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16 Fun Things 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.

thinkPHThink PH 2016: Back to Disruptive Basics

In this day and age of lightning-speed communications, instantaneous distribution of information, and ceaseless movement, the key to adapting is constant growth. In its 3rd year, Rappler’s #ThinkPH challenges “the box” by disrupting norms, pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation, and reexamining perspectives in order for movers and game-changers to not only surpass ever-changing standards, but also to be able to contribute in a way that ultimately benefits society. Among the fourteen speakers are renowned marketing strategist Simon Kemp, Twitter Asia Pacific and Middle East Vice President Rishi Jaitly, Filipino tech billionaire Nix Nolledo, and Rappler CEO and Executive Editor, award-winning journalist, Maria Ressa.

July 21, 2016 | 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila
Fees start at: Php9,000 and Php3,000 for students
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Wine NightWine Night

Join an evening of fine wines paired with a delectable dinner as Restaurant 101 launches their new menu this July. What’s on the menu? How does this sound: Salted egg tortellini, porcini consommé, crispy skin red snapper, roasted beef short rib and soy milk crème brulee for dessert! Restaurant 101 is under Enderun Colleges, where students are able to create dishes while under the supervision of their mentors. What a great way to taste great food while discovering the future talents in the culinary scene.

July 21, 2016 | 6:30PM
Restaurant 101, 1100 Campus Ave., McKinley Hill, Taguig
Dinner rate: Php1,980 per person

Gourmand JulyGourmand Market

Foodies- ready your stomachs for yet another installment of your favorite curated marketplace! Gourmand Market is back to satisfy your latest gastronomic cravings. Surrender to the calls of the yummiest of treats from savory dishes to sweet desserts. In attendance are indulgent pork bellies from Manila Belly, decadent sticky buns from Pastry Armoire and gourmet comfort food from Xáncho. Hungry yet? Well save some room for this weekend, your tummy will thank you for it!

July 22-24, 2016 | 11:00AM – 11:00PM
C1 Park, Bonifacio High Street Central, Taguig
Admission is free

MET-Poster.MET MelodiesSalin-Saliw at Sumali

Spend your Saturday morning listening to the calming sounds of traditional gongs. Members of the School of Music of Philippine Women’s University (PWU) will be performing traditional and contemporary music using gongs and bamboo instruments. After the performance, there will be a demonstration on how to properly play these instruments. The event was organized to promote the exhibit on “Salin-Saliw: Traditional Instruments and the Modern Music” which celebrates works of national artists.

July 23, 2016 | 10:30AM – 12:00NN
Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Roxas Blvd., Manila
Admission fee: Php250, Students: Php200

league-of-legendsLeague of Legends Rampage 2016

Get the team ready!  One of the biggest gaming events in the country is back and bigger than ever. Refine your strategies, practice your moves, and refine your coordination as top players and teams compete in this intense one-day eSports tournament. Pros and passionate amateurs along with personalities like Alodia Gosiengfiao, Ashley Gosiengfiao, and Yassi Benitez battle it out for a day of competition, sportsmanship, and crazy fun. Fantastic cosplay as well as on and off-stage events will keep everyone entertained throughout the day.

July 23, 2016 | 10:00AM onwards
World Trade Center, Pasay City
Admissions start at: Php300
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scout-summer-campScout Summer Camp

For its second anniversary, Scout Magazine is throwing a massive outdoor (indoor) party for its readers, patrons, friends, and anyone else who’d like to join. Taking from their name, the camping-themed party will have cool tents and even a faux-bonfire to celebrate the magazine’s penchant for being “Scrappy. Creative. Curious”, and always refreshingly interesting. Music from Ang Bandang Shirley, Fools and Foes, Autotelic, and Cheats, among others will rock the main stage; while beats from DJ’s Curtismith, Ninno Rodriguez, and Out of Scratch will fill the DJ lounge.

July 23, 2016 | 6:00PM – 12:00MN
Samsung Hall, SM Aura
Tickets: Php350

bookfair-workshopsChildren’s Book Fair and PBBY Workshops

Kids and kids-at-heart will have a day filled with the magic of literature at the Philippine Board on Books for Young People’s book fair and workshops. The book fair promises to be a haven of new, relevant, and classic children’s books which would help young readers satiate their thirst for stories while learning. Meanwhile, the Children’s Literature Talks are a series of discussions on various topics concerning the role of literature in various aspects of children’s development. Speakers and moderators include award-winning children’s book authors, illustrators, librarians, parents, and passionate book lovers.

July 23, 2016 | 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Xavier School, San Juan
Fee: book fair is free, Php800 for the workshops

basic-knittingTwo-day Basic Knitting Workshop

Ever dreamed of making your own scarf? Or perhaps you’d like to make baby bonnets to give as gifts? Or maybe you just want to get your hands busy and get creative. If you ever thought of knitting but don’t know where to start, join Knit Manila’s two-day workshop on the basics of knitting. For two Saturdays, you will learn about different tools and materials, as well as basic stitches and techniques that will get you knitting like a pro in no time. The workshop fee includes a knitting kit, handouts, refreshments, and new friends!

July 23 & 30, 2016 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Shutter Café, Quezon City
Fee: Php2,200

ampalaya-monolguesAmpalaya Monologues: #JulytUpMyLife

What better way to spend the rainy July nights than over a free drink while lamenting about the eternal quest for love and romance. It’s sure to be a night full of #hugot like never before as monologues are accompanied by live acoustic music. (As if the monologues alone weren’t enough patama by themselves!) There will also be an open MIC for brave souls, as well as guest spoken word artists to share their very own bitterness. For bitter souls, it’s time to join the feels, tears (?), and laughter.

July 23, 2016 | 7:00PM onwards
Splice Resto Bar, Green Field District
Fee: Php200

ignacio-de-loyolaIgnacio de Loyola: One Night Only

Ignacio de Loyola, a film about the life of St. Ignatius, is making a buzz in the local movie scene thanks to its elaborate production and profound content. But apart from the story itself, the film is a grand showcase of artistry, creativity, and workmanship. For one night only, experience the film and its epic musical score written by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab with a live accompaniment by the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Gerard Salonga, and the Ateneo Chamber Singers. The premiere also includes a benefit dinner for the Jesuit Infirmary and the Jesuit Scholastics in the Philippines.

July 23, 2016 | 4:00PM
The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort & Casino
Tickets: Php10,000

pinoy-veganPinoy Style Vegan Cooking Workshop

As part of Manila Workshops’ Vegan Caravan 2016, the Pinoy Style Vegan Cooking Workshop is hosted by sister-sister team Jertie and Jaq Abergas of Jertie’s Kitchen. Vegans and health buffs, the two will teach participants different vegan recipes that are aimed to boost health and cleanse the body, without sacrificing the familiar flavors Pinoys love. With the use of locally-sourced, seasonal produce, participants will learn to cook 5-7 dishes for a 3-course meal that includes appetizer, entrée, and dessert, plus a bonus healthy drink. The dishes include vegan sisig, tocino, chicharon, and giniling, among others.

July 23, 2016 | 2:00PM – 4:30PM
Unit 106, FBR Arcade, Roots Katipunan, Quezon City
Fee: Php2,000
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*This has been moved to August 27, 2016

RUELFood Photography 

Get on par with the pros with this food photography workshop held by Ayala Museum. With expert guidance from establihshed food, fashion, and lifestyle photographer Ricky Ladia, participants will become familiar with various stages and aspects of food photography, from setup to finished product. Learn different lighting techniques for both indoor and outdoor shoots; learn different approaches to composition and styling including the use of props; and get insider tips on the process of conceptualization. Participants will be working in the M Café and Kabila Filipino Bistro near Greenbelt Gardens.

July 23, 2016 | 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Ayala Museum, Greenbelt Park, Makati
Fees start at: Php4,800

bubble-runRaise D’ Roof Bubble Run 

Not just any fun run, this “bubble run” hosted by AffiniTea is also a party and a charity fundraiser at the same time. Families, friends, and coworkers can have a thorough workout in the 5k event while having a whole lot of fun, as they navigate through varying depths of bubbles all over the path. Proceeds will go to the Tahanan ng Pagmamahal Orphanage. Fee is inclusive of singlet, finisher’s medal, finisher towel, and 1 AffiniTea Milk Tea drink.

July 24, 2016 | 5:00AM onwards
Blue Bay Walk, Macapagal Boulevard
Fee: Php700
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macron-charactersOne-day Macaron Characters Workshop

Be a part of this rare event as Chef Nicky of famous Thai bakery, Bake Story, comes to Manila for a series of fun and whimsical workshops. Take your macaron game to the next level as you learn professional techniques in creating the perfect macaron shell and the tastiest fillings. Stand out from your competitors or simply impress your kids with cute and creative character macarons that look as good as they taste. Finally, learn which ingredients are the best to use in order to create truly exquisite sweet treats in this exclusive, hands-on workshop.

July 25-30, 2016 | 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Tramway Buffet Plaza, Worldwide Corporate Center, Shaw Blvd
Fee: Php10,000

custom-vinyl-toyCustom Vinyl Toy Workshop

Crazy about vinyl? Do you have a growing collection and you’re running out of room? You probably have all the collector’s items too, right? If you can’t get enough of urban vinyl toys, maybe it’s time to get your addiction to the next level: start making your own! Learn how to create your own toys from scratch and make your visions come to life. Workshop instructor Jan Calleja is a renowned Filipino vinyl toy maker with an extensive background in arts, sculpture, and design. Under his guidance, you can now graduate from mere toy collector to toy maker as well!

July 25, 2016
Contact organizer for more info.

leave-no-traceShare Life Outdoors Series: The No Trace Principle 

Hosted by Trail Adventours, this talk is all about how we can minimize our impact on the environment, especially as hikers, climbers, outdoorsmen, and even just as tourists. It delves deep into the “Leave No Trace” principles, 7 codes which emphasize how we are intertwined with nature and how we can better protect and preserve it. Speaker Gela Petines, a Trail Adventours guide and Environmental Science graduate of the Ateneo, goes into detail about the different elements of the principles, and how, if followed, it can benefit outdoorsmen, nature, and society at large.

July 27, 2016 | 8:00PM – 11:00PM
KKK Coffee, Maginhawa Street
Admission is free

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