13 Energizing Things To Do 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 PeliculaPelícula-Pelikula 2016: The 15th Spanish Film Festival

Film fest and chill at the 15th Spanish Film Festival, presented by Instituto Cervantes de Manila, the Embassy of Spain, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP). There are 20 carefully selected movies from Spain and Latin American countries that you can enjoy watching, including the much-talked about Isla Bonita, this year’s blockbuster movie in Spain. Bring your friends and binge watch on other acclaimed movies from Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela and Chile. Who knows, your movie binging might just pay off: for every 5 movies you watch, you will qualify to join a raffle that could win you a round-trip to Spain. Hasta la vista?

October 5 – 16, 2016 | 2:00PM – 12:00AM
Greenbelt 3 Cinema 1, Greenbelt Drive, Makati
Tickets: Php100
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02 ManilArtManilArt 2016

Previous ManilArt fairs drew in big crowds, and it has a built a solid following over the years, prompting Philippine Daily Inquirer to call it as a “chief barometer of vibrancy in Philippine visual arts.” In other words, you wanna know what’s cool and new in the local art scene? Go to a ManilArt fair. The longest-running art fair in the country is back for the 8th time, with this year’s theme welcoming the Golden Age of Filipino Art. Over 600 artworks will be showcased from various regions of the country from 33 galleries. There will be exhibitions, lectures, art caravans, guided tours, demonstrations, and workshops at this fair. Cocktails will also be served on Saturday, October 8, starting at 4 PM. You may want to buy your tickets at their website to avoid the long lines.

October 6 – 9, 2016 | 11:00AM – 9:00PM
SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway, Taguig
Fee: Php200 (regular); Php150 (student with ID)
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03 Gourmand MarketThe Gourmand Market by nawwTy’s kitchen 

Food lovers, get into another savory affair that will satiate your gustatory delights! The nawwTy’s kitchen, which makes luxe comfort food, brings tasteful enjoyment to food enthusiasts through its a la carte food that can be ordered to-go or by its custom catering.  Now, you get the opportunity to even experience the Tints of Autumn through its lively and pulsating market event called The Gourmand Market. Relish the feast of flavors, consume healthy food, gratify your sweet tooth, or quench your thirst for luscious drinks at The Gourmand Market where you can eat well to live well.

October 7 – 9, 2016 | 11:00AM – 11:00PM
C1 Park, Bonifacio HighStreet Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Fee: Free admission

04 World Travel ExpoWorld Travel Expo 2016

What’s better than traveling to your dream destination? Getting there on huge discounts and great travel deals!  The World Travel Expo is here again to highlight destinations, venues, tour packages, and other activities that travelers and tourists will want to enjoy. Apart from bringing exhibitors that can offer good discounts and valuable information to adventurers, there are also workshops, conferences, attractions and activities that will promote and support travel and tourism. Don’t miss this fun event!

October 7 – 9, 2016 | 10:00AM – 7:00PM
SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Seashell Lane, Pasay
Ticket: Php50 (regular)
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05 Product PhotographyStep Into the Picture: An Introduction to Product Photography

In this digital age, the importance of putting out stunning images of your products cannot be undermined. Having the right photos on your website can make or break a sale.  That’s why this intro course is perfect for anyone who wants to develop their store’s visual content. The third in the Growing Your Handmade Business series, this workshop will take you through the basics of lighting, lenses and photo editing. You will learn all these through a mini-photoshoot, with multimedia arts mentor Jeyc Garcia as instructor. Bring your mobile phone or point-and-shoot camera to use during the workshop and get ready to take awe-inspiring photographs for your marketing materials. Have fun!

October 8, 2016 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Craft MNL, Unit 302 Pasay Road Condominium (Pamana-Languages Building), 926 Antonio Arnaiz Ave, Makati
Fee: Php1,500; Php1,000 (early bird rate)

06 Art of PiesArt of Pies Savory Session

Food and travel writer Chichi Tullao will once again entice your palate and enhance your baking and mobile photography skills through the Art of Pies – Savory Edition. This is just one of the many #BakeNShoot workshop series that Tullao and Carmela Agosta created for food enthusiasts. They accept a limited number of students per class, and the result is an enjoyably intimate learning session among kindred Makers and Crafters. The workshop has four parts: demo of recipes, hands-on demo, styling class, and basic understanding of mobile photography. Fee includes all materials and refreshments. Prepare to bring home your own cake creation, too!

October 8, 2016 | 1:30PM – 4:00PM
Bonifacio HighStreet Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Fee: Php2,800

07 Speed LadderSpeed Ladder Challenge

So, you think you can lift? Primal Ape Crossfit, the premier crossfit gym in Makati, is putting your strength to the test with its Speed Ladder Challenge. Can you do the power snatch or the clean and jerk?  Join the tournament and find out! It’s open to both men and women as there will be separate divisions for each. This endurance competition will also be divided into 2 weight divisions: scaled and RX. Be one of the first 20 participants to register to get free goodies from FitAid and Progenex Philippines.

October 8, 2016 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Primal Ape CrossFit, 2135, Don Chino Roces Avenue, Pio del Pilar, Makati City
Tickets: Php900 (regular); Php700 (early bird rate)
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08 G-ForceG-Force Project Sembreak Dance Workshop

Dance like no one’s watching. Or even when they are. Or dance, just dance and feel the beat and lose yourself in the music. There’s no better time to do it than this sembreak! The G-Force Project Sembreak Dance Workshop, going into its 5th year now, will have the following lessons: Kids Class with Chrissian; Hip-Hop with with El-John; Hip-Hop with Ishii; Sexy Hip-Hop with Ritz; Dancehall with Gelai; and AT’s Quirk with Azian Twins. After six sessions of these classes, you’re all set to do a Dance Concert at the Music Museum on October 29, where you can warm up the stage with your new dance moves.

October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 2016 |
1:30PM – 3:00PM, 3:00PM – 5:00PM, 5:00PM – 7:00PM, 7:00PM – 9:00PM
G-Force Dance Center, IL Terrazzo, 305 Tomas Morato Ave., Quezon City
Fee: Php6,500 for 6 sessions

09 Design Your HealthDesign Your Health 2016

Stressed? Research shows that taking mental breaks increases productivity, replenishes attention and encourages creativity. This weekend fair just might be the relaxing getaway you’ve been waiting for. Take care of your holistic well-being by joining this 2-day event  designed to enhance your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual  wellness. There are free classes for the body (zumba, body combat, cha cha line dance) and for the soul, including talks about how to de stress in an office setup. If that’s not enough good vibes to last you til Monday, know that proceeds of the fair will go to Unilab Foundation’s healthcare programs for children and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

October 8 – 9, 2016 | 10:00AM – 9:00PM
Mandala Park, Shaw Blvd, Pleasant Hills, Mandaluyong
Fee: Php150
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10 RedfoxModa E Arte Workshop

Put some flair into your photo shoots! Join the Moda E Arte, a fashion and fine art-inspired photography workshop by Red Fox Photography, and choose your topic because this one will have two workshops in just one day: the Photography Session and the Post-Processing Techniques which will tackle the use of Photoshop and Lightroom. You can either join in any of these two or do both. The first session will be held in the morning till early afternoon while the second session will take place in the afternoon until early evening. Both workshops offer lectures followed by hands-on practical exercises to put your learnings to the test.

October 9, 2016 | 9:00AM – 3:30PM; 4:00PM – 7:00PM
The Orchidarium Manila, Nayong Pilipino, 1000 Rizal Ave., Ermita, Manila
Fee: Php2,500 for each workshop; Php5,000 for both workshop
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11 Fast FashionFast Fashion: Exhibition Opening

Have you ever thought about the cost of your cheap clothes? This exhibit invites you to take a critical look into the dark side of the textile and fashion industry. Organized by Goethe-Institut Philippinen, in partnership with the College of Home Economics of the University of the Philippines, Fast Fashion will open with fashion expert Friederike von Wedel-Parlow and curator Dr. Claudia Banz at the helm. Prominent fashion designers in the country and from Germany will showcase their works through a fashion show, with the music of Tarsius as accompaniment. One of the highlights of this exhibit is the feature on green alternatives to fashion, which will be presented by designers from UP Diliman and ESMOD Berlin (International University of Art for Fashion).

October 10, 2016 | 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Bulwagan ng Dangal, Roxas Street, UP Campus Diliman, Quezon City
Fee:  Free admission
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12 Dylan MayoralDylan Mayoral Philippines 2016 Dance Workshop

Learn some unique dance moves from Dylan Mayoral, a dancer and choreographer from London, UK who is considered to be one of the hottest rising dance artists throughout the world. He is traveling the globe through his workshops, which has brought him to the US, Germany, Spain, Italy, China, Hong Kong, and Japan, to name a few. His rigorous training in jazz, ballet, tap dance, and contemporary dance has helped him to create his own style of dance moves, which has made a mark among dance enthusiasts. Don’t miss the Philippine leg of his workshop tour!

October 10, 2016 | 8:00PM – 9:30PM
Groove Central Dance Studio, 104 13th Ave, Cubao, Quezon City
Fee:  Php800 (Walk-in); Php700 (Regular)

13 CulinaireCulinaire: “A Magical Food Journey”

With the holidays coming up, food takes the center stage in most gatherings and occasions. Culinaire: “A Magical Food Journey” is upping the ante with a dash of magic, light show, and other technological tricks revolving around gastronomic delights. This is the 12th food degustation event that SMX Convention Center is holding. Caterers and famous restaurants will showcase their famous dishes and bestsellers, while an acappella group and professional magicians will provide entertainment. All these will be set against the backdrop of a black room with LED lights to complete the evening’s magical surrealism. If magic had a taste, Culinaire would be it! Buy your tickets soon!

October 10, 2016 | 6:00PM – 10:00PM
SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Seashell Lane, Pasay
Ticket: Php1,010
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