THE-GUIDE

7 things to do this June 20 to 26

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This year's Fête de la Musique is live once again. Photo from FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE/FACEBOOK

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines Life, June 20) — This week, watch a country-wide music festival, participate in several Pride activities, apply for an Ateneo Art Award, learn jiu jitsu from a pro, and try out some beauty products.

Watch your favorite musical acts perform at Fête de la Musique 2022

After two years of hosting virtual events, the biggest multi-stage music festival in the Philippines is back this week, with even more stages around the country. Fête de la Musique is meant to feature French-Filipino cultural exchange through music. In an interview with CNN Philippines, B-Side Productions’ Giselle Tomimbang said that this year, they “pushed the idea of collaboration even further.”

Apart from the lineup of performers that includes Fête mainstays The Itchyworms, Cheats, and more, three French artists have collaborated with Filipino acts: French singer, pianist, and composer Marc Fichel will be holding an intimate concert featuring 2020 Voice Teen Philippines winner Cydel Gabutero. Other collaborations include DJ Blutch and Daloy Dance Company and dancer Maxime Cozic with embodiment artist Dona Tumacder-Esteban and improvisational drum circle Bathala Na.

While the main stage will be at Puerto Real Gardens, Intramuros on June 25, pocket stages all over the Philippines will begin popping up in places like Manila, Siargao, Cebu, Palawan, and Baguio beginning June 21. As in previous years, entrance to all events is free. — CNN PHILIPPINES LIFE STAFF

For the full schedule, lineup, and locations, visit their Facebook page.

The three Pride marches happening on June 25. Photos from METRO MANILA PRIDE, PRIDE PH FESTIVAL, and MARIKINA CITY GOVERNMENT - GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICE/FACEBOOK

Attend a Pride March

At least three Pride marches are happening this Saturday, June 25 in different cities around Metro Manila: “Atin ang Kulayaan March and Festival” at the CCP Open Grounds, the “Alab for Love” Pride PH Festival at QC Memorial Circle, and Rampa Marikina at Marikina Freedom Park. Support your respective Pride marches and visit their social media pages for further updates. This is the first time that actual Pride marches will happen since the pandemic began. — CNN PHILIPPINES LIFE STAFF

Go to Elephant Party’s “Makibak-La!”

After the march, in case you’re looking for an afterparty, Elephant Party will be holding their special “Makibak-La” party, which is a “trans and queer protest to the dancefloor. Let’s continue the fight for equality, justice, and the protection of our safe spaces!” There will be drag performances and techno music all night long by an all queer and trans lineup of performers. The two stages will host eight LGBTQIA+ DJs and 10 performers.

Door charge is ₱299 and comes with a sure bottle of Heineken and a shot of Jägermeister until supplies last. — CNN PHILIPPINES LIFE STAFF

For more information and updates visit the Elephant Party Instagram page.

Apply for a prestigious prize in art criticism

The Ateneo Art Gallery is extending the deadline for entries to the Purita Kalaw Prizes in Art Criticism category of the Ateneo Art Awards 2022. Interested applicants may submit essays related to the theme "Fresh Winds and New Light: Forecasting Change" until June 30. — CNN PHILIPPINES LIFE STAFF

Read the complete mechanics in English and Filipino at pkl.ateneoartgallery.com and submit your essay at bit.ly/PKL2022Entry.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter Lucas Lepri will be in the country for a three-day Jiu Jitsu getaway. Photo courtesy of LUCAS LEPRI MANILA

Attend a beach-side Brazilian Jiu Jitsu getaway

This weekend, multi-awarded Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter Lucas Lepri will be in the country for a three-day workshop-slash-beach vacation. From June 24 to 26, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners get to enjoy a getaway at Peninsula de Punta Fuego in Nasugbu, Batangas, complete with five training sessions with Lepri, and free mobility sessions from Intent Strength and Conditioning. The event is open to BJJ practitioners of all skill levels.

To sign up, contact Lucas Lepri Manila at [email protected], or send a message at +63929 334 4212 or via lucaslepriph.com.

The Trizie Peach Fiber still has all the good stuff that can really help detox and reduce bloat like psyllium husk, oil palm fiber, oat fiber, and apple fiber, with a light peach taste. Photo by MARGA BUENAVENTURA

Detox with this new peach-flavored fiber drink

Let’s get one thing straight — I am a Trizie stan first and a human second. I’ve been raving about Thai beauty and wellness brand Trizie since they launched last year, in large part due to how their products have helped improve my gut health significantly. Known for their ingestible beauty supplements, the brand recently came out with a new Peach Fiber variant (₱795 for the three-day pack, ₱1,795 for the seven-day pack). The Trizie Peach Fiber still has all the good stuff that can really help detox and reduce bloat like psyllium husk, oil palm fiber, oat fiber, and apple fiber, with a light peach taste. It includes L-carnitine to help transform body fat into energy, and strangely enough, broccoli extract for immune system support and hormonal balance.

While its health benefits are undeniable, what I love about this is how enjoyable it is to actually drink. For me it’s just like drinking iced tea; perfect for the humid weather in between rainy days. I enjoy drinking this at the end of the day after my last heavy meal. I add a bit of ice and drink it in a cute reusable cup, while I picture sunny days and trips to the beach. — MARGA BUENAVENTURA

Trizie Peachy Fiber is available at Lazada and Shopee. Other Trizie Fiber flavors are also available at Mercury Drug, Lazada, Shopee, Foodpanda (Pandamart), BFF Manila, BeautyMNL, Edamama, and Zalora.

The Revlon Bond Maintainer, ₱750 (left) and the Revlon Lotus Flower Hair Treatment, ₱950 (right). Photo by MARGA BUENAVENTURA

Give your hair an overdue makeover

Last year, I made a serious commitment to improving the state of my hair after years of reckless hair dyeing and cosmetic treatments. Being at home for long periods last year made it easier to give my hair time to grow out — true enough, I now have significant hair regrowth. It was high time for me to bring out the best of what my hair can really be. When I visited the New Summit Colors Distribution office last week, they let me try some of the products they offer Filipino consumers. Stylist Marte refreshed my hair color with a darker ash blonde (we opted not to bleach to give my hair a rest), while cutting off two inches. Marte says he could say that the top of my hair was thick from the regrowth, but the ends were thin, making the volume look uneven. What a difference it made, to be honest!

Besides the superficial changes, I was most pleased after he used the Revlon Bond Maintainer (₱750) as a pre-color treatment. It works very differently from a regular hair mask, because the Bond Maintainer doesn’t soften your hair; it instead gives your hair cuticles a defensive layer. It will harden the hair strands, so you should shampoo and condition after leaving it on for 10 minutes. After we washed it off, my hair texture improved significantly. It’s now smooth to the touch, after the product reinforced a lot of my fine, growing out hair. (This is best for once a week use; on the other days you can use a regular hair mask.) To minimize frizz, of which I am prone to due to the humidity, we used the Revlon Lotus Flower Hair Treatment (₱950). It’s supposed to help reduce frizz and moisturize dry and damaged hair. You can also use it as a heat protectant before styling damp hair. I keep it in my bag now to keep my hair in check. Consider my life changed. — MB

Revlon Professional Products are available in their official store on Shopee and Lazada. You may also purchase them online at newsummitcolors.com.