10 Things to Do This Weekend: December 12 to 14

Complete your Christmas shopping at the Trendsetter’s Bazaar, chill out at a backyard grill in the park, celebrate equality through a film festival, 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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If you've ever walked into a bazaar with a mission to shop and chanced upon some unique finds, you know the first thing that hits you is the atmosphere. That's why the Trendsetter's Bazaar has kept us smitten, coming back to them time and time again, for that comfortable yet upbeat shopping vibe and selection of the most unexpected things. See it for yourself from December 12 to 14, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., at the Metrotent Convention Center, Metrowalk Ortigas.



For the Holiday Series, the spotlight is on the Gadget District Sale, an extension tent that will be housing all things tech-related from laptops to fitness trackers, power banks to memory banks, audio devices, mobile phones, and accessories!


Entrance is priced at P100.

For more information, click here.


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Experience the Backyard Grill at the Park, happening on December 13, 4:30 p.m., at the Urdaneta Park. Enjoy the day with kid-friendly activities and booths helmed by Manila's most popular food purveyors.



Be stuffed to the brim as you hop from one stall to another with Kalookies, Bun Appétit, Carmen’s Best Ice Cream, Butamaru, and many more! Dine for a cause, as each concessionaire will donate a percentage of their sales to their chosen charities. These include Futkal, or Futbol sa Kalye, which is an alternative football program promoting football in the Philippines, White Cross Orphanage, which aims to provide a temporary home and provide holistic development for minor children, The Holy Family Church, a local service ministry, and others.


For more information, click here.




A new urban style sanctuary has just hit the Metro! Estancia, which literally means "to stay a while," has just opened and with a bang, too! Have a taste of the high life at the Urban Flavors Weekend, happening from December 13 to 14, 11 a.m., at the Lower Ground Level of Estancia at Capital Commons.


For a minimum fee of P500, enjoy a variety of flavors from Ba Noi's, Bap Bap, Black Olive Cerveceria, Burgers & Brewskies, Cafe Mediterranean, Caramia, Cinnabon, Craft Coffee, Eum-Ma-Ne, Jipan, Larcy's, Mary Grace, Mrs. Fields, Nomama Artisanal Ramen, Pancake House, Sentro 1771, Starbucks, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Tipsy Pig, and XO 46 Filipino Bistro.


For more information, click here.




The City of Stars is set to host the first Quezon City International Pink Film Festival, an international film festival that features films that highlight the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. It runs until December 16 at TriNoma Cinema 3.


Opening the festival will be the world premiere of documentary filmmaker Nick Deocampo’s new film, #pinQCity. It tackles the struggles of an LGBT community living in one of the biggest cities in the country. Other local film classics and new releases include Gil Portes' Markova, Auraeus Solito's Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros, Joel Lamangan's Lihis, Jose Altarejos'Unfriend, Sigrid Andrea Bernardo's Ang Huling Cha-cha ni Anita, and Alvin Yapan's Gaydar.


Award-winning international films will also be screened at the festival. The line-up includes Cannes Film Festival grand prize winner La Vie d'Adele (Blue is the Warmest Color), the German film Freier Fall, and the American documentary Before We Know It. Other foreign films to be shown are from Sweden, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Vietnam.



Tickets are priced at P100.

Check out 10 Films You Should See at the Quezon City International Pink Film Festival for a guide!


For more information, click here.



Here’s a fashionable Christmas treat! Liz Uy is launching the paperback edition of her best-selling book, StyLIZed: Liz Uy’s Ten Style Essentials, and to celebrate it, she’ll be having a book signing on December 13, 2 p.m., at the Glorietta 5 Activity Center.



In this book, fashion editor and stylist Liz Uy shows you how to build a fashionable and highly functional wardrobe with her ten style essentials-each one modeled by some of her famous celebrity clients: Anne Curtis, Bea Alonzo, Marian Rivera, Georgina Wilson, Bianca Gonzalez, Sarah Geronimo, Julia Barretto, Isabelle Daza, Toni Gonzaga, and Kris Aquino. Each page is peppered with indispensable style advice Liz has culled from her many years working in the fashion magazine industry and styling countless personalities. Definitely a must-have for every girl who wants to be stylized!



Don’t miss Kailan at Bakit, featuring three one-act plays, from December 12 to 14, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., at the PETA Studio.This production includes Jmee Katanyag’s Betang, Chris Martinez’ Freshman, and Pertee Brinas’ Mga Bulong ni Rara.


For tickets, call 0917-706-3533 or 0998-531-1389.



To cap off the series of education and public programs of 2014, Lopez Museum and Library presents the final run of Café of Letters on December 13, 2 p.m. Notes on Failures, DiscLab | Research and Criticism will focus on curatorial and research projects done by the organization since they were formed back in 2012. With the idea of failure as anchor, they will talk about future prospects in art research and criticism.



Registration fee is P135 (P115 for students and museum members) and comes with a free admission to the current exhibition.


For registration and for more information, call 631-2417 or e-mail lmmpasig@gmail.com.



Just in time for Christmas, the Snowflake Quilling Workshop will be happening on December 14, 9 a.m., at the new Craft MNL workshop space in Pasay Road Condominium.



Learn the intricate and whimsical craft of paper quilling with The Quillist, Joy Ann Chua. Basic forms and layouts will be covered in this three-hour session. Joy Ann Chua describes herself as a craft junkie. Among her numerous craft interests though, paper quilling is at the top of her list. She has become known for the whimsical paper craft, taking on the monicker, The Quillist. Apart from crafting, she also has a keen interest in sustainable ecology.


The workshop fee is P950.

To sign up, click here.




This Christmas, make gift-wrapping more heartfelt and a true labor of love with Blissfully Wrapped: A Creative Gift-Wrapping Workshop on December 14, 2 p.m., at Scarsdale Artisanal Delights at the S&R Building.


This workshop aims to teach you how to make a simple gift look classy and creative by using repurposed materials. You will be taught how to become a blissful gift-wrapper, basic gift-wrapping, and how to top-up your basic gift box.


Blissfully Wrapped is a collaboration between the Make it Blissful blog and Memory Crafters. In the spirit of "making things blissful," Blissfully Wrapped teaches participants how to wrap gifts and presents creatively, using what they have at home, and how to create an all-occasion "wrappings box" filled with used wrapping scraps, previous gift boxes/wraps, and more to create a collection of materials they can re-use and repurpose, any time of the year that gift-giving is needed.


The workshop fee is P1,100.


For registration and more information, click here.



Save the date for the Run United HP Recovery Run, happening on December 14, 3:30 a.m., at the Bonifacio Global City. The Run United HP Recovery Run is a non-competitive run designed to help progressive runners embrace the value of recovery and how its proper application can help them establish future personal records.



Registration is priced at P750 (5K), P850 (10K), and P950 (21K). You may register at RUNNR (Bonifacio Global City) and Toby’s (Robinsons Galleria, SM North EDSA, and SM Mall of Asia).


For more information, call 703-1736 or 463-4814.

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