Check out this week’s must-see gigs, parties, events, and more!
Thursday, May 30
Lakihan Mo Logo XXII: Ang Pagbabalik
Where: Live Vibe Café by Bigshift, 3F A.Venue Mall, Makati City
Why you should go: A gig with a "big" name promises only the biggest names in OPM including Sandwich, Kamikazee, Pedicab, Chicosci, Banda ni Kleggy, and more! This gig is also for the benefit of JWT supervisor Cora Dulay who was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Other details: P200 entrance fee inclusive of a free bottle of beer
Laboratory: This Is Hip-Hop
Where: TODAY x FUTURE, 7-T General Malvar Street, Araneta Center Cubao, Quezon City
Why you should go: If you're in the mood for some head-bobbing booms, then this party is for you. Featuring DJ sets by Kill Your Boyfriend, Sweetheart, Supermikki, and Notorious Bigornia. Don't forget that there will be beaker and syringe shots, and not the illegal kind.
Friday, May 31
Bayang Barrios "Malaya" album launch
Where: 70s Bistro, Anonas St., Quezon City
Why you should go: Aside from being one of the first ones to listen to OPM icon Bayang Barrios' new album, there are also performances by Cooky Chua, Gary Granada, Joey Ayala, and more
Palladium's Fashion Friday
Where: Palladium, New World Hotel, Makati City
Why you should go: Put your most fashionable foot forward as you step into Palladium's dance floor for an incredible night. Featuring DJs Lady Trinity, Arwell, MC Tiu, Regiel Orocay
Other details: Doors open at 10 p.m. and dress code is strictly enforced
Rock Out Friday
Where: 7th High Apex Lounge, 7th Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Why you should go: Smashing sets headlined by Urbandub and get the chance to check out bands like Jejaview, Faintlight, and Brisom.
Other details: P350 gets you two drinks. Doors open 9:30 p.m.
Friday, May 31
LEASH ON LIFE: A Charity Birthday Fashion Show for Paws Philippines
Where: 7th High at 7th Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Why you should go: You not only get to see first-hand the collections of fashion geniuses Bergamo, Francis Libiran, Jeffrey Rogador, Julius Tarog, M. Baretto, Nat Manilag, and Puey Quinones, but you also get to help PAWS! Think of the puppies and kittens! Safe to say that no animals were harmed in the making of this fashion show.
LAGAB-LOVE: Huling Hirit sa Tag-Init Pool Party Edition
Where: Patio Jose Resort and Restaurant, #8 Matahimik St. cor. V. Luna, Quezon City
Why you should go: Heat up the last day of summer with stories of love, lust, and everything in between, performed by the Sipat Lawin Ensemble. It's a pool party / open mic night so if you're up for it, go ahead and take the stage. It's also a blank ticket event, meaning you name the price you think the performance deserves.
Other details: Limited slots so email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 09175008753 for reservations.
Saturday, June 1
Attraction Reaction presents They Live By Night
Where: Route 196, 196-A Katipunan Avenue Extension, Blue Ridge A, Quezon City
Why you should go: Just for the effort in making this adorable poster, this gig deserves your attendance. We kid, the poster is the least of the reasons why you should go - just check the line-up of bands: Mount Analogue, Peso Movement, Shoulder State, Tarsius, Ciudad & Ang Bandang Shirley!
Other details: Door charge of P200 inclusive of a drink
Kols 4 Skul
Where: B-Side at The Collective, Malugay St., Makati City
Why you should go: Call center bands team up for a benefit gig! Proceeds go to less fortunate students of Nueva Ecija. So if you have nothing better to do at 7 a.m. on Saturday, or you're winding down after a night shift, head on over to B-Side!
Other details: P150 entrance inclusive of a free drink and a raffle stub for a chance to win a free shirt!
12 Stone Music Festival
Where: Eastwood Central Plaza, Quezon City
Why you should go: It's a grand launch of both the big names and new artists of 12 Stone Records. Since the likes of Barbie Almalbis, Kitchie Nadal, and Rocksteddy are headlining this event, you'd expect a pricey ticket... but this concert is absolutely free.