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1. Salvador Dali Exhibit. Twenty-four original Dali prints, including “engravings from the series ‘le Bestiaire de la Fontaine Dalinese’ and Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’, are displayed at the Mezzanine of Makati Shangri-La. Gotta thank Hiraya Gallery for this. Until Feb 7

2. Art Fair Philippines. The fifth edition of Art Fair Philippines is its biggest yet: apart from the 46 galleries sprawled across four floors, museum tours and talks, a cool 10 Days of Art ushers in the actual event with film screenings, parties, installations, and so much more! Feb 16-19 The Link Carpark, Makati

3. Wicked Musical. On its second Manila run, This Broadway musical will be showing at the more compact Theater at Solaire. The cast is reportedly super impressive, you might as well turn green with envy if you miss this chance. Tickets start at P1,750. Until March 5

4. UP Fair. Every year, people look forward to the week-long UP Fair for shenanigans that are uniquely UP. Concerts that last to the wee hours of the morning, every single night of the week act like training for the main draw that is the Saturday concert. That’s waht everybody really prepares for. This year, it’s on Feb 18. Feb 13-18. UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City

5. Sa Wakas The Musical. Sugarfree songs tell a love story begining at the very end of a relationship, where hurt and heartbreak come aplenty and ends at the very beginning of it, when love was present. At the very start of the its second run, Sa Wakas has been given an extension. Until Feb 12. Until PETA Theater, Quezon City

6. Escolta Block Party. The first Block Party was such a success the movers and shakers of the Escolta scene decided it’s time for a second round. No details have been put out yet but knowing Escolta, it’s bound to be a total party. Feb 18, First United Building, Escolta, Manila

7. Tagaytay Art Beat 2. Emerging and established musical acts will be performing at Mueo Orlina for the second installment of the Tagaytay Art Bear. Bullet Dumas, Crwn, Banna Harbera, Autoletic, Reese Lansangan, She’s Only Sixteen, to name a few will make sure the sophomore edition is just as good, if not better than the first Tagaytay Art Beat. Feb 4-5 at Museo Orlina, Tagaytay City

8. Lit Masterclass Whiskies of the World . For its second masterclass installment of the year, LIT’s whisky concierge Francis Hasegawa will conduct the class, helping students discover the diverse characteristics and differences of whiskies from four parts of the world: Ireland, Canada, Scotland, Japan. If you’re looking to get better at drinking this year, best to sign up. Feb 8. Lit Manila

9. Pasinaya Art Festival. On Saturday, CCP offers 50 workshops on different disciplines on a pay-what-you-want scheme. But these 30-minute workshops are just to whet your appetites. On Sunday, audiences will be able to sample CCP’s performance season, including the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Ballet Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theater, University of Santo Tomas, and more. The festival begins at 7:30am and ends at 6pm with People’s Gala. Feb 4-5. CCP Complex

10. Manila Transitio 1945. On its 8th year, Manila Transitio is celebrating the 72nd Anniversary of the Battle of Intramuros. Art installations, performance by Carlos Celdran, open air performances of Lolita Carbon, Cookie Chua, and Bayang Barrios. Feb 26, 3pm. Baluarte de San Diego, Manila

11. Hortikultura. Hortikultura is a garden show that will delight your mothers and titas and even your lola to no end. There are pland and landscape competitions as well as booths where you can buy all your gardening needs and wants. There are daily lectures and agribusiness consultancies which might be a little too hardcore for the casual and the noobs but you don’t have to pay attention to that. Just walk along flowers and plants—a huge contrast to the gray cement we’re all used to. If that doesn’t invigorate your spirit, you might be dead on the inside. If you don’t get that joke, please make sure you go to Hortikultura. Until Feb 15. QC Circle

12. 21st Hot Air Ballon Fiesta.  Asia’s longest-running sports aviation event is back for another round of aerobatic exhibitions, paragliding, skydiving, and of course hot air balloon rides. Day tickets start at P350, which don’t include a ride up a hot air balloon, paragliding, or skydiving. You’ll have to cough out additional dough for those activities. A ride up a hot air balloon costs an additional USD$350 per person or about, gulp, P17,435, for instance. Feb 9-12. Pampanga. Website

13. Fringe Manila. On Fringe Manila’s third year, it will showcase “The Virtual Womb,” the first-ever festival produced show by Toronto-based Filipino-Canadian artist Malyee Todd. HATAW, another Toronto native will be joining the multi-arts festival, along with The Daloy Dance Company, Deus Sex, Machina, ADHD Productions, FEU Theater Guild, Airdance and Egg Theater Company, which will all be making a comeback at Fringe. Feb 8-26

14. Jonathan Olazo at The Drawing Room. In this multi-medium exhibit, Olazo contemplates on the idea of attachment: what attaches to which, which attaches to what? We are instinctively drawn to images or things without being awareness that these images and things are the ones that actually find us. Interesting no? Until Feb 28, The Drawing Room

15. PETA’s ‘Care Divas.’ Five transgender overseas Filipino workers in Israel transform into glamorous queens at night. Care Divas ushers in PETA’s 50th anniversary with 50 shows. Kinda wild, we know. Until March 19

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