A street food fair, an indie film fest, a night of poetry + more things to do this weekend
Celebrate International Book Day, learn how to make sushi, and more.
(SPOT.ph) We know you’re already looking forward to the weekend. We zero in on the events you shouldn’t miss.
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On April 23, from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., Instituto Cervantes will be hosting loads of fun cultural activities to celebrate Día del Libro or the International Book Day at the Ayala Triangle. At the event, bookstores and publishing houses will be selling books at a 20% discount. Following Spanish tradition, every book purchase entitles the buyer to a free rose. Guests will also be treated to poetry recitals, dance performances, plays, and concerts, as well as a puppet show for children. One of the main features of the day will be the inauguration of a pop-up library, “The Book Stop.” Instituto Cervantes is also giving out hundreds of books for free!
Also read: 10 Reasons We're Excited About Dia del Libro
For more information, visit Instituto Cervantes' website.
Happening from April 20 to 24 at Federacion Drive in Bonifacio Global City, the World Street Food Congress is a symposium, conference, and a mega street feasting festival that celebrates and seeks opportunities and possibilities for the world’s most popular food culture: heritage and comfort street food. The event has three parts: Dialogue, Jamboree, and Awards. Dialogue gathers the world’s most influential movers, thinkers, food gurus, and advocates to advance ideas, campaigns, and aspirations. Jamboree features 24 Street Food Masters from up to 10 countries who will do cooking demonstrations, complete with live music.
For more information, visit World Street Food Congress' website.
Words Anonymous is turning two and they’re celebrating with a grand show. On April 23, 8 p.m., at the PETA Theater Center, Words Anonymous presents Two. Watch them take to the stage to feature collaborations, new pieces, and their work since day one. Bring your love, your crush, your dreams, your brokenness, your boyfriend, your girlfriend, or your dog, but fair warning: This is a show not for the weak-hearted. Tickets are priced at P500.
For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.
Conceptualized and helmed by Wilson Tieng, together with acclaimed film director Brillante Mendoza, Sinag Maynila gives grants to independent filmmakers so they can develop their individual material to a full-length film for public exhibition. This year, the festival has been opened to any Filipino independent filmmaker who wish to apply for a film grant. The independent film festival Sinag Maynila 2016 will run from April 21 to 26 at select SM Cinemas. Five chosen filmmakers closely collaborated with Tieng and Mendoza to create stories that reflect the Filipino culture while illustrating messages that will resonate globally. Catch the screenings of Lila by Gino Santos, T.P.O. by Joselito Altarejos, Dyamper by Mes de Guzman, Expressway by Ato Bautista, and MRS. by Adolf Alix, Jr.
For more information, log on to Sinag Maynila's Facebook page.
Catch artisanal summer finds at Curated Goodness' Sunny Side Up Bazaar, happening from April 22 to 24 at the Podium Mall Atrium. Sate your sweet tooth's cravings at CookieBar cookies & sweets; shop for bohemian clothing and accessories at Simones Closet Shop; and get your beer and brewing kits at Juan Brew. This weekend is going to showcase brands, products, and services that stand out and make a statement. Expect unique summer finds, live art, workshops, and the perfect chill out session.
Witness Maxine Peake take on one of Western literature's most iconic characters by the bard from Stratford-upon-Avon! Watch a special screening of Hamlet on April 23, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., at the Premiere Theatre of the Shang Cineplex in Shangri-La Plaza. To celebrate Shakespeare's 400th death anniversary, the film shows a unique and critically acclaimed production of Hamlet with BAFTA-nominee Maxine Peake in the title role. Alongside Peake as the eponymous prince, a number of other roles, including Polonious and Rosencrantz, are also played by women.
Celebrate summer at the seventh installment of the Mandala Park Weekend Market and experience what's to love about our local products from some of the country's top merchants. Head over to Mandala Park along Shaw Boulevard on April 23, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and witness a new Mandaluyong in bloom. Enjoy the best of both worlds with the savory Eats Meats West, cool off this summer with Thirsty Turtle's organic fruit and vegetable shakes, relax and watch a performance by Hoochie Coochie Mikkie, and more.
Join Anina Rubio and Kimilu as they take you through a series of reflective exercises that will positively charge your own artistic style through creating pos and cards. De-stress and be inspired at the Your Positive Heart workshop happening on April 23, 2 p.m., at La Creperie in Salcedo, Makati. Learn how to be present and create positive art with a heart. Workshop fee is P2,800, inclusive of kit and snacks.
To register, contact Gemma at 0917-463-4476.
Twist, turn, tumble, and play at this month's LiFE at the Park session on April 24, 9 a.m., at the Burgos Circle. Get to know the people in the neighborhood through this community yoga class. This time, the focus will be on The Prana Circle Flow, led by Teacher Joana Medina. Get ready to open your mind and let love and sweat flow! Be one with nature through a Vinyasa practice that's done in the spirit of gratitude. Don't miss this free session.
To register, go to Life Yoga's website.
Learn the foundations of sushi-making and enjoy your self-made sushi creations. Sign up for the Sushi Sensei cooking classes on April 23 and 3o, 2:30 p.m. at the HYATT City of Dreams. The class includes a dessert buffet at the Cafe, a Hyatt apron, a recipe booklet, a sushi mat, and a Hyatt Cooking Class Certificate. Enjoy all of these for only P2,000++.
For inquiries or reservations, call 691-1234 local 1162.