A flavorful fusion, a superhero run, a comic exhibit + more things to do this weekend

Pick up life tips and tricks from the Teen Queen, watch a thought-provoking play, 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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Madrid Fusion Manila 2016 runs from April 7 toat the SMX Convention Center, where the most acclaimed chefs from across the globe come together to celebrate Spanish flavor. It also happens to be the 450th anniversary of the Galleon Trade that linked Asia with the Western World. The theme is The Manila Galleon: East Meets West, expanding the gastronomic conversation further not only between two countries, but also two very different parts of the world.



For more information, go to Madrid Fusion Manila's website.



Join Teen Queen Kathryn Bernardo at the Eastwood Mall Atrium on April 10, 3 p.m., as she officially launches Everyday Kath: 365 Ways To Be A Teen QueenIn her new book, the Teen Queen shares everything she's learned about fashion, beauty, friendship, and confidence with every girl who wants to be her best self. It's her gift to her fans as she celebrates her 20th birthday. Come into her colorful, inspiring world! Get your own copy in leading bookstores and newsstands for P295.



For more information, visit Summit Books' Facebook page.



Egg Theater Company presents its first full-run production with a Filipino Translation of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman. It tells the story of a writer in an unidentified totalitarian state, being interrogated about his gruesome and macabre short stories that have inspired a series of child murders. The production is a dark comedy that boldly exhibits the riveting power of narrative. The story explores the fine line between the freedom of an individual to tell a story and its impact on the security of society. Catch The Pillowman from April 8 to 10 and from April 22 to 24, 8 p.m., at the Pineapple Lab.



For ticket inquiries or reservations, contact 0917-844-0520 or go to Egg Theater Company's Facebook page.



Manix Abrera fans, rejoice! The well-loved artist will be revealing his Kikomachine favorites through an exhibit, Bukal sa Puso ng Lagimopening on April 9, 6 p.m., at Galerie Stephanie. He will feature a selection of early Kikomachine Komiks’ "pag-ibig" strips, showcasing the artist’s personal favorites, along with original pages and covers from the Kikomachine universe. See new creations from Manix in an entirely new medium. Check out Kikomachine books at the exhibit and get yourself artworks from the exhibit, which runs through April 22. Entrance is free.



For more information, log on to Kikomachine Komix' Facebook page.



Fujifilm takes the art of craftsmaking to another level as it presents another afternoon of crafting magic at Instax and Crafts at the Market! Market! Activity Center on April 91 p.m. Touted to be the biggest DIY event this summer, these special workshops will focus on Greeting Card Making and Paper Die-Cut Mobile with Mikko Sumulong of I Try DIY and Marielle Nadal-Reyes of Craft MNL. Musical performances will be provided by The Ransom Collective. Discover the many ways you can showcase your Instax photos into a beautiful display!



To register online, log on to Instax' website.



Filipina-French actress, model, and artist Solenn Heussaff launches Our People at the Pineapple Lab on April 8, a solo painting exhibition inspired by Solenn and her family's travels around the world. At the age of three, Solenn started formal painting lessons until she turned 18. Solenn's show consists of 25 vibrant and intimate works that portray the unique lives of her subjects; transporting the audience to Myanmar, Africa, and France, among others. In addition to her paintings, Pineapple Lab will have a preview of Solenn's future design projects and collaborations. The exhibit runs until May 8.



For more information, call 834-5763, e-mail nanette.zwaan@pineapplelab.ph, or visit Pineapple Lab's Facebook page.



Is shopping the first thing that comes to your mind the moment summer comes? Head over to Ember: A Summer Bazaar on April 9 and 10 at the UP Town Center Amphitheater. Check out various stalls with quirky items, artisanal food, and other great choices for a one-stop shopping destination. Have a sweet summer weekend by discovering brands and scoring cool finds!




Join Britney Stable of Bindi Yoga Canada for Yoga of Intention on April 9, 2 p.m., at the LIFE Yoga Center. Experience a 90-minute workshop, flow yoga class, and self-reflection on the art of intention setting and manifestation. Revolutionize your goals, visions, and dreams—yogi style! Illuminate your deepest desire, learn how to set powerful intentions, and discover manifestation tools to create powerful change in your life—both on and off the mat. Workshop fee is P1,200.




It's time for Inkwell Sessions: Calligraphy 2.0 with Fozzy Dayrit, happening on April 9, 1:30 p.m., at the Dome Cafe in Shangri-La Plaza. The class will accommodate only 15 students, so make sure to reserve a slot now! The workshop fee is P2,800, inclusive of calligraphy kit, snacks, and drinks. Pick up a new hobby this summer and get your creative juices flowing! 



For inquiries or reservations, contact 0998-998-3998.



Get your superhero on and join the Batman vs. Superman Runhappening on April 9, 4:30 a.m., at SM By the Bay. Registration is priced at P700 for 3K, P800 for 5K, and P900 for 10K. You may register online or at the following Chris Sports branches:

  • Chris Sports SM Mall of Asia
  • Chris Sports Glorietta 
  • Chris Sports SM Megamall
  • Chris Sports Market! Market!
  • Chris Sports SM North EDSA

Get ready and prepare for battle!


For more information, go to Batman vs. Superman Run's Facebook page.

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