Date: April 27 – May 1, 2017
Venue: Boracay, Aklan
Get ready to rumble in one of the Philippines' best beach destinations. Bob your head to the tune of indie music, enjoy unlimited drinks, or simply wash your summer worries away at the LaBoracay 2017 Beach and Music Festival. For a breakdown of the specific events to be featured there, visit primer.com.ph.
8th Philippine International Literary Festival
Date: April 27 – 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 A.M. – 6:30 P.M. (April 27), 8:30 A.M. – 5:50 P.M. onwards (April 28)
Venue: QCX, Quezon Memorial Circle, Elliptical Road Underpass, Diliman, Quezon City
Rejoice, bookworms: There'll be a two-day event to cap off the National Literature Month at the QCX museum this week. Featuring roundtable discussions, creative performances, book launches, and more, the festival is geared towards writers, publishers, and anyone else with a strong interest in books. To register for free, and to find out more, log on to the NBDB website.
Kenny G Live in Manila
Date: April 27 – 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 P.M.
Venue: Newport Performing Arts Theater, L2 Newport Mall, Newport Blvd., Pasay City
Love the sassy, sultry sound of saxophones? Then you'll love Kenny G, who took the world by storm with 75 million albums sold worldwide, and a stint with the Guinness Book of World Records as the one who played the longest note recorded on a saxophone. If you're a VIP ticket holder, you can get a chance to meet and greet this extraordinary artist. To book your seats to his concert, log on to TicketWorld.
Earth Day Jam 2017
Date: April 28, 2017
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Venue: Rizal Park, Roxas Blvd., Ermita, Manila
Earth Day may have ended, but not the eco-consciousness of artists like Chicosci, Gloc9, Imago, Kitchie Nadal, Mayonnaise, Moonstar88, Nina, Noel Cabangon, Slapshock, and many more. Join them this Friday as they show off their musical chops and remind us of the importance of protecting Mother Nature. Don't forget to log on to the Earthday Jam Foundation Facebook page for more information, and to clean up your trash after the concert is done!
PULP Summer Slam 17
Date: April 29, 2017
Time: 12:00 P.M.
Venue: Amoranto Stadium, Amoranto Sports Complex, Don A. Roces Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
If you want a truly rockin' weekend, rock it out at the PULP Summer Slam 17. Fronted by international metal hitmaker Megadeth, Southeast Asia's longest running metal festival will also feature electrifying performances by Slapshock, Gods of Eden, Greyhoundz, Crossfaith, Dragonforce, Razorback, Kjwan, I See Stars, Whitechapel, and more. Before the gates open at 12:00 P.M., and the show starts at 1:00 P.M., book your tickets at SM Tickets.
Coffee Beyond Warmth: The Giving Caravan
Date: April 29 – 30, 2017
Time: 1:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Venue: De Jesus Oval (at the intersection of 3rd Ave. and 26th St.), Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
The Giving Caravan (TGC) isn't your average coffee seller. Aside from supplying your daily afternoon caffeine fix, TGC also links each cup of Bloom Coffee to a Foundation for Sustainable Coffee Excellence (FSCE) program, designed to help coffee farmers live a better life.
For example, proceeds from The Giving Well goes to setting up potable sources of water, Beans for Little Ones goes to basic health care for the farmers' children, Cup to Seed goes to in-between harvest livelihood programs, Coffee for Great Minds goes to education, and Beans Within Reach goes to events that connect local farmers with international buyers.
"Triumph of the Spirit" Exhibition by Juvenal Sanso
Date: April 20 – May 26, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française de Manille Total Gallery, 209 Nicanor Garcia St., Bel-Air II, Makati City
Juvenal Sanso was an interesting man. Although born in Spain in 1929, he moved to Manila five years later, where his family established a wrought-iron business. After World War II ended, however, the family business was ruined, and Sanso's artistic soul was scarred forever.
Fortunately, those scars became the creative wellspring for his artworks, which vividly depict the strength of the human spirit against unimaginable (and often horrifying) odds. Today, you can see those works at the Alliance Française de Manille Total Gallery until the end of May 2017.
Which of these would you like to attend this weekend? Do you know of other events this Labor Day worth checking out? Let us know in the comments, or give us a shout-out on social media.