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:
Art enthusiasts, collectors, connoisseurs and students are in for a treat, as the 4th Art Fair Philippines is bigger than ever. There will be 40 participating galleries, talks on installation art and contemporary photography in the lecture lounge, and guided tours to art institutions across the metro. The special exhibit will star Brisbane-based Filipino artists Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan and for the first time include a photographer, At Maculangan.
February 18 to 21 | 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
5F to 7F, The Link Carpark, Parkway Drive, Ayala Avenue, Makati City
P150 per person (regular); P50 (students)
If you’re looking for the best deals on boating, watersports, diving, fishing and beach essentials, check out the 8th Philippine Boat Show and Nautical Lifestyle Expo. The three-day event will showcase a huge variety of services and products, including the first electric-powered jet surfboard in the country. Its highlight: a conference on sea conversation, marine security, coastal development and opportunities in the maritime leisure industry. The conference runs for two days and features local and international speakers.
Calling all bacon lovers! Back Of The House will be hosting a recreational Bacon and Beer Cooking Class featuring Chef Sharwin Tee. If you’ve seen him on his Lifestyle Network show, Curiosity Got the Chef, you probably know he loves adding a quirky spin to classic comfort foods. His bacon dishes for this class are no exception: TRIPLE B (bacon beef balls with avocado dip), bacon omurice, and fish fillet wrapped in bacon with mango salsa. A newbie in the kitchen? Don’t worry. You’ll be able to easily pull off these dishes over a round a beer.
February 20, 2016 | 6:00 PM
Ground Floor, FCL Center, 15 Xavierville Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
P1,800 per person
Leather makes for some of the most stylish and stunning accessories, especially when they’re exquisitely crafted. If you want to learn how to create your own leather cord organizer, cuff, pouch or pen case, don’t miss out on Hey Kessy’s Basic Leather Crafting workshop with Soul Flower. You’ll get to practice using leather-crafting tools, and attach hardware and try embroidery on leather. Each participant will be provided with 1 sq ft. genuine leather, 20 button snaps, two DMC embroidery threads, two embroidery needles, and a cutter, metal ruler, hammer, hole puncher, button snap setter and cutting board and mat.
February 20, 2016 | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hey Kessy Studio, 71-B Esteban Abada Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
P2,800 per person
GoodVybes Fest is at it again, bringing the best breakthrough foreign acts from the alternative and indie scenes. Among this year’s headliners are American indie-electronica band Passion Pit and the Glasgow-based synthpop trio Chvrches. On the local front, catch Assembly Generals, Brigada, Brisom, Emel & Mikhail, Kjwan, Moonwlk, Mulan, Samantha Nicole, and BP Valenzuela. Apart from the live performances, you can look forward to an array of exciting activities and booths, including water gun fights and gaming tents.
Ready to take on a fit and healthy lifestyle? Sign up for the various activities and talks at the LoveYourBody Fair and discover how you can become the best version of yourself. There’s a yoga session with Urban Ashram Yoga at 7:00 a.m., a Zumba class with Regine Tolentino at 8:00 a.m., and a running clinic with Jared Baliguat at 10:00 a.m. You can also pamper yourself with a facial, massage or manicure/pedicure and score new food, sports, exercise and beauty finds at the Wellness Bazaar.
February 20, 2016 | 7:00 AM (registration starts at 6:00 a.m.)
Greenfield District Central Park, Sumilang, Mandaluyong
P450 per person (all-access pass)
It doesn’t get any more colorful than this! SPECTRUM is the country’s biggest color festival. Partygoers will be in for a visual frenzy, as they’ll get to rave and dance while throwing colored powdered in the air and at each other (hence the white t-shirt dress code). Besides the free cocktail drink, free colored powder is in store for the first 100 participants and free t-shirts for the first 300. Just don’t forget to bring a valid ID.
Discover just how versatile polymer clay is with craft-preneur Peachy Alvarez of peachy.ph. Peachy will let you in on the basics of working with polymer clay, including techniques for sculpting intricate and adorable figurines and charms. She’ll also be sharing business tips, which should come in handy if you hope to sell your creations one day. Attendees will be given a complete polymer clay set and module, plus a certificate and freebies from the workshop’s sponsors.
February 20, 2016 | 1:00 PMto 4:00PM
Frank & Dean Cafe x Kitchen, Forbes Town, BGC, Taguig, Philippines
P2,300 per person
Want to get your zen on, bust a move, and have some poolside fun all in the same afternoon? Join the LiFE Yoga Pool Party! You’ll get to stretch it out in a 75-minute yoga class led by Mandy Del Rosario, then dance and chill to the beats of DJ Emel Rowe during a movement meditation session with Bea Tabunar. A raffle and games also await participants. Have a splashing good time celebrating and embracing wellness.
February 20, 2016 | 11:00 AM (registration starts at 10:30 a.m.)
The Palace Pool Club, 9th Avenue corner 32nd Street, Uptown Bonifacio, BGC, Taguig
P400 per person
Get a taste of our very own craft beer at Brewfest MNL. Round two of this festival gathers the country’s finest craft brewers—Craftpoint Brewing Co., Crazy Carabao Brewing Co., Joe’s Brew, Juan Brew, Nipa Brew Craft Beers, Palaweño Brewery, Pedro Brewcrafters, The Cebruery and Turning Wheels—along with food merchants for three fun-filled days. Sip and savor everything from lagers and ales to stouts, with each variant boasting a unique flavor, blend and story to tell.