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21 Interesting Activities 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.

HerosHeroes Night: An iVolunteer Game Night for a Cause

iVolunteer ‘heroes’ deserve a break and a night of fun, too! Bring out your competitive side and test your knowledge at an evening of trivia, games and priceless fun. Be challenged as the activity will be composed of several rounds which will let all teams get a chance to win and catch up on their fellow competitors. Heroes will also get a chance to win some prizes. Most importantly, this game night is a fund-raising opportunity that will benefit iVolunteer Philippines.  Pre-register here to avail of a discount.

May 27, 2016 | 6:30PM – 9:30PM
The Office Project Coworking Studio, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Door fee: Php350

The Intentional Traveler: A Travel Workshop

Attend a unique workshop that will shed focus on females and their desire to expand their experiences through travel. Leave the event armed with a clearer grasp of what the purpose of traveling is to you and how to put more sense to it in your lives. The speakers that will be sharing their own travel stories include Tessa Cruz of Viajera Filipina, a travel coach and travel blogger, as well as Pam Pastor, writer and lifestyle editor for the Philippine Daily Inquirer. They are also raffling out a 3D/2N stay at the artsy Canvas Boutique Hotel in Puerto Princesa, Palawan!

May 28, 2016 | 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Commune Café, 36 Polaris St., Poblacion, Makati City
Workshop fee: Php2,000

Animation JamAnimation Jam 2016

Join the 3-day Animation Jam by Manila Workshops that enables creative directors, storytellers, freelance graphic artists, illustrators, and other creative artists to pitch their short animation and get published. You’ll meet pioneers of the Philippine comic industry like Jim Fernandez, creative director and animator Tito Romero, Tuldok Animation Studios, Inc. co-founder Ayeen Pineda, and Managing Director of Top Peg Animation & Creative Studio Inc. Grace Dimaranan, who will talk and share their expertise during the workshop.

May 27- 28, 2016 and June 11, 2016 | activity times vary
30th Floor, Ecotower 32nd St. cor. 9th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Registration fee starts at: Php1,999
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Basic PhotBasic Photography: Food and Still-Life

A perfect class for those wanting to improve your food photography skills especially if you’re an aspiring food blogger. As one of the subjects in this basic still-life photography class, this intensive one-day workshop will give you all the fundamentals and techniques needed to polish your craft. Those interested are required to bring any DSLR camera, mirrorless or camera with manual mode. Newbies are welcome but you’ll need to go through your camera’s manual first. Fee is inclusive of lunch and snacks.

May 28, 2016 | 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Henry’s Professional, Circuit Makati, Makati City
Registration fee: Php1,000
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BabbleB+Abble: A Series of Talks on Contemporary Philippine Architecture and Design

To babble, is to talk and in this gathering, individuals in the architecture and design industry will share and give updates on their projects, beliefs, learnings, challenges and realizations on the purpose of doing what they do. Some of the notable speakers include, Chief Design Ambassador and Principal Architect at Buensalido + Architects, Jason Buensalido, as well as Creative and Strategy Director for Design for Tomorrow, Ric Gindap.

May 28, 2016 | 3:00PM – 7:00PM
The Launch Pad, A Space Palet Express, 3/F, 2231 Molave Bldg., Chino Roces, Makati City
Registration fee: Php250

Street Concert for Street YouthStreet: Volunteer Event & Fundraiser for He Cares Scholars

Enjoy hours of street games and jamming with band icons like 6 Cycle Mind, Banda ni Kleggy, and The Martys while you help raise funds to send street children to school.  This event is a great gateway to share your blessings to unfortunate children and help them see opportunities ahead, away from syndicates and drugs. Php100 of your registration fee will go to the He Cares Foundation.

May 28, 2016 | 4:00PM – 8:00PM
Greenfield District Central Park, Mandaluyong
Registration fee: Php250
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Color Manila Blacklight RunColor Manila Blacklight Run

Have fun. Get Fit. And enjoy the colors. Join Color Manila’s Blacklight Run with your family and friends as you sweat during this run for a cause race by Color Manila.  Depending on the race kit you register for, expect these to be included: dri-fit shirt, drawstring bag, LED headlamp, color powder and more. Don’t forget to bring a shoebox with school supplies and first aid kits for the Dumagat and Mangyan Tribes as part of Color Manila Foundation’s Shoebox Drive.

May 28, 2016 | 8:00PM
Filinvest, Alabang
Registration fee: Php950 (Deluxe); Php1,500 (Rockstar); Php6,000 (Superstar)
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Working with WoodWorking with Wood

Load your summer with creativity. Join the Wood Carving 101 Workshop and learn the basic carving techniques from raw.tura’s master carver. You’ll definitely enjoy this half-day challenging hand wood carving sponsored by Common Room PH. End the summer productively as you add wood carving in your skillset.

May 28, 2016 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Common Room, #325 Dela Rosa St. Katipunan Avenue Quezon City
Registration fee: Php1,500

Dine to DonateDine to Donate

Join Chef Waya Wijangco on her advocacy of helping people with special needs on her fundraising event, Dine to Donate. Extend your hands and open your heart as you help empower them to be self-sufficient by teaching them basic yet valuable life skills. The outreach program will benefit the Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists (PASP)’s community work.

May 28, 2016 | 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe, 25 Don A. Roces Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Registration fee: Php1,000 per person
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Caring Cup Coffee Bean-GK CupCaring Cup: Coffee Bean-GK Cup

Expose your child in a fun and engaging summer football cup hosted by the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Children ages 10-12 years old are invited to join this social development activity to foster camaraderie and sportsmanship among children. You can also donate football gears, whether new or pre-loved, for the Gawad Kalinga Sipag Program. Registration is free, all you have to do to RSVP is share the official event poster on Facebook or Instagram. Click the link to know more!

May 28, 2016 | 8:00AM – 4:00PM
The Camp, East Service Rd., Taguig
Free Registration

ParkfestParkfest Philippines

Enjoy a weekend of festivities and get a feel of our native culture. Together with Common Room PH and Type Kita, this event is in collaboration with local artists who will revamp and revive the Nayong Pilipino Park. Expect more of Filipino music, crafts and flavor in this two-day activity. Also play your old favorite games like piko and tumbang- preso.

May 28 – 29, 2016 | 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Nayong Pilipino Park, Ermita, Manila
Admission is free

Indie FestJack Daniel’s Future Legends Indiefest

After two years, Jack Daniel’s is setting up the stage again for its second year of Independent Music in the Philippines. Thirty bands such as Up Dharma Down, Run Dorothy, Jensen and the Flips, and more will be rocking the stage. Drink with care as these bands play with their hearts. Join the raffle draw and take home the grand prize which is a stunning Harley- Davidson Fat Boy Lo motorcycle.

May 28-29, 2016 | 4:00PM – 2:00AM
Globe Circuit Events Grounds, Makati City
Registration needed for invites

WineWine Fair 2016

Get ready, wine enthusiasts! The largest wine event is happening this week where you can sample hundreds of wines and get special discounts on your favorites. There will also be a special meet and greet with the executives from multi-awarded wineries D’Arenberg, Anwilka, Finca Valpiedra, Vina Bujanda and Beresford at special wine dinners and master classes. A special treat will also be a chance to encounter owner and winemaker, Pascal Jolivet. Check their website for actual wine dinners and master classes times and rates.

May 28-29, 2016
Wine Depot, 217 N. Garcia St., Makati City
Wine Dinner and Master Class rates vary

MysteryScience Sleepover: Mystery Mayhem

Have you ever wondered what goes on at night in museums? Mysteries are being solved, of course! Join this one-of-a-kind slumber party where you will follow trails of evidence around The Mind Museum to solve and uncover the offender behind a mysterious crime. Participants will be investigators for the night and gather clues, analyze evidence and accomplish challenges along the way. This is an exciting event you surely wouldn’t want to miss!

May 28-29, 2016 | 6:00PM – 11:00AM
The Mind Museum, BGC, Taguig City
Group (4 and above) rates start at Php3,000

ArtOfHomemaking-Mateos-MAYThe Art of Homemaking Workshop: Table Setting and Styling Workshop

Grab a slot for the Table Styling Workshop and learn basic table setting from Boqueria Lifestyle Market. Have an ambiance of a fine restaurant in your home through personally decorating your table as if you had paid for it. Know which entertaining ware and design best fits any of your home gatherings. Don’t miss this 3 hours of learning session hosted at Mateo’s Restaurant Café.

May 28, 2016 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Mateo’s Garden Café, N.Domingo St., Quezon City
Registration fee: Php2,650

Onelife Fitness PartyOnelife Fitness Party

Onelife Studio is celebrating its 3rd birthday this year and you should not skip its awesome celebration. Get out from your comforts and flex your muscles in a 3-hour mystery workout with your friends. These classes will focus on flexibility, endurance and strength. Non-members are also welcome to join. Don’t miss the healthy session so block your weekend calendar for this event. Bring home cool treats from generous sponsors as well.

May 28, 2016 | 8:30AM – 12:00NN
8001 J. Abad Santos St. cor. Lopez Jaena st. and Calderon St., Little Baguio, San Juan
Registration fee: Free (members); Php500 (non-members)
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Coffee and Cacti Potting WorkshopCacti Potting and Coffee Workshop

Reserve your slot for the Cacti & Coffee workshop with Smarty Plants PH! Learn a different yet stylish approach to plant cacti in a coffee cup. Sounds strange? Join this class and see how to make your own coffee-inspired cactus container garden. You should discover this unique gardening skill for yourself by attending this creative workshop. Fee includes materials and coffee.

May 28, 2016 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
KENDO Creative Cubao Expo, Gen. Romulo St. Cubao, Quezon City
Registration fee: Php2,000
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Run for Reading 2Run for Reading 2

Running isn’t for fitness only. You can also run to feed yourself and someone’s mind with knowledge through reading. The Storytelling Project (TSP) is holding a running for a cause to provide children with books to read. Invite your family and friends to join this engaging fun run and pledge any amount for your run. Don’t wait until the slots get filled!

May 29, 2016 | 4:00AM
Philsports (Ultra) Track Oval, Pasig
Registration fee: Php800

Nickelodeon Slime Cup Run 2016

Join the first ever family fun run by Nickelodeon! Don’t think that this is your ordinary race as you can expect some splendid green slime at the finish line. This fun-filled activity won’t be complete without games, entertainment, obstacles and more green slime! Oh and did we mention that you can bring your four-legged friends to run with you as well? Partial proceeds of the run will be given to the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) which will help support the needs of shelter dogs.

May 29, 2016 | 6:00AM
SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds
Registration fee starts at: Php350
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ShimanoShimano 6th Dirt and Play XC Race & Fun Ride

Get an adrenaline rush and push yourself to the limits as you compete with other mountain bikers within your age category at the Cross Country (XC) Race at the Shimano Dirt & Play event. There will also be a Fun Ride where cyclists can ride with people who just have the same passion for biking. Kids can join in as there will be a category for them as well. It will be a fun-filled event and a great opportunity to be with fellow cycling aficionados. There will be no on-site registration so register now!

May 29, 2016 | 5:00AM – 4:00PM
Filinvest Trail, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Dirt Race: Php800; Play Race: Php600

TapasDigesting Design: Design, Food, and the Filipino

Join a discussion that will shed some light on how design plays an important role in our eating experience and how it elevates our appreciation of what we eat. This is definitely an interesting topic since a lot of people don’t think much on how visual packaging and experience designs affect the food choices we make. Attend this session with And A Half Design Studio which will include a free guided tour of the “TAPAS: Spanish Design for Food” and admission to the CineMET screening of “SNACKS: Bites of a Revolution“, all at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila.

May 28, 2016 | 2:00PM onward
Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Roxas Blvd., Manila
Admission fee: Php150, for students: Php120

Got a tip for something hot happening next week? Let us know and it might just make our list!

Main Photo by Dave Wright

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