12 Cheery Events In Manila This Week

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50 Shades50 Shades! The Musical Parody

If the book had your toes curling with excitement and the movie got you ants in your pants, the hilarious, sensual stage show 50 Shades! The Musical Parody will definitely make you roll on the floor giggling, a comeback after its productive run early this year. Let your holidays sizzle with laughter through this musical theater interpretation of the bestselling novel, which includes pleasurable dance acts and 11 original songs like “I Don’t Make Love”, “How Much Can I Take?”, and “There’s a Hole Inside of Me”. A word of warning though, it’s strictly for those 18 years and above.

December 15 – 16, 2016 | 8:00PM
December 17, 2016 | 4:00PM and 8:00PM
Music Museum, Level-C, Shoppesville Arcade, Greenhills, San Juan
Tickets: Php 1,200 (Balcony); Php1,800 (Orchestra); Php2,400 (VIP)
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10 Delightful Happenings in Manila This Week


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01 Christmas CarnivaleChristmas Carnivale Bazaar

Still cramming for your Christmas shopping? Look no further because you might find what you are looking for at the Christmas Carnivale Bazaar. Go on a spree with the entire family where you and your kids can enjoy some balloon twisters, jugglers, clowns, and other carnival attractions. Shop till you drop while you support the projects of Zonta Club of Alabang in providing maternal health talks, initiatives addressing violence on women and children, and other programs for women in the community. You can also hang out at the food court for some great eats as you listen to Christmas carols and other entertainment.

December 9 – 11, 2016 | 9:00AM – 9:00PM
Cuenca Park, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa
Fee: Free admission
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14 Joyous Events In Manila This Week

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01 Christmas BakingChristmas Baking Workshop 1

It’s Christmas party time once again! As you busy yourself with your menu, do not forget some freshly baked goodies for the kids. Gift them with your labor of love through your own Chewy Sugar Cookies, Oatmeal Cookies, Chocolate Cookies, Blondies, Fudgy Brownies and Lemon Pound Cake. If you don’t know how to prepare these, worry no more because Chef Junjun de Guzman of the Center for Asian Culinary Studies will teach you the basic procedures in creating these treats. CACS is also offering a Christmas Baking Workshop 2 (December 5) and a Flat Bread and Spreads Workshop (December 6).

December 2, 2016 | 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Center for Asian Culinary Studies, 455 P Guevarra Street, San Juan
Fee: Php2,900
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14 Pulsating Events In Manila This Week

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01 25 Mushrooms

Ensaymada and Empanada with Chef Franz Presnide of Cordon Bleu, Dusit Bangkok

The cool Christmas breeze is in the air and soon the Filipino tradition of Misa de Gallo will begin. Wake up your loved ones with the delicious whiff of your ensaymadas and empanadas, two of our favorite Pinoy snacks. Through the instruction of Chef Franz Presnide who had a Diplome en Boulangerie from Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School Bangkok, learn how to create your tasty treats suitable for Christmas parties. Master the making of Quezo de Bola Ensaymada, Ube Ensaymada, Salted Egg Ensaymada, Beef Empanada and Chicken Emapanada through this class from Sari Jorge’s cooking school, 25 Mushrooms Kitchen.

November 24, 2016 | 10:30AM – 2:00PM
25 Mushrooms Kitchen, Molito Lifestyle Mall, Commerce Ave. Ayala Alabang (beside Cravings), Muntinlupa
Fee: Php1,300
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15 Enjoyable Happenings in Manila This Week

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01 iCycleICycle 2016: RIDE PILIPINAS Motorcycle and Bike Summit

“I want to ride my bicycle…” so goes the song by Queen. Bike riders will learn more on anything and everything about their two-wheeled passion through this Motorcycle and Bike Summit. There are experts lined up to speak on various topics such as 28th SEA Games Cycling Gold Medalist Marella Salamat will share about “Life of a Champion”; Arangkada Riders Alliance National Chairman Rod Cruz will tackle the rider’s rights; Colnago Manila’s Dale Rosales will talk more about making one’s lifestyle a business; renowned custom bike frame and fork builder Avelino “Ave” Maldea will discuss his craftsmanship; and chief Martin Misa will expound on road safety and emergency response.

November 18 – 20, 2016 | 10:00AM – 6:00PM
World Trade Center, Gil Puyat Ave. Ext. corner Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City
Fee: Free admission and registration
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15 Noteworthy Events In Manila This Week

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01 Science Museum DayCelebrate Science Museum Day

Science matters. In celebration of the first International Science Center and Science Museum Day, the Mind Museum is preparing loads of fun learning activities for its guests. You can roam the museum for three hours; try the new museum attractions and programs like the Planet Story Exhibit, Science Circus Traveling Exhibition and Play with the Universe with Mind Mover Pecier; and watch the premiere of NASA’s Global Experiment special animation video, TMM Alumni Video and movies of the Science Film Festival 2016. There’s also a #MakerspacePilipinas workshop that small and big children can enjoy. Those who are young-at-heart, or the adults, that is, can also join the #MindPub Quiz Night from 8:00-9:00 PM.

November 10, 2016 | 6:00PM – 9:00PM
The Mind Museum, J. Y. Campos Park, 3rd Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Fee: Php500
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11 Stimulating Events In Manila This Week

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01 FilipinaZFilipinaZ Fair 2016

“Think Global, Act Local” is a battle cry of our government and business sectors that is reiterated time and time again. With the upcoming FilipinaZ Fair 2016 of ZONTA Club of Makati & Environs Foundation, we are enjoined to go global and support local products. This is the 4th year of FilipinaZ Fair, in collaboration with the Philippine Local Producer Industry, aiming the spotlight on the handcrafts and world-class works of Filipino artisans. A lifestyle fair with a cause, FilipinaZ Fair blends art, fashion and craft in the hopes of pumping energy back into our crafts industry and revitalizing our heirloom products.

November 4 – 6, 2016 | 10:00AM – 9:00PM
SMX Aura Convention Center, 3rd Level, SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway, Taguig
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14 Spook-tacular Halloween Events In Manila This Week

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01 Starving for ArtStarving For Art, Starving for Blood

Halloween is just around the corner, and DITO is once again holding its monthly Starving For Art festival to spook everyone in attendance. SFA is an open mic platform for all art forms, from both emerging and seasoned artists alike. This month’s theme is horror. (Organizers’ note: feel free to interpret this word however you want it.) Interested performers should sign up for their  15 minutes of fame soon, as the slots are slowly disappearing. Those not too keen on performing can also just enjoy the acts and pop-up booths at the venue.

October 28 – 29, 2016 | 5:00PM – 11:59PM
DITO: Bahay ng Sining, J. Molina St, Marikina
Fee: Free admission
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14 Captivating Events in Manila This Week

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01 UK-Phil Friendship BallUK-Philippine Friendship Ball

With 70 years under its cap, what’s a better way to commemorate the long years of good relations between the UK and the Philippines than through a Friendship Ball? Fashion will take the spotlight in this event with a magnificent fashion show, while the REO Brothers and 4th Impact will provide entertainment to guests. There will be pop-up food booths and an open bar to gratify attendees. A four-course dinner will keep everyone sated. To top it all, there are fantastic raffle prizes at stake, such as a chance to fly Business Class to UK on Etihad Airways.

October 20, 2016 | 6:00PM
Manila Polo Club, McKinley Road, Makati
Tickets: Php2,500 (regular); Php2,000 (for a table of 10 persons)
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13 Invigorating Events In Manila This Week

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01 Korean Film Fest2016 Korean Film Festival in Manila

Koren film lovers will take great delight in this 4-day Korean Film Festival,  featuring movie genres ranging from rom-com to arthouse delights. The Korean Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines will be showing 5 popular Korean movies from 2012 to 2015. These films are about sacrifice, love, truth, and success as this year’s festival revolves around the theme “Strong Hearts.” You can choose to watch any or all of these movies in the film festival: How to Use Guys with Secret Tips, The Suspect, Confession of Murder, The Beauty Inside, Ode to My Father. All films have English subtitles.

October 13 – 16, 2016 | 12:00PM – 6:00PM
SM Megamall Cinema 6, 3/F SM Megamall, Edsa cor. Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
Tickets: Free admission
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