14 Pulsating 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 25 Mushrooms

Ensaymada and Empanada with Chef Franz Presnide of Cordon Bleu, Dusit Bangkok

The cool Christmas breeze is in the air and soon the Filipino tradition of Misa de Gallo will begin. Wake up your loved ones with the delicious whiff of your ensaymadas and empanadas, two of our favorite Pinoy snacks. Through the instruction of Chef Franz Presnide who had a Diplome en Boulangerie from Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School Bangkok, learn how to create your tasty treats suitable for Christmas parties. Master the making of Quezo de Bola Ensaymada, Ube Ensaymada, Salted Egg Ensaymada, Beef Empanada and Chicken Emapanada through this class from Sari Jorge’s cooking school, 25 Mushrooms Kitchen.

November 24, 2016 | 10:30AM – 2:00PM
25 Mushrooms Kitchen, Molito Lifestyle Mall, Commerce Ave. Ayala Alabang (beside Cravings), Muntinlupa
Fee: Php1,300

02 Travel Spread

Travel Spread: A Pop-up Exhibit by Explore Philippines

Have you been to all the 81 provinces in the Philippines? Do you want to see all 7,107 islands? You can travel vicariously through this interactive pop-up travel exhibit! There’s plenty to visit in our country and a lot to know about. You can explore it one page at a time with Explore Philippines, now on its 2nd year. It marks its anniversary with an interactive digital exhibit that features chosen videos, pictures, and quotes from its contributors. There are also talks on Voluntourism, Marine Conservation, Local Tourism, Travel and Food Writing, Life Behind the Scenes, and Travel Photography with experts and travel junkies. Go and have more fun in the Philippines!

November 25 – 26, 2016 | 11:00AM – 10:00PM
Century City Mall Events Center, 4th Floor Century City, Kalayaan Ave. cor. Salamanca St., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati
Fee: Free admission
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03 CinderellaCinderella (Ballet Manila’s 21st Performance Season)

Who doesn’t know the story of Cinderella, the orphan girl who captivated the handsome Prince Charming with her exquisite beauty? Now, you can watch her story unfold in a ballet theater play through the proficient choreographic collaboration of two of world-renown Filipino ballet dancers – Osias Barroso and Prima Ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde. The staging of Cinderella will showcase Ballet Manila’s artistic production skills, especially with its magnificent backdrops, costumes and animal characters. Watch out for the enchanting transformation scene and the captivating ball. Grab your tickets before the clock strikes midnight!

November 25, 26 and December 3, 2016 | 8:00PM
November 27 and December 4, 2016 | 3:00PM
Aliw Theater, CCP Complex, Vicente Sotto St., Pasay
Tickets: Php515 (Bronze); Php1,030 (Silver); Php1,545 (Gold)
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04 PhilBike ExpoPhilBike Expo 2016

Hop on to your two-wheeled ride and pedal your way to the PhilBike Expo 2016. This bike haven offers different kinds of bicycles with various sizes, brands, make and build. There are also plenty of gears and accessories on display for your biking needs. At the PhilBike Expo, you will get a chance to win your dream bike and other exceptional prizes. You can also avail yourself of remarkable deals and discounts, enjoy fun activities in the indoor interactive stations, and watch international cycling stars do their heart-stopping stunts at the event.

November 26 – 27, 2016 | 10:00AM – 9:00PM
SMX Convention Center, Seashell Lane, Pasay
Tickets: Php150 per day (on-site); Advanced purchase: Php120 (one-day pass); Php200 (two-day pass)
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05 Coffee BrewingAlternative Coffee Brewing 101

Something’s brewing at The Study, and it’s in partnership with Yardstick Coffee, a coffee company at heart. Know your coffee and how to brew them well through this Alternative Coffee Brewing class. Meet other coffee enthusiasts and exchange notes on coffee while you learn how to use the French Press, the AeroPress and Pour Over procedures. You’ll also learn how to attain the right blend and taste that you crave for in your favorite hot beverages. See also how you can use the same alternate brewing schemes in creating a luscious iced coffee in the comforts of your home.

November 26, 2016 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
The Study By Enderun, 4th Floor, The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
Fee: Php3,500
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06 McDo Stripes RunMcDonald’s Stripes Run 2016 Manila

Run not just for wellness but also for reading. Children literacy is at the forefront of McDonald’s advocacy through its Ronald McDonald Read to Learn, which is one of the flagship programs of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philippines (RMHC). When you participate in the Stripes Run, you also contribute in building literacy among Filipino children in the country. The race kit includes a race bib that you’re required to wear during the run, a Stripes Run t-shirt, a pair of Striped Socks, McDonald’s Breakfast Meal that is redeemable at the race venue only, and a baggage stub. Run and have fun with the whole family!

November 26, 2016 | 5:00AM – 9:00AM
30th Street corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Fee: Php400 (1K); Php495 (3K, individual); Php 795 (5K); Php995 (10K); Php1,500 (3K, team of 2 adults & 2 kids)
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07 Stamping WorkshopKraftKart Stamping Workshop

Personalize your holiday greeting cards and Christmas gift wrappers with a stamp that is truly yours. Acquire new craft skills or hone your artistic capabilities from Karla Pasion of KraftKart, a top brand for customized and personalized rubber stamps. You can even use your stamp images for ornaments and decorations that can liven up your Christmas party! Make holiday patterns and other cute designs that will let your gifts stand out under the Christmas tree. That’s a wrap!

November 26, 2016 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Life Yoga Center, Forbestown Road, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Fee: Php2,000
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08 Creative WritingWriting for Non-writers

Often, there are so many ideas running in your head which you want to capture on paper, but they disappear once faced with a blank page. Florida-based Full Sail University MFA Creative Writing student and Course Director’s Awardee Neema Ejercito will guide you on how you can play with words and be at ease in the literary world. With her formal training on writing, she will coach you on how to use the written language in expressing yourself and build your confidence in composing your prose or essay. Enhance your creativity through this workshop, the write way.

November 26, 2016 | 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Makerspace Manila, 2F Bldg. B, Ayala Malls Solenad 3, Nuvali, Don Jose, Santa Rosa, Laguna
Fee: Php2,000
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09 Reiki RetreatReiki Retreat

If you have experience on Reiki or have completed the Reiki Healing Level I, then this retreat is designed for you. The first and only Seraphim Blueprint Teacher trainer in the country, acupuncture detox specialist and Reiki Master Teacher Sarah Salcedo-Rubin, will take you through a contemplative experience. She has practiced energy healing since 2008, an experience that she will impart through group healing practice sessions, singing bowl meditations and communicating with spirit guides. This is a good venue to rejuvenate yourself by reconnecting with the soul and allow the power of Reiki to heal troubled areas in your life.

November 26, 2016 | 8:00AM – 6:00PM
White Space Mind and Body Wellness Studio, 6th Flr. Regis Center, 327 Katipunan Ave., Quezon City
Fee: Php2,500

10 Patakbo 2016Patakbo 2016: A Cause. A Sprint. In Support of Children

The Philippine Association of Central Services and Sterilization Management (PACSSM) is an organization that conducts activities that raise awareness on healthcare-acquired infections. Their activities include skills training that will augment the methods and standards in healthcare locales that can help control and lower incidents of infection among hospitalized patients, particularly newborn babies, in these venues. To further its cause, PACSSM is holding Patakbo 2016, a Walk, Run, Dance and Zumba for a cause event. Proceeds of the funds that will be raised through Patakbo will be used for its advocacy and to support World Vision, an international child-centered non-profit organization.

November 27, 2016 | 4:30AM – 10:00AM
University Oval, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
Fee: Php700 (2.2K); Php800 (4.4K); Php900 (6.6K)

11 Soirée Beaujolais 2016Soirée Beaujolais 2016: Versailles

Wine it up like it’s the 1780’s! Soirée Beaujolais, the annual event of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines, takes you to Versailles and back to Marie Antoinette’s era. Wear 18th-century style attire and compete for the best-dressed award. Savor the period of grandiose and extravagance with premium cheeses and wines from France and a lavish feast by Marriott’s Chef. Hosted by Issa Litton, Soirée Beaujolais will also have performances by Silver Streaks Band, Beast Fam, and DJ Mars Miranda as well as exciting raffle prizes, including a trip to Paris and Versailles.

November 29 – 30, 2016 | 6:00PM – 2:00AM
Marriott Grand Ballroom, Newport Blvd., Newport City Complex, Pasay
Ticket: Php3,500
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12 Festival of IdeasAdobo Festival of Ideas

Colorful ideas will be brought to light in the 3rd Adobo Festival of Ideas. This festival gathers students, academicians and young professionals in marketing, communications and design fields, with industry experts sharing their individual journey to success. This year, it’s “Create. Innovate. Or Die” as the main theme. The line-up of speakers include Facebook Creative Shop’s Head of Asia-Pacific Fergus O’Hare, Google Asia-Pacific Chief Creative Officer John Merrifield, J. Walter Thompson Worldwide APAC Director of Digital Josie Brown, Cheil Worldwide Chief Creative Officer Wain Choi, TBWA\Santiago Chief Creative Officer Melvin Mangada, and Dentsu Jayme Syfu Chief Digital Officer Carlo Ople, among others.

November 30, 2016 | 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Newport Performing Arts Theater, Level 2, Newport Mall, Newport Blvd., Pasay
Fee: Php1,500 (Student); Php3,800 (Professional); USD90 (International); Rates are exclusive of 12% VAT
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13 Improv JamImprov Jam

Let your body get into the groove of live music at Improv Workshop and Jam. It  opens with a half-hour Contact Improvisation workshop by Daloy Dance Co. Director and dance choreographer Ea Torrado. The short class will help you liberate your body, relax and relieve it of the stress within, and allow it to make contact and movements. The second part is a two-hour spontaneous session of dancing and bodily expressions. Feel the vibration and energy of percussionist Tusa Montes and other artists. If you want to share your music, bring your own instrument and play with other musicians.

November 30, 2016 | 7:00PM – 9:30PM
The PARC (Performing Arts and Recreation Center) Manila, 494 Lt. Artiaga St., San Juan
Ticket: Php250
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14 DeboneHow to Debone, Stuff without Sewing Roast Magnolia Chicken

Sylvia Reynoso Gala is a celebrated chef in the food industry who started her own culinary arts studio in 1970. As Christmas parties fill up your calendar, learn how to prepare your own whole chicken dishes under the expertise of Chef Sylvia and impress your friends and loved ones with your gastronomic talent. Get your hands working when you debone your own chicken, stuff and roast the chicken for Relleno, and steam it for Galantina. Study how you can achieve a perfectly roasted, oven-baked Spanish whole suckling pig and how to cook dishes for your Noche Buena.

November 30, 2016 | 1:30PM – 5:00PM
Sylvia Reynoso Gala Culinary Studio, 181 Shaw Boulevard, Pasig
Fee: Php2,500
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