Category Archives: Special Events

Pura Vida Manila Presents Besame Bailame: A Date with Dancing

Pura Vida Manila in collaboration with Karissa Regaliza & Rohit SK, and special participation by Jägermeister and Lauvette, are excited to announce Besame Bailame: Afro Latin Dance Social taking place at Pura Vida Manila’s Costa Rican Reggae Lounge on July 24, 2022. At its opening night the social will feature a speed dating event for the singletons out there.

This Afro Latin Social event is unique in that it will be an event for everyone who wants to dance and socialize. The event aims to create a social space where people can explore their playful side by encouraging them to learn dance as a new way to connect with others (and perhaps fnally delete those dating apps) to meet people organically while sharing the warm and sensual energy of everyday social dances – Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba & Zouk.

Registration will open at 5:30PM, and while waiting, participants can go over to our Lubrication Station to take a hit of “liquid courage” aka Jägermeister shots to boost up their courage before the festivities begin. At exactly 6PM the event will open with adult icebreaker activities. Designer love toys will be given out as prizes by none other than Lauvette, the Philippines’ premier destination for sexual wellness products, to the participants who play the firtiest! Following that, the speed dating proper will commence. It will be a traditional set up where participants will be given 5 minutes with each other to sit and chat.

At 7PM the dancing will begin with an introductory dance class on Bachata Sensual taught by Rohit SK & Karissa Regaliza, this will equip new social dancers with the basic steps to be able to move confdently on the dance foor. Lastly, at 8PM the foor will offcially open for social dancing with music by Pura Vida’s resident DJ, Theo Blanch, who will play a wide range of Afro-Latin music for everyone to dance their hearts out to.

Door charge starts at 500 PHP with 300 PHP consumable for food and drinks. This event launches on July 24 and will be recurring bi-monthly every Sundays only at Pura Vida Manila. To register for the event click here.

Follow Pura Vida and Karissa Regaliza & Rohit SK on Instagram to get the latest updates on this event.

Round 2 of album selling opens for Yerin’s Fansign

After many requests from fans, the album selling for Yerin ‘Aria’ Fansign in Manila is re-opened until July 20, 2022, at 11:59 PM. Fans who didn’t make it in the first round get another chance to participate and meet the South Korean star face to face.

Much like the first round, participants are in for plenty of perks including a Goodbye Session for all. Ten signed polaroids, 115 group photo slots, and 40 signed albums will also be raffled.

CDM Entertainment also announced a new venue for the fansign which is now taking place at Gateway Cineplex 5. It is still scheduled for July 22, 2022, at 2:00 PM.

In her video greeting, Yerin expressed enthusiasm about meeting Filipino fans as a solo artist. The 25-year-old idol also showcased her impressive Tagalog skills, prompting a lot of oohs and ahhs from adoring fans.

Yerin is a former member of GFRIEND, the KPOP girl group behind the hit song “Me Gustas Tu.” The group disbanded in 2021, with the members pursuing solo careers, including Yerin who released her debut album last May.

Round 2 of the album selling for Yerin ‘Aria’ Fansign in Manila is available at https://www.cdmentertainment.ph.

Yerin ‘Aria’ Fansign in Manila is presented by Y Global Music in partnership with CDM Entertainment.

SM Southmall to host 3-day K-Bazaar

Bringing a special Hallyu Market in partnership with SM Southmall, a three-day bazaar featuring all things Korea and K-Culture! Hallyu Market is also coming to a city near you as it plans to hold more Hallyu Market bazaars in Pasay, Cebu, Pampanga and Davao towards the latter part of the year, with an aim to make Hallyu reachable to fans all over the Philippines.

Snag the hottest K-merch, update your K-beauty routine, and shop til you drop while sipping on an iced Americano from our K-Cafe selections. What’s more, K-collectors can visit the designated Photocard Station where they can trade, auction, buy, and sell all-day, nonstop!

More exciting activities and swag await, so make sure to be at SM Southmall on July 29-31, 2022! See you there!

Hallyu Market is an original production of MAKEITLIVE, with special thanks to SM Southmall.

Interested Hallyu Market sellers or partners can email an inquiry to hallyumarketph@gmail.com or instantly book their booths at www.hallyumarket.live

For more information about Hallyu Market and MAKEITLIVE, follow our SNS accounts here:

Facebook

Twitter

Tiktok

Official Website: www.hallyumarket.live

GMG Productions launches world tour of Queen’s We Will Rock You in the Philippines

GMG Productions and Selladoor Worldwide are thrilled to announce that for the very first time ever, the global phenomenon that is We Will Rock You will be coming to Manila this October! This brand new, reimagined production directed and choreographed by Olivier Award nominee Nick Winston is kicking off a multi-year international tour and audiences in the Philippines will be the first people in the world to witness it.

“The original production has been seen by over 16 million people worldwide. We can’t think of a better title to come back with after such a long intermission – and there is no better place to launch the show than the Philippines. We know Filipino audiences love Queen and Queen music,” shares GMG Productions CEO and We Will Rock You producer Carlos Candal.

The show is set to be staged in the newly constructed Samsung Performing Arts Theatre located in Circuit Makati.

“We are incredibly excited to premiere the show in Manila and for us to play host to all the international producers visiting from around the world.” Mr. Candal continues, “…we want to put the Philippines on the map as a hub for theatrical productions. We know the Philippines has the talent and now we are spoilt for choice when it comes to venues! It feels like things are falling into place. ”

We Will Rock You follows two revolutionaries as they try to save rock n roll in a post-apocalyptic world. In an age where algorithms predict our every preference, We Will Rock You is a musical for our time: a fist-pumping, foot-stomping anthem to individuality.

We Will Rock You is produced by Selladoor Worldwide, Carlos Candal, Gavin Kalin Productions, Limelight Productions and ShowTime Management South Africa.

This brand new international rock-powered production features 24 of Queen’s biggest hits, including Killer Queen, Under Pressure, We Are the Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want to Break Free, Don’t Stop Me Now Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, and, of course, We Will Rock You. With a futuristic styled set and video backdrop from Tom Rogers and fabulous new costumes from Sarah Mercade, this is sure to be an absolute smash hit.

Ticket buyers have the opportunity to be the first to watch this show and sign up to the waitlist to get first dibs on tickets. GMG newsletter subscribers get to enjoy exclusive offers available 1st of June. Make sure to visit the website at www.gmg-productions.com/manila

GMG Productions is also excited to announce a special for Tuesday performances. The Three-Price-Tuesdays which offers theater goers a single price per level of the brand new Samsung Performing Arts Theater.

Tickets go on general public sale on 6th of June through ticketworld.com.ph.

MORE ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

CREATIVE TEAM:

Director/Choreographer: Nick Winston

Musical Supervisor: Mark Crossland

Associate Director: Ryan Lee Seager

Set Designer: Tom Rogers

Video Designer: Douglas O’Connell

Sound Designer: Ben Harrison

Costume Designer: Sarah Mercade

Costume Supervisor: Megan Rarity

TICKETING AND SHOW INFORMATION

From October 27 – November 20, 2022

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Tuesday to Friday: 8:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 pm and 7:00pm

Ticket prices will be from P1800 with a special ticket offer for Tuesdays as low as P 1000

BOOKINGS

Website: ticketworld.com.ph

Phone: 8891-9999

Toycon PH 2022 – the big show returns for a grand homecoming

For long-time TOYCON fans, it’s no secret that Voltes V holds a special place in this convention’s heart. This iconic robot has never missed a spot among the collage of colorful characters on our poster since the very start, and on special milestone years it has even become the central symbol of our show, with the huge Voltes V statue in 2016 when we first moved the convention to the SMX in Pasay, the fleet of Voltes V ships gracing our 2017 merchandise, and TOYCON’s launch of the Tamashii Nations Super Electromagnetic Machine VOLTES V, Bandai Spirits DLX Soul of Chogokin in 2020.


It’s been too long since the community of pop culture fans and collectors have come together since the pandemic struck. For many, this long drought without any gathering to celebrate our common love for all things creative, innovative and collectible has gone on way too long. And so with the effects of CoVid winding down, we just cannot wait to see you all, our fans and loyal community, finally come home.


And this year, our 19th year of putting on an onsite convention, Voltes V takes center stage again as part of a promise made by our event partner, Quiccs, back in 2019 to launch his trademark TEQ-63 in unmistakable Voltes V style only at TOYCON! And this year, in partnership with TOEI Co. Ltd. Telesuccess, we’re all set to finally launch it! At the heart of the Voltes V story is a tale of a family divided, of struggles suffered and surpassed, but ultimately a reunion of love. Which is really what TOYCON is about too, isn’t it? It is a yearly reunion, and for this year, a homecoming, as we return to the place where it all started.


BACK TO BASICS
TOYCON was started as a gathering of people of like minds, and this year as it has been every year, it is a collaboration of many to put together the biggest pop culture event in the country and in South East Asia. It is an alliance, which this year, goes back to its roots, as we put on a TOYCON which feels familiar but still is the cutting-edge show it has been which other shows have imitated but never duplicated.


EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Our event highlights this year will include:
●The biggest Voltes V Licensing and merchandise exhibit in collaboration with Telesuccess Productions Inc.
●Surprise Celebrity appearances (to be announced soon!)
●Funko Funatics Philippines release of exclusives and celebrity signings
●Top toy studios and designers from the region on exhibit
●TOYCON Creator’s Alley – co-organized by the Bulletpunk Network where the top Filipino toy creators meet the up and coming young upstart creators
●Artist Alley – co-organized by Komiket with some of the Philippines top comic book artist/s assembled for signing and sketching
●The TOYCON Collectors Gallery c/o the Philippine Toy Groups Association
●Toy Art and Toy Customizing competition
●ToyClick and Cosclick Photography contest
●The TOYCON Cosplay Competition and the World Cosplay Summit
●Collectors and Customizers Panel discussions
●The Pinoy Pop Culture Icon Awards
●And the Biggest collectibles retail floor of more than 250 booths

WHAT NEW FOR THIS YEAR’S CONVENTION?
●Online selling seminars, live auctions and livestreams brought to us by Lazada
●VIP access, NFT workshops and Bulletpunk BitWars art brought to us by Smart Signature


Come home to a very familiar, yet still a whole new playground as the TOYCON PH 2022 happens on July 8 to 10, 2022 at Megatrade Halls, 5/F of the SM Megamall Building B. The event is organized by VLAC Event Management Inc and co-presented by Lazada and Smart Signature.


Sponsored by Telesuccess Productions, MaxiCollector, Great Toys Online, Legendary Beasts Studios, EC Collectibles, Filbars, Toy Empire, Bully Boy Collectibles, and DHL.
In cooperation with
Vans, Yori, Funko Funatic Philippines, Warner Brothers, and The Linden Suites
With media partners, ABS-CBN, 106.7 Energy FM and FPS PH.
And event partners Anime Alliance, Ex-Link Events, Komiket, PICOF, and the Philippine Toy Group Association.


For event details go to: www.toyconph.com or Like ToyConPh on Facebook and Twitter
Tickets are available online at SMTickets.com and the TOYCON 2022 store on Lazada.

Just One 10 Minute: Cha Eun Woo Starry Caravan in Manila

Korean superstar and member of KPOP group, Astro, Cha Eun Woo will be returning to Manila for a grand fan meet event titled Starry Caravan in Manila on August 2022 at Araneta Coliseum. Eun-Woo held his first fan meet event back in October 2019.


DNM Entertainment presents
CHA EUN WOO
Starry Caravan in Manila
August 6, 2022
Smart Araneta Coliseum

TICKET PRICES
SVIP – Php9,500
VIP – Php8,500
Box Premium – Php7,500
Lower Box – Php6,000
Upper Box – Php4,000
Box – Php2,500
*Prices exclusive of Ticketnet service charges*

ON-SALE DATES:
Pre-selling: July 2, 2022 at Gateway Cineplex (10am to 3pm)
General Ticket Selling: July 3, 2022 – 10am onwards via Ticketnet outlets and online: www.ticketnet.com.ph

SEATMAP

Funny is Funny World Tour: Jo Koy Live in Manila 2022

He’s back for more, even funnier! Comedian Jo Koy is coming back home and will be headlining Mall of Asia Arena as part of his current world tour, Funny is Funny, coming this August 2022. Live Nation Philippines will be producing the show.


Live Nation Philippines presents
JO KOY
Funny is Funny World Tour in Manila
August 31 – 8pm
Mall of Asia Arena

TICKET PRICES
VIP – Php8,000
Patron Sides – Php7,500
Lower Box A Premium – Php7,000
Patron Center – Php6,500
Lower Box A Regular – Php6,000
Lower Box B Premium – Php5,500
Lower Box B Regular – Php5,000
Upper Box Premium – Php3,500
Upper Box Regular – Php3,000
General Admission – Php1,750

Tickets are available via SM Tickets outlets and online at http://www.smtickets.com. Call 8470-2222 for ticket inquiries.

SEAT MAP

The biggest K-Bazaar: Hallyu Market is happening this August 2022 at SM Skydome

Get ready to shop to your heart’s content and stock up on the trendiest finds at the Hallyu Market, a one-day bazaar featuring all things Korea and K-Culture! Hallyu Market’s first stop is at the SM Skydome this August 20, 2022. Hallyu Market is also coming to a city near you as it plans to hold more Hallyu Market bazaars in Pasay, Cebu, Pampanga and Davao towards the latter part of the year, with an aim to make Hallyu reachable to fans all over the Philippines.

Snag the hottest K-merch, update your K-beauty routine, and shop til you drop while sipping on an iced Americano from our K-Cafe selections. What’s more, K-collectors can visit the designated Photocard Station where they can trade, auction, buy, and sell all-day, nonstop!

More exciting activities and swag await, so make sure to be at the Skydome at SM North EDSA on August 20th, 2022! Entrance to the 2022 Hallyu Market is P150 and includes a free Mini Deco Kit & More. Fans and bazaar goers can pre-book their entrance tickets at http://www.hallyumarket.live

Hallyu Market is an original production of MAKEITLIVE, with special thanks to SM City North Edsa and SM Skydome.

Interested Hallyu Market sellers or partners can email an inquiry to hallyumarketph@gmail.com or instantly book their booths at www.hallyumarket.live

For more information about Hallyu Market and MAKEITLIVE, follow our SNS accounts here:

Facebook

Twitter

Tiktok

Official Website: www.hallyumarket.live

The Wedding Library’s #MayForever Bridal Fair 2022

The Biggest Bridal Fair since the Pandemic is finally happening this May 6, 7 & 8 2022! To prove na kahit may Covid, #MayForever!

The Wedding Library’s #MayForever Bridal Fair 2022 will be bringing together over 150+ wedding suppliers all under one roof on May 6, 7 & 8 at the Megatrade Halls 1, 2 & Conference Rooms. From caterers, wedding gown designers, to coordinators and even grazing table suppliers – all the suppliers any celebrant will need for their big day will be here!

And since this is the wedding industry’s biggest comeback, almost all wedding suppliers will be giving huge discounts on their packages, some even up to 50% off!

Plus! The Wedding Library, a long time Bridal Fair organizer will be raffling off P100,000.00 extra wedding budget to a lucky on the spot booker.

Experience a one of a kind wedding event and start your journey to FOREVER here.

Register for FREE ENTRANCE at: https://www.weddinglibrarybridalfair.com.ph/register

Nadine Lustre and the cast of Greed visits Market! Market! this weekend

The cast of Vivamax first original film, Greed starring multimedia princess Nadine Lustre, Diego Loyzaga, Epy Quizon will be performing at the Activity Center of Market! Market! in BGC on April 24, 2022. The show will begin at 4pm. The thriller film is now available on Vivamax and it was directed by Yam Laranas. This is Nadine Lustre’s comeback film after she starred 2019 dance musical film, ‘Indak’. The cast also includes Krissha Viaje, Jacqueline Yu, and Raul Morit.

Greed is available for streaming on Vivamax. The event is also part of Ayala Malls’ concert series, #ALive. Admission mechanics for the event below.

ADMISSION MECHANICS

  1. Shoppers have two options to enter the Greed Mall Show at the Activity Center on April 24, 2022 at 4:00PM:
    a. Buy 1 month of Vivamax subscription; or
    b. Download the Zing app and present a 500.00 single/accumulated receipt/s from any Market! Market! merchants except Themed Bazaars and bills payment. (First 100 customers)
  2. Customers can redeem the stub from 10am-4pm at the Activity Center on April 24, 2022.
  3. Present the seat stub at the Activity Center entrance on April 24 to enter the venue.
  4. Market! Market! reserves the right to validate admission tickets. Defaced, crumpled, tampered, photocopied tickets smaller than the actual size will not be honored

DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-141095 Series of 2022

For more details and updates for the event, visit Market! Market! Facebook page: www.facebook.com/marketmarket