10 Things to Do This Weekend: October 9 to 11

Watch the best of contemporary Spanish cinema, sate your cravings at a food fair, 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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Film buffs, check out Pelicula 2015: Spanish Film Festival happening from October 8 to 18 at Greenbelt 3. The festival features different genres that range from romance and comedy (Ocho apellidos vascos, Tres bodas de más, Gente en sitios), to documentary (Paco de Lucía, La plaga), suspense (Relatos salvajes), and drama (Hermosa juventud, Artico). Spanish journalist Ramón Vilaró will be there to present his film, De aliados a masacrados, as well as Czech filmmaker Lenka Kny, who will present his comedy Milagro en Praga. The Festival will have a second leg in Intramuros from October 19 to 25 with an exhbit, entitled "Spanish Cinema in 20 Posters." 


For more information, click here.



Bituing Walang Ningning: The Musical is heading back to the spotlight from October 8 to 25 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater. It tells the story of a young fan’s rise from obscurity to stardom, the obstacles she has to overcome, and the love she finds along the way. Originally a Pilipino Komiks serial by fictionist Nerissa Cabral, Bituing Walang Ningning was made into a blockbuster movie in 1985, starring Sharon Cuneta, Cherie Gil, and Christopher De Leon. In 2006, it was re-made into a hit TV series with Sarah Geronimo, Angelika dela Cruz, and Ryan Agoncillo playing the lead roles. Tickets are priced at P3,537, P2,680, P2,036, P1,500, and P1,072.



For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



Get creative this weekend and learn how to work with leather at a Leather Crafting Accessories Workshop by Soul Flower and Craft MNL. It's happening on Sunday, October 11, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Craft MNL Studio located at Unit 302 Pamana Languages building, 926 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City. Learn how to design, cut, embroider, and assemble hardware onto leather and create your own coin purse and leather cuffs! Workshop fee is P2,000, inclusive of all materials.

To register, click here



Best Food Forward celebrates five successful years on October 10 and 11, 10 a.m., at the Rockwell Tent. To celebrate this milestone, there will be over 100 specialty food concessionaires, innovative cooking demonstrations, celebrity chef appearances, family and children's attractions, celebrity guests, and many more. Dig into the bustling food scene with food art, recipe book launches, special awardings, and music.


For more information, click here.



Free spirits are welcome at The Boho Bazaar from October 9 to 11, 10 a.m., at the One Esplanade. Curated by Theresa Leung and Claudine de Leon, this unique shopping experience is where one can enjoy scrumptious food while listening to great music. There will be more than 80 local and foreign brands at this event. Score finds from Little Black Box, Cole Vintage, Brown Belly, and more, while grabbing grub from Southern Folk and Global Grub, among others. 



For more information, click here.



After hitting the provinces, the Korean Film Festival 2015 now sets foot in Manila from October 8 to 11 at SM Megamall. One of the top grossing films in Korea, The Thieves is about a group of South Korean thieves and Hong Kong thieves, commissioned by the master thief Macao Park to steal the diamond "Tear of the Sun." Other films to be screened include Miss Granny, Cold Eyes, Front Line, Marriage Blue, and more. All films have English subtitles. Admission is free.


For more details, call 555-1711 or e-mail events@koreanculture.ph. 



Learn how to build a comic book at a Comic Book Writing Workshop on October 10 and 17, 10 a.m., at Enderun's The Study with Budjette Tan. Budjette is the writer of the award-winning graphic novel Trese, an urban fantasy series co-created with artist Kajo Baldisimo. In 2014, his comic book Mikey Recio and the Secret of the Demon Dungeon, which he co-created with Bow Guerrero and JB Tapia, won the National Book Award for Best Graphic Literature. The workshop fee is P4,000.


For more information, click here.



Go Nuts Over Desserts with Kitchen Revolution on October 11, 9 a.m., at the Craft MNL studio. Discover how the complex, toasted, crunchy, and creamy flavors of nuts can enhance desserts. And because nuts are so rich, you won’t miss the dairy and eggs typically present in these pastries! On the menu are chocolate almond butter silk pie, creamy lime macadamia cheesecake bites with almond crust, cinnamon walnut crumb cake, and sea salt candied hazelnuts over cashew ice cream. The workshop fee is P2,300 (P2,000 until October 8).



To sign up, contact 0917-894-5086 or e-mail info@kitchenrevolution.ph.



In Mga Buhay na Apoymeet a Manila-based family who comes face to face with the harsh reality of extremely strained relationships that resulted from painful truth about their past and from the utter disregard for their cultural roots and spiritual traditions. The production shows the healing of the shattered relationships between a mother and her children in one specific Filipino family that's broken apart by domestic filial conflicts. Catch this play from October 2 to 25 at the CCP Little Theater. Tickets are priced at P1,545 and P1,030.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



Join the fun in Outburst and run for a cause on October 11, 5 a.m., at the UP Academic Oval. Get ready for lots of colors, water, and popping surprises! Registration is priced at P350 (2.2K), P400 (4.4K), and P500 (8.8K). Barkada bundles are also available. You may register online or at the following sites:

  • UP StatSoc Tambayan (UP Diliman School of Statistics)
  • Chris Sports SM North EDSA
  • Chris Sports SM North EDSA Annex
  • Chris Sports SM Megamall
  • Chris Sports SM Fairview


For more information, call 0998-334-4784 or 0915-609-0270, or click here.

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