1. Contemporary artist Mark Justiniani, who has participated in several art exhibitions here and abroad and has received several awards, including the Thirteen Artists award from CCP in 1994, will be talking about the subjects of his artworks and his practice at ArtSpeak: Mimefield. Get to understand more of his reality-challenging artworks, beyond his tunnels of building innards exhibited at Art Fair PH 2016. Head over to: Ateneo Art Gallery, Katipunan, Quezon City, on May 4, 4PM (Free Admission. Email email@example.com for seat reservations).
2. Learn more about the hustlin' behind startup companies at Startup Stories: FinTech Edition. With this edition focusing on Finance Technology, Paynamics co-founder Mylene Chua-Magleo, Salarium CEO Judah Hirsch, and Acudeen CEO and co-founder Magellan Felatino give their insights on how their respective companies make a mark in improving the payroll and payment services in the Philippines and abroad. Head over to: Acceler8 Coworking offices, Finman Building, level 7-1, 131 Tordesillas Street corner Bautista Street, Makati City, on May 4, 8PM-10PM (P200 ticket price. Register here).
3. Ever wanted to bust those moves but either feel too shy or too intimidated to do so? Sign up for Brewing Point's Summer Dance Workshops. Whether you feel like popping, locking, or want to do some hip-hop and jazzfunk dance routines, BP has a variety of classes to cater all ages! Head over to: Brewing Point Dance Studio, 56 T.M. Kalaw Street, Tierra Pura Homes, Tandang Sora, Quezon City, from May 4-31. (Workshops start at P4,500. Call +63917-8938191 to register).
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4. Stressed out mid-week? Why not let it all out by joining The Book Stop Project’s Open Mic Poetry Night? Experience is not necessary in bringing out all your feels; all you need is courage to speak in front of a sizable audience. Joining the open mic are poet Rachel Coates and spoken word group Words Anonymous. Head over to: Book Stop, Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati City on May 5, 7PM (Free admission. Sign up here).
[related: Life Peg: Kooky Tuason, A Word Warrior Advocating for Women and Healing]
5. Mingle with the country’s hippest expats at Expats Club Manila’s Opening Party. Aside from socials, get to know the lives of expats, and potentially increase your network while enjoying the fun and relaxed party environment. Head over to: Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge, Marco Polo Ortigas, Meralco Ave. and Sapphire Streets, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, on May 5, from 6PM to 1AM (Purchase tickets here).
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