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15 Exciting Events 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:

Sinag-Maynila-Independent-Film-FestivalSinag Maynila Independent Film Festival

Take your friends on a group date and watch films that “reflect the Filipino culture while illustrating messages that will resonate globally”. This year’s line-up includes “Dyamper” by Mes de Guzman, “Expressway” by Ato Bautista, “Lila” by Gino M. Santos, “MRS.” by Adolf Alix Jr., and “TPO (Temporary Protection Order)” by Joselito Altarejos. The full-length films were created in close collaboration with Sinag Maynila CEO and Founder Wilson Tieng and internationally acclaimed film director Brillante Mendoza.

April 21–26, 2016
SM Cinemas (check links for details)
Ticket rates vary per cinema
Festival passes: Php699 (Limited edition2016 E-Plus Card and access to films)
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Bulan at KarawitanBulan at Karawitan (Moon and Music)

This event is part of the “Diliman Earth Fair”, an outdoor festival to celebrate Earth Day 2016 and was inspired by the moon viewing ceremonies practiced in Japan and other parts of Asia. Performances include music from UP Tugtugang Musika Asyatika (UP Tugma), Auit Vocal Ensemble and works by UP Composers of New Music (CONEMUS). So come and enjoy a night of music, arts and food- all while admiring the beauty of the moon!

April 22, 2016 | 7:00PM
University Ampitheater, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Admission is free

Hot-Yoga-ImmersionHot Yoga Immersion

Join Ryan Chester of Yoga+ as he leads you to generating deeper awareness of making your body go in sync with hot yoga poses. There will be Posture Labs where you will learn the benefits and anatomy of standing poses as well as seated and floor poses. There will also be Hot A and Hot B master classes where you will be able to deepen each pose. Expect to walk out of the event with a rewarding practice of balance of determination and patience.

April 23-24, 2016 | 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Yoga Plus, 3/F Cambridge tower, Salcedo Village Makati City
Rates: P2,999 (1-day pass) and P5,499 (2-day pass)

interior-styling-101Interior Styling 101

Revamp your home into a stylish and dramatic looking abode! Learn basic furniture arrangement, color harmonies, and more with the Interior Styling 101 workshop with Bam Basbas. His background includes a Masters Degree in Interior Design at the University of the Philippines-Diliman and has 11 years experience styling residential and hospitality spaces. He currently teaches at his alma mater and is a contributing writer for My Home, Condo Living, and more.

April 23, 2016 | 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Venue: TBA
Workshop fee: Php4,000

Bow-Wow-Benefit-DinnerBow & Wow Benefit Dinner for CARA Welfare Philippines

Pet lovers, take your fluffy buddies on a dinner date for a cause at the Bow & Wow Benefit Dinner which will be hosted by the lovely Tessa Prieto-Valdez. Gaita Fores’ Cibo di M will serve a scrumptious buffet for the humans and Bow & Wow and ALL4PETSParty will make our lovely pets enjoy a mouth-watering pet buffet. Games and other fun and unique programs will keep the party alive so everyone — pets and their parents — will have a great time! Proceeds will go to CARA to pay for medical care, food and shelter for dogs and cats.

April 23, 2016 | 5:00 PM
Robinsons Magnolia Garden, Quezon City
Tickets: Php3,000 with pets and Php2,000 without pet

The-BlissmakerieThe Blissmakerie

The Parenting Emporium, Bizu Catering Studio, and The School of Styling collaborate to bring moms together in The Blissmakerie: Mom’s Edition. It is a great way to hear stories from other moms who made their way towards achieving their dreams through ‘mompreneuriship’. Be inspired by mom entrepreneurs so you can start a mom & baby business, brand or blog! To register, contact The Parenting Emporium at 0917-8110821.

June 5, 2016 *| 2:00PM – 5:00PM
The Parenting Emporium, 29 1st St., Quezon City
Tickets price: Php1,600
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*Schedule was changed from April 23

TWO-Words Anonymous Second Anniversary ShowTWO: Words Anonymous’ Second Anniversary Show

In celebration of their second anniversary, Words Anonymous is putting together a night of Spoken Word performances. Take a look back at their best works since day one up to their latest pieces. Collaborations that sparked between two (or more) creative minds will also tug on our hearts. It will be a night of love, brokenness, dreams and everything in between!

April 23, 2016 | 8:00PM
PETA Theater Center, No.5 Eymard Drive, Quezon City
Ticket Price: Php500


Chinese Painting ReschedChinese Painting Summer Workshop

Learn how to paint flowers like dahlia, bougainvillea, narcissus, and azalea, as well as grapes with Pieh Tsai Shiu-Yuin (Arsenia Lim). This 10-Saturdays workshop is for adults with intermediate painting experience. Creating your own traditional Chinese painting will calm your mind and hone your painting skills while meeting new friends! The registration fee excludes materials, but they are available for sale during your first session.

May 7-July 9, 2016* | 2:00 – 5:00PM
Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza, Makati City
Workshop fee: Php6,500
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*Schedule was changed from April 23-June 25

HACKATHON-AngelHack Manila 2016HACKATHON: AngelHack Manila 2016

Who says techies don’t know how to socialize? AngelHack Hackathon is the grand meet-up of coders, innovators, and change-makers around the world. Aside from the activities that come with awesome prizes such as a chance to fly to Silicon Valley, participants will love learning new skill sets while collaborating with like-minded individuals. And of course, there will be lots of food to keep everyone going! For more info, shoot an email to info@angelhack.com.

April 23-24, 2016 | 8:00AM – 8:00PM
A Space – Philippines, 110 Legazpi Street, Makati City
Ticket price: Php470
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The Arts of PhotographyPhotography: Shooting with Studio Lights

As part of the “The Arts of Photography Workshop” series, a collaboration between Road to Retail and photographer Kristin Cornejo, this session will focus on making ambient lighting, clean and creative studio lighting, how to shoot products and portraits as well as learn post-processing studio shoots using Photoshop. Attendees are expected to bring their own professional cameras and laptop equipped with Adobe Photoshop. Check their Facebook page to see the other photography workshops included in the series.

April 23, 2016 | 9:00AM – 1:00PM
The Office Project Coworking Studio, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Registration fee: Php 2,500 per session

Gift of LightGive the Gift of Light: An Earth Day Celebration

Let you and your child experience being a Solar Engineer for a day and help provide light to the homes of each family in the Dumagat Tribe, an isolated village in Nueva Ecija. You will learn how to build an eco-friendly technology called the Liter of Light. This humble act of kindness will make a big difference in the life of a tribe that takes 19 river crossings and 3 hours trekking to reach. If you wish to make a donation, contact caringcup@coffeebean.com.ph.

April 23, 2016 | 3:00PM – 5:00PM
26th Street Bistro By Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Taguig
Registration fee: Php 950
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ParanormalMarikina Paranormal Tour

Experience the history of certain spots in Marikina and the paranormal stories behind them by joining the Marikina Paranormal Tour. These spots have been investigated by a Paranormal Expert Tour Guide who will be donating a part of the tour proceeds to his chosen charity. Go ahead, invite your friends and spend your Saturday in a unique way. You don’t get introduced to spirits and entities every weekend!

April 23, 2016 | 5:00PM onwards
Tropical Hut in Riverbanks Arcade, Marikina City
Registration fee: Php 100

Celdran Sit InThe Silent Sit-In Before the Presidential Debates

The ever politically outspoken Carlos Celdran is inviting all of you to join him for a gathering which people can consider a safe zone to stop all the hate that has been circulating regarding the upcoming elections. Speeches, loud bands and shouting are not to be permitted at the event. People are encouraged to share food, enjoy each other’s company and have quiet conversations.

April 24, 2016 | 4:00PM
Burnham Green Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park, Manila City
Admission is free

Tourism Expo STourism, Lifestyle and Business Expo

Bring the whole gang to Glorietta Activity Center for a fully-packed three-day expo showcasing products and services that are in your summer shopping list. Health and beauty enthusiasts will love the wide range of choices from all participating vendors. Travel junkies would definitely enjoy deciding which item on their bucket list to tick off next! And hey, did we mention Miss Tourist Philippines is part of this event? For more details, contact Mabel Balatbat at mabelbalatbat@exlinkevents.com.

April 26-28, 2016 | 10:00AM – 9:00PM
Glorietta Activity Center, Makati
Admission is free

Entertaining with StyleEntertaining in Style

Impress everyone with a great party after top Manila interior stylist Rachelle Wenger guides you on how to put together a gathering in a nicely-styled home, well-planned menu, and dazzling activities. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn the tips and tricks of turning your own abode into an impressive venue!

April 27-28, 2016 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM
The Study Podium at Enderun, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
Workshop fee: Php4,000
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