February isn't just about Valentine's Day. There are many other things you can do with your barkada to make the most out of the month. What, you ask? Well, how about checking out a new board game cafe or singing and dancing your heart out at a music fest? We also recommend watching quality Filipino films, shopping for summer, and of course, eating to your heart's delight. Happy February, Candy Girls!
- Eat, drink, and play at GuildHouse
SP&A Building, Xavierville Ave. corner Jocson St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Are you obsessed with boardgames? If so, there's a new tabletop gaming cafe you and your friends need to check out. For a minimum purchase of P150, you can play any of the available games, some of which include Splendor, diXit, Exploding Kittens, and Cards Against Humanity. GuildHouse offers coffee, shakes, fresh juices, and light snacks. Like them on Facebook to check out more of the boardgames they have.
Get lost in great indie music at GoodVybes Fest
Aseana City Open Grounds, Diokno Blvd. corner Bradco Ave., Paranaque City
You'll experience total FOMO if you skip GoodVybes Fest happening on February 20 at the Aseana City Open Grounds. International indie acts like Passion Pit, Chvrches, Stars, and Oh Wonder will be performing, along with local favorites BP Valenzuela and Moonwlk, to name a few. Tickets (P2,800 to P7,500) are still available, so get yours stat! For the latest updates about the event, log on to the GoodVybes Fest website and Facebook page.
- Celebrate National Arts Month with your cinephile friends at the Cinematheque Centre Manila
855 T.M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, Manila
For its February schedule, the newly opened Cinematheque Center Manila will be screening an impressive lineup of Filipino and Argentinian films, including ones by filmmakers Lino Brocka, Jose Javier Reyes, and Joel Lamangan. This is your chance to elevate your cinema knowledge. Some films are shown for free, while tickets for others are sold at P80-P100. Cinematheque also houses a film museum, a cafe, and a souvenir shop so there will be lots to do with your squad. For the full schedule and lineup, visit the FDCP website.
- Go crazy over milkshakes at Diner on 16th
16 United St., Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Summer is coming, so you better stay cool. And what better way to do that than to gorge on sweet (and sinful) milkshakes? We recommend the cool joint that is Diner on 16th. They also offer mouthwatering burgers, chicken and waffles, and rice bowls. Set a budget of at least P500 for both food and drinks. Stay updated with the yummiest news from Diner on 16th by liking them on Facebook.
- Get summer-ready with your girlfriends by hitting the Sun SuperSale Summer Bazaar
World Trade Center Tent, Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. cor. Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City
Score cool and chic summer fashion items at the SuperSale Bazaar event from February 19 to 21. Over 200 brands will showcase their latest styles to help you and your girlfriends get ready for summer. There will be discounts of up to 90%, so go grab your favorite shopping buddy! Like SuperSale Bazaar on Facebook for updates.
What are you going to be busy with this month?