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.
2016 Korean Film Festival in Manila
Koren film lovers will take great delight in this 4-day Korean Film Festival, featuring movie genres ranging from rom-com to arthouse delights. The Korean Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines will be showing 5 popular Korean movies from 2012 to 2015. These films are about sacrifice, love, truth, and success as this year’s festival revolves around the theme “Strong Hearts.” You can choose to watch any or all of these movies in the film festival: How to Use Guys with Secret Tips, The Suspect, Confession of Murder, The Beauty Inside, Ode to My Father. All films have English subtitles.
October 13 – 16, 2016 | 12:00PM – 6:00PM
SM Megamall Cinema 6, 3/F SM Megamall, Edsa cor. Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
Tickets: Free admission
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Wanderlust: A Pop-Up Bazaar
Local is the new black, and no one knows this better than the folks at The Entrepreneur Lab. Discover up-and-coming quality brands from a carefully curated group of local artists, crafters, and makers at Wanderlust. This travel-inspired bazaar will let you have dibs on uniquely local, handmade products ranging from fashion and travel accessories to homeware. The first of this 2-part affair is happening this week, so wander over to UPTown with your friends!
October 14 – 16, 2016 | 10:00AM – 10:00PM
UP Town Center Activity Center, 216 Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
Fee: Free admission
Have you ever wondered how businesspeople and executives acquire mental toughness in a stressful environment? Do you want to develop it in yourself? Take the Resilience@Work workshop and foster the proper mindset that can help you surpass challenging situations at work. Learn tips and lessons from their lineup of inspiring speakers, including Jordana Valencia (Chief of Education, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Launch Program), Diane Eustaquio (Executive Director, IdeaSpace), Carlo Valencia (StartupPH Mentorship), and Oliver Segovia (Founder and CEO, AVA Online Group ). The fee includes coffee and snacks.
October 15, 2016 | 1:00PM – 5:00PM
_Gallery, A SPACE Philippines, 110 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati
Fee: Php2,999 (pre-registered); Php3,499 (walk-in); 10% off for A SPACE Members
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Scout Creative Talks
In a world full of copycats, how can you stand out? You just might find the answer at The Scout Creative Talks, as they bring together creatives from the fields of Writing, Entrepreneurship, Illustration, Performing Arts, Fashion, and Film. The Talk seeks to inspire and encourage you to find your voice and build your brand in the industries mentioned above. Listen to the stories of Quark Henares, Erwin Romulo, Mike Concepcion, Vania Romoff, Soleil Ignacio, and Daniel Darwin, and be inspired by their paths to success. Free coffee and donuts for the early birds.
October 15, 2016 | 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Power Mac Center Spotlight, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, Makati
Enderun Culinary Series: Japan he Yokoso Food Series
Have you always wanted to learn how to cook Japanese food? Don’t Nori, be happy because this five-day short course will teach you the fine art of Japanese cuisine. Master the art of Donburi on the first day as you will make Tonkatsu, Katsudon, Oyakodon, Tori Teri Don, and Chicken Teriyaki. Fry-day is for the second session, with tempura dishes in the menu. It gets more interesting as it progresses with Yakimono/Teppan on the third session, Sushi and Sashimi on the fourth, and Traditional and Modern Maki on the last day. The workshop fee includes a tea towel, a cap, an apron, a recipe guide, a to-go box, and a certificate of participation.
October 15 & 22, November 5, 12 & 19, 2016 | 9:00AM – 3:00PM
Enderun Extension, 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
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Cocktail Festival 2016
Be dazzled by the magic of mixed drinks as Buddha-Bar Manila brings Matthias Giroud, popular global Mixology Wizard who is also Buddha-Bar Global’s Executive Bar Manager. He’ll let you in on the tricks of putting together various drinks with some mesmerizing moves in this year’s Cocktail Festival. Witness who will reign as the first winner in Buddha-Bar Manila’s mixology competition dubbed as “Philippines Meets World: A Fusion of Local and International Flavors.” With the fee, you can already taste and savor the creation and cocktail masterpieces of Giroud and be in the company of some of the best liquid masters in the land.
October 15 – 16, 2016 | 7:00PM – 3:00AM
Buddha Bar Manila, PICAR Place, Kalayaan Ave. Brgy. Poblacion, Makati
Fee: Php1,000 (regular); Php800 (student)
A Very Special Art Trade by Art Trade MNL
Tap into the power of art to heal at this very special art trade. This event showcases the creative skills of differently – abled people and seeks to empower them by encouraging their artistic expressions. Be ready for inspiring talks, art exhibits and pop-up booths, food bazaars, and performances. Eat, drink and be merry as everyone is welcome to attend this event! Your attendance will also benefit the Learning and Beyond Childcare and Intervention Center.
October 15, 2016 | 10:00AM – 8:00PM
3rd Floor, Peaksun Plaza Building, 1505 Princeton St. corner Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong
Tickets: Php300 (regular); Php200 (student)
Impulse Manila Music Festival
Experience art and music in one grand night to remember at the Impulse Manila Music Festival! Apart from the sounds and performances of Cathy Frey, Carlo Atendido, Bea Valera, Nikita del Rosario, Early Austin, Ramona, John Zacharey and other DJs, bands, and musicians, there are also exhibits and art displays at the venue. Get your friends and the whole squad for what organizers are hyping as a rave party like no other!
Help a SEED! Grow a Seed! Pilot event
With all the natural calamities that confront our planet, we need to take a more proactive stance in saving our environment. Human Nature started the Goodness Rising initiative in response to the need for decent homes for families affected by Typhoon Yolanda. This time, it is bringing back Goodness Rising to send students to GK’s School for Experiential and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED). The tree planting activity along Katipunan Avenue is two-pronged as it hopes to care for the environment while raising funds for scholars. Truly, one seed can go a long way.
Eggciting Adventure Family Fun Run
Mark World Egg Day on your calendars and get the entire family for a healthy, fun activity that you can all enjoy together. Children are even allowed to run along all the way up to the finish line! This Eggciting Adventure Family Fun Run is organized by the Philippine Egg Board Association, to raise awareness on the health benefits of eggs. Apart from the run, fabulous prizes also await those who win the treasure hunt. Clue: you’re looking for a golden egg. Register now at their website!
October 16, 2016 | 5:00AM – 1:00PM
SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Blvd, Pasay
Fee: Php600 (10K); Php500 (5K); Php400 (3K); Php1,300 (3K Family Run for 4 persons); Php 250 (1K for 5 to 12 years old); Php250 (500M dash with Mini egg hunt)
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Vision Board Workshop
Ever heard of a vision board party? It’s one where you visualize your dreams and have fun crafting it with friends and others who also want to turn their dreams into reality! This life-affirming workshop lets you get a clearer sense of the goals you want to achieve, the forces you need to attract it, and the fortitude to have your vision manifest in real life. Vision Board Coach Trixie B. Esguerra will take you through the process so that you can start plotting the path of where you envision yourself to be.
October 16, 2016 | 9:00AM – 1:00PM
La Creperie, 66-D Broadway Ave., New Manila, Quezon City
Spanish Cooking Class
¡Hola! Vamos a cocinar. Whet someone’s appetite with your cooking prowess as you learn from Chef Heny Sison herself on how to cook various delectable Spanish dishes. She will demonstrate how to prepare Sopa de Ajo (Garlic Soup), Ensalada Mixta, Croquettas, Adobados, Cuchinillo, Paella Negra, Chocolaté con Churros and Sangria, with a bit of class participation so you can dip your fingers into the process. Be sure to bring food containers to take a few samples home. It will be a class fun of fun and flavor, so book now.
October 17, 2016 | 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Heny Sison Culinary School, 33 Boni Serrano Avenue, Quezon City
Roasting & Cupping
Take your coffee appreciation to the next level with this Roasting and Cupping class hosted by The Barista and Coffee Academy of Asia (BCAA) a.k.a the country’s reference for coffee culture. The five-day short course will take you through the origins of coffee, the right techniques in roasting, and the proper way of cupping. The class is equal parts educational and fun, perfect for both coffee connoisseurs and hobbyists alike. Slots are limited, so stop procaffeinating and book a class now.
October 17 – 21, 2016 | 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Barista & Coffee Academy Asia, 18th Floor, Atlanta Centre, 31 Annapolis, San Juan
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