Valentine Happenings (02/12/19)

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Hugs at BGC

BONIFACIO Global City presents Hugs from the Heart: Valentine’s Day featuring a larger-than-life installation of bears made of a thousand red roses which has been set up at 7th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street. Take a selfie showing your best hug and post it on Instagram with the hashtags #BGCHUGS and #ILOVEBHS. BGC will pick a weekly winner who will get a dinner date for two at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse One Bonifacio High Street and Bonifacio High Street Cinema tickets. The installation will be up until Feb. 28. Meanwhile, the Love Street Valentine Concert will be held on Feb. 16, 6 p.m. onwards, at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater. The free concert will feature performances by the Let the Elements Music Camp Artists together with Ben & Ben, Leanne & Naara, Reese Lansangan, Kat Agarrado, and more serenade. There will be 100 VIP front seats with Meet & Greet passes to be given away in exchange for single or accumulated purchase receipts worth P2,500 obtained from Feb. 1-16 at any Bonifacio High Street, One Parkade, and Two Parkade, Central Square (Marketplace by Rustan’s is not included), and One Bonifacio High Street establishment. For details on events and promotions, visit the official Facebook pages and

Say Yes to Love at Araneta Center

THE Araneta Center is spreading the message of optimism and hope with a four-day Valentine “kilig” experience, “Yes to Love,” which runs from Feb. 14 to 17. At the Gateway Mall on the afternoon of Feb. 14, radio personalities DJ Chacha and DJ Jai Ho will dish out advice on how couples can make their relationship stronger, how the heartbroken can effectively move on, and how those who are single can better attract a prospective partner. I Belong to the Zoo (the solo project of Tonight We Sleep’s lead vocalist Argee Guerrero) will serenade mallgoers at Gateway Mall with his viral hits. Upcoming OPM artists will also deliver covers of popular love songs at the Farmers Plaza and Ali Mall. For a single-receipt purchase worth P500, shoppers may enjoy the entertainment provided by these artists and receive a love souvenir. Meanwhile, A 65-inch flat-screen TV with sound bar worth P90,000 from the Mi store and two tickets to The Songbird and the Song Horse concert of Regine Velasquez and Vice Ganda at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Feb. 16 are also up for grabs for the winners of Araneta Center’s digital promo. For details visit For an alternative celebration on Valentine’s Day there is Gateway Cineplex’s 1 Night Stand Live, a variety show with comics and spoken word artists at 6 p.m. at the Gateway Cineplex Cinema 3 that pokes fun at love. Tickets cost P250. Roving musicians will perform love songs in Araneta Center’s three malls until Feb. 17.

Valentine Boys at Shangri-La Plaza

SHANGRI-LA PLAZA’s Valentine Boys will be dispensing roses and tunes to mallgoers.

LOVE IS in the air at Shangri-La Plaza, with Shang’s Valentine Boys returning to the mall on Feb. 14 and 15. They will stroll around the mall, handing out treats while accompanied by musical performers. Mall guests can pose for selfies with the boys, and tag Shangri-La Plaza when sharing on social media to celebrate #LoveAtTheShang. Catch the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra Quartet perform on Feb. 13, the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Ensemble on Feb. 14 and 15, and Bamboo on Feb. 17 at the Grand Atrium stage. Meanwhile, the Bernie Pasamba Quartet will perform on Feb. 24 and the UP Singing Ambassadors on Feb. 25 at the Grand Atrium, Level 2.

It’s a date with Ortigas Malls

THE Ortigas Malls — Greenhills, Tiendesitas, and Estancia — are set to treat their patrons with Flowers of Love, with select lucky patrons receiving special roses on Feb. 14 at select dining and shopping outlets. There will also be the Valentine’s Musical Treat, on Feb. 16, with roving musicians serenading mall goers from 4 to 7 p.m. At Tiendesitas, The Ransom Collective caps off the romantic weekend with a live performance at the 2nd floor of Food Village on Feb. 16 at 8 p.m.