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16 Interesting Activities To Do In Manila This Week

Here at Ellry, weโ€™re all about making everyday feel like an adventure. Weโ€™ve got ideas on how to make the most of your time, even when youโ€™re not leaving town! Find out whatโ€™s happening in Manila with Ellryโ€™s weekly guide.

EigasaiEiga Sai 2016: Japanese Film Festival

The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM), in partnership with the Embassy of Japan, brings 12 Japanese films for its Eiga Sai 2016. What makes this 19th year of Eiga Sai extra special is that it marks the 20th anniversary of JFM and the 60-year friendship of Philippines and Japan. An extra bonus for film enthusiasts is that these movies will be shown in various cinemas within Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao and Baguio.

July 7 โ€“ August 21, 2016 | 6:00PM โ€“ 11:00PM
Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Mall, Mandaluyong
Abreeza Mall Cinema and FDCP Cinematheque (Davao), CCP (Manila), SM Baguio Cinema and FDCP Cinematheque (Baguio), Ayala Center (Cebu), UP Film Institute (QC)
Tickets: Free Admission (first come, first serve)
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Changing PartnersChanging Partners

Theatre lovers have another play to look forward to this week. The Writerโ€™s Bloc, Inc., Cultural Center of the Philippines and Tanghalang Pilipino brings to life โ€œChanging Partnersโ€, which is written by Vincent DeJesus, as part of the Virgin Labfest 12. The staged reading of this musical features Ricky Ibe, Patricia Ismael, Giannina Ocampo, and Sandino Martin, as directed by Rem Zamora. This is an opportunity to see the new works of Filipino artists that shouldnโ€™t be missed.

July 8, 2016 | 6:00PM
Bulwagang Amado Hernandez, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Pasay
Tickets: Php350
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ArtifactArtifact II: A Pop Up for the Modern Home

Make your home cozier than ever with furniture and home pieces from chic local home dรฉcor brands. With the success of last yearโ€™s installment, Ampersand Collective and Alabang Town Center bring Artifact II: A Pop Up for the Modern Home. You can style your home without making a dent on your budget with items from this bazaar โ€“ repurposed, upcycled, made-to-order, refurbished, and other interesting finds โ€“ that you can use to recreate your rooms. Check their page for details on free workshops such as Dish Garden Making and Throw Pillow Design!

July 8 – 10, 2016 | 11:00AM โ€“ 9:00PM (Mall Hours)
Alabang Town Center Activity Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Admission is free
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Travel Madness ExpoTravel Madness Expo 2016

Take advantage of great deals at the Travel Madness Expo 2016. Now on its 5th run, TME is once again bringing together travel agencies, hotels and restaurants, resorts, airlines, and tourism boards to give its visitors the best travel packages and promos. Itโ€™s a madness that will drive travelers, globe-trotters and explorers to troop to SMX Convention Center to book for their next adventure.

July 8 – 10, 2016 | 10:00AM โ€“ 7:00PM
SMX Convention Center, Seashell Lane, Mall of Asia Complex, 1300 Pasay City
Entrance Fee: Php50 (General Admission); Php40 (Senior Citizens & PWDs)
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Leather crafternoonLeather Crafternoon

Spruce up your bags with keychains, luggage tags, and bag charms made of leather that you yourself have made! Alessandra Lanot of LifeAfterBreakfast.ph has partnered with NiQUA bags to show you how to channel your creativity in making awesome crafts out of leather scraps. No need to bring any material as they are already part of the fee and will be provided during the workshop.

July 9, 2016 | 10:00AM โ€“ 12:00PM or 2:00PM โ€“ 4:00PM
Commercenter, Commerce Avenue Corner Filinvest Avenue, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Fee: Php500
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Gemstone JewelryGemstone Jewelry Crafting Workshop

Learn the art of gemstone jewelry crafting from jewelry maker, yoga enthusiast, and architect Kim Tiamlee. Gemstones are not only beautiful pieces to accessorize our body, but they are also regarded as precious items that can attract wellness, prosperity and love. Know which stones suit you and how you can make them into necklaces, bracelets and other jewelry pieces. Materials will be provided as part of the fee. Reserve your slot by paying the fee three days before the workshop.

July 9, 2016 | 2:00 โ€“ 5:00PM
White Space Mind and Body Wellness Studio, 6/F Regis Center, Katipunan, Quezon City
Fee: Php2,500
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Intramuros RisingIntramuros Rising V: Open City

Go nostalgic with an arts and music celebration within the Walled City that spells Raincoat Party! Enjoy its historic ambiance in the company of its homegrown talents and other artists on the rise with Intramuros Rising V: Open City. While guests will still feel the usual flavor in IRโ€™s fifth run, new performances, such as stand-up comedy and theatre play, are expected to up the ante. Donโ€™t forget to bring your ticket, raincoat and your jolly self to IR-V.

July 9, 2016 | 3:00PM
Puerta Real Gardens, Intramuros, Manila
Entrance Fee: Php300
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Drawing for JuanDrawing for Juan

Learn the techniques and master the art of drawing cartoons and illustrations through Drawing for Juan. Known experts in this field of art โ€“ Esquire PH and Philippine Daily Inquirer contributing cartoonist Gilbert Daroy, Kikomachine Komixโ€™ Manix Abrera, and Treseโ€™s Budgette Tan โ€“ are set to give us a peak to their minds as they share their works and ideas when it comes to using illustrations to convey a message.

July 9, 2016 | 2:00PM โ€“ 4:00PM
Lopez Museum and Library, G/F Benpres Bldg. Exchange Rd. cor. Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig
Fees: Php100 (Students and Seniors); Php200 (Adults)
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*This event has been moved to July 23, 2016

Product-StylingMobile Photography: Product Styling Workshop

Mayad Studios Set Designer and Stylist Ron Lee will take participants into the intricacies of styling photo shoots through this Product Styling Workshop. Organized by Manila Workshops, this mobile photography workshop will tackle a whole gamut of concepts and details that involve set designs and product styling โ€“ from the use of props to lighting to lay-outing. Go ahead; sign up and make your mobile photos more visually attractive than they used to be.

July 9, 2016 | 1:00PM โ€“ 4:00PM
Spectrum Lifestyle Store, Unit 107, Commercenter, Commerce Ave. cor. Filinvest Ave., Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Fee: Php2,000
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Personal BrandingPersonal Branding & Your Blog

Do you know what you stand for and how you can make your personal mark in the digital world? Make It Blissful, which is created by content creator and writer Martine de Luna, hosts the Personal Branding and Your Blog workshop. Have a clear picture of your personal brand, own your style, use this to your advantage to reach out to the right audience and market, and make your blog stand out. Workshop fee does not include meals.

July 9, 2016 | 9:00AM – 1:00PM
La Creperie, New Manila, Quezon City
Fee: Php700 (after June 30)
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Manila CleanUpManila Bay Clean Up Run

Run, stay healthy, and help the environment. The Manila Bay Clean Up Run has been organized by the Manila Broadcasting Company since 2011 as a yearly run to educate the public for the need to keep Manila Bayย clean. The registration fee includes a singlet, race bib, loot bag, and two Star City Ride-All-You-Can tickets. For those who finish the 21K, they will get a shirt and a finisher medal.

July 10, 2016 | 4:00AM โ€“ 10:00AM
Vicente Sotto St. CCP Complex, Pasay City
Registration Fee: Php550 (3K); Php650 (5K); Php750 (10K); Php900 (21K)
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Impact SpeakingImpact Speaking & Presentation Skills

Do you get the usual jitters when you stand before a crowd? Does public speaking give you butterflies in your tummy? Here is a seminar that will not only help you eliminate your fears but will also hone your skills of speaking effectively. Learn straight from international debater and national oratorical champion Marc Castrodes on how to speak well in public. Seminar fee includes taxes, certificate, workbook, lunch, and morning & afternoon snacks.

July 13, 2016 | 9:00AM โ€“ 5:00PM
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1100 Ortigas Ave Ext, Ortigas Center, Quezon City
Fee: Php8,400
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FromageAutour du Fromage

What better way to celebrate French month this July than to dig in to scrumptious cheeses? Let Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila take you on a journey to taste and experience French cheeses in a whole new light. Choose from the several activities they have lined up just like the cooking class using cheeses with Chef Denis Vecchiato and cheese expert Colin Chandaras. There is even a cheese and wine pairing event with none other than cheese master and owner of Fromagerie Beillevaire, Pascal Beillevaire to show you the techniques. Check the link for actual activity schedules and corresponding rates.

July 6-11, 2016
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Pasay City
Event rates vary
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Hupeep LabanHUPEEP: LABAN- A Fundraising Concert

Support our very own local talents as UPeepz represents the Philippines in the 2016 World Hip Hop Dance Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada! Organized in 2011, Upeepz is a professional dance crew whose home base is in UP Diliman. With various dancing backgrounds, they have been able to train students interested in different styles of dancing like hip-hop, urban, jazz and contemporary. This fundraising concert will go towards their expenses for the competition, which will not only further prove to the rest of the world of Pinoy talent but also help Upeepz continue on their mission of spreading the passion for dance.

July 9, 2016 | 7:00PM
Henry Lee Irwin Theater, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City
Tickets: Php300, Door Charge: Php350
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ToFarmThe 1st ToFarm Film Festival Philippines

As a country with a heavy agricultural background, it is about time that films are created centered on the lives, challenges and goals of Filipino farmers. Audiences will get a better grasp of what these farmers go through in terms of putting food on ours and their tables.ย  Designed as a competition, the winner of the festival will receive Php500,000 and a trophy. Several themes and genres were submitted as entries including a love story, comedy road movie and suspense action.

July 13-19, 2016
SM Megamall and SM North Edsa Cinemas
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Artisan CheeseArtisan Cheese Fair 2016

To intensify your love for cheese this month, another event is offering you over 80 kinds of artisanal cheeses that will be flown in from France. This is courtesy of Chef Selection, the exclusive distributor of Beillevaire. The cheesemaker, Pascal Beillevaire, will be at the event to share his expertise and present the cheese and dairy display. The spread will include a variety of selection from hard to soft cheeses, wood-churned butters and homemade yogurts. A wine and cheese pairing is included which will be provided by Sommelier Selection.

July 9, 2016 | 11:00AM โ€“ 5:00PM
Long Bar, Raffles Hotel, Makati City
Event fee: Php1,750 (includes wine pairing)
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