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 things to do in Manila with Ellry’s weekly guide:
Get introduced to the concept of mindfulness, experience and practice various meditation techniques, discover mindfulness as a way of being, and interact and learn from a panel of meditators through this Mindfulness Summit hosted by The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in partnership with White Space Mind and Body Wellness Studio. To get a slot, post a photo on Instagram with a short caption on the theme “Living in the moment” and tag #brew2016 and #cbtlph. You may submit a story via brewyourbestyear.com. The 75 most creative and inspirational entries win!
April 2, 2016 | 1:00PM – 6:00PM
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Bistro, 26th St., Taguig, Metro Manila
No Registration fee (Just join the contest)
Travel stories are worth sharing. In collaboration with The Playing Field, Satchmi is hosting a Travel Writing Workshop that will take you on a journey to telling your travel tales. Topics to be discussed include travel as an experiential art, the importance of imagery, and Storytelling vs. Travelogue Writing.
April 2, 2016 | 10:30AM – 12:30PM and 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Satchmi Store, 4F, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Registration fee: Php750
Chroma Music Festival
A great summer party awaits! Bounce to the colorful beat of 9 local acts and 2 international DJs, Trumpet and Tujamo in a music festival that brings a higher standard of entertainment and make a mark in the world by placing The Philippines on the map as a destination to live, love and celebrate!
Rave and get wet with Dreamchasers and Raveolutionaries as Neverland Manila and Raveolution team up to bring you a colorful summer festival you shouldn’t miss! “Unite in Color” with the awesome lineup which includes Galantis, DANNIC, Firebeatz, KURA, DJ Callum David, Marc Marasigan Music, Deuce Manila, Those Damn Nerds, and more.
Looking for something to keep your kids busy this summer? Head over to Bonifacio High Street Activity Center and choose from a wide range of sports programs including swimming, football, capoiera and more. There will also be dance, art, music, and academics-related activities. Help your kids develop social skills and teamwork, as well as self-esteem and self-discipline through the programs offered.
Are you tying the knot anytime soon? Or have you just joined the club of married folks? Learn from happy couples John and Monique Ong, Judah and Earl Paolo, and Erik and Joy Mendoza and talk about the principles needed for a successful marriage. Discover how to communicate effectively, play the right roles, and leave past baggage. They don’t teach these lessons in school.
Maximize the capability of your camera to capture stunning photos by learning ways to use speed light creatively. Anthony Caw is holding a Speed Light Photography Workshop hosted by DITO: Bahay ng Sining. You don’t have to be a pro to join; you can bring your point and shoot camera. At the end of the workshop, apply the lessons through a small portrait session.
April 2, 2016 | 12:00PM – 5:00PM
DITO: Bahay ng Sining, J. Molina Street, 1807 Marikina City
Registration fee: Php500 (with lunch)
Tassel Garland and Piñata Making
Make your summer parties more colorful with DIY decor. Join School Of Styling Philippines’ Tassel Garland & Piñata Making workshop and get crafty. The workshop fee covers all materials, School Of Styling tote bag, and light snacks. You also get basic photography and business portfolio lessons.
Markers make vibrant colors. Learn how to use water-based markers to create a water color effect and create gradients with Mark Dean Lim and Color Me Doodle. You get free Stabilo pens, Zig Brush pen, water color papers, and more when you register.
April 2, 2016 | 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Cab Cafe, Kapitolyo, 18 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Workshop Fee: Php2,000
Art in the Park
Witness Jaime Velasquez Park transform into an art haven with awesome, affordable pieces. Expand your imagination as you walk along the park with a relaxing atmosphere and let art open your mind. Art pieces don’t cost more than Php40,000 — a pretty good bargain for exceptional talent.
Create your own necklace using your own paper-cut masterpiece encased in a pendant. Spend your Sunday afternoon with friends and family while Joanna dela Pena of Artsy Cutsy teaches you the intricate art of paper-cutting. Starter tools come free with your registration fee. Snacks and more freebies are also up for grabs.
April 3, 2016 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Common Room, 325 F dela Rosa, Loyola Height 3, Katipunan, Quezon City
Registration fee: Php1,800
Manila Burlesque: Burlesque 101
Spice up your life a bit by appreciating your body through signing up for Burlesque 101. This course is presented by Manila Burlesque and designed to teach you the basics — from boosting self-confidence, to embracing sensuality and exuding grace. Develop your own stage persona, unique wardrobe and a burlesque routine, and realize your inner goddess.
April 3, 2016 – May 15, 2016 (every Sunday, except May 1) | 3:00PM
A Space Manila – 110 Legazpi Street, Makati 1229, Philippines
Php1,332.50 – Php5,637.50
Road to Retail gathered stories of people who found their way to a happy life by following their passion. One of the speakers is a brave woman who earned her first million less than 2 years after she took a career shift. Another speaker is a co-founder of a volunteerism advocacy. Also get to hear the story of a mother who wrote her own e-book while nursing her newborn. This could be what you need to get on the right track.
Got a tip for something hot happening next week? Let us know and it might just make our list!