A literary festival, flea market, dessert buffet + more things to do this weekend

Take summer to the streets, get into tip-top shape, 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 Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf presents ArtxMusicxTheCoffeeBeantogether with Bonifacio High Street for Summer On The Street festival, happening on April 30, 11 a.m., at the Bonifacio High Street East Park. Find great art pieces at the Art Mart, do chalk art on the walkways of BHS, be one of the few to doodle on the giant The Coffee Bean cup, and be entertained with musical performances! There will also be workshops on Theater Improv and Creative Movement, facilitated by Third World Improv and Daloy Dance Company!


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


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Fill the summer with new and fun activities! Learn and practice everyday artistry through workshops and an arts and crafts bazaar. From April 29 to May 1Shangri-La Plaza will be holding Craft Mania 2016 at the East Atrium. Most of the workshops, such as those on different calligraphy styles, watercolor, and creative coloring techniques, will be free! Kids can join the Stamp Calligraphy Card-Making just in time for Mother’s Day. The adults can have their share of fun at the Kaleidolines Workshops and Polymer Clay Molding Workshop. There's going to be an Arts and Crafts Bazaar, too!



For inquiries, call 370-2500 local 593 or visit Shangri-La Plaza's Facebook page.


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Sate your sweet tooth with The Chocolate Bar's Dessert Buffet Class on April 30, 9 a.m. Learn how to make New York Style Mango Cheesecake, Chocolate Hazelnut Macarons, Banoffee Pie, and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. The workshop fee is P3,500 per person, inclusive of lunch. 


To sign up, e-mail thechocolatebarph@gmail.com or contact 0917-315-7699.


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Lots of things will be up for grabs at Greenfield Weekend Market's Flea Market on April 30, 12 p.m., at the Greenfield District Central Park. Don't miss this bizarre bazaar of vintage, handmade, bric-a-brac, and other whatnots. Update your summer wardrobe with unique and quirky finds!


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Themed Against Forgetting, the 7th Philippine International Literary Festival underscores the role of creation as an individual’s attempt at breaking silence, as an act of bravery against seeming futility. The festival, happening on April 28 and 29 at the QCX Quezon Memorial Circle, will feature a plenary session on the theme, a workshop on literary editing, and roundtable discussions on writing, publishing, rights trading, and readership. Admission is free for all sessions. Everyone is encouraged to bring book donations.


For more information, visit Philippine International Literary Festival's website.



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The Garage Weekend Fair is back and it's happening on April 29 and 30, 3 p.m., at The Garage Lot along Kamagong Street in San Antonio Village. Enjoy a relaxing weekend with your family and friends while snacking on yummy food, discovering great finds, and sharing good times! Entrance is free.


For more information, log on to Garage Weekend Fair's Facebook page.


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Learn how to make your own String Art Piece with Lai Reyes-Geluz at her String Art Workshop on May 1, 1 p.m., at Common Room. Pick up techniques, tips, and guides as you dabble in creating your own string art. This is a useful skill to have if you're a DIY-er bride, a frustrated stylist, or a student looking for something crafty to do this summer! The workshop fee is P1,800. Slots are limited.


To sign up, go to the event's registration page.


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Sign up for the PRO Earth Run 2016happening on April 30 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds. Join the run and help Protect, Respect, and Oversee the planet Earth. Proceeds of this event will go to the continuing environmental projects of the Earth Day Network Philippines, Inc. Registration is priced at P600 for 1K, 3K, 5K, and 10K routes. 


For more information, visit Earth Day Network Philippines' website.



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Flow in the City Summer Wellness Market is happening on April 30, 11 a.m., at Mandala Park. Enjoy refreshing Makai Bowls from La Union, 100% plant based popsicles from Liq My Stick, and an exciting selection of workshops, like the Filipino Flow Yoga class with Gia Querubin. Enjoy a one-day health and wellness lifestyle event featuring workshops, activities, products, and food for mindful and inspired living. From fashion, home, and art to food and drinks, check out brands that offer organic and all natural products.


For more information, go to Flow in the City's website.


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Sign up for Basic Charcoal Sketching Workshophappening on April 29, 1 p.m., at Kendo Creative. One of the basic art techniques taught to art students is sketching with charcoal. It has a unique texture and look when drawn on paper, perfect for allowing a newbie artist to master their technique and hone their craft. Because of its versatile nature, sketching charcoal often remains a favorite technique for some artists. Workshop fee is P1,800.


For more information, contact 0926-616-7720.

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