A musical parody, toy convention, tech fair + more things to do this weekend

Plus a holiday market, Christmas pastry-cooking class, 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: December 14 to 20



With a successful run early this year, 50 Shades! The Musical Parody brings its sexy back to Manila from December 15 to 17 at the Music Museum. The production is a laugh-out-loud night of fun that audiences won’t want to miss! It has audiences rolling on the floor, dancing in the aisles, and begging for more. It's back for a limited run only, so make sure to get your tickets now, priced at P1,200, P1,800, and P2,400.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.




Everyone's in for an exciting treat at ToyCon 2016, happening from December 16 to 18 at SM Megatrade, as the annual convention partners with Pop! Life Entertainment to create the ultimate FanXperience for pop culture fans! It will be the biggest celebration of all things associated with pop culture such as toys, games, movies, cosplay, anime, and collectibles. Its exhibits will feature some of the world’s biggest brands in entertainment with such licensed properties as Marvel, Star Wars, DC, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Cartoon Network, NBA, and the like. It will also highlight the biggest brands in gaming, such as Capcom, Namco, and DOTA, among others. Entrance is priced at P100.

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For more information, go to the ToyCon website.



Have your holiday shopping and get-togethers at the Mandala Park Holiday Market on December 17, 4 p.m. Grab some grub from Plain Sight Coffee, Buccino's Ice Cream Experiments, The Good Tapa, Eats Meats West, and more. Pick up interesting gift ideas from Project Pearls, Basi Tropical Towels, and Cara Welfare, among others.



For more information, go to the Mandala Park Facebook page.



Gear up for the first Sony Fair 2016 from December 9 to 18 at Bonifacio High Street and be part of history! Learn more about everything from the PlayStation VR to Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras to Extra Bass line to the BRAVIA 4K HDR TVs through display set-ups for you! Join the dance, DJ and photography workshops, photo walks, and much more activities! Learn all about glamour portraiture, travel photography, same-day-edit videography, and more.


For more information, go to the Sony Fair website.




There's more to beer than your usual pale pilsen or light. Like wine, the variety of beer is quite staggering; each varying in type, color, and flavor profile. Craft beer has definitely arrived and is here to stay! Join Kapitolyo 101 in its Beer Tasting 101 class on December 17, 4:30 p.m., and learn all about beer and appreciate its intricacies and subtleties. Find out which beer you really like and the food that pairs best with it.


For registration and more information, go to the Travel Factor website.



Don't miss Art in Island's Art Market on December 17 and 18. Check out this weekend event where local artists and artists-at-heart can showcase their talents and passion by their handcrafted and painted masterpieces. Watch for this up-and-coming stage for the young artists and a place entirely dedicated to art culture. Check out leatherware from Amistad PH, temporary tattoos from Art by Stephanie Rue, drawstring bags from Kinamay, and more.



For more information, go to the Art in Island Facebook page.



Cook up something nice and warm at HYATT City of Dreams' Christmas Pastry Cooking Class on December 17, 2:30 p.m. Learn how to make traditional fruit cake and your favorite Christmas cookies from shortbread dough and gingerbread-flavored dough. The workshop fee is P2,400++, inclusive of tasting of the pastries, a dinner buffet, a recipe booklet, and a HYATT Baking Class Certificate.


For reservations, call 691-1234 local 1162.




Unwind and kick back this weekend at Beerversations, a multi-performing arts series, happening on December 18, 8 p.m., at Commune Cafe + Bar. Relive those unforgettable (and forgotten) late night drinking sessions and things that only alcohol could make you say, feel, or do. Experience a show that shook and stirred together original spoken word poetry, dance, songs and short plays. Tickets are priced at P400. 


For ticket reservations and inquiries, call 0956-132-5346. 



Sign up for an introduction to daily makeup and basic skin care for the holiday season! Wrap up your 2016 on fleek at Holidazed: A Makeup Workshop on December 18, 1 p.m., at Tuscany Private Estates in Upper McKinley Hill, Taguig City. Expect a workshop and talk on basic makeup and skin care, a demo and practice of a sustainable daily makeup look, a free studio photo session at the end of the workshop, and a lot more. Workshop fee is P2,000.



To sign up, call 0917-511-2493 or 0939-7676-995.



Spend your Friday night at the Open Mic night of Page Four Productions, Focus: Bugaw, on December 17, 7 p.m., at Bluebay Walk. Everyone's invited to bring along their musical and poetic pieces, as well as other forms of art. There will be performances from Ang Bandang Shirley, TheSunManager, and Words Anonymous. Entrance is free.


For more information, go to the Focus: Bughaw Facebook page.

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