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8 Things To Do In Metro Manila For August 2023: Fan Meets, Art, & Fashion For A Creatively Fun Month

Things to do for August 2023


We’re now down to the last month before the -ber months grace our presence. And the fun marches on! This month, get ready to experience nostalgia, beauty, and elation all at the same time – with nostalgic and artsy events that will get your creative juices flowing.

From Seo In-guk’s Fan Meeting to the Philippine Fashion Summit, here are 8 things to do in Metro Manila for August 2023.


1. Alanis Morissette 2023 World Tour


Things to do August 2023 - Alanis Morissette 2023 World Tour
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If you’ve been a long-time fan of the hit songs Ironic, You Oughta Know, and more from the Jagged Little Pill album, then this is your chance to see them sung live. Check out the Alanis Morissette 2023 World Tour happening in Pasay.

Alanis Morisette is a singer-songwriter known for her emotive singing voice and expressive songwriting. So if you’re into alternative rock music, then this is worth giving a shot.

What’s more, Filipino singer Ice Seguerra (formerly known as Aiza Seguerra) is set to open for both of the Canadian-American’s concerts in the country.

Admission fee: P2,750 (~USD50.35) general admission | P5,750 (~USD105.28) Upper Box | P8,750 (~USD160.21) Lower Box B | P9,750 (~USD178.51) Lower Box A | P11,750 (~USD215.13) Patron | P13,750 (~USD251.73) VIP | P14,750 (~USD270.04) SVIP
Date: 1st-2nd August 2023
Time: 8pm
Address: SM Mall of Asia Arena, Mall of Asia Complex, J.W. Diokno Blvd, Pasay

Get your tickets online or at any SM Tickets outlets near you.

Note: Tickets for 1st August are sold out. Ticket prices are inclusive of service charges. More details and guidelines here


2. My School President 1st Fan Meeting in Manila


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While we still love binge-watching Korean dramas as much as the next person, other dramas are quickly creeping their way into our hearts. One of them is the Thai high school BL (Boys Love) rom-com series called My School President.

The series follows a student, an aspiring musician, who builds a high school band with his friends. He ends up clashing with the student council president, who threatens to cut their extracurricular activities off. While they started off on the wrong foot, they eventually form a friendship that, later on, turns into something more.

If that sounds like something you’ll enjoy, then give it a watch before going to the My School President 1st Fan Meeting happening in Quezon City to know more about them.

Highlights: 

  • Everyone will get an official event poster as well as a souvenir card.
  • Club Member, Vice President, and President ticket holders get a Hi-Touch session and a group photo with the cast.
  • President ticket holders get a signed poster and an event ID with a lanyard.

Admission fee: P2,500 (~USD45.77) general admission | P4,000 (~USD73.23) Student | P9,500 (~USD173.92) Club Member | P14,000 (~USD256.31) Vice President | P18,500 (~USD338.69) President
Date: 5th August 2023
Time: 5pm
Address: University Theatre, University of the Philippines Diliman, Magsaysay Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

You can get your tickets here.

Note: Some tiers, such as general admission, President, and Student orchestra, are now sold out. Ticket prices are exclusive of service charges. 


3. Raco Ruiz Surrealicious art exhibit


Things to do August 2023 - Raco Ruiz Surrealicious art exhibitImage credit: @racobell via Instagram 

Now, if you know TikTok sensation and virtual artist Raco Ruiz, then you’d want to check out his Surrealicious art exhibit happening in San Juan this month.

Inspired by his childhood memories of breakfast cereal, he imparts with us, through his art, the “euphoric, surreal” experience that kids go through when they have that familiar sugar rush from their favorite cereal.

If you want to reminisce the simple days of enjoying the little things, such as eating cereal as a kid, then this’ll be a great exhibit to witness.

Date: 6th-18th August 2023
Time: 6th Aug 4pm-6pm | 7th-18th Aug 11am-6pm
Address: Secret Fresh Gallery, Ronac Art Center, Ortigas Ave, San Juan


4. MALAYA Music Festival 2023


Things to do August 2023 - Malaya Music Festival 2023
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For all Filipino music fans, may it be P-pop or OPM, feel free to watch the MALAYA Music Festival 2023 happening in Parañaque. It’s a two-day event that’ll showcase live performances from your favorite artists such as Ben&Ben, Silent Sanctuary, BINI, Press Hit Play, and more.

Not only do you get to jam to their songs live, but you also get to experience it in Okada Manila’s state-of-the-art party paradise, the Cove Manila Beach Club. It’s definitely a win-win!

Admission fee: P2,500 (~USD45.77) Day Pass | P4,000 (~USD73.23) 2-Day Pass | P12,500 (~USD228.85) Barkada Day Pass (Buy 5, Get 1)
Date: 19th-20th August 2023
Time: 4pm
Address: Cove Manila Beach Club, Okada Manila, New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Parañaque

Get your tickets online or at any SM Tickets outlets near you.

Note: Ticket prices are inclusive of service charges. This event is exclusive to guests aged 18 and above only


5. Seo In-guk 1st Asia Fan Meeting Tour in Manila


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If you’ve watched Korean dramas Reply 1997, The Master’s Sun, and Hello Monster, then you’ll recognize Korean singer and actor Seo In-guk. Shoutout to his self-declared fans: he’s having his 1st Asia Fan Meeting in Quezon City, so check it out before tickets sell out.

And if that isn’t enough, Filipino actress Kristel Fulgar, a major fan of the Korean actor, is set to host the event, so that’s an added bonus if you’re one of her fans, too!

Highlights: 

  • Everyone will get a photocard as well as a postcard.
  • Additional fan benefits, such as signed posters, Hi-Bye session, group photo, and soundcheck, will be raffled.
  • VVIP ticket holders automatically have access to the soundcheck and group  photo with Seo In-guk.

Admission fee: P4,803 (~USD87.93) Balcony | P8,538 (~USD156.31) Loge | P9,072 (~USD166.09) Orchestra | P10,139 (~USD185.63) VIP | P12,273 (~USD224.66) VVIP
Date: 12th August 2023
Time: 6pm
Address: New Frontier Theater, 7 Gen. Aguinaldo Avenue, Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City

Book your tickets at ticketnet.com.ph.

Note: Ticket prices are inclusive of service charges.


6. Tor Thanapob 1st Fan Meeting in Manila 2023


Things to do August 2023 - Tor Thanapob 1st Fan Meeting in Manila 2023
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For fans of Thai actor, singer, and model Tor Thanapob, this is your chance to meet him in person. He’s having his 1st Fan Meeting in Quezon City, so check it out before it’s too late!

Highlights: 

  • Everyone will get an official event poster as well as a souvenir card.
  • Ticket holders from Patron and up will get a Hi-Touch session with Tor Thanapob.
  • VIP and SVIP ticket holders get a group photo and access to the soundcheck session.
  • Ticket holders from VIP and up get qualified in a raffle for a signed polaroid.
  • Meet & Greet ticket holders will get an event ID with a lanyard, a one-on-one photo with the artist, be part of the send-off, and poster signing.

Admission fee: P2,000 (~USD36.61) general admission | P4,500 (~USD82.37) Patron | P8,500 (~USD155.60) VIP | P10,500 (~USD192.21) SVIP | P14,500 (~USD265.43) Meet & Greet
Date: 13th August 2023
Time: 7pm
Address: SM North EDSA Sky Dome, North Ave, Bago Bantay, Quezon City

Book your tickets here.

Note: Ticket prices are exclusive of ticketing charges. 


7. Philippine Fashion Summit


Things to do August 2023 - Philippine Fashion Summit
Image credit: Philippine Fashion Summit via Facebook 

Attending the Philippine Fashion Summit happening in Quezon City is a great option if you consider yourself as a fashion enthusiast. You’ll get to see new, creative designs following the theme, Double Happiness, made by our very own Filipino designers such as Don Cristobal, Anna Ligaya, and Juvy Fantilanan.

Furthermore, you’ll get to experience celebrity life as you can dress up, take pictures, and enjoy a VIP dinner among guests. It’ll certainly be a night to remember.

Admission fee: P1,500 (~USD27.46)
Date: 20th August 2023
Time: 5pm
Address: Hive Hotel & Convention Place, 68 Sct. Tuason St, Diliman, Quezon City

You can contact them via FB Messenger, mobile (0995 465 8211), or scan their QR code to get tickets.


8. Anson Seabra: The Neverland Tour


Things to do August 2023 - Anson Seabra The Neverland Tour
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Having finished his tour in the UK, Europe, and Ireland, Anson Seabra is coming to Asia, and the Philippines is on his list. Come to his The Neverland Tour happening in Muntinlupa to see him perform some of his hit songs live from Peter Pan Was Right to Kryptonite.

Moreover, it’ll be a wondrous experience with the visualizers prepared for each of his singles. If that and emotive pop music are your jam, then this’ll be like a dream come true.

Admission fee: P2,500 (~USD45.77) Early Bird | P2,950 (~USD54.03) Floor Standing
Date: 31st August 2023
Address: The Filinvest Tent, Spectrum Piazza, Spectrum Midway Extension, Alabang, Muntinlupa

Get your tickets online or at any SM Tickets outlets near you.

Note: Ticket prices are inclusive of service charges.


Things to do in Metro Manila for August 2023


The month of August offers a variety of activities that you can choose from. You can go to fan meetings and concerts to meet your idols, reminisce your childhood at an art exhibit, or attend a fashion summit that showcases Filipino creativity.

Whatever it may be, you’ll spend the entire month on a good note!

For more things to do in the country, check out The Smart Local Philippines.


Cover image adapted from: Anson Seabra via Facebook, Philippine Fashion Summit via Facebook, @racobell via Instagram