What's on Manila: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Oct. 24-30, 2023
by: The Beat Asia
October 23, 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. Barista Workshop
Dive into the world of coffee mastery at Heny Sison Culinary School's three-day "Barista Workshop." Designed for both beginners and experienced baristas, this workshop goes beyond theory to provide hands-on and practical training. Discover the secrets to excelling in the competitive coffee industry as you fine-tune your skills and gain valuable insights from industry experts. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your barista skills and be prepared for the ever-evolving world of coffee. Register now and take your coffee game to new heights!
2. 'Parallel Histories: Moving Image From the Philippines and the United Kingdom' Exhibit
Step into the world of experimental filmmaking at "Parallel Histories," a captivating exhibition presented in partnership with the British Council in the Philippines. This thought-provoking showcase explores the historical parallels between Filipino and British filmmakers from 1990 onwards, shedding light on the cultural, social, and political conflicts that influenced their works. Experience the interconnectedness of these two artistic worlds and witness the power of film to reflect and protest against sweeping changes. Don't miss the satellite screening of early iconic Filipino films at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, as well.
The exhibit's opening on Oct. 26 is by invitation only, but it will be accessible to the public starting Oct. 27. Catch the exhibit until Dec. 31, 2023.
3. Halloween Latte Art Throwdown 2023
Calling all coffee enthusiasts and latte art aficionados! Prepare for a spooky showdown at the "2023 Halloween Latte Art Throwdown." Show off your creativity and skills as you compete for amazing prizes from different partners and sponsors. The first 50 registrants are guaranteed a spot, so secure your place in this thrilling event! Don't forget to come dressed in your most imaginative Halloween costume for an extra touch of excitement. Register now and let the latte art battle begin.
4. Halloween Kiddie Party
This Halloween, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel invites you to a magical and mysterious celebration. Bring the whole family and enjoy a day filled with enchanting fun!
Indulge in a snack buffet, sip on refreshing soda or iced tea, and be entertained by musical performances and dance numbers. Witness an extraordinary magic show and explore the thrilling Wicked Wizard’s House of Terror. Get creative at the DIY cake pop station and capture memories at the photo booth. Join the costume parade, participate in games, and have a chance to win exciting prizes. Don't forget to grab a loot bag for the kids!
5. Halloween Games and Party
It's October, and the spooktacular season has arrived! Join Horizon Cafe for an afternoon Halloween get-together at HOTEL101 Manila. Indulge in a hearty merienda buffet that will satisfy your taste buds, participate in exciting parlor games, and engage in fun-filled activity booths for endless entertainment!
Don't miss the chance to showcase your creativity and win the esteemed title of Best in Costume, too. Bring your family, friends, and loved ones for a memorable Halloween celebration. Register now!
6. Mamaw Run 2023
Get ready for an unforgettable Halloween extravaganza at the first-ever Mamaw Run! Join Pinoy Fitness for a spooktacular costume running event that will fill your evening with laughter, fun, and unforgettable memories. Whether you're a master of disguise or simply a Halloween enthusiast, this event guarantees a good time for all. Put on your most creative costumes, gather your family and friends, and prepare to be bewitched at the Mamaw Run! Register now and secure your spot for an evening of extraordinary experiences.
7. Wine and Dinner Soiree
Experience a Wine & Dine Soiree featuring 23 premium French wines and a curated dinner buffet at Manila Bay Kitchen, Sheraton Manila Bay for only P3,800 nett. Immerse yourself in the flavors of France on Oct. 28 and treat yourself to a memorable dining experience. Reserve your spot now by calling +632 5318 0788 or sending an e-mail to [email protected].
8. Good Old Days 3
Journey back in time at "Good Old Days 3," the biggest community event of the year! Head to the Metrotent Convention Center in Pasig City for a thrilling Halloween thrift shopping experience like no other. Explore a seasonal pop-up flea market filled with unique finds (read: "damit ng patay") and relive the nostalgia of the past. Don't miss the live performances by talented artists like O $ide Mafia, Tu$ Brother$, Hev Abi, Kartell'em, Downtown Q' Entertainment, PRETTYMF9INE, and Doze, too! Whether you're a vintage enthusiast or simply looking for a day of fun, this event is a must-visit.
9. Halloween Lunch Feast
Experience a delectable Halloween Lunch Costume Party at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria! Treat yourself and your family to a day of fun activities, delicious treats, and mouthwatering food. Indulge in an international buffet featuring seven unique interactive stations that serve a variety of cuisines. Don't miss the chance to savor their bestselling ribeye steak, cooked to perfection. Whether you're looking for a memorable Halloween celebration or simply a delightful dining experience, this event has it all. Register now for a day filled with treats, prizes, and wonderful memories!
10. Trick or Treat 2023
Enter the mysterious realm of an iconic musical and indulge in a dining experience like no other. On Oct. 29, guests dining in selected restaurants for lunch will have exclusive access to a special Trick or Treat activity. From 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, little ones can explore four mystic stations — The Pantry, Umu, Benjarong, and the Front Desk — and discover surprises that are sure to ignite joyful screams of delight.
Immerse yourself in the haunting melodies and opulent ambiance, and let the magic of this event transport you to a world of enchantment. Don't miss out on this unique combination of delicious dining and Halloween fun. Reserve your table now and be part of an experience you won't forget!
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