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15 Noteworthy Events 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.

01 Science Museum DayCelebrate Science Museum Day

Science matters. In celebration of the first International Science Center and Science Museum Day, the Mind Museum is preparing loads of fun learning activities for its guests. You can roam the museum for three hours; try the new museum attractions and programs like the Planet Story Exhibit, Science Circus Traveling Exhibition and Play with the Universe with Mind Mover Pecier; and watch the premiere of NASA’s Global Experiment special animation video, TMM Alumni Video and movies of the Science Film Festival 2016. There’s also a #MakerspacePilipinas workshop that small and big children can enjoy. Those who are young-at-heart, or the adults, that is, can also join the #MindPub Quiz Night from 8:00-9:00 PM.

November 10, 2016 | 6:00PM – 9:00PM
The Mind Museum, J. Y. Campos Park, 3rd Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Fee: Php500
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02 Flower ArrangementFlower Arranging for the Holidays

Beautiful flowers are always in the spotlight of many occasions because they merit being in the centerpiece of the splendor and magnificence of the celebration. Their colors, scents, and shapes can inspire many of us. But putting together the right flower varieties and arranging them like a painting on a palette is an art that needs to be studied. When it comes to flower arrangement, learn from famed florist and Heny Sison Culinary School instructor Glenn Remorca about how to spruce up blossoms appropriate for the right event, whether it’s for weddings, birthdays or Christmas. Since this is a hands-on class, don’t forget your pair of scissors, hand towel, and apron.

November 11, 2016 |3:00PM – 9:00PM
Heny Sison Culinary School, 33 Boni Serrano Avenue, Quezon City
Fee: Php3,360
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03 IntersectionIntersection: A Twinbill Production

Still having a Halloween hangover? You can still have some creep for the rest of November. Satisfy your curiosity and head over to the University of the Philippines campus for the staging of UP Repertory Company’s Intersection: a Twinbill Production. It will feature the Mix Villalon’s “Streetlight Manifesto” and UP Repertory Writers’ Pool “Eskinita” based on the Elyrah Salanga-Torralba’s short story. The UP Rep is a pool of talented actors, performers, hosts, writers, directors, and stage managers that aims to create stage plays and performances that reflect the needs of the greater populace and bring Filipino theater closer to the masses.

November 11, 12, 18 and 19, 2016 | 3:00PM & 7:00PM
De Los Reyes Auditorium, UP SOLAIR, R.P. De Guzman St., UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City
Ticket: Php220 (Regular); Php200 (Student)
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04 Brush CalligraphyBrush Calligraphy Workshop

Bring back the intricate way of writing things and let your hand do the lettering. But do you know the right way to hold your brush to get the right stroke you’ve been craving to achieve? They say it’s all in the pulse. Discover the techniques in modern freehand brush lettering, basic watercolor writing and combining colors. The Scribbler, a team of creative professionals, will teach you what you need to learn. A watercolor set of eight colors, worksheets, watercolor sheets, and two round pointed brushes will be provided during the workshop. Just bring yourself and your creative passion, and let your hand do the wonders.

November 11, 2016 | 2:00PM – 4:30PM
The Craft Central, 3F Greenbelt 5, 1228 Legazpi Street, Makati
Fee: Php2,000
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05 Food Styling Food PhotographyFood Styling + Food Photography

Premier photographer Jo Avila, who is also the first Dell Monitor Brand Ambassador in Southeast Asia, and pastry chef Pixie Sevilla-Santos, who is the person behind the Forget Me Not Specialty Cakes, are joining forces to bring you the Food Styling and Food Photography workshop. Know the right way to style, design and present your food and take the best shots with proper lighting and angle. The result: a photo of your food that seems to jump out of the computer screen or magazine page. Listen well to the two experts in their respective fields and learn from them while you enjoy the snacks that will be provided at the workshop.

November 12, 2016 | 10:30AM – 5:30PM
Shutter Cafe, 118 Scout Dr. Lazcano, Diliman, Quezon City
Fee: Php3,000 (Regular); Php2,500 (Early Bird)
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06 Faux-lligraphyFaux-lligraphy Monogrammed Tote Bags

What better way to go shopping than having your very own personalized canvas bag in tow? Let your personality shine through with a tote bag that you designed yourself. Craft MNL is partnering with Sharpie and Serenitea to tickle your artistic mind and squeeze out your creative juices in coming up with a monogrammed tote bag that has your imaginative DNA stamped all over it. Draw, mix colors and have fun a set of Sharpie markers and a Sharpie drawstring bag that you will get from the workshop, which you can keep and bring home after the session.  Plus, you do all these while enjoying some Serenitea refreshments.

November 12, 2016 | 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Serenitea Congressional, GF, Congressional Tower Center, Congressional Ave, Project 8, Quezon City
Fee: Php265 (Single seat); Php530 (Bring a friend)
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07 Leather SandalsCrafting Leather Sandals

Be a shoemaker as you fashion a sandal that is up to your comfort and taste. Know the ins and outs of crafting footwear from fashion designer and businesswoman, Tal de Guzman, who built Risque Designs. She will walk you through the process of sandal making as she shares with you her learnings from her years of study of Art Management, Fashion Design and Entrepreneurship and her experience with her own shoe business. Most of all, she has a passion for local handicrafts so let her guide you how to transform leather into a modern sandal. Pack your own silver pen, cutter, cutting mat, and metal ruler as Risque Designs will provide the leather, prepared leather soles, adhesives, and other tools.

November 12, 2016 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Studio 925 by Soulflower, Unit 2H No. 22 Malingap St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
Fee: 3,000
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08 Travel Blogging#HowToBeYouPo: Becoming a Travel Blogger

Popular fashion and travel bloggers Vern & Verniece Enciso will take you to the exciting adventure of travel blogging in CreativeXOO’s #HowToBeYouPo: Becoming a Travel Blogger workshop. Know a few tricks on how you can travel with style, what to do when you are on the road, how to make the most out of your travel experiences, and how to put them in words and into a blog post. The Enciso sisters will share not just their exploits but also their blogging know-how. Other workshops for that day are: Basic Photography Workshop with Marielle Misalucha Maroket; Beauty Blogging & Everyday Make-up Tutorial with Jenine Justiniano; and Fashion & Style with Dani Barretto.

November 12, 2016 | 3:00PM – 5:00PM
The Open Space, 134 Jupiter St., Bel, air, Makati
Fee: Php750
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09 Steak and CateringSteak and Catering Cuisine 1

Liven up your kitchen and spice up your dishes with your gustatory skill when you train under the tutelage of culinary luminary Ernest Reynoso Gala, who has lots of gastronomic education and expertise under his belt. Prepare your apron and food containers for a yummy Steak and Catering Cuisine class where you will discover the way of cooking the juiciest Monterey Porterhouse Steaks and prepare how to whip a delicious homemade gravy, Beef Tenderloin Steak Ala Pobre, Roast Orange Pork Loin, Caesar Salad, Baked Spaghetti with two sauces, and Crepes Samurai. Are you already excited? Learn from the expert and steak it easy!

November 12, 2016 | 1:30PM – 5:00PM
Sylvia Reynoso Gala Culinary Arts, 181 Shaw Blvd., Pasig City
Fee: Php2,500
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10 Mindful Mom Re-treatMindful Mom Re-Treat Session

After all the taking care of the family and kids and managing the household, not to mention office work for career moms, it’s about time for mothers to pamper themselves and be at the receiving end. Mommy Mundo, a community of mothers for mothers that has been enriching a mom’s world since 2003, is putting together this Mindful Mom Re-Treat to re-energize and refresh modern mommies. In order to find their center and focus, the event provides a quiet respite for mamas. Registered Family Psychologist Michele S. Alignay, MA, who is a mother herself, will facilitate various activities to help these women sift through significant things along with challenges in her role and her life goals.

November 12, 2016 | 8:30AM – 11:30AM; 12:30PM – 3:30PM
Sarika Function Room, Dusit Thani Manila, EDSA corner Arnaiz Ave., Makati
Fee: Php800
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11 Gulay Prutas Fun RunGulay Prutas Fun Run

The great appetizer to the VegFest Pilipinas 2016 is the GuPru Fun Run, wherein you can run with your loved ones – family, friends, or pets! VegFest, the first ever vegan event in the Philippines, is having the Gulay Prutas Fun Run to promote care for animals and for the environment in the hope of addressing climate change. A portion of the proceeds of the fee with benefit CARA (Compassion and Responsibility for Animals) Welfare Philippines and SIFCare (Science of Identity Foundation). Be fruitful and join the run to help these institutions while you will receive a singlet and freebies from sponsors. Runners of the 5K distance also have a chance to win a new GoPro camera.

November 12, 2016 | 6:00AM – 8:00AM
Eastwood CityWalk, Bagumbayan, Quezon City
Fee: Php300 (1K); Php400 (3K); Php500 (5K)
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12 Cook Wine DineCook, Wine & Dine

Back of the House, which is often referred to the area where gastronomic concepts are developed, is a culinary event space for parties, pop-up restaurants, test kitchens, satellite commissaries, and recreational cooking classes and workshops. It is once again bringing another Cook, Wine and Dine workshop this November where you will learn to prepare Pork Chop Wrapped in Bacon with a Pineapple Glaze, Scalloped Sweet Potato With Cheese and a Zesty Lemon Flan for dessert over glasses of wine to make your Saturday night extra appetizing. Learn from this class, be a kitchen whiz and concoct a scrumptious meal for a date, a special occasion, or a reward for yourself.

November 12, 2016 | 5:00PM
Back of the House, Ground Floor, FCL Center, 15 Xavierville Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Fee: Php1,800
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13 21K ChallengePinoy Fitness 21K Challenge 2016

Put your speed to the test and see how long you can reach the 21K end point. Will it be within two hours, two hours and a half or three hours? Do you think you can run faster than the speed categories, or are the three hours too short to get to the finish line? This is the third time that Pinoy Fitness is posting the challenge of running your quickest half marathon. You can run as an individual or as part of a team of five. When you register, you will receive a race bib, singlet and finisher shirt. The finisher medal is awarded to runners who beat their time cut-off.

November 13, 2016 | 3:00AM – 9:00AM
SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Blvd., Pasay
Fee: Php950 (SUB3); Php1,000 (SUB2:30); Php1,400 (SUB2XU)
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14 CinemaOne OriginalsCinema One Originals Festival 2016

For 12 years now, Cinema One Originals Festival has been showcasing the talents of Filipino independent filmmakers. This year’s theme is “Anong Tingin Mo?” There are seven finalists that made it to the full-length feature film category which received Php3 Million grant to produce the film. These are Lily by Keith Deligero; Every Room Is A Planet by Malay Javier; Baka Bukas Pwede Na by Samantha Lee; Si Magdalola At Mga Gago by Jules Katanyag; Malinak La’y Labi by Jose Abdel Langit; 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten by Petersen Vargas; and Tisay by Alfonso Torre. For the documentary feature film category, three films made it to the cut.

November 13 – 22, 2016 | 6:00PM – 10:30PM
Trinoma, Glorietta 4, Greenhills Theater Mall, Gateway Mall, and Cinematheque Centre Manila
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15 TempestThe Tempest Reimagined A Filipino Adaptation of Shakespeare Classic

Shakespeare’s The Tempest opens with a violent storm which led to the characters getting stranded in an island. Drawing parallel from this scenario, PETA, and the British Council, in partnership with Japan Foundation and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), weave the actual stories of Yolanda survivors. Some actors and crew members of PETA went to Palo, Leyte for a cultural where they formed the characters of Tempest Reimagined. The play is directed by internationally acclaimed playwright, director and RADA’s artistic director, Nona Shepphard. PETA’s very own Liza Magtoto co-writes the play, British designer Marsha Roddy takes care of set and costume design, and Japanese lights designer Tsuguo Izumi provides the lighting effects.

November 11 – December 4, 2016 | 10:00AM; 3:00PM; 8:00PM
PETA Theater Center, Sunnyside Drive, Quezon City
Tickets: Wed & Thurs – Php938.72 (Balcony); Php1,173.40 (Orchestra);  Php1,408.08 (VIP)
Fri, Sat & Sun – Php938.72 (Balcony); Php1,408.08 (Orchestra);  Php1,760.10 (VIP)
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