What to do for Valentine's Day in Manila this week – gigs, films, art exhibits, pottery sessions, and more

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What to do for Valentine's Day in Manila this week – gigs, films, art exhibits, pottery sessions, and more

Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine's Week is upon us.

If you don't have plans yet, let Bandwagon guide you through a wonderful selection of events you and your loved ones (or you can go solo) can frolic off to this week. From floral exhibitions, film screenings, live music shows, to speed dating events, you can definitely spend your time doing things you've never done before. Our list has you covered all the way to the weekend, so even if you're busy on the big day of hearts itself, you won't run out of places to hop on to this Valentine's season.

This week, celebrate love with music, art, food, and film at these events across Metro Manila:


Mercurial Ear

 
 
 
 
 
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BANDWAGON TV

An exhibition featuring the work of artists Christina Lopez, Ev Yu, Margaux Blas, Mariano Ching, and Panay Island Sound System 

When: 10 February 2024 - 23 March 2024

Where: Club KINO, Makati


Not Just For Lovers

A floral exhibition and party exploring love beyond the traditional and romantic, co-presented by Paraluman Flora, Fred Perry, and transit records 

When: 16 February 2024

Where: Annex House, Makati

Tickets: Starts at PHP 800. Get tickets here.


Hey Honey: Valentine's Special

 
 
 
 
 
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A Valentine's edition of Hey Honey featuring drag queens Mrs Tan and Hurricane Rica

When: 15 February 2024

Where: NoKal, Makati

Tickets: Free, reserve tables via +63 917 139 5178


Cinema '76

 
 
 
 
 
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Watch critically acclaimed films such as gitling, Poor Things, and Past Lives

When: 13 February 2024 - 18 February 2024

Where: Cinema '76, Quezon City

Tickets: PHP 320 per person. Get tickets here.


.bird Oshin Tour

 
 
 
 
 
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The Cubao Expo leg of bird's Oshin Tour with performances by bird., Tarsius, Musical O, DJ sets by Jiggawho and Toha

When: 14 February 2024

Where: INT Bar / EXT Cafe

Tickets: Free entry


A Valentine’s Soirée

 
 
 
 
 
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Alliance Française and Maison Bukana Wines team up for a Valentine's Soiree – food and wine, live music, short films, photo booth, dance floor

When: 13 February 2024

Where: Alliance Française de Manille, Makati

Tickets: PHP 1,500


12 Monkeys' Valentine's

 
 
 
 
 
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Featuring performances by Hale, Mayonnaise, Lola Amour, and more

When: 14 February 2024

Where: 12 Monkeys, Estancia at Capitol Commons

Tickets: PHP 600 at the door


Pottery on Valentine's Day

 
 
 
 
 
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Wheel-throwing pottery experience for you and your significant other (or crush, whatever the label may be)

When: 14 February 2024; 16 February 2024; 17 February 2024

Where: Odangputik Pottery, Quezon City

Tickets: PHP 2,000. Book your sessions here.


Rivermaya: The Reunion

 
 
 
 
 
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Bamboo Manalac, Rico Blanco, Nathan Azarcon, and Mark Escueta reunite for a one-night-only concert

When: 17 February 2024

Where: SMDC Festival Grounds

Tickets: Starts at PHP 2,550. Get tickets via SM Tickets.


15 FIRST DATES

 
 
 
 
 
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A speed dating event where you "meet eligible singles 3 minutes at a time"

When: 13 February 2024

Where: Ugly Duck Poblacion, Makati

Tickets: PHP 500 per person (comes with a free drink). Sign up here.


Course to Remember

 
 
 
 
 
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8-course tasting menu featuring Japanese and Korean flavours by Chef Patrick Go

When: 14 February 2024

Where: Your Local, Makati

Tickets: PHP 4,500 per person. Call +63 977 487 9236 for reservations.


UP Fair 2024

 
 
 
 
 
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UP's annual celebration of music, art, and standing up for worthy causes

When: 12 February 2024 - 17 February 2024

Where: UP Sunken Garden, Quezon City