10 Things to Do This Weekend: October 24 to 26
Get high on delectable desserts, meet some world-renowned authors, sign up for an exhilarating fun run, 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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Back for its second run, MUNI Market Day V2.0 is set to happen on October 25 and November 8, 9 a.m. at Capitol Commons. MUNI Market Day v2.0 is a continuing effort to bring together a creative community and create a culture of conscious consumption and mindful living.
MUNI will be showcasing over 40 merchants to cater to the increasing number of conscious consumers who want to live a little more meaningfully every day. Some of the market's mindful merchants include vegetarian food options like Pipino Vegetarian, Kitchen Revolution, Edgy Veggy, beverage brands like Stanford & Shaw, KKK Coffee, Moonleaf Tea Shop, Joost2Boost and Tsaa Laya, and healthy or local snack choices like Nipa Foods, Take Root, Theo & Philo, and more.
For more information, click here.
The UP Junior Marketing Association (UP JMA) presents Dolce: A Desserts and Beverages Bazaar on October 26, 2014 at the Glorietta 5 Activity Atrium.
Taste the sweeter side of life and enjoy a wide range of delights crafted by well-known dessert chefs in the metro. Indulge in delectable food and good music from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., all in the company of your family and friends.
Admission is free!
Mark your calendars for the Banquetta by Mercato Centrale Opening on October 24, 4 p.m. at the CCP Complex. Take your friends and family with you for a night of great food, music, and live entertainment. Get ready for a new food market in the Metro!
For more information, call 0917-840-1152.
In case you didn’t catch it last month, go ahead and indulge yourself at Chocolate 101, an exclusive chocolate-making class at Makati Shangri-La. The class will be conducted by Executive Chef Romain Renard on October 25, 1 p.m.
Learn tips and tricks in chocolate making along with his signature chocolate recipes that include chocolate milk jam, chocolate mousse, chocolate truffles, and more. Registration is priced at P3,500and includes all ingredients to be used, chocolate buffet, sparkling wine, recipe card, and certificate. Reservations are highly recommended, as seats are limited.
For inquiries and reservations, call 814-2580 or email email@example.com.
Polecats Manila will be tripping the light for its fifth anniversary show. With live music, lights, dance, and aerial arts on display, the group promises a veritable feast for the eyes with this year's theme: PRISM: Expressions of Light and Flight. To be held on October 26, 7 p.m. at Whitespace Manila, PRISM highlights the group's exploration of pole dancing, aerial silks, and aerial hoop acts as both art and sport. Each dance will feature visualizations by Vitamin See and live music by electronic music duo Tarsius.
Formed in 2009, Polecats Manila continues to push limits as one of the premier pole dancing schools in the country. Beyond being a group that shares a common passion, Polecats Manila is a movement advocating strength, grace, and art in pursuit of the extraordinary.
Tickets, priced at P800, are available at the Polecats Manila studio.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-0818 or 0917-700-7653.
Book your tickets to Romeo and Juliet - The Musical, onstage this weekend from October 23 to 25 at the Star Theater. Showtimes are at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m.
This staging of Romeo and Juliet portrays one of Shakespeare’s most famous works in a more accessible manner for young adults. In the play, dialogues are sung with full observance of how phrases are being read.
Tickets are priced at P468.
For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.
The floral season is in at the Bring Your Own Benta Fair, happening on October 25, 11 a.m. at the Hey Kessy Studio in Katipunan, Quezon City. This fair’s theme is "Flowers and Plants!" Shop for artworks, prints, tote bags, books, songs, poems, stickers, temporary tattoos, herbs, succulents, tea, food, and more. Entrance is free.
For more information, click here.
Don’t miss The Philippine Literary Festival 2014 happening from October 23 to 25 at Raffles Makati. Join international bestselling and award-winning authors Amy Tan and Chang-Rae Lee for three days of book signings and discussions about books and literature. Admission is free!
Amy Tan is the woman behind The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, and The Hundred Secret Senses, which are all New York Times bestsellers and recipients of various awards all over the world. Her works have been translated into 35 languages. She has contributed articles for The New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar, and National Geographic.
Korean-American novelist Chang-Rae Lee is the author of Native Speaker, which garnered numerous awards, including the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the American Book Award. He was hailed as one of the 20 best American writers by The New Yorker magazine for his second novel A Gesture Life. His novel Aloft, earned him the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in the Adult Fiction category in 2006.
For more information and complete schedule, click here.
Run through a course of horrible incidents at Bloodrush: Aftershock, happening on October 26, 6 p.m. at the UP Diliman Academic Oval. A 9.8 magnitude earthquake has just hit the campus and you have to reach the safe zone; but proceed with caution, as the course is filled with horrible incidents. As with all disasters, time is not on your side.
Registration is priced at P450 (3K) and P550 (5K). The race kit includes singlet, race bib, a flashlight to help you survive, waivers, the route map, and other exciting freebies. Get a P50 discount upon presenting a UP ID or upon registering in groups of five and eight. To register, click here.
Survivors will get a chance to win exciting prizes from the run’s sponsors. There will also be a photo booth, food concessionaries, merchandise booth, and a short program after the run to tell you more about the cause! All proceeds will go to the Dugong Bayani Blood Network, a system of blood donors that advocates Blood Donation Awareness and Blood Advocacy.
For more information, call 0917-510-3195 or click here.
Run to the beat at the Rexona Run 2014, happening on October 26, 2 a.m. at the SM Mall of Asia grounds. Registration is priced at P700 (5K), P800 (10K), and P900 (21K). You may register here or at the following sites:
- RUNNR Store Bonifacio Global City
- Toby's Robinsons Galleria
- Toby's SM North EDSA
- Toby's SM Mall of Asia
For more information, click here.