What’s on Manila: Best Things to Do on Jan. 2-8, 2024

What’s on Manila: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Jan. 2-8, 2024

Ahh, another week is upon us, and you’re looking for cool things to get up to in Manila! We’ve saved you the hassle with The Beat Manila’s rundown of the best places to hit up and things to do right now—from blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop-up sights and new restaurant openings to the hottest activities that you shouldn’t miss.

To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Manila to see what’s best in store for the week ahead.

1. Marche De Noel

Makati Street Meet Marche De Noel
Photo by Facebook/Make It Makati

Calling all Makati residents and visitors! Feel the spirit of the post-Christmas season at Marche De Noel, a festive French-Filipino market taking place at Paseo de Roxas beside Ayala Triangle Gardens.

Join the last leg of the event on Jan. 6-7 for a joyful celebration filled with local products, gourmet delights, and the warmth of the holiday season. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, create joyful moments with your loved ones, and discover unique treasures at Makati Street Meet's one-of-a-kind market. Come and embrace the magic of Christmas to jumpstart your 2024!

2. How to Have Financial Breakthrough in 2024

How to Have Financial Breakthrough in 2024
Photo by Website/Bo Sanchez' Truly Rich Club

Don't let your New Year's resolutions fade away! Take charge of your financial future with Bo Sanchez, Edward Lee, and Rex Mendoza's "How to Have Financial Breakthrough in 2024" event on Jan. 6 (Sat). This exclusive event will provide you with the strategies and guidance you need to achieve your financial goals this year.

Limited slots are available at SMX Aura and in the online event. Register now to secure your spot. Ticket prices start at P2,497.

3. Fitness Made Easy's Nutrition Essentials + Bodybuilding Workshop

Fitness Made Easy's Nutrition Essentials + Bodybuilding Workshop
Photo by Facebook/Fitness Made Easy

Calling all fitness enthusiasts and bodybuilders! Don't miss the Nutrition Essentials + Bodybuilding workshop on Jan. 6 (Sat) by Fitness Made Easy. Led by nutrition expert Mabelle Aban, this comprehensive course covers nutrition basics, healthy eating, and evidence-based practices for bodybuilders. Gain insights into diet modification, proprietary diets, and the crucial role of nutrition in muscle mass building.

Join the workshop at Tivoli Garden Residences in Mandaluyong City and start your journey to a healthier you. Contact Fitness Made Easy to register!

4. Coffee Shop Business Operation and Barista Training

Coffee Shop Business Operation and Barista Training
Photo by Facebook/Golden Treasure Skills And Development Program

Are you ready to turn your passion for coffee into a thriving business? Join Golden Treasure Skills And Development Program's "Coffee Shop Business Operation and Barista Training" on Jan. 6 (Sat).

This immersive seminar is designed to guide aspiring entrepreneurs and coffee enthusiasts through the essential steps of starting and running a successful coffee shop. Learn the secrets of crafting the perfect cup of coffee, sourcing high-quality beans, and creating an inviting ambiance. Gain hands-on experience with espresso machines, milk steaming, and flavor syrups and discover menu planning, staff management, and marketing strategies specific to the coffee industry.

The registration fee of P3,900 includes lunch, snacks, handouts, and materials for hands-on activities. Register now! Contact Golden Treasure Skills at 75874746 or through mobile at 09472888719 or 09952738518.

5. Fuurinkuzan Metro Manila Karate Training 2024

Fuurinkuzan Metro Manila Karate Training 2024
Photo by Facebook/PKL - Fuurinkuzan Metro Manila

Unleash your potential and discover the essence of martial arts with Sensei Raymart and the Philippine Karatedo League - Fuurinkuzan Metro Manila. Join their empowering free-trial training on Jan. 6-7 at Riverside Village in Pasig City.

This is your opportunity to embark on a journey of strength and discipline under the guidance of a true master. Don't miss out on this chance to experience the power of karate. Register now via PKL - Fuurinkuzan Metro Manila to secure your spot.

6. Hallyu Holiday Market

Hallyu Holiday Market
Photo by Facebook/Makeitlive

MakeitLive is set to kick off the New Year with a bang! Prepare for the merriest and brightest edition of Hallyu Market, the country's biggest merch bazaar for fans of Hallyu and pop culture, happening at SM North EDSA Skydome on Jan. 7 (Sun).

Secure your tickets for only P199 through MakeitLive's official website and gain access to a plethora of booths and merchants showcasing official artist merchandise, fanmade trinkets, and fanart goodies.

Whether you're a dedicated fangirl or fanboy, this event is a must-attend to complete your collection and celebrate the vibrant world of Hallyu. Merchants interested in participating can also book a booth. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!

7. MEET & BRICK 28

Photo by Facebook/Brick Traders' Club

Get ready for the ultimate LEGO® experience at MEET & BRICK 28, brought to you by Brick Traders' Club and Estancia at Capitol Commons. Join the event on Jan. 7 (Sun) at Estancia Mall in Pasig for a family-friendly LEGO® Exhibit and authentic LEGO® Toy Bazaar.

Explore a wide range of LEGO® products, including parts, mini-figures, and sets, and make the most of incredible deals and prices. While you're at it, hang out with the LEGO® Community and meet fellow enthusiasts too!

Join the BTCommunity group on Facebook to sign up for this exciting event. Admission is free, so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity.

8. Face Off Open House Fashion

Face Off Open House Fashion
Photo by Facebook/Harry Stamper

Attention photographers and models! Welcome 2024 with positivity and fun at the Face Off Open House Fashion. Join this event on Jan. 7 (Sun) at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City for an exciting photoshoot and photo contest. Models can register through GCash and receive an acknowledgment letter upon payment.

During the four-hour shoot, photographers can capture their best shots and post them on Open House Fashion's Facebook group page. Get the community involved by sharing and gathering votes! The winner, to be announced on Jan. 14, will receive a cash prize of P5,000 and an aluminum-plated picture. Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your talent!

9. Intro to the Tarot Certification Program

Intro to the Tarot Certification Program
Photo by Facebook/Mysterium Philippines

Are you fascinated by Tarot? Take your interest to the next level with Mysterium Philippines' Intro to the Tarot Certification Program.

Starting on Jan. 7 (Sun), this six-week course will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to become a professional Tarot reader. Led by the esteemed Mysterium Founder Robert Rubin, you'll gain a personalized understanding of the Tarot suits, experience the Major Arcana cards, learn how to start your Tarot practice to attract clients while weeding out undesirable ones, set proper pricing and effectively market your services, maintain control during readings, provide forecasts (daily, monthly, and yearly), discover your personalized significator, and engage in tarot readings with your classmates.

Secure your spot and join Mysterium Philippines in this transformative Tarot journey!

10. International Magic Brows Masterclass

International Magic Brows Masterclass
Photo by Facebook/Precious Beauty Center

Get ready to upgrade your skills in the fascinating world of permanent makeup with the International Magic Brows Masterclass. Taking place on Jan. 8-9 at the F1 Hotel in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, this two-day event offers a comprehensive program for all.

Led by PMU Master Artist Dung Pham and Beauty Center & Training School Owner PreciousQueen Ramos, participants will delve into the Theory of Magic Brows Machine Hairstrokes Technique. From learning brow mapping and color correction to practicing machine hairstrokes on 3D Latex, this masterclass ensures a hands-on experience that mimics real skin. Additionally, attendees will witness a live demonstration of machine hairstrokes by Master Dung Pham and a bonus demo on Ombre Brows Matte Shading by Master PreciousQueen Ramos.

Graduates will receive certificates, a study guide manual, and lifelong online support. Limited slots are available, so don't miss your chance to be part of this exclusive event. Contact [email protected] to register now.

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