Looking to make sure you are up to date with the hippest events in Metro Manila? Here are six event venues we suggest you follow on both their Facebook and Instagram pages. Take note, we said event venues, which means there are no clubs and restaurants on this list, only collaborative spaces that are fast becoming popular for being homes of various events. Click that follow and like button, because you'll never know if they have an event that will catch your attention (and for sure they will):
1. A Space Gallery (Instagram: @Aspacemanila)
BJ Pascual's photo exhibit at A Space Gallery.
Space characteristics: It has an industrial feel (thanks to those exposed pipes on the ceiling), with interiors that are predominantly white.
Follow them for: Events the hipster crowd would love, which include solo and group art exhibits, jamming sessions, and art/photography workshops
Notable events: Satchmi Fresh Filter Tour, Basti Artadi's solo art exhibit, BJ Pascual's first photo exhibit
Located at: 110 Legazpi Street, Makati City
2. Green Sun (Instagram: @greensunph)
Reese Lansangan's album launch at Green Sun.
Space characteristics: Minimalist, industrial interiors that can be customized according to the event’s needs (there are four places inside Green Sun where events can be held)
Follow them for: Events that promote the latest in Filipino arts and culture, be it food, photography, or music
Notable events: Reese Lansangan's album launch, The Collaborative Carnival, Coffee Crawl
Located at: 2285 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City
3. Black Market (Instagram: @blackmarket_mnl)
Rapper Mos Def's live set at Black Market.
Space characteristics: Industrial, as this place used to be a warehouse
Follow them for: Underground parties, and to get a feel of the underground music scene
Notable events: The Drop party series, Blackout Warehouse party series, Mos Def live set
Located at: Warehouse 5, La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City
4. Whitespace (Instagram: @whitespacemnl)
Global Mala Manila 2015 at Whitespace
Space characteristics: Large, with predominantly white interiors and a touch of retro on its windows
Follow them for: Large gatherings like conventions, yard sales, and group fitness activities
Notable events: Kawaii Convention, Spectrum Fair Manila, Global Mala Project
Located at: 2314 Chino Roces Ave Extension, Makati City
5. Office Project Coworking Studio (Instagram: @theofficeprojectph)
Hand lettering workshop at Office Project Coworking Studio.
Space characteristics: A mix of wood and bare concrete for its walls, furniture, and interior details
Follow them for: Workshops that can help hone your skills in arts and crafts, and career empowerment talks to help you with your passion projects
Notable Events: Workshops on creating succulent dish gardens, hand lettering workshops, various talks on design and layout
Located at: Unit 1C Alpha Salcedo Condominium, Bautista Street, Makati City
6. The Open Space PH (Instagram: @theopenspace)
Obra de Amore art exhibit at The Open Space PH.
Space characteristics: Dominant white interiors with a contemporary style
Follow them for: Garage and yard sales, food bazaars and pop ups (food trucks included), and small art exhibits for up-and-coming artists
Notable Events: Food Truck Fest, Art is Limitless, Obra de Amore exhibit
Located at: 134 Jupiter Street, Makati City
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Banner photograph from BJ Pascual's Facebook page