As I’m writing this, we only have 23 days left before Christmas. Time’s moving so fast that we think we should finish our gift shopping ASAP. At the same time, make plans with loved ones we haven’t seen in a while before the holiday rush gets intense.
Fortunately, the weekend has blessed us with sales and events that will let us do just that.
Stages Sessions presents: Pintig ng Pasko Concert
Dec. 3, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Soma Bistro, G/F Green Sun, 2285 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City
Watch local artists Keiko Necesario, Coeli, and more sing Christmas songs at this chill concert. Just pay P550 to enter, and you also get a free CD.
Dec. 3, 10 p.m. onwards
Black Market, Warehouse 5, La Fuerza Compound 2, Sabio Street, Makati City
Party with DJs Jess Milner, Mulan, and Jimmy O’Pallick in this edition of RIOT HOUSE. The event is free and all-you-can-drink cocktails cost only P600.
Dec. 3, 10 p.m. onwards
XX XX, 20a-20b La Fuerza Plaza 1, 2241 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City
Get your dancing shoes ready and stay up all night for as DJs Mulan, Bruder, and Bins take the deck this Saturday.
Scott “Gutsy” Tuason’s Blackwater & Open Blue
Dec. 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pineapple Lab, 6071 R. Palma Street, Makati City
Gutsy Tuason will be exhibiting his new underwater photographs that’ll surely calm all the spectators. There’ll also be canapés and drinks served at the gallery.
Buto, Tiklop, Laman: Mga Larawan ni Miguel Quiros
Dec. 3, 8 p.m. to 12 m.n.
Vetro, 135 Congressional Avenue, Project 8, Quezon City
Photographer Miguel Quiros will be presenting his debut exhibit which features over 30 black and white nude photos to show the intricacies of the human body.
Dec. 4, 6 p.m. to 12 m.n.
Secret Fresh, Ronac Lifestyle Center, Ortigas Avenue, San Juan
Nine artists including Daniel Aligaen, Ana Barrioquinto, and more will portray how superior humans are over animals in this exhibit.
A Christmas Carol – The Musical
Dec. 2 to 25, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Globe Iconic Store, Amphitheater, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Holiday Trunk Show
Dec. 2 to 3, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1289 Gladiola Street, Dasmariñas Village, Makati City
Shop items from Venda Africa, CelestinaMaynila New York, Amarie, and more at this fashion trunk show. You might just find a Christmas gift for your fashionable loved one.
Au Courant Holiday 2016
Dec. 2 to 3, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Function Room, 7/F Manansala Tower, Estrella Street, Rockwell Center, Makati City
Heart Evangelista, Vania Romoff, Stockton Row, and more join Cura V’s final fashion and lifestyltrunk show for the year. So be sure to check out their clothes and accessories.
MNL Design Collective Pop-Up
Dec. 3 to 4, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
KISH, 233 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air II, Makati City
Find great deals on designer items from Joey Samson, Joanique, Rhett Eala, TDLG, and many others.
Funky Finds 7th Pop Up Garage Sale
Dec. 3, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Open Space, 134 Jupiter Street, Makati City
Find pre-loved clothes and other local brands at Funky Finds’ last garage sale for the year.
Christmas Warehouse Sale
Dec. 2 to 4, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Megatrade Hall, 5/L Mega B, SM Megamall, Julia Vargas corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City
Nab discounted apparel, accessories, cosmetics, and home products at this massive sale.
Featured image courtesy of Joanique’s Instagram account