Trendsetter’s Bazaar, Test Drive Festival, and other events to go to this weekend

Jace Amodo
PUBLISHED April 14, 2018 01:00 pm
Photo from Trendsetter’s Bazaar (left) and Inside Manila File Photo (right)

(Inside Manila) Out of ideas what to do this weekend? No worries now as we list things you can do and events you can go to, including a festival where you can test drive new car models from leading brands and a lot of pop-up markets in the metro.

Trendsetter’s Bazaar Summer Series

Your decision-making skills will surely be put to test as you have loads of trendy shops to choose from at the Trendsetter’s Bazaar, happening on April 13 to 15 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Cop summer looks from over 200 participating brands, join lots and lots of giveaways, and create your own OOTD for just P249—you wouldn’t want to miss a thrift move that, would you?

What’s more, you can get the chance to meet and shop with the social media personalities whom you thought you can only see through your phone screens. Who’s coming and who’s not? Well, that’s a secret for you to find out upon your visit. They also have an array of food brands coming through, including Bubble Wraps, John Lemon, and Polland. There’s no leaving the bazaar with an empty tummy.

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Dig deep for record gems and boogie the night away at @back2mono.mnl.

Music enthusiasts are in for a one-of-a-kind vinyl record pop-up experience as Back2Mono is moving to a bigger venue, The Alley at Karrivin, on April 14 to 15, from 2 p.m. onwards. This year’s theme is “Dance Music History,” and true enough, guests will be dancing to classic disco, house, techno, and rave hits. 

There will be a pop-up record store for those looking for a new addition to their vinyl collections; a music-themed flea market where you can score pre-loved sound equipment, shirts, and much more; and a dance party featuring influential tunes from the early 70s, 80s, and 90s.

The Alley at Karrivin Plaza is at Chino Roces Ave., Makati City. For more information, visit Back2Mono on Facebook.


Fitstreet at BGC’s Summer on the Street

Opening a month of fun activities at BGC's Summer on the Street is Fitstreet.

Be energized as Bonifacio High Street transforms into a fun fitness playground through simultaneous classes of yoga, spin cycle, high intensity and fat-burning workouts, couples workouts, hip-hop, and more to choose from will be available for all.

There will also be Youthstock, a kids music and arts festival, on April 21 to 22; a job fair, career expo, and block party by Linkedin Local on April 27 to 28; the first Green and Gold Tourism Fair by the Department of Tourism on May 4 to 6; and much more!

For more information, visit Bonifacio High Street on Facebook.


Circuit Summer Night Market

Makati's infamous night market is here! Fret not if you missed the first runs because the night market is open on weekends for the whole month of April, from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m, at Hipodromo Street.

There will be a lot of shops there, as well as food booths that are sure to satisfy your cravings. Don't miss this fun night market this weekend, head over to Circuit Summer Night Market and seize the summer nights.

For more information, visit Circuit Makati on Facebook.


Auto Focus Multi Brand Summer Test Drive Festival 2018

Taking place at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on April 13 to 15, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with free admission to the public, the bi-annual test drive event, which is held by Sunshine Television Production & Marketing Services every April and November, is the perfect venue to try out the latest car models from local automobile manufacturers and importers.

This year, visitors can expect to see the latest lineup from Ford, Honda, Jeep, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Subaru, Suzuki, and Toyota—all fueled by Phoenix Petroleum.

No need to drive through the hectic Metro Manila traffic just to move from one dealership to another. Test drive at the Auto Focus Multi Brand Summer Test Drive Festival!

For more information, visit or follow Auto Focus on Facebook.


In case you didn’t know, April 14 is actually Ex-Spouse Day, International Moment of Laughter Day, Look up the Sky Day, and Reach as High as You Can Day. Weird holidays, we know. Choosing where to go may be quite a quandary, but ultimately, have fun this weekend. You deserve it!



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