10 Things to Do This Weekend: May 2 to 4

Spend your weekends at The County Fair, celebrate Heima’s 5th birthday, take home new comic books to add to your collection, and more.


(SPOT.ph) What’s happening in Manila this weekend. SPOT.ph zeroes in on the events you shouldn’t miss.

Check out SPOT.ph’s gig guide: Gigs and Parties to Go to This Week: April 30 to May 6



Check out The Grove by Rockwell’s The County Fair, happening on all weekends from April 25 to May 25 at The Grove Community Center along C5, Ortigas.


The Fresh Market is for those seeking healthy finds, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Guiltless goods from Kusina ni Maria, Choco ATBP, and Mays Sushi; and natural products from Do Boer Organiques, Gifts and Graces, Luntian Bags, Tulle Le Jour, and more are sure to satisfy appetites for good food and fashionable finds.

They’ll also have meals on wheels at The Food Truck Barnyard Carnival, from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. from Friday to Sunday. You’ll find Chef Broosy, Hungry Rover, Truck Bun, Ser Chef, Mexikombi, and sweet summer treats from Mio Gelati and more.




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Fashion and cars meet at the Superstyle MNL 2: Summer Bazaar Series from May 2 to 4, 2 p.m., at the Metrotent. Bring your family together and celebrate as fashion and cars collide in this three-day event. Get discounts from your favorite brands and merchandise; surprises and raffle await participants!


For more information, click here or call 904-9690, (0916) 248-2242, or (0949) 929-8065.



Celebrate Heima at 5 on May 3, 5 p.m., at Heima Brixton 3. Starting out as a small shop in Cubao, Heima has put down roots in thriving pockets of the city: LRI in Makati and Brixton Street in Kapitolyo. Originally a labor of love by partners Bong Rojales and Rossy Yabut-Rojales, the Heima team and brand has grown and continued to build happy homes all over.


For more information, click here.

Get your comics at the Free Comic Book Day 2014 on May 3, 10 a.m., at participating Fully Booked branches.


Every first Saturday of May, comic book stores and publishers around the world give away comic singles for free to thank fans for their support and to introduce characters to new enthusiasts. Comics are made and ordered especially for this, and Fully Booked will be setting up a table in each branch to showcase all the titles that are for free. A customer can choose any title from the designated free comics table. Manga titles, however, are not included in the giveaway.



For more information, click here.


Cartoon Network ushers in the summer fun with Toonfest, happening at Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater, Bonifacio Global City on May 3, 4 p.m.


Expect an outdoor festival of fun at Toonfest where kids can shake it up with their favorite Cartoon Network stars fromAdventure Time, Regular Show, Amazing World of Gumball, Ben 10: Omniverse, Steven Universe, and many more. Packed with CN-goodness, sing-along to live musical acts performing your favorite CN theme songs. Experience a different kind of buzz with some exciting games and fun activity booths. Plus, Toonfesters will also get a chance to take home some totally awesome prizes.


For more information, click here.



Register for Cupcakes by Sonja’s Sweet Sessions: Signature Cupcake Decorating Activity, happening on May 4, 1:30 p.m., at Archaeology in Rockwell. Activities include Color Your Own Frosting, Make Your Own Beach Cupcake, Lady Bug Cupcake, and Cupcake Cookie. Registration is priced at P1,250, inclusive of materials. You can register at the Mall Admin Office (P1 Level).


For inquiries, call 898-1702.


Revisit the timeless hits of one of the country's highly esteemed icons of Filipino music as the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra unveils its first Spotlight Series with The Music of Ryan Cayabyab on May 3, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., at the CCP's Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo Theater.


A night of celebration on the eve of his 60th birthday, The Music of Ryan Cayabyab will mark another milestone of the maestro's musical journey as it showcases his well-loved hits interpreted the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, a 60-piece choir and some of the country's most distinguished musical performers. The show is the first of many as the orchestra launches its signature brand, Spotlight Series, a chain of concerts that will feature masterpieces from world-renowned composers, performers, and music masters.



Tickets are priced at P3,879, P2,771, P2,216, P1,662, P1,108, P886, P709, and P554.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.


Labing-Isa, a group of graduating students, will be holding their multimedia exhibit entitled, Papunta Ka Pa Lang, Pabalik Na Ako, as a tribute to elders who are considered the wisest figures, having experienced more than the younger generations could ever have. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of artworks will benefit the House of Somang, an institution that shelters and cares for the needs of their featured elderly.


The exhibit will be at Artists Haven in BF Homes, Parañaque City on May 2, 5 p.m. It will run through May 3. Admission is free.


For more information, click here.



Sign up for The Reality Film Lab Year 1, opening on May 4, 6 p.m., at the Historic Regal Films Lot in San Juan City.


The Reality Film Lab believes that a good film can only be made by a collaboration among skilled hands. More than being an art, filmmaking is a honed craft and the workshop aims to have students fully equipped with knowledge and techniques currently used in today's industry. The program aims to help dedicated individuals by equipping them with the necessary tools and information to help improve the quality of filmmaking here in the Philippines. The Reality Film Lab brings together a roster of professors who are at the top of their respective careers, headed by internationally acclaimed director, Erik Matti and maverick producer Dondon Monteverde:

  • Film Directing: Erik Matti, Jose Javier Reyes, Jade Castro, and Raya Martin
  • Commercial Directing: Sid Maderazo, A.F. Benaza, Henry Frejas, and Carlo Ledesma
  • Cinematography: J.A. Tadeña, Shing Fung Cheung, and Gym Lumbera
  • Production Design: Richard Somes, Ericson Navarro, Adelina Leung, and Leo Abaya
  • Scriptwriting: Raymond Red, Emmanuel Dela Cruz, Vince Groyon, and Roy Iglesias
  • Basic Acting: Maimai Montelibano and James Montelibano
  • Film Production: Steve Vesagas, Katski Flores, Dondon Monteverde, and Madonna Tarrayo
  • Visual Effects and 3D Printing: Dave YuEditing
  • Film Make-up and Prosthetics: Charles Albert Alabado, Juvan Bermil, and Osh Medina
  • Editing: Jay Halili, Tara Illenberger, Edber Mamisao, and Borgy Torre

Tuition is priced at P25,000. The application form may be downloaded here.


For more information, click here.



Sign up for Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na, Takbo Na, happening on May 4, 4 a.m., at the Bonifacio Global City.


Registration is priced at P630 for the 5K event. You may register online or at the following sites:

  • ABS-CBN Tulong Center (Lopez Drive, Quezon City)
  • Toby's (SM North EDSA The Block and SM Mall of Asia)
  • R.O.X. (Bonifacio High Street)

The fun run's lone category aims to raise funds for the scholarship of selected incoming grade one students from Yolanda-hit areas in the Visayas and other DZMM scholars.


For more information, call 887-6194 or 415-2272 local 5603 and 5674.

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