Welcome to May, where we’re either fast approaching finals hell week, or at the tail end of summer. Our month was cracked open by an epic double banger of cinematic and streaming proportions, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Whether you’re awaiting a certain show’s series finale, or saving up for the big gigs in store, we’ve rounded up a few more shindigs for you guys to head on down to!
Art Buffet by Fully Booked (May 17, 24, 31)
If it’s the artistic soul you seek to feed, Fully Booked is launching a series of workshops on all the different ways you can scribble, sketch, shade and color your works. Each and every event is for free, so get your creative juices flowing all month long with the different speakers and companies.
Some of the events are held in partnership with Crayola Philippines and Sakura Philippines. Check out their site here for the complete list and info.
Senatorial Elections 2019 (May 13)
You already know. If you’re of age, and registered, head on down to your local precinct and exercise your voting rights. Yes, there’ll be long lines, and sure, the weather lately has been either sweltering heat or humid rains, but it’s a just a few hours at most for a noble cause. Every vote counts through and through, so don’t forget to make a difference and be the change you want to see in this nation!
You can go over which precinct you belong to on the official website!
PAMANA TALKS: Recording Our Heritage (May 18)
Go back to your roots and get enlightened in the various ways we go about learning and understanding our heritage. Three authorities on Philippine cultural heritage will share their stories and musings over the different ways we can embrace our rich, diverse history and culture.
Grupo Kalinangan, in partnership with Clock In by AyalaLand Offices is holding this talk as the first of a series of four. If you’re studying architecture, anthropology, or cultural heritage, or you’re just looking to learn new things about our Filipino upbringing, this talk is for you.
This talk will be held at Clock In, Vertis North Corporate Center. Learn more over at their event page here.
Bae Jin Young x Seo Kang Jun (May 18, 25)
K-Pop nayshe make some noise!!! We’ve got two fanmeets lined up this month, firstly I’m Young: Bae Jin Young in Manila, and The Last Charm: Seo Kang Jun in Manila. Former Wannables and fans of 5urprise will be in for a treat with these hi-touch encounters with their idol favorites.
.wendil EP launch (May 24)
Inspired to rise above the noise of daily life by her late dad’s passing, synth-pop singer-songwriter Mika Manikan who goes by the name .wendil will release her debut EP, “Nighttime Fire,” at Mow’s on the 24th. Catch her perform lead track Maturity, and five others, as she delves into her themes of isolation, healing, self-love and rebellion. The lineup also includes Ourselves The Elves, Twoshiba, U-Pistol, Tall Ice Lung, Pamcy and Memoryville, door price at P200 with a free beer, and P400 for beer and the EP.
More info on the event page.
Mark Redito Neutropical Tour (May 24)
Groove along to Mark Redito’s aptly named Neutropical tour set over at XX XX. Our favorite kuya, whose penchant for synth-inflected groove pop is having him fly all over Asia, from Shanghai to Tokyo to Hong Kong. The feel-good island-inspired sound of Mark is bound to bring some fun to your Friday night.
Find out how to get your tickets, which go for P1,000 and learn more about the tour on his website.