13 Pleasurable Learning 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.

Danish Film Fest2nd Danish Film Festival

Here’s another opportunity to watch foreign films for free! Head to the theaters for the second run of the Danish Film Festival. The Embassy of Denmark in the Philippines is bringing in 11 Danish movies to mark the 70 years of friendship between our two countries: Rosita; Idealist (Idealisten); Antboy: Revenge of the Red Fury; Silent Heart (Stille Hjerte); The Keeper of the Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret); Sex, Drugs & Taxation (Spies og Glistrup); The Hour of the Lynx (I lossens time); With Your Permission (Til døden os skiller); Fear Me Not (Den du frygter); The Candidate (Kandidaten)and,  Karla’s World (Karlas Kabale).

September 29 – October 2, 2016 | 1:00PM – 7:30PM
Shang Cineplex, Shangri-la Mall, Mandaluyong
Tickets: Free Admission

02 Vintage Cocktail HourThe Vintage Cocktail Hour

Wherever you are on the cocktail-lover scale, this is an event that’ll make you  giddy! ABV or Alcohol by Volume, a cocktail bar kept in a secret place in Makati’s Jupiter Street, is coming to BGC for its first ever pop-up event. The ABV mobile bar, famous for creating bespoke cocktails, will be at La Creperie where guests can  enjoy delectable desserts and live music performance from The Slinks. The experience is made extra special by ABV’s award-winning bartenders: 2015 Diageo Philippines Bartender of the Year Ken Bandivas, who won the Around the World Challenge at the international bartending competition in South Africa, and 2016 Diageo Philippines Southeast Asia Finalist Lester Ligon. This is one event you can’t miss, so reserve your seats early!

September 30, 2016 | 9:00PM – 12:00AM
La Creperie, Forbes Town Center, Burgos Cir, Fort Bonifacio City, Taguig
Fee: Free admission
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03 Batman DayBatman Day 2016

You don’t have to go to Gotham City just to celebrate the 77th anniversary of our favorite superhero. Make your way to Comic Odyssey’s stores in Fort, Galleria and Alabang, and you might even receive your own Batman Day Special Edition copy for free! There are a lot of activities and attractions lined up at the Fort branch, such as a Batman Trivia contest, Batman Lego display, artist sketching sessions, discounted products, and a personal appearance of Batman and his team from Justice PH. Get a chance to win raffle prizes when you buy Php500 worth of Batman items.

October 1, 2016 | 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Comic Odyssey, 4th Floor, Fully Booked, B6, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig
Comic Odyssey, Unit No. 125, Robinsons Galleria, EDSA, Ortigas Center, Quezon City
Comic Odyssey, 4th Floor, Fully Booked, Alabang Town Center , Muntinlupa City
Fee: Free admission

04 Ned's presents Ned’s Project

Join the special screening of the film “Ned’s Project”, winner of Best Picture, Best Production Design and Best Cinematography in the 2016 CineFilipino Film Festival. Directed by Lem Lorca and written by John Bedia, this film tells the story of a lesbian tattoo artist yearning to get pregnant and have a child. Similarly, the film was also nominated for Best Scoring, Best Sound and Best Editing in the same festival. Top-billing the movie are Best Actress Angeli Bayani, Lui Quiambao Manansala, Best Supporting Actress Max Eigenmann, Biboy Ramirez, Ana Abad Santos, and Dionne Monsanto.

October 1, 2016 | 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Pineapple Lab, 6071 Palma Street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati
Ticket: Php300

05 Sift3rd Sift Food and Prop Styling Workshop

If you missed the previous two workshops on food and prop styling, this is your chance to catch up and learn straight from food, prop and space stylist Kay Isabedra-Silva. The 3rd Sift Food and Prop Styling Workshop will tackle topics on backgrounds about styling, working with layouts with different colors, moods and compositions, food styling hacks, commercial vs. editorial styling, and other DIY props and surfaces. at the end of The workshop fee covers the learning and writing materials, snacks and drinks, and a surprise gift set.

October 1, 2016 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Commune, 36 Polaris St., Makati
Fee: Php2,800
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06 Scripts and SerifsScripts & Serifs Workshop

Alessandra Lanot of is once again holding another workshop that will hone your craft and art skills. Get familiar with the pointed pen and create beautiful strokes using freehand. Be as creative as you can be in creating your own Scripts and Serifs style using modern calligraphy techniques. Alessandra will teach you how to mix your white and gold ink to produce great designs. The workshop fee includes snacks and refreshment, materials like white and gold ink, wooden oblique nib holder, two nibs, mixing jars, black calligraphy pad, canvas case, and workshop handouts.

October 1, 2016 | 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Prism Gallery, Island Tower Condominium, 239 Salcedo St, Legas Pi Village, Makati
Fee: Php3,500
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07 Bandwagon MusicBandwagon Music Market

If music and fun events are your first love, then it’s time you jump into the bandwagon with this music market that will have a fusion of live music, flea market, vinyl shopping, art, food and games. Bandwagon Music Market will have its debut as it aims to bring together musicians and artists from various parts of Southeast Asia, particularly promising Filipino and Singaporean bands. Music acts to watch out for are those of Beast Jesus, BP Valenzuela, Bullet Dumas, CRWN, Eyedress, iNCH (SG), Intriguant (SG), Oh, Flamingo!, Shadow Moses, Runway Crimes, and Tom’s Story.

October 1 – 2, 2016 | 3:00PM – 1:00AM
Power Mac Center Spotlight, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, Makati
Fee: Php550 (Standard price from September 24 to 30); Php700 (Door)
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08 Dessert Watercolor PaintingDessert Watercolor Painting

Watcha gonna do with the dessert? Don’t just eat it nor sing it, but also try to paint it! Hear it straight from watercolor, calligraphy and digital artist Dianne Aika Zaragoza on how to dabble on paint using watercolor as your art medium. Painting some cakes and pastries sounds fun and mouthwatering. Make them look yummier with great painting techniques. The workshop fee includes the module, lunch and unlimited coffee. You may opt to pay the lower fee and bring your own materials or pay higher and receive a kit that includes pencil and eraser, watercolor brush, watercolor set, and watercolor paper.

October 1, 2016 | 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Office Project Co-Working Studio, Unit 1C Alpha Salcedo Condominium, Bautista, Makati
Fee: Php1,800 (with materials); 1,300 (without materials)
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09 Run UnitedRun United Philippine Marathon 2016

Get into your running gear and brace yourself for another leg of the Run United Philippine Marathon 2016. If you think you have what it takes to exceed yourself, go the distance and do an extra mile, this race will test your skills with its 42K marathon. Organized by Active Health and Run Rio, the Run United series hopes to promote wellness, proper nutrition, healthy living and active lifestyle.

October 2, 2016 | 2:00AM
SM Mall of Asia, Jose Diokno Boulevard, Pasay
Fee: 5K – Php900 (Basic), Php1,070 (with AH Kit); 10K – Php1,000 (Basic), Php1,170 (with AH Kit);
21K – Php1,200 (Basic), Php1,370 (with AH Kit); 42K – Php1,600 (Basic), Php1,770 (with AH Kit)
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10 Taste of ThailandA Taste of Thailand

Are you a fan of Thai cuisine but inexperienced at cooking it? If at first you don’t succeed, you can always Thai and Thai again with this affordable cooking class. Cook authentic dishes from the Land of Smiles and let your palates delight in the mixture of flavors that has a dash of salt, spice and everything nice! You won’t be making just 1 dish, but 4 crowd pleasers: Pomelo Salad, Pad Thai, Tofu with Satay Sauce, and Mango with Sticky Purple Rice with the use of hearty vegetarian ingredients. If you prefer gluten-free components, make sure to inform Kitchen Revolution, the organizer of this cooking class, when you register in advance.

October 2, 2016 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Back of the House, FCL Center, 15 Xavierville Avenue, Quezon City
Fee: Php1,950 (on or before September 29); Php2,250 (after September 29)
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11 Vignettes for HomeVignettes For The Home

How do you make your home presentable to guests that they become magazine cover-worthy? Get tips from The School of Styling Philippines as they bring you Vignettes for The Home, a workshop that  teaches you how to spruce up and beautify areas inside your home. Make them attractive for photo shoots, special occasions, or hosting guests, through the use of photographs, decorations and ornamental pieces. When you register, you will get all materials for the workshop, School of Styling goodie pack, photos, Certificate of Attendance, and light snacks.

October 2, 2016 | 10:30AM or 2:30PM
Glorietta Atrium, Glorietta 5, Ayala Avenue, Makati
Fee:  Php3,500

12 Pizza Pasta3-Day Pasta & Pizza Course

Pasta and pizza lovers, here’s something that you can learn by getting hands-on in the kitchen! The three-day course of Global Culinary and Hospitality Academy will let you prepare various Italian recipes from scratch and relish on your own creation. Day 1 will be a fun day preparing Fresh Fettuccini Carbonara, Fusili con Pesto and Prawn Aglio Olie e Pepperoncini; Day 2 will be learning how to cook Four Cheese Ravioli with Pomodoro Sauce and Spinach and Sausage Lasagna; and Day 3 will allow you to make Four Cheese Pizza and Seafood Pizza, PANIZZA with Artichokes and Prosciutto.

October 4 – 6, 2016 | 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Global Culinary and Hospitality Academy, 490 3/F Almanza Square Bldg. Alabang-Zapote Road, BF Homes Almanza Uno, Ayala Alabang, Las Pinas
Fee:  Php9,000 (Early Bird until September 27); Php10,500 (Regular Rate)
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13 Baking 101Baking 101 for the Oven Phobic Workshop

As the name suggests, this fun and easy workshop helps you get over your fear of baking by teaching you the basics! Be one of the 20 oven phobics in Chef Patricia Loanzon’s class as she tries out simple recipes with you. Among the dishes that you will be preparing for this workshop are Chocolate Banana Cake, Butter Cake, Caramel Bars, Mint Brownies, Snickerdoodles, and your favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies. Yes, you have loads of sweets to bring home, so better carry food containers in class. Don’t forget to bring your apron and hand towel and you’re well on your way to becoming oven phobic no more!

October 4, 2016 | 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Heny Sison Culinary School, 33 Boni Serrano Avenue, Quezon City
Fee: Php 2,800
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