A coffee exhibit, free yoga session, trip to Azkaban + more things to do this weekend

Taste the culinary masterpieces of a Michelin-starred chef, explore the beauty of New Zealand, 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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Chef Andre Chiang


Chef Andre Chiang is coming to Manila! Book your seats for May 22, 6:30 p.m., and May 23, 12 p.m. or 6:30 p.m., at Gallery Vask for a three-part degustacion which Chef Chele Gonzalez will also be joining. Andre Chiang is the former head chef of the three-Michelin-star restaurant Le Jardin des Sens in France. He is known for his "octaphilosophy' of eight elements, which make up his dishes. In 2015, his eponymous Restaurant André was named the "Best Restaurant in Singapore." Catch his culinary masterpieces for P11,000 per person, inclusive of a signed copy of Chef Andre's new book, Octaphilosophy.


For inquiries or reservations, call 0998-955-0269.


A Taste of Art



Join the launch of new stamping products from Tsukineko at A Taste of Arthappening on May 21, 11:30 a.m., at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-Plaza. Drop by and check out new stuff to add to your art supplies list. There will be art demos from Fozzy Dayrit-Castro, Anina Rubio, Paula Esteron, and Irish Babao-Uy. Plus, there will also be live murals by Patrick Cabral, Celine Esteron, June Digan,  and more!


Experience New Zealand 2016

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Get ready to experience a taste of New Zealand in the Philippines! Don't miss Experience New Zealand 2016 from May 20 to 22 at the Glorietta Activity Center. The fair will feature food and beverages from the region, as well as travel destinations and educational institutions. Check out a variety of delicious food and fresh produce, and the best travel deals to New Zealand’s picturesque cities.


Save Sirius Black



Portkey Events Management presents the third part of The House Cup Series, entitled Save Sirius Black. It is a game day based solely on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which will be held on May 214 p.m., at Forum in Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street. Entrance is priced at P500. 


For inquiries, contact 0917-841-0013.


Coffee Creativity


Oftentimes, coffee serves a simple, if utilitarian, purpose: waking someone up. It’s that much needed pick-me-up to get up and get through the day. It is not so often used as an artistic medium and expression, as one Ella Hipolito boldly does. Ella’s upcoming exhibition will be another tour-de-force in her coffee mastery. Some of her newest works on display are coffee interpretations of Filipino myths: Ibong Adarna and Maria Makiling, which are imbued with Swarovski crystals woven into the canvas. Catch the opening of her Coffee Creativity on May 22, 4 p.m., at Art Circle Cafe in Y2 Residence Hotel.


4 Hands Dinner: When Galicia Meets the Basque Country



Diners at City of Dream's The Tasting Room will witness an exclusive collaboration by renowned chefs Daniel Negreira and William Mahi for 4 Hands Dinner: When Galicia Meets the Basque Country on May 20 and 21, 7 p.m. Expect a seven-course dinner with Negreira’s signature dishes, such as “Spring Expression,” “Winter has Ended,” and “Forest of Spices,” and Mahi’s innovative French and Spanish-influenced creations, which together bring the freshest seasonal ingredients. The dinner is for P4,788++ per person, inclusive of the Wine Pairing. 


For inquiries or reservations, call 691-7789.


Little Mix Live in Manila


British group Little Mix will be in Manila for their The Get Weird Tour on May 20, 8 p.m., at the Kia Theatre. The group is composed of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jade Thirlwall and since 2011, they have established themselves as one of British pop’s brightest acts. Their signature hits include "Move," "Wings," and "DNA," as well as the now insanely effervescent comeback single "Black Magic." Tickets for their concert in Manila are priced at P6,360, P4,240, P5,300, and P3,180.



For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 911-5555.


International Museum Day


Ayala Museum will celebrate International Museum Day on May 20, 12 p.m., with free admission! This year's run will highlight Roots: Heritage and Cultural Heritage of Negros and Panay. Join the Origin Tree Art Activity and Local Food Fair! Destileria Limtuaco, Malagos Farmhouse, and KKK Coffee will also be there for more festivities. 


¡Hola Tequila! An Introduction to Tequila



Sign up for ABV Masterclass¡Hola Tequila! An Introduction to Tequila by Aljor Perreras on May 21, 3:30 p.m. Know more about the wonderful world of tequila through Aljor Perreras of A'Toda Madre fame, the most popular tequila bar in Manila. Join him as he talks about the history of the drink and debunks the age-old myths about how to truly enjoy tequila. There will be fun facts and trivia throughout. You will be given four different expressions (Blanco, Reposado, Añejo, and Extra Añejo) of tequila to be tasted. Prepare yourself for an afternoon of fun, learning, and drinking! Learning fee is P1,500.


To sign up, go to ABV Masterclass' website or contact 0917-790-7134.


LiFE at the Park


Got any plans for Sunday? Join LiFE at the Park for its monthly community yoga event on May 22, 8 p.m., at Burgos Circle. Activate the power of your hands and feet while playing around with weight distribution to stabilize your core. Learn all these and more with Mandy del Rosario as you twist, tumble, and play. Don't miss a session of free yoga, music, and fun!



To register online, go to LiFE at the Park's website.

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