Top 10 Things To Do in Manila This Week: No Date Required!

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:

Mobile Photography 14-Corner Story: Mobile Photography Workshop

Capturing moments has become easy and convenient with a click of a button. People have been so open to sharing these snapshots in several social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. The frustrations that some encounter, however, come from the lack of skills in making their phone captured photos look more professional. Well, fret no more since Memory Crafters and Sheila Catilo will teach you how to present and express your photos with flair! In this session, topics to be discussed include: knowing your mobile phone functions, finding your photography style and editing before you click.

February 13, 2016 | 2:00-5:00PM
Kendo Creative, Shop 33, Cubao Expo, Cubao, Quezon City
P2,000 per person


50 Shades50 Shades! The Musical Parody

Inspired by the novel and movie sensation, Fifty Shades of Grey, comes a satire that is sure to entertain. The show presents an exaggerated mockery of the famous erotic movie, so get ready for some laughs! The comedic cast, a mix of local and foreign talents, will certainly amuse both fans of the material and newcomers.

Opens February 12, 2016 | Check link for exact show schedules
Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium 4th Floor, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave.cor. Gil Puyat Ave. Makati City
Prices vary depending on seats chosen
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amapalaya monologueAmpalaya Monologues

For the bitter and date-less! An assembly for those who have been unlucky in love. Hear several stories centered on heartaches and other challenges faced in relationships. Performed by Theater in Alternative Platforms (TAP), written by Mark Ghosn, Ampalaya Monologues will tackle ‘hugots’ or experiences and sentiments that have sharply pulled on people’s heartstrings. There will also be spoken word, musical and live art performances, as well as an open mic session.

February 13-14, 2016 | 4:00PM
Splice Resto Bar, Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City
P200 per person (includes 1 free drink)


Fringe ManilaFringe Manila

Manila’s Arts Festival is back to present the artistic works of local and international artists. From theater to poetry, to music, dance, and visual arts, this event succeeds to promote Manila as an arts destination on a larger scale. Fringe Manila will go on for 18 days, with line-up’s happening on different dates and venues. The Fringe Festival started in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947 and had been held in several other countries around the world to promote different performances and to celebrate arts and culture. 

Performances and exhibits run from February 11-28, 2016
Check their website for updates on exact program details


metro manila prideMetro Manila Pride Queer Arts Festival

With the theme: “Queerception: A Multi-Arts Festival Within a Multi-Arts Festival”, comes an extraordinary collaboration of talents from the LGBTQIA arts community. The gathering is part of the Fringe Manila Festival showcasing visual artists, films, musical performances and spoken word artists. Door charge is a suggested donation where the proceeds will go towards funding the Metro Manila Pride Campaign.

February 13, 2016 | 7:00PM
Pineapple Lab, 6071, R. Palma Street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City
Suggested donation of P250 per person

Wine CrawlThe 6th Wine Crawl          

Organized by the International Wine and Food Society- Manila Ladies Branch, this occasion will feature more than 70 wines from around the world that will be showcased for sampling. The event, which is in collaboration with ten top wine merchants, will be offering finger food, souvenirs and special discounts on bottle purchases.

February 13, 2016 | 3:00-7:30PM
SOMA, Green Sun Arts Center, 2285 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City
P2,000 per person


ABVFundamentals of Craft Cocktails: Volume 1

Take a class in mixology and learn the basics of making cocktail drinks. Those who will attend will learn from and be guided by Alcohol By Volume’s (ABV) skilled bartenders. Join them behind the bar and discover the tools and glassware used in concocting these libations, just like the famous classic Whiskey Sour. Volume 1 of ABV’s Masterclasses focuses on stirred and shaken drinks.

February 13, 2016 | 3:30-5:00PM
ABV Cocktail and Absinthe Bar, Basement Floor, 22 Jupiter St. cor. Galaxy St., Bel-Air, Makati City
P1,920 per person

SynergySynergy Sessions Community Gathering

Flow Arts Philippines and the Adinkra Lumads Djembe communities will be getting together to present a fire + flow art + drum experience. This global practice of “meet ups” happen between the communities so that artists can come together to celebrate the beauty seen in fire dancing and to appreciate harmonies from the beating of the drums. Expect to see live DJ’s and open flow art and djembe workshops for those interested.

February 12, 2016 | 9:00PM-2:00AM
B-Side, The Collective, Malugay St., Makati
Admission is free

DoodlingBasic Doodling Workshop

Learn the technique of unstructured drawing or doodling. This 3-hour class is the perfect way to hone your creative side so you can turn those aimless drawings you used to do while you were bored in class into actual art! These quirky doodles have become such a trend that they are now seen printed everywhere, from apparel to household items like mugs and trays. The class will be taught by Adventures of a Travel Doodler.

February 13, 2016 | 2:00-5:00PM
Café Laya, Unit 113 EGI Taft Tower, 2339 Taft Ave., Manila
P1,500 per person

whisky (1)Whisky 101 Class

Take a beginner’s class on whisky and learn the differences between Scotch and Japanese whisky. The latter has recently gained much popularity compared to its Scottish counterpart. Find out their distinguishing tastes and flavors and what makes others prefer one over the other. In previous classes, a minimum of three whiskies will be available for tasting that will be served with complimentary appetizers.

February 15, 2016 | 6:00-7:00PM
LIT Manila, Serendra, Bonifacio Global City
P1,500 per person

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