Looking For Things To Do This Weekend? We've Got You Covered
For those looking for a break from attending Christmas parties left and right (and from the swarms of Christmas shoppers crowding up malls), here's a nifty little weekend activity guide just right for you.
Fill Up Your Christmas Stockings With Local Products
The Little Elves Bazaar will offer fashion, arts, crafts and home products. Pastries and cakes will be abundant and best of all, an array of food from all over the world will be on sale. Buy all your last-minute gifts at this bazaar! Note that the venue for this event is walking to distance to Tiendesitas (puppy window shopping, anyone? Or, why not just take a little fluffy pal home with you altogether?) and Metrowalk (calling all bargain shoppers). Bring a bunch of ecobags with you as you're sure to bring home lots of awesome goodies from this event.
When and where: Valle Verde 5 Clubhouse, Celery Drive, Valle Verde 5, December 8 to 10
Rev your engines with Bumper XIII Bumper?
The SM Mall of Asia Grounds is transformed into the epicenter of the metro's flashiest, fanciest, and overall baddest cars and bikes in this two-day automobile and motorcycle roadshow. Tell your dad, boyfriend, brother, and guy friends about it as it will certainly pique their interest! Guests can expect performances from bands and DJs, a variety show, a meet and greet with the country's most well-known car enthusiasts and of course, a chance to ogle at the wheels they aim to (hopefully) own and drive one day.
Where and when: The SM Mall of Asia Grounds, December 9 and 10
Get family-friendly with Edna Vida's The Nutracker
The Nutracker: we loved it as children, we love it as adults. Take this opportunity to take the little ones in your life to see an elegant interpretation of this Christmas classic. It's perfect for junior ballerinas and dancers in the making and truly a special way to spend some quality time with the family. The best part is that this version of The Nutcracker isn't a simple retelling of the story; it's told through the lens of familiar Filipino elements. Doing away with its European origins, this version makes references to noche buena, Rigodon de Honor,? and other uniquely Filipino traditions on stage.
Where and when: The CCP Main Theater, December 9 and 10
Stay fit, or get fit, at the Brown Race Marathon 2017
We're glad that marathons weren't just a passing trend for Filipinos. The mind and body work out that gained popularity a few years ago seems to be here to stay, so take advantage of one of this month's biggest races. The Brown Race Marathon is all about celebrating innate strengths and talents, and is also a great way to make friends who love to run to stay fit just as much as you do. If you go on your own or take a friend or two, it's guaranteed to be worth it either way.
Where and when: SM by the Bay, SM Mall of Asia, December 10
Experience the Northern End of the Metro at the Katipunan Weekend Market
The holidays are a great time for bazaars and pop up shops. Unique finds and artisanal creations of every sort become abundant and accessible this time of the year with the Katipunan Weekend Market featuring lots of them! One-of-a-kind jewelry, handmade crafts, fashion items, artsy pieces for your home and workspace, vintage finds, gourmet food and drinks abound at this weekend oasis. And if you just feel like hanging out and taking it easy on your wallet great music from local bands are sure to hit the right spot.
When and where: Capitol Commons Park, December 9 and 10
Gear up for the Katy Perry 2018 concert ?ticket selling
If you haven't already heard, Katy Perry is coming back to Manila next year! Her SM MOA Arena show will be in the summer, on April 2 to be exact, and we promise that it's no April Fool's joke. Finalize your plans to watch the concert that's been getting rave reviews with friends and family this weekend as tickets go on sale at 12 noon on December 11, Monday. You're going to be batting it out with die-hard fans of the award-winning singer come ticket sale opening hour, so it's best to be ready with your preferred tickets ahead of time — trust us!
When and where: Concert tickets will be available online on www.smtickets.com at 12 noon, December 11.