Here at Ellry, we’re all about making every day feel like an adventure. We’ve got ideas on how to make the most of your time! Find things to do from all over the Philippines with Ellry’s monthly guide:
Basic Character Bento Workshop
Make school more interesting for your little ones by giving them fun and colorful baon every day. With this Basic Character Bento Workshop, mommies (and daddies!) learn to create snacks that are not only cute and playful, but also healthy and appetizing for their kids. Led by Russet Cainglet of @thismommymakes, the workshop includes Bento ingredients, handouts, Tupperware containers, and snacks.
July 2, 2016 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Door 3, Sky Language Center, Margarita Village, Bajada, Davao City
Workshop fee: Php1,600
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2nd Laguna Marathon
Break a sweat, rain or shine, in the 2nd annual Laguna Marathon to be held in Sta. Cruz, Laguna. With race categories ranging from 4k, 8k, 25k, and 42k, there’s something here for everyone, whatever the level of running. It’s a great start for a Sunday family day or a weekend with the barkada. Fees include a singlet and certificate for all categories, plus finisher’s shirt, and a medal or trophy for the 25k and 42k categories.
EkoSHARE Bamboo Series 2016
Interested about creating sustainable lifestyles and building an environment that’s in harmony with nature? The EkoShare Bamboo Series 2016 Edition was organized by the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines to bring wider awareness about one of our most common plants. The seminars bring bamboo to a whole new light, highlighting its many functions in the realm of healthcare and nutrition, beauty, household, toys, and even construction. Participants learn how to make the most of bamboo and how best to incorporate it in their daily lives, in order to create greener surroundings.
Beach Force Gratis: The Recap
It’s never too late for a beach party! Bring your barkada and give the summer one last hurrah with a night of dancing to sick electronica and techno beats, as the stars and party lights glow all around you. With 7 DJs set to spin, it’s set to be an electric and memorable evening worthy of being an end-of-summer bang.
July 9, 2016 | 6:00PM
Nasugbu Beach Park Pavilion, Apacible Boulevard Brgy. Bucana, Nasugbu
Admission is free
Boracay Yoga Retreat
Join certified yoga instructors Harold Gim and Jacquelyn Umof on an 8-day long retreat in none other than the paradise of Boracay. Spend each morning with a yoga bootcamp and each evening learning poses you never imagined you could do with intensive stretching lessons. Spend the rest of your day enjoying all the leisure activities the gorgeous island has to offer you, and leave for home feeling reinvigorated and renewed. Workshop fee includes yoga classes, a barre class, a handstand workshop, an Acro workshop, accommodations for 9 nights at Boracay Reef Resort, three meals a day, and shuttle transfer from Caticlan.
3rd International Travel Festival
Now on its 3rd year, the International Travel Festival promises even more opportunities for world-travelers and weekend warriors alike. Filled with great deals and bargains for local and international destinations, this year’s ITF goes by the theme “Don’t Dream, Just Go” to further encourage those already hopelessly bitten by the travel bug. Showcasing their products and services will be companies from several industries like Travel Agencies, Tour Operators, Airlines, Cruises Liners, Hotels and Resorts, and more.
Color Party: The Booze Cruise
Looking for a different kind of fun under the sun? Then time to hop on a boat with your favorite beach toys, a water gun, and a belly prepped for some booze – or a lot of it. Cebu Booze Cruises’ Color Party promises a lot of fun games, new friends, refreshing ocean water, and as much (or as little) alcohol as you want. Fees include boat use, lunch, beverages, and optional van transfers.
Return of the South Swell
Celebrate the return of the south swell with two days full of activities! Enjoy the waves while in the midst of good art, yoga and music. Witness and admire an art installation by Dee Jae Paeste. Release all negative vibes and relax with a yoga session led by Sheila Matias of I Go Beyond Yoga. Cap the weekend off with tunes from The Ransom Collective, Coeli and Planet Zips. This event is in partnership with Roxy, Quicksilver, Stride & Stroke and Bayani Brew. Check the link for ticket inclusions and special accommodation rates.
July 2-3, 2016 | 8:00PM – 11:00PM
The Circle Hostel, Sito Liwliwa, San Felipe, Zambales
Ticket price: Php600
Costales Agritours: Healthy Tour
Take an out of town trip that will focus on benefitting your health. As one of Costales Agritours’ Nature Farm Tours, this will feature the first ever stevia farm in the country: Sweet & Fit Stevia. Stevia has been known to be a great sugar substitute as a natural sweetener with low calorie properties. It can be used in many ways just like how you’ll learn from a training in this tour on using it in smoothies. The tour fee includes transportation, food (snack and lunch), and activities like use of zipline, wall and rope climbing facilities for free!
CebuLitFest Open Mic Poetry + Music at The Walk
A great avenue to discover new local talent in this part of the country is CebuLitFest. Here you can expect to see a showcase of skills in poetry and music. Enjoy musical performances that include singer-songwriters Michael Vincent Tuico, Juanita Romualdez and Therese Marie Villarante. As well as spoken word acts by EJ Castaneda and David Jones Cua. You can register ahead of time if you want to perform or as the event says, it is an open mic night so you can also just sign up the night of.
Electriq Asylum: Cagayan de Oro
Ravers of CDO can rejoice as an event brought to you by Buffalo Entertainment & Events Promotions Inc., brings you an exciting electronic dance music (EDM) tour! With the rising interest in EDM, the country has become a destination for in-demand international Dj’s and the breeding ground for homegrown talents. Catch the following international Dj’s like VEGA and Jason Dewey. While representing CDO is its very own Dj RB Banaag who was voted as the city’s #1 Dj. Electriq Asylum promises to be a safe and strictly drug-free affair, with a genuine focus on the music.
One with the Aetas Outreach Program
A group of travel enthusiasts, T3 (Tara, Travel Tayo), is taking their love for traveling to the next level. They have started an initiative to help the Aeta Community in Dinalupihan, Bataan, with a focus on providing basic hygiene needs to the children affected with sore eyes. They will be needing a good number of volunteers as well as several types of donations like used clothes, vitamins, soap, toothbrushes and slippers. If time and resources allow, they plan to facilitate a sports fest that the children can enjoy. Join them and travel with a heart! Contact Cess Yap at 0916-220-7053 for details.
AirAsia Philippines Red Hot Party at Sandugo Festival
AirAsia is coming to the city of Tagbilaran to celebrate the annual Sandugo Festival with the lovely people of Bohol! Join the festivities and party while dancing to the best music from some of the popular Dj’s from the Visayan region and Metro Manila. Of course, a party is never complete without freebies so anticipate to get a chance to win exciting gifts and prizes. While general admission is free, VIP access will be given to AirAsia guests as long as they present their AirAsia Boarding Passes. Keep updated with the actual line up of activities by following their Facebook page.
Bo’s Coffee is celebrating 20 years of being in the coffee industry. As one of the first local coffee chains in the country, they have organized a festival that will celebrate Philippine coffee together with culture, art and enterprise. Join in and enjoy a line up of activities that include musical performances, a Coffee Painting session with Cebuano Artist, Bbisai Ya and a latte art session. Check the Facebook page for exact program times and additional workshop fees.
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