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17 Cool Activities to Do 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 out what’s happening in Manila with Ellry’s weekly guide.

Edsel GomezEdsel Gomez’s World Fusion Band

Opening for the new concert series “Jazz Sessions” comes a performance featuring Latin jazz pianist, Edsel Gomez. Together with Johnny Gaerlan on bass, Nelson Gonzales on drums, Tusa Montes, Harold Andre Santos and Jacques Rivas Dufort on traditional Filipino and Latin percussive instruments, enjoy a night of jazz music, with a cultural fusion twist! Nelson Gonzales owns Tago Jazz Café which has become a haven for free musical arts expression and has been promoting jazz in the country since 2011. Come see these musical talents as well as some surprise guests!

July 28, 2016 | 6:30PM
Ayala Museum, Makati City
Regular Tickets at: Php700

art-of-healingJammin’ for Help: The Art of Healing Benefit Concert

Fill your heart with song and laughter, and your soul with love and goodwill. The Art of Healing Benefit Concert will be a night where you are serenaded by the vocal stylistics of local stars, Christian Bautista, Bituin Escalante, and Aiza Seguerra, among others. You can also relish the live entertainment by the Gantimpala Theater Foundation actors Wowie De Guzman, Jojit Lorenzo, and Alfred Ace Urieta. All proceeds from the event will go to the Lymphedema Society of the Philippines.

July 29, 2016 | 8:00PM
Green Sun Hotel, Chino Roces Avenue
Tickets start at: Php700

Photo CollectivePhoto Collective: Manila

Photography enthusiasts will revel at one of the most awaited photography events of the season! Photo Collective: Manila will feature the industry’s foremost brands where they will be showcasing their products. Expect great discounts at the Big Brands Sale and get all the photography equipment you’ve long been eyeing. Join the different photography activities also organized as part of the event. Registration is free but there will be an entrance fee to La Mesa Eco Park. Check the Facebook page for updates on the program.

July 30, 2016 | 7:00AM – 5:30PM
La Mesa Eco Park, Quezon City
Entrance fee: Php50

Coffee on the Rocks Workshop 

Do you like your coffee “on the rocks”, prefer them cold and refreshing, and would go for ice-blended over steaming cups? Join this workshop by Barista Café where you could learn anything and everything about cold coffee drinks. Learn recipes for different milk-based and flavored coffee-based drinks; try new techniques on making frappes, smoothies, and iced coffee; and participate in a lecture on the different flavors and flavor sources of our favorite beans. Instructor Dave Dource has been a latte artist for 7 years, a coffee connoisseur, and current brand ambassador for Breville Coffee.

July 30, 2016 | 1:00PM – 6:00PM
Kendo Creative, Cubao Expo
Registration fee: Php4,000

dino-questScience Sleepover: Dino Quest

Take your family (or young-at-heart barkada) on this educational sleepover at The Mind Museum. It’s a night guaranteed to be chock-full of learning, as all things dinosaur are brought under the spotlight. Discover fossils, take part in hands-on activities, and camp under T-rex Stan during this dino-themed camping sleepover. A buffet dinner and packed breakfast, as well as on overnight car pass, souvenirs, and an airbed are all included in the package for a worry-free and one-of-a-kind experience. Registration for this event has closed but the museum’s Dino Play exhibit is open until end of September for you to explore!

July 30-31, 2016 | 6:00PM – 11:00AM the next day
The Mind Museum, BGC
Registration fee starts at: Php3,000 per head for groups of 4 and above

pregnant-pauseMompreneur Meetup: Pregnant Pause

Mommies-to-be listen up! There’s no end to the learning when it comes to preparing for your bundle of joy. Join pioneer childbirth educator Rome Kanapi on a day of prenatal classes aimed to make your labor and beyond as easy as possible. From tips on how to stay healthy and happy during your pregnancy, to relaxation techniques during delivery, to the basics of breastfeeding, you are guaranteed a wealth of new information, positivity, and shared excitement. Admission is free, but reservation of slot is required due to limited availability.

July 30, 2016 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Sarika Function Room, Dusit Thani Manila, Makati City
Admission is free

inspiration-passionInspiration Got Us Started, Passion Keeps Us Going

Hosted by Ayala Museum in partnership with CNN Philippines Life and Avida, this free event is an ode to inspiration, creativity, passion and the culture and society it fuels. Visit Ayala Museum for free and explore its permanent exhibitions featuring pre-colonial gold, indigenous textiles, and Asian trade ceramics among others. Also featured are ever-evolving exhibitions such as Object Travelogue/Dialogue which includes objects from the Ayala Museum that have been part of landmark exhibitions the world over; Sanso: Setting the Stage, which highlights the works of world-renowned Filipino painter, scenographer, and costume designer Juvenal Sanso; and a collaborative exhibition by Viva Manila and the Philippine Lego Users Group. Talks by photographer BJ Pascual and ‘Heneral Luna’ director Jerrold Tarog, as well as performances by Ballet Philippines and Manila Symphony Orchestra will keep the atmosphere filled with creativity, inspiration, and passion.

July 30, 2016 | 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Ayala Museum, Makati City
Admission is free
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doggies-dayDoggies’ Day Out

Does your pet need a workout? Or maybe you need to spice up your playtime? Join Doggies’ Day Out hosted by TheFortCity.com. It’s a day of play and bonding for your cuddly cuties, and a chance to brush up on pet-care tips – not to mention endless opportunities for those #dogsofinstagram moments! Get free access to the park’s agility course with trainors on stand-by, participate in fun games and lectures, and go home with goodie bags that will make you and your fluffy friend happy.

July 30, 2016 | 2:00PM – 6:00PM
De Jesus Oval, Bonifacio Global City
Admission is free

13669847_10153572403431105_4388338817436427711_nFood Tastings Gastrofest

Sit back, relax, and feast your taste buds on this chill night dedicated to food in The Grove by Rockwell. Great food and drinks will be available from various concessionaires the whole evening, while guests are treated to live cooking demonstrations by Chef Jonas Ng from The Chef Next Door and Pilipinas Got Talent semi-finalist, Larry Guevarra of Liquid Concepts. Music from up-and-coming artists Kai Honasan and Py Barbeyto are sure to keep the vibe cool and laid-back.

July 30, 2016 | 5:00PM onwards
The Grove by Rockwell, Pasig City
Admission is free

crepe-flowersCrepe Paper Flower Workshop

Tap into your inner crafter as master paper artist Ina Estrada takes you to the world of paper flowers. Join this graphic designer, events stylist, and crafting maven as she demonstrates how to create various flowers like tulips, peonies, and succulents, all with the use of heavy Italian crepe paper. It’s perfect for adding flair to your own events, house parties, or even home accessories; as well as adding a personal touch to gifts and giveaways. Crafting-enthusiasts and crafter-aspirants of all levels are welcome to join!

July 30, 2016 | 10:00AM – 12:00NN
Luna Specialty Coffe, Bonifacio Global City
Registration fee: Php1,500
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storywritingHow to Write Sci-fi/Fantasy Stories

Do you often find yourself engrossed in worlds found in alternate universes? Maybe you’re a fan of such books as Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. If you’ve always fantasized about creating your own fantasy realm, complete with its own history, creatures, myths, and languages, join Story Writing School’s workshop on How to Write Sci-fi and Fantasy Stories. Taught by 6-time Palanca Award winner, author, and playwright Dr. Joem Antonio, this crash course will teach you the elements of speculative fiction, world-building, structuring your stories, and what makes this genre effective and relatable to readers.

July 30, 2016 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street
Registration fee starts at: Php1,250 (by July 30)

kink-karnivalKINK Karnival

Get ready to push your boundaries, titillate your senses, and open your eyes to an underground world of kinks, fetishes, and secret desires. Hosted by Manila fem-dom queen and burlesque dancer JOYEN, Kink Karnival is a feast celebrating alternative lifestyles, seduction, and sexuality. Headline performances by Ms. M and Amystique Femdom International, Master Red, and Paul Wan combined with merchandise from naughty craftsmen and kink toy vendors are sure to make this an unforgettable event. So come with your eyes wide open and your mind thirsty for more, and enjoy the show!

July 30, 2016 | 3:00PM – 12:00MN
Pineapple Lab, 6071 Palma St., Makati
Admission fee: Php1,500

apolloxmanilaApollo x Manila 4

One of the best dance parties ever to hit Manila’s underground scene is back for its 4th run. Get ready for all-night fun as you jive to beats of international artists Alvita of the Netherlands and Matt Nash of the UK. Tunes and mixes from local artists Deuce Manila, Franco Zarate, MECHA, and many more will keep the vibe exciting and electrifying. So put on your best dance shoes, practice those dance moves, and party til dawn!

July 30, 2016 | 9:00PM – 5:00AM the next day
URBN, 62 Timog Ave., Quezon City
Admission fee: Php500

Project PlanetVolunteer Community Meet-up: Project Planet

Join a talk with like-minded people who want to make a change in this world. Watch as social causes innovators share about their latest passion projects. The event is also meant to serve as a brainstorming session where attendees can discuss their own ideas and solutions to the problems being faced today and in the future. Speakers for the event include Elenida Basug from the Department of Environment & Natural Resources and Kem Tanaleon of Let’s Do It Philippines.

July 30, 2016 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
4F, 6750 Bldg., Ayala Ave., Makati City
Contribution fee: Php100
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AKF Run Fur LifeAKF’S Run FUR Life – A Fundraising Bubble Fun Run for the Rescued Dogs

Animal Kingdom Foundation (AKF) has made its advocacy to focus on rescuing slaughter-bound dogs and eliminate dog meat trade in the country. One of their efforts has resulted into the organization of a bubble fun run where humans and their dogs can run while spontaneous bursts of soap bubbles cover selected race tracks. Proceeds from the event will go toward the rehabilitation and care for the rescued dogs. Join alone or run with your furry friend while supporting a great cause!

July 31, 2016 | 5:30AM – 9:30AM
Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City
Registration fee: Php350 (runner only); Php450 (runner and dog)

Wadough’s Workshop Series: Piece of Cake

Overcome your fear of frosting in this intensive beginner’s intro to baking. Wannabe-bakers and novices 15 years old and up are invited to participate in this workshop hosted by Wadough’s. Here participants will learn baking basics and essentials, while getting familiarized with tools and techniques. On the menu are chocolate cake with ganache frosting,  red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, chewy chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal brownies, and banana walnut loaf. Classes are limited to 10 participants so register now to reserve your slot.

July 31, 2016 | 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Back of the House, FCL Center, Xavierville Avenue
Registration fee: Php4,500

milo-marathon40th National Milo Marathon

For the 40th year, Milo brings its national marathon to hardcore runners and newbie enthusiasts alike. The Manila elimination leg has 5 categories: 3k, 5k, 10k, a half marathon at 21k, and the full 42k marathon. Finishers within the cut-off time of the 21k and 42k runs will receive a medal, finisher’s shirt, and loot bag. Cash prizes also await record breakers of the 2:15:00 invisible time barrier, the men’s course record held by Eduardo Buenavista, and the women’s course record held by Mary Joy Tabal.

July 31, 2016 | 3:00AM – 10:00AM
SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Blvd., Pasay City
Registration starts at: Php150
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Got a tip for something hot happening next week? Let us know and it might just make our list!

Main Photo by Sacha Fernandez


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