Stuff to do (07/01/22)

Pardon My French hosts musical performances

THE NEW Makati restaurant and night spot Pardon My French has multiple live musical performances lined up for July. Pardon My French will feature South Border singer-songwriter Jay Durias on the four Saturdays of the month (July 2, 9, 16, and 23) with the first set at 9-10:30 p.m. The evenings’ second set, from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., will feature The Plug. Ticket prices (with consumable food and drinks exclusive of service charge) are P3,500++/person in areas with a direct view of the stage, and P2,500++/person in other areas. Pardon My French is located at 110 Jupiter St., Bel-Air, Makati.  For reservations, contact 0917-823-0091.

Singer-songwriter Zild performs at the Shang

SINGER-songwriter Zild will perform at the Shangri-La Plaza’s Grand Atrium stage on July 2, 6 p.m. The 25-year-old musician is best known as the lead vocalist, pianist/keyboardist, synth player, and bassist of the three-piece rock band, IV Of Spades. As a solo act, Zild released his debut album Homework Machine in 2020 that included 10 tracks of 8-bit inspired music, highlighting his isolation at the height of the pandemic. He then dropped his sophomore solo album, Huminga, in April 2021, also with 10 songs but showcasing more natural and organic production. In 2021, Zild was named Breakthrough Artist of the Year during the 6th Wish Music Awards.

Toys, collectibles at Newport Garden Pop Galleries

THE NEWPORT Garden Wing presents the Newport Mall-seum Pop Galleries featuring unique art pieces, exclusive toys, and collectibles from pop artists and collectors. The exhibit “The Art Area” by Shoe Game Manila features works inspired by popular street artists like Kaws, QUICCS, Banksy, and more. The “Back in the Day” exhibit of Otep Bañez depicts daily scenes of provincial life that evokes humor and nostalgia from “barriotic beauties.” Meanwhile, John Paul Duray’s “Boop Boop: The Spoiled Brat” exhibit features a series of 24-inch figures of a toddler made out of cast marble and automotive paint. The Newport Mall-seum Pop Galleries are on the ground floor of the Newport Garden Wing. All artworks and pieces are for sale. For inquiries contact Shoe Game Manila at 0909-663-1090 for “The Art Area”; Galeria Bañez at 0917-312-3792 for “Back in the Day”; and Allen Tagle at 0917-872-8767 or visit for “Boop Boop: The Spoiled Brat”.