Savor artisan cheese.
Date: March 18, 2017
Time: 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Venue: Long Bar, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Ave., Makati City
If you love anything and everything cheese, the Artisan Cheese Fair 2017 will be the treat of a lifetime. Showcasing meats and cheeses from French charcuteries and fromageries, respectively, the fair also offers 6 glasses of wine to each customer for Php1,700. Reserve your tickets via firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Origine at (+63) 917-502-3266. Visit the event's official page here.
Learn to make healthy, yummy recipes.
Date: March 18, 2017
Time: 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Venue: Abenson, Glorietta 3, Parkway Dr., Makati City
When you have a jampacked schedule, it's tough to make time to whip up a healthy meal. Fortunately, "quick" and "healthy" aren't mutually exclusive, as shown by Breville's "Healthy Saturdays" series in Metro Manila. At Abenson in Glorietta, Chef Chad Datu will demonstrate how to cook recipes that are as easy on your health as they are on your schedule. To learn more, log on to Breville Philippines' official Facebook page.
Party like a Jamaican.
Date: March 18, 2017
Time: 2:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Venue: Greenbelt 3 Park, Ayala Center, Makati City
If you're a regular at De Original Jamaican Pattie Shop and Juice Bar, or just a fan of reggae music in general, don't miss this party at the Greenbelt 3 Park. Have a bite of the resto's signature De Original Jamaican Pattie, or chill out with reggae music, dancing, and art. For more details, hit "Interested" or "Going" at the event's official Facebook page.
Grab a bazaar bargain.
Date: March 18 – 19, 2017
Time: 11:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Venue: Green Sun, 2258 Don Chino Roces Ave. Extension, Makati City
Missed the last two Passionfly Bazaars this 2017? Catch its final installment this first quarter at the Green Sun along Pasong Tamo.
Scoop up the best finds at the most reasonable prices from Karl Edward International's partner merchants. Take your pick between the dozens of food, fashion, and lifestyle stalls. Or join workshops, activities, and contests where you can win cool prizes. Find out more about the bazaar on Facebook and Instagram.
Catch the "Beauty and the Beast" premier (and change someone's life).
Date: March 19, 2017
Time: 2:30 P.M.
Venue: Cinema 2, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City
As you know, the live-action adaptation of Disney's 1991 classic "Beauty and the Beast" will premier on March 16, 2017. However, the screening at Greenbelt 3 this Sunday will be extra special.
Organized by St. Scholastica's College Manila High School Batch 1993, the screening's proceeds will go to charities supported by the St. Scholastica's Alumnae Foundation Inc. (SSAFI). To know more about the charities, or about the event in general, visit the event's official Facebook page.
Browse an art gallery.
There's no shortage of art galleries in Makati — let alone art exhibitions this weekend.
"Daydream" with Kevin Roque until March 18. Listen to Ross Capili's "Painted Symphony" of butterflies until March 21. Let "Tadhana" take you to SYM's oils and pastels until March 27. Explore Japanese media artist Naoko Tosa's "Digital Dimensions" until March 31. Feel Czech photographer Jiri Turek's "City Love" until April 14. Or redefine boundaries with Wynn Wynn Ong until June 15.
Watch a theater performance.
Who says Makati doesn't have a flair for the dramatic?
In Alison Bechdel's "Fun Home," the best-selling graphic memoir writer chronicles her journey to uncovering the man behind her father's legend. Meanwhile, sci-fi thriller "The Nether" poses a single, thought-provoking question: What would happen if everyone is free to live out their hidden desires and fantasies? Whichever play you choose, you're sure to be transported into another world, even if only for an hour or two.
*Bonus: Around the Metro
Event Name: SikatPinoy National Food Fair
Date: March 15 – 19, 2017
Time: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 A.M.
Venue: Megatrade Hall 1-3, 5/F Mega B, SM Megamall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Also known simply as the "National Food Fair," the event will feature 200 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) specializing in the Philippines' unique delicacies and foodstuffs. Conducted annually by the Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI) Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP), the event attracts a wide array of traders, retailers, and wholesalers, on top of the general public.
Event Name: 3-Day Sale @ SM Supermalls
Date: March 17 – 19, 2017
Time: Depends on individual mall hours
Venue: SM Aura Premiere, SM Southmall, SM Marikina, SM Muntinlupa
This weekend, you can grab goodies for up to 70 percent off at selected SM branches, and get a chance to win one of 18 Suzuki Raiders R150. For more information, go to this link, or follow SM on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Want to recommend other weekend activities in the Metro? Have thoughts on the activities already listed here? Let's talk about them in the comments below!