Here at Ellry, we want what’s best not only for your eyes, but for your mind, body and soul as well. 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:
David Bowie Night
In celebration of the life and music of the great music icon, Saguijo, Salad days and Space will host a tribute concert for their favorite Starman, David Bowie. This is one of the many tributes to the David Bowie happening this year since his death last January. Watch as The Oktaves, Prank Sinatra, The Purplechickens, Perfect Sound Forever and Yurei rock and roll to David Bowie’s legendary songs.
February 25, 2016 | 8:00PM
saGuijo Cafe + Bar Events, 7612 Guijo Street, San Antonio Village,Makati City
P250 per person with one free drink
30th Sustainable Cacao Farming Training
We all love chocolates! But if you’re not satisfied with just eating them and want to learn more on how to grow, propagate, harvest and market cacao yourself, this 2-day course is definitely for you. The first day will introduce you to the concepts behind cacao farming and prepare you for the hands-on exercises happening on the second day at the SamPio Plant in Marikina. Aside from learning a lot about cacao, we’re sure you will enjoy the morning and afternoon cacao breaks the Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines prepared for you.
February 26- 27, 2016 | 8:00AM-5:15PM
Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines, Consuelo Bldg. 1365 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave. Quezon City
P5,000 per person inclusive of materials and snacks
Starving for Art
Looking to feed your eyes with great paintings, theatre plays and dance? Are your ears hungry for some spoken word, poetry and music? If you answered yes, then you are starving for art and the “Starving for Art” at DITO bahay ng Sining is the perfect event for you. They still have slots for the art booths so if you’re an artist, go ahead and contact them to feature your works!
February 27, 2016 | 4:00PM-12:00MN
DITO Bahay ng Sining, J. Molina Street, Marikina City
Admission is Free
Day with the Master: Plet Bolipata
Grab this once-in-a-lifetime experience of being taught by multi-media artist Plet Bolipata. Plet Bolipata is the master of using unconventional materials such as metal, yarn, glass and other found objects as proven by her art installations at Pinto Art Museum, Ayala Fairview Terraces, Ayala Museum, Bonifacio Global City and in various exhibits and art fairs in the metro.
Learn her techniques in creating one-of-a-kind designs using different materials, and enjoy collaborating with her genius in crafting your very own miniature animal sculpture at The Day with the Master workshop. The workshop fee also includes the materials, admissions to the museum and a tour with the artist at Open Space: Ms Pegasorze.
Manila Transitio 1945
Now on its 7th year, Manila Transitio 1945 aims to commemorate the Battle of Manila, realize and remember what Manila once was and encourage us to transform it to the Manila we would like it to be. There will be a video installation by Tad Ermitaño, Filipino disco and kundiman music spun by Ill Primitivo, a concert of Spanish, Filipino and American music by the Executives, art installations by various artists and a ritual performance by the one and only Carlos Celdran to end the evening. So bring friends, dogs, curiosity and picnic mats and head over to the open-air gardens at Fort Santiago for a night of great music, history and art while our friends from Cocina de Tita Moning, XO1946, EAT Cafe, Juan Brew and Premier wines indulge you with good food and refreshments.
The UP repertory company, known for always producing socially-relevant and exemplary plays, does it again with one of their most popular and most controversial pieces, Karitas x Damaso. This EDM-flavored musical satire aims to depict the personas of those behind the closed doors of the church. Prepare to think, cry, laugh, party and sing along as the musical puts the blast in blasphemy.
February 27, 2016| 3:00 PM
Pineapple Lab, 6071, R. Palma Street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati
P300 per person
Music of the Filipino People
In an era of Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and One Direction, it’s refreshing to hear long-forgotten and rare Filipino Music. Manila Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with the UP College of Music, brings us Music of the Filipino People for its 90th anniversary. Listen to the first Philippine symphony ever written, Symphony in C, and the Variations on the Philippine National Anthem and be proudly reminded of the Filipino that you truly are.
February 27, 2016 | 8:00 PM
UP Abelardo Hall Auditorium, Osmeña Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
P 800 or P500 from Ticketworld
Kizomba (dance) Weekend
Kizomba, originating from Angola in South Africa, is a dance that resembles Samba in terms of movement and is usually referred to as the “African Tango”. It is danced in pairs with bended knees and loose hips with a simple 4/4 rhythm. You now have a chance to learn Kizomba without having to go to Africa with this 2-Day Weekend Bootcamp with no other than esteemed instructors from Paris, Isabelle and Felicien, to teach you the authentic, slow and sensual techniques of the dance.
Resin Jewelry Workshop
Always wanted unique jewelry? While it’s easy to find shops nowadays which could customize jewelry for you, what’s more unique than making your own! This 2-day workshop by Tweed and Twine will teach you the basics of creating your own jewelry- from preparing and priming the molds, tinting and glazing with resin and assembling and finishing your unique pieces.
February 27-28, 2016 | 1:00PM- 4:00PM
Common Room, 325 Dela Rosa St. Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
P3,500 per person inclusive of materials
Who doesn’t want to eat chocolates and stay fit at the same time? Learn how to make healthy dairy-free, egg-free, and cholesterol-free chocolatey recipes in Chocoholics Anonymous 2.0 pastry class with Marie Gonzalez of Kitchen Revolution. Indulge in chocolate-coated caramel truffles, ice cream with thick fudge sauce, toffee bars and chocolate chip cookie pies all without compromising your and the environment’s health. Be part of the Kitchen Revolution’s movement to deliciously transition meat-lovers to planet and health-loving eaters!
February 28, 2016 | 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Unit 302 Pamana-Languages Building, 926 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City
P 2,150 per person
Ever had your hubby craving his favorite restaurants’ food in the middle of the night, wishing they had 24-hour delivery service, you giving up and finally feeding him some (unhealthy) instant noodles? Grab this chance to learn to cook your favorite food from Cibo, Army Navy, Pancake House, Yellow Cab, PF Chang’s, Sbarro and Cyma while learning more about love from John Gottman’s 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work at the Marriage Recipes events every Tuesday of March. What’s even better is that you can learn to cook with him and not only for him. Win, win!
Phil-Kor Cup 2
Sports are always better watched live and this rare opportunity of watching American football has finally come for Filipino fans. The Korean Tigers Football club visits the Philippines to compete with the Philippines All-Star Guilas for the second time in a game of tackle football. Bring friends and cheer for your favorite team together or make a bet on which team wins. Then “gang tackle” the loser into paying for dinner after.
February 27, 2016 | 5:00PM
Gatorade Chelsea FC Blue Pitch, Circuit Makati Sports Center, Makati City
Admission is Free