But before that, let's make the most of the summer in the not-so-summery place that is Metro Manila. Whether you're on the lookout for exotic new dishes, heart-pumping beats, or relaxing art pieces, you'll find all that (and more) at the events below.
Egyptian House (Soft Opening)
Date: April 3, 2017
Time: 10:30 A.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Venue: Scarlet Food Hub, 2/F Sky Plaza Bldg. (behind Solaris One Bldg.), 6788 Ayala Ave., Legazpi Village, Makati City
Ever wondered what Cleopatra ate? At Scarlet Food Hub — one of Ayala Avenue's hidden food courts — you can answer that question by trying out the famous kebda iskandarani (beef liver sandwich). Since it's Egyptian House's soft opening, you can take advantage of their "Buy One, Take One" promo, or check out their other Egyptian delicacies. For more details and updates, "Like" Egyptian House on Facebook.
Thou Art in Heaven: Into the Deep
Date: April 4, 2017
Time: 1:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Venue: 4/F Events Area, Century City Mall, Salamanca St. cor. Kalayaan Ave., Makati City
If you're feeling drained as early as now, head over to the Century City Mall, and freshen yourself up with artistic creations by women for women. Sponsored by the aptly-named Woomen Squad, the fair will feature artists like Kitchie Nadal, Lindsay Coil, Jane Lacap, and more. To find out more about the event, log on to http://woomen.ph/, or "Like" them on Facebook.
Basic Calligraphy Workshop
Date: April 5 – 6, 2017
Time: 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Venue: Fully Booked, L/G Greenbelt 5, Makati City
Who says the act of writing can't be an art form in itself? At this calligraphy workshop, you'll learn the basic tips and techniques to create stunning calligraphy. The workshop's Craft Kit will include a brush pen, calligraphy paper and manual, oblique/straight holder, pot of ink, and two pointed nibs. To know more about the workshop, see their Events page on Facebook.
Madrid Fusion Manila 2017
Date: April 6 – 8, 2017
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Venue: SMX Convention Center, Seashell Ln., Pasay City (inside SM Mall of Asia Complex)
Kicking off the two-month long "Flavors of the Philippines 2017" is the 3rd installment of Madrid Fusion Manila, a gathering of the finest creators of Spanish cuisine from around the world. Aside from mouthwatering exhibitions of gastronomic delights, the event will also feature talks by chefs that revolve around the theme "Towards a Sustainable Gastronomic Planet." For updates and more information, tune in to the event's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit their website at http://www.madridfusionmanila.com/.
Chroma Music Festival 2.0
Date: April 8, 2017
Time: 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 A.M.
Venue: Globe Circuit Event Grounds, Circuit Makati, Hippodromo St., Makati City
Get ready to cap off the first week of April with the all-around Chroma Music Festival. Jam with local and international indie bands, sink your teeth into the tastiest street food from around the Philippines, or sweat off your excitement at a grownup version of a playground. Oh, and did we mention you can enjoy all that for Php1,500 (US$30) at most, and that you can learn more about the festival on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram?
The Art of Paper Flowers
Date: April 8, 2017
Time: 3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Venue: The Craft Central, 3/F Greenbelt 5, Makati City
Want to make flowers that can last forever — or, at least, as long as paper lasts? With The Paper Blooms founder Gerry Rosales, you can learn the art and craft of making (you guessed it) paper flowers. Slots are limited and on a "first-come, first-serve" basis, so register here ASAP!
NGHTMRE at Valkyrie 2017
Date: April 8, 2017
Time: 10:00 P.M.
Venue: Valkyrie Nightclub, The Palace Manila, 9th Ave. cor. 36th St., Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig City
This Saturday, NGHTMRE will make all your dreams come true at The Palace Manila. Join him as he mixes and matches chart-topping hits like "Need You" and Street, and hear for yourself why he was chosen to make house and trap remixes for the likes of Rae Sremmurd, Skrillex, and Tiësto. Flying in from Los Angeles, California, NGHTMRE's signature sound is only a click away on Facebook and the official Palace Manila website.
Muni Market 2017
Date: April 8 – 9, 2017
Time: 11:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Venue: Capital Commons Information Center, Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Similar to Madrid Fusion Manila, Muni Market 2017 also revolves around environmental sustainability. Featuring merchants of healthy, eco-friendly, and "proudly Filipino items," the latest installment of the Muni Market will host talks, workshops, and mini-concerts for the benefit of their cause. To purchase your tickets, log on to the official Muni Market website, or follow their Facebook page for more updates.
What do you think of these events? Any more you want to add here? Hit us up in the comments, or drop us a line on social media.