A free museum day, calligraphy workshop, spoken word fair + more things to do this weekend

Shop for local finds, catch a stand-up show, 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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Splashes of color are ready to fill the walls of Bonifacio Global City at the ArtBGC Festival 2016happening from May 12 to 21. Now on its sophomore run, ArtBGC promises vibrant new murals and programs to make art and culture more accessible to everyone. Keep an eye out for talented individuals as they make their mark on W 5th, NET One, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Stopover, and BGC Corporate Center. Don't miss the Alveo Art Tours and Cafe Scientifique, too, which are free and open to the public.


For more information, go to ArtBGC's website.




Lopez Museum and Library joins in celebrating International Museum Day on May 14 with a free admission to the museum for the entire Saturday. Currently on show is the exhibition Drawing the Lines, featuring Francisco Coching, Danilo Dalena, Neil Doloricon, E.Z. Izon, Deng Coy Miel, Jose Tence Ruiz, and Pinggot Zulueta. Focused on political cartoons, the show sheds light on an artistic tradition that is intertwined with the lives of every Filipino. With the massive circulation of publications, these drawings and illustrations capture a distinct account of Philippine history. Guests will have an opportunity to take part in hourly thematic tours of the exhibition. 


For more information, go to the Lopez Museum's website.

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Baked Manila allows you to wear what you eat with the very first realistic miniature food workshop in the Philippines! Recreate anything your stomach desires into miniature polymer clay meals that you can wear as a pin, ring, or any accessory. Sign up for Baked by Youa polymer clay workshop on May 14, 9 a.m., at The Bunny Baker Cafe. The workshop includes an introduction to polymer clay basics, an overview of miniature culture and history, a step by step demo, and individual workshop activities. Workshop fee is P2,000, inclusive of materials and snacks. Slots are limited.



For inquiries, contact  0917-592-4294.



Prepare to shop till you drop at Spectrum Fair Manila on May 14 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Whitespace Manila! Check out unique finds and bargains from local merchants and premium retailers. It's going to be an exciting day of shopping for local clothing brands, food, and arts and crafts. Churreria La Lola, TacoVengo, and more will be joining the fun!


For more information, follow Spectrum Fair's Instagram page.




Watch Tim Tayag's stand-up comedy, A Safe Spacestarring Rene Cruz, Jr., Joseph Montecillo, and a special guest, on May 14, 8 p.m., at A SPACE _GALLERY. Whether it be about the joys and struggles of being a husband and father to the misadventures of traveling the world, Tim Tayag always has a funny and absurd perspective he can share that will make you laugh and think. Join a modern man deal with the pressures of society, married life, and increasing tuition fees. Watch the real pioneer of stand up comedy in the country perform his brand of humor without any apologies. Tickets are for P300.


For ticket reservations, go to A SPACE's website.



Don't miss the fourth run of the Katipunan Weekend Market from May 13 to 15, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at the UP Town Center Amphitheater. This market up north brings together artists, craftsmen, and entrepreneurs in one event. Browse through a curated selection of the best local products, arts and crafts, vintage finds, gourmet food, and live music. Don't miss a unique shopping experience that supports homegrown businesses and builds a sense of community.



For more information, visit Katipunan Weekend Market's Facebook page.



Sign up for La Bella Scrittura's Basic Calligraphy Workshop on May 15, 9 a.m., at the Tweedle Book Cafe in Quezon City. This three-hour class is an introduction to basic modern calligraphy. It covers everything you need to know to get started with this new skill. Those with zero knowledge are surely welcome! Workshop fee is P2,000, inclusive of a beginner's kit, ink, worksheets, and light snacks. 


To sign up, go to La Bella Scrittura's website.




Doggie Fun Fair is back on its third year, happening on May 15, 10 a.m., at the Greenfield Central Park. Help raise awareness on responsible pet ownership, animal abuse and neglect, and the working dogs of the Philippines. Expect nothing but the most fun day for you and your pet! There will be free use of the swimming pool, vaccination, a fun obstacle course, and more! Registration is P150 per person. 


To register, go to Doggie Fun Fair's website.



The Voice Within and The Daily You present ForeWorld, a fair of spoken words, music, and gallery that aims to raise awareness of the environment, happening on May 13, 8 p.m., at B-Side in The Collective. The organizers believe that one of the most effective ways to communicate the causes is through art. Through artistic renditions, help raise funds and initiate action towards a more responsible treatment to our planet. Proceeds of the event will go to ATD Fourth World Philippines. Featured artists are White Wall Poetry for spoken word; Aia de Leon (former vocalist of Imago), OTM band, Last Year’s Playlist, and Paula Alcasid for music; and Star Sabroso, Marvin de Guia, and Kay Moran for the gallery. Tickets are for P200.




Learn how to make your favorite cocktails at Hyatt City of Dreams' Well Shakena cocktail-mixing class on May 14 and 21, 2:30 p.m. The workshop will be led by Nicson Campos, who is a member of the Philippine Bartenders Association and has participated in various competitions in Manila. The Well Shaken class is scheduled on May 14, which will be followed by the Latin Muddling class on May 21. Registration fee is for P1,700++, inclusive of a shaker, tasting of the cocktails, bar snacks, and a HYATT Cocktail Class Certificate.


For reservation, call 691-1234 local 1153.


Photo from ArtBGC Festival's website (art by Kris Abrigo)

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