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:
Learn how to bake delicious and healthy breads at Heny Sison Culinary School. Jacqueline H. Alleje will share her skills and knowledge in baking sweet and savoury breads that don’t require too much time to finish. Among the recipes you will be trying out are Yogurt Graham Bread, Focaccia, Raisin Bread, Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread, Herb-Onion-Bacon Bread, Bread Sticks, Whole Wheat Swiss Quark, and Mango Tea Bread. You will also get insights on how to turn home baking into a small business.
May 20, 2016 | 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Heny Sison Culinary School, 33 Boni Serrano Avenue, Quezon City
Course fee: Php3,000
Here to take you on another gastronomic adventure is the Gourmand Market. Fill your stomachs with premium culinary finds such as chorizo and tapa wraps from Chorizoo de Cebu or interesting empanada flavors like tuna mushroom melt and peanut butter fudge from Empanada MAS. So forget about that diet this weekend, summer’s almost over anyway!
Join Nancy Siy, the first Manila-based certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher in a 2-part workshop that will guide you to look at yourself and the world around you with love, compassion and acceptance. The first part is called I Am Awesome: A Body Image Acceptance Workshop, where you will learn to explore the relationship with your own physical body. The second part, called I Am Enough: A Life Journey Workshop, explores traditional yoga teachings that will lead you to complete acceptance of reality. Beginners and advanced yoga practitioners are welcome so bring your friends!
Game of Thrones (GoT) fans can battle it out in a quiz night that will test their knowledge about the loved television series. GoT enthusiasts will also get a chance to avail exclusive premium items! Registration is free at the C1 Concierge starting May 18. Do this quickly if you’re interested as only the first 25 teams of 10 can partake in the event. May the best house win!
Attend the Philippines’ first and largest B2B (Business-to-Blogger) networking and marketing event! Learn several topics related to blogging just like “Strategic Blogger Relations” from TAG Media and Public Relations COO, Grace Nicolas and “How Brands Partner with Influencers” with model, actor and blogger, Mikael Daez. This truly will be an event every blogger wouldn’t want to miss!
Learn how to grow your business and take it to the next level. Craft MNL, Co.Lab, in partnership with Manila Workshops will teach creative entrepreneurs how to achieve this from start to finish. Those who will attend will be equipped with knowledge on how to tackle business registrations, basic accounting and taxation. Speakers for the event include president and training Director of LifeQuest Training and Consultancy Corporation, Sonny del Rosario and professor in Ateneo De Zamboanga University and a Co-founder of Taxumo, Alexis Chua.
May 21, 2016 | 2:00PM – 6:00PM
Unit 302, Pamana-Languages Building, 926 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City
Workshop fee: Php1,500
It’s Now or Never! This is your last chance to be part of this season’s biggest rave party as Closeup Forever Summer returns for its final show! DJ Mag’s #1 on its Top 100 DJs of 2015 Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike will be headlining this ultimate summer party. For SVIP table reservations, contact 0917.680.8888 or 0917.689.8888
May 21, 2016 | Gates open at 4:00PM
Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
VIP Tickets: Php4,000
Always wanted to learn how to properly apply make up on? Or want to change up your daily skincare regimen to treat those unwanted blemishes? Join this hands on workshop where you’ll be taught by Camille Villaruel of Make up by CC on the appropriate application of make up and skincare for the most beautiful you.
May 21, 2016 | 2:00PM – 6:00PM
Eggs for Breakfast Cafe, Villa Cecilia Subdivision, Antipolo
Workshop Fee: Php 2,500
Grow your small business through the power of social media. Create content for your brand which can usually be an intimidating task. Discover social media apps and current trends that can help you tackle these challenges. Get on with the times for social media is truly the most effective way to promote your business!
Ladies, good hair days are coming ahead of you! Learn the basic techniques for an easy everyday bouncing curls or updo in a Hairstyling Workshop with Paint Box Artistry. Get more than Php1,000 worth of freebies when you join. That’s a lot of free stuff! This is great bonding activity with your girlfriends and a good skill to have to save on salon trips so email email@example.com now to reserve your slots.
May 22, 2016 | 3:00PM onwards
Go Hotels, Cybergate Plaza, Edsa cor. Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong City
Workshop fee: Php1,800
Learn the basics of brush lettering with Inabina (Ina Estrada). She will also show you how to do simple freehand brush lettering techniques as well. Register and get a free specialized decorating kit to start your brush lettering hobby with afternoon snacks thrown in the mix. If you are lucky, you can also take home some goodies!
May 21, 2016 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Old Oven Art Cafe, 3rd For Linear Building, Katipunan Ave, Quezon City
Workshop fee: Php1,500
Ella Hipolito’s art is eclectic — she is a musician, chef, and artist. Witness her unusual artistic fusion on her coffee painting exhibit. Yes, she paints with coffee and she does it with so much talent that the result is a nuanced, textured, and provocative masterpiece of coffee’s journey to art. Some of the pieces she will show are her coffee interpretations of “Ibong Adarna”, “Maria Makiling”, and “Bukang Liwayway”.
May 22 – June 5, 2016 | 4:00PM – 8:00PM
Art Circle Gallery Café, Y2 Residence Hotel, Makati
Admission is free
The Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum: An ANC Leadership Series is bringing you a rare opportunity to learn from the best in innovation and business. English business magnate, investor, and philanthropist Richard Branson is coming to Manila to share tips behind his success. Click here to register.
Discover what New Zealand has to offer in a gathering that will showcase the best of their food, beverage, travel destinations and educational institutions. Visit the Aid Programme booth which will give you more information on scholarship opportunities if you’re interested. There will also be a chance to win prizes such as roundtrip tickets from Manila to Auckland courtesy of Philippine Airlines!
Go to Greenbelt’s green market to catch a great selection of up-and-coming green brands that will be advantageous for your health. Roots markets around the world have been very popular- promoting health and wellness, unprocessed, local, eco-oriented clean food. Join Greenbelt as they join in on this advocacy. Also celebrate International Museum Day with Ayala Museum! There will be free museum admission on May 20 at 12:00NN – 8:00PM.
Bask in the summer sun while enjoying good food and refreshing drinks at Rockwell’s first Summer Street Party. Enjoy live music from Toni B., Vince Lahorra, DJ Kyle Tan and DJ Adrian Ong. Enjoy scrumptious bites from participating restaurants such as Rambla, Woodfire, Bizu and Dean & Deluca. Got kids? No worries! There will be kid-friendly activities as well such as arts and crafts and a kiddie salon.
May 21, 2016 | 4:00PM – 12:00MN
Joya Drive (near Rambla), Rockwell Center, Makati City
Admission is free
Do you have a terrible sweet tooth but want to stay healthy? Do you want to take that extra step and make your own desserts but don’t know how to bake? Fret no more as you can learn how to make raw healthy desserts! Visiting teacher Sam Shem from Mysore, India will be teaching this class which will use simple ingredients and equipment. Some people have sworn on the benefits of eating raw foods which stands on the idea that heating food destroys its nutrients and natural enzymes.
May 22, 2016 | 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Vibe Café, 2F 8 Forbestown Rd., Burgos Circle, BGC
Workshop fee: Php2,300
Join a discussion that will cover the problems and challenges in the Philippine educational system. Listen to current initiatives and solutions being developed to tackle these concerns in a comfortable setting. Those who might be interested in this event include professionals in the education/academia sector, educational foundations, college/graduate students and even parents who are concerned about the country’s position on education. Asia Society Philippines, in partnership with APEC Schools will host this gathering and will feature speakers such as Trissa Manalastas-Menardo of DepEd and Henry Motte-Munoz, the founder of Edukasyon.ph.
Ever wonder how to write for video games? Aspiring game writers, game designers, and hobbyists — this is your chance to take the first step! Talecraft creator, Ria Lu is collaborating with Fully Booked to bring you this specialized workshop. Register here or email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 0917.397.9927 for inquiries.
May 21, 2016 | 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig, Metro Manila
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Main Photo by Geee Kay