We know some of you are planning to date early since Valentine’s Day is on a weekday. We don’t blame you—that’s what the weekends are for, right?
If you’re looking for somewhere to go, we have a lineup of parties, bazaars, and mini-concerts for you. Just make sure you do your V-Day shopping in between too. (We have a gift guide for guys and girls, just so you know.)
A New Home
Feb. 10, 9 p.m. to 12 m.n.
Aloha Bar & Grill, The Collective, 7274 Malugay Street, Makati City
End your Friday with local acts Bianca Amparo, Martin Riggs, and more. Just pay P150 and you can get in with a free drink.
Lovestruck: Urban Beats at Glorietta 2
Feb. 11 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Palm Drive Activity Center, G/F Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Makati City
This all-day event has food, movie screenings, and live music from Keiko Necesario, Jess Connelly, and more.
Feb. 11, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Frank & Dean, Burgos Park at Forbes Town Center, Forbes Town Road corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Slow down with some coffee and acoustic music courtesy of TheSunManager, Issa Rodriguez, and Fiona Comendador.
Feb. 10, 9 p.m. onwards
XX XX, 20a-20b La Fuerza Plaza 1, Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City
Get lost in house music as DJs Samantha Nicole, Spencer, and Coox plays beats for you tonight.
Feb. 11, 9 p.m. onwards
Nix.05, Bellagio Square, Tomas Morato corner Scout Fuentebella, Quezon City
Here’s a pre-Valentine’s Day party for the LGBTQ community. DJs Patty Tiu, Jade Ramos, and Pow Chavez and Abbie Tolentino will take over the deck at this all-black event.
Pre-Valentine Warm-Up feat. Sweater Beats
Feb. 11, 10 p.m. onwards
Black Market, Warehouse 5, La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Chino Roces Avenue corner Sabio Street, Makati City
Fil-Am DJ Sweater Beats is in town to bring R&B and dance music to Black Market this Saturday.
Feb. 10, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Art Cube Gallery, 2/F Building B, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City
This group exhibit will showcase several works from up-and-coming artists like Leonard Aguinaldo, Yeo Kaa, and Romeo Lee. The exhibit will run until March 5 so you have enough time to appreciate their works.
Halikon Film Exhibition: Alon and The Death of Pablo
Feb. 11, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Backyard Food Truck Community, Km. 30 Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Highway corner N. Guevarra, Dasmariñas, Cavite
For just P100, catch two riveting local films. This’ll be worth your drive to the south.
Love and Gravity Book Launch
Feb. 11, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
National Bookstore, G/F Glorietta 1, Ayala Center, Makati City
Author Samantha Sotto would like to share her new novel Love and Gravity at this book launch. Make sure to be register at 11 a.m. to get a slot and get the chance to meet Samantha. Also, don’t forget to grab her new book while you’re there.
Travel Tour Expo 2017
Feb. 10 to 12, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
SMX Convention, Seashell Lane, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Plan out your next trip with great deals and discounts courtesy of the Philippine Travel Agencies Association. You can also get a chance to win a four-day, three-night trip to Bangkok and have dinner with Mario Maurer.
Feb. 10 to 12, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
World Trade Center, Sen. Gil Puyat Extension, Pasay City
Find what you need with over 200 brands, including Twill Cavern, Wear Vintage, Undo Clothing, and more. Also prepare your wallets as all the items will have up to 90 percent discounts.
9th Pop-Up Garage Sale
Feb. 11, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Open Space, 134 Jupiter Street, Makati City
Find good quality pre-loved items at Funky Finds’ 9th pop-up sale. Entrance is free so just go ahead and shop.
Where to Next: Life Stories
Feb. 11, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
SparkLab Innovation Center, 118 Matahimik Street, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
Learn more about life and other ventures from speakers Enzo Cruz, Kara Pangilinan, and Carlos Cang. Registration fee is P200, which is also inclusive of snacks during the talks.