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Weekend hangs: Book fairs, coffee expos, and more amazing events to kickstart June

By Harold Lemon Tubiano Published Jun 03, 2023 4:52 pm

Summer season is almost over (for some) but that doesn't make fun and creativity end.

In the city, the Philippine Book Festival—the biggest one yet—is taking place, with live performances, talks and workshops. There is also a coffee expo, where you can sample coffee from all over the country and learn about the latest brewing techniques. And if you're looking for fun activities, there's an upcoming concert later this week plus a culminating event hosted by an electronics brand.

Ahead, PhilSTAR Life has made a list of events you can attend to make this weekend worthwhile. 

Philippine Book Festival

Calling all bookworms! Gather at the Philippine Book Festival at the World Trade Center this June 2-4. This three-day event is an initiative of the National Book Development (NBDB) and the National Library of the Philippines that is open to the public with the goal to connect readers and authors through exciting workshops and amazing exhibits. 

Worry no more because registration and entrance are absolutely free, just go to and register.

Philippine Coffee Expo 

You can spice up your reading and storytelling with a nice cup of coffee. Philippine Coffee Expo 2023 is brewing some delicious on-the-go drinks while offering a whirlwind of excitement through plenary talks, and coffee-related extravaganza with other cafe lovers like you. 

Walk-ins are welcome at the World Trade Center just make sure to secure your badges at the Registration area in the Hall A lobby or visit

Samsung’s Epic After Hours event

Samsung invites you to experience the Galaxy S23 series’ features through Samsung's Epic After Hours event, which has experiential booths, stunning art installations, and fantastic activities.

Get to meet the country’s top content creators including TV personality and vlogger Wil Dasovich, photojournalist Jilson Tiu, Millennial director Pepe Diokno, and many more. 

The event runs from May 25 to June 3, with a culminating event happening on the last day at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater, BGC at 5:30 p.m. Don't miss the chance to win the latest Galaxy devices by exploring each booth and completing the tasks in your passport. 

Visit for more information. 

Walk Beyond concert launch

Too busy to go out for a concert? Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker launched a new campaign, Walk Beyond, that comes with the first real-time VR and AR concert in the Metaverse. This virtual concert, produced in partnership with Hypebeast, will take place on Friday, June 9 and will be headlined by James Reid and South Korean singer Hyoyeon.

Be one of the 20 lucky winners to receive VIP access and 2 exclusive Meta Quest VR headsets that they will use to watch the event by purchasing a bottle of Black Label at S&R, 7-11, and the official Diageo store in Lazada or Shopee. 

Enter the raffle competition online by scanning the bottle's QR code.