WEEKEND GUIDE | June 10 to 12: Happy Independence Day!

Express your love and pride for the Philippines. Stand up and be counted at these activities around the metro.

Express your love and pride for the Philippines. Stand up and be counted at these activities around the metro for the next four days.

Saturday, June 10
KALAYAAN 119th Philippine Independence Day
Through June 13
Araneta Center
Quezon City

Have a meaningful Independence Day weekend by joining different activities at the Araneta Center. Photo sourced from Araneta Center’s Facebook page.

Activity includes live graffiti art and exhibit, Improv night, local food bazaar, arts and crafts fair, and many more. For more information, visit Araneta Center’s Facebook page.

Through June 13
Corte De Las Palmas, Alabang Town Center
Paranaque City

Be part of this art festival and charity event that celebrates Independence Day weekend. Photo sourced from Kids for Kids’ Facebook page.

The event aims to raise awareness and funds for the indigenous groups of the Philippines. For more information, visit Kids for Kids’ Facebook page.

Through June 11
Capitol Commons Park, Estancia Mall
Pasig City

Celebrate  and support local products at this fair. Photo sourced from The Weekend Showroom’s Facebook page.

The bazaar is featuring  homegrown brands selling food and other products. For more information, visit The Weekend Showroom’s Facebook page.  

Make Your Own Havaianas 2017
Through June 12
Quezon City

Get creative this weekend at Make Your Own Havaianas’ mall event. Image sourced from Havaianas’ Facebook page.

Havaianas is bringing back the 90’s vibe as the Make Your Own Havaianas this year–featuring soles, straps, and pins, inspired by the true icons of the ’90s. For more information, visit Havaianas’ Facebook page.

Mega Fashion Outlet Sale
Through June 12
Megatrade Hall 1, SM Megamall
Mandaluyong City

Shop and enjoy good food at one of the year’s biggest shopping treat. Photo sourced from Megatrade Hall’s Facebook page.

Enjoy up to 70% discount on SM Store products and other local independent brands. For more information, visit Megatrade Hall’s Facebook page.

Saturday, June 10
BGC Makers’ Faire and Arts Center Festival
Through June 11
Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City

Have the ultimate Independence Day weekend with various art presentations, workshops, an art mart, and more at BGC. Photo courtesy of Art Foundation Inc.

Celebrate science and art this festival featuring local artists, makers, scientists, and more. For more information, visit manila.makerfaire.com and www.bgcartscenter.org.

Kamp Kalayaan
Through June 12
Greenspace Liwa

Be part of this three-day art and advocacy event celebrating Independence Day. Photo sourced from Dakila’s Facebook page.

The camp features different activities including a mural painting session, Climate school and coastal clean-up, film screening, Katipon, and a symbolic flag raising ceremony. For more information, visit Dakila’s Facebook page.

#MindaNOW—a United Pop-up Event
Through June 11
3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Providore Backyard, SM AURA
Taguig City

This Independence Day weekend, shop, donate, and help the evacuees from Marawi City. Photo sourced from The Manila Collectible Co.’s Facebook page.

The pop-up event is featuring Mindanao’s heritage and finest artisanal products. Proceeds of the event will go to Culturaid and Young Moro Professionals Network for those who have been displaced because of the conflict in Marawi. For more information, visit The Manila Collectible Co.’s Facebook page.

Juicy Fruits
1 p.m.
Pineapple Lab
Makati City

Be part of this celebration of queer indie films. Photo sourced from Pineapple Lab’s Facebook page.

In celebration of Pride Month, the event is featuring queer indie films including “Hanging Out,” “Baka Bukas,” and more. For more information, visit Pineapple Lab’s Facebook page.

Global Wellness Day
6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Makati Shangri-La
Makati City

Say “Yes!” to wellness this weeekend, and start your journey to being fit. Photo sourced from Makati Shangri-La’s Facebook page.

Avail of free fitness classes and wellness talks at this event. For more information, call (+632) 813-8888.

Sunday, June 11
Repertory Philippines’ 50th year anniversary
8 p.m.
The Theatre at Solaire
Parañaque City

Repertory Philippines celebrates 50 years with a gala featuring the theater company’s famous members and rising talents. Photo sourced from Repertory Philippines’ Facebook page.

This one-night-only musical extravaganza is featuring Repertory Philippines’ actors, veterans, young actors, and alumni. For more information, visit Repertory Philippines’ Facebook page.

Monday, June 12
Paglulunsad: Seryeng Bayani at Aklat ng Salin
2:30 p.m.
Gateway gallery
Quezon City

This book launch features children’s books that aim to enrich the sensibility of young Filipinos as well as their knowledge of our heroes. Photo sourced from Adarna House’s Facebook page.

Book titles to be launched include “Ito ang Diktadura,” “Mga Uring Panlipunan,”  “Ang Kaibigan Kong si Mabini,” “Ang Lakambini at Ako,” and “Ang Maraming Ngalan ni Emilio.” For more information, visit  Adarna House’s Facebook page.

The Big Pinoy Sale
All branches of The SM Store nationwide

Shop for great deals this Independence Day at SM Store. Photo sourced from The SM Store’s Facebook page.

Get up to 50% off from various products. For more information, visit The SM Store’s Facebook page.

Flavors from Pearl of the Orient
12 p.m.
HYATT City of Dreams Manila
Paranaque City

Celebrate Independence Day by enjoying a Filipino feast. Photo sourced from HYATT City of Dreams Manila’s Facebook page.

Dine at the Cafe and savor Filipino flavors that you have grown o love. For more information, visit Hyatt City of Dreams Manila’s Facebook page.