Luckily, fun activities in Metro Manila aren't confined to the weekends. In case you have time to spare over the next few days, take a peek at one or more of the events below.
Papers and Layers Exhibit @ CCP
Date: August 27 – September 25, 2016
Time: All Day
Venue: Cultural Center of the Philippines, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Magdalena Jalandoni, Malate, Pasay
If you like print art, you'll like the exhibit at the CCP courtesy of the Association of Pinoy Printmakers (A/P). Featuring pieces by Virgilio Aviado, Benjie Torrado Cabrera and more, "Papers and Layers" will showcase traditional print art, as well as print art transposed into other media like sculptures. For more information on the exhibit, log on to the CCP website here.
Ciné Club Screening: The Red Shoes
Date: September 21, 2016
Time: 8:30 P.M.
Venue: Alliance Française de Manille, 209 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air II, Makati City
Want to watch a Filipino film for free, and legally? Head over to the Alliance Française de Manille, and be awed by this incredible story set during the historic People Power Revolution of 1986. Directed by Raul Jorolan, "Red Shoes" revolves around a young boy who wanders into the (in)famous shoe room of Imelda Marcos, and steals a pair of red shoes for the two women he loves most: his sweetheart, and his mother.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Live in Manila
Date: September 22, 2016
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Venue: The Palace Pool Club, 9th Ave. cor. 36th St., Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig
Love Macklemore & Ryan Lewis? Then you'll be pleased to know that they'll be coming over to the Philippines this Thursday at The Palace Pool Club in Taguig. Get your tickets at Ticketbis Philippines before they sell out like your favorite pancakes!
Beauty and Wellness Manila
Date: September 22 – 24, 2016
Time: 10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Venue: SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Looking for beauty and wellness tips? Look no further than this three-day expo at the SMX Convention Center (the same venue for the Manila International Book Fair last week). Packed with activities, seminars and other goodies, Beauty and Wellness Manila is open to everyone for free. To claim your spot, or to find out more about the show, check the Beauty and Wellness Manila 2016 Facebook page.
35 Abada @ UP Town Center
Date: September 23 – 25, 2016
Time: 10:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Venue: UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
Get your fill of the best of Filipino products at the UP Town Center this weekend. All products are handmade and homemade, so you can be sure the utmost care goes into each and every one of them. For updates on the bazaar, log on to their Facebook events page.
Date: September 23 – 25, 2016
Time: 11:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Venue: World Trade Center, Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. cor. Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City
As you can guess from the name, this bazaar is for fashionistas of all stripes. Aside from the bazaar itself, the event will also feature a contest open to all attendees. Basically, the contest mechanics will be as follows:
- Buy a ticket, along with a stamp card;
- Collect stickers on your stamp card by visiting special booths within the event; and
- Head over to the registration booth, and collect your prize!
To find out more about the event, and to get updates, "Like" their Facebook page @trendsetterteam or follow them on Instagram.
Pentatonix World Tour 2016
Date: September 24, 2016
Time: 8:00 P.M.
Venue: Smart Araneta Coliseum, Gen. Roxas, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
Even though the band is only five years old, Pentatonix has already amassed an incredible roster of achievements. It has, among other things, won multiple Grammy awards, sold out venues worldwide and garnered billions of views on their YouTube channel. You can see this awesome band for yourself when you reserve your tickets at TicketNet, or listen to their unique take on pieces like "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" and "Radioactive."
Make Believe Interactive Storytelling 2016
Date: September 25, 2016
Time: 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Venue: 2/F Fully Booked, B6, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig
Let your kids experience the magic of stories at the Children's Section of Fully Booked (Bonifacio Global City branch). With the help of interactive storytellers, your kids will have a blast learning about the importance of believing in themselves. There'll be more storytelling sessions on October 16, November 27 and December 11, so stay tuned for updates via the Make Believe Facebook page.
Know other must-see events that are ongoing from September 19 to 25? Have questions, comments and other reactions on this post? Let's have a conversation in the comments!