What’s on Manila: Best Things to See, Do, & Eat on Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2023
by: The Beat Asia
October 30, 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. Trick or Treat Costume Ride in Marikina
2. Intramuros de Noche: Halloween Night Walking Tour
It’s not yet too late to plan for Halloween! Explore the eerie side of Intramuros during this Halloween Night Walking Tour on Nov. 1-2. Accompanied by the Department of Tourism (DOT)-accredited tour guides, delve into the disturbing yet essential stories that shaped the Walled City's history. Don't miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Intramuros. Contact +639503082136 to reserve your spot.
3. Toy Kingdom Toy Warehouse Sale
Here’s your chance to do Christmas shopping early for your inaanaks (godchildren) as the Toy Kingdom Toy Warehouse Sale is coming to SM Megamall's Megatrade Hall on Nov. 2-5. Discover unbeatable deals and discounts of up to 70% on more than 20,000 toys from over 100 popular brands. Be one of the first 200 qualified customers daily to spend a minimum of P10,000 and receive an Amazing Bag filled with mystery toys!
4. Spooktacular Swings: Halloween Costume Fun Golf
Calling all golf enthusiasts! Mark your calendars for the "Spooktacular Swings" event, happening at the Haunted Greens of Club Intramuros Golf Course. Enjoy 18 holes of golf amidst the eerie ambiance of the course, indulge in a delicious pre-game meal, and stand a chance to win spooktacular prizes and freebies when you dress up in your spookiest, funniest, or most creative golf attire. Don't forget to capture memorable moments at the photo booth, as well.
Invite your friends, family, and fellow golfers for a day of tricks, treats, and terrific golfing fun! For reservations and payment details, contact +63 967 690 4829 or (02) 8712 1467 or send an e-mail to [email protected].
5. Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2023
Eyes here, gamers and esports enthusiasts! Get ready for the 10th anniversary of the Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS), one of the most anticipated gaming conventions in Southeast Asia. Have your weekend filled with gaming excitement as you meet popular esports and gaming personalities, including Een, Myrtle Sarrosa, and Lykable (Riot Games). Be captivated by the incredible cosplayers competing in the ESGS 2023 Cosplay Competition and find out who will make it to the Top 8. Don’t forget to explore the exhibits of renowned brands like PlayStation, Bandai Namco, Rumble Royale, and Riot Games, too! Secure your tickets here.
6. Himig Himbing: Mga Heleng Atin – Isang Araw Para Sa Mga Batang Sining
The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is inviting everyone to celebrate National Children's Month with a special event that brings together children and their nurturers for a day of art, music, and bonding. Explore a variety of art activities, from mandala making and chalk art to traditional to digital drawing. There will also be an arts buffet featuring a Himig Himbing listening station, a freedom wall, Puppet Theatre Manila, and more. Admission is free!
7. ‘You Should Be Writing’ by PaperKat Books
Attention writers and book lovers! Mark your calendars this Saturday for a special event that celebrates National Novel Writing Month. Attend informative talks on book writing and publishing, connect with renowned Filipino authors, witness book launches, and enjoy captivating storytelling activities for children at this whole-day affair organized by PaperKat Books. Don't miss out on this chance to get a taste of the “author life” and be inspired to publish your own work!
8. Ozine Fest Halloween Special Part 2
The spooky excitement continues at Ayala Malls Feliz with the second part of Ozine Fest’s Halloween Special. Sponsored by Razer Gold, Genshin Impact, Hubbyte Toy Store, and Good Smile Company, this event guarantees endless fun for everyone, whether you’re a cosplayer or not. Experience thrilling activities, gaming opportunities, toy shopping, and more.
9. Makers Festa 2023
Celebrate creativity at Makers Festa, where local artists and makers come together on the second floor of Gyud Food to showcase their talents. This vibrant art market is a feast for the senses, as it offers a diverse range of original works and handmade crafts that you can take home and display. This is your chance to engage with the passionate individuals behind each creation and immerse yourself in the local arts scene! While you’re at it, you can also enjoy a variety of food from the venue’s partners.
10. Soap and Perfume Making Seminar
Learn the art of liquid soap and perfume-making at this one-day seminar dedicated to helping budding entrepreneurs. Explore the process of creating different liquid soaps, such as dishwashing and hand soap, and discover the art of perfume-making and the different types of perfumes. Bonus topics also include household and body products. The seminar fee includes a certificate, handouts, materials for hands-on activities, and meals. Don't miss this chance to turn your passion into a thriving business!
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