5 Super Cool Events That Will Make You Think Twice About Leaving Manila This Weekend

The weekend is here once again. Have you made plans yet? We recommend booking a hotel in Manila, Philippines and checking out these cool happenings in the metro:

1. House of Vans – Manila 2018

Popular skateboarding and lifestyle brand, Vans, will once again open the doors to the House of Vans—a celebration of youth culture, creative expression, and ‘off the wall’ spirit. Expect high-octane flips and tricks from the best local and foreign skateboarders and BMXers.

There will be art workshops, art exhibits, silkscreen printing on shirts and tote bags, live artist murals, tattoo sessions, electrifying DJ sets, and rocking band performances. Best part of all? The event is absolutely free!

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8AM-10PM at Metrotent, Pasig City

2. Cinema One Originals Festival 2018

If you’re craving for the freshest local movies, check out the 2018 edition of Cinema One Originals Festival! There are 9 films from up-and-coming filmmakers competing for the top price this year.

Catch all of them from October 12 to 21 at theaters in Trinoma, Glorietta, Gateway, Santolan Town Plaza, Powerplant; in Cinelokal theaters – SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, SM Manila, and SM Sta. Mesa and in alternative cinemas – FDCP Cinematheque Manila, UP Cine Adarna, Cinema ‘76, Black Maria Theater, and Cinema Centenario.

3. INKFest 2018

If you’re a bibliophile (a person who is madly passionate about books) then you shouldn’t miss InkFest 2018 this weekend. Celebrate art, illustration, and all things books with like-minded people.

There will also be an exhibit, an illustration masterclass, artist merchandise, storytelling and drawing activities for the young and young at heart.

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10AM-8PM at Fully Booked, BGC

4. Creative Writing with Lourd de Veyra 2.0

Back by popular demand, here’s another writing masterclass from 4-time Palanca Award winner, Lourd De Veyra. He is also a journalist, poet, essayist, musician, radio host, history buff, and political satirist.

Kick start your writing career with this introductory workshop for only P2,500. Limited slots only. Participants should be at least 18 years old.

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 1PM-5PM at High Street, BGC

5. Mama Mia! MANILA

Catch the few remaining performances of this worldwide smash hit musical this weekend. Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, a tale of love, friendship and identity is beautifully told through the timeless hits of ABBA.

Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget!

Until Sunday, October 21, 2018 at The Theatre at Solaire, Aseana Avenue, Pasay City

Looking for a place to stay this weekend? Citystate Tower Hotel puts you at the center of the culturally rich and historic district of Ermita. Surrounded by business, entertainment, and recreation centers, you are granted the full experience of this vibrant district. Located near embassies and sites of interest, Citystate Tower Hotel makes for an ideal accommodation for local and foreign travelers alike. Check out some the best hotel deals in Manila, Philippines at www.citystatetowerhotel.com.ph.