10 Things to Do This Weekend: October 17 to 19

Sample new artisanal and organic food finds, check out Lourd de Veyra’s new book, get artsy with typography, and more.

(SPOT.ph) We know you’re already looking forward to the weekend. We zero in on the events you shouldn’t miss.


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Don’t miss the exciting Type Kita: A Typography Exhibit, happening on October 18 and 19, 11 a.m., at 10A Alabama in Quezon City. This two-day event promises fun activites from different artists! There will be a film screening, live signage painting, type demos, screen-printing session, and a whole lot more. Tap into your creative side with Alessandra Lanot, Hey Kessy, Takatak Project, The Googly Goeys, and more. Entrance fee is P50.


For more information, click here.





The UP Junior Marketing Association is bringing the art movement to a whole new level, showcasing some of the best, most unique artworks made by college students from around the metro. Don’t miss the week-long run of PRIME: The Art Gala, opening on October 19, 5 p.m. at the UP Town Center. The exhibit will run through October 25. Admission is free.


Celebrate the art of the new generation in a gala that is open to all art enthusiasts who appreciate creativity, originality, and life. See art through the eyes of the youth and let it take over your senses.


For more information, click here.




Together with Anvil Publishing, TV5 host, SPOT.ph blogger, and best-selling author Lourd de Veyra launches his latest book, entitled Espiritu, on October 18, 4 p.m., at the National Book Store TriNoma.


Just in time for Oktoberfest, Espiritu is a "cocktail" of short stories, trivia, anecdotes, and historical accounts about alcoholic beverages, both homegrown and imported.  Interesting and little known practices during neighborhood "inuman sessions" are also included in the book.

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Espiritu is available in National Book Store and Powerbooks branches nationwide.




Check out the first run of The Urban Food Collective on October 18 and 19 at the CommerCenter in Ayala Alabang! The market will be open until December 2014. Entrance is free.


From gourmet goodies and humble handicrafts to organic options, The Urban Food Collective Weekend Market offers a variety of good food and finds. Enjoy a carefully curated weekend with your family and friends!


The Urban Food Collective (TUFC) understands that food brings people together, that food is at the center of some of life's best moments. Its vision is to be the premiere food community in the country.


For more information, click here.





Join New York Times bestselling authors Claudia Gray and Madeleine Roux for book signing events on October 18, 2 p.m., at the National Book Store, Glorietta 1.


Claudia Gray is the young adult paranormal romance bestselling author of the Evernight series (EvernightStargazer HourglassAfterlife, and Balthazar) and the Spellcaster trilogy (SpellcasterSteadfast, and Sorceress). Her latest book, A Thousand Pieces of You, is the first title in her new series Firebird. She worked as a lawyer, journalist, disc jockey, and a waitress before becoming a published writer.


Madeleine Roux is the author of the bestselling young adult novels Asylum and its sequel Sanctum. She received her BA in Creative Writing and Acting from Beloit College in 2008 and completed an Honors Term in 2009.


For more information, click here.


Analog Mornings are one-hour story and music sessions led by the actors and musicians of Trumpets. The first of four installments kicks off on October 19, 9:30 a.m. at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City.



These morning sessions are set up in cafes or coffee shops within a residential community, so that kids and their parents can just walk over for a snack and a chat with the Trumpets storytellers, participate in a couple of getting-to-know-you icebreaker activities, and then get ready for the story of the day.


To all parents with kids from four to eight years old, save one or all of the dates and schedule a trip to the nearest Coffee Bean outlet.


For more information, click here.



Catch the special screenings of Puti on October 18 (6:30 p.m.), October 25 (8:30 p.m.), and October 31 (8:30 p.m.) at the Fisher Mall Cinema 5. The film stars Ian Veneracion, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, and Lauren Young. Tickets are priced at P220.


The film tells the story of a counterfeit painter who figures in a freak accident that renders him color-blind. Amir is a skilled artist who makes a living painting forgeries. But suddenly, his life changes when he gets into a car accident with his 8-year old son. While recuperating, strange things start happening to him.



Puti had its international premiere last April in Belgium as part of the 7th Orbit Competition of the 32nd Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film. The film was also awarded for Best Cinematography, Production Design, and Sound Design at last year’s CineFilipino Film Festival, while the Young Critics Circle cited it with a Best Debut Film award.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



Witness two teams battle it out at the Manila Throwdown Team Edition on October 18, 7 a.m. at the Circuit Makati. The throwdown is a competition of speed, power, endurance, and strategy of different opposing teams. Two teams will reign supreme as 30 teams for Scaled and 28 teams for RX stake their claim to be champions of their division. Place your bets and find out who will win! Entrance fee is P100.


For more information, click here.




Join Tiktakbo 7: Chroma Splash on October 19, 4 a.m. at the UP Diliman Academic Oval. Registration is priced at P350 (500m dash), P450 (3K), P550 (5K), and P700 (16K).


You may register online or at the following sites:

  • Olympic Village (Robinsons Ermita, SM North EDSA, Gateway Mall, and Market! Market!)
  • Olympic World (TriNoma)
  • Olympic Gold (Robinsons Galleria)
  • Chris Sports (SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, Glorietta 3, and SM Fairview)
  • UP Diliman (4th Floor, UP JPIA Tambayan, Virata School of Business)


For more information, click here.



Sign up for the HP Run 2014 on October 19 at the Bonifacio Global City. Proceeds will go towards e-Health infrastructure which will be installed by HP in Tacloban City, aided by the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF).


Registration fee is P400 (3K), P500 (5K), P600 (10K), and P800 (5K Buddy).


To reigster, click here.

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