1. Virgin Labfest 12
What to expect: A festival of new plays by emerging and established Filipino playwrights.
Must do: Check the schedules for all sets, and try to watch as many plays as you can.
Head over to: Tanghalang Huseng Batute of CCP Studio Theater, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City on June 29-July 17, 2016. Purchase tickets here.
2. The World Premiere Film Festival 2016
What to expect: A film festival that will showcase the works of critically-acclaimed, up and coming film directors from across the globe.
Must do: Attend the Gala Premieres for the Main Competition and Filipino New Cinema, which is free admission.
Head over to: SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. You may check the screening schedule here.
3. The SM Store Mid-Year Clearance Sale
What to expect: Great finds at 50% off for SM Store’s mid-year clearance sale.
Must do: Bring your own shopping bag that’s big enough for all the goodies you will sure find in SM.
Head over to: All The SM Stores nationwide, except San Jose Del Monte & Trece Martires on July 1-July 10, 2016.
4. Etude House Big Beauty Blowout
What to expect: End your summer with a bang with Etude House’s biggest nationwide sale this year. Get at least 50% off your favorite Etude House products.
Must do: If you are a Pink Card member, be sure to head to one of Etude House’s seven key branches to enjoy a one-day private sale shopping experience.
Head over to: To your Etude House store nearest you from July 1-3.
5. BIG ISLAND
What to expect: Get a taste of Hawaii at Niner Ichi Nana and Hungry Hound with Chef Mikko Reyes and Erwan Heussaff.
Must do: Bring your friends with you and enjoy Niner Ichi Nana’s take on Hawaiian dishes and cocktails to match.
Head over to: Niner Ichi Nana, Ground Floor, The Globe Tower, 32nd street corner 7th avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig on July 1, 2016 from 7PM onwards.
6. Ms. Gina Lopez Talk on Life of Health and Wellness
What to expect: Incoming DENR Secretary Ms. Gina Lopez will give a talk on health and wellness, specifically on healthy eating and organic farming.
Must do: Participate in the live demonstration by Ms. Gina Lopez during the Essential Oils Experience session.
Head over to: Luna Gardens of the Rockwell Center, just behind Power Plant Mall on July 2, 2016 from 9AM to 12PM. Registration fee is only P1,500.
7. Curator's Talk: "Japanese Design Today: Unique and Evolving"
What to expect: Mr. Hiroshi Kashiwagi, the main curator of the Japanese Design Today 100, will visit Manila to clue us in on the distinct appeal of Japanese design philosophy as reflected on their household and commercial products.
Must do: Reserve your slot for the guided tour of the Japanese Design Today 100 exhibition.
Head over to: Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Roxas Boulevard, Manila on July 2, 2016 at 10AM. Admission fee is P 150 and P 120 for students.
8. Makati Block Party
What to expect: Mouth-watering gastronomic delights, a kiddie fun fair, and great entertainment, awaits everyone as the business district's iconic avenues will be transformed into a culinary street party that promises something for everybody.
Must do: Bring your kids as there will be fun-filled activities at Kids on the Block by Hunt & Gunter.
Head over to: Paseo de Roxas, the stretch between Ayala Avenue to Makati Avenue adjacent to the Ayala Triangle Gardens on July 3, 2016 from 4PM to 10PM.
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