 16 and vintage has never sounded so good! Check out vinyl records on display and for sale alongside Motorino turntables. Listen to live acts perform, this year featuring Sandwich, Quest, BP Valenzuela, Flying Ipis, and many more! Save the date and make sure you’re at Green Sun Makati on the 16th!
TOYCON POPLIFE FanXperience 2018
The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectible Convention (TOYCON) boasts of being Asia’s biggest and longest running convention for toys and collectibles, cosplay, comics, gaming and digital entertainment. Its 16 years of making the pop culture scene dynamic has attracted 30,000 visitors annually, even including our Asian neighbors. Jason David Frank (Green Ranger Tommy) and Neal Adams (Legandary Comic Book Artist) are some of this year’s guests.
Manila Mini Maker Faire
Manila Mini Maker Faire will inspire the natural tinker and inventor in you. It’s a gathering of makers, inventors, and curious people who have a passion for creation, it’s also a venue where they can showcase their hobbies, experiments, and projects. Be inspired and visit the Mind Museum on June 23 and 24!
Which of these events are you excited to go to? Share it with us in the comments below!