10 Things to Do This Weekend: August 22 to 24

Party hard and loud this weekend, drop by the biggest bazaar in town, take a culinary trip around Asia, 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: August 20 to 23



Flaunt your Pinoy pride at the 10th Global Pinoy Bazaar from August 22 to 24, Friday to Sunday at the World Trade Center. Yabang Pinoy has moved to this venue, three times larger than its former, to truly showcase the best of Filipino entrepreneurialism. The lineup features almost two hundred local brands and business concepts, from loyal merchants to budding startups, in art, design, music, travel, technology, home, fashion, and food and beverage.


You can also join in various activities, from talks by crowdfunding platform Spark Project and app developer JoomaJam, to workshops by crafts studio Craft Manila, and a jamming session by dance school Samba School Imperatriz Filipinense, among others.


The Global Pinoy Bazaar also coincides with Buwan ng Wika and with the "Made in the Philippines Products Week," as declared by Presidential Proclamation No. 76.



For more details, visit www.yabangpinoy.com.


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Think you’ve got what it takes to best nine other teams in five rounds of paper craft challenges? Sign up for Craft Nite, happening on August 23, 6 p.m., during the 10th Global Pinoy Bazaar at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.


Each team will be composed of three members. Carefully select your team and make sure you’ve collectively got the skills to handle our current theme -- paper (in all shapes, sizes, forms and manipulations). All materials will be provided for each challenge. The entry fee per team is P300.


For this first run, there will only be 10 teams. The first 10 teams to apply and confirm their slots through payment will be our official 10 teams that will stand to gain craft fame, glory, and an assortment of prizes, including gift certificates from Craft MNL, solid perfume from Aromateria, and a cool pair of sneakers each. There will be something nice for each participant, nevertheless, so no one goes home empty-handed.



To register, click here.



Celebrate the long weekend with Life After Breakfast’s Free Temporary Tattoo Party on August 23, 11 a.m., at Pino Jupiter. Alessandra Lanot will be using a special type of matte tattoo paper that feels like second skin!


To sign up, click here.



As part of the Triumph of Philippine Art exhibition program, spend a day and learn basic drawing techniques from visual artist Ernest Concepcion on August 24, 3 p.m. Registration fee is P1,500 (P1,250, discounted to students, senior citizens, and Ayala Museum members). The class is for ages 15 and above. Materials and Ayala Museum admission are included in the fees.



For inquiries and reservations, email education@ayalamuseum.org or call 759-8288.



Ballet Manila presents its 19th performance season starting in August, featuring a repertoire including the classics and new choreographic works. It will kicks off with a celebration of Original Pilipino Music (OPM), dubbed Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika: An OPM Festival, opening on August 22, 7:30 p.m., at Aliw Theater. Other performances are slated on August 23, 24, 29, 30, and 31.


The first part of the program features the Luzviminda ballet suite, composed of three pieces representing the country's major island groups: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The second part is billed as TLC (True Love Conversations), a series of vignettes exploring love and relationships, created by in-house choreographers Gerardo Francisco, Francis Jaena, Jonathan Janolo, and Michael Divinagracia.


Tickets for August 22 are priced at P721 and P360 on the succeeding shows.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



Indulge in the rich flavors of Southeast Asia with Asean Culinary Delights, a food festival featuring recipes from a book of the same name published by the Asean Ladies Foundation. Take a culinary trip to Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam from August 8 to 24, lunch and dinner, at Circles Event Cafe in Makati Shangri-La.


The Asean Culinary Delights cookbook is also available for sale at Circles Event Cafe. Proceeds from the sales will be donated to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in Central Visayas to meet their medical and educational needs.


For more information, click here.



Come join Makati Shangri-La at Sage Tapas Bar on August 22, 7 p.m., for Cravings & Cocktails, a chillout evening featuring good music, drinks, and food! For only P1,250+++, enjoy canapes, carving and pasta stations, desserts, and your drink of choice! Let your hair down and loosen up as we raise our glasses to another long weekend ahead!


For reservations, call 813-8888.



Rock musician and guitarist Orianthi will be stopping by Manila for a series of shows on the following dates:

  • August 22, 9 p.m., at Chef & Brewer (Ortigas Center)
  • August 25, 9 p.m., at 19 East (Sucat)
  • August 27, 9 p.m., at Hard Rock Cafe Makati


Best known as the personally handpicked lead guitarist of the late great Michael Jackson for his monumental concert tour This Is It, Orianthi has played for and with the biggest and most diverse artists in the world, such as Carlos Santana, Alice Cooper, Steve Vai, Michael Bolton, Prince, ZZ Top, Adam Lambert, Carrie Underwood, John Mayer, and Dave Stewart, among others.


For tickets and reservations, call 638-7023 (Chef & Brewer), 837-6903 (19 East), and 893-4661 to 65 (Hard Rock Cafe Makati).




College students, take a break from entrance-exam season and savor the moment at ADHOC: Resurgence, happening on August 23, 9 p.m., at the World Trade Center. Tickets are priced at P320 (pre-selling), P350 (door price), and P750 (VIP).


The UP Junior Marketing Association (UP JMA) is back this year’s biggest party! Get lost in the beats of DJ Ace Ramos, DJ Jason Dewey, DJ Martin Pulgar, and DJ Inno Naguit. The new A-Team will provide overflowing drinks to keep the party going until the anticipated midnight reveal.


ADHOC's proceeds will go to the organization's beneficiaries: the Kids Integrated Development through Schooling (KIDS) Program, which subsidizes the education of 40 public school students in Quezon City, and the UP JMA Scholarship Fund, which gives scholarship grants to five UP Diliman students. UP JMA also introduces The TheseAbled Program, their newest beneficiary, this semester. Together with the Foundation for the TheseAbled, the organization will support people with disability who make a living by manufacturing furniture.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, click here.




Get your tickets now to Dulaang UP’s Measure for Measure (Hakbang sa Hakbang), opening on August 20 in the University of the Philippines Diliman. It will run through September 7. Tickets are priced at P350.


Dulaang UP opens its 39th season with this exciting production of William Shakespeare’s tragic and comic "problem play" about love and lust, and judgment and justice. Set in 17th century Vienna, the play is populated with soldiers, prostitutes, pimps, and a deputy leader who crosses the line from piety to corrupt sanctimony. The play will be performed in the original English as well as in Filipino (Hakbang sa Hakbang). The translation is done by Ron Capinding, and the play is directed by Alexander Cortez.


For tickets, call 926-1349, 433-7840, or 981-8500 local 2449, or emaildulaangupmarketing@gmail.com.

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