10 Things to Do This Weekend: July 11 to 13

Get your unlimited fill of cheese and wine at Sofitel, watch a musical that’s good for the soul, sample the tastiest dishes all over the Metro, 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: July 9 to 15



The food fair like no other, Yummy Eats 2014, is back this year. Head over to the Metrotent in the Metrowalk Plaza on July 12, 10 a.m., for delicious food concessionaires. Get to sample the tastiest dishes and treats from over 75 vendors handpicked by the Yummy editors! Cooking demos, cook-offs, and other food activities will also be available. Here’s the best part: free food all day!

Tickets are priced P300 for single entry and P1,000 for four tickets. Buy your tickets now at www.yummy.ph/yummyeats.


For more information, click here.




Cheese lovers will have a feast sampling a variety of artisanal cheeses cultivated from different regions of France. Lunch and dinner guests at Spiral may get the chance to try over 31 types of cheese per day and over 101 during the whole promotion as different types of cheese will be presented daily. They will also get the chance to meet Maître Fromagier Gérard Poulard and wine expert Pierre-Marie David in the evenings. For wine and cheese lovers, Le Bar will be organizing a Wine and Cheese buffet on the July 10, 7 p.m., with unlimited wine and cheese from the collection of cheese master Gérard Poulard and wine expert Pierre-Marie David. This buffet is at P1,850+ per person.

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Sample over 101 types of special cheese, specially flown in from France from July 9 to 13, lunch and dinner at Spiral's L'Epicerie (cheese room). Lunch starts at P1,980+, while Sunday Brunch starts at P3,332+, including champagne and French wine. Dinner starts at P2,345+ from Sunday to Thursday and P2,545+ from Friday to Saturday.

You may also enjoy a private wine and cheese tasting and cheese classes conducted from July 10 to 13, 4:30 p.m, with a maximum of eight participants per class. This private class is P1,500 net per person.


For reservations and inquiries, call 832-6988 or 551-5555 ext. 6988, or e-mail fbreservations@sofitelmanila.com.




Drag your friends and family to Marriott Hotel Manila’s All American, All Good festival, happening from July 9 to 31. You can savor ultimate favorites, from classic treats to modern twists.

Indulge in an all-American buffet dinner from July 9 to 31 for P1,950 net. Place your reservations for a wine dinner featuring Chef John Havens and Beringer Wines on July 17 at P3,250 net. Finally, enjoy Cooking with John Havens and Beringer Wine Class on July 12, 12:30 p.m., at P2,000 net.


For more information, click here.


Get your tickets now to Dani Girl, opening on July 11, 8:30 p.m., at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in the RCBC Plaza. The show will run through July 27.

This off-Broadway hit dubbed as "a musical good for the soul" tackles the uplifting tale of Dani Lyons, a nine-year-old girl battling leukemia. After three years of remission, her cancer has returned. Dani goes on an imaginary quest with her guardian angel, Raph, and her teddy bear Mr. Fritz to find her hair after losing it to chemo and to answer the fundamental question, "Why is cancer?" Dani Girl marks the debut production of Manila's newest performing arts group, The Sandbox Collective.


Tickets are priced at P652, P937, P1,146, and P1,354.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



Spend your Sunday nights at the Upstart Soundstage: The Dramatic Reading Series, happening at the Century Plaza Event Center in the Century City Mall at 7 p.m. Catch it on July 13 and 27, August 10 and 24, and September 7. Upstart Soundstage will present a different full-length drama, comedy, or musical every two weeks, each show featuring well-known theater personalities and stage directors. No props, no sets, no costumes-just pure performance. For July 13, Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca will be presented, directed by Giselle Toengi-Walters.

Tickets are priced at P312.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



Don’t miss Layeta Bucoy’s Kleptomaniacs, opening on July 11, 8 p.m., at the CCP Little Theater. The production will run every weekend through July 27.

Kleptomaniacs is a rap-through musical by Layeta Bucoy, directed by Tuxqs Rutaquio, featuring a popular master rapper and the Actors Company. This original Filipino musical is inspired by the Napoles scandal. This will highlight the struggle of a group of young Filipino student leaders to check and police their own ranks against their own early inclination and natural lust for power and the strong temptation toward materialism, corruption, and dishonesty. This is a reality search for the future President, senators, and congressmen of our country-hopefully, all of a different breed from all those in our midst right now.

Tickets are priced at P618, P824, and P1,030.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



Daniel Bye presents The Price of Everything on July 12, 7 p.m., at the CCP Studio Theater. This solo show is a performance lecture about value. How much is beauty worth? What will people pay for an air guitar on eBay? Can I have a glass of milk? These urgent questions and others are answered in The Price of Everything, Daniel Bye’s tour of bizarre facts and impassioned arguments. Comical, provocative, and possible a tiny bit sad, this show is a joy to watch if you’ve ever wondered about the difference between the price of an object and its value.  And you get a free glass of milk.


Tickets are priced at P309.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



Sign up for Craft MNL’s class, Lace Making with Lilli de Leon, happening on July 12, 2 p.m. Learn the meticulous art from this crafting pioneer and get to make lace and small ornamental projects. Tatting shuttles and threads will be provided during the workshop and participants get to take these home, as well as patterns and instruction manuals. The workshop fee is P1,200.

Lilli de leon is one of the pioneering crafters in the country, having begun as an instructor with DMC Threads.  She has given workshops all over the country and even overseas.  She owns Dreams Yarnshoppe.


To register, click here.



Sign up for the Manila Bay Clean-up Run 2014, happening on July 13 at the CCP Grounds. This fun run is back again this year to continue the campaign to help clean up and repair the damage in the Manila Bay area.


Registration is priced P500 (3K), P600 (5K), P700 (10K), and P850 (21K). Registration is at the following sites:

  • Planet Sports (TriNoma)
  • R.O.X (The Fort, Bonifacio Global City)
  • Athlete's Foot (Alabang Town Center)
  • MBC Building (CCP Complex)


Be one of the runners in the Takbo.ph Runfest 2014, happening on July 13, 3 a.m., at the Bonifacio Global City. Registration is priced P750 (5K), P850 (10K), and P1,000 (21K). You may register online, at 100 Miles Cafe (2/F Fort Pointe II, 28th St., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig), or at the following Chris Sports branches:

  • Market! Market!
  • SM Megamall
  • SM North EDSA
  • SM Mall of Asia
  • Glorietta
  • Festival Mall


For more information, click here.

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