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1. Expo Mom

Early mother’s day treat to all the moms out there. Mommy Mundo will be having their #TeamMom expo at the Glorietta Activity Center starting May 5. A lot of discounts, freebies, and activities are in store from mommy-friendly participating brands. May 5-7, 10am to 10pm. Glorietta Activity Center, Ayala Center, Makati City. P25. Event page.

2. Free Comic Book Day 2017

Every first Saturday of May, comic book stores and publishers around the world give away comic singles for free to thank fans for their support and to introduce characters to new enthusiasts. This year, Fully Booked together with Comic Odyssey will let customers choose and get up to three (3) comics from the designated free comics table. Free comics are available until supplies last! May 6, 10am to 11pm. Fully Booked, High Street BGC Taguig. Free admission. Event page.

3. Legally Blonde The Musical: An Adaptation

For its 20th anniversary, Mediatrix – UST  will be presenting a musical adaption of a story that we already love: Legally Blonde! Discover how Elle Woods got into Harvard and chased her one true love. Don’t miss this musical filled with laughter, and tonload of positive vibes. May 9 to 13. UST Albertus Magnus Auditorium. P200. Event page.

4. YouTube FanFest Manila 2017 

Like its previous shows, 13 local and foreign acts will grace the social media party with various activities for the featured vloggers and their fans. Foreign acts include Jun Sung Ahn/JuNCurryAhn, Megan Nicole, Jayden Rodrigues, Matt Steffanina, Lauren Riihimaki/LaurDIY, Lily Singh/||Superwoman||, Alex Wassabi. Local ones include Janina Vela, Wil Dasovich, Lloyd Cafe Cadena, and more. YouTubers will entertain guests for this year’s YouTube FanFest. May 12, 10am to 9pm. Wold Trade Center, Pasay City. Event page and website.

5. Sikuna Collaborative Arts Festival 2017

Launched in August 2015, Sikuna aims to resemble a cradle and to protect traditional genres while being a birthplace for the contemporary music at the same time. You’ll witness over 20 performances from around 150 artists and volunteers. It is also a fundraising project for Para Sa Sining’s upcoming projects. May 13, gates open at 10am. Baluarte de San Diego, Intramuros Manila. P649. Event page

6. UX Philippines Conference 2017: Design for a Better Philippines

Hosted by UXPH, this event is the most affordable UX Design Conference for Filipinos in the Asian region because you don’t need to fly out of the country to meet awesome international speakers! Four speakers are coming from US, two from Singapore, one from Australia to share their know-how. May 20-21, 8am to 4pm. Globe Tower 32nd Street, Taguig, Metro Manila, on May 19-20, 2017. Tickets start at P4,100. Event page and website.

7. GetMusic Indie-Go

As an advocacy to support Filipino artists and to celebrate the Indie music scene, MCA Music now has its own concert festival. It will feature the Philippines’ top indie artists like Autotelic, MilesExperience, Sud, Jensen and the Flips, Reese Lansangan, and many more. May 20, 4pm to 12mn. SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay. Tickets start at P4,000. Event page.

8. The Ransom Collective: Traces album Launch

The 6-piece indie folk band is back with a new album. Yay! The Ransom Collective will launch their new album entitled Traces on May 20 at The Palace Pool Club. Tom’s Story, Reese Lansangan, and Ourselves the Elves will provide support and join the band in the party. Note: the show is intended for audiences 18 years and up. Minors may enjoy the event from the viewing deck of Café Naya at The Palace located at the rear end of the venue. May 20, 4pm to 10pm. The Palace Pool Club, Uptown Bonifacio BGC, Taguig. P300 w/ free drink. Event page.

9. 2017 Art Market

Art Market is a weekend event where artists and artists-at-heart can showcase their art products and services. The event is hosted by Art in Island to make a stage for our young and local artists and promote local, artsy and handmade goods. For this year, Art in Island will be having Art Market on the 3rd weekend of every month starting February 18-19, 2017. May 20-21, 11am to 7pm. Art in Island, 175 15th Ave., Brgy. Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City. Event page.

10. Art Weekend: A Summer Mixer

Have you seen a rooftop art market? Sounds fun! Art weekend is a summer mixer to highlight the creativity of local artists and designers, alongside entertainment in the form of live art, exhibits, drawing competitions, pop-up art workshop and many more. May 20-21, 11am to 11pm. Erehwon Center for the Arts, 1 Don Francisco St. Villa Beatriz, Quezon City. Free admission. Event page.

11. Ayan, Kakakompyuter Mo: The /Brienne of Art/ Anniv Party

Celebrating her 1st year anniversary, Brienne of Art will give you a night of music and art with “Ayan, Kakakompyuter Mo.” Get ready to watch performances by Between Archery and Olympic, BennyBunnyBand, Turbo Mouse, Katrina Arciaga, Clarence Rae de Veas, For Piko Purposes, August and Artemisia, BVRN, spoken word poetry from Gian Bernal (The Artidope), Ian Estrella from Magic Manila. Don’t forget to bring extra moolah because there’s also an Art Market featuring EG/DC and Asshulz. May 20, 5pm to 12mn. Aloha Bar & Grill, The Collective, Malugay St., San Antonio Village, Makati. P150 w/ free drink. Event page.

12. Philippine Outdoor Expo

Arcobaleno Philippines will be hosting the very first and biggest Philippine Outdoor Expo in the Metro! The event will include a variety of outdoor activities, and will gather different companies and organizations from all over the Philippines that promotes outdoor activities and travel. May 26 – 28, 9am to 12pm. CCP Open Grounds, Pasay City. Event page.

13. Open House

Spend one of your Saturdays going French with Alliance française de Manille’s Open House. Activities like French classes, Conversation workshops, DELF prepa workshops, Kids activities & story-telling, games in French, Book sale, movie screening and many more will be in store for you. May 27, 8:30am to 5pm. Alliance française de Manille, 209 Nicanor Garcia St., Bel-Air II, Makati. Free admission. Event page.

14. Color Manila Blacklight Run 2017

Color Manila encourages everyone to run, and to illustrate to non-runners how enjoyable the sport is. With the Blacklight Run, they will use blacklight effects and make the runners look like thousands of fireflies invading the streets of the metro. May 27, 8pm to 12mn. Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa. Event page

15. Nickelodeon Slime Cup Run 2017

Another fun run for your May 2017. Nickelodeon’s Slime Cup Run is back to beat the summer heat. Everyone, from kids to kids-at-heart, and even your doggos are welcome to join. Nickelodeon stars are also expected to join the run. May 28, 6am to 9am. McKinley West Park, Taguig. Event page.

Featured photo grabbed from GetMusic Indie-Go and Open House


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