10 Things to Do This Weekend: May 16 to 18

Step into a carnival filled with games and indie music, try an active and healthy lifestyle, scream your heart out at the Viking film festival, 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: 10 Gigs and Parties to Go to This Week: May 14 to 17


Step right up and witness one spectacular event of awesome music and art. The Wanderland Music and Arts Festival 2014 is happening on May 17 at the Globe Circuit Events Grounds in Makati. To heighten thrills, Wanderland’s carnival theme will feature the River Island Wanderwheel, the High Striker, and carnival games such as Feed the Monster, Ring My Nose, Wanderball, Balloon Pop, and Crazy Cans. The Art Island will showcase live art by Anjo Bolarada, JP Cuison, and Dee Jae Pa’ este, among other art activities.


Headlining the festival is American indie pop band, The Drums, best known for their ’80s-style surf rock music. Other international acts like The Paper Kites, The Royal Concept, Architecture in Helsinki, and more are set to take the stage. Homegrown talents The Ransom Collective, Brisom, and Chocolate Grass will also perform.



Tickets are priced at P4,800 and available available at SM Tickets and Ticketnet.


For more information, visit wanderland.ph.


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Drop by The Steps Project: Active Lifestyle Fair, happening on May 18 at the UP Diliman Academic Oval.


Rovilson Fernandez, a fitness advocate and celebrity, will be there to host. It will also help the charity movement The 10,000 Slippers. Everyone is invited to help by donating brand new slippers that will be sent to UP Tacloban.


For every round in the Academic Oval a participant makes, either by walking, running or jogging, the participant will receive a colored band. This band represents 2000 steps. These bands can then be exchanged for exciting treats and prizes in the fair's activity area. The more colored bands collected, the more freebies and surprises a "Stepper" can claim.


Registration is priced at P350. You may register at selected Planet Sports (Bonifacio Global City, Robinsons Galleria, and TriNoma) and Chris Sports (Festival Mall, SM Manila, and SM Fairview) branches.



For more information, click here.


Get your bicycles ready for the Alaska Cycle Philippines 2014, happening from May 16 to 18 at the Bonifacio Global City.

The event categories and their respective registration fees are as follows:

  • The Tricycle Ride (100m): P850-P1,000
  • The Kids' Ride (5.5km): P950 to P1,350
  • The Junior Challenge (30mins): P1,250-P1,350
  • The Community Ride (20km): P2,100-P5,500
  • The Foldies Community Ride (20km): P2,200 to P5,750
  • The Challenge: P2,300-P6,500


To register, click here.



Don’t miss the Viking Screamfest! An open-air film fest featuring the scariest part of Norwegian culture, this exciting event will happen on May 17, 6 p.m., at The Collective.


Norwegians all over the world will celebrate the Bicentenary of the Norwegian constitution, also known as "the people's constitution." Since the best way to celebrate a people's constitution is with a party for the people, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila proudly supports this event.


Films that will be featured include Troll Hunter, Thale, and Cold Prey. Entrance is free.


For inquiries, 982-2700 or (0915) 205-3382.


Catch Before You Exit Live in Manila on May 17, 8 p.m., at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura.

The American pop-rock band from Orlando, Florida is bringing #TheDangerousTour here in Manila! Don't miss this second chance to see Before You Exit live and hear their covers and original songs, such as "I Like That," "Soldier," "A Day in the Life,"Some Nights, "What Makes You Beautiful," and Bruno Mars’ "When I was Your Man."



Tickets are priced at P3,660 and P2,090.


For ticket inquiries or information, call 470-2222.


World-renowned South Korean pop group 2NE1 returns to Manila for a one-night-only concert as part of their upcoming world tour. Catch their stop in Manila on May 17, 8 p.m., at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.


2NE1 are a four-member K-Pop girl group formed by YG Entertainment in 2009 consists of singers CL, Minzy, Dara, and Bom. The group debuted in May 9th of the same year with the chart-hitting single, "Fire." The song gained instant success in South Korea and topped all on- and offline charts. Since their inception, 2NE1 have released four chart-smashing hits, two EPs, and two studio albums supporting five headlining tours under their belts.


Tickets are priced at P6,890, P5,830, P4,770, P2,650, and P1,590.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 470-2222.



Sign up for the Nurture Run 2014, happening on May 18 at the CCP.


Registration fee is priced at P450 for 13 years old and above, and P350 for 12 years old and below. The event categories include 3K and 5K. You may register online or at the following Chris Sports branches:

  • SM North EDSA
  • Glorietta 3
  • SM Megamall


For more information, click here.


Sign up for the Wine-Tasting Workshop, happening on May 17, 10 a.m., at the Alliance Francaise de Manille.


Alliance Française de Manille teams up with Manila-Wine.com experts to offer students a unique French learning experience centered on the sense of taste. This Oenology workshop is all about the structured learning and understanding of French wines, wine tasting, and practice. Discover the wines of France in an informative and interactive setting, stimulating both the mind and the palate as you learn, eat, and drink!


The workshop fee is P2,000.



For more information, call  895-7585 or 895-7441, or email info@alliance.ph.


Discover the art of Rubbercut Printing with Craft MNL on May 17, 2 p.m. Make art prints, and learn how to use multiple colors using this printmaking technique. Carve relief prints out of rubber sheets that can be turned into postcards, or frame them to make a handmade addition to any wall with printmaker Fara Manuel.


Workshop fee is priced at P1,400.


To register, click here.



Join in celebrating the release of another Campus BDJ 2014-2015 on May 16, 7 p.m., at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street! The event will feature a fun crafts night with Beam Mariano of shopartwine.com.


For more information, click here.

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