Valentine’s Day is coming up and we all know what that means—everyone gets a hall pass to show extra mush over the weekend.
If you’re making last-minute plans, we at #TeamPreenPH got you covered. Whether you’re an adventurous couple gearing up for the Hot Air Balloon Festival, an artsy pair hunting for the latest gallery, or a fun-loving duo ready to try something new, you lovebirds are sure to find something to do in our roundup.
#1 Purveyr Magazine Launch Tour
Feb. 12, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Felipe & Sons, El Pueblo Real de Manila, J. Vargas Avenue corner ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Music and a magazine meet at the second to the last stop of Purveyr‘s eight-part launch tour. Enjoy music from the local music scene and get your hands on the first few copies by heading down to Felipe & Sons.
#2 Life Crisis Project Launch
Feb. 13, 8 p.m.
Exile Bar & Cafe, Leon Guinto Street, Malate, Manila City
In collaboration with Project Your Art, 25 young artists which include Ina Jacobe, Eunice Sanchez, Chana Garcia, and more, who were each given one truth to portray in their chosen medium. All of their works were turned into postcards which will be sold as fund-raiser for the project’s future endeavors. Also, no entrance fee required! Just buy food and drinks inside the restaurant and you’re set for a night filled with art and deep conversations.
#3 Ashley’s Kryptonite EP Launch
Feb. 13, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Mow’s Bar, Kowloon House Basement, 20 Matalino Street, Quezon City
Take part in the launch of Ashley’s Kryptonite’s second EP titled “Tayo” this Saturday. Also performing in the event are Alyson, Sour Cheeks, Stomachine, and Hansom.
#1 Spectrum Fair Manila
Feb. 13 to 14, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
White Space, Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City
With live performances by BP Valenzuela and The Ransom Collective, enjoy shopping for the coolest food and fashion finds.
#2 The Sweetest Thing
Feb. 9 to 14, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Drive, Poblacion, Makati City
Shop from Manila’s most beautiful bouquet shops at Power Plant Mall. Plus, immortalize your love for your significant other on the Love Lock wall at the South Court.
#1 Under The Stars
Feb. 12, 6 p.m.
Bellarmine Field, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
Enjoy a film and a fun-filled night under the stars this Friday while watching the musical comedy Hairspray (2007).
#1 Philippine Hot Air Balloon Festival
Feb. 11 to 14, 8 a.m. onwards
Air Force City, Clark Freeport Zone, Mabalacat, Pampanga
What better way to spend Valentine’s Day with the bae than up in the air? Or if you’re not up for that, just watch the beautiful hot air balloons take off in the sky instead.
#1 Riot House Valentine’s Special
Feb. 13, 10 p.m.
Black Market, Warehouse 5, La Fuerza Compound 2, Sabio Street, Makati City
Get drunk with their P600 drink-all-you-can promo while jamming to the Valentine’s Special brought by The Zombettes, Jessica Milner, and Samantha Nicole.
#1 Weekend Champagne Brunch at Alfred’s
Feb. 13 to 14, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Makati Diamond Residences, 118 Legazpi St., Legazpi Village, Makati City
For this Valentine’s weekend, Alfred’s is offering a buffet that includes unlimited bubbly champagne like Gosset, as well as fine wines like Jean Vesselle and Delamotte plus a menu of US Angus rib-eye steak, rack of lamb, cochinillo, and a raclette station for just 2,000 pesos per person.
#1 Bring Your Own Hugot
Feb. 13, 7 p.m. onwards
B-Side, The Collective, Malugay Street, Makati City
If you’re single and feeling a bit emotional this love month, spoken word performances by Rod Marmol, Trisha O’Bannon-Maven, Trevor William Viloria, Kat Roxas, and Jihad Mabuhay will surely give you a lot of reasons to drink.
#2 Habang Wala Pa Sila
Feb. 14, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Power Mac Center Spotlight, Circuit Makati, Makati City
Prepare yourself to render a lot of feelings from poet Juan Miguel Severo’s spoken word performance.
#3 Ballet Philippines Opera
Feb. 13 and 14, 6 p.m.
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
In Ballet Philippines’ 46th season, see the rare tie-up of dance and art by Gabriel Barredo in their latest performance.
Bridging the gap between the real and unreal spectrum of daydreaming, Indonesian artist Arkiv Vilmansa paints a childhood dream come true.
In addition, feel the rush of being in transit in this exhilarating exhibition where 14 street artists transform the Upper Gallery of Vinyl on Vinyl into their own interpretation of the Light Rail Transit (LRT).
#2 Other: Zobel and Sansó
Feb. 10 to 28
2/F, Rizal Library Special Collections Section, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
Fall in love with this series of paintings and prints paying homage to artists Fernando Zobel and Juvenal Sansó at the Ateneo Art Gallery.
#3 Goldfish COMPLEX
Jan. 29 to Mar. 3
Pablo Galleries, 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Catch up and coming artist, Ivan Despi’s first solo show at Pablo Galleries.
#1 KARITAS AT DAMASO
Feb. 14, 3 p.m.
Pineapple Lab, 6071 Palma Street, Poblacion, Makati City
Just in time for Fringe Manila, UP Repertory’s most controversial play makes its return. See their take on religion with a flavorful EDM mix this weekend.
#1 Freefall 2016
Feb. 12, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
UP Sunken Garden, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
Party to tunes by Hale, Rivermaya, Revival, The Ransom Collective, and many others over at UP Diliman’s annual OPM music festival.
#1 One Billion Rising
Feb 14. 8 a.m. to 12 noon, Luneta Park, Manila
Join Monique Wilson and The Vagina Monologues writer Eve Ensler as they launch the 2016 Manila campaign of One Billion Rising, a mass action advocacy to end violence against women and to give voice and hope to those victims of rape and domestic abuse.