10 Things to Do This Weekend: September 5 to 7

(SPOT.ph) Foodies, fashionistas, and music and theater enthusiasts are in for a busy weekend in Manila. We zero in on events that you can’t miss.



Spend the weekend at The Manila Sundance Flea Market from September 5 to 7, 11 a.m., at Metrotent, Ortigas. Tickets are priced at P100.


This flea market plays host to hundreds of stores that have teamed up to make the grandest fashion bazaar, filled with the latest and hottest trends. This year, they’re featuring more special guests such as Bubble Paraiso, Dominique Tiu, Joanna Ladrido, Vern and Verniece Enciso, and more fashionable personalities that are sure to inspire your OOTDs. It’s going to be a day filled with music, shopping, and lots of fun.


For more information, visit their Facebook page.


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Indulge in your food cravings at the BellySima Food Festival, happening on September 6, 11 a.m., at the New Glorietta Activity Center.


This one-of-a-kind event is perfect for the artisanal and gourmet food lovers and healthy, organic food advocates. Discover artisan and gourmet dishes from professional chefs, culinary students, home bakers, or just about anybody who loves to bake and cook; and natural and organic products from passionate healthy food advocates and local farm producers.


Tickets are at P100. You may purchase them at the Mercato Centrale Office (5/F OPL Building, de la Rosa corner C. Palanca Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati) or at the Glorietta Concierge (near Palm Drive).


For more information, visit their Facebook page.




Hop on the The Dessert Comes First Dessert Tour with Lori Baltazar, happening on September 6 and 20 at Glorietta and September 7 and 21 at Greenbelt. Tickets are priced at P1,600 per day.


Enjoy a special, curated tour of Glorietta and Greenbelt's best gastronomical discoveries, hosted by top culinary personalities. With delicious desserts from Café Shibuya, Cupcakes by Sonja, Café Breton, and Bizu (just to name but a few), this is one sweet gustatory experience you won't want to miss. For a preview on what’s in store, check out the menu.


For tickets, call Rajah Travel at 894-0886 local 1300 or Baron Travel at 817-4926 or 752-7448. For more information, visit The Dessert Comes First.




Eat your chocolate-loving heart out at Eastwood City's Chocolate Festival from September 1 to 7 at the Eastwood Mall Atrium. The festival promises both chocoholics and foodies an ultimate chocolate overload with a decadent array of chocolates and chocolate-infused treats and pastries.


Those looking for a quick and delightful sweet tooth fix will find plenty of delectable choices at the Chocolate Bazaar, where different stores offer a sweet selection of  chocolates and chocolate-infused treats. Drop by Risa Chocolates for its famous intricately designed chocolate bars, pralines, and truffles. Malagos Chocolates is also giving visitors a taste of its famed dark chocolates and its premium unsweetened chocolate.


Shoppers looking for treats to take home to can get personalized chocolate bars-available in milk, semi-dark, dark, and mint flavors-at Unit16Sweets. The Food Bin, meanwhile, will be offering popular imported chocolate brands from all over the world.  For chocolate goodness with a Pinoy twist, stop by Choco ATBP, which sells delicious chocolate tableas and fudge bars in unique and must-try flavors. For the adventurous, pick up a bar of their Tsoko Sili and the Tsokolate ng Sindikato de Cacao.



French patisserie Cinq Dessert Boutique has an exquisite variety of cakes, cookies and other desserts including the mouth-watering Aurore, a chocolate tart with macadamias and caramel; the Pascale, a chocolate and orange mousse cake; and the Genevieve, a heavenly chocolate and hazelnut cake with a crunch. Visit Mio Gelati for a wide variety of chocolate gelato, such as Smores, Chocolate Overdose, Ferrero, and White Chocolate. For your yogurt and sorbet fix, head to Cold Stone Creamery.


For more information, call 709-9888, 709-0888, or (0917) 838-0111.




For a fun night with the barkada, join the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on September 6, 7 p.m., at the Dusit Thani Manila and September 13, 7 p.m., at RJ’s Bistro.


MMQ's production of Fanfare to Murder, written by David Moberg, is presented through licensing with NoTechTheatre.com and features several International & Filipino Stars, including Hamilton McLeod (UK), Marnie Hurst (The Czech Republic & USA), Vaishali Ray (India), and Geraldine Tan (The Philippines). Find out if the butler really did it with free-flowing French bubbly and a three-course dinner.


For more information, call (0927) 383-9517 or email mmqtheatre@gmail.com.



The Cultural Center of the Philippines brings together popular Filipino musicals in a single evening featuring the original cast and the best musical theater performers. The gala event, billed as MUSIKAL! A Musical Theater Celebration of CCP's 45th takes place on September 5 and 68 p.m., at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater). The musical revue features excerpts from Rak of Aegis, Rama HariMaxie the MusicalKaty!Caredivas,Noli Me TangereMagsimula KaZsaZsa Zaturnnah Ze MuzikalBluebird of HappinessRock SupremoRivalryLorenzo, among others.


CCP's artistic director Chris Millado directs the show in collaboration with the original directors and producing companies, including Tanghalang Pilipino, Ballet Philippines, Philippine Educational Theater Association, Trumpets, Spotlight Artists Centre, and Bit by Bit Company.


Audiences will also hear the scores of the musicals orchestrated for the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Gerard Salonga. Jed Balsamo arranges for orchestra from the original compositions of Ryan Cayabyab, Vincent de Jesus, Rony Fortich, Ed Gatchalian, Aegis, Ebe Dancel, and Gines Tan, among others.



Tickets are priced as follows:

  • September 5: P1,545, P1,030, P824, P618, and P412
  • September 6: P5,150, P2,060, P1,236, P824, P618, and P412


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



Celebrate the diversity of OPM at the Pinoy Music Festival 2014: Year One, happening on September 5, 8 p.m., at theAyala Triangle. Entrance is free. Pinoy Music Festival is a one-day, open-air celebration that aims to promote, cultivate, discover, and embrace Original Pinoy Music and works of Filipino music artists. The festival is presented by Pinoy Music Council, a newly formed umbrella organization of singers, composers, authors, producers, instrumentalists, publishers and other stakeholders in the music industry.




Fuel your creative (and healthy) pursuits by joining the special 75-minute Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Cap off your day of relaxation with healthy snacks from Juju Eats snacks and a clay planter and dish-making session with Hey Kessy and Gawa ni Femi. The Yoga + Crafting Afternoon will be held on September 6, 2 p.m., at the Onelife Studio in Makati.



The fee is priced at P3,800. To register, visit the Hey Kessy website.


For more information, call 671-5433, (0917) 895-1762, or (0917) 851-3297, or email train@onelifestudio.com.



Run for a good cause at the Energizer Night Race Manila 2014 on September 6, 5 p.m., at the Filinvest City. Part of the proceeds will go to Kapuso Foundation. Registration is priced at P600 (3K), P700 (5K), and P800 (10K). Sign up at Brooks SM North Edsa Annex or at RUNNR Alabang Town Center and RUNNR Bonifacio Global City.



For more information, visit Energizer PH’s Facebook page.



Take the Ensure Acti M2 Mind and Body Challenge on September 7, 5 a.m., at the Bonifacio Global City.


Registration details are as follows:

  • 3K: free registration with a minimum single receipt purchase of Ensure Acti M2 worth P500
  • 5K: free registration with a minimum single receipt purchase of Ensure Acti M2 worth P650
  • 10K: free registration with a minimum single receipt purchase of Ensure Acti M2 worth P800

Register online or at Greenbelt 3 (G/F West Wing).

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