Things to Do this Month: July 2017

It’s going to be a pretty exciting month for indoor activities.

Nothing planned for this month of July? Here are just a few of the things happening around Metro Manila where you can beat the rainy day boredom!

For the art lovers

Head out to different art galleries around the Metro and view some newly opened exhibits running all month long.

District Gallery, a newly organized art gallery in Quezon City, opens its inaugural show called Inhabit which gathers artists of different disciplines to create pieces inspired by the theme of adaptive reuse of empty spaces. The exhibit will run until July 23.

At the Yuchengco Museum is the Future’s Past photo exhibit by German photographer and Berghain club doorman Sven Marquardt which will run until August 11. It examines the humanity of Berlin locals and German subcultures through a collection of black-and-white photos.

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila likewise launched a new exhibit, Distinct Refinements: Painting from the Provinces — a curation of paintings by artists from different provinces all over the country. It will be available for viewing at the MET Tall Galleries until October 28.

For lovers of Japanese cinema

EIGASAI Japanese Film Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year by bringing to us a varied roster of Japanese films, ranging from comedy to thriller, from documentary to animation. From July 1 to August 29, you can catch these handpicked masterpieces at EDSA Shangri-La, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and more. You can find out more about the festival through its official Facebook page.

For the jet setters

Itching to get away soon? Attend the Travel Madness Expo 2017 to get good deals on airfares and tour packages from well-known airlines and travel agencies! It will be held at the SMX Convention Center from July 7 to 9.

For the weekend marathoners

There are various marathons happening this month for you to choose from, including the Philippine Red Cross’s fourth Million Volunteer Run on July 23 at the Luneta Grandstand at Rizal Park; the Color Manila Run Challenge on July 9 at Vista Alabang and on July 30 at McKinley West Taguig; and Takbo.ph RunFest 2017 on July 16 at SM By the Bay.

There will also be a national conference on mountaineering hosted by the UP Mountaineers from July 28 – 29 at the Institute of Biology Auditorium, UP Diliman. AkyatCon 2.0 will have a series of discussions involving topics surrounding mountaineering — including ethics, conservation, techniques, technologies, and trends. Registration ends on July 21, so book a slot now!

What other events are on your radar for this month? Tell us all about them below!