By Ethan Siat
Chalk Campus Correspondent
Undecided on where to go on your next outing with the gang? Dont worry, we've got you covered. We've collected the hottest events happening this month to fill your calendars with! Whether you're an art enthusiast, a K-drama fan, or a JaDine shipper, there's one that will surely get on your vibe. Whatever you decide, a lot of fun awaits! Here are a few must-see events this February to keep you in the loop!
Fringe Manila 2018 - Feb. 07-25
In celebration of Philippine Arts Month, the country's biggest multi-arts festival is back. For two weeks, Fringe Manila will showcase a variety innovative works and showstopping performances in the realm of contemporary arts. Now on its fourth year, the festival has garnered 30,000 audiences from more than 500 exhibits and performances at numerous venues across Metro Manila. Among the new events for this year include Japanese comedy theatre troupe GUMBO; a dance performance from PUP Maharlika; and Eljay Castro Deldoc's '90s TV live documentation 'Nobenta Nostalgia.' With such a strong collaborative effort between the country's famed artists, Fringe Manila truly shows the best of the best of Manila's electrifying art scene. Opening night starts at Museo ng Makati on February 7.
For more info, visit facebook.com/FringeMNL.
22nd Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta - Feb. 08-11
The sky's the limit at the biggest and long-running aviation sports event in the country. If you're feeling adventurous, you should definitley take a road trip to Clark, Pamapanga for this year's Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. Tap into your inner adrenaline junkie by going skydiving or take a nice afternoon sightseeing on a hot air balloon ride. Other aerial activities and exhibitions are also in store, so if we were you, we'd block the whole weekend off to catch all these festivities!
Tickets available for purchase at ticketnet.com.ph
Revolution: The JADINE Concert - Feb. 09
JaDine fans already had a collective meltdown at the announcement of the concert last month but the hype is only getting bigger as we inch closer to the date. James Reid and Nadine Lustre are holding their second major concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. We can't wait to see them perform original music like cuts from James' 'Palm Dreams' album or Nadine's newly-released single 'St4y Up' live! As the pair are heavily involved with the creative direction of the concert, we can surely expect that their concert has nothing but a personal touch!
You'll have to cop a ticket to see what tricks they have up their sleeves, so make sure you grab yours at ticketnet.com.ph.
Jisoo, My One and Only Fanmeeting in Manila - Feb. 10
One of of South Korea's leading heartthrobs is coming to Manila to capture your heart. Jisoo, star of hit dramas 'Strong Woman Do Bong Soon' and 'Scarlet Heart,' is currently one of the most popular actors leading today's Hallyu wave. With his handsome face and irresistable charm, it's not hard to be swept away with the 24 year-old on screen! Luckily for us Filipino fans, we can finally meet him in person while playing fun games and being serenaded by the man himself! This is definitely the only Valentine's date we need!
Tickets available for purchase at smtickets.com
UP Fair: FLAMES - Feb. 14
Your Valentines plans are already set at the this year's concert at the UP Fair. The University of the Philippines annual fair is a week-long affair of fun and exciting activities and events, but February 14's 'FLAMES' is the date to check out as local music scene's most revered artists come together for a celebration of OPM love. Catch sets from the country's hottest including Ben&Ben, Up Dharma Down, Rivermaya, Moonstar88, Gloc 9, and Itchyworms, among others. Whether you're heartbroken or you've caught the lovebug, FLAMES is sure to give you the feels on the 14th!
Tickets available for purchase at metromanila.platinumlist.net
Big Bad Wolf Book Sale - Feb. 16-25
Bookworms unite as the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale comes to town! For the first time ever, Malaysia's Big Bad Wolf Books is holding its famous book sale in the Philippines this month. Ballin' on a budget? Don't fret because all books are discounted up to 80% off. With over 2 million titles available for sale at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, you don't have to worry about missing out on potential finds because the sale is open for 24 hours. That's 231 hours of undisturbed book-browsing goodness all in all! Don't forget to bring a small luggage to carry your eventual haul from your amazing literary expedition!
The Dream: Maymay in Concert - Feb. 23
It's May May Entrata's world, and we're just living in it as the Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7 winner takes on her first solo concert at the Kia Theatre. The rising star has already showed potential as a multi-faceted entertainer and May May's upcoming show will be a display her many talents. Much to the delight of MayWard fans, Edward Barber will be making a guest appearance to provide all the kilig moments we need! Dreams do come true for a lucky girl like May May!
Tickets available for purchase soon at ticketnet.com.ph
Confidently, Kisses - Feb. 24
Another PBB alum is set to make her mark at the Kia Theatre as fresh-faced Kisses Delavin is also headlining her first solo concert. The young beauty will light up the stage to prove she's not just another pretty face. With 'La Luna Sangre' star Tony Labrusca making a special guest appearance, our #TonKiss hearts would surely be satisfied!
Tickets available for purchase soon at ticketnet.com.ph
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