10 Cool Things to Do in Manila on Hot Summer Nights

1| Gaze at stars.

Camp out under the stars and catch the Eta Aquarids meteor shower on May 6 to 7. The Philippine Astronomical Society will take you on a tour of the night skies and let you peer through their telescopes. And if you don’t have a girlfriend, well, you can always wish on a falling star.  

For more information, follow the Philippine Astronomical Society.


2| Watch a foreign film.

Catch Asian Short Films Vol. 2 at Penbrothers, Makati on April 22, 2017. If you’re more into French films, Alliance française de Manille’s Ciné Club some them every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

For more information, follow Penbrothers and Alliance Francaise de Manille.

3| Celebrate your fuck-ups.

Everyone likes to talk about business success stories, but there’s something to be learned from breakdowns as well. At Fuck Up Night, entrepreneurs share what they’ve learned from their mistakes. Get over your fear of failure on April 26, 7 p.m. at Impact Hub Manila.

For more information, follow Fuck Up Night.



4| Get into spoken word poetry.

Check out Hiyaw: Awareness Through Spoken Word, Music, and Performance Art at Borough on April 22, 8 p.m. or the Words Anonymous Anniversary Show at Peta Theater Center on April 29, 7.pm. And if that inspires you to get into the craft, join Kalliergo: A Spoken Word Poetry Workshop at Dito: Bahay ng Sining on May 6, 8 p.m.

5| Go for a night run.

Color Manila turns running into one big party where with the use of blacklights, runners literally light up the night like fireflies. Join the festivities on May 27, 8 p.m. at Filinvest City, Alabang.

For more information, follow Color Manila Blacklight Run.

6| Throw a last-minute party.

Boozy.ph delivers your favorite liquor to your doorstep. Whether you’re in need of a good beer, tequila, gin, wine, or whisky, they’ll bring it to your home within 90 minutes.

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7| See The Vibrator Play.

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Set in the Victorian era, In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play is about a couple named Dr. and Mrs. Catherine Givings. When Dr. Givings begins experimenting with a new medical device that cures women of their “neuroses” by inducing “paroxysms,” this causes some complications in their marriage. The production runs until April 23 at Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1.

For tickets, visit Ticket World.

8| Wait out the rush hour traffic at Greenfield Jazz Fest Thursdays.

Enjoy music from the best local jazz acts along with good food and wine at Greenfield District Central Park every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 12 midnight.

For more information, follow Greenfield District.

9| Take up a martial art.

Ever harbored secret fantasies of being a samurai? Now you can learn the way of the warrior at Okami Samurai Arts School’s Kenjutsu classes, held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ninja Academy. If Krav Maga—the martial art of the Israeli Defense Forces—is more your speed, The Fitness Factory offers classes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


For more information, follow Ninja Academy or Fitness Factory.

10| Go to an indie music fest.

Watch live art while listening to performances by Autotelic, Jensen and the Flips, and Reese Lansangan at Siklab 2017: Off the Grid.

For more information, follow Siklab.

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