10 Things to Do This Weekend: July 31 to August 2

Have a taste of Luzon's most distinctive flavors, talk about young and first loves, and more.

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


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In the spirit of taking pride and embracing what is uniquely Filipino, Mahalin Pagkaing Atin talks about everyone’s favorite topic: food. Don't miss the showcase of the famous dishes and delicacies from Luzon on July 31, 8 p.m., at Mercato Centrale in Bonifacio Global City. This advocacy campaign promotes sustainable entrepreneurship, homegrown produce, and instills a “pride of product, pride of place” mindset. Fill your bellies with delectable food, spend the night mingling, and learn more about food!


For more information, click here.




Fly with Ballet Manila as it brings to the stage Flight 1 and Flight 2 on July 31 and August 1, respectively, at the Star Theater. Ballet Manila performs their bestselling pieces by top choreographers Agnes Locsin, Augustus Bamain III, Gerardo Francisco, and the late Tony Fabella, as well as classical showstoppers Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsaire and the "Black Swan Pas De Deux" from Swan Lake. Don't miss these two nights with two very different shows by a one-of-a-kind dance company. Tickets are priced at P1,545, P1,030, and P515.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.


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The Cultural Center of the Philippines presents Neo Filipino 2015: Contemporary Dance Classics,with the theme "Reboot," happening from July 31 to August 2 at the CCP Little Theater. Be treated to restaged works by nine pioneering contemporary choreographers, whose original works were premiered in Neo Filipino concerts produced by Ballet Philippines, like Beat, Lakambini, Flippers, and many more. Tickets are priced at P824 and P618.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.




Discover the intricate art of Paper Cutting through a workshop with Memory Crafters on August 1, 10 a.m.,at Bonifacio Global City. Learn the frugal way to create your own papercut masterpiece with Joanna Dela Pena of Artsy Cutsy! Transform plain paper to wonderfully carved letters and designs. Lots of surprises and freebies await lucky attendees! The workshop fee is P1,800.


To sign up, click here.



Don't miss the culinary face-off of Two Masters at the Tasting Roomhappening on July 30 and 31, 7 p.m., at City of Dreams Manila. It's going to be an exciting night with mixologist and master bartender Sam Jeveons and Chef to the Stars William Mahi. Enjoy a delectable five-course cocktail pairing dinner with live serenade by international Lounge Jazz performer Nicole Asensio for P5,388.


For reservations, call 691-7789.




Make it a weekend date at the Palette Palate fair on August 1 and 2, 5 p.m., at the StrEat Food Park in Maginhawa. Catch the works of Geli Barcruz, Yang Barrios, Ella Lama, and many more! This street art fair is perfect for up-and-coming artists who are in need of inspiration, for hipsters who love a weekend of arts and crafts, and foodies who are always in search of mouth-watering finds!




Get your Indie Chic on at this lifestyle fair that features the best crafters in style and home, happening from July 31 to August 2 at Glorietta 3. Score awesome deals and shop for the most stylish local brands, designed and created by talented Filipino crafters. Head over to the fair after work and kick off the payday weekend!




Bibliophiles are in for a treat for this weekend's Revisiting Required Literaturefeaturing Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park. Young peoople, especially those who are channeling their inner Eleanor, are invited to this exciting discussion on July 31, 7 p.m., at Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City. This story is set over the course of one school year in 1986, about two star-crossed misfits. They're smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love—and just how hard it pulled you under.


Admission is free. To reserve a slot, e-mail rrlbookclub@fullybookedonline.com.



Catch Swiss singer and songwriter Luca Little as he visits Manila for a series of pocket events! Watch him perform on the following dates and venues:

  • July 30, 6:30 p.m., at the Alliance Francaise de Manille office
  • July 31, 11 p.m., at Tiendesitas
  • August 1, 6 p.m., at the Rizal Park

Listen to him perform his hit songs and those from his new Lion album. Admission is free.



For more information, click here.



Are you tired of being one of the "nice guys"? Get to meet the guy behind One Night Stan: Why Nice Guys Finish Last. Stanley Chi will have a book signing on Saturday, August 1, at the National Book Store in TriNoma, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. along with his special guest, Ramon Bautista. Who knows, you might even learn a thing or two from the pros!

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