A Star Trek geek fight, travel fair, fright night + more things to do this weekend

Plus a planner launch, junior orchestra concert, 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: November 2 to 8



TLC is back with a bigger and better second edition of TLC Festival Philippines, happening on November 5, 11 a.m., at Bonifacio High Street. Get ready to indulge your wanderlust in a buzzing global village, inspired by some of TLC programs. Plus, get up close and personal with your favorite TLC personalities: the free-spirited Janet Hsieh from Fun Taiwan, Surfing the Menu's Daniel Churchill and Hayden Quinn, and America’s favorite baker, Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro! Admission is free!


For more information, go to the TLC Festival 2016 Facebook event page.




Join FILED in launching their 2017 planner collection at Golden Goal Planner Launch, happening on November 5, 10 a.m., at Top Shelf in Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street. Experience a day of fun, arts, and inspiration through capsule workshops, art exhibits, and a pop-up bazaar! Learn all about watercolor painting, art journaling, calligraphy and embossing, and floral watercolor. Passes are at P2,499 and P3,000.


To register, go to the FILED website.


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More than a coming-of-age concert, Strings Like Teen Spirit is Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra's solo debut. Watch the group pay their youthful homage to the greats of classical music in the masterworks of Bach, Vivaldi, and Mozart. They will also be playing Lady Gaga, Guns n' Roses, and Coldplay. Catch them on November 5, 7:30 p.m., at the CCP Little Theater. Tickets are priced at P1,030.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.




To celebrate the franchise's 50th anniversary, Star Trek is this month's theme for Geekfight: To Boldly Go, happening on November 4, 9 p.m., at Splice Resto Bar in Greenfield District. It's going to be all about the Star Trek lore, so dust off your holodecks and revisit everything from the classics to the Kelvin timeline. Reservations are required. Door charge is P200

For inquiries or reservations, contact 0917-624-6833.



Spend your Sunday afternoon at the Hey Kessy Washi Tape Launch Party, happening on November 6, 1 p.m., at the Hey Kessy shop in UP Town Center. Check out the washi tape designs of Manix Abrera and Reese Lansangan, as well as the demos, artist talks, music, and freebies that await everyone!


For more information, go to the Hey Kessy Facebook page.




Ever wondered how those mouthwatering food photos are taken? Come to Kapitolyo 101's Food Photography + Food Styling 101 workshop, happening on November 5, 1 p.m., and learn the basics and tricks from professional food photographer Mac Centeno and food stylist Tonette Asprer. This hands-on class will give you the lowdown at the Kapitolyo 101 studio and then proceed to a restaurant in Kapitolyo where you can test your newly learned skills. The workshop fee is P2,490.


To sign up, go to the Travel Factor website.



Join a spooktacular film-showing under the stars! PS Productions presents an outdoor cinema experience with Friday Fright Night, happening on November 4, 6 p.m., at the National Science Complex Amphitheater in UP Diliman. You don't want to miss an exciting line-up of horror and suspense-thriller films! Admission is free.


For more information, go to the Friday Fright Night Facebook event page.




Gear up for the New Balance Power Run 2016, happening on November 6 at Bonifacio Global City. Registration is priced at P850 for 8K, P950 for 16K, and P1,150 for 25K. You can sign up at the following sites:


  • New Balance Alabang Town Centre
  • New Balance Bonifacio High Street
  • New Balance Glorietta
  • New Balance TriNoma
  • New Balance Uptown Mall BGC


For more information, go to the New Balance Facebook page.



Learn how to turn a simple stone into a rock star! Join ART HUB MNL's Rock Art workshop on November 6, 10 a.m., at Cafe I'm Here. Prepare yourselves for an adventure towards Mandala Art. Discover new and exciting ways on how to paint and create cool designs using the natural size of the stones! The workshop fee is P2,200.


To sign up, go to the Rock Art registration page.




The Trendsetter’s Fashion & Travel Sale Fair combines your usual travel fair with a retail-shopping event in one place. This year, an even bigger and better bazaar awaits everyone at three full halls of exhibitors and concessionaires. The Travel Sale Fair will showcase over 200 exhibitors consisting of of airlines, tour operators, recreational destinations, hotels, and resorts that are offering discounted rates and packages. The Trendsetter’s Fashion Fair will have its usual 200 plus retail shopping brands, all offering something on sale for the holiday season. Catch all the exciting deals from November 4 to 6, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the World Trade Center. Entrance is P100.


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

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