A geek fight, food market, watercolor fair + more things to do this weekend

Plus a Star Wars read, cooking demo, and more.

(SPOT.ph) We know you’re already looking forward to the weekend. We 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: October 5 to 11



From October 5 to 16, Pelicula Pelikula, the Spanish Film Festival, will be featuring the best of contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinema at the Greenbelt 3 cinemas. It will kick off with a screening of Truman, a bitter comedy directed by Spaniard Cesc Gay, which garnered several awards both in Spain and abroad. This year, it also offers a look into Latin American cinema and the voices emerging from a continent that mainly expresses itself in Spanish. This year’s edition features films from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Venezuela. Other films that are included in the line up are Anacleto, Isla Bonito, Land and Shade, and more.


For more infomation, log on to Instituto Cervantes' Facebook page.



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The Gourmand Market by nawwTy's Kitchen is happening from October 7 to 9, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., at the C1 Park Bonifacio High Street Central. Check out artisanal desserts from Gourmandise By Sunshine, organic grub by Lokanta, tasty empanadas by Empanada MAS, and more.


For more information, log on to The Gourmand Market's event page




On October 7 and 8, Theater House of Black presents 14 Leandro Road at the Power Mac Center Spotlight. This is a Filipino adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's short story of horror and the macabre, The Fall Of The House Of Usher. This horror story blurs the line between the supernatural and the real world as it follows real state agent Ed/Edna Ramos, who is invited by Rudy/Pilar Laperal, a grade school friend, to come visit the latter's house. Tickets are priced at P731, P836, and P1,045.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



Design Your Health is a two-day event, happening on October 8 and 9, 10 a.m., at the Mandala Park, that showcases the importance of your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual activities that affect the overall design of your health and well-being. Catch this unique approach to wellness that features a healthy mix of stores, workshops, clinics, and talks that introduce and showcase a holistically healthy lifestyle. Entrance fee is P150.



For more information, go to Design Your Health's Facebook page.



Have a Star Wars-filled Saturday on October 8, 12 p.m., at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street! Star Wars Reads, a celebration of Star Wars and reading, is set to return for its fifth year. Trivia contests, storytelling, demos, and other fun activties are in store for everyone! Come in your favorite Star Wars costume and join the fun!


For more information, log on to Fully Booked's Facebook page




ManilArt, the country’s longest-running art fair, celebrates its 8th year of promoting the best of Philippine creative artistry from the various regions of the country from October 6 to 9 at the SMX Convention Center in SM Aura. Gathering support from some of the finest local and international galleries, ManilArt elevates the standards of the dynamic art scene through various exhibitions that feature conceptualized artists’ collections while it connects artists and galleries with art communities and institutions from all over the world.


For more information, log on to ManilArt's Facebook page



On October 7, 9 p.m., get your thinking caps on for GeekFight: The Reel Deal! Topics include the "best" bad movies, chick flicks, comic book adaptations, movie monsters, Kevin Bacon, and more! Prizes are in store for the top three teams! Round up a team of up to six people and sign up! Door charge is P200, which comes with a free cocktail.



For inquiries or reservations, go to GeekFight's Facebook page.



In case you haven't caught on the salted egg trend yet, this cooking workshop might just convert you to get on it. Learn how to make these delicious buns at Enderun Colleges' Demo and Taste: Salted Egg Yolk Custard Buns, happening on October 8, 9 a.m. You can even pick up a bonus recipe during the session!


To register, log on to the Enderun Extension website.



What happens when you take three of the best-loved plays of a famous French playwright, adapt them into contemporary Tagalog, and put them all into one production? Find out at Moliere PMS, a combined adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid (Praning), The Learned Ladies (Maniacal), and The Misanthrope (Schism), happening from October 7 to 9 and 14 to 16 at the Pineapple Lab. The fusion of these three classic plays forms a satirical comedy that pokes a searing look into the troubles of our country's theater artists. Get your tickets now for P800.

For ticket inquiries or reservations, contact 0917-804-0762 or 0917-844-0520.



DATZ is bringing the second part of Just Add Water! All watercolor artists and enthusiasts cannot miss this event from October 7 to 9 at The Podium. There will be pop-up shops, art trade, artist's alley, talks and demos, live painting, workshops, and community watercolor art wall! Entrance is free.



For more information, log on to Just Add Water's event page.

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