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15 Exciting Activities 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.

Fete NationaleFête Nationale

To continue on the festivities behind French Month this July, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines will be holding its annual Fête Nationale. Come and take part in the merrymaking while in the company of good food and free flowing wine. The folks at the New World Hotel, Makati are also giving away a complimentary weekend night for two in their Residence Club room with breakfast and cocktails in their residence club lounge. So don’t forget to bring your business cards which will serve as your ticket for the draw.

July 14, 2016 | 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Chateau 1771, Greenbelt 5, Makati
Rates start at: Php1,200 for members, Php1,600 for non-members
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Flip the SwitchFlip the Switch: Amplifying Your Creative Flair

Are you planning on starting a business or already have one but stuck on creating new ideas? Let SilverTrain help you to “flip the switch” on and get those creative juices flowing! They will give you all the tricks and techniques that will enable you to achieve success. SilverTrain is a service consulting company focused on retaining and expanding customer base. Fee includes a regular sized espresso based drink, hot tea, or house blend iced tea, and a light snack.

July 15, 2016 | 4:00PM – 6:30PM
Commune, 36 Polaris St., Poblacion, Makati
Door fee: Php300
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brewfestBrewfest MNL Social 

Partake in this pop-up gastronomic event as your favorite local brewers team up with some of today’s hippest restos to deliver a belly-bursting weekend. Enjoy craft beer from the likes of Crazy Carabao Brewing, Crows Craft Brewing Co, and The Bottle Shop, among others as you feast on grub from Sancho’s Churreria, El Jefe, Wrapped, and many more. It’s going to be a beer pairing event for the books!

July 15-17, 2016 | 3:00PM – 12:00MN
Century City Mall, Makati City
Entrance fee: Php200
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high teaHigh Tea with BCAA 

Not big on coffee? The Barista and Coffee Academy of Asia (BCAA) is offering a course for tea-lovers of all ages. Learn all about tea and the tea-making process, from its creation to tea-tasting, even up to the most popular types and flavors around today. It’s an educational experience guaranteed to raise your high tea to the next level. BCAA sets the standards high in providing quality education on coffee and specialty beverages and holds a high reputation since it carries with it an affiliation to The American Barista & Coffee School in Portland, Oregon.

July 15, 2016 | 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Unit 1803 Atlanta Centre Condominium, #31 Annapolis St. Greenhills, San Juan
Fee: Php3,500
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calligraphy-stylingCalligraphy and Styling Workshop 

Practice your flourish this coming weekend with School of Styling Philippines. Learn not only freehand calligraphy techniques from experts, but also ways on how to up your event styling ante by using your new calligraphy skills. Add a special touch to everything from your event’s details down to your personal things. The workshop fee includes all materials, certificate of attendance, a goodie bag, photos, and light snacks.

July 16, 2016 | 10:30AM & 2:30PM
Glorietta 5 Atrium, Ayala Avenue, Makati
Fee: Php3,500
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Sweet EndingsSweet Endings by Chef Markus Elegino

Some swear by the belief that the pièce de résistance of any meal is always the dessert. Well for those of you that agree, Plato PH is bringing you a one of a kind dining experience that will focus on satisfying even the pickiest sweet tooth! Chef Markus Elegino, with backgrounds of studying and practicing pastry arts in Canada and Lyon, France will serve scrumptious dessert items like Chocolate Au Matcha Blanc and Potato Chips Pretzel Chocolate Cookie, to name a few. Plato PH is the first online platform that brings chefs and their culinary talents closer to people where interested customers can book and have their meal prepared at the home of their selected chef. This is truly an extraordinary experience you shouldn’t miss!

July 16, 2016 | 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Launchgarage Innovation Hub, Calle Industria, Quezon City
Event fee: Php850
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Copy Cat 5Copy Cat 5 Restaurant Recipes

Learn how to make your favorite restaurant favorites at home! The experts from 25 Mushrooms Kitchens have created their own hacks for these beloved popular dishes: Halal Guys Beef Shawarma Rice, Contis Baked Salmon with buttered vegetables, Auntie Anne’s pretzel bites with cream cheese dip, Cyma’s Artichoke Fondue, Cibo’s Rigatoni Alfonso and CPK BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad. After discovering how to make these at home, you’ll start to wonder why you even opt to eat out in the first place!

July 16, 2016 | 10:00AM – 3:00PM
25 Mushrooms Kitchen, Valle Verde 5, Pasig
Class fee: Php1,300
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feature-writingFeature Writing 101

Brought to you by Writer’s Block Philippines and Fully Booked, this half-day lecture on writing aims to teach writers of any level and any field techniques on how to hone their craft. From writing more focused content, looking for the best angle, to getting published, professional writers and aspiring writers alike will learn secrets on how to get published and bring their work to a wider readership. The event will be hosted by editors Ana P. Santos and Nikka Sarthou-Lainez, who have written about women’s issues and travel features respectively.

July 16, 2016 | 1:00PM – 6:00PM
Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City
Fee: Php2,000
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dog-cat-expoDog and Cat Expo

Bring your furry four-legged pals in this fun event all about dogs and cats. Learn about different breeds from around the world and what makes them unique during different talks. Pet-friendly games foster competition and camaraderie between dogs and cats, and cute prizes are sure to make you both happy. Exclusive products and pet blessings, top-off this weekend sure to bolster your bond with your fuzzy companion.

July 16-17, 2016 | 10:00AM – 10:00PM
SMX MOA, Pasay City
Admission is free
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basic-cookie-decoratingBasic Cookie Decorating

If you just discovered the amazing world of baking or if you want to take your baking game to the next level, this is the workshop for you. Learn how to artfully decorate cookies with icing of the perfect consistency, and learn to incorporate different themes to your designs.  It’s perfect for moms who want to prepare cuter snacks, bakers who want to venture into becoming professionals, or for those who just have a plain old sweet-tooth.

July 16, 2016 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Mothercare, The Podium, Mandaluyong
Fee: Php1,500
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jacko-wackoJacko Wacko Music Festival

Make a difference while having the time of your life in this charity fund-raising concert. Dance to funky beats, jump to rock n’ roll riffs, and party the night away to the sounds of Silent Sanctuary, Marc Marasigan, Deuce, Cathy Frey, and many more. All proceeds with go the DLSU’s Englicom Scholarship Program and Little Stars Day Care Center. Due to a previously postponed event, tickets bought for the original date are also still valid for use.

July 16-17, 2016 | 4:00PM onwards
Circuit Makati Events Grounds, Makati
Tickets start at: Php320
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sole-slam-9Sole Slam 9: Steetwear, Sneaker, Music & Street Culture Trade Expo

Sneaker-heads listen up! For the fifth year in a row, Sole Slam Manila is offering up another hip gathering dedicated to the mean streets. Gear up on new kicks and apparel while enjoying the chill vibe and cool atmosphere, with special appearances by international models Ashley Vee and Charmane Star.

July 17, 2016 | 12:00NN – 8:00PM
World Trade Convention Center, Pasay
Admissions start at: Php400
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takbo-phTakbo.ph Runfest 2016

It’s Takbo.ph’s 8th anniversary, and what better way to spend it than with a fun run? Rain or shine, the whole family is invited with routes ranging from 5k, 10k, and 21k. A 500m volunteer fundraising walk for Hands On Manila’s 15th Anniversary will also take place at the fun run.  Starting line is at 9th Avenue cor. 34th Street, BGC and goes as far as Bayani Road for the 21k race. Participants of the 5k, 10k, and 21k races get a singlet, race bib, finisher’s medal, and finisher’s shirt.

July 17, 2016 | 3:00AM onwards
Bonifacio Global City
Fees start at: Php750
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sir-nicolaySir Nicolay’s Outdoor/Street Photography Workshop

Capture the big events and little details that give a spice of life to our everyday environment in this street and outdoor photography workshop. Instructor James Nicolay, a teacher by profession and photographer by passion, shares his vision and philosophy in this 3 hour program. Requirements for the course include a digital camera, writing materials, and a creative eye.

July 17, 2016 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Art Circle Cafe, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Workshop Fee: Php850
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learn-greek-2Learn Greek: Mediterranean Cooking at its Very Best!

Dreaming of a Mediterranean escapade but can’t quite do it yet? Bring the Med to your home instead with Greek cooking lessons from the Sylvia Reynoso Gala Culinary Art Studio. Fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs, lamb riblets, moussaka, spanakopitas, and tiropitas are only some of the fare you’ll tackle. The workshop may only be 3 and a half hours long, but the skills and flavors are sure to last a lifetime.

July 20, 2016 | 1:30PM – 5:00PM
Sylvia Reynoso Culinary Center, 181 Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City
Workshop Fee: Php2,200
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