10 Delightful Happenings in Manila This Week

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 out what’s happening in Manila with Ellry’s weekly guide.

01 Christmas CarnivaleChristmas Carnivale Bazaar

Still cramming for your Christmas shopping? Look no further because you might find what you are looking for at the Christmas Carnivale Bazaar. Go on a spree with the entire family where you and your kids can enjoy some balloon twisters, jugglers, clowns, and other carnival attractions. Shop till you drop while you support the projects of Zonta Club of Alabang in providing maternal health talks, initiatives addressing violence on women and children, and other programs for women in the community. You can also hang out at the food court for some great eats as you listen to Christmas carols and other entertainment.

December 9 – 11, 2016 | 9:00AM – 9:00PM
Cuenca Park, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa
Fee: Free admission
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02 Chef JessieCulinary Elite Series

It’s not everyday that you get to be in the same room with someone who’s cooked for Pope Francis. You’ll get that chance if you take this culinary series under Chef Jessie Sincioco! Cooking for the Pope isn’t her claim to fame. She was the grand prize winner of the 1983 Great Maya Cookfest – Baking Category, and she helped set up Le Souffle, JCS Gastronomie Inc., Top Of The Citi by Chef Jessie and Chef Jessie Rockwell Club. A homegrown Maya Kitchen chef, she is back to teach aspiring chefs how to make a lip-smacking feast for a Christmas shindig. Level up your culinary skills and learn how to impress your guests with such flavorful cooking. We wish you a yummy Christmas!

December 10, 2016 | 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center, 835 Pasay Road, Makati, Legazpi Village, Makati
Fee: Php2,000

03 Paper CuttingPapercutting Workshop

Adorn your Christmas tree and your home with papercut decors that you yourself made! Send out Christmas cards and embellish your gifts with artful papercuts. Let your presents stand out and make your loved ones know it’s from you with your personalized carved papers. Manila-based papercut artist, jewelry designer, and crafter Mansy Abesamis will introduce you to the fun world of papercutting as you discover how to apply such skills this holiday season. Just bring along your enthusiasm, plus the fee, as materials will be provided at the workshop. Enroll in this class and see if you will make the cut.

December 10, 2016 | 11:00AM – 2:00PM
Hey Kessy Shop, Urban Turf, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Fee: Php2,000
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04 Latte ArtLatte Art Workshop

Have a warm, delightful Christmas as you whip some latte for your friends and family. Strike an exciting exchange among your visitors and let your coffee designs be a conversation piece in reunions and get-togethers. Barista Café is bringing one more workshop on latte art before we cap the year 2016 for a last chance for coffee lovers to learn this exciting skill. It’s easy to create some amazing patterns that will make coffee time livelier than ever. As a treat this Christmas season, Barista Café is giving 20% off on the workshop fee to those who screenshot their e-promo on Facebook. Oooh, we like that a latte!

December 10, 2016 | 1:00PM – 6:00PM
Kendo Creative, Shop 33, Cubao Expo, Cubao, Quezon City
Fee: Php4,000 (regular); Php3,200 (with 20% discount)

05 Bicycle Demo2nd Philippine Bicycle Demo

Expect a bigger, cooler and merrier Philippine Bicycle Demo on its second run! It is one grand bicycle celebration as different kinds of bikes are on display and up for some demo run – an exciting event that bike lovers are looking forward to. Whether you are leaning towards lifestyle bikes or road bikes or if you are scouting for some mountain bikes, all-terrain bikes or folding bikes, the 2nd Philippine Bicycle Demo is the place for you. Various global brands and known Philippine cyclists will come together in this one-day event.

December 11, 2016 | 6:00AM – 6:00PM
Pacific Rim Grounds, Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa
Pre-reg Fee: Php100 (Basic entrance); Php250 (Additional option with raffle and shirt); Php350 (Kiddie bike race)
Onsite Fee: Php150 (Basic entrance); Php300 (Additional option with raffle and shirt); Php450 (Kiddie bike race)
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06 Hope RunHope Run 2016

You don’t need to have superpowers to be a hero. You can help and bring hope to children with special needs – those with autism, ADHD, and Down Syndrome – by participating in the Hope Run 2016, organized by Kids Journey and Life Coach. When you join the marathon, you will receive a singlet, a race bib, finisher’s shirt (for 10K runners only), finisher’s medal (for 5K and 10K runners only), sponsor loot bag hydration, raffle prizes, and a hero’s cape, to signify that with your involvement in raising awareness and funds for special kids, you also become a hero to them.

December 11, 2016 | 4:00AM – 10:00AM
34th St. corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Fee: Php500 (1.5K); Php700 (3K); Php800 (5K); Php900 (10K)
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07 Back of the HouseDishes to Add to Christmas Dinner

So, you have your pasta, salad, desserts and lechon de leche ready for your sumptuous Noche Buena feast. These are your staple as preparing them has become a tradition. You want to make this year different and exceptionally unique by adding a thing or two on your Christmas dinner. Good thing there’s a class that will teach you how to cook dishes you can add to your Christmas meal. Know how to create your own sweet potato gratin, Pan Roasted Chicken, and orange with whipped cream cheese to surprise your family members. What a way to have an extra joyous Christmas.

December 11, 2016 | 3:00PM
Back of the House, FCL Center, 15 Xavierville Ave, Quezon City
Fee: Php1,800
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08 Holiday Wreath MakingHoliday Wreath Making and Christmas Table Accent DIY

Advent and Christmas wreaths trace their origins to as early as 16th century. To date, it is a popular holiday symbol that we see in churches, homes, and establishments. Craft your own wreath that you can hang on your doors or style your Christmas table to make it appealing for your Christmas meals. Take advantage of the last workshop for the year of School of Styling Philippines. Not only can you apply what you learn here to your own homes, but also to those of your friends and relatives. Materials, certificate, loot bags and snack will be provided during the workshop.

December 11, 2016 | 10:30AM and 2:30PM
Glorietta 5 Atrium, Ayala Center, Ayala Avenue, Makati
Fee: Php3,500

09 Boozy Ice CreamBoozy Ice Cream

Christmas is not only for kids but also for the kids-at-heart. Let adults feel like children again by including boozy ice cream flavors in your food offerings. Discover how to create your own ice cream under the instruction of Chef Patty Loanzon, the person behind Epicurio Inc., a full food service business. You can learn a lot from this Silver Spoon Awardee on how to make Mojito Sorbet, Apples and Brandy Ice Cream, Coffee Kahlua Ice Cream, Coconut Rum and Roasted Macadamia Ice Cream, Irish Coffee and Coco Nibs, and Pretty Woman (or Strawberry and White Wine) through this demo with student participation.

December 12, 2016 | 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Heny Sison Culinary School, 33 Boni Serrano Avenue, Quezon City
Fee: Php2,800
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10 Beethoven SymphonyBeethoven’s 9th Symphony (Season Finale)

The Manila Symphony Orchestra is concluding its 90th year celebration through the undying 9th Symphony and the magnificent Ode to Joy of Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the greatest composers of all time. It also marks the finale of the 60th year of the Philippine-Japanese relations, as the Japan Foundation partners with MSO to bring you this chorale fantasy. The Season Finale features Arturo Molina as conductor, along with Margarita Gomez Gianelli as soprano, Camille Lopez Molina as mezzo soprano, Tastsuya Higuchi as tenor, and Mr. Yuichi Toyoshima as baritone. Also on piano is Hiroko Sato as a guest performer.

December 14, 2016 | 8:00PM – 10:00PM
Meralco Theater, Ortigas Ave. corner Meralco Ave., Pasig
Fee: Php783.75 (Bronze B); Php836 (Bronze A); Php888.25 (Silver B); Php940.50 (Silver A); Php992.75 (Gold C); Php1,045 (Gold B); Php1,97.25 (Gold A); 50% off for students (must present ID and over the counter only)
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