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1. Tulong Sulong: Para Sa Marawi

After all the happenings in Mindanao, particularly in Marawi City, people from Molotov Pilipinas x Sus Petsa, Tulong Kabataan, Tomatokick Morato, UP Asterisk, UP Cineastes’ Studio, and Save Our Schools Network has their own solidarity night and donation drive for the evacuees of Marawi. You’ll also witness performances from Tukar Sinati, BLKD x The Tooters, Tubaw, and many more. June 7, 8:30pm to 1am. Tomatokick Morato, Madrinan st. cr. Tomas Morato, Quezon City. Free entrance. Event page.

2. Out of the Blue: Free Lectures on World Ocean Day

In celebration of World Oceans Day, the National Museum will be holding a lectures on marine megafauna and climate change in the Philippines. Maria Lourdes San Diego-McGlone, Ph.D., former Director of the Marine Science Institute in University of the Philippines Diliman, will give a talk on “Climate Change is affecting our ocean” to discuss how anthropogenic-driven climate change affect our oceans. June 8, 9am to 12nn. National Museum of Fine Arts Auditorium, Padre Burgos Ave., Rizal Park, Manila. Lecture is free but pre-registration is required as seats are limited. Event page.

3. Shattering Inhibitions: The Women I Let Out Exhibit Opening

This month will not be complete without an exhibit. That’s why Pineapple Lab invites us to the Artist Reception of “Shattering Inhibitions: The Women I Let Out” featuring works of artist, traveler and self-confessed rebel Cyd Chua. This solo exhibit will feature 15 paintings that reflect the artist’s desires, fantasies and experiences in life. June 8-27, 6pm to 10pm. Pineapple Lab, 6071, R. Palma St. Brgy. Poblacion, Makati. Free entrance. Event page.

4. Manila Mini Maker Faire

Time for some family activity! The Manila Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly festival full of invention, creativity, resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker movement. There are several workshops that the whole fam can enjoy. June 10-11, 9am to 6pm. The Mind Museum, JY Campos Park, 3rd Ave. BGC, Taguig City. Free entrance. Event page.

5. REP 50 Years of Telling Stories

From the producer of the best productions from Broadway and the West End, REP celebrates their 50th anniversary, with numerous Reppers who establishes their careers abroad, put up theater companies of their own, and received high acclaim for their work are now back to the place where they all started. June 11, 8pm to 11pm. The Theatre at Solaire, 1 Asean Ave., Entertainment City, Paranaque. Tickets are from P1,000 (Zone E) to P5,500 (Gold – VIP). Event page.

6. Britney Spears Live in Manila

ICYMI, Britney Spears is coming to perform in Metro Manila this June. Yas! Prepare your voice to sing-along with her greatest hits like “Oops! I Did It Again,” “Toxic,” “Baby One More Time,” and many more. June 15, 8pm to 12pm. SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City. Tickets range from P2,625 (GA) to P28,350 (SVIP). Event page.

7. CHAR! (Walang personalan, charot lamang!)

Before the much anticipated Pride march, Black Table Productions will give an event about embracing each other’s identity and appreciating diversity through arts. Witness spoken word performances from Yan-yan, Dave, Sonson, Alyssa, Gracia and Janine of Ampalaya Monologues, Abby Orbeta and Henri Igna of Words Anonymous, Dzeli del Mundo of Tadhana, Rommel Pamaos and Ansherina Jazul of LAPIS ArtCom, Leandro Reyes and Mark Dimaisip of Loudmouth Collective, Brix Artan of White Wall Poetry, and many more! June 16, 6pm. Splice Events Place and Restaurant, Greenfield District, Mandaluyong. P200. Event page.

8. 2017 Art Market

Bring out your ~artsy~ side with Art in Island’s trademark event, Art Market. This is a weekend event where artists and artists-at-heart can showcase their art products. Attendees can also enjoy and appreciate art at the same time. Art in Island’s main goal is to make a stage for our young and local artists and promote local goods. June 17-18, 11am to 7pm. Art in Island, Brgy. Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City. Free admission. Event page.

9. CineMakulay Film Festival

A film festival just in time for Pride month! CineMakulay Film Fest is hosted by Bahaghari, a progressive and anti-imperialist national organization of Filipino lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBT). The participating films will tackle topics like discrimination, gender identity, gender and class, and many more. June 17, 10am to 9pm. Cinematheque Center Manila, T.M Kalaw St. Ermita, Manila. Free screening. Event page

10. Fête de la Musique 2017

The most awaited simultaneous concerts in the metro is back! Fête de la Musique now in its 23rd Edition, will continue their tradition of producing several main stages across the city and the pocket stages will host specific musical genres. For this year, they will also have provincial stages in Palawan and in Baguio City. June 17, 23 and 24. Free admission. Check out Alliance française de Manille Facebook page for more details about the stages. 

11. Happy Space Stationery and Supplies Fair

Have fun with your friends and family with this cute stationery and supplies fair. #HappySpaceatNBS is a showcase of the best writing, crafts, paper, fine art, coloring, school and office supplies, as well as toys. June 23-25, 10am to 10pm. Glorietta Activity Center, Ayala Center, Makati. Event page.

12. 2017 Pride March & Festival | #HereTogether

And because it’s Pride month, participating in the Pride march is a must. Every year, the Metro Manila Pride has created a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community. A safe space where we can say to everyone that “We are here for you. We are here for each other. We are HERE TOGETHER.” June 24, 12pm to 9pm. Plaza de los Alcaldes, City Hall, Marikina City. Free admission. Event page.

13. Bazooka Rocks Presents A Pop Punk Weekend

Bazooka Rocks returns for its fifth edition with a 2-day festival. After their hiatus, Bazooka Rocks V offers a a night full of performance with The Maine and State Champs. Aussie band With Confidence and Sydney’s Cambridge will also join the concert. June 24-25, 6pm to 9pm. SM Skydome, SM North EDSA, Quezon City. Tickets for the 1-day pass P3,800 (VIP), P2,800 (Bleachers) and 2-day pass P6,500 (VIP). Event page.

14. Spark Fest 2017

With the help of all their backers, the Spark Project, known as the first crowdfunding community in the Philippines unveils Spark Fest 2017. It is a conference and festival for creative entrepreneurs, changemakers and do-ers here in the Philippines. All attendees can learn and interact from the mix of panelists, exhibitors, alumni spark projects, and featured speakers like RJ Ledesma, Armi Millaire, Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, Zak Yuson, Patch Dulay, and many more. June 24, 10am to 11pm. Fully Booked Top Shelf, BGC, Taguig. Tickets are from P1,900 to P2,500. Event page.

15. Mixed Media Collage Art Workshop

And because Woman, Create believes that “with Collage, there is always something new to explore,” here is another way to share your story onto the canvas. This one-of-a-kind workshop with Clarisse Provido (@sentimentalsediments) will let you learn everything about mixed media collage art. June 24, 1pm to 4pm. BGC, Taguig. P1,150 (Includes materials, hand-outs and workshop kit). Event page.

Featured image grabbed from Metro Manila Pride and Alliance française de Manille

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