1. Mow’s 2nd Anniversary: Victims of Our Own Success
What’s the anniversary month of one of the most sought-after gig places in the Metro, Mow’s, without a gig? Pay what you want and witness performances by Ourselves the Elves, Sound Architects, Ang Bandang Shirley, Halik ni Gringo, MilesExperience, The Squibs, and The Oemons. April 1, 8:30om to 3am. Kowloon House Basement, 20 Matalino St. Quezon City. Pay what you want. Event page.
2. Katipunan Weekend Pop Up Market
Spend the first day of April shopping at this cool pop-up market in Pasig. It is an intimate gathering of select merchants selling local, handcrafted products, clothes, home decor, lifestyle items and packed gourmet food. April 1 & 2, 11am to 9pm. 30 Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Free entrance. Event page.
3. Wilderness Hot T-Shirt Party
Prog band Wilderness is launching brand new merchandise and throwing a summer party at the same time. The band will perform two long sets with installation and lighting by Jose Tong and Derek Tvmala, and digitual visual by Mvltiverse. Sounds fun! Free Teajitos (alcohol-infused tea) and chili popcorn for one and all! April 1, 6pm to 2am. HUB: Make Lab at 413 Escolta Street, First United Bldg, Manila. Event page.
4. Art in the Park
If you’re still high from Art fair Philippines, you’ll totally get stoked with Art in the Park. Now on its 11th edition year, Art in the Park gathers 57 galleries, art collectives, independent art spaces, and student groups on Sunday. April 2, 10am to 10pm. Jamie Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati. Free entrance. Event page.
5. Bliss Free Screening
If you’re upset about the controversial X rating of the MTRCB for the film Bliss, here’s some good news for you. There’s a free screening at the UP Cine Adarna on April 3. Yay! Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis, so best to come early. April 3, registration starts at 5pm and doors open at 6pm. University of the Philippines Cine Adarna. Free admission. Facebook Page.
6. Coldplay Live In Manila
This coming April 4, we’re all going to witness a sky full of stars because Coldplay is playing Manila! Get ready to see Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion as they perform our faves like “The Scientist,” “Fix You,” “Yellow,” “Paradise,” and “Everglow.” April 4, 8pm to 10pm. SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. Event page.
7. TOSKA: Mental Health Exhibit
Toska Manila is a fundraising event that aims to bring people together through art and music and to support people with mental illness. All proceeds will be allocated to selected recipients. Check the final lineup of featured artists here. April 6, 10am to 11pm. P250.Commune at 36 Polaris St. Poblacion, Makati City. Event page.
8. MUNI Market 2017
Healthy, local and eco-friendly products are what MUNI Market is all about. It’s a community that aims to exchange ideas, support and put forward a healthier, lifestyle. They are complete with events like MUNI Meetups, hands-on workshops, merchant interviews, and music performances. April 8 & 9, 11am to 9pm. Capitol Commons, Kapitolyo Pasig City. Tickets here. Event page.
9. Henry’s Travel through the Lens
This event is a one-day summer gadget fair and photo workshop, that will feature booths from the top photography brands, exciting activities, product demos, free cleaning, and local travel inspirations. Join them for a day full of workshops, gadget discounts, and promos. April 8, 10am to 9pm. Palm Drive Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City. Free entrance. Event page.
10. Baguio Craft Fair 2017
The Baguio Craft Fair 2017 is hosted by Knitting Expedition, a company that crafts quirky toys, handmade home accessories, and woolly warmers. The craft fair is an all-weekend workshop about tapuy making, creative journaling, and many more. They will also sell handmade local crafts, plus it’s in Hill Station. Need anymore reasons to go? April 8 to 9, 9pm to 6pm. Hill Station, Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Rd. Baguio City. Event page.
11. Switchfoot at Walkway
Fan of the band Switchfoot? Well, this may be your chance to watch them live! Switchfoot will be performing live at the BHS Central, BGC. You’ll just need to purchase a Walkway shirt at P500 each and you can get a free access pass to the main concert grounds! April 16, 7pm to 10pm. BHS Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. P500. Event page.
12. Dia del Libro 2017
Wanna score great reads just for free? The Embassy of Spain’s Instituto Cervantes will be hosting Dia del Libro, or also known as the International Book Day. Like its previous installments, every purchase from the selection of books from participating bookstores and publishing houses, will come with a rose. While some will be sold with a 20% discount and hundreds more will be given just for free! April 22, 10am to 10pm. Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati.
13. Red Ninja Year 8 Fest
Red Ninja Production is turning 8! And like their previous anniversary gigs, the lineup is jam-packed! Performances by Banna Harbera, Gracenote, Lions & Acrobats, MOONWLK, SUD, Reese Lansangan, and more! April 22 to 23, 2pm to 2am. B-Side at the Collective, 7274 Malugay St. Makati City. P400. Event page.
14. Nalu Music Fest 2017
Nalu Surf Camp is now holding a 4-day summer event for surf junkies out there! The Nalu Music Fest 2017 consists of a 3-day longboard competition and a 2-night music festival with performances by, Parokya Ni Edgar, Franco, Sandwich, The Ransom Collective, Ourselves the Elves, and more. April 28 to May 1, 7am to 8pm. Nalu Surf Camp, Brgy. Sabang Baler, Aurora. Tickets start at P1,567. Event page.
15. Three: Words Anonymous’ Third Anniversary
2017 is the third anniversary of the awesome spoken word poetry group, Words Anonymous. Prepare your fragile hearts as they perform new pieces and collaborations, plus a few surprise guests. As they say, “We can’t promise that you’re not going to cry, but we promise that everything’s going to be okay after.”April 29, 7pm to 11pm. PETA Theater Center, Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City. P586.70. Event page.
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