What’s on Manila: Best Things to Do on Jan. 23-29, 2024

What’s on Manila: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Jan. 23-29, 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. Photoworld Asia 2024

Photoworld Asia 2024
Photo by Facebook/Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation

Discover the captivating world of photography at Photoworld Asia 2024, the longest-running photo trade show and convention in Asia. Happening from Jan. 25 (Thu) to Jan. 28 (Sun) at Glorietta Activity Center, this event will let you learn from the experts, explore the latest gear, and be inspired by the creative wonders of the industry. Don't forget to participate in the thrilling Photoworld Asia 2024 photo contest, too, for a chance to win cash prizes.

Register now and unleash your passion for photography. Contact the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation via Facebook or Instagram. Don't miss this extraordinary event!

2. Taste of Saga - A Night of Unparalleled Flavors

Taste of Saga - A Night of Unparalleled Flavors
Photo by Facebook/Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Embark on a culinary journey like no other at the Taste of Saga, where you can indulge in the unparalleled flavors of Saga beef during an exclusive eight-course degustation dinner. Chef Bettina Arguelles, Sofitel Manila's Director of Culinary Operations, has meticulously curated each dish to showcase the richness and tenderness of Saga beef.

Experience the perfect harmony of flavors with wine or sake pairings that elevate your dining experience. Reserve your seat for this opulent evening on Jan. 25 (Thu) at Le Bar, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, and unlock the key to extraordinary flavors.

3. Flame the World: The Ultimate BBQ Pool Party!

Flame the World: The Ultimate BBQ Pool Party!
Photo by Facebook/Solaire Resort

Join the ultimate BBQ pool party, "Flame the World," at Solaire on Jan. 26 (Fri) and Jan. 27 (Sat) to indulge in the most delectable BBQ flavors from around the world. From sizzling barbequed meats to fresh Pacific seafood, savory chicken, and a range of mouthwatering desserts, this event promises an unforgettable feast.

Celebrate in the warm glow of the sunset, while enjoying a grilled feast and unlimited drinks with your loved ones. Rates start at P5,888+ for adults and P2,000+ for children (7-12 years old). Reserve your tickets now by calling (+632) 8888 8888 or sending an email to [email protected].

4. Otaku Expo - Anime & Manga Drawing Special 2024

Otaku Expo - Anime & Manga Drawing Special 2024
Photo by Facebook/Otaku Expo

Get ready for the Otaku Expo - Anime & Manga Drawing Special 2024, the ultimate rendezvous for anime and manga enthusiasts! Taking place at the SMX Convention Center Manila on Jan. 27 (Sat) and Jan. 28 (Sun), this two-day event promises an unforgettable experience filled with special guests and surprises. Join in various activities, including engaging games, art workshops with talented guest artists, a thrilling singing competition with categories like JMusic and duets, and the chance to meet guest cosplayers.

Make sure to mark your calendars and be part of this anime event where creativity, passion, and fandom converge!

5. Wedding and Debut 2024 Expo

Wedding and Debut 2024 Expo
Photo by Facebook/Weddings and Beyond

Step into a world of unparalleled luxury and glamor at the Wedding and Debut 2024 Expo, taking place on Jan. 27 (Sat) and Jan. 28 (Sun) at the magnificent Crystal Pavilion in Okada Manila. Experience a setting of grandeur, abundant natural light, and refreshing ambiance that sets the stage for a stress-free event planning experience.

Meet wedding suppliers and event professionals who are eager to bring your dream wedding to life! Onsite booking gives you a chance to win a P100,000 cash prize, along with great discounts and exciting prizes up for grabs. Save the date and register online for free admission!

6. Contemporary Mongolian Art: Expressions of Loss and Memory

Contemporary Mongolian Art: Expressions of Loss and Memory
Photo by Facebook/New Frontier Art Gallery

Experience the captivating world of contemporary Mongolian art at "Contemporary Mongolian Art: Expressions of Loss and Memory." Join the opening reception of Shijirbaatar Jambalsuren's solo exhibit at Ritz Tower Makati on Jan. 27 (Sat), where you can explore the profound artworks that reflect on the themes of loss and memory.

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural expressions of Mongolia through the lens of this talented artist. For inquiries, contact New Frontier Gallery at +63 917 119 6767 or send an email to [email protected].

7. AiCon 2024 Anime Idol Convention

Aicon 2024 Anime Idol Convention
Photo by Facebook/Anime Idol Convention

Get ready for the most anticipated event made by fans for fans as Pygmalia presents AiCon 2024: Anime Idol Convention! Prepare your lightsticks and cheer to your heart's content on Jan. 27 (Sat) at The Elements in Eton Centris, Quezon City for your favorite anime idol stars. Experience the excitement of the Mr. and Ms. AICon Cosplay Competition, AI-LIVE Singing Competition, and Beat Master Dance Competition, along with special idol performances, artists and exhibitors, fun booth activities, and more.

The event will run from 10 AM to 6 PM, and tickets are available onsite for P600. Don't miss this unforgettable gathering of anime idol enthusiasts!

8. WCA Travel Leadership Training - 'I'm Possible'

WCA Travel Leadership Training - 'I'm Possible'
Photo by Facebook/Travelers Baggage

Don't miss the WCA Travel Leadership Training and Recognition - "I'm Possible" on Jan. 27 (Sat) at the SMX Convention Center in SM Aura. This training program offers a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts and gain valuable insights into the travel business. Connect with fellow affiliates and members of the growing WCA Travel family, expand your professional network, and gain invaluable experience!

9. Joy & Daloy - A Twinbill Show

Joy & Daloy - A Twinbill Show
Photo by Facebook/Daloy Dance Company

Don't miss the extraordinary performances of Daloy Dance Company and Joy Alpuerto Ritter in "Joy and Daloy" at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)'s Tanghalang Ignacio Gimenez on Jan. 27 (Sat). Experience the fusion of traditional and contemporary dance as "ItikLandia" pays homage to Filipino folk dance, while "BABAE" reimagines femininity and power. Grab your tickets now at TicketWorld for a captivating evening of artistic expression.

10. Walk Your Dog Month - Dogs Sunday Stroll

Walk Your Dog Month - Dogs Sunday Stroll
Photo by Facebook/BigMAC Inc.

Get ready to unleash the weekend vibes at Dogs Sunday Stroll by BigMAC Inc. Take this as your chance to celebrate Walk Your Dog Month with a morning of fun fitness and quality time with your furry friend. Interested? Join the event on Jan. 28 (Sun) from 9:30 AM at Tiendesitas Level 1 Building B! Explore Tiendesitas with fellow dog lovers and create unforgettable memories. Register now and make your Sunday a tail-waggin' good time!

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