Here Are The Events In The Metro You Shouldn’t Miss This June! (Part 1)

Mid-year is here! We hope your first half of the year has been good to you because we have more things to celebrate this time—the Philippine Independence Day for one! But before we go there, we’ve got you a list of events in the metro that you shouldn’t miss! Let’s start with eight of the events we have been looking forward to this first week of June.

June 1 | Children’s Day

You might have gotten confused by this, but trust us (and Google), that June 1 is Children’s Day. Although, in the Philippines and other member countries of the United Nations, Children’s Day is celebrated every 20th of November. With June 1, more countries are actually celebrating Children’s Day like Vietnam, Russia, Poland, Lebanon, and People’s Republic of China.

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June 1 to 3 | Korean Architectural Film Festival

June 1 is also the first screening day of the first Korean Architectural Film Festival in Manila. So if you’re an architecture or film buff (or both), this one’s for you. The film fest hosts an inspiring program of talks, specially-curated screenings of films and documentaries with director question and answer segment, as well as photo installations that will add a creative part to the festival.

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June 2 | “Constructed by Chance” exhibit at SILVERLENS

SILVERLENS is pleased to announce GENE PAUL MARTIN's @genepaulmartin fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, "Constructed by Chance" opening on 2 June, Saturday, 6-9 PM. With a lite tip to Spanish colonial ex-votos, an accidental nod to Philippine social realism, and a firm grounding in mise-en-scène portraiture, the show gives us vibrant colors, geometric forms, and fragmented beasts. Deep reds, purples, and greens; lines, tetrahedrons, grids; and man-dogs and zombie children. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Constructed by Chance" by GENE PAUL MARTIN will be on view from 2 – 30 June 2018. For more information, visit www.silverlensgalleries.com ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #SilverlensGalleries #GenePaulMartin #ConstructedbyChance #Art #ArtPH #ArtGallery #Exhibition #ContemporaryArt

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Speaking of arts, drop by SILVERLENS gallery on June to get be one of the first people to view the fourth solo exhibition of Gene Paul Martin entitled, “Constructed by Chance,” tackling the artist’s street life with four new paintings. The show opens at 6PM on June 2, and will run until the 30th.

“In this new work, megalopolis Manila, of which the densest of the sixteen municipalities is Quezon City, is seen as an ongoing wreck of humanity . . . Gene Paul Martin uses scaffolding and skulls as its joints, and fills in the flesh with omnipresent horror vacui of a city is stretched to its breaking point. It is all inevitable: death as the blue print of life,” writes Isa Lorenzo about the exhibit.

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June 5 | World Environment Day

June 5 is the World Environment Day—the UN’s most important day for raising worldwide awareness and encouraging action to protect the environment. Over 100 countries are participating, and we all should, too! This day is, according to UN, “‘people’s day’ for doing something to take care of the Earth. That ‘something’ can be focused locally, nationally or globally; it can be a solo action or involve a crowd. Everyone is free to choose.”

This year, the event’s theme revolves around, “Beat Plastic Pollution,” and India will be the global host. Let’s all #BeatPlasticPollution on June 5! (Seriously though, we should be doing this every day!)

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June 6-12 | French Film Fest, BGC

Here’s another film festival for movie buffs—and francophiles! There’s a week-long French Film Festival going on in the metro from June 6 to 12. Catch the screenings in Greenbelt 3, Bonifacio High Street Cinemas, and UP Town Center. Film showing starts at 12 in the afternoon to 10 in the evening.

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June 8 | TOYCON POPLIFE FanXperience 2018

Of course, we also have something up for toy and comics collectors, hobbyists, and enthusiasts! Toy exhibits, merchandise, animation presentations, contests, local and international celebrities, artists, designers, and online creators await you on June 8. Here’s a short run down of international personalities you can see and meet on this day: Neal Adams (Batman and X-Men artist), Michael Copon (Blue Ranger from Power Ranger Time Force), and Kelly Hu (X-Men 2, The Scorpion King, Arrow and The Orville).

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June 9 | /ESCAPE Pop Up

And if you ever feel like shopping (not that you don’t on a regular day), /ESCAPE is organizing a pop-up bazaar this 9th! Homegrown labels will be participating in this pop-up at The Island—Piopio, Mirth & Yift, Smell Chic, Kore Label, Coral Swimwear and many more!

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June 9 | IISA: Johnoy Danao, Ebe Dancel, and Bullet Dumas Live in Concert

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Speaking of homegrown, here’s another event you should totally see: IISA. Tickets to this concert by the 3D composed of Johnoy Danao, Ebe Dancel, and Bullet Dumas have been selling like pancakes, and you should definitely score one now, before they go completely sold out. The trio of acclaimed singer-songwriters will be performing with The Manila String Machine Orchestra and some special guests. If you love OPM, this should be on your calendar now.

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