What’s on Manila: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, Drink on July 6-12, 2023
July 05, 2023
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.
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1. Max’s Restaurant Chicken All-You-Can
Foodies, this one’s for you! In celebration of National Chicken Day, Max’s Restaurant at SM City Marikina will offer unlimited chicken and rice from 3 PM until closing. The meal comes with a glass of Pepsi, perfect for those who want to end their dining experience with a cold, burp-inducing drink. Click here for more information.
When: 3 PM-9 PM, July 6
Where: SM City Marikina, Marcos Highway, Calumpang, Marikina City
How much: P499
2. Toycon Philippines 2023
Toy collectors and anime fans are in for a treat as Toycon Philippines 2023, one of the most highly anticipated conventions in the country, is finally happening this weekend! Dress as your favorite superhero or manga character and make your way to the SMX Convention Center to immerse yourself in the world of your favorite movies and animated series. Exciting games, contests, galleries, and booths await those who will attend. Score your tickets through this link.
When: July 7-9
Where: SMX Convention Center, MOA Complex, Pasay City
How much: Starts at P400
3. LACON: A Fan Convention for Thai Fandom 2023
Thai entertainment geeks, this is your chance to meet your favorite Boys Love (BL) actors in the flesh! Come Saturday, the cast of “Hite Bite Love” will host a one-day convention where fans can join exciting games, take selfies with the actors, and win awesome prizes. Be sure to dress in a Thai pop culture-inspired ensemble to catch the attention of your favorite stars. Get your tickets now.
When: 2 PM-8 PM, July 8
Where: Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC), Pasay City
How much: Starts at P950
4. Bring Out a Happier You With Watsons
Health-conscious ladies and gents are invited to Watsons’ family-friendly fare at SM Mall of Asia! Prepare your wallets for a day of shopping for discounted beauty and wellness products, such as Myra, Sleepasil, Maybelline, and Y.O.U Beauty, among others. For added excitement, event organizers will host mini games and fun-filled activities where attendees can win Watsons products. Click here for more details.
When: Until July 8
Where: Main Mall Atrium, SM Mall of Asia, Jose Diokno Boulevard, Pasay City
How much: Price varies
5. Vesper Worship Service
Feeling lost and uninspired lately? Don’t fret as the Kamuning First United Methodist Church will host a worship service where you can deepen your connection with the higher being. Sing along to inspirational songs with your peers and go home feeling better and relieved. Those who can’t make it to the venue may attend the service via Facebook Live. Visit this page for the latest updates.
When: July 9
Where: Kamuning First United Methodist Church, 130 Kamuning Road, Quezon City
How much: Free
6. A Decade With You | BTS & ARMY 10th Anniversary
K-Pop superstar boy group BTS has come a long way since their debut in 2013. No matter if you’re a new member of ARMY or you’ve been a supporter since day one, express your love to the septet by attending Only Bangtan PH’s forthcoming A Decade With You | BTS & ARMY 10th Anniversary event. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate the past decade of your all-time favorite music group with your fellow Hallyu fans! Visit this link for the latest updates!
When: 1 PM, July 9
Where: 500 Shaw Events Pavilion, Mandaluyong City
How much: P850 (early bird), P950 (regular)
7. S Maison x Auro: World Chocolate Fair 2023
Calling all chocolate lovers! S Maison at Conrad Manila and Auro Chocolate will join forces to host the 2023 iteration of World Chocolate Fair. This is your opportunity to buy limited-edition offerings from some of your favorite dessert stores, including Tender Loving Cakes PH, Bubu Poison Coffee and Doughnuts, and Tiger Sugar Philippines, to name a few. Don’t forget to bring the entire family for a day of feasting on sweets that will put a smile on your face. More details here.
When: 10 AM-10 PM, Until July 9
Where: Main Atrium, S Maison at Conrad Manila, Pasay City
How much: Price varies
8. 7-Eleven Day – 50% Off Sale
Not a drill: 7-Eleven Philippines will throw a nationwide 50% off shopping extravaganza for its loyal customers! Purchase discounted snacks and beverages such as Fitbar, Gingerbon Candy, Nutriboost Chocolate Milk, and more. Health and wellness essentials like Listerine Mouthwash, Neutrogena Cleanser, and Oxecure Moisturizer will also be on offer. Peep the marked down items here!
When: July 9-11
Where: 7-Elevent stores nationwide
How much: Price varies
9. PHILAUTO 2023
Have you always wanted to own a car but not sure which one to buy? Well, before you make a big purchase, it’s important to learn the ins and outs of owning a vehicle. This week, Goldtown Industrial – Manila will host a three-day convention where you can discover the latest innovations in the automotive industry. Car experts and practitioners will be present during the event, so don’t hesitate to approach them with your questions. Learn more about PHILAUTO 2023 here.
When: July 12-14
Where: World Trade Center Manila, 2/F WTCMM Building,Pasay Extension Corner, 1300 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Pasay City
How much: Free
10. Barbie x Krispy Kreme Philippines Promo
To celebrate the upcoming release of “Barbie The Movie,” Krispy Kreme Philippines is offering mouthwatering, sugar-loaded doughnuts inspired by the Greta Gerwing-directed film. Take your taste buds on an adventure by trying out the glittery Barbie Doughnut (P70) and the bubble gum-flavored Barbie Original Doughnut (P70). Complete the experience by getting the Barbie Cotton Candy Chiller (P169).
When: Until supplies last
Where: Krispy Kreme branches in Metro Manila
How much: Starts at P70
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