What’s on Manila: Things to Do on Sept. 5-11, 2023

What’s on Manila: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Sept. 5-11, 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. Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation
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Feeling stressed lately? Don’t fret, as Kindermind’s upcoming virtual Mindfulness Meditation is here to help! This activity will teach you how to “stay in the present with equanimity,” embrace “pleasant experiences,” and manage “difficult feelings such as anxiety and low moods.” For more information, contact Noelle Lim, who will be the facilitator for the mindfulness session.

When: 9:20 PM, Sept. 6

Where: Zoom ID: 89120180107; Password: kindermind

How much: Free

2. Make Friends in Manila

Make Friends in Manila
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Want to expand your circle of friends? Make friends in Manila! will bring together people from different walks of life to chat, drink, and indulge in mouthwatering cuisines. Take this opportunity to build connections and gain lessons from the life experiences of others. It’s going to be a fun night!

When: 7 PM-10 PM, Sept. 7

Where: Venue TBA

How much: Contact Make Friends for details

3. Manila BlaBla Language Exchange

Manila BlaBla Language Exchange
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If you have nothing to do on Thursday, why not use your free time to foster connections with various nationalities? Join the forthcoming Manila BlaBla Language Exchange, where you’ll learn about different cultures, interests, and languages. To learn more about how the activity works, click here.

When: 7 PM-10 PM, Sept. 7

Where: Venue TBA

How much: Contact BlaBla Language Exchange for details

4. Manila Improv Festival

Manila Improv Festival
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Do you have a hankering for all things art? Well, let the forthcoming Manila Improv Festival satiate your love for theater this week. Talented local artists will showcase their improv skills, so prepare to cry, laugh, and scream! Score your tickets through this link.

When: Sept. 7-10

Where: Ayala Malls Circuit Makati, Circuit Makati, Makati City

How much: Starts at P500

5. AMS Global Philippines Hybrid Expo

AMS Global Philippines Hybrid Expo
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Planning on leaving the country soon to pursue your studies abroad? Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati will host the AMS Global Philippines Hybrid Expo, giving you a chance to learn about the opportunities available at the prestigious Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. For more details, call Dusit Thani Hotel at (02) 7238-8888.

When: 1 PM-5 PM, Sept. 9

Where: Dusit Thani Hotel, Theater Drive, Makati City

How much: Free

6. Wedding Expo Philippines 41st Edition

Wedding Expo Philippines 41st Edition
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If you’re planning on getting hitched, the forthcoming Wedding Expo Philippines 41st Edition will provide you with valuable insights and information on wedding planning. Take this opportunity to meet wedding experts and practitioners who will guide you throughout the event. For more information, visit this page.

When: 10 AM-8 PM, Sept. 9

Where: SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Seashell Lane, Pasay

How much: Call 0917 522 0707 for more details

7. Study & Immigrate in Canada

Study & Immigrate in Canada
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Want to live abroad? Make your dreams a reality by attending the upcoming Study & Immigrate in CANADA event. Utilize this opportunity to learn the ins and outs of studying and immigrating to Canada. The event will start with a seminar on Canada’s visa application process and end with a one-on-one consultation. For questions and concerns, reach out to Straightforward Educational Consultancy Services.

When: 1 PM-4 PM, Sept. 10

Where: City Garden GRAND Hotel Makati, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati

How much: Free

8. Road to IGNITE in Manila

Road to IGNITE in Manila
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Powerhouse agency Dentsu X Philippines will host an event called Road to IGNITE in Manila, where industry leaders Joe Haslam of IE Business School, Patrick Gentry of Sprouts Solutions, Bit Santos of Kickstart Ventures, and Nattariya Wittayatanaseth of Monk’s Hill Ventures will impart their knowledge and expertise regarding scaling up a startup company. Book your passes through this link.

When: 2 PM-5 PM, Sept. 11

Where: Dentsu X Philippines, Inc., 6F, United Life Building, 837 Antonio Arnaiz Avenue, Makati

How much: Free

9. Study in Spain – IE Experience Day

Study in Spain – IE Experience Day
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Dreaming of studying in Spain? Attend IE Singapore and Southeast Asia’s forthcoming Study in Spain – IE Experience Day. Get key information on school choices, living costs, and more to make your dream a reality. For more information, click this link.

When: 7 PM-9 PM, Sept. 11

Where: Bonifacio Global City (BGC) - Venue TBA

How much: Free

10. 121 Coffee Chats

121 Coffee Chats
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If you’re looking to elevate your career, attend the forthcoming 121 Coffee Chats in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), where you’ll meet like-minded individuals who share the same passion as you. Take this chance to talk about the latest technologies and industries you’re interested in. Register through this link to book your 30-minute consultation!

When: 10 AM-5 PM, Sept. 11-13

Where: Uptown Bonifacio (venue TBA)

How much: Free

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