A jazz festival, a Nihongo fiesta, a chocolate workshop + more things to do this weekend

Get your Shakespeare on, let the dogs out, 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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Celebrate the very best of Britain at the third Great British Festival from February 26 to 28 at Bonifacio High Street. Apart from showcasing the best of U.K. culture and business, the festival highlights the Shakespeare Pavilion, which will house a series of free events and performances that celebrate the famous playwright's life and works. Catch William Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits and PETA's rap-musical William, the Everyday Shakespeare Talks by the Manila Shakespeare Company, and pocket live performances of his well-known plays. Admission is free.


For more information, head over to the British Embassy in Manila's Facebook page. 




Kick off 2016's summer season with new kicks! Catch the Trendsetter's Bazaar Sneaker Districthappening from February 26 to 28, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the World Trade Center! Score new pairs from Onitsuka, Keds, Sperry, and more. Your favorite brands, like Glitzy Glam, Vanilla Breeze, and Etsy Manila will be there to join in on the fun. 


For more information, log on to Trendsetter's Bazaar Facebook page. 



Taste the feeling of amazement at the Coca-Cola Taste the Feeling Festival on February 27, 2 p.m., at the Circuit Makati Event Grounds. Get a chance to meet and share some ice-cold Coca-Cola with Alden Richards, Enchong Dee, Janella Salvador, Bailey May, and Ylona Garcia while enoying music from top bands, like Up Dharma Down, Sponge Cola, and the country's hottest DJs. Other amazing surprises await everyone, too! Bring the entire gang because entrance is free!


For more information, visit Coca-Cola Philippines' Facebook page. 


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The Philippine International Jazz Festival celebrates its 11th year on February 27 and 28, 6 p.m., at the Palasyo de Maynila along Roxas Boulevard. The 16-day music festival brings together 50 Filipino and international artists, reeling in musicians from USA, India, Germany, Norway, India, and Israel. Aside from bringing awesome jazz music, the event aims to establish a center for jazz studies in Asia. Master classes will be conducted by several artists at selected universities in the Metro. Don't miss the two-day gala with tickets at P1,567 each.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.




Japan Foundation, Manila celebrates the colorful culture and arts of Japan with the Nihongo Fiesta 2016. The annual Nihongo Fiesta showcases the Japanese language, arts, and culture through events like the speech contest, quiz bee, film screening, and a J-Pop concert. The fiesta will be held at Shangri-La Plaza on February 27 and will feature the 43rd Nihongo Speech Contest, 8th Nihongo Quiz Bee, Anime Screening of Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai, and a J-Pop Concert with Kawaii 5, Diana Garnet, and more.



For more information, go to Japan Foundation, Manila's website. 



Calling all BGC residents! Life Yoga Center is hosting Life At The Park, an open community class that happens once a month. A randomly selected Life Yoga teacher will lead the free yoga session under the bronze sculpture The Trees in Burgos Circle. Classes will vary from Yin, Kundalini, Vinyas, and Ashtanga, depending on the teacher of the day. Whether you’re a newbie or a regular practitioner, everyone's welcome to join and soak in the vibrant energy of the local residential community. Catch this event on February 28, 9:30 a.m.


For more information, visit LIFE Yoga's Instagram page. 




All dog lovers are invited to an afternoon of fun and games for your furry loved ones at Paws in the Park 3 on February 28, 1 p.m., at the Greenfield District Central Park. If your dog has a special trick, then sign up for the talent show! Your pet can also chow down while having fun at an eating contest or compete in the obstacle race. Join the various games, photo contests, and other activities that await you and your pooch! Registration is free.


For more information, visit the event's Facebook page. 



Ayala Museum presents Art Room: Calligraphy Workshop with Anina Rubiohappening on February 27, 10 a.m. Learn the basics of decorative handwriting: choosing nibs and papers, learning strokes and textures, and perfecting the art of lettering using a pen and brush. Explore the romance of handwriting while immortalizing your personal messages or replicating phrases from historical love letters from the Filipinas Heritage Library. The workshop fee is P3,500, inclusive of materials, handouts, and snacks. 



For inquiries and reservations, call 759-8288 local 35 or e-mail education@ayalamuseum.org.



This love month, all the ladies are invited to Me, Myself, and Love, an intimate gathering by women, for women to discover their own path to loving yourself, happening on February 27, 12:30 p.m., at _GALLERY in A SPACE. Come as you are and be in your comfiest attire because it’s going be an indoor picnic! For P450, learn all about being a little bit nicer to yourself. Enjoy an entire afternoon with food and drinks, a self-reflective workbook, loot bags, and raffle stubs!


For more information, visit the event's Facebook page.




Feed your sweet tooth with Kitchen Revolution's Chocoholics Anonymous 2.0happening on February 28, 9 a.m., at the Craft MNL studio. Learn how to make more healthy, dairy-free, egg-free, and cholesterol-free variations of well-loved chocolatey desserts. On the menu are chocolate-coated caramel truffles, chocolate ice cream with thick fudge sauce, salted chocolate toffee bars, and a chocolate chip cookie pie. The workshop fee is P2,150 (P1,850 for early birds).


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

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