15 Thrilling 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 Asia On ScreenAsia On Screen 2016

Asia Society, a non-profit organization that fosters partnerships across Asia and the USA through education, business, culture and arts, is staging the 3rd Asia On Screen Film Festival. Movie lovers can enjoy as much as 14 movies from 11 countries: Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Watch films from across the region, which bring life to themes of survival, heroism, coming to age, and forbidden love, to name a few. Marvel at the great talents of Asian filmmakers and actors through this festival.

September 15 – 18, 2016 | 12:00PM – 11:00PM
Greenbelt 3 Cinemas, 3rd Level Greenbelt 3 Mall, Greenbelt Square, Ayala Center, Makati City
Ticket: Php100 per screening
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OktoberfestSan Miguel Oktoberfest Beer and Music Festival

Revel in the fun as you join in on one of the largest gatherings this year! Celebrate Oktoberfest with San Miguel Beer as they bring you bountiful libations and the best in music entertainment. Starting on September 16 and ending on October 22, the festivities will be touring around several points in Manila like Metrowalk, Eastwood, Harbour Square, and BGC. Those from out of town need not worry as they will also do their rounds in major cities like Laguna, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Tarlac, Iloilo and finally, Davao.

September 16-October 22, 2016
Held in Manila and several cities around the country
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02 Road to UltraRoad to Ultra

Get into one of the biggest party scenes that have set the world on fire – the Road to Ultra Philippines 2016. Feel the beat of famous bands, DJs, and artists in the music industry, headlined by Alesso, Hardwell, and Tiesto. Dance the night away with the groove from international musicians Fedde Le Grand and Moti, with regional support from artists Jessica Milner, Raiden, and Tom Taus. This single-stage event features trailblazing and innovative stage production that brings together top-notch lighting, images, fireworks, and kryogenics. This event is only for those 18 years old and above.

September 17 – 18, 2016 | 4:00PM – 4:00AM
MOA Concert Grounds, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay
Tickets: Php3,500 (General Admission); Php5,500 (Premium General Admission)
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03 Best of AnimeThe Best of Anime 

Are you ready for Haruna Luna, INKT, Jun Kaise of Japan, Yau of Hong Kong, Misa ofTaiwan, Sara Tousa-Bao of Singapore, and Liui, Suzume and Chun WX of the Philippines? See your favorite cosplayers and anime characters at the Best of Anime 2016. There are many attractions and activities to watch out for in this two-day event: the All-Star Cosplay Competition, the Best of Anime Superstar Karaoke Competition, Inter-School Cosplay Competition Championship, and the Battle of the Bands. You can also learn Cosplay Makeup, Voice-Dubbing, and Kendo Demo from the many demos and workshops happening there.

September 17 – 18, 2016 | 10:00AM – 8:00PM
SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Seashell Lane, Pasay
Tickets: Php350 (Convention Entrance); Php700 (Fan Meet);
Php2,000 (Ongaku Fest); starts at Php2,000 (Premium Passes)
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04 Alexander VikulovSeason Gala #3: Guest Experience featuring Alexander Vikulov

Listen to classical and endearing music featuring the Symphony No. 8 of world-renowned musician Beethoven and Pulcinella Ballet of Igor Stravinsky. Witness the Philippine premiere of the Overture to Demophon by Italian composer Luigi Cherubini. Be enthralled by the magnificent performance of the Manila Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor from Eurasia, Maestro Alexander Vikulov. He graduated as violinist at the Rimsky-Korsakov School of Music of the Leningrad State Conservatoire and conductor at the Mozarteum University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Salzburg, Austria before he debuted at the Mariinsky Opera in 2002 with Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.

September 17, 2016 | 8:00PM – 10:00PM
Power Mac Center Spotlight, Level 2, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati A.P. Reyes Ave., Makati
Tickets: Php679.25 (Silver); Php888.25 (Gold); Php1,306.25 (Platinum)
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05 Filipino Comics FestivalThe Filipino Comics Festival

Meet and greet Black Ink artists Sita Alvarez, Regine Lim, Gypsy Esguerra and many more when you attend the Filipino Comics Festival. Witness the launch of new books and enjoy fun activities and games. Your ticket to the festival is by cosplaying your favorite character from any of the Black Ink books, then you will also receive two free books. This is limited only to the first 20 cosplayers. Other interested attendees can still enter as long as they present a single receipt of one or more Black Ink books purchased at the Manila International Book Fair.

September 17, 2016 | 3:00PM – 6:00PM
SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Seashell Lane, Pasay
Fee: Free admission

06 Fresh Pasta WorkshopFresh Pasta Workshop

Try your hand in making different kinds of pastas, fettuccine and sauces as Chef Giorgio Bucciarelli will demonstrate how, while students get to participate in the process. Among the things that you will learn is creating black pasta dough, green spinach dough, pasta egg dough, lasagna, green lasagna, green and black fettuccine as well as pasta and stuffing for tortellini, cannelloni and ravioli. Whip the sauce for these pastas and see how to prepare Frutti di Mare, Arrabiata, Carbonara, Bolognese, Aglio Olio, Puttanesca, Pomodoro, and a lot more. Don’t forget your hand towel, apron, and food containers.

September 17, 2016 | 3:00PM – 9:00PM
Heny Sison Culinary School, 33 Boni Serrano Avenue, Quezon City
Fee: Php2,800

07 Fine Art PhotographyFine Art Photography

They say that the best way to increase your blog and social media followers is to have pictures that can move your audience. Learn Fine Art Photography from Daniel Lei, the man behind Southern Springs Film, as he takes you inside your camera’s mechanism whether it is a DSLR, film camera, point-and-shoot, or a mobile phone. Understand how light comes into play in composing and producing an amazing still shot. The fee includes lecture, modules, drink or cake of your choice, and one-on-one assistance with Daniel Lei. To confirm your slot, full payment of the fee is required.

September 17, 2016 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Café I’m Here, Tomas Morato,  Quezon City
Fee: Php2,200
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*This workshop has been moved to October. Please contact the organizers.

08 Entrep SummitEntrep Summit – Zero to Hero: a Startup Entrepreneurship Conference

Do you want to open a store for an upcoming enterprise or set up an online business? Whether you are planning to start a business or new to the trade or have been around for some time but wants to expand, then this conference is for you. Hear it straight from successful entrepreneurs like Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet, Alfredo Yao of Zest-o Group, Nol Montalbo of Mont Albo Massage Hut, Darlyn Ty of Belle de Jour Planners, and other speakers from various fields. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow entrepreneurs and learn from them.

September 17, 2016 | 8:00AM – 5:00PM
SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway, Taguig
Ticket: Php2,200 (Regular); Php1,900 (Regular rate for group of 10 or more);
Php1,700 (Student); Php1,500 (Student rate for group of 10 or more)
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09 Basic Leather CraftingBasic Leather Crafting

A magic braid bracelet, a card organizer, a hand-stitched pouch, and an embroidered leather cuff – you can create your own leather item by knowing the craft through this workshop by Soul Flower Co. Be on the know regarding the various tools to use and the techniques that you can employ when making a piece of work out of leather.  Your fee includes a leather craft kit composed of silver pen, genuine leather, cutting board, A4 cutting mat, cutter, metal ruler, hammer, button snaps, button snap setter, DMC embroidery thread, embroidery needle, and hole puncher.

September 17, 2016 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Studio 925Unit 2H, 22 Malingap Street, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
Fee: Php2,800
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10 KokedamasArt of Kokedama Making 

Are you running out of space for a garden? Why not bring the garden inside your home?  The Japanese art of Kokedama is the best way of putting greens into your living space while decorating your interiors. Kokedama are two words that mean moss and ball. Jamie Lyn Arcega of SmartyPlantsPH will teach participants of this class, which is limited to 8 students only, how to make moss balls as natural containers for plants. You will create two kinds of kokedamas in this session but you can take home your knowledge so you can do more.

September 17, 2016 | 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Craft MNL, Unit 302 Pasay Road Condominium (Pamana-Languages Building), 926 Antonio Arnaiz Ave, Makati
Fee: Php1,850

11 Easy ButtercreamEasy Buttercream Cake Designs

A cake is always the centerpiece for many occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and the like. Why not bake your own cake and delight your family and friends with your creation? If you have no idea how to make one, then learn from the Easy Buttercream Cake Designs workshop by Sweet Success. Through this class, you will make a chocolate cake, whip a buttercream icing, and adorn your 8” by 4” cake with the use of four strokes: vertical stripes, horizontal stripes, petal flowers and rosettes. The fee includes the cake, an apron, lunch, handout, and certificate.

September 18, 2016 | 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Sweet Success, 2B 960 G. Masangkay Street, Binondo, Manila
Fee:  Php3,700
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12 Omni Light of Change RunOMNI Light of Change Run

OMNI Electrical and Lighting is not only manufacturing eco-friendly light bulbs and other electrical products but it is also holding a Light of Change Run in conjunction with Affinitea Run. When you participate in this race, you will have a good exercise as well as help provide better lighting to UP Electrical and Electronic Engineering Institute students. Runners for 3K will get a race kit, while those for 5K and 10K will get a finisher’s medal. Those who will run for the 21K will receive bigger finisher’s medal, timing chip, finisher’s shirt, and loot bag.

September 18, 2016 | 4:00AM – 9:00AM
Liwasang Ulalim, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Magdalena Jalandoni, Malate, Pasay
Fee:  Php550 (3K); Php650 (5K); Php750 (10K); Php900 (21K)
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13 Hiking BagShare Life Outdoors Series: Maximizing your Hiking Bag

When you embark on a travel escapade, what kind of bag do you bring? Do you prefer one with many pockets? Is the fabric important to you? Are you for size or for form? Learn it straight from Lioniel “Neil” Ortico, a hiking enthusiast and mountaineer, on what you should consider when you buy a hiking bag. His experience as a volunteer guide and outdoor lover will provide you with insights on what to keep in mind in maximizing your hiking pack, which is extremely important when you go on a trip. Listen to his story over coffee or dessert.

September 21, 2016 | 8:00PM – 11:00PM
KKK Coffee, 154 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
Fee: Free Admission

Baking 3Baking Course Module III for Beginners

Take your baking skills up a notch as you turn your hobby into a potential business! Learn more complex techniques as you tackle on best-selling cake recipes such as Vienna Buttercream Torte, Chocolate Marble Cake with Fudgy Chocolate Icing, Strawberry Shortcake, Coffee Crunch Cake, and more! Discover how to whip up all these scrumptious desserts in this intensive 3-day course. Contact the Sylvia Reynoso Gala Culinary School to make a reservation as they require prepayment for their classes.

September 21-23, 2016 | 1:30PM – 5:00PM
Sylvia Reynosa Gala Culinary School, 181 Shaw Blvd., Pasig City
Class fee: Php5,800 (for all 3 days)

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