Still don't know where to go for the weekend? Here are the events and places to check out in the coming days.
Love is in the air once again as we come closer and closer to Valentine's Day! Still on the lookout for places where you can treat your special someone – or yourself! – for the big day? We got you covered!
Big Bad Wolf Book Fair 2020
February 14 to 24 (World Trade Center, Pasay City)
We know where you'll be going this Valentine's Day!
The Big Bad Wolf Book Fair – a.k.a. the biggest one in the world – is coming back to Manila for its third year this February 14 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City! Just like the previous years, the fair will be running for 24 hours until it closes on February 24, so you get 10 whole days to snag all the books you want!
Bibliophiles can expect to find over 2 million new books from different genres – from children's literature and fiction novels to graphic novels and coffee table reads – to be available during the event. These are priced with a 50% to 90% discount so make sure you bring your eco-bags and luggage if you're planning to hoard and stock up your shelves with even more good reads!
Admission for the event is still free. For more information, you can keep checking back on Big Bad Wolf's official Facebook and Instagram pages.
Cosmos: UP Fair
February 14 (UP Sunken Garden)
This Valentine’s Day 2020, love takes over the universe.
The UP Junior Marketing Association, in partnership with the University Student Council, presents another out-of-this world experience! Everyone is welcome to join Cosmo and the cosmic crew in the biggest gathering of music and love at Cosmos: UP Fair Friday this February 14!
Now in its fourth year, Cosmos: UP Fair Friday will once again surpass exciting frontiers! Prepare to be serenaded by the best of mainstream and emerging Filipino talents, such as The Itchyworms, Hale, IV of Spades, Moonstar88, Autotelic, and many more. Cosmos: UP Fair Friday is expected to attract over 15,000 attendees in the Sunken Garden, to witness the most stellar performances, various concessionaires, amusement rides, and game booths.
The annual UP Fair has always been a celebration of expression through Filipino music. Cosmos: UP Fair Friday aims to take it further by advocating for gender emancipation and empowerment — shedding light on our demand for equality, and social & political justice for all genders. In the cosmos, there is only room for all kinds of love.
Gates open at 4:00pm and the walk-in ticket booth opens at 8:00am. Tickets are priced at PHP 120.00 for UP Diliman students, faculty, and staff, and PHP 250.00 for non-UP members.
Boyce Avenue Live in Manila
February 16 (Smart Araneta Coliseum)
The “Boyce” are coming back due to popular demand. One of the biggest independent bands in the world – Boyce Avenue, are returning to Manila for a one-night Valentine’s weekend concert on February 16th at the Araneta Coliseum. This time, they will be joined by two of today’s most streamed local artists in the Philippines – December Avenue and I Belong To The Zoo.
Catch Boyce Avenue with December Avenue and I Belong To The Zoo in this one of a kind concert experience performing your favorite love and hugot songs on the Valentine’s weekend. Tickets go on-sale on Saturday, October 26 at 10AM via TicketNet.com.ph or call +632-8911-5555 for more information.
ALT Philippines 2020
February 14 to 16 (SMX Convention Center, SM Aura)
After a multitude of reimagined experiences it has brought to its customers, Smart Signature now dares consumers to reimagine the way they see local art. Introducing ALT Philippines 2020, a first-of-its-kind collaborative project among 10 galleries in Manila that aims to not only showcase contemporary Filipino art, but also to reframe the notion of the art show itself.
The landmark art event, which will be held at the SMX Convention Center at SM Aura on February 14 to 16, brings together galleries Artinformal, Blanc, Finale Art File, Galleria Duemila, MO_Space, The Drawing Room, Underground, Vinyl on Vinyl, West Gallery, and 1335 Mabini. This epic collaboration will result in a showcase of over 150 leading contemporary Filipino artists, in a groundbreaking and dynamic way that involves the immersion of viewers and the engagement of artists and professionals.
For more levelled-up love-for-art experiences, follow Smart on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SmartCommunications or @ReimaginePH on Instagram. Keep tabs on the hashtags #Reimagine and #SmartALTPH2020 for more updates as well as ALT Philippines on social media at Alt Philippines on Facebook and @altphilippines on Instagram.
The Wedding Library's Bridal Fair 2020
February 14 to 16 (Megatrade Hall 1)
The most awaited bridal fair is back! Bringing you over 350 credible and sought after wedding suppliers all under one roof!
Plus! Get a chance to WIN P100,000.00 for BOOKING any of the suppliers during our 3-day event or P10,000 by COMING
Hundreds of thousands worth of discounts and freebies await you at the most beloved wedding fair during this Valentine's weekend!
Register for FREE Entrance at www.weddingsanddebuts.com.ph/register
*each registration is good for 3 pax
Rev Music Festival
February 15 (UP Sunken Garden)
For Saturday night (15 February), REV 2020 brings the heavy riffs and double peds to the hallowed halls of Diliman. Headliners for the night would be two of the hailed Kings of the metal scene Queso and Greyhoundz. They will be playing alongside Valley of Chrome, Saydie, Vie, Urbandub, Sandwich, Moonstar 88, Giniling Festival, Gracenote, 6cyclemind, Munimuni, Better Days, The Vowels they Orbit, Kurei, Mothercampers, Room for Cielo, as well as acts from the UP Community.
REV is set to take place at UP Diliman Sunken Garden from 4:00pm to 2:00am.
Tickets are available online for PHP 200 via Platinumlist. Pre-sale tickets are available at UP Diliman for PHP 100 (UP students), PHP 200 (Regular). Regular tickets may also be purchased at Infinitea Maginhawa.
REV 2020 is brought to you by the Sigma Kappa Pi Fraternity and the Sigma Delta Pi Sorority.