We are now smack in the middle of 2016. I know it’s quite hard to process but take a breather. The last few months seem to have just flown by and it’s only now we’ve stopped and realized how fast time has actually gone.
But don’t fret. Start to usher in the next half of the year starting this weekend. We’ve found the best spots you need to hit up from music festivals by the beach to a color run for a cause. You’re sure to find something you wouldn’t want to miss.
#1 11th Sarangani Bay Festival!
June 3 to 4
Gumasa Beach, Glan, Sarangani Province
Satisfy your wanderlust and head out to Sarangani for a full-scale beach party. With several sporting events as well as concerts along the stretch of Gumasa Beach, you’re sure to have a good time.
#2 VINAI Live in Manila
June 3, 10 p.m.
Chaos Nightclub, UG/F City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Parañaque City
Go and have a fun night out as dynamic duo of Vinai will give you an upbeat soundtrack with their EDM hits such as “Raveology” and “Bounce Generation.”
#3 Manila X Festival 2016
June 4, 6 p.m. onwards
Globe Circuit Events Grounds, Makati City
Top fashion brands, the best stylists, the hottest DJs, and local acts such as Yeng Constantino and Kiana Valenciano all come together for this music festival like no other.
#4 Last One Standing
June 3, 10 p.m. onwards
Valkyrie Night Club, 9th corner 36th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Grab some drinks with your friends and head on over to Valkyrie for what’s sure to be a fun night.
#1 Citipointe Live
June 4, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
CCF Center Tiendesitas Main Auditorium, Frontera Verde, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City
This well-known worship group comes back to Manila to serenade us and share their love of God.
#2 After Affair
June 3, 9 p.m. onwards
M Café, Dela Rosa Street, Makati City
Catch DJs Arlyn Munoz and Raphael Carbonell playing the best of their soulful beats for a quick escape.
Theater & Art
#1 The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer
June 3, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
PETA Theater Center, No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City
Larry Kramer’s widely celebrated autobiographical play is brought to life on the Philippine stage. Bart Guingona directs this story on love and the difficulty of AIDS.
#2 “Children at the Crossroads”
June 3, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Eastwood Mall City Atrium, Eastwood Avenue, Bagumbayan, Quezon City
For those who want a bit of culture and art, check out Jun De Leon’s exhibit Children at the Crossroads. He shows the lives of children and families during the conflict and war in Mindanao. But hurry because today’s the last day!
#3 Karnabal Festival 2016
June 4 to 12
Maginhawa Art District, Diliman Quezon City
Experience art in new ways through this eclectic festival that engages society and celebrates local artists. Taking place in houses, theaters, and restaurants along Maginhawa, it’s sure to leave a lasting impression.
#1 An Evening in Wonderland
June 3, onwards
Century City Mall Events Center, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City
Fall down the rabbit hole and stop by for an evening speed dating event. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find someone very special.
#1 Colors for a Cause 2 Fun Run
June 5, 4 a.m.
Bonifacio Global Grounds, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
What better way to get your daily dose of exercise than going on this color run? And there’s no greater motivator than doing it for a good cause.