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 things to do in Manila with Ellry’s weekly guide:
Goût de France (Good France)
Launched in 2015 by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and chef Alain Ducasse is a gastronomic experience that will highlight French cuisine at its finest. This year, 11 chefs from 10 restaurants in the Philippines will join 1,000 others from all over the world to celebrate France through its culinary tradition of serving high quality dishes. Among the 10 restaurants are: Bizu Patisserie & Bistro, Champetre Boutique & Restaurant and for the first time, Cebu based La Maison Rose – The Pink Restaurant. Click on the link to see their menu offerings.
March 21, 2016
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Catch the third installment of the Whisky Appreciation Night series as they present a selection of Japanese whiskies. There will be a class and tasting presentation from Gerald Savigny, an accredited wine and spirits educator. The Japanese whiskies that will be available for tasting include: Mars Iwai, Hibiki 12 year old and Ichiro’s Malt Double Distilleries.
March 17, 2016 | 7:30PM-10:00PM
Oakroom Lounge & Bar, 17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
P1,500 per person
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Here to test you on your pop culture knowledge, but this time centering on Martial Arts as a theme, are the people behind GeekFight Trivia Nights. Prepare to bring your A-game and read up on everything you know about the topic including fighting styles and special moves, video games, TV shows, Asian cinema, and more. Click on the Facebook link to know about the game mechanics.
March 18, 2016 | 9:00PM-12:00AM
Splice Resto Bar, Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City
P200 (with one free drink)
Enjoy an evening (or two) being entertained by the latest talents in the local performance arts scene. Support homegrown bands such as Not Another Boyband, There’s Era and Benny Bunny Band. You can also expect a spoken word poetry line-up which includes Speak! Philippines, Lakambini and White Wall Poetry. This event is hosted by ILUSTRADOS, a group that has been devoted to promoting the beauty, arts and culture of Intramuros city through the Intramuros Rising music and arts festivals.
Did you know that there’s more to knitting and crocheting than beanie hats and mittens? You might be surprised that you can create adorable little stuffed toys by knitting! Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting lovable tiny stuffed animals. Join Gantsilyo Manila as they teach you how to make these delightful creations from basic crochet methods like single crochet and slip stitch to basic amigurumi techniques like pattern reading and stuffing of fiber. Workshop fee includes materials and snacks.
March 19, 2016 | 2:00PM-6:00PM
Tower 1 Lobby, The Grass Residences, North EDSA, Quezon City
P1,750 per person
The Block Party has developed another awesome gathering focusing on one common theme: TRAVEL. Come and see what they’ve got in store for this curated pop-up and choose amongst a variety of food merchants like BONO Gelato and Taco Vengo, or crafters and lifestyle retailers like Just Go Travel Bags and Comrade Leather Goods. The event won’t be complete without activities such as crafty workshops at the park, petting zoo by The Barnyard Friends on Wheels and more!
March 19-20, 2016 | 11:00AM-9:00PM
Recreational Park, Alabang Country Club, Ayala Alabang Village
P50 gate fee
Learn how to brew your own cup of joe and turn it into a masterpiece. Barista Café, together with Shophouse Cofee Co., will host an intensive 2-day workshop. On the first day, brewing methods and coffee tasting of single origin beans from Brazil, Ethiopia and Benguet will be covered. Proper steaming and pouring for latte art will be tackled on the second day. Dave Dource will be the instructor, who has 7 years of latte art and coffee experience as well as training from the American Barista & Coffee School in Portland. Fee includes a starter brew kit: Hario v60, paper filters and a pack of specialty beans.
March 19 (Day 1); April 2 (Day 2) | 1:00PM-6:00PM
Kendo Creative, Shop 33, Cubao Expo, Cubao, Quezon City
P7,500 per person (for the two days)
A performance organized by the Independent Philippine Art Ventures, Inc., will introduce three guitar artists from Japan. One of the featured artists is Tomonori Arai, who has been playing the guitar since he was six years old and has won numerous prizes at several guitar competitions in Europe. Eisei Tanigawa and Takashi Endo both make up “Duo Trussardi”. They studied classical guitar under Tomonori Arai but eventually developed a love for Brazilian music and have since then played as a duo.
March 20, 2016 | 5:30PM
Abelardo Hall, UP College of Music, Diliman, Quezon City
Ticket prices available on TicketWorld
Have you always wanted a tattoo but could never gather up the courage and get inked?Then fret no more as you can experience getting wonderful watercolor calligraphy and galaxy style tattoos, well, temporarily that is. Here you can create your own design and turn it into temporary tattoos. Paola Jane Esteron, in collaboration with Designer’s Crib, will host the session. Workshop fee includes materials and snacks.
This month really is the time to make all your summer travel plans! A major part of the process, however, starts with preparing those travel essentials. Check out the Travelogue bazaar this weekend which is curated to showcase handmade and local basics you will need for any trip. Also visit their website to see all the crafty workshops happening at the event.
March 19-20, 2016 | 10:00AM-10:00PM
Craft Lane, G/F, U.P. Town Center, Diliman, Quezon City
Admission is free
Learn a different type of calligraphy style with Gothic Lettering. This technique, with its medieval look, still brings a sense of romance and ornamental value that calligraphy enthusiasts love. Join this class with the Art Panda and learn the basics so you can write these letters with ease. There’s nothing like calligraphy writing to take you back to an era long forgotten. Workshop fee includes materials and refreshments.
As part of Craft Collective’s Travelogue event, this workshop is perfect for those who actively jot down daily reflections in their journals but get bored with the regular black and white look. Airees Rondain of Airees Creates will teach you how to make your travel journals look more like scrapbooks to creatively document your adventures. With the use of your travel notebooks, pen and watercolor sets, transform your musings into works of art!
March 20, 2016 | 2:00PM-5:00PM
Craft Lane, G/F, U.P. Town Center, Diliman, Quezon City
P2,000 / P1,700 (if you have your own watercolor set)
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Support our local film industry as a spectacle presents the best in Filipino cinematography. There will be nine feature –length films, five documentaries, five TV series, eleven short features, five online contents and one mobile content competing in the festival. Watch films such as “Ang Taba Ko Kasi” starring Cai Cortez, “Buhay Habangbuhay” with Iza Calzado and short features like “Katok” which chronicles the first day of twelve-year old Jepoy as a beggar.
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