"Designing Terrariums" Workshop
Date: June 11, 2016
Time: 9:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Venue: The Office Project, G/F Alpha Salcedo Building, Bautista St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Want to add a little pizzazz to your plant décor? Find out how through this workshop sponsored by Road to Retail. With a glass case, and a handful of tiny plants you can fit within, you can create something that's not only nice to look at, but is also a perfect environment for your little green friends to photosynthesize. Also, you can meet new friends while you're at it. Join this workshop by registering on their TicketsBase page, or find out more through their Facebook and Twitter.
French Film Festival 2016
Date: June 8, 2016 – June 14, 2016
Time: 12:00 N.N. – 12:30 M.N. (Greenbelt 3 Cinemas), 12:30 N.N. – 12:30 M.N. (Bonifacio High Street Cinemas)
Venue 1: Greenbelt 3 Cinemas, Greenbelt Drive, Makati City
Venue 2: Bonifacio High Street Cinemas, 30th St., Taguig City
Since 1996, the French Film Festival has exposed Filipinos to one of the most colorful countries on the European continent. Featuring 17 films in this year's lineup including "Imbisibol" and "Manang Biring," the 2016 festival also seeks to highlight Philippine culture as portrayed in international film fests held in France. You can view the complete lists of films here, or reserve your tickets on SureSeats for only Php100 each. For more information on five of the most noteworthy films in the fest, check out this CNN Philippines article.
Happiness is a Pearl
Date: June 9, 2016 – July 3, 2016
Time: 7:00 P.M. (Wednesday – Friday), 3:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. (Saturday – Sunday)
Venue: The Little Room Upstairs, 1701 Landsdale Tower, Mother Ignacia St. cor. Timog Ave., Quezon City
How far would you go for love? Rody Vera, a Palanca award-winning playwright, explores this question through "Happiness is a Pearl," an original play revolving around three residents of the Kabukicho district in Tokyo: Maria, Kenji and Mari. Maria, a Filipina entertainer, is beloved by Kenji, a male gigolo who's in turn beloved by Mari, a wife-turned-prostitute. When their fates collide, it makes a heart-tugging story that you won't want to miss. To know more about the play, click the "Events" section on the Artist Playground's Facebook page or visit their website at https://artistplayground.ph/.
Iyakan at Sampalan: Melodrama in Philippine Cinema
Date: June 11, 2016
Time: 3:00 P.M.
Venue: Ayala Museum, Makati Ave. cor. Dela Rosa St., Greenbelt Park, Makati City
If there's one thing mainstream Filipino movies have in common, it's melodrama — specifically, iyakan (crying) and sampalan (slapping). It's so common, in fact, that character archetypes were created specifically to incorporate this trope that somehow keeps audiences coming back for more. Luckily, film expert Nick Deocampo will shed light on this phenomenon through the first of his series of talks at the Ayala Museum. Check out what else he has in store at the Ayala Museum website.
Date: June 11, 2016
Time: 10:00 P.M. – 5:00 A.M.
There's a party about to go down this Saturday evening in Makati. But here's the catch: No one knows where it is! If that sounds like the kind of party you'd like to attend, RSVP at Unknwn Manila's Events Page to have the details sent to you, and reserve your tickets by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. So far, all we know is that the event will feature Fragrant Harbour Soundsystem (a pioneer of the electronic music movement in Southeast Asia), plus Emel Rowe, Mikail and Manila's very own female DJ, Marie Garcia.
BONUS: Other Events
Due to reasons we'll get to in a bit, we couldn't feature these other events that will (or are supposed to) take place this weekend. We have the Colors of Freedom, an Independence Day-themed race at Bonifacio Global City. We also have the Jacko Wacko Music Festival, which was supposed to take place on June 11, but was postponed due to an unforeseen tragedy. And then we have the Growth Marketing Conference, which takes place online from March 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.
A Few More Thoughts
There's more to Independence Day than hanging out a flag in front of your home or office. It's also a time to savor the fruits of what our forefathers fought for over a century ago. Of course, Filipinos shouldn't forget what said forefathers fought for in the first place, so watch out for our special post on the subject this Thursday!