14 Captivating 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 UK-Phil Friendship BallUK-Philippine Friendship Ball

With 70 years under its cap, what’s a better way to commemorate the long years of good relations between the UK and the Philippines than through a Friendship Ball? Fashion will take the spotlight in this event with a magnificent fashion show, while the REO Brothers and 4th Impact will provide entertainment to guests. There will be pop-up food booths and an open bar to gratify attendees. A four-course dinner will keep everyone sated. To top it all, there are fantastic raffle prizes at stake, such as a chance to fly Business Class to UK on Etihad Airways.

October 20, 2016 | 6:00PM
Manila Polo Club, McKinley Road, Makati
Tickets: Php2,500 (regular); Php2,000 (for a table of 10 persons)

02 Art of WineThe Art Of Wine

Raise your hands if you agree that wine is bottled poetry: You have to know which wine is right for an occasion, how to appreciate the various kinds there is, and how to enjoy it with different food pairings. Wherever you are on the wine-lover scale, though, you will love this exclusive workshop by Spiral that takes you through the journey of wine appreciation. Their French wine connoisseurs will be on hand to teach you the basics of this lesson. It’s fun, it’s educational. Wine not?

October 20, 2016 | 4:00PM
Spiral, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Fee: Php1,500
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03 Manila FameManila Fame: The Design and Lifestyle Event

Twice a year, the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), puts together a design and lifestyle event that brings Filipino products to the center stage. Furniture, home and fashion accessories, decorative items, and gift products are put on display at the Manila FAME. This October is the 64th edition, with the theme “Objects Matter.” Manila FAME is the one of the longest-running trade show in the Asia-Pacific region.  Through this event, Filipino craftsmanship, design, and artistry are highlighted, showing the world-class talents and creations of the country.

October 20 – 22, 2016 | 9:00AM – 7:00PM
World Trade Center Metro Manila, Gil Puyat Ave. Ext. corner Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City
Fee: Php250 (regular); Php200 (students, PWDs, senior citizens)
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04 Gitaristas of ManilaGitaristas of Manila

Enjoy suave and smooth music of young Filipino and award-winning classical guitarists as the Independent Philippine Art Ventures Inc. and the Ayala Museum, in partnership with 98.7 DZFE, bring you Gitaristas of Manila. This is the fourth GuitarNights offering this year. Critically acclaimed artists Sting Asistores, Aaron Rafael Aguila III, Carlo Antonio Juan, Aemilio Enginco, David Jae Laza, Roneil Santos, and the UST Guitar Octet will delight your ears with their flawless performances. Savor the relaxing music of these great talents and support our musical art as you grace this event with your presence.

October 20, 2016 | 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Ayala Museum, Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati
Tickets at Ticketworld: Php850 (regular); Php400 (student, must present ID)
Tickets at Ayala Museum: Php700 (Regular); Php560 (Ayala Museum Members, Ayala Rewards Circle, and AGC employees); Php500 (Senior Citizens); Php300 (Students)
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05 KidzaniaSpecial Night: KidZania Manila

Have you aways dreamed of becoming a pilot? How about a fireman or a chef? Here’s your chance to fulfill those childhood dreams! KidZania Manila is offering a special adults-only night. That means they’re giving you the license to be a kid at heart and enjoy this giant, role-playing playground — only for one special night! Costumes aren’t required but you’re encouraged to come in your best 70s, 80s or 90s fashion and represent the decade that you love the most. There’s an open bar for you to enjoy  a maximum of two grown-up drinks (a choice of beer and wine.) There’ll be live music too, courtesy of Valkyrie’s DJ Mars Miranda, The Palace Pool Club, and Revel. Don’t forget: valid IDs and childlike imagination are required at the gate.

October 21, 2016 | 6:00PM – 10:00PM
KidZania Manila, Park Triangle, North 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Ticket: Php1,100
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06 FandomlandFandomland Music Festival 2016

Why should you be at the Fandomland Music Festival 2016? So you can enjoy 8 hours of non-stop music of different genres, you will enjoy enthralling solo and band acts, executions of DJ headliners and shows by Youtube sensations. Forming the line-up are Joyce Pring & the Chimichangas, Julian Estrada, Perkins Twins, Chelsea Ronquillo, Moonlit Pavements, DJ Blanca Young, DJ Paolo Young and a lot more. Apart from the great performances and entertainment attractions, there are also merchandise booths, exciting side games, fun activities, and great freebies and giveaways. Land yourself a spot in this one big fandom gathering and groove into the beat of your favorite music.

October 22, 2016 | 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Eton Centris Walk, EDSA, Diliman, Quezon City
Ticket: Php325

07 Creative MBACreative MBA at Design Week PH

Imagine a future you where you can make money out of your creative outputs. This Creative Masterclass will help you get there faster. Map your future as an independent creative professional with this fun, learning-packed crash course. It includes topics on how to market yourself as a creative, how to make money out of your artworks, and how to collaborate with fellow creatives. You’ll get tips and a dose of business knowledge from experts in the marketing and creative fields: Francis Miranda, PJ Lanot, Alessandra Lanot, Fozzy Castro-Dayrit, Mikko Sumulong and Atty. BJ Palatao. Start your path to creative freedom with this class!

October 22, 2016 | 2:00PM – 6:00PM
Hall ONE, CITEM, Golden Shell Pavilion Roxas Boulevard cor. Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave, Pasay
Tickets: Php150
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08 StrideStride Benefit Fashion Show

Fashion and a good cause combined is a great way to bring people together. That is why Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation Inc. and the Phi Lambda Delta Sorority are putting together Stride “Rx: A Work of HeART” Benefit Fashion Show, which is intended for indigent patients of the Philippine General Hospital and HIV genome testing. Directed by Ms. Jackie Aquino, the show will underscore works of known fashion designers and brands, such as Albert Andrada, Aranaz, Boom Sason, Jared Serrano, Jun Escario, Mark Bumgarner, Pablo Cabahug, Rajo Laurel, Rhett Eala and many more. Doctors themselves will don these apparels and will walk the runway.

October 22, 2016 | 7:00PM
Globe Circuit Event Grounds, Makati
Tickets: Php2,000; Php1,500; Php1,000; Php500
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09 Life YogaIntro to LiFE Workshop

Are you stressed with work and other activities? Do you feel weary and tired with all the responsibilities weighing on your shoulders? Do you want to take a break from the daily grind? You can choose to let go of all the unnecessary burdens and rejuvenate your body and your senses. All you have to do is get help from experts who can guide you into finding your center. The Intro to LiFE Workshop will teach you techniques and tips on Pranayama (Breath and Life), Great Om (Meditation), Feel Good Flow, Office Yoga, Eat to Live, and Daily Detox.

October 22, 2016 | 10:00AM – 11:30AM
Life Yoga Center, 2/F Forbestown Center, Forbestown Road, Taguig
Fee: Php1,000 (regular); Php800 (LiFE Yoga Members)
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10 Science SleepoverScience Sleepover: Creatures of Carnival

A night in the museum…what an adventure it will be! Feel the Halloween vibe in the company of Mr. Halim Awe’s Circus and his Creatures of Carnival through a science sleepover at the Mind Museum. This is open to everyone ages 7 and above, but those 13 years and below must be accompanied by an adult. Get the whole family and your gang for a spooky escapade as you partake in various Halloween-themed activities. Your entrance fee includes buffet dinner and packed breakfast, one overnight parking pass per group, souvenir items, and airbed. Unlimited Science Pass cardholders get 10% off on the rates.

October 22 – 23, 2016 | 5:00PM – 11:00AM
The Mind Museum, JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Taguig
Fee: Php3,500 per person (Solo, group of 2 to 3); Php3,000 per person (group of 4 or more)
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11 Street Fashion IllustrationStreet Fashion Illustration Workshop

Art Hub MNL is bringing you another fun, creative workshop! This time, you get to try your hand at Street Fashion Illustration, with the guidance of Kar Vic of OOTDraw by KarVictoriano. If you love fashion and want to experiment on mixing and matching your outfits, then this is the perfect class to attend. You don’t need to shop for clothes just to arrive at the perfect ensemble because you can watercolor paint them yourself. The workshop fee includes materials so you can start with your own OOTDrawing. Have the privilege to attend his first ever workshop and the first to register you will get a free OOTDrawing!

October 23, 2016 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Cafe I’m Here, CIIT Building, 1103 Tomas Morato Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
Fee: Php2,500
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The Smart Moms Birth & Baby Workshop

Expecting a baby anytime soon? Before you welcome your bundle of joy to the human world, prepare yourself to the fulfilling journey of motherhood as you learn pointers on Lamaze, breastfeeding, safe and sound sleep for your and your baby, and even how to prepare your yaya and household to proper infant care. Smart Parenting, a publication you can trust when it comes to this arena, is putting together this workshop to provide you with expert advice. On top of the valuable information they will impart, you get to meet other moms like you and you can enjoy raffle prizes, games and lots of surprises.

October 23, 2016 | 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Columbus Function Room, Discovery Suites, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig
Fee:  Free admission but need for registration
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Stone Painting Workshop

Make your creativity stand the test of time as you cast them on stone with this exciting Stone Painting Workshop through the instruction of artist Jojo Figueroa Javier. Immortalize your artworks by painting them on stones, which you can use as paper weight and wonderful adornments at home and in your office. This is a unique medium that you can master by learning various techniques on how to paint on varying surfaces and sizes. The workshop fee includes primed stones and the free use of acrylic paints and brushes. Sign up now as only 10 slots are available for this class!

October 23, 2016 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Common Room, 325 F dela Rosa, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Fee: Php1,500

14 Shangri-la GastronomyShangri-la International Festival of Gastronomy: Nikkei at the Fort

Japanese cuisine with a Peruvian heart is how internationally acclaimed Peruvian chef Mitsuharu Tsumura describes his gastronomic masterpieces. Chef Tsumura is the man behind Maido, a top restaurant in Lima, Peru. Take delight in his famous Nikkei dishes, which puts together fresh ingredients from Japan and South America. The relaxing ambiance of Samba in Shangri-La at the Fort, with a great view of the metropolis, completese the pleasurable dining experience. On October 30, Chef Tsumura will be joined by his fellow Peruvian chef, Virgilio Martinez. Provecho!

October 27 – 31, 2016 | 11:00AM (start of lunch); 6:30PM (start of dinner)
Restaurant Samba, Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila, 30th Street, Taguig
Fee: Php2,250 (lunch); Php4,500 (dinner); Php2,500 (beverage menu pairing)
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