UP Lantern Parade 2015
Experience Filipino Christmas creativity as the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts presents the annual UP Lantern Parade on December 14, 2015 starting at 5pm at the University’s Academic Oval. This colorful and dazzling showcase of Filipino-crafted lanterns and floats is open to the public for free. This year’s theme is Dingas: Adhikaing Diliman, Adhikaing Bayan. The parade will cover 2.4 kilometers with stations for performances featuring Filipino art ingenuity and talent. For more details, visit their website. Photo by AC Dimatatac via InterAksyon.com
11th Philippine Blogging Summit
A free 2-day event on blogging will be held on December 4 and 5 in UP Diliman Quezon City. Open for all who are interested in blogging – from newbie to veteran bloggers, this event will tackle various topics about the different facets of blogging. First 200 registered participants to come early (on or before 9 am) will be given food stub and participant kit. Afterwards, remaining food stubs and participant kits shall be given to early walk-ins. AGENDA December 4, 2015 9:00 to 9:30 Flag Ceremony, Prayer, Welcome Remarks 9:30 to 10:30 Beauty & Fashion Blogging in the Philippines • Beauty Blogging in the Philippines (Liz Lanuzo) • Dealing with Bloggers […]
FRESCA: An Organic Market
Support healthy living with a heart by coming to FRESCA, an organic market organized by UP Junior Marketing Association to be held on November 30 at the UP Town Center. This gathering of organic product merchants and wellness enthusiasts will feature best selection of locally-grown whole foods and products. There will also be freebies throughout the day and live performances from local bands at night. Spreading the Christmas season’s holiday cheer, the event’s proceeds will be donated and used to provide a meaningful Noche Buena celebration for the families of the Gawad Kalinga Tribu Village. For more information, visit their Facebook.
Nate Ruess of FUN Coming to Manila
Indie pop artist Nate Ruess of the group FUN will be coming to Manila on January 19, 2016. Nate is coming out with his new solo album Grand Romantic and will be performing at the new KIA Theater at the Araneta Center on the said date at 8pm. Nate is best known for the hits ‘We Are Young’ , ‘Some Nights’, and more as well as his collaboration with Pink, ‘Just Give me a Reason’. Tickets for the concert will be on sale starting November 14 through www.ticketnet.com.ph. Call 911-5555 for ticket inquiries.
Fashlight Bazaar 2015
Fashlight Bazaar will hold its first headlining event themed ‘A Beary Merry Christmas’. It will feature an interesting mix of delicious foods, cool apparels and accessories in one place that will make Christmas shopping a breeze amid the busy city. The bazaar will be held for three consecutive days from December 4-6 (Friday to Sunday) at Eastwood Le Grand Tower 3 Facade in Quezon City. It sets itself apart from other bazaars as a variety of fun, funky, and fresh choices are made available under one roof and it’s open for 24 hours! It’s the hip shopping event where you can shop non-stop to your heart’s delight. For inquiries: +63 […]
Disney On Ice Presents Magical Ice Festival
This Christmas season, be enchanted with a superstar line-up of Disney royalty featuring the #1 animated movie of all time Frozen as Disney on Ice presents the Magical Ice Festival on December 25, 2015 to January 3, 2016 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Get ready to enter a world of enchantment with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy as they host a showcase overflowing with magical moments from across the kingdom. Families of all ages will be delighted by adventurous moments from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast and traditional Disney stories told like never before, in a brand-new ice spectacular. Plus, audiences will be whisked away to a winter wonderland when the Academy Award® winning and number […]
Dante Alighieri Today
Promoting the Italian culture in the Philippines Società Dante Alighieri (SDA), a society that promotes the Italian culture and language around the world celebrates the 750th birth year of Dante Alighieri, known to the world as Italy’s most prolific medieval poet and moral philosopher. His central work The Divine Comedy is considered as one of the greatest in world literature – a timeless masterpiece that has transcended ages. The celebration is a month-long journey into the life and works of Dante Alighieri, a series of events that will highlight the relevance of his works in our contemporary world. The contemporaneity of Dante and the Divine Comedy will be explored through many […]
Join the Fun at Ateneo MEA’s Bright Lights Christmas Bazaar
Come and join the fun at one of the largest and most-awaited events held by the Management Engineering Association, the Bright Lights Christmas Bazaar The following is a press release from the Ateneo de Manila Management Engineering Association Come and join the fun as we usher in the Christmas season at one of the largest and most-awaited events held by the Management Engineering Association, the Bright Lights Christmas Bazaar. Mark your calendars and join us at the UP Bahay Ng Alumni on the 28th and 29th of November from 10AM to 7PM, and get ready to celebrate and splurge on amazing deals as we bring you one of the grandest […]
An Evening with Michael W. Smith
Christian pop/rock music legend Michael W. Smith will be coming to perform in Manila for the first time on November 17 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The three-time Grammy Award winner whose Christian music genre spans gospel and hymnals to contemporary mainstream is the artist behind such inspiring hits as “Place In This World” and “You Won’t Let Go”. Save the date and experience powerful and moving music in this rare musical event. MICHAEL W. SMITH Live in Manila November 17, 2015 – 8:00pm Smart Araneta Coliseum, Araneta Center, Quezon City TICKET PRICES VIP – P5,300 Patron A – P3,710 Patron B – P2,650 Box – P1,590 Tickets are now […]
Earth, Wind, & Fire EXPERIENCE
All the right elements of the timeless band Earth, Wind & Fire will be filling the grand ballrooms of Novotel Araneta Center (Oct 14) and Solaire Resort and Casino (Oct 15). The Earth, Wind & Fire Experience concert will let you groove for all the right reasons as the band is set to perform the hits Let’s Groove, Reasons, Boogie Wonderland, September, After The Love Has Gone, Shining Star, and many more. The show will feature the Al McKay Allstars and other special guests. Catch their performance and experience the classics once again like never before. For tickets, contact Ticketworld at 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph.
LGV Sunday Market 2015
Not just another weekend market, Loyola Grand Villas (LGV) Sunday Market promises to teem with the stuff that shoppers from all ages love – from gourmet food products to quaint trinkets and cool toys. There’s surely a good find for just about everyone. The Sunday market will be open on October 18, November 15, and December 13 from 9am to 8pm at the The Gardens, Guatemala Street, Loyola Grand Villas Quezon City. It is mounted and participated by the LGV Homeowners’ Association and supports the group’s beneficiaries and outreach activities. It’s the perfect place for your pre-Christmas hoarding so note the dates and head on to LGV for some fun-filled […]
EAT ART GIG Weekend Bazaar
Spend a weekend filled with arts, music, and good food at the upcoming EAT ART GIG Weekend Bazaar on October 17 and 18 from 1pm to 7pm at 35 Abada Street in Quezon City. Those looking to learn something new can join the following workshops: Stamp Printing & Stamp Carving by Tish Hautea of SQooiD Basic Knitting Workshop by Knit Manila There will also be a Live Mural Painting by featured artists from Somnia Collective. Enjoy all these fun and filling activities at the bazaar with the music of Locked Down Entertainment. It’ll be surely a weekend to remember. Mark the dates and have fun.
Eastwood City’s Annual Pet Blessing Happening on October 4
Pets want our love, and some blessings too! Eastwood City is inviting all pet owners and pet lovers to have their beloved companions blessed at its annual pet blessing. A celebration of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, Eastwood City’s 10th Annual Pet Blessing will take place at the Eastwood Mall Open Park on October 4, 4PM. Pet owners who want to take part in the celebration and have their pets blessed can bring their pets and register at the different registration booths located around Eastwood Mall and the mall’s Open Park. Registration starts at 10AM and is free of charge. Pet owners just […]
Michael Learns to Rock Back in Manila on Sep. 19
[photo from Midas Promotions website] The Danish band that rocked the 90’s with their massive hits The Actor, 25 Minutes, Sleeping Child, Nothing to Lose, among others returns to Manila after 7 years for a one-night concert on September 19 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The pop/soft rock band was originally a quartet composed of Jascha Richter (vocals, keyboards), Mikkel Lentz (guitar), Kåre Wanscher (drums) and Soren Madsen (bass), until Madsen left in 2000. The group that made waves internationally, first in Scandinavia and then reaching as far as Asia first broke into the music scene with their self-titled debut album that carried their first hit The Actor. More albums […]
Satisfy your Cravings at the Cheesecake Fair!
National Cheesecake Day last August 8 may have come and gone but the Cheesecake Fair is still on at the SM North EDSA. It is a heyday extending as a month-long celebration from August 3 – 31, displaying cheesecakes much to the delight of desserts enthusiasts and everyone with a sweet tooth to spoil. Among the desserts stores included in the lineup are Uncle Tetsu, who are known for their soft, decadent cheesecakes; Tous Les Jours, a Korean bakery brand; Banapple who offer quality cakes and pies on the sides; and even doughnut industry giants Krispy Kreme and J.Co Doughnuts. Kitchen of Cakes and Coffee, Patisserie Filipino, Cellos Dips and […]
For the Kids and Kids at Heart! Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit
Credits to NBDB This rainy season calls for a heavy downpour of books focusing on the young ones. On July 21, Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit, a literary conference for authors, illustrators, publishers, teachers, librarians, and students is going to be held at The Elements at Centris. This is spearheaded by The National Book Development Board (NBDB) with the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) aiming to further strengthen the children’s literature. Some of the topics to be covered at the event are children’s literature at school, adult readership for children’s books, Asian children’s book industry, and the local book and comic industry. Aside from […]
Spend an Art-Filled Weekend at Eastwood City Art Market!
– After its successful run last May, the Eastwood City Art Market at Eastwood Mall is back with more artwork and art installations. Catch the street murals and performers, the smell of oil and turpentine and the sound of chalk and paintbrushes at the Mall Open Park on June 27 – 28, a two-day festival following the mall hours 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. The highlights on the first run of the market are the Portrait Sketching and Pastel Painting workshops conducted by prominent artist and celebrated Father of Philippine Art Workshop Fernando Sena. A platform for young and contemporary artists, the Eastwood City Art Market back in May featured […]
Maynila Urban Design Week + Festival
As the organizers have claimed, people make cities. That includes you. – – At one point in our lives living in the Philippines (particularly in Manila), we have complained about it: the traffic, the pollution and, yes, the congestion. From May 9 to 17, get the chance to know how to rid of that congestion and more through a series of talks, workshops, tours, panel discussions and even art fairs and performances in various locations across the metro. Pause, reflect, discuss and challenge the way Metro Manila looks like and how it will look like in the future. Know more about urban planning and how it affects your life and […]
Pulp Summer Slam XV: This Summer’s Biggest Rock Event
Mosh pit, head bang and slam. If you’ve heard of or stumbled upon these words, you are definitely one of those Amoranto stadium regulars during the yearly Pulp Summer Slam. —- —- Happening on April 25, 2015 12PM Amoranto Stadium, Roces Avenue Quezon City, this year’s Pulp Summer Slam has the concert title Angels Descend. Expect this year’s event to be 15 times more exciting as heavy metal band like Cradle of Filth is expected to come over Manila to perform. Now on its 15th year, PULP Magazine continues to set fire every summer in the Philippine local music scene. From being a rock magazine, PULP paved way to the […]
Goût de France: Experience French cuisine at its finest!
“France’s heritage is its cuisine, its wines,” French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Laurent Fabius claims. “But it is a heritage that should not simply be contemplated, glorified and savoured; it is a heritage that should be built upon and showcased.” And showcased it will be. On March 19, 2015, Goût de France (or Good France) will feature “the gastronomic meal of the French [which] has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2010.” Inspired by Auguste Escoffier, who launched the “Dîners d’Épicure” (Epicurean Dinners) – the same menu, the same day, in several world cities and aimed at as many diners as possible – in 1912, […]
2015 List of Running Events
There is a sudden popularity of marathons and fun run in the Philippines. What used to be an activity only for athletes or aspiring ones is now a fun activity that Filipinos of all walks of life enjoy. What’s not to like? Not only is it a healthy option for those that would like to lose weight and stay fit but also an enjoyable family or barkada bonding. To keep you all in the loop, Philippine Primer has gathered some Fun Runs happening in the next few months: February 2015 Stags Run on Feb 01 with 1/3/5 and 10K (Laguna) Condura Skyway Marathon on Feb 01 with 6/10/21 and […]
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10 Best Christmas Sale This 2014!
In the Philippines, Filipinos start to decorate their homes little by little with Christmas ornaments as early as September. Now that it is only a month away until the most wonderful time of the year, giant Christmas trees are seen everywhere and twinkling lights are starting to grace the city! Even the unit next to mine has started playing Christmas songs. Indeed, Christmas is here! Another great thing about the holidays, apart from the scrumptious foods and Christmas presents, is the endless holiday sale! So brace yourselves…and your credit cards! Shopping malls, bazaars, and even the tiangge are giving big discounts on all our favorite items. Because now is the […]
Trick or Treatin’ in the Metro
We are pretty sure that right now parents out there are busy searching for the best Halloween costumes for their kids. Marvel heroes are consistent favorites for the dudes and Disney princesses for the dudettes. But before all the Halloween party planning, I think we better give you an idea of what’s brewing around town. We came up with a short list of all the Halloween parties around Metro Manila. Take a look at our What-Where-When and How’s and decide which will be very interesting for the kids and the adults too. What Where When How Kiddie Trick or Treat Manila HotelOne Rizal Park, 0913, Manila Philippines ALL Saturdays of […]
FINCH Live At The Skydome
Pulp Live World and 28 Black presents FINCH Live In Manila On August 7, 2014, 8:00 PM, the American post-hardcore band FINCH is set to have a concert at the Skydome, SM City North EDSA as part of the pre-show of the Bazooka Rocks III. TICKETS PRICE: VIP Floor: Php 2,590.00 (Type: Standing) **Free entrance for Bazooka Rocks III pre-sale/early birds/advanced ticket holder. Only first 500 tickets to be served** Tickets for FINCH Live in Manila is available at SM Tickets outlets nationwide and through online at www.smtickets.com. Call 470-2222 for ticket inquiries