11 Events in Manila This Week that You Should Not Miss (Jan 27-Feb2)

Here at Ellry, we’re all about making everyday feel like an adventure. We’ve got ideas on how to make the most of your time, even when you’re not leaving town! Find things to do in Manila with Ellry’s weekly guide:

Sunset Beabeats-and-eatsts and Eats

Enjoy good food and music as you watch the sun go down at The Grove by Rockwell. Exciting offers await as The Grove Retail Row’s restaurants serve up delicious treats that are sure to tickle the taste buds. There will be musical performances by True Faith to keep you entertained through the night.

January 30, 2016 | 5:00PM
The Grove by Rockwell, Pasig City
Admission is free


Parent-Child CookingParent-Child Cooking by Chef Mira of Spell Kitchen

Here at Ellry, we try to feature events that will be fun for you and the family. Fortunately, Back of the House will be offering a class both parents and children can take. In this session, preparation of all-time favorite recipes will be shown. Chef Mira Angeles of Spell Kitchen is known for her dips and dressings. Spell Kitchen sells a variety of bottled goodies with exciting flavors such as bacon caramel cheese butter and strawberries and cream.

January 31, 2016 | 10:00AM
Back of the House, FCL Center, 15 Xavierville Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
P2,500 for one pair of parent and child

graphikaGraphika Manila

Attend this renowned design event as they exhibit and discuss the newest trends in animation, web design and more. The conference will also feature some notable speakers both from the local and foreign scene. Included in the line-up are Valerie Chua, a painter from the Philippines, who has worked with Keds and Clinique, as well as Luke Choice and Richard de Hoxar from Vault 49, an internationally award-winning design studio in New York City whose clients include Coca-Cola, Adidas, and Hyundai.

January 30-31, 2016 | 10:00AM to 5:00PM
SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
P2,600 per person and P2,300 for students


letteringLettering Workshop by Gemma O’Brien

Gemma O’ Brien is an Australian artist and designer, specializing in lettering, illustration and typography. She will be teaching the differences between “drawing” and “writing”, and the basics of pointed brush pen technique, to name a few. She is also one of the distinguished speakers featured in the upcoming Graphika Manila.

January 28, 2016 | 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Gallery at A Space Manila, 110 Legazpi Street, Makati City
P4,950 per person  (includes workshop materials)


Paper FlowersGiant Paper Rose Workshop at Craft MNL

Craft MNL, a place where artisans and crafters can share their skills and tips, brings us yet another exciting workshop. Paper florist, Ging Santos will be showing her talents in creating paper flowers. These lovely paper blooms have recently become more popular as seen in events, showcased as backdrops or centerpieces.

January 30, 2016 | 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Craft MNL, Unit 302, Pamana-Languages Building, 926 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City
P1,750 per person



Papercutting & Slab Pottery Workshops at Hey Kessy

Manila-based crafter, Mansy Abesamis, will be holding two back-to-back workshops at Hey Kessy Studio. First up in the morning is a papercutting workshop where attendees will be able to learn how to make intricate papercut designs that can be framed as artworks or given as gifts. In the afternoon, Mansy will be teaching the art of slab pottery. These works of art are not only pretty but can also be used at home as students will be taught how to make plates, bowls, and mugs out of ceramic clay.

January 31, 2016 | 9:00AM to 12:00NN Papercutting workshop
1:00PM to 4:00PM Slab Pottery workshop
Hey Kessy Studio, 71-B Esteban Abada St., Loyola Heights,
Quezon City
P2,000 (Papercutting, inclusive of materials)
P3,500 (Slab Pottery, inclusive of materials and snacks)

35abadaEat Art Gig Weekend Bazaar

Look no further as one event brings together arts, music and, good food all in one place! Expect to see unique, homemade or handmade products as well as scrumptious food just like Chorizo Burgers from Beardy’s Hungry Hut or a selection of sweets from Drool for More. Some of you may want to learn something new- Knit Manila will be holding a two-day basic knitting workshop that both beginners and seasoned knitters will appreciate. Make sure to stay for the ‘Gig’ part of the event as performances will be shown at night!


January 30-31, 2016 | 1:00PM to 9:00PM
35 Abada Food & Artistry, 35 Esteban Abada Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Admission is free
P2,000 per person for the Knit Manila workshop

le-jardin-wineLe Jardin Manila: Wine and Dine Night

Gail Sotelo who has an international certification through the Wines & Spirits Education Trust of London, together with celebrity chef Jonas Ng of “Chef Next Door”, who was trained under French Chef Gils Brault of Les Trois in Ho Chi Minh City, will be hosting a special dinner featuring a 5-course set with wine pairing. Armed with their expertise, diners are sure to learn from the best on what flavors and notes of different types of wines are compatible with certain dishes.

January 27, 2016 | 6:00PM
Le Jardin Manila, Penthouse, W Fifth Building, 5th Avenue corner 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City
P5,000+ per person includes 5-course meal with wine


Pop-Up Night CinemaPop-Up Night Cinema at Circuit Makati

Go on a movie marathon outdoors underneath the stars. A perfect opportunity to bond with friends or family, Circuit Makati brings you a one-of-a-kind movie screening experience. Showing on January 30 are Mama Mia and Les Miserables and on January 31 are Grease and Notting Hill. So bring some popcorn and picnic blankets and maybe some tissues, too!

January 30-31, 2016 | Showing starts at 6:00PM
The Deck at Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, Hipodromo Street, Makati City
Admission is free


food-photographyFood Photography with Artu Nepomuceno

If you’re looking to expand your skills to include professional food photography to the list, or even just to polish up your food photos on your Instagram or food blog, then this is the class for you. Professional photographer, Artu Nepomuceno will be discussing the following topics: essential food styling techniques, gear, shooting styles, post-production processes, and fundamental business principles. Although it would be helpful, it is not required to bring a DSLR camera. Those with their smartphones are also still welcome to join.

January 30, 2016 | 9:00AM to 12:00NN
Casa Italia, Forbestown Road, Burgos Park, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
P1,600 (Buy 1 Take 1 rate)

aussieAussie Chill Out Cook Out 2016

Come celebrate Australia Day with no less than a “Barbie” (BBQ) buffet. The delicious food will be paired with Hardy’s and Banrock Station wines. 2016 marks 70 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and the Philippines. Let’s continue to strengthen our bond over food and wine!

January 29, 2016 | 6:00PM
Wave Restaurant at the pool deck of the City Of Dreams Manila,
Asean Avenue corner Roxas Blvd., Paranaque City
P1,500 net per person


Got a tip for something hot happening next week? Let us know and it might just make our list!

Main Photo by Tommy Low

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