A toy convention, freedom run, French film festival + more things to do this weekend

Go on a nationwide gastronomic adventure, enjoy the best of Broadway, 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: June 8 to 14


French Film Festival


For 21 years, the French Film Festival has been offering an alternative venue for Filipinos to discover and appreciate a different kind of cinema, culture, and language. This year’s edition presents a line-up of 17 French films, released between 2013 and 2016, to be publicly screened in Manila from June 8 to 14 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. On June 12, the festival renews its tradition of putting the spotlight on Filipino films through the screening of two local films that have been featured at International Film Festivals in France: Lawrence Fajardo’s Imbisibol and Carl Joseph Papa’s animated film, Manang Biring. Tickets are priced at P100.


Also read: The SPOT.ph Guide to the 21st French Film Festival



For more information, go to the French Film Festival's website.


LUZVIMINDA 4: Heirloom Recipes


F1 Hotel's all-female master chefs will show their kitchen prowess in LUZVIMINDA 4: Heirloom Recipeshappening from June 10 to 25. Sample the creations of this year's line-up, composed of the self-proclaimed “Adobo Queen” from Luzon, Chef Nancy Reyes-Lumen; Iloilo's "palangga" Chef Pauline Banusing from Visayas; and Chef Teng Collantes of Park Inn by Radisson Davao from Mindanao. The event is priced at P1,499 net for lunch or dinner buffet.


For inquiries and reservations, call 908-7888.


Filipino Collection



Join The Travelling Trunk as it unveils its Filipino Collection by bringing together the best homegrown lifestyle brands on June 11 and 12, 10 a.m., at Artelano 11. Spend the Independence Day Week at The Henry Hotel Manila for a special rate of P4,500 net per night in a Classic Room with breakfast for two. There's going to be family fun at the mini-perya by She Dreams In Ink and awesome eats from Apartment 1B! Don't forget to check out all the latest from So True Naturals, Filip + Inna, Little Luli, and more.


For more information, check out The Travelling Trunk's Facebook page.



The Best of Broadway presents a song-and-dance revue of the greatest Broadway musicals. The event features top Broadway hits from Chess, A Chorus Line, Follies, Wicked, Guys and Dolls, Jekyll and Hyde, Aspects of Love, The Secret Garden, West Side Story, Rent, and many more. The repertoire also includes popular show tunes from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kander and Ebb, new shows like Kinky Boots, On Your Feet, Sister Act, and Beautiful–The Carole King Musical, and other Tony Award-winning musicals. Catch the show on June 11, 8 p.m., at the CCP Main Theater. Tickets are priced at P2,060, P1,545, P824, and P309.



For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.


Colors of Freedom


Join a fun run to celebrate Independence Day! Sign up for Colors of Freedom, happening on June 12 at Bonifacio Global City. Ring in Freedom Day with 3,000 fun-loving afroheads! Round up your friends and family, go afro, and take loads of freedom day selfies to express to the world your love for freedom. Registration is priced at P900 each for 3K, 5K, and 10K, available online


A Taste of Thailand



Transport your taste buds in A Taste of Thailanda cooking class by Kitchen Revolution, happening on June 11, 9 a.m., at Craft MNL studio. Learn how to make authentic Thai dishes filled with sweet, sour, salty, and spicy flavors using wholesome vegetarian ingredients. On the menu are pomelo salad, tofu with satay sauce, pad thai, and mango with sticky purple rice. The workshop fee is P2,150 (P1,850 for early birds until June 9).


To register, go to Kitchen Revolution's website.


ToyCon 2016 + Pop Life FanXperience


The ToyCon 2016 + Pop Life FanXperience, happening from June 10 t0 12 at the SMX Convention Center, is expected to be the biggest celebration of toys, games, movies, cosplay, anime, and collectibles. Fans can look forward to exclusive show merchandise, exhibitions, international cosplay competitions, celebrity appearances, and much more. Marvel, Star Wars, DC, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Cartoon Network, NBA, and other huge names will be at the event. Tickets range from P500 to P3,000.



For more information, go to ToyCon's website.




Libeertad at Green Sun brings together local artisans to showcase their mastery of malt for a day of learning, connecting, and drinking on June 11, 2:30 p.m. The Bottle Shop, Great Islands, and Craft Point are some of the participating groups. Talas Manileño will also be around to make sure everyone's style is on point. Fill up with sandwiches from Pepi Cubano while appreciating those cold brews.


For more information, go to the event's Facebook page.


Happiness is a Pearl



Artist Playground kicks off its second season with Happiness is a Pearlopening on June 9, 7 p.m., at 1701 The Little Room Upstairs in Mother Ignacia, Quezon City. The production tells the story of Mari, who was married to a wealthy businessman before becoming a prostitute at a club in Kabukicho, Tokyo. Mari’s billionaire husband soon leaves her when she becomes attached to a male gigolo named Kenji. However, Kenji sets his eyes on a poverty-stricken Filipina entertainer named Maria. Intertwined by fate and struggles, Kenji, Maria, and Mari struggle to find the true meaning of love and happiness. The play runs through July 3.


For tickets and inquiries, visit Artist Playground's Facebook page or contact 0926-932-3179.


Alaska Milk Day


Celebrate Alaska Milk Day with a fun run on June 11 at McKinley West, Taguig City. Registration is for P250 for 1K, P550 for 3K, P650 for 5K, and P1,200 for 3K Family. Sign up online or at the following sites:

  • Toby’s Shangri-La Plaza Mall
  • Toby’s Glorietta 2
  • RUNNR TriNoma
  • RUNNR Bonifacio High Street
  • RUNNR Alabang Town Center


For more information, go to Alaska Milk Day's website.

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