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9 Things To Do In Metro Manila In February 2023: Concerts, Fairs, & Date Nights For A Romantic Month

Things to do this February 2023 in Metro Manila


The month of love is upon us once more and most of us – especially couples – are already planning romantic dates and fun activities, such as concerts and fairs, for some much-needed quality time.

If you’re looking for last minute ideas, here are 9 things to do in Metro Manila this February 2023 – from Animal Con to a Spanish-Mediterranean dinner at Terraza Martinez for a romantic month.


1. Animal Con 2023 – for animal lovers


Things To Do February - Animal Con 2023
Image credit: AnimalCon

If you and your significant other are both into animals, then consider going to this year’s Animal Con at the SMX Convention Center. You’ll get to see and even interact with various animals such as hamsters, horses, and chickens. You’ll also be able to talk to fellow pet owners and exchange tips on how to care for your pets.

Highlights:

  • There will be daily live animal performances and raffle draws for a chance to win prizes.
  • There will be various animal shows such as Pet Pawshion Show, Chicken Exhibition Show, and Mr. and Ms. Universe Canine Philippines.
  • Other events include a pet adoption drive, newly-launched pet products, and educational talks and trivia on specific animals.

Admission fee: P200 (~USD3.67)
Date: 10th-12th February 2023
Time: 10am-7pm
Address: SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Seashell Lane, Pasay

Book your tickets online or at any SM Tickets outlet near you.


2. 7-course dinner at Casa Buenas


Things To Do February - La Serenata dinner at Casa BuenasImage adapted from: LokLam Choi, Newport World Resorts

For foodie couples, you’ll get the best of both worlds at Casa Buenas’ La Serenata 7-course dinner at Newport World Resorts. You can indulge in delicious Filipino-Spanish food and at the same time, bask in the restaurant’s romantic ambiance – perfect for a Valentine’s Day date.

This is a great option if you want to treat yourself to a memorable and delicious evening of food and romance from start to finish.

Admission fee: P10,000 (~USD183.82) Couple’s Table | P40,000 (~USD735.27) La Cupula | P50,000 (~USD919.08) Pamilya Table
Date: 12th-14th February 2023
Time: 6pm-11pm
Address: Ground Floor, Newport Grand Wing, Newport World Resorts, Resort Drive, Pasay

Reserve your tables here. See the La Serenata menu here.

Note: The holding time for reservations is for 15mins only. Dress in Smart Casual attire. 


3. Sweet-A-Fair at SM Mall of Asia – a Valentine’s Day fair


Things To Do February - Sweet-A-Fair at SM Mall of Asia
Image credit: SM Mall of Asia Official

If the mall is your happy place, then check out the Valentine’s Day fair, Sweet-A-Fair, at SM Mall of Asia. There’ll be various pop-up stores where you can get pastries, jewelry, and flowers for the occasion. You can never go wrong with these classic Valentine’s Day gifts.

Sweet-A-Fair at SM Mall of Asia - heart-shaped arch
Image credit: SM Mall of Asia Official

Feel free to take pictures on the heart-shaped arch at the fair’s entrance.

Sweet-A-Fair at SM Mall of Asia - self portrait studio
Image adapted from: SM Mall of Asia Official, SM Mall of Asia Official

You can even take your own photos at the UFOTO Self Portrait Studio pop-up booth and pick your best photos before printing them out. Rates start at P500 (~USD9.20).

Date: Till 15th February 2023
Time: 10am-10pm
Address: Ground Floor, SM Mall of Asia, Main Mall, Seaside Boulevard, Pasay


4. Wallows Philippines


Things To Do February - Wallows Philippines
Image credit: Ovation Tickets

If you like alternative and indie rock music, then you’ll want to catch the American rock band Wallows‘ first ever concert here in the country, at the New Frontier Theater in Quezon City.

If you were a fan of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, Dylan Minnette – the actor who played Clay Jensen – is actually the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the band. You’ll get to see his musical side and jam to their famous hits such as Pleaser, Scrawny, and Are You Bored Yet? (feat. Clairo).

You’ll also get to be one of the first people to watch them perform I Don’t Want To Talk and Marvelous – from their new album, Tell Me That It’s Over – live.

Admission fee: P3,550 (~USD65.30)
Date: 15th February
Time: 8pm
Address: 7 Gen. Aguinaldo Avenue, Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City

Get your tickets online at ticketnet.com.ph or at ovationtickets.com. They’re also available at any TicketNet outlet near you.

Note: Ticket price is inclusive of extra ticketing fees. 


5. The Vamps Greatest Hits Tour – celebrate 10 years of music


Things To Do February - The Vamps Greatest Hits Tour
Image credit: SM Tickets

If you’re a massive fan of The Vamps, celebrate 10 years of music with them at The Vamps Greatest Hits Tour concert.

You’ll get to jam with them once again and relive the glory days of classic hits such as Can We Dance, Somebody To You, and I Found A Girl.

Highlight: 

  • 8 random Floor Standing ticket holders will get a chance to have a photo op with the band and take home official merchandise as well as a signed Polaroid picture and setlist. More details here.

Admission fee: P3,000, (~USD55.12) Lower Box B Regular | P3,500 (~USD64.31) Lower Box B Premium | P4,000 (~USD73.49) each, Lower Box A Regular & Sound Check add-on | P4,500 (~USD82.65) Lower Box A Premium | P5,500 (~USD101.02) Patron Sides | P6,250 (~USD114.79) Floor Standing
Date: 17th February 2023
Time: 8pm
Address: SM Mall of Asia Arena, Mall of Asia Complex, J.W. Diokno Blvd, Pasay

Book your tickets online or at any SM Tickets outlet near you.

Note: Ticket prices are inclusive of standard ticketing charges. 


6. Art Fair Philippines 2023 – for art lovers


Things To Do February - Art Fair Philippines 2023
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I – Gustav Klimt (left) and No Word Doesn’t Mean Nothing (right).
Image adapted from: Art Fair Philippines, Art Fair Philippines

For art lovers, check out the Art Fair Philippines 2023 at The Link in Makati – a perfect post-Valentine’s Day activity for you and your jowa (slang for significant other).

You get three days to explore the many paintings, films, and sculptures that were specially curated by over 63 exhibitors. This is also your chance to get a new piece of art if you’re a collector or if you want to splurge on wall aesthetics for your house.

Admission fee: P450 (~USD8.25) Regular Day Pass | P350 (~USD6.42) Students w/ valid IDs/Senior Citizens/PWDs | P200 (~USD3.67) Makati students with valid IDs
Date: 17th-19th February 2023
Time: 10am-9pm
Address: The Link, Parkway Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City

Get your tickets here.


7. Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour 2023


Things To Do February - Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour 2023Image credit: SM Tickets

Gen Z’s may not understand, but Millennials will, no doubt, get hyped that the Backstreet Boys will be in town for their Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour 2023 concert at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

While they’ll perform their classic hits back in the day, you can also look forward to their latest hits such as Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, the group’s chart-topper from their DNA album.

Admission fee: P3,750 (~USD68.44) general admission | P7,650 (~USD139.61) Upper Box Regular | P8,500 (~USD155.12) Upper Box Premium | P12,950 (~USD236.33) Lower Box B Regular | P13,950 (~USD254.58) Lower Box B Premium | P14,450 (~USD263.70) Lower Box A Regular | P15,450 (~USD281.95) Lower Box A Premium & Patron Sides Back | P16,650 (~USD304) Patron Sides Front | P16,950 (~USD309.47) VIP 3 & 4 Seated
Date: 20th February 2023
Time: 8pm
Address: SM Mall of Asia Arena, Mall of Asia Complex, J.W. Diokno Blvd, Pasay

Book your tickets online or at any SM Tickets outlet near you.

Note: Tickets for VIP 1 & 2 Seated are sold out


8. Rendezvous: Park Jinyoung Fan Concert


Things To Do February - Park Jinyoung Fan Concert
Image credit: PULP Live World

If you’re a fan of the K-pop boy band Got7 and your bias is group member Park Jinyoung, then you’ll want to catch him at his Rendezvous: Park Jinyoung Fan Concert at the New Frontier Theater.

You’ll get to meet him in person, listen to him perform a song or two, and watch him interact with you and your fellow fans.

Highlights:

  • Everyone gets to take home an official poster and a souvenir show card.
  • Everyone will get a chance to enter the raffle for a chance to win a signed postcard.
  • Ticket holders from Loge to VVIP can enter the raffle for a chance to win a signed polaroid.
  • VVIP ticket holders get a group photo op with Park Jinyoung as well as a goodbye session.

Admission fee: P4,500 (~USD82.15) Balcony | P7,500 (~USD136.91) Sides | P8,000 (~USD146.05) Loge | P8,500 (~USD155.17) Center | P10,000 (~USD182.56) VIP | P12,500 (~USD228.20) VVIP
Date: 26th February 2023
Time: 5pm
Address: 7 Gen. Aguinaldo Avenue, Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City

Get your tickets online or at any TicketNet outlet near you.

Note: Ticket prices are exclusive of ticketing charges. 


9. 6-course Spanish-Mediterranean dinner at Terraza Martinez


Things To Do February - Terraza MartinezImage adapted from: Terraza Martinez, Terraza Martinez

Terraza Martinez is another Valentine’s Day-perfect place where you can enjoy a dinner with your date – especially if you fancy Spanish food fused with Mediterranean cuisine. This coming Valentine’s Day, they’re offering a special 6-course Valentine’s menu comprising entrees, mains, and a dessert for a sweet treat at the end.

Alternatively, you can go with the family and celebrate familial love. Enjoy a quiet evening with good food surrounded by your loved ones.

The dinner’s rate starts at P2,995 (~USD54.77) per person.

Date: 14th February 2023
Time: 5pm
Address: Ground Floor, Shangri-La the Fort, 5th Avenue, Taguig

To book a reservation, contact 0966 700 5801 or 0945 409 8120.


Things to do in Metro Manila for February 2023


You have until the end of the month to go for that perfect Valentine’s Day date with your significant other. Whether or not you’ve already planned something, consider these things to do in the metro this February 2023 for a month of full-blast romance.

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Cover image adapted from: PULP Live World, Terraza Martinez, SM Tickets, SM Mall of Asia Official