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15 Exciting 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 Food and Drinks AsiaFood & Drinks Asia 2016

Start the month with a full stomach and so much learning when you partake in the Food and Drinks Asia, an international expo on delicatessen, specialty foods, confectionery, and drinks like wines, spirits, beers and beverages, which has been running for two decades already. Watch out for the Ultimate Flair Challenge, the Chef’s Culinary Showdown, and the Chef Bert Francisco Culinary Cup. Learn more about the food business through lectures and demonstrations from the experts and decision makers.

September 1 – 4, 2016 | 11:00AM – 7:00PM
World Trade Center Manila, Gil Puyat Ave. Ext. corner Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City
Ticket: Php100
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02 Anime and CosplayAnime and Cosplay eXpo

Play dress up and join other cosplayers and anime fanatics in this ultra-fun gathering. This is a great jumping point that will pave the way to other upcoming events like Cosplay Mania and Cosplay Matsuri. Exciting activities to check out in this three-day event are Cosplay Academy, Cosplay Karaoke Encore, Cosplay Auctions & Storage Wars, Cosplay’s Got Talent, Trivia Throne Throwdown, TORCH Manila Qualifiers, and Solo Cosplay Catwalk.

September 2 – 4, 2016 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Megatrade Hall 3, 5/F Mega B, SM Megamall, EDSA cor. Doña Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
Ticket: Php99; Php129 after September 1
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Phil Travel Mart27th Philippine Travel Mart

Can’t wait for the rainy season to end so you can finally travel again? Got all these travel bucket list destinations in mind but don’t know where to start? Well, fret no more as the 27th Philippine Travel Mart has got you covered! Organized by the Philippine Tour Operators Association, the largest travel trade exhibition in the country is set to have a line-up of offerings under their “Sale ng Bayan” exclusives. Travelers will be able to book and buy at the event which includes deals on holiday packages, island getaways, tour caravans, and more!

September 2-4, 2016 | 10:00AM – 8:00PM
SMX Convention Center, Seashell Lane, Pasay City
Entrance fee: Php50

03 Lettering + WatercolorLettering + Watercolor Workshop

It seems that most posters and artworks nowadays employ script letters, similar to handwriting, for a more casual and personal approach. But how do you write these letters with beautiful strokes and colorful touches? Hear it straight from Trish of 8AM Thoughts through this Lettering and Watercolor workshop. The fee includes paper, food, drinks and unlimited coffee. You have a choice whether to bring your own materials or avail of watercolor prang and brush set for an additional fee.

September 3, 2016 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
The Office Project Co-Working Studio, Unit 1C Alpha Salcedo Condominium, Bautista, Makati
Fee:  Php1,000 (without workshop materials); Php 1,600 (with workshop materials)
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09 B&W WorkshopLarge Format B&W Photography Workshop

There’s a classic and elegant look to photos produced in black and white. Why not continue with this tradition and learn the many facets of this kind of photography? Know the techniques on the proper way of using filters, lenses, and exposures, as well as the process of film development straight from photography expert Rey Castañeda. Bring your 135/120 camera with film for the workshop, which includes food, use of equipment, chemicals, photo paper, certificate, and two 4×5 B&W film.

September 3 – 4 & 11, 24, 2016 | 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Unit 416 Llanar Bldg., Xavierville Ave. cor. Gonzales St., Quezon City
Fee: Php8,000
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*This event has been postponed. Please contact the organizers for details.

ABVFundamentals of Craft Cocktails Volume 1: Shaken and Stirred

The folks behind Alcohol by Volume (ABV) are at it again presenting one of their most sought after classes on craft cocktails. Discover how to prepare shaken and stirred drinks including Old Fashioned, Whiskey Sour, and Negroni. Learn from 2016 Diageo Philippines South East Asia Finalist, Mr. Lester Ligon as he takes on the center stage behind the bar. Participants will be taught how to use a variety of bar tools as well as acquire more knowledge on the different spirits.

September 3, 2016 | 3:30PM – 5:30PM
ABV Cocktail and Absinthe Bar, 22 Jupiter St., Makati City
Workshop fee: Php2,200

04 Race to ServeR.A.C.E. to Serve Fun Run VI 2016

Sigaw ng Lingkod Bayani: Malasakit Para Sa Taumbayan, Kapwa Kawani, at Kalikasan. This is the theme of the Philippine Civil Service Anniversary where this year’s R.A.C.E. to Serve Fun Run is based from. The run is already on its sixth year and it hopes to generate funds for the Pondong Pamanang Lingkod Bayani Program of the Civil Service Commission. Runners can partake in the 3K, 5K, or 10K distances. The general fee includes a race bib and a sports buff.

September 3, 2016 | 5:00AM
Quirino Grandstand, Independence Road, Luneta, Manila
Fee: Php200
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05 Baby Expo5th Baby, Kids & Family Expo

Babies and their parents take center stage in the biggest trade show and consumer expo featuring products and services for babies, kids, maternity, parenting and the family. It’s the perfect venue to discover what ticks and what clicks for your baby through various exciting, entertaining and educational activities, such as seminars, talks, performances, fun games, arts and crafts and other programs. The expo is also held to support Save the Children.

September 3 – 4, 2016 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Megatrade Hall, 5/F Mega B, SM Megamall, EDSA cor. Doña Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
Fee: Free registration
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06 Yoga Pool PartyLiFE Yoga Pool Party

Get into the beat of life as LiFE Yoga Center puts together a unique blend of yoga, music, food, art and swim in one Yoga Pool Party. An hour of Rock N Flow class will be facilitated by yoga couple Shinead King and Alberto Tafoya.  Feel the vibe of the live sounds and techniques at the AcroYoga jam sessions, Urban Beats, and Art and Percussion. Priority will be given to those who register and buy their tickets ahead of time.

September 3, 2016 | 10:30AM
The Palace Pool Club, 9th Ave cor 36th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig
Ticket: Php950
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07 Women's Well-beingWomen’s Well-being Weekend Immersion

It’s good for women to know and listen well to their bodies and be in harmony with their body cycle. Yin Yoga expert Dona Tumacder-Esteban takes women into an immersion that will get them more familiar with their feminine nature and needs. Topics like pre-menstrual period, mood swings, irregular menstrual cycles, fertility, low sex drive, fatigue, menopause, nutrition, and digestion will be tackled during this weekend. Understand the roots of emotional imbalances and how to take control and manage them.

September 3 – 4, 2016 | 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Yoga+ Makati, Cambridge Centre 3F, Tordesillas cor. Gallardo Streets Salcedo Village, Makati
Fee: Php5,999 (Weekend Rate); Php3,499 (Daily Rate)
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08 SikunaSikuna: A Collaborative Arts Festival

Have a soothing day in the bosom of our arts and culture through the Sikuna, a portmanteau of “sining” (arts) and “kuna” (cradle). Absorb the beauty of our arts through more than 70 exhibitions, performances, talks, activities and attractions in this festival, including workshops on Art & Advocacy, Baybayin, Kitemaking, Hip-hop, Spoken Word Poetry, and a lot more. This event is organized to raise funds for the programs and projects of Para Sa Sining.

September 3, 2016 | 10:00AM
Baluarte de San Diego, Sta. Lucia Street, Intramuros, Manila
Ticket:  Php535 (Full Day); Php750 (Premium)
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*This event has been postponed. Please contact the organizers for details.

Salt & Light Workshop

Get your dance shoes ready and hit the dance floor with three well-known choreographers through this Salt and Light Workshop. Sway your hips and do the different moves as you learn from Mycs Villoso of LSDC Street and Romancon, Dhztine Bernardino of Autonomicass Crew and A-Team, and Rhemuel Lunio of Rock*Well and Rockstars. Refer a friend and you can even get a P50 rebate on the class fee.

September 3, 2016 | 2:00PM – 9:00PM
The PARC Manila Studio, Lt. Artiaga Street, San Juan
Fee: Php750 (for 3 classes)

Art of Paper Pricking11 Paper Pricking

Dainty and delicate designs done through pricking paper are becoming a vanishing art. Revive this craft with the use of modern tools and get into the hobby. Make a greeting card, bookmark, and stationery or accentuate your scrapbooks this way as artist Josefina “Let” Aliwalas will take you through the process of drafting your design, learning the basic techniques, and executing them well. The fee includes a paper pricking kit. Sign up early as only 10 students will be accommodated.

September 3, 2016 | 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Craft MNL, Unit 302 Pasay Road Condominium (Pamana-Languages Building), 926 Antonio Arnaiz Ave, Makati
Fee:  Php1,200

12 Event Styling 101Event Styling 101

How do you style an event? Understand the ins and outs of event styling from the School of Styling Philippines, as well as a few tips on basic photography by Lightkeeper Studios. When you sign up in any of the two time slots, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance, a School of Styling goodie pack, light snacks, workshop materials, photos and tons of ideas on how to design your events.

September 4, 2016 | 10:30AM and 2:30PM
Glorietta 5 Atrium, Ayala Ave, Makati
Fee:  Php3,500

13 Heroes for ChildrenHeroes for Children

Here’s something you can do that will keep you healthy and have fun while you also help a child in need. Be a hero for children and run for the benefit of UNICEF. When you register, you get a singlet, a race bib, and a loot bag full of sponsors’ freebies. Adult runners will also get a timing chip. Runners for the 21Km distance will receive a medal and a shirt when they finish their run.

September 4, 2016 | 3:00AM – 9:30AM
Mall of Asia, Seaside Blvd, Pasay
Fee: Php300 (500m for kids); Php700 (5Km); Php800 (10Km); Php1,100 (21Km); additional Php200 for credit card transactions
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