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19 Fun Events 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.


The Great American Taste

Bring your friends and accept an invite from the United States Department of Agriculture to taste the best of American food and wine during the The Great American Taste at The Wine Club. Savor the special four-course meal designed by The Wine Club Chef, Edwin Balitao.

June 16, 2016 | 7:30PM
The Wine Club, 101 Aguirre St., Legaspi Village, Makati
Meal with wine: Php2,500 (per person)
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2Anthology: Stories about Architecture

Architects and designers are invited to join a truly diverse architectural festival experience and learn the three core themes from professional architects who will share their thoughts and views on the developments in the field. This 3-day architecture festival features an active program for critical thinking, cultural growth, and social impact. Join the Shelter Dialogues and discover more about the world of architecture at The Book Stop at Plaza de Roma, Intramuros, Manila.

June 17-19, 2016 | 10:00AM-10:00PM
The Book Stop Project, Plaza De Roma, Intramuros, Manila
Admission is free
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13346423_637556009741372_3720176967091154767_nTaco & Tequila Night by Cazadores

Don’t miss the finest Taco and Tequila Night! Try Chef Mikko Reyes’ delicious tacos while savoring Erwan Heusaff’s tequila-based cocktails. Express yourself at Niner Ichi Nana and groove with DJ Javi Vargas while he plays the best upbeat music of the night. You’ll never want to miss this event. Save the date as early as now!

June 17, 2016 | 7:00PM – 3:00AM
Niner Ichi Nana, G/F The Globe Tower, 32nd Street corner 7th Avenue,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Admission is free
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13232989_10153689541973505_5749822086208299602_nBigfish Innovation White

Prepare your best white attire. Be part of the biggest and leading dance event of the year and experience the real rave and party during the Big Fish Innovation White.  Dance with strobe lights and glow sticks in this white-themed party and hit the dance floor like there’s no tomorrow. Bring out your best energy while the best DJ’s in town, like DjProducer Sndrz, Dj Omnia, and DJ Bobina, play your favorite songs.

June 17, 2016 | 10:00PM-6:00AM
World Trade Center, Pasay City
Ticket prices: Php800 (Pre-sell Price); Php1,000 (Door Charge)
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5Enderun Culinary Experience: World Street Food Series – Fort

Learn to make palatable meals and dishes by joining the Enderun Culinary Experience World Street Food Workshop. This is a four-part series workshop that runs for 5-10 days to help students master the techniques of creating delicious recipes of several of the world’s street foods, like Tacos from Latin America, Phad Thai from Thailand, Kebabs from Middle East, Arancini from Italy, and Korean Street foods, with the help of professional chefs.

June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 2016 | 9:00AM- 3:00PM
Enderun Extension, 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Registration fee: Php21,000 (per participant)
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6Monster Jam Live Event

For the second time, witness the Monster Jam Live Event in Manila and get thrilled by amazing stunts and the raw power it will show you. Capture every routine and get amazed by the different freestyle stunts and acts such as the FMX Exhibition where FMX athletes will be flipping through the air on their dirt bikes!

June 18-19, 2016 | 2:00PM- 7:30PM
Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City
Registration fee: Php850 (General Admission)
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The Art of Pricing Freelancers

Freelancer.com and Manila Workshops has joined forces to teach online freelancers the art of pricing. Listen to Francis Guintu, Operations Specialist at Digital Bluemoon, to discuss the Talino Talks 2016: Art of Pricing on June 18.  This is a great opportunity for you to learn how to effectively sell your skills while winning the rate your deserve.

June 18, 2016 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Registration fee: Php500
Freelancer.com Office, 30th Floor, Eco Tower Building, 32nd cor 9th avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
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Vibrant: Wildest Music and Paint Festival

Be part of the energy filled crowd at the WILDEST Music and Paint Festival in Manila! Get into the spirit of this exciting event with your creative self as you glow in neon paint during the night.  Listen to the best music dance sets from international DJ’s like Juicy M, Dj Krunk and the most in-demand duo- Rave Republic. Local EDM superstars will also take the stage like Deuce, Tom Taus and Those Damn Nerds.

June 18, 2016 | 5:00PM
Globe Circuits Ground, Hippodromo Street, Makati City
Ticket prices: Php750
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Sama-Sama Seva for a Better Chance Foundation

Celebrate the International Day for Yoga with your fitness buddies. Learn any of the 10 different classes available on the day, including Yoga Therapy, Filipino Flow, Broga, Power Yoga and more, to help you improve your body’s flexibility and achieve better bone health. More than getting fit, you’ll be able to help the kids of the “A Better Chance Foundation” wherein 50% of the proceeds will go toward financing their eduction.

June 19, 2016 | 8:00AM- 6:15PM
Yoga+, 3F Cambridge Center, Tordesillas St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Registration fee: P500 (all-day pass)
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12Poetry Writing

Good news for poetry lovers, widen your scope of poetry writing as Conchita Cruz, professor of literature and creative writing at UP Diliman, teaches you how to write your most creative poetry. Draft your first poem and revise it yourself by following the rules she will teach you. Go beyond knowing poetry through rhyme, meter and poetic license in this session. The workshop fee is inclusive of materials, handouts, snacks, certificate, one day free admission to the museum and one day free access to the library.

June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 2016 | 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Ayala Museum, Makati City
Registration fee: Php6,750
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Hiking in the RainShare Life Outdoors Series: Tips on Waterproofing and Hiking in the Rain

Just because the rainy season has started, doesn’t mean that you have to give up your favorite outdoor activities like hiking. Join another session from the Share Life Outdoors Series as they discuss how to tackle the obstacles that come with adverse conditions. Experienced Trail Adventours Guide and former DLSU Outdoor Club President, Lance Dy will teach you how to properly pack your bag, ensure that it stays dry and guidelines on trekking in the rain.

June 22, 2016 | 8:00PM – 10:00PM
KKK Coffee, 154-A Maginhawa St., Quezon City
Admission is free
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Fete dela MusiqueFête de la Musique Philippines 2016

Also known as “World Music Day”, Fête de la Musique is a festival celebrated in over 120 countries. It first debuted in Paris in 1982, with the purpose of promoting music through FREE street performances. This year’s Manila event will take place in 20 “pocket stages” all over Makati. Each pocket stage will feature a different music genre just like: blues, soul and funk at H&J Sports Bar, bedroom beats at Belle & Dragon and the rock and indie stages at Green Sun. Check this link for exact show times and stage locations.

June 18 & 23, 2016 | 4:00PM – 1:00AM
Several locations in Makati
Admission is free
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World Tapas DayWorld Tapas Day

Foodies around the world will be glorifying the “miniature cuisine” that is very representative of Spain. Tapas have been known to gather people together, enjoying food in small bite sized portions, usually over wine. In Manila, several restaurants are taking part in creating special menus for the occasion. Some of the participating restaurants are The Black Pig, Rambla and Bar Pintxos. Get a chance to win dining vouchers to taste the special menu by joining the Instagram contest- click this link for more details!

June 16, 2016
Several Spanish Restaurants participating
Special menu prices vary
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RepublokalREPUBLOKAL Bazaar

With the aim to be recognized as a lifestyle movement, the REPUBLOKAL bazaar accomplishes that and more by bringing together two days worth of acoustic sessions, calligraphy and craft workshops, as well as a sundown poetry reading! Expect several workshops like brass jewelry making, basic photography, coptic book and saddle stitch binding. The kids will also be able to enjoy some play dough making and clay plate painting. Check out an ongoing contest they have and you might just win a free trip to Boracay for two!

June 18-19, 2016 | 11:00AM – 9:00PM
Metrotent, Metrowalk Commercial Complex, Pasig City
Entrance fee: Php100
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HoverboardFirst Hoverboard Race

Fans of the movie “Back to the Future” have been rejoicing as soon as the invention of the self-balancing scooter to replicate the functionality of the hoverboard from the movie was released. Well brace yourselves as the first ever hoverboard race is set to take place this weekend! As part of the Sodi World Series Philippines event happening on the same day, the race will comprise of 3 laps with a minimum 10 years old age requirement. Protective gear such as helmet, gloves and pants are a must. Take this chance to be like Michael J. Fox and ride that board like you’re running away from relentless bullies!

June 19, 2016 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM
City Kart Racing, Circuit Makati, Makati City
Registration fee: Php350
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cityMNL Urban Design Festival x Escolta

With the belief that “People Make Cities”, this festival will bring people together to show forth their work and advocacies by widening the reach of public art appreciation. Join them for a Saturday of walking, talking and meeting new people- all within the confines of a beautiful historic setting. For the ‘walking’ portion, Carlos Celdran will be leading a Love Parade. The talks you can expect include topics on art, housing, branding, data, mobility and places. Did we mention there will also be a Festival Launch Party at Fred’s Revolucion as well? Come and celebrate!

June 18, 2016 | 2:00PM – 9:00PM
First United Building, Manila
Admission is free
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UnsafeUnsafe Space: A Whole New World

Don’t let your Saturday pass this week without any laughs. Catch The Comedy Cartel’s Unsafe Space comedy night show live. Trust them to let you experience a ‘whole new world’ as they present to you an evening of entertainment with uncensored, no holds barred humor. Let the group composed of Rene Cruz, Jr., Joseph Montecillo and Jai Garcia take your feelings of hopelessness and heartaches away! Pule Mapacpac, Bangkok’s Clash of the Comedians Winner, will also be the special guest of the night.

June 18, 2016 | 9:30PM
Splice Resto Bar, Greenfield District, Mandaluyong
Entrance fee: Php250
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Food & Wine Pairing Class

Know how flavor, weight and intensity affect the pairing of food, particularly canapes and wine. There is so much more to learn than knowing that white wine goes well with seafood while red wine is perfect with red meat. Discover extra knowledge and more at this Food & Wine Pairing class with Wine Story! All class fees are inclusive of food and wine for tasting, class materials and certificate. Get a 5% discount if you book 2 or more basic classes or if you sign up as a group of 4. Book now since each class is limited to 12 slots!

June 18, 2016 | 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Wine Story, Shangri-la Plaza, Mandaluyong
Class fee: Php2,500
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Hunt & Gather Father’s Day Nutrition & Fitness Bazaar

What better way to show our beloved dads some love this Father’s Day than to take them to an event that will help them focus on their fitness and health. Go to the Hunt & Gather’s bazaar where you will see all types of merchants that will keep the dads in tip-top shape! See trending names that will be participating such as Paleo Manila, Greenola and Mana Bites. Take this perfect opportunity to bond with the family while showing our fathers that health should be a priority.

June 18-19, 2016
Glorietta Activity Center, Palm Drive, Makati
Admission is free
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