A food fair, makeup workshop, movie day + more things to do this weekend

Plus a French open house, freedom walk, and more.

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


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Join the celebration of Ampalaya Monologues' first anniversary on October 15, 6 p.m., at the PETA Theater Center. Watch spoken word performances by Mark Ghosn and Zuela Herrera, Vim Nadera and Kookie Tuason, and more. Jam to the music by Pauline Lauron, Suicidal Genius, and Chasing Deadlines. Check out theater in its alternative platforms through Rain Gutierrez, Janine Lloce, Berna Manipon, and many more. Tickets are priced at P500.


For ticket inquiries and reservations, head over to the PETA Facebook page, or call 725-6244 local 23 or 0927-391-7379.




Enjoy the weekend at the Yummy Bites Food Fair, happening on October 15, 10 a.m., at the Avida Towers Centera. Sample some delicious food finds from over 20 concessionaires, hand-picked by the Yummy team, including favorites from the two previous years! You can also win cool prizes. Entrance is free. Plus, free samples await the first 500 attendees!


For more information, go to Yummy's Facebook page.


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Baroque X Electro: An unlikely marriage of sounds is what the experimental concert Baroque Lounge: outerspace is all about. The Hamburg baroque orchestra Elbipolis and experimental musician Brezel Göring are flying to Manila to join forces for a one-night concert of musical fusion on October 16, 7 p.m., at the Ayala Museum. Witness an unexpected musical performance that can be dubbed as both classical and inventive! Tickets are priced at P100.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.




Ballet Manila continues its 21st season with The Swan, The Fairy, and The Princess, onstage from October 14 to 16 at the Aliw Theater. The production is a tribute to the artistic brilliance of Russian composer, Peter Tchaikovsky, who wrote many of the world's most beautiful and timeless ballet scores. A trilogy like no other, it will feature excerpts from three of his most beloved ballets: Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and The Sleeping Beauty. Tickets are priced at P1,545, P1,030, and P515.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



Have a full day of fun and French at Alliance Française de Manille's Open House on October 15, 9 a.m. On the menu are free French demo classes for everyone, workshops (in conversation, theater, and music), a book sale, information sessions by the Embassy of Canada, and yummy food by Restaurant Le Coude Rouge! Entrance is free. On-site registration to all workshops and activities, which starts at 8 a.m., are on a first-come-first-served basis.



For more information, go to the Alliance Française de Manille Facebook page.


Learn all about makeup in this hands-on three-hour Personal Makeup 101 class at Kapitolyo 101 on October 15, 1 p.m. Get acquainted with the basics: the tools, materials, and products. Afterwards, there will be a demo of natural to evening makeup and then you get to apply makeup on yourself. Workshop fee is P1,990, inclusive of handouts, souvenir, and snacks.


To sign up, go to the Travel Factor website.




Dust off your home movies and bring them over to the Cinematheque Centre Manila for some TLC and a special screening at Home Movie Day on October 15, 10 a.m. Don’t have any home movies in old formats? Stay and watch! There’s plenty of cinema nostalgia to go around. Celebrate amateur films and filmmaking in this event that is also happening worldwide! Bring your analog and video formats (specifically super8, 8mm, 16mm, VHS, or Betamax) and get ready for them to be screened!


For more information, go to the Home Movie Day Facebook page.



Save the date for an evening of learning, fine wine, and good food. On October 15, 6 p.m., Wine Story Academy's Food and Wine Pairing Class will be held at Wine Story Shangri-La. The focus of this appetizing event is to learn how to best pair Continental cuisine with wine, so the experience will come with both fine wine and mouth-watering food for tasting. The class fee of P2,500 is inclusive of all materials and a certificate of participation. Slots are limited.


To reserve a slot or for more details, call Wine Story at 637-8888.



Catch the 2016 Korean Film Festival in SM Megamall from October 13 to 16. With the theme "Strong Hearts," the film festival will feature five films that capture the great willpower of a person to make decisions even in the face of strong oppositions. On the line-up are Ode to My FatherThe Beauty Inside, Confesssion of Murder, The Suspect, and How to Use Guys with Secret Tips. All five films are with English subtitles and free of charge. 


For more information, call 555-1711, e-mail info@koreanculture.ph, or go to the Korean Cultural Center website.




Help save one life at a time at the first ever Walk for Freedom Philippines, happening on October 15, 9 a.m., at Bonifacio High Street. Join thousands of people from 39 countries across the globe in celebrating freedom and raising awareness against human trafficking. Registration is free.


To sign up, go to the A21 website.

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