A pop-up night cinema, an outdoor food affair + more things to do this weekend

Make 2016 your best year ever, sing your heart out at a concert, 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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The Chinese New Year is just around the corner and so is the 10th Spring Film Festival which will be happening from January 29 to February 7 at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall. Celebrate 10 years of Chinese culture and tradition with some of the best Chinese films. Included in this year's lineup are Coming Home, Angel Vera, Qiu Xi, Wild Horse from Shangri-La, East Wind Rain, At  That Summer, Full Circle, Lost in Thailand, Back to 1942, and Say Yes. Try to catch all 10 films because admission is free!


Also read: The SPOT.ph Guide to the 10th Spring Film Festival


For more information, click here.




Shake up your usual Saturday routine and head out for good food and music at The Grove Sunset Beats and Eats: An Outdoor Food and Music Affair happening on January 30, 5 p.m., at The Grove by Rockwell! Get ready for a new gastronomic dining experience with special treats from The Grove Retail Row's restaurants while listening to the music of True Faith.


For more information, click here.

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Graphika Manila is the premier creativity conference in the Philippines, hailed as one of the most influential events on design this side of the world. This year promises another roster of the world's best designers who will be holding a series of talks on January 30 and 31, 10 a.m., at the SMX Convention Center. Learn about the secrets of Pixar from Benjamin Su, and design tips and tricks from Valerie Chua, Patrick Cabral, Harvey Tolibao, and more. There will also be workshops and merchandise to be sold at the event. Two-day passes are sold at P2,600.



For tickets and more information, click here.



Calling all paper lovers and journal junkies! Join National Book Store’s Create your Best Year Ever: Journal Decorating Workshop on January 30, 2 p.m., at National Book Store, Glorietta 1. Learn about creative planning with Chinky de Guzman, illustrated journaling with Airees Rondain, and Leuchtturm decorating with Aina Paco. Registration starts at 10 a.m. on a first-come-first-served basis. 


For more information, click here.




Enjoy a different kind of movie marathon Circuit Makati's Pop-Up Night Cinema on January 30 and 31, 6 p.m., at The Deck at Circuit Lane. Head over with your best buds and get to watch your favorite movies underneath the stars! On the lineup for Saturday are Mamma Mia and Les Miserables, while showing on Sunday are Grease and Notting Hill. The best part: Admission is free!


For more information, click here.



It's the time of the year again for KidsFest Manila 2016a three-week festival of world-class theater for young people from January 27 to February 7 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in the RCBC Plaza. Dedicated to creating and promoting a wide variety of performance styles from all corners of the world, KidsFest is a festival for the whole family where characters are brought to life and scenes from well-loved books are enacted vividly on stage. This year's lineup includes The Gruffalo, Aliens Love Underpants, and Erth's Dinosaur Zoo. Tickets are priced at P1,000, P1,800, P2,200, and P2,500.


Also read: On the Spot: Matthew Gregory of KidsFest and The Gruffalo Live



For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



The cool and cozy 35 Abada kicks off 2016 with a new series of weekend bazaars! Music, arts, crafts, and food will come together once again at Eat Art Gig Weekend Bazaar on January 30 and 31, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Esteban Abada, Loyola Heights. Grab mouth-watering grub from Steak Me Home, Happy Mrs. Laksa, Beardy's Hungry Hut, and more. Shop for stylish fashion pieces from ILI by Bonsai Cielo, Aramid PH, and Fine Time Studios, among many others. There will also be workshops, live art, and on-the-spot cooking on the side, too.


For more information, click here.




After their successful first solo show last year, British pop band The Vamps will be bringing their Wake Up World Tour to the Mall of Asia Arena on January 30, 8 p.m., with Before You Exit and special guest The Tide. Triple the fun on your Saturday night with these bands and their catchy songs! Tickets are priced at P530, P1,800, P3,710, P4,660, P6,570, and P8,480.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 470-2222.



Start the year by learning how to make your own plates and bowls! Hey Kessy will be having a Slab Pottery Workshop on January 31, 1 p.m., at the Hey Kessy Studio. Learn the art of slab pottery and make your own ceramic things at home. You can have more fun painting them later! Workshop fee is P3,500, inclusive of all materials, rental of tools, and snacks.


To sign up, click here.




Experience two action-packed days of all things about Total Wellness at Live: Journey to a Wellness Change on January 30 and 31, 6 a.m., at EDSA Shangri-La's The Health Club. Get into the best shape with the help of fitness experts and a Wellness Expo that features the biggest sporting brands. Discover what really goes on at a triathlon, swim training, power tennis, yoga, and more.


For inquiries or more information, call 633-8888 local 2904 or 0917-876-7219, or click here.

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