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Metro Weekend Guide: April 26-28

It's the last weekend of April, and there is so much going on around the metro. Here's a roundup of some of the events worth checking out.


Design Week Philippines April 2019

April 22-27; DTI - Design Center of the Philippines, G/F PTTC Building, Senator Gil J. Puyat Ave, Pasay

This week is the 11th edition of Design Week Philippines (DWP), the biannual festival celebrating Filipino design and creativity. See the Philippines through the curated Design Tour, attend workshops and talks, and meet other creatives. Find out more about all the scheduled events here.


Manila Fame April 2019

April 25-27; World Trade Center, Pasay

Shop the home, fashion, and holiday products at the biannual trade show of high quality products that reflect Filipino design and craftsmanship from local vendors.


Kaleidoscope: An Art & Interiors Exhibit

April 28, 10am-7pm; The Peninsula Manila, Makati

As an official event partner for Design Week, Jas Ancheta Interiors is hosting a one-day exhibit featuring paintings, sculptures, photographs, mixed media works, furniture, and accessories from over 30 local artists. Prior to the exhibit, the interior design company will also be holding the Kaleidoscope: Collecting Art & Interior Design Workshop from 3 to 5pm on April 27 at Bar Pintxos Alabang. Admission is free for both the exhibit and the workshop.


READ: Inside Jas & Allan Ancheta's Alabang Home-Turned-"Cabinet Of Curiosities"


Soirée by Retail Lab

April 27-28; The Fifth at Rockwell, R5, Power Plant Mall, Makati

Celebrating their 10th anniversary, Retail Lab is hosting their very first Soirée, a bi-yearly fashion, home, and lifestyle shopping event, where you can shop local labels that are typically only sold online. Expect products you can personalize on the spot, travel deals, and free workshops throughout the weekend.


Aveda Show How You Care Fundraising Event at The Good Trade

April 27-28; Ayala Malls The 30th, Ortigas Center, Pasig

In partnership with Aveda, the zero-waste and sustainable fair will be in Pasig this weekend. Shop all the eco-friendly merchants, attend the free workshops, and especially, donate! More information on donations here.


Día del Libro / International Book Day

April 27; Ayala Triangle Gardens

Celebrate International Book Day and participate in the several activities they have planned including exhibits, concerts, lectures, poetry readings, contests, Spanish food and more at Ayala Triangle.


Barrio Fiesta Latino 2019

April 28; Greenbelt 3, Makati

The Club de Damas Latinas celebrates Spanish and Latin American culture with a day of food, drinks, music, and shopping, including special merchandise from Spain and Latin America. Admission is free.


Vatos Urban Tacos is the premiere Kor-Mex Cuisine in Asia that offers unique Korean and Mexican Dishes. Their Best-Sellers include Kimchi Carnitas Fries, Honey Tequila Wings, Wagyu Galbi Tacos, Chimichurri Chicken Tacos, and famous Vatos Ritas (a Margarita with beer on top). Visit them at their only branch in the Philippines at the ground floor of Net Park Building, 5th Avenue, BGC! For more info call (02) 459 7009 / 0967 246 4781 or #vatosph #vatoskorea #vatossg #komex . Find this and other amazing brands at our first ever ????BARRIO FIESTA LATINO??????April 28th 11am-7pm, Greenbelt 3. #barriofiestalatino#latinasph#manilaevents#greenbelt3#makati#eventsmanila

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Talleres de Maximo Vicente at Rustan’s

5/F Rustan’s Makati

See the expansive exhibition of religious imagery from the private collection of the son of one of the most successful commercial santeros of all time, Maximo Vicente Sr., consisting of works by the artisans of Talleres de Maximo Vicente of Manila. See all the world-renown sculptures dating back to the early 20th century, which are all for sale. The exhibit runs until May 2.


The Luxury Sale by Luxe In

April 26; The Studio, 3/F Fully Booked, High Street, BGC

Luxe In presents another luxury sale where you can shop items from luxury brands including Chanel, Hermes, Gucci, Rolex, and more.


SKY Alive Tour with HBO

April 27-28; Main Atrium, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay

SKY Cable is bringing Westeros to Manila with Game of Thrones-inspired activities and attractions for the whole family.


Avengers: Endgame

With a current 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and all the rave reviews online, consider yourself lucky if you are able to score tickets (several theaters being completely sold out) to the final Avengers film in this MCU. You might want to see it as soon as possible before you accidentally encounter any spoilers, as everyone can’t stop talking about the epic film.


READ: Grim and Bear It, and Be Rewarded: A Spoiler-Free Review of "Avengers: Endgame"


Head photo from Design Week Philippines