ToyCon 2018, BAYANihan at Ayala Museum, and other events to go to this weekend

Jace Amodo
PUBLISHED June 8, 2018 11:35 am
Photo from Hyolyn/Instagram (left) and Inside Manila File Photo (right)

(Inside Manila) If you still haven’t decided your weekend itinerary, you’re in the right place. Here are some events you can attend to, including a toy convention, a collaborative art and culture experience, and a celebration of freedom and pride through films.



ToyCon Manila 2018


June 8 to 10, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Manila’s biggest gathering of toys, comics, and merch enthusiasts and exhibitors in the country is on! Catch several local and international celebrities, comic artist guests, Sound Arena performers, a special exhibit, and more. Raise the geek flag and read our full guide here.


SMX Convention Center Manila is at Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. For more information, visit www.toyconph.com or follow TOYCON PH on Facebook.



BAYANihan at Ayala Museum


June 10, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.


In time for the Philippine Independence Day, the Ayala Museum will be holding its well-known Greenbelt Ayala Museum Experience or G.A.M.E. and is treating free admission to kids 12 years old and below. The event aims to give a day filled with art and culture to the children of Help Educate and Rear Orphans or Hero Foundation, a non-profit organization established to help the families of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ fallen soldiers.


The Ayala Museum is at Makati Avenue corner De la Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City, and is open Tuesday to Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.ayalamuseum.org or follow Ayala Museum on Facebook.



Blind Date with a Book


June 9


Now that our favorite mobile pop-up library settled into the CCP grounds, it’s time for the Blind Date with a Book. Here, wrapped books left only with keywords will be submitted for exchange. While you’re at it, you can also meet with similarly fascinated bookworms at The Book Stop’s staircase feature.


The Book Stop is at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex until August 25. For more information, visit The Book Stop Project on Facebook.



Erwin Wurm at Ayala Museum


June 9 to 10, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


It’s your last chance to be a part of the art! Austrian artist Erwin Wurm’s One Minute Sculptures, the art exhibit that inspired a Red Hot Chili Peppers music video, is at the Ayala Museum and is redefining the art experience. Guests may also get their own ephemeral sculptures captured and printed out using the Instax SQ10 as the institution partnered up with Fujifilm Philippines for the duration of the exhibit.


The Ayala Museum is at Makati Avenue corner De la Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City, and is open Tuesday to Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.ayalamuseum.org or follow Ayala Museum on Facebook.



Cinema Centenario


June 9 to 10, 2:30 p.m. to 11 a.m.


It’s a big month for the Quezon City’s premiere micro-cinema as it celebrates Philippine Independence Day and Pride Month with Freedom- and LGBTQ-themed films, as well as launches the first CineManunuri Film Festival. Among the films you can watch this weekend are “Meet Me In St. Gallen,” “Yield,” “Honor Thy Father,” “Changing Partners,” and the digitally restored films “Oro Plata Mata,” “Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon,” and “Dekada ’70.” CC will also have a benefit screening of “Respeto” for one of its cast.


Cinema Centenario is at 95 Maginhawa Street, Quezon City. For more information, visit Cinema Centenario on Facebook.




Make sure to bring your kaladkarin friends wherever you plan to go because it is Best Friends Day on the 8th. Ultimately, have fun this weekend. You deserve it!

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