If you have gone to a few dates, you know that it’s often the usual fare: having dinner at a fancy restaurant, seeing the latest hit movie, or going to a gig of a famous band. Steer clear of these for the time being, and invite your beau for something different. Here are a few events happening in the Metro that can make your quality time together more interesting.

1. Watch a play.
When was the last time you sat in a performance theater? Go see Repertory Philippines’ Almost Maine, a play that will be running until March 13 at Greenbelt 1. A story about finding lost and discovering new love, you’ll get to see the unfolding of something magical in things that are ordinary.

2. Watch a musical.
See the longest-running musical Les Misérables as it opens at the Solaire starting March 11! Relive the classic tale of Jean, Fantine, Cosette, and Eponine during the Revolution that swept across the heart of France.

3. Grab some grub.

Do something way different from that romantic candle-lit dinner and head on to Signa Designer Residences in Makati for Valero Eat Street on March 11. Enjoy an awesome spread of delicacies from around the world that will surely satisfy your cravings.

4. Visit a museum.
Soak in a bit of arts and culture at the National Museum, and view everything from the paintings of Juan Luna to the archeological finds from hundreds of years ago. The good news is that the entrance is free for all women this Women’s Month, so you’ll just have to pay for your partner!

5. See a stand-up comedian.

This is something that your man will most probably appreciate. Famous Filipino-American comedian Rex Navarete is coming to town for Rex Navarrete is HellaB’lu, happening at the Music Museum on March 12. Not only are you in for a night of political-themed jokes, hardcore sarcasm, and crazy laughter, you’ll also be helping out elementary students in public schools in Marikina. The proceeds of this event will go to Ateneo High School’s Tulong Dunong Project.

6. Join a cultural festival.

Literally add color to your relationship by jumping in this year’s Holi Festival on March 20 at SM by the Bay. Known as India’s Festival of Colors, celebrate by throwing colored powder called gulal, sharing food with the community, and dancing the night away to head-bopping Indian music!

7. Check out a fashion exhibit.
Celebrating Women’s Month this March alongside their 30th anniversary, SM Megamall presents Wildflower: A Fashion Retrospective on style icon Tessa Rufino Prieto-Valdes. Amidst all the minimalist fashion trending, one woman dares to stand out! Like wildflowers that come in varied species and kinds, the exhibit portrays women from all walks of life. Through each of her dresses, we share a vibrant story worth telling. The exhibit will run from March 8-18, 2016 at the Mega Fashion Hall.

SCREENCAP: The Pretty One/Provenance Pictures/RCR Pictures (2013)

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