23 Inspiring Activities To Do In Manila This Week

Here at Ellry, we’re all about making everyday 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.

Whisky AppreciationWhisky Appreciation (Scottish Single Malt)

Take pleasure in a quiet evening as you savor a malt whisky set in the classy ambiance of the Oakroom Lounge & Bar where you will find some of the best liquors in town. Whisky lovers will find this special night an opportunity to get intimate with the Scottish Single Malt, a popular drink in Scotland that is made of barley, and appreciate the drink more than ever.

June 23, 2016 | 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Oakroom Lounge & Bar, 6F Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila, 17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig
Tickets: Php1,500
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Manila Day Barter TourManila Day Barter Tour

Every June 24, the City of Manila marks the day of its foundation. What better way to observe it this year than to know Manila’s history with no less than Carlos Celdran himself retelling it to you? The good news is that this is a barter tour, which means you just have to show up with a piece that depicts our Filipino heritage, whether it’s a souvenir item, a food product, or something you’ve tucked in your ‘baul’ for years.

June 24, 2016 | 9:00AM
Fort Santiago ticket booth, Intramuros, Manila
Fee: P450.00 adult/P250.00 student for basic tour fees (snack, pedicab, museum entrance)
Bring anything Filipino to trade

Japanese Cuisine: Ramen and Gyoza WorkshopJapanese Cuisine: Ramen and Gyoza Workshop

Go Japanese by learning from the expert, Chef Takashi Kawasaki of Takashi Japanese Cuisine, on how to whip up some dishes from the Land of the Rising Sun. Try your hand in cooking homemade Gyoza, Tan-Tan Men, Miso Ramen, and Shoyu Ramen within the modern facility of the well-equipped Sylvia Reynoso-Gala Culinary Training Center. Then, once you get to finish this class, making your own ramen to keep you warm during the rainy days will no longer be a far-fetched idea.

June 25, 2016 | 1:30PM – 5:00PM
Sylvia Reynoso Gala Culinary Art Studio, 181 Shaw Blvd, Pasig
Workshop Fee: Php3,000
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_POP UP: SikatLokal_POP UP: SikatLokal

June is definitely the month of Filipino pride as Pop Up draws attention to SikatLokal. This whole day bazaar will highlight lifestyle brands and food varieties that are proudly Philippine made, such as AVA PH, Goauche, Tanks and Traps, An Ma, and a lot more! So, take your shopping experience to a whole new level as you pick great finds from various iconic local names in the fashion and food industries.

June 25, 2016 | 10:00AM – 11:00PM
A Space, 110 Legazpi St., Greenbelt, Makati
Entrance Fee: P100

I Saw Design (Wow! 80s)I Saw Design (Wow! 80s)

Here’s a workshop where you learn the basics of making designs, plus, you get to help 30 school children of IRM Pagsanjan, a religious youth group. Senior Graphic Designer Dustin Carbonera will show you how to enhance your skills in creating more visually compelling designs for your brand or office presentations. A portion of the proceeds from this course will be used to distribute school kits to the children. Now, that’s a great way to develop yourself while you also give back to the community.

June 25, 2016 | 1:00PM – 5:00PM
The Office Project, Unit 1C, Alpha Salcedo Condominium, Bautista St., Salcedo Village, Makati
Workshop Fee: Php750 (bring your own laptop)

 How to Write Love StoriesHow to Write Love Stories

Are you a hopeless romantic who is on the lookout for a feel-good happy ending? Then, this workshop is for you! Palanca awardee and playwright, Dr. Joem Antonio, will teach you the ropes of coming up with a beautiful love story or narrating through writing the one you may already have. It’s open to everyone across various ages. Full-time students, teens below 18 years old, teachers, and senior citizens can even get a 20% discount for this course.

June 25, 2016 | 10:00AM – 5:00PM
U-View, Fully Booked, B6 902 Bonifacio High Street Global City, Taguig
Workshop Fee: Php2,400
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Rainbow JamRainbow Jam

To all unicorns, it’s time to flaunt your true colors and show off your talents! Dubbed as LGBTQIA Safe Space, Art Orgy, & Love Fair, the Rainbow Jam is a gathering of the LGBTQIA community, with their family and friends, in celebration of Pride Month. Watch them perform and showcase their artworks and products through this event, which is hosted by DITO: Bahay ng Sining, an artists’ haven and café that offers good food.

June 25, 2016 | 7:00PM
DITO: Bahay ng Sining, J. Molina St., Marikina
Pay What You Can

Connecting with Connectors

Today’s world is filled with intertwined messages, muted by so much noise coming from various sources, that the need to standout becomes more challenging than ever. Recognizing this reality, Craft MNL, in collaboration with Manila Workshops and co.lab xchange, comes up with Connecting with the Connectors: Organic Word of Mouth through Inspired Communication, a continuation of its Growing Your Handmade Business series. It is ideal for new businesses as they discover how to make it in the marketing game. Fee is inclusive of snacks and handouts.

June 25, 2016 | 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Craft MNL, Unit 302, Pasay Road Condominiums (Pamana-Languages Building), 926 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati
Session Fee: Php1,500

World Vision RunWorld Vision Run

Going on its fifth year of mounting the World Vision Run, an annual charity event, World Vision Philippines is making this year’s marathon a Run for Health and Nutrition. Every runner, partner, and advocate who will take part in the World Vision Run 2016, which is organized by RunRio Inc., will be supporting the organization’s nutrition programs in communities where there are high incidences of chronic malnutrition, one of the prevailing problems in our country. Fee is with tech shirt, race bib, D-tag, raffle stub and loot bag.

June 26, 2016 | 3:00AM – 9:00AM
Blue Bay Walk, Pasay
Registration Fees: 500m (for kids up to 12 yrs old)-Php300, 3K-Php600, 5K-Php700, 10K-Php800, 21K-Php1,000
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BDJ Box Beauty Bootcamp: Glam IndulgenceBDJ Box Beauty Bootcamp: Glam Indulgence

Every girl wants to be pampered and glammed up once in a while. Here’s a great opportunity to indulge your senses and learn from beauty and lifestyle professionals like Jigs Mayuga, Jasmine Mendiola, and Bobby Carlos on how to keep your body and skin staying healthy and beautiful. The best part is that when you attend the workshops, it will entitle you to lots of freebies, discounts, and free access to various pampering booths.

June 26, 2016 | 9:00AM – 8:00PM
Palm Grove, Rockwell Club, Makati
Fee: Php800
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Youth in Design: World Industrial Design Day 2016Youth in Design: World Industrial Design Day 2016

Introduced in 2007 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID), the World Industrial Design Day is celebrated every June 29 worldwide to highlight the importance and the continuous development of industrial design. This year, the theme is “Youth In Design” as WIDD recognizes the ideas and talents of young designers globally. In the Philippines, the Benildean Industrial Designers (BInD) hosts this week-long celebration packed with designer talks, culminating with a Homecoming Party that marks its 25th anniversary.

June 27 – July 1, 2016 | 11:00PM – 12:00PM
DLS – CSB School of Design and Arts, 2544 Taft Avenue, 1004 Manila
Admission is Free

Virgin LabfestVirgin Labfest

Three weeks. Twelve new opuses. Five staged readings. Three revisited plays. This year’s Virgin Labfest is brimming with various creations that feature untried, untested, and unstaged plays of Filipino playwrights. Virgin Labfest , or laboratory festival, is an annual project of Writer’s Bloc, Inc., Cultural Center of the Philippines, and Tanghalang Pilipino, with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), that provides an avenue for Filipino artists to launch their new plays.

June 29 – July 17, 2016 | 3:00PM – 11:00PM
Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila
Tickets: Php350 per set, Php150 per film
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World Premieres Film Festival Philippines 2016World Premieres Film Festival Philippines 2016

Film enthusiasts have something to look forward to this month with the staging of the World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF) Philippines 2016, where up and coming filmmakers present their new masterpieces. The WPFF features movies under these sections: Main Competition, Intercontinental, ASEAN Skies, and Filipino New Cinema. There will be films that will underscore themes on climate change and nature, which will fall under the Cine Verde section. These movies will be shown in various cinemas in Metro Manila.

June 29 – July 10, 2016
Cinematheque Centre Manila, 855 Kalaw Ave, Ermita, Manila
Ayala Malls Cinemas, Uptown Mall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Megamall and SM North EDSA
Admission is free for the Main Competition Gala Premieres. Ticket price may vary per cinema.
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KinderKinder Wonderland

Indulge your little ones in a day (or two) of adventure and fun! Get to see Kinderino and friends as they bring them a jam-packed day of activities. There will be physical activities for the bigger kids (ages 3-12) and drawing activities for younger toddlers. Pre-registration is encouraged which will be helpful in avoiding the lines as well as serve as an entry to the lucky draw.

June 25-26, 2016 | 10:00AM – 10:00PM
SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Blvd., Pasay
Admission is free

PascribePascribe Asia Teaching Tour: Manila

London based calligraphy artist, Paul Antonio will be visiting Manila where he will be leading comprehensive workshops and a lecture. On June 24, join his lecture on the history of Western Alphabet and learn how it has evolved in the past 2,500 years! For those looking to polish their skills, there is also an Intermediate Pointed Brush and Flourishing Workshop where experienced calligraphers can accomplish higher levels of accuracy in their lettering.

June 24-29, 2016
Warehouse 8B, La Fuerza Plaza, Chino Roces Ave., Makati
Workshop and lecture fees vary
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JCI CoffeeCoffee Appreciation Workshop for a Cause: Brewing at Home

Junior Chamber International (JCI), in partnership with Yardstick Coffee, will be holding a coffee seminar series that will benefit former street children. 100% of the profits will go toward their allowances, food, transportation expenses, and more. The goal is to provide them with skills by offering each an internship position at several food and beverage establishments that JCI will partner with. In this specific seminar, Yardstick Coffee will be discussing hands-on brewing methods which you can do at home. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about coffee preparation while helping out a good cause!

June 25, 2016 | 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Yardstick Coffee, 106 Esteban St., Legaspi Village, Makati
Workshop fee: Php1,800 or Php1,600 (JCI Members)

Cibo Cooking ClassIl Sapore di Guigno: A Taste of June

Love pasta? Do you find yourself always eating a comforting bowl at Cibo? Why not learn how to make it yourself as Casa Artusi and Cibo bring you a satisfying pasta cooking class. Discover how to make Cibo’s bestsellers like the Spaghettini Al Tris, Rigatoni Di Bruto and Penne della Terra. Class fee includes healthy tasting portions, beverage, certificate and a recipe booklet. Leave the class knowing you’ll impress family and friends when you serve them these scrumptious dishes!

June 25 & 26, 2016 | 2:00PM – 5:30PM
Ascott BGC, 28th St. corner 5th Ave., Taguig
Class fee: Php4,500 per class

Action PhotoAction Photography Workshop

Adrenaline and adventure seekers can finally know how to make a decent shot of their experiences. It is always a challenge to capture action and sports photography since there is usually fast-paced motion involved which results in a blurry output. Experts from Henry’s Professional will show you techniques and help you understand the fundamentals in taking that desired action shot. The seminar also includes a go-kart session which is the perfect hands-on exercise!

June 25, 2016 | 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Henry’s Professional, 2F Circuit Mall, Makati
Registration fee: Php2,000
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*This event has been cancelled, contact the organizers for further updates

MiyashitaReverie: A Classical Guitar Concert

Revel in a night of classical guitar music as Sachiko Miyashita performs pieces that are sure to satisfy your musical appetite. She will open with Tarrega’s “Recuerdos de la Alhambra” and also play the Japanese piece “The Legend of Hagoromo”. Miyashita is no small player in the musical field that is dominated by men as she has won several prizes in her home country, Japan and won second place in the Andres Segovia International Competition in 2002. On June 23, there will be special participation by Triple Fret, an all female classical-contemporary guitar trio. Talk about girl power!

June 23, 2016 | 7:30PM
Ayala Museum, Dela Rosa St., Makati
Ticket prices: Start at Php500

ABV CocktailFundamentals of Craft Cocktails: Shaken and Stirred

Play bartender for the day and learn how to make your favorite cocktails. Know what goes into and how to prepare drinks such as whisky sour, old fashioned and negroni. Acquire all the techniques you will need from the expert men behind ABV (Alcohol by Volume) Cocktail and Absinthe Bar. At the session, attendees will also be able to craft their own signature drink. Now this is a skill you can add to your repertoire that will surely impress your guests at your next party!

June 25, 2016 | 3:30PM – 5:00PM
ABV Cocktail and Absinthe Bar, Basement Floor, 22 Jupiter St. cor. Galaxy St., Bel-Air, Makati
Workshop fee: Php2,200
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2016 Metro Manila Pride Festival

With the theme: “Let Love In: Kahit Kanino, Kahit Kailan”, the Metro Manila Pride Festival aims to campaign for all types of love and for the LGBTQIA+ community to exist without restrictions, hate and judgment from society. The festival will be full of activities such as a street fair, where LGBTQIA-owned, themed and friendly businesses can promote their products. You can also enjoy the use of the photo booths and catch exciting performances before and after the longest-running Pride March in Asia. Join in and show some love!

June 25, 2016 | 2:00PM – 8:00PM
Lapu-Lapu Monument, Luneta, Manila
Admission is free

KalinawKalinaw: A Fundraising Concert for Sounds Like Change

Sounds Like Change Philippines, Para Sa Sining Productions and Green Sun have collaborated to bring you a musical fundraising spectacular! The concert will feature some of the best local talents in the folk and acoustic music industry. All the proceeds from the event will go towards the efforts of Sounds Like Change which is an award-winning project whose purpose is to eradicate social rifts encountered by the IP community in Bukidnon through music.

June 23, 2016 | 8:00PM
Soma Bistro, Green Sun, 2285 Chino Roces Ext., Makati
Door Charge: Php500

APTMAsia Premium Travel Mart

Just because the rainy season has started doesn’t mean you have to stop looking for travel deals! Attend an exhibit that will showcase luxury travel suppliers from airline tickets, to hotel and resort accommodations. Expect to see participating travel companies that include Turkish Airlines, The Peninsula Manila, Makati Diamond Residences, Hotel Nobu, City of Dreams, Manila Diamond Hotel, Henann Group, Shangri-la Hotel, Crimson Hotel, Bellevue Hotel, Lind Hotel, Boracay Tropics, and Hotel Celeste. Don’t let this opportunity pass to get the best discounts!

June 23, 2016 | 10:00AM – 9:00PM
SMX Convention Center, Seashell Lane, Pasay City
Admission is free
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One thought on “23 Inspiring Activities To Do In Manila This Week”

  1. Hello! So nice to see my workshop I Saw Design here! Actually, with the success of the outreach, I have made this one already for free! 🙂

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