Metro Manila · Cultural & Major Events
With its rich cultural background, the Philippines is proud to host plenty of events, revolving around art, movies, music, or religious and traditional holidays. Those events always bring together mixed crowds and are usually enjoyed by a large number of people. So if you plan to visit an event, plan ahead!
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Manila is a Megacity for Cinephiles. At first glance it may seem that cinemas here only show the usual Hollywood blockbusters and a Pinoy romantic comedy every now and then. But make no mistake, the city hosts more than a dozen domestic and international film festivals every year.
Mabuhay Germany is the biggest German-Philippine event in the country, a blend of business, culture and fun-filled family activities. This year's motto is "Connect Now!", and that is what it is all about: connecting business people with potential partners, distributors with customers, and - last not least - Germans and Filipinos.
Megacitizens.com joined the vernissage of Art Fair Philippines 2015, when artists and art lovers flocked to the Link Carpark in Makati City Wednesday night. For the next couple of days, two parking levels have been transformed into one of the biggest and most exciting exhibitions of contemporary paintings, sculptures, and installations in the Philippines.
It is almost the Chinese New Year and to celebrate it, Ateneo de Manila’s Filipino-Chinese organization Celadon will be holding the 9th
Spring Film Festival from February 13 to 22, 2015 at Edsa Shangri-La Mall. The festival features six award-winning Chinese films. Entrance is free and all films have English subtitles.
The British Embassy invites everyone to the Great British Festival happening from the 27th of February to March 1st, 2015 at Bonifacio High Street in Bonifacio Global City.
Experience a Filipino-Spanish gastronomic journey with Madrid Fusión Manila. The gastronomy congress started in 2003 and is being held annually since then. Today, it is among the most important Spanish gastronomy gatherings that bring together chefs from different parts of the globe.
The APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting 2015 is taking place in Manila from November 18 to 19. With blocked roads, tightened security, and hundreds of cancelled flights, the event will have a major impact on daily life in the Megacity in the coming week. Here is our Megacitizens Guide on the APEC Summit 2015 in Manila.
Global Mobile Game Confederation (GMGC) is on tour again in Southeast Asia! Their fifth global edition will be hosted in Manila - a prolific game development hub! GMGC is looking forward to a fun filled global gathering of game industry professionals tackling a wide range of topics with a primary focus on e-sports. Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur were all predecessors to this event with over 1,000 attendees each.
Ladies and Gents, we are less than 25 days away from the start of the first gaming conference of the year: GMGC Manila!
First stop of the Global Mobile Gaming Confederation (GMGC) Southeast Asia in 2017 was the gaming-crazy Megacity Manila. No doubt, the Megacitizens-Team had to take a look.
In January 2015, the leader of the Catholic church visited Manila as well as areas in the Visayas that had been devasted by Typhoon Yolanda.
Celebrating its 20th year, the original Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast is coming to Manila for a series of performances from January 10 to 25 at the main theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is the most celebrated holiday of the Chinese community in China and abroad. So it is not surprising that in the Philippines, a country which has centuries-old ties with China, Tsinoys (Chinese Filipinos) are always looking forward to it as well. Chinese New Year celebrations are big in the Megacity!
Theater, movies, literature promotions, music events, fashion, food and wine: the Australian Embassy celebrates Australia Day, the country's national holiday on January 26, with month-long festivities in venues all over Metro Manila.
For four days, Art Fair Philippines transformed the 6th floor of the car park 'The Link' in Makati into a big showroom for contemporary Philippine Art. 24 galleries from Metro Manila participated, including major ones like Manila Contemporary, Pablo, Silverlens and Finale Art File.
'Every year thousands of pilgrims from all over the country come to Manila to be part of the procession of the Black Nazarene. All participants in the procession hope that they will have the opportunity to touch the wooden statue. They hope that this will protect them from harm and ensure health in the future.'
French culture and language institute Alliance Française celebrates the non-governmental organization Doctors Without Borders with a photo exhibit and film screenings.
Featuring a float competition, dance parade, and a beauty pageant, the annual Aliwan Fiesta is rightfully dubbed as "The Mother of Festivals" in the Philippines. Participants come from all over the archipelago to represent their region and show the cultural diversity of the country.
The international Free Comic Book Day is held every first Saturday in May! Visit your local comic book shop on this day for FREE COMICS.
At first glance this seems to be just a parade of beautiful Filipinas, but it is actually a Christian festival, celebrated in the Philippines throughout May. Flores de Mayo is held in honour of Roman empress Helena and emperor Constantine finding the True Cross in Jerusalem.
The Wanderland Music & Arts Festival on May 17 awaits you with an excellent line-up of local and international bands, with music ranging from folk and neo-soul to danceable indie pop & rock.
Viva Europa is the European Union's most exciting cultural kaleidoscope. Embassies and cultural institutes of EU member states are presenting European art exhibitions, films, concerts, and performances throughout the months of May and June.
For almost two decades now, the French Embassy, Alliance Française, and Institut Français have been bringing the best of French Cinema to Manila. It is getting passionate at this year's French Film Festival, with most of the movies centered on stories of complicated and/or unlikely relationships.
This year's Eiga Sai, the Japanese Film Festival, focuses on movies about (extended) families, a topic of high importance for Japanese and Filipino people alike.