A yoga pool party, mapping tour, cooking class + more things to do this weekend

Break a world record with your shih tzu, watch famous spoken word poets perform, and more.

(SPOT.ph) We know you’re already looking forward to the weekendWe zero in on the events you shouldn’t miss.


Check out SPOT.ph’s Gig Guide: 10 Gigs and Parties to Go to This Week: May 4 to 10


manila sundance bazaar


Shop your summer essentials and enjoy cool discounts from your favorite online brands at the Manila Sundance Bazaar: The Ultimate Summer Sale from May 6 toat the World Trade Center. There's also going to be a mini-food fair, live music sessions by local artists and DJs, and other cool treats. Get a chance to catch and shop different bloggers' closets, like Cristina and Dana Decena, Ida Anduyan, Mikki Galang, Faye Balogo, Aggy Buguid, Karen Bordador, Chelsea Robato, and many more! Entrance is P100.


For more information, follow Manila Sundance Bazaar's Instagram account.


free comic book day



It's Christmas in May for comic fans! Join Fully Booked in celebrating Free Comic Book Day on May 7. Participating branches include Bonifacio High Street, Alabang Town Center, SM Mall of Asia, Greenbelt 5, Glorietta, Power Plant Mall (Rockwell), Promenade (Greenhills), The Block (SM North EDSA), TriNoma, Regis Center (Katipunan), Eastwood Mall, SM Mega Fashion Hall, Century City Mall, and Taft. Comics creators will also be at the 5th floor, TopShelf of Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City during the day for more surprises!


For more information, follow Comic Odyssey and Fully Booked on Facebook.


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Movement through fitness, creative expression through arts and music, and proper nourishment by choosing to eat real food—this is the lifestyle that Fit Fest Pilipinas promotes. Join 360 Fitness Club and other fitness groups on May 8, 3 p.m., at Mandala Park, Shaw Boulevard. Watch your favorite athletes and coaches display their skills through a series of fitness events, while enjoying music from local artists and getting your fill of healthy food.



For more information, log on to Fit Fest Pilipinas' Facebook page.


sarah and phil kay live in manila


Come join Phil Kaye and Sarah Kay on May 7, 7 p.m., at Villamor Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman. Project VOICE is proud to present two world-renowned spoken word poets: Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye. They've collectively garnered over nine million views online and toured live in over a dozen countries on stages from TED Talks to Lincoln Center. The duo are champions of vulnerability, cheerleaders for the unexpected, and ruthless flashlights for all your heart's nooks and crannies. Through their live performances and hands-on workshops, they introduce audiences young and old to the power of spoken word poetry and the possibilities of self-expression. Tickets are for P1,200++.


To purchase tickets, go to its Eventbrite page.


yoga pool party



If you missed the first run, then here's another chance! Save the weekend for Yoga Pool Party II on May 7, 10:30 a.m., at The Palace Pool Club. Join this one-of-a-kind day festival that celebrates conscious living through movement, music, art, and food. Celebrate the joys of music and movement and find union with yourself, the community, and the environment. Learn all about SUP Yoga, hula hoop dancing, and poi spinning. Ticket price is P650.


For more information, visit LiFE Yoga Center's website.


Italian Cooking Class


Level up your home-cooking by signing up for HYATT City of DreamsItalian Cooking ClassLearn how to make a five-course Italian meal that you can prepare at home for your friends and family. Each class features one famous Italian specialty: pasta on May 7, pizza on May 21, and gnocchi on May 28. Each class is priced at P2,000++, inclusive of a Hyatt apron, a recipe booklet, and a Hyatt Cooking Class Certificate.


To reserve a slot, call 691-1234 local 1162.



FIRST DRAFT: A Spoken Word Workshop


Have a story to tell, but can't figure out how to do it? Find your way with words at FIRST DRAFT: A Spoken Word Workshophappening on all Saturdays of May, from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., at DITO: Bahay ng Sining. Learn more about the craft of performance poetry from actual artists and educators. Meet poets who will share with you their experience and expertise. It's your chance to write in a friendly environment and people who can guide you from page to stage. Recital will be on June 4, 6 p.m. Workshop fee is P1,600, inclusive of workshop kit and food.


To sign up, click here.


map the philippines



Map the Philippines at the Quiapo Walking Tour and Mapping Party on May 7, 12 p.m.! During the Walking Tour, you'll hear stories behind the color and character of the Quiapo district, the former downtown of Manila. Tour stops include Quiapo Market for truly Filipino crafts and their popular lumpia, hopia, noodles and curry stalls; San Sebastian Basilica, the only all-steel church in Asia, built in Belgium in the late 1880s, fitted with German stained glass and painted beautifully by the arts school which evolved to become UP Fine Arts; Historical Hidalgo Street lined with 300 year-old homes; and Bahay Nakpil, home of heroes of the 1896 revolution. This tour is for free.


To register, go to the event's Eventbrite page.


The Great Shih Tzu Walk


Take part in Royal Canin's The Great Shih Tzu Walk in an attempt to break an existing Guinness World Record for the largest dog walk of a single breed. Join the walk on May 7, 4 p.m., at the Bonifacio High Street Activity Center. Don’t miss out on all the fun and exciting activities for your Shih Tzu! Expect fun games and activities, giveaways from Royal Canin and exhibitors, grooming demonstration, training your Shih Tzu, special awards, photobooth, and pet photography. Registration is free.



To sign up, go to Royal Canin's website.


The Great Shih Tzu Walk


Join Anina Rubio in her Watercolor Painting Class on May 7 and 14, 2 p.m., at the Nipa Hut Restaurant in Pasig. Learn basic color theory and mixing, watercolor mixtures, techniques, and how to paint simple flowers and leaves. The final artwork, which is a postcard, will be mailed. The workshop fee per class is P2,800, inclusive of kit and snacks. For both classes, the fee is P5,000, inclusive of kit and snacks.


To register, contact 0917-898-6323 or 0917-530-2223.

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