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15 Fun Things to do in Manila This Week

Here at Ellry, we’re all about making every day 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:

Mandala-Painting-on-PlatesMandala Painting on Plates

A mandala is a geometric figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism. Spiritually connect with the universe by exploring your imagination and creativity by joining this workshop hosted by Memory Crafters and Manila Workshops. Learn how to paint Mandalas on Plates. The registration fee comes with workshop materials, food and drinks and more!

April 15, 2016 | 1:00PM – 4:30PM
Bronze’s Shabu Shabu Samgyupsal, Marikina City
Registration fee: Php 2,000

Happy-Space-A-Stationery-and-Supplies-FairHappy Space: A Stationery and Supplies Fair

Be inspired with preppy notepads, cool pens, crafts and awesome special supplies! Head to National Bookstore to grab great finds and join the first ever Happy Space: A Stationery and Supplies Fair. Freebies, giveaways, and surprises await everyone!

April 15-17, 2016 | 10:00AM – 9:00PM
Glorietta Activity Center
Admission is free

Summer-Komikon-2016Summer Komikon 2016

It’s going to be a one big expo! Join fellow komiks enthusiasts as you meet creators of well-loved comics. Join fun trivia games, watch film screenings, check out the Indie komiks tiangge while getting a chance to bring home awesome freebies. You are in for an awesome time at the Summer Komikon 2016!

April 16, 2016 |10:00AM – 7:00PM
Bayanihan Center, Pasig City
Ticket price: Php 100

Basic-Photography-WorkshopHenry’s Professional Basic Photography Workshop

Do you want to shoot photos like a pro? Take the first step and learn the basics of photography. The Henry’s Professional Camera and Photo Supply offers this one-day photography workshop for everyone – no prior photography experience required! For more information, contact workshops@m2studio.biz

April 16, 2016 | 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Big Brother Manila, Makati City
Registration fee: Php 1,000

Design-Week-PhilippinesDesign Week Philippines

Aimed to cultivate creativity and innovation, Design Week Philippines is a celebration gathering the varying disciplines and platforms of artistry and design. The seven-day event will also showcase exhibits, screenings and workshops inside the culture-rich walls of Intramuros Manila. Also featured in this event are Slingshot Philippines, which features a National Conference on Startups and Innovation as well as Manila FAME, the country’s premier design and lifestyle event. Click the link for details.

April 16-24, 2016 | 8:00AM
Intramuros, Manila

Floral-Sketching-and-Weaving-WorkshopFloral Sketching + Weaving

In partnership with Design Week PH, Life After Breakfast and I Try DIY are teaming up to give your crafty hands something to do this week. In this workshop, learn how to combine the craft of sketching flowers and weaving to create a beautiful wristlet purse. All materials such as artist pens, brushes, sketch pads, weaving looms, and sewing materials are included in the workshop kit.

April 16, 2016 | 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Barbara’s Cafe, Casa Manila, Intramuros
Workshop fee: Php 3,800 (2 workshops)

BDJ-WOMENS-SUMMITBDJ Women’s Summit: Women Helping Women

Meet like-minded women who have the courage to talk about society’s issues in the BDJ Women’s Summit. It is a great venue to discuss causes and initiatives to create a meaningful social impact. The speakers include 2016 Vice Presidential candidate Rep. Leni Robredo and Senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros. Some of the topics to be discussed are financial freedom and women in leadership.

April 16, 2016 | 10:00AM – 9:00PM
Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier, Taguig
Registration fee: Php 750

Milo-Nutri-Up-FitconMilo Nutri Up Fitcon

Be part of the biggest gathering of fitness organizations. Join fitness classes such as yoga and CrossFit or learn about health and fitness from experts such as a Raw Vegan Food and yoga workshop with Kimberly de Leon of Rock&Raw. Enjoy freebies and discounts from participating brands. Expect to see the likes of Under Armour, Gold’s Gym, yoga+ and more. Come and level up your game!

April 16, 2016 | 7:00AM
Globe Circuit Event Grounds, Makati City
Entrance fee: Php 150
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Nivea-SlidefestNivea Slidefest

You are in for a 1000 feet of slide-down happiness with the NIVEA Slidefest! Party all night, enjoy exciting activities, indulge at the food festival, and cap it off with performances from Asia’s Got Talent’s The Intensity Breakers. This is the biggest slip and slide event in Asia you surely don’t want to miss!

April 16-17, 2016 | 8:00AM-10:00PM
Pacific Rim Street, Filinvest City, Alabang
Registration: Starts at Php 600
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The-Write-Stuff-A-Writing-Lab-for-TeensThe Write Stuff: A Writing Lab for Teens

Hone your teens’ writing skills and let them discover their voices in fiction, feature and journal writing from the founders of Writer’s Block Philippines and Talecraft Creator, Ria Lu. Sign your teens up for “The Write Stuff: A Writing Lab for Teens”. For inquiries, contact 09173979927 or email writersblock.ph@gmail.com.

April 16, 2016 | 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street Global City, Taguig
Registration fee: Php 3,000
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ROX-Outdoor-FestivalROX Outdoor Festival

ROX will be hosting a two-day outdoor festival which will gather booth activities from their top outdoor brands and partners. Expect to see adventure groups, tour operators and environmental organizations so you can get all you need for the full outdoor experience. Get your grips ready, as you can join and top in The Zero Gravity National Lead Climbing Competition. Would you rather miss this great outdoor challenge? Sign up now! Details on the competition can be found here.

April 16-17, 2016 | 10:00AM-9:00PM
Bonifacio High Street Amphitheatre
Registration is free

10a-Alabama-Handmade-Arts-and-Crafts-Fair10a Alabama Handmade Arts and Crafts Fair

Indulge in an artsy-crafty summer and be part of the 10a Alabama Handmade Arts and Crafts Fair where you can support our local handcrafters and artists. Prepare your storage of crafty finds as you will surely enjoy shopping for discounted specialty items. Enjoy activities such as a wood block painting session with Resurrection Furniture and Found Objects Gallery who teamed up with Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan. Check this link for more details on the activity.

April 16-17, 2016 | 12:00PM – 7:00PM
10a Alabama St. Brgy. Kristong Hari, Quezon City
Admission is free

Intramuros-PasyalIntramuros Pasyal

Your free time this summer is also a chance to go to places where you can rediscover Manila’s rich culture through its oldest streets. Be part of the Intramuros Pasyal 2016, and fill the streets with color, art, live performances, and delicious food, among others. Join the fair as a vendor or performer, too. This event is part of Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions’ (CITEM) Design Week Philippines.

April 16-17, 2016 | 3:00PM – 10:00PM
Plazuela De Sta Isabel, Intramuros, Manila
Admission is free

Intro-to-BordeauxIntro to Bordeaux

Learn more about wines from the region of Bordeaux. Find out about the city, its famous wine and the brand from the famed French area. In this introductory class, sip and savor wines from Bordeaux and take home some knowledge on why this beloved wine is so special.

April 20, 2016 | 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Wine Story, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong
Registration fee: Php 3,000
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World-Street-Food-CongressWorld Street Food Congress

Food lovers, get excited as 25 stalls from 10 cities from all over the world come together in one great foodie event! Expect to see rare food offerings that come at affordable prices. There will also be Masterclass street style demos featuring chefs William Wongso, Peter Lloyd and more. Support humble hawkers as they spread the mission to preserve the world’s comfort street food culture.

April 20-24, 2016 | Opening Hours Vary
Federacion Drive cor. 9th Ave., Taguig
Admission is free
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