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11 Events to Kick-off the Month of May in Manila This Week

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:

Manila-Sundance-BazaarManila Sundance Bazaar

JCE Events returns to give you the ultimate summer sale of Manila Sundance Bazaar! Find your summer essentials at exclusive low-rates, discover shopping offers and promos on top local brands. Experience a heightened shopping experience with gastronomic mini-food fair, live music sessions by local artists and DJs and, awesome MSB-shopper treats such as free drinks, Rita’s ice cream, cotton candy, churros from Churreria La Lola and calligraphy workshops.

May 6-8, 2016 | 11:00AM – 9:00PM
The World Trade Center, Pasay
Entrance fee: Php100
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GeekFight-Politics-and-PowerGeekFight: Politics and Power

Are you obsessed with pop knowledge? It’s time to take your geekiness to the test! This time, we’ll see who will bring home the exciting prizes and bragging rights for being a geek on Philippine Politics. Questions for this game will involve Corruption, Royalty, Laws and Rules, International Relations, Political Dynasties, Heads of State, Assassinations, and maybe even Political Music. Each team can have up to 6 members so grab your friends and join the fun! Don’t forget to send a message to Splice to secure a table.

May 6, 2016 | 9:00PM – 12:00AM
Splice Resto Bar, Greenfield District, Mandaluyong
Door Charge: Php200 (with free cocktail)
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Strong-Moms-Mothers-Day-CelebrationStrong Moms: Mother’s Day Celebration

If you love fitness, wellness, paleo, natural and organic products, vegan diets, cleansing, and juicing, this event is for you! Join the biggest nutrition and fitness festival this year. This is the inaugural community event for the Hunt & Gather Nutrition and Fitness Lifestyles where nutritionists fitness coaches, organizers of wellness retreats, vendors of athletic gear, sports apparel, and exercise equipment come together. Be part of this festival and celebrate Mother’s Day with the whole family!

May 7-8, 2016 | 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Glorietta 3 Activity Center, Office Dr, Makati
Admission is free
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Coffee-BootcampCoffee Bootcamp

Global Academy and Epicurean LAB are joining forces with BEAN and BARLEY to share their passion and years of expertise to bring you the Coffee Bootcamp. Some of the topics include: a history on coffee, different brewing methods, food pairing and barista techniques. The 4-day comprehensive course is open to aspiring entrepreneurs and current food business owners who are interested in the business of coffee, college students or young hospitality professionals who want try being a barista, and all coffee lovers and enthusiasts!

May 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2016 | 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Global Academy Culinary and Hospitality, Ortigas, Pasig
Course fee: Php3,500/ day or  Php12,000 for all 4 days
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Bouquet-Making-WorkshopBouquet Making Workshop

May is Month of Flowers so start it right by joining this workshop with School Of Styling Philippines. Learn how to make beautiful bouquets and impress your loved ones with a gift that has your personal touch. You will also learn how to take pretty pictures of your finished products with a Basic Photography workshop. Fee includes a free tote bag, workshop materials and light snacks.

May 15, 2016 | 10:30AM, 2:30PM, and 4:30PM
Glorietta 5 Atrium, Ayala Ave, Makati
Workshop fee: Php3,500
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PAWS-Volunteer-OrientationPAWS Volunteer Orientation

If you love animals, volunteering for PAWS is a great way to share your passion, skills, and talent. Interested volunteers are required to attend this orientation so you can further understand the policies for volunteers and Shelter rules. Download and print the volunteer application form and bring 1 tall can of dog food or cat food, which will serve as your orientation fee. Have a question? Check the PAWS FAQs page before sending an email to philpaws@paws.org.ph.

May 7, 2016 | 10:00AM – 1:30PM
PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center (PARC), Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Orientation fee: 1 tall can of cat food or dog food as a donation
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Basic-Acrylic-WorkshopBasic Acrylic Workshop

Acrylic painting is a great way to create vibrant artworks using quality paint without spending too much money. Join Jonathan Ranola as he teaches you the basics of acrylic painting. With his background as a painter, graphic designer, book illustrator and entrepreneur, you’re sure to acquire a variety of styles and techniques. Jonathan has created images using different mediums as well including beads, ceramic tiles and even random objects found at home.

May 7, 14 & 21, 2016 | 9:00AM – 12:00NN
The Art Room, Ayala Museum, Makati City
Workshop fee: Php6,750
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Free-Comic-Book-Day-2016Free Comic Book Day 2016

Comic book lovers, it’s that time of the year again when you can receive free comics and take advantage of big discounts on action figures, posters, and many other collectibles. The action happens at the Fort and Alabang Town Center branches of Fully Booked and at Comic Odyssey in Galleria. Guest artists will also be at the Fort branch to keep the part going.

May 7, 2016 | 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Comic Odyssey- Galleria, Fully Booked- Fort and Alabang Town Center branches
Admission is free
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Fit-Fest-Pilipinas-2016Fit Fest Pilipinas 2016

Together with Out of the Box Company, Proven, and Mandala Park, Filipino athletes, artists and artisans come together to celebrate health and wellness at Fit Fest Pilipinas. Spend a day full of locally produced healthy food options and homegrown music with different groups from fitness and movement disciplines. Bring the gang and be part of a commitment for a healthier and fitter Philippines!

May 8, 2016 | 3:00PM
Mandala Park, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong
Admission is free
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Tourism Lifestyle Business Expo 2
Tourism, Lifestyle, and Business Expo 2

Attend a trade show where companies from tourism, lifestyle and business industries will come together to help you prepare for your travel plans. Get ready to see products ranging from health and beauty, summer sales, food products and even finance and investments. Also included are hotels, accommodation, travel and tours. It will be a fun-filled event for the whole family, friends and travel enthusiasts who are looking to find the best products and deals.

May 9-11, 2016 | 10:00AM – 9:00PM
Glorietta Activity Center, Office Dr, Makati
Admission is free
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kitchen-essentialsKitchen Essentials Workshop

Ever wonder how working in the kitchen can be so mystifying? Epicurean Lab and Global Culinary and Hospitality Academy are hosting an 8-day cooking course for foodies and novice cooks. Learn several topics such as basic kitchen equipment setup and safe food handling and sanitation, as well as cook dishes like Korean fried chicken and Pork Vietnamese spring rolls. Stay-at-home moms and soon-to-be parents will surely learn a lot from this bootcamp and find their way around the kitchen much better afterwards!

May 10-13 and May 17-20, 2016 | 6:00PM – 9:30PM
Global Culinary and Hospitality Academy, Makati
Course fee: Promo (8 days): Php17,999.00 – with kitchen set (Early bird until May 5, 2016)
Regular Price (8 days):Php21, 699.00 – with kitchen set
Retail Price (1 day) Php3,299.00 [for students who want to attend chosen day(s)]
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Got a tip for something hot happening next week? Let us know and it might just make our list!

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