It's almost Labor Day Weekend! ICYMI, Friday is a special non-working holiday in Manila, so if you work within the metro, your weekend starts tonight! (4/27) ! If you're sick of LaBoracay and staying in the city over the long holiday, here's what's happening this weekend - from fan meets to feeding programs, record fairs to yoga in a farm, math rock showcase to a massive metal festival:
Paranoid City's Metropolitan Album Launch
Paranoid City returns with their sophomore album, "Metropolitan" - produced by La Balls Studio's Nick Lazaro. The band is set to launch the new album on Thursday, April 28 at Saguijo. Joining them are Hilera, We Are Imaginary, Carousel Casualties, Farewell Fair Weather, and Benny Bunny Band.
The UP Music Circle is set to launch the 2017 edition of their annual album compilation "Homegrown" on April 28, Friday at Sessions Bar. Don't miss performances by The Cupcake Alliance, Rayf Panotes, Modern Romans, Slow Sink, Jigo Viriña, Hollowburn, Pink Badge, and Nicolo the Poet. (Tickets are priced at 280 PHP, 250 PHP, 180 PHP) Details here.
Ed Sheeran: Divide Weekend
The biggest gathering of Filipino Sheerios is happening on April 28 and 29 at the Courtyard, UP Town Center, in support of Ed Sheeran's latest album, Divide. Click here for more details on how to take part in the festivities.
PULP Summer Slam XVII
The biggest and longest-running metal festival is coming back for it's 17th edition on April 29, Saturday at the Amoranto Stadium. Megadeth, Whitechapel, Gods of Eden, Slapshock, Greyhoundz, Razorback, Kjwan, and more are set to perform. Tickets are priced at 669 PHP and still available via SM Tickets.
Flow In The Farm: Eco Market, Healthy Eats, Holistic Workshops
Drive out of the city and head down to Santa Rosa for a one day of wellness workshops, activities, products and food that are all natural, wholesome and organic. Flow in the Farm is happening on April 29, Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm at The Farm Shed, Acacia Waldorf School, Sta. Rosa, Laguna. 300 PHP gets you in but if you want to sign up for workshops, click here.
Gabi Na Naman Productions' 2nd Anniversary
Gabi Ba Naman Productions is turning 2 and about to reveal some great news! Find out first at their 2nd anniversary on April 29, Saturday at Route 196 with live music performances by Aia de Leon, Ang Bandang Shirley, Autotelic, Ben&Ben, Bullet Dumas, Johnoy Danao, and Shirebound and Busking. Tickets are priced at 300 PHP and 250 PHP.
Escape 3.0: Eraserheads Night
The UP Palaweños present Escape 3.0: Eraserheads Night. The Purplechickens, Rusty Machines, Sour Cheeks, Hansom, Carousel Casualties, and Shirebound and Busking are set to perform Eraserheads songs on April 29, Saturday at Mow's. Tickets are priced at 180 PHP and 200 PHP. Contact Jabez at 0916 104 5724 for ticket inquiries.
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Ideal Payatas Feeding Program
Join Curtismith and musician friends Keiko Necessario, Tim Pavino and Gio Levy as they visit the Payatas community and help out via the Payatas Orione Foundation. The Ideal Project Payatas Benefit Progam is happening on April 29, Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. Interested advocates may register for a fee of 500 PHP. More details here.
Sorry & Goodbyes Music Video Launch
Yellow Room Music Philippines and Luna Productions present Banna Harbera's Sorrys & Goodbyes Music Video Launch on April 29, Saturday at Saguijo. Rob & The Hitmen, MilesExperience, Jensen and The Flips, Tom's Story, and Mayonnaise are also set to perform. 250 PHP gets you in with a free drink.
Kagatan 23: Blacksun
Record Store Day may be over but there's always time for more crate digging! Check out Manila's quarterly record fair at Post, Cubao Expo on April 30, Sunday from 2 pm to 12 mn. Over 16 pop-up vinyl shops and sellers will be taking part and there will be all vinyl sets by the likes of DJ Arbie Won and Dmapz. More details here.
TTNG + Mylets Live in Manila
Don't miss a special math-rock showcase by A Spur of the Moment Project on May 2, Tuesday at 19 East. Math rock heroes TTNG and multi-instrumentalist Mylets are set to make their Manila debut with tide/edit and Tom's Story. Tickets are priced at 2,000 PHP and available here.