Art, literature, music, cinema, travel, and food–if any of these things pique your interest, congratulations! You will have tons of things to do this weekend. has compiled some of the best events happening in Manila on November 14 and 15, and no, they do not involve being inside crowded shopping malls. 

8. Saguijo’s 10th Anniversary (Part 5)

Saguijo Cafe + Bar

7612 Guijo Street, San Antonio Village Makati

This Saturday’s Saguijo gig is the fifth installment of Saguijo X, the bar’s 10th anniversary. Performers include Aia de Leon, Autotelic, December Avenue, Drip, Jensen & the Flips, Kitchie Nadal, Ria Bautista, and Typecast. Entrance is 200PHP, and you get one free beer.

7. Earthmover x Pastilan Dong!

Tomato Kick, POS Bldg (Tomas Morato cor Sct Madrinan), Quezon City

Show starts around 9pm

Haven’t heard of these two bands yet? Saturday is your lucky day. Instrumental/post rock and noise are promised by Earthmover and Pastilan Dong!, two of the most creative local rock bands in Manila today. Vibes promised include great music, good food, and tons of cheap alcohol. Entrance is free!

6. Travelhood Fair / Food Trucks at The Grove

The Grove by Rockwell

117 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave. (C5), Barangay Ugong, Pasig City (along C5)


Thinking of traveling in the near future? This might be the place to get the best deals. Outside, there will also be food trucks (such as Amazing Cones, Burger, Cheesesteak shop, I have 2 Eggs, Mexikombi, and Soulful Truck) waiting for you.

5. Three Exhibits at Blanc Gallery

Blanc Gallery

145 Katipunan Avenue, St. Ignatius Village Quezon City

All shows start at 6pm

Three art exhibitions will open in Blanc Gallery (located along Katipunan Ave, near Brgy St. Ignatius) this weekend: Allan Ballisi’s “Possible Landing,”  Charles Buenconsejo’s “The Way Up and the Way Down,” and Luis Antonio Santos’s “Momentary Lapses.” If you have time to emotionally prepare yourself for some beautiful works, please do so.

4. “Mga Uod at Rosas” screening at the Lopez Museum

Lopez Museum

Exchange Rd, Pasig, Metro Manila

The Lopez Museum will show Nora Aunor’s 1982 classic at 1-4pm on Saturday. There will be an open forum with director Romy Suzara and film critic Teddy Co after the show. Entrance is free.

3. New edition launch of Conchitina Cruz’s “Dark Hours”

Via Source

Uno Morato, Garden Area GYY Building #1 Tomas Morato avenue, Quezon City

Event starts at 7pm

Filipino poet Conchitina Cruz will release a new edition of her “Dark Hours,” her poetry collection which won the 2006 National Book Award for Poetry. There will be a short discussion between Cruz and critic Vincenz Serrano, a Q&A, and music. Haven’t heard of her yet? Start with these three poems and get ready to be blown away.

2. 10A Alabama Arts and Crafts Fair

10a Alabama, 1102 Manila, Philippines


Skip the crowded bazaars, this is the place where you should do your holiday shopping. Support local Pinoy artists by buying handmade goodies perfect for Christmas presents. The venue–a house transformed into a place for workshops and exhibits–is also an attraction in itself, so make sure to bring a camera!

1. Komikon 2014

November 15, 2014


Bayanihan Center, Unilab Compound Pasig City (across Kapitolyo)

The 10th annual Philippine Komiks convention will feature works by artists like Heubert Khan Michael, Kim Jacinto, Elmer Damaso, and Roy Allan Martinez.

There will be special appearances by acclaimed comic book artist Stephen Segovia and independent artist Melvin Calingo. There will also be Komikon Reader’s Choice Awards, as well as panels on Comic Inking and Webcomics. Entrance is 100PHP. Be there early!



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