What’s on Manila: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Nov. 21-27, 2023
by: The Beat Asia
November 20, 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.
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. Annie Cabigting's ‘When we look at art...’ Exhibit
Dive into the thought-provoking world of Annie Cabigting, a renowned Filipino painter known for her photorealistic canvases. Held at The M in Bonifacio Global City, her solo exhibition challenges traditional notions of art appreciation by exploring the viewer's perspective. Discover the intricate details and meta-references within her work that question how we perceive and engage with art. Pre-register your visit here.
2. The Plant Camp
Get ready to embrace the holiday spirit at this festive horticultural event, where there will be knowledge sharing from the pillars of the local horticultural industry through free lectures and demonstrations. Mark your calendars for a day of plant shopping, supporting local ornamental plant producers, and creating a joyful atmosphere filled with happiness, peace, camaraderie, and love. It’s time to make this plant camp a vibrant hub of Christmas cheer!
3. Urban Gardening Workshop
Embark on a journey of sustainable living with this urban kitchen gardening workshop. Learn how to grow your own food, make compost, and combat pollution using air filter plants. This hands-on experience will empower you to produce up to five kilograms of food weekly while optimizing limited space. Lunch, course materials, and healthy meals made from local, organic, or sustainable ingredients are included. Secure your spot by contacting 09973810167 or [email protected].
4. PasKomiket 2023
Calling all comic enthusiasts! Join the excitement at #PASKOMIKET2023, a must-attend event showcasing the talents of over 500 Filipino komikeros, artists, printmakers, and crafters. Happening at SM Megamall's Megatrade Hall 2 this weekend, this gathering also celebrates the holiday season with a wide selection of original Filipino komiks and art that you can give to yourself and your loved ones. Tickets are available on-site for P100 only!
5. Drawn Together
Get ready to be drawn (pun intended) into the world of art at “Drawn Together,” a fine art print exhibit and pop-up happening this Saturday at Shutterspace Studios in Katipunan, Quezon City. Prepare your wallets for a wide range of artistic wonders, including fine art prints, original art, illustrated merch, and handmade goods. Plus, don't miss the exciting launch of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK)'s giclee print shop in partnership with Silver!
6. Modern Calligraphy & Botanical Gift Tag Design
Get ready to unleash your creative side at this two-part workshop that combines contemporary calligraphy and the art of making botanical gift tags. Designed for beginners, this class will teach you the basics of calligraphy, from letter formation to connecting letters to form the names of gift recipients. You'll also learn how to arrange dried botanicals for unique gift tags. All materials and tools will be provided, so don’t hesitate to register here.
7. MeowConPH Cat Show & Convention
Calling all cat enthusiasts! Get ready for the Philippines' premiere cat show and convention, MeowConPH, where the magic of cats and the joy of feline companionship come alive. With a variety of exhibitions and competitions, this event is a must-attend for cat lovers. Make sure to grab your tickets via SM Tickets (P250 per day) and be a part of this meow-tastic celebration!
Get ready for a yoga event with a purr-pose! Happening this Saturday, MEOWmaste aims to create “a haven of well-being and compassion for both humans and our four-legged companions.” By joining a session, you'll directly contribute to supporting community cats in Araneta City, as the P350 fee will go towards their essential medications and supplies. Organized by Cats of Araneta City, The Addlib Studio, and the event’s kind instructors, this is a must-attend event for yoga enthusiasts and animal lovers alike.
9. Desire: A Mind Reading Show
Prepare to have your mind blown at “DESIRE,” an immersive mind-reading spectacle featuring Justin Pinon, the Philippines' most sought-after mind reader. This Saturday, Galeria Lagman will be transformed into a mysterious setting where hidden stories and secret desires will be unveiled. Don't miss the chance to experience an evening that will challenge your perceptions and ignite your deepest desires!
10. The Story Of Tonight: Broadway Open Mic
Experience the magic of Broadway at “The Story Of Tonight: Broadway Open Mic.” Sing your favorite songs from the best musicals that opened in 2001 until present and show the audience what you got. Don't miss this unforgettable night at The Paper Lantern in Diliman, Quezon City. Pre-register for P350 or grab your tickets at the door for P400. Let your voice be heard and join this event for an evening of pure musical joy! Pre-register here.
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