By Joelle Theresa Ngo
Have you exhausted your road trip and beach plans this summer? If you're stuck in the metro, but still want to have loads of fun, these summer gigs and events lined up should be enough to fill the rest of your weeks this May!
Pop-Up Night Cinema Presents ABS-CBN Restored Classics
May 19 to 21, Globe Circuit Events Grounds
Get ready for a magical night under the stars with ABS-CBN’s remastered films. With the success of the Pop-Up Night Cinema in 2016, we're sure this year's lineup of beloved Pinoy movies at the screening will be bigger and more exciting than ever. What's even more awesome is that admission is free! So, bring your mats and snacks and come watch with your family and friends—this will be an unforgettable and unique summer experience.
La Estrella: A Night of Music and Flamenco
May 20, Power Mac Center Spotlight
In the mood for a romantic summer ender? This musical will give you and your significant other a night to remember as you experience a taste of Spain and you're taken on a journey of life and love with the story of Carina (Katsie Llave) and her childhood best friends Alejandro (David Ezra) and Ricardo (Arman Ferrer). This flamenco-classical-musical show is the first of its kind. Its tale about the challenges of growing up, the complexity of friendship, and the pain, strength, and hope in love will capture your heart like no other! Tickets are now available at TicketWorld.
Manila X Style + Music Festival
May 27, Globe Circuit Events Grounds
Now on its second year, Manila X going bigger and bolder! The country’s pioneering fashion and music festival is here to rock your world once again with the Philippines’ hottest music artists, designers, models, and stylists! With international singer William Singe and local artists like Bamboo, KZ Tandingan, Sam Concepcion, Curtismith, and Franco, you’re surely in for an incredible music experience! Plus, watch out as Chalk brings top celebrities and models to grace the stage for a one-of-a-kind fashion show. Tickets are now available at TicketWorld.
Manila Symphony Orchestra’s Season Gala Concert #1: Director’s Choice
June 3, Power Mac Center Spotlight
Tired of all the hustle and bustle? Then slow down this summer and immerse yourself in a night filled with music that can soothe your soul. The world-class repertoire of the Manila Symphony Orchestra, with its Principal conductor and artistic director Arturo Molina demonstrates his mastery of the world’s symphonic repertoire with romantic and classical compositions. It’s perfect for all classical music lovers out there! Tickets are now available at TicketWorld.
Neverland Manila Presents Young Gunz
June 11, Globe Circuit Events Grounds
Attention all party goers: Get your hats ready for the most awesome party of the year as Neverland Manila brings one of Europe and Asia’s most anticipated EDM festivals back to the Philippines 2017! You and your squad wouldn’t want to miss this entirely new vibe, as Neverland Manila takes it up an extra notch with an international production, complete with spectacular designs, and an awesome Young Gunz lineup that will bring freedom and diversity of music!
Buy your tickets now at SM Tickets to get their Early Bird promos: Regular GOLD Phase 1: Php1,575 (April 10-May 16), Regular GOLD Phase 2: Php2,100, VIP Standing: Php2,625.
6. Go Skateboarding Day
June 21, Mountain Dew Skate Park
Whether you love skateboarding or you’re a simply a fan of the sport, make sure to be at Circuit Makati this June! Experience a day with local skaters on Go Skateboarding Day! Fun fact: Did you know that this annual celebration created by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) in 2004 aims to promote the sport and make it accessible to everyone around the world? So, gather all friends—skateboard enthusiasts, rookie or pro—to and show off your skills in this annual event!
With this lineup of events, who needs the beach? Which one are you excited to attend the most? Let us know in the comments!
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Banner photograph from Manila X Festival's Facebook page.