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Eat, Drink, and Explore: 13 Best Ways to Enjoy Manila This Week

This week, we have spotted thirteen workshops, conferences, specialty markets, and music events in Manila for the whole gang to enjoy.

Livin-La-Vida-ImeldaLivin’ La Vida Imelda

In time for the upcoming Presidential election, Carlos Celdran is set to take the stage of The Pineapple Lab and use his charm and showmanship. He will refresh everyone’s memory, to hopefully guide people to vote wisely, by performing about the Cold War, 1970’s Manila, Martial Law and the life of former first lady, Imelda Marcos and her flamboyancy.

March 8-10, 16-18, April 13-14, 16-17, 2016 | 8:30PM – 11:30PM
Pineapple Lab, 6071 R. Palma Street, Poblacion, Makati
Registration fee: P1,200 (Special rates for student groups also available)
Facebook Event Page

Copycat-Recipes-4Copycat Recipes 4

Impress your family and friends with a menu based on famous restaurant food choices. Enroll in the Copycat Recipes 4 class and learn how to cook Zao’s Assorted Sate Platter, Whistlestop’s Hainanese Chicken Rice, Green Pastures Ricotta Toasts, Jollibee Fried Chicken with gravy, Applebee’s Walnut Chicken Salad, and for dessert- Starbucks Banana Cream Pie.

March 10, 2016 | 10AM – 3PM
25 Mushrooms Kitchen, Community Center Valle Verde 5 Village Park, Valle, Pasig City
Registration fee: P1,200
Faceboook or Website

Valero-Eat-StreetValero Eat Street

Food lovers, this event is for you! Make March 11 your ‘cheat day’ as Valero Eat Street has a bunch of beer-match food and yummy desserts that will surely make you go over your calorie limit. To tease your taste buds, some of the treats you can’t resist in this food fair are Japanese Bulldog sandwiches from Snag Box, pizzas from Pizza Morena, and cuban sandwiches from PEPI Cubano.

March 11, 2016 | 11AM -10PM
Signa, Designer Residences, Valero Corner Rufino Street, Valero Access Road 4, Makati City
Admission is free

Rum-DiscoveryRum Discovery Class

Explore the wonderful world of Rum with this tasting event organized by Alcohol by Volume (ABV). Let experienced bartenders teach you the proper way to taste Rum, as well as distinguish the unique properties of each of the 5-6 different types of Rum that will be available for tasting. Get ready to see this drink in a different light, you may be surprised with what you may just learn (or taste) about it!

March 12, 2016 | 3:30PM – 5:00PM
ABV – 22 Jupiter Street Basement Makati
Facebook or Event Page

Creating-Succulent-Dish-Gardens-WorkshopCreating Succulent Dish Gardens Workshop

If you are looking for something productive to do and relieve stress at the same time, join this workshop and see how gardening can help you. Hosted by Road to Retail, this workshop will give you tips and tricks in pairing and matching succulents with an assortment of materials to produce a visually striking dish garden. They will also teach you techniques in caring and propagating succulents. You can even take home your very own creation!

March 12, 2016 | 9AM – 1PM
The Office Project Coworking Studio, Unit 1C Alpha Salcedo Condominium, Bautista St., Salcedo Village, Makati
Registration fee: P2,500 inclusive of materials
Facebook Event Page

Bento-Making-WorkshopBento Making Workshop

Learn how to prepare a tasty and visually delicious bento with the Bento Mommas & Global Academy. The registration fee includes boxes, ingredients and supplies for two bento creations, as well as snacks, apron and the chance to take home treats from workshop partners. Just like the main purpose behind Bento Mommas, the real takeaway from the session will be how to get your picky little eaters to increase their appetite!

March 12, 2016 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Global Academy, 118 Jupiter St., Makati City
Registration fee: P2,500

Vibe-Cafe-Raw-Vegan-Philosophy-WorkshopVibe Cafe Raw Vegan Philosophy Workshop

If you have been feeding yourself with unhealthy fast food, why not make the change your body deserves? Celebrate with Vibe Café’s amazing menu featuring healthy cooked non-vegan and raw vegan options for everyone! Led by Rock&Raw by Bot, the workshop will include a talk about basic Raw Vegan Food Philosophy as well as a live demonstration of healthy food preparation.

March 12-13, 2016 | 11AM – 1PM
LiFE Yoga Center, 2F, Forbestown Center, 8 Forbestown Rd, Taguig, Metro Manila
Registration fee: P1,500 per day / P2,000 for 2 days (Teens 12-18 years old get 50% off)
Facebook or Website

4th-Baby-and-Family-Expo-Philippines – Summer Edition4th Baby and Family Expo Summer Edition 2016

Take the entire family out for a weekend of fun activities and informative seminars as the Baby & Family Expo Philippines features over 100 exhibiting brands that cater to modern families. The kids will surely love the cartoon special appearances, arts and crafts stations, and playground areas. Moms and dads will also take home knowledge about family development and childcare.

March 12-13, 2016 | 10:00AM – 08:00PM
SM Megamall, Megatrade Hall, Mandaluyong City
Online registration: Free
Walk-in registration: P20

Travel-the-Write-WayTravel the Write Way: A Travel Writing Workshop

Ever want to let the whole online community know how awesome your vacation was? As you reach home, another journey starts, that of becoming an aspiring travel writer. Learn how to filter, organize your thoughts and write something that will catch people’s attention online. Hosted by Writer’s Block Philippines, this travel writing workshop is ideal for freelance writers, bloggers, and stay-at-home folks. Anyone who is at least 18 years old and loves to write and/or travel is welcome to join.

March 12, 2016 | 1:00PM – 6:00PM
Fully Booked, B6 902 Bonifacio High Street Global City, Taguig
Registration fee: P2,000
Facebook Event Page or Website

Passionfly-Lifestyle-FairPassionfly Lifestyle Fair

Start your summer shopping early at the second leg of the Passionfly Lifestyle Fair this 2016! Organized by Karl Edward International, get ready for some awesome discounts, good buys, and an ideal shopping experience in the metro. Catch the likes of PBB former housemate and celebrity entrepreneur Richard Juan, lifestyle blogger Rodel Flordeliz and featured blogger Kat Valdez for some business inspiration!

March 12-13, 2016 | 10AM – 8PM
Ronac Lifestyle Center, Paseo de Magallanes, Magallanes Village, SLEX, Makati City
Admission is free

Pasta-from-ScratchPasta from Scratch

Do not be intimidated by the complicated-sounding pasta dishes called cheese ravioli with pomodoro sauce and fettuccini with pesto sauce. Join this beginners’ class and learn to make pasta from scratch. Once you’ve tasted fresh pasta, it might be hard to go back to cooking dry pasta from the box! Email to reserve a slot.

March 13, 2016 | 3:00 PM
Back of the House, FCL Center, 15 Xavierville Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Registration fee: P1,800
Facebook Event Page or Website

SikatPinoy-National-Food-FairSikatPinoy National Food Fair

Have a taste of every kitchen corner of the Philippines as over a hundred exhibitors from all over the country showcase their best-known delicacies and culinary specialties. With the theme “Piling-Piling Pagkaing PIlipino,” lead by The Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (DTI-BDTP), SikatPinoy National Food Fair is a venue for promising small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to reach a wider domestic market and, hopefully, prepare them for the export market.

March 16-20, 2016 | 10:00AM – 10:00PM
SM Megamall, Megatrade Hall, Mandaluyong City
Admission is free

paellaFestival de la Paella Gigante

Definitely an event for the senses, Sociedad Espanola de Beneficencia, in collaboration with LTB Chefs Association and Greenbelt Malls, brings you a fabulous paella extravaganza benefit! Witness top chefs prepare a 10-foot diameter paella which will surely make your mouths water. Be entertained with flamenco music as well as help a cause for the less fortunate, all in this one special occasion.

March 12, 2016 | 5:00PM
Greenbelt 3 Park, Makati City
P250 per serving of paella


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