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13 Stimulating Events 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.

1 BGCArt BGC Festival

After the success of last year’s Arts and Culture initiative, the Bonifacio Arts Foundation (BAFI) with HoneycombArts and LeBasse Projects launch the ArtBGC Festival 2016. International and local artists are expected to join and showcase their craftsmanship in the 10-day mural festival at Bonifacio Global City District with the aim of upholding the nature of public art by displaying murals across Manila. There will also be daily walking tours to so that each mural’s location and story can be shared to art enthusiasts. Register here.

May 12 – 21, 2016 | 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Bonifacio Global City (BGC) District, Taguig
Admission is free
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3 CupcakesFood Lovers: Cupcake

Surprise your family with a sweet treat by baking them the most delicious cupcakes with the cutest plating and decoration. Enroll for a three- hour baking workshop at Endurun Extension and learn the basics of baking cupcakes, get the most palatable ingredients, and decorative techniques. Children ages 11 years old and above are welcome!

May 13, 2016 | 9:00AM – 12:00NN
1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Registration fee: P4,000
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e0b8600d-ef3f-4e07-bd69-80b463eb4d95Doggie Fun Fair: Manila’s Biggest Dog Festival YEAR 3

Join the biggest dog festival in the metro! Doggie Fun Fair Year 3 is back with more exciting activities and freebies to offer.  Your doggie will definitely enjoy the event that will be jump-packed with activities and programs such as FREE doggie swimming and grooming. Pet owners will also learn about obedience training, animal welfare and a lot more.

May 15, 2016 | 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Greenfield Central Park, Mandaluyong
Registration fee: P150
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Nike Women’s Half Marathon Manila 2016

Have fun while getting fit. Join the first ever Nike Women’s Half Marathon, known as NRC Women’s HalfMarathon MNL, on May 2016. This is an all-women event buddy race from ages 16 and above that emphasizes the power of global female fitness. Invite and train with your mom, your sister, or your best friend. Running 21km will be a breeze if done with a support system!

May 15, 2016 | 4:30AM
Cavitex
Registration fee: P2,700/pair
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5 EclairsFabulous French Eclairs Class

Did you know that eclairs can be made savory too? Gala Stars Culinary will teach you how to bake sweet and savory French Éclairs from scratch. Make your own pastry from Blueberries and Cream, Choco Pastry, Strawberry Rose Cream, Tuna Pesto, using flavorful, quality ingredients. Also, learn to decorate your French Éclairs the sweetest way possible.

May 16, 2016 | 1:30PM – 5:00PM
Galastars Culinary, 181 Shaw Blvd. Pasig City
Registration fee: P2,800
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Nonsense StoryA Nonsense Story: A Circus Show from France

Have a feel of France even in Manila! Watch “A Nonsense Story: A Circus Show from France” with the family and get thrilled by 7 professional performers doing circus acts in front of you. This thrilling performance is brought to you by the Alliance Française de Manille in partnership with the Embassy of France to the Philippines and SM Aura Premier. 50% of the sale will go to the typhoon Yolanda victims.

May 17, 2016 | 7:30PM
Samsung Hall of SM Aura Premier, Taguig
Ticket prices: P1,000 (Orchestra); P600 (Balcony)
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7 SustainableSustainable Enterprise Summit 2016

Help protect the environment while making your business profitable. Join over 150 like-minded entrepreneurs, professionals, businesses, and students in a one-day summit organized by Enderun Extension and JCI Manila. This event aims to encourage everyone to practice social responsibility and sustainability while boosting profitability amongst entrepreneurs and startups. This year’s theme is “People. Planet. Profit.” with a list of esteemed speakers such as AyalaLand Sustainability Manager Anna Gonzales, urban planner Julia Nebrija and Human Nature co-founder Anna Meloto-Wilk.

May 17, 2016| 7:30AM – 5:00PM
Enderun Colleges, 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio
Registration fee:  P2,800
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8 Game of WealthGame of Wealth

Learn how to grow your assets by mastering concepts and utilizing efficient instruments at Game of Wealth. Do you hate numbers? No need! This is a fun-filled activity, using simulated life events where monetary principles and tactics are played for practical application providing you a better grasp of the topic.  As the name goes, winner with the most wealth by the end of the evening wins the game.

May 18, 2016 | 6:00PM – 9:00PM
The Office Project, G/F Alpha Salcedo Building, Bautista St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Registration fee: P250/head; P200/head (if group of 5)
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The Design Thinking Workshop

Don’t settle for less. Boost your business and grow your startup by joining the Design Thinking Sprint Workshop. You will learn different innovative and efficient methodologies to help your business thrive, and get expert advice to address loopholes in your business. This two-day event will be instructed by Miguel Aranzaz, an innovation and design consultant and makes liquid nitrogen ice cream under Kool Kids Craft Ice Cream Co.

May 14- 15, 2016 | 10:00AM- 5:00PM
Unit 302, 926 Pasay Road Condominium (Pamana Languages Bldg.), Aranaiz Ave., Makati
Registration fee:  P6,000 for 2 days (inclusive of materials and meals)
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10 A-Safe-Space-IG-webopt900_1024x1024STAGE: A Safe Space by Tim Tayag

Laugh the stress out with Tim Tayag as he spews out humor about the life of a modern man facing the struggles and pressures of society and manhood. A night of entertainment also starring Rene Cruz, Jr., Joseph Montecillo plus a special guest- leave the venue not only with laughs but realizations that life, obligations, and perspectives change while you grow, age, and get married.

May 14, 2016 | 8:00PM
Gallery at A Space, 110 Legazpi St., Makati
Registration fee: P300
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All About ToddlersSmart Parenting Workshop: All About Toddlers

Don’t wait until the slots get full for this special workshop! Parenting can be a challenging task, especially when it comes to toddlers. Register for the SP Workshop with your partner and learn smart parenting advice from experts. Plus, hoard all the freebies and eat lots of food at the event where you can win special raffle prizes, too!

May 14, 2016 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Sequoia-Redwood-Sycamore Rooms, 3rd floor, Richmonde Hotel, Ortigas City
Registration fee: P400/person; P700/couple
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Share Life OutdoorsShare Life Outdoors Series: Hiking for Fitness and Weight Goals

Who says that hiking is only for adventurers and hikers? Everyone can hike, too! Join diet Guru and food coach Nadine Tengco and Trail Adventours co-founder Coby Sarreal in a one-day fitness session to teach you about weight management and sustainable fitness. Get ready to climb the trails and mountains, while you achieve your fitness goals with new colleagues. Plus, get some free real life motivational stories to keep your phase to succeed on your fitness goals. Learn to cook healthy foods for a stronger and healthier well-being as well.

May 18, 2016 | 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Epicurious, Level 1 East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas Center
Free Registration
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Slavic PalateSlavic Palate

Join Chef Vitality as he teaches you how to make healthy Slavic Palate on May 18. This one-hour private workshop will give you a feel and taste of the Russian delicacy while you learn to cook healthy and palatable dishes.  Hands off to a cheesy burger as you savor real healthy and tasty Slavic dishes. You will definitely go home full with learning and experience.

May 18, 2016 | 12:00NN – 1:30PM
_Gallery at A Space, 110 Legazpi St., Makati
Registration fee: P1300
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Got a tip for something hot happening next week? Let us know and it might just make our list!

Main Photo by Rj Abalos III

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