A Korean food fest, a stand-up comedy + more things to do this weekend

Have your fill of free-flowing art and drinks, watch a Lav Diaz film, 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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Welcome 2016 with an epicurean adventure, featuring the colorful culinary offerings of the Land of the Morning Calm: Korea. Korean Master Chef Jang Bo-ik is set to prepare his signature dishes, enhancing the rich selection of Sofitel's Spiral from January 20 to 27. Get ready for an exciting line-up of gastronomic activities: a wine dinner, kimchi-making class, Korean cooking class, and a culinary showdown.


For inquiries and reservations, click here.




From January 22 to 31, Cinematheque Centre Manila will be screening Lav Diaz' Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon. His film, which is nominated in the Main Competition of the Berlin International Film Festival 2016, is set in 1972. The film shows mysterious things that happen in a remote barrio as Ferdinand E. Marcos announces Proclamation No. 1081, which puts the entire country under Martial Law. Admission fee is P200.


For more information, click here. 


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The Organic Market is back for 2016! Kickstart the year with a new and healthy lifestyle. The BGC Sunday market specializes in organic and natural products for the conscious consumer and the Organic Market has put together a curated list of like-minded vendors and suppliers in a one of a kind experience. Catch it on January 24 and 31, 10 a.m., at Burgos Park in Forbestown Road and expect some healthy finds.




Join National Book Store’s Color Pop Fair 2.0 on January 23, 10 a.m., at the Glorietta Activity Center! Enjoy a Saturday of free, fun-filled coloring activities, especially designed for adults who love to color. Learn basic adult coloring, shade selection, blending techniques, choosing the right coloring materials, and other great coloring tips. Participate in the day-long art workshops by Abbey Sy, Tepai Pascual, Robby Singh, Iris Babao Uy, Paola Esteron, Clare Magno, The Googly Gooeys, INK artists, and Hue Can Do It artists. Hue Can Do It! Manila’s illustrator Asa Montenejo and A Year of Positivity’s artist June Digan will also be doing a book signing! Coloring sheets and materials will be provided. Admission is free.


For more information, click here.



Kick off the weekend on January 22, 8 p.m., at A SPACE Manila with Why Us? This stand-up comedy will be hosted by three men who grew up from three different countries. Say hello to Abhishek Mohan, Judah Hirsch, and Antonio Ressano because they're ready to make you laugh and have a good time! Entrance is P300.



For more information, click here. 




Now you can get your cupcake and bake it, too! Sign up for The Maya Kitchen's Filled Cupcakes baking workshop, happening on January 23, 9 a.m., at the Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center in Liberty Building, Makati City. In this session, whip up chocolate-filled chocolate oatmeal cupcakes, lemon curd and blueberry cupcakes, quezo de bola chiffon cupcakes, and coffee caramel crunch cupcakes. The workshop fee is P1,500.


To register, call 892-1185 or e-mail contactus@themayakitchen.com.




This 2016, cultivate a healthier lifestyle. Ysabel's Daughter's first Wellness Weekend is going to be an afternoon of yoga, food preparation, and a talk on wellness happening on January 23, 1 p.m., 26 Highland Drive, Blue Ridge A, Katipunan. These nurturing sessions will be led by yogi, Tai Chi teacher, vegetarian restaurant owner, and naturopath, Dennis Denishvara Daguman. Tickets are at P650, inclusive of snack and Bath and Body loot bag.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 0918-887-1886 or e-mail ysabelsdaughter@gmail.com.



Get that home wafting with your signature scent as you concoct your very own scent sprays and diffusers with Lala de Leon at Craft MNL's upcoming Home Scents workshop! Happening on January 24, 2 p.m., this session will teach you how to make your own customized home scents. Get to take home room sprays, linen spray, diffusers, and more. The workshop fee is P2,500, inclusive of all materials.  


To register, click here.




The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra 33rd Concert Season continues with its Series V on January 22, 8 p.m., at the CCP Main Theater. In their fifth concert, Japanese conductor Tetsuji Honna will be leading the orchestra as they perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and his monumental and memorable Symphony No. 3 Eroica. Guest soloist is pianist April Dawnena Merced-Misa. Tickets are priced at P309, P412, P515, P824, P1,236, and P1,545.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



DITO: Bahay ng Sining has opened for 2016! Sign up for its monthly Kanya-Kayang Brush session, happening every Sunday at 5 p.m. The workshop fee of P250 comes with gallons of latex paint, a wooden canvas, and free-flowing alcohol, You just need to bring your brush! In case you don't have one, brushes are also sold at the venue. A session for kids is also scheduled on January 31.


For more information, click here.

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