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Metro Weekend Guide: March 22-24, 2019

Tough as Nails: Dream It, Live It

WeWork Uptown Bonifacio Tower Three, 36th Street Corner & 11th Avenue, Taguig

In celebration of International Women’s Day, WeWork is hosting a panel talk for the creative community. Panelists will include Priya Thachadi, Co-founder and CEO of Vilgro Philippines; Trish Bonco, Head of Digital Marketing at Howlr Media; and Cara Sumabat, Creator and Principal Designer of Halohalo Store. Sit down for a chat with these inspiring women, and hear stories and tips for success. The event will take place at 7pm on March 22nd and spots are available at


HERE: An Exhibit by Tarzeer Pictures

Tarzeer Pictures, 2288 Chino Roces

In this showcase of long-form photography, Tarzeer Pictures invited Filipino artists to display their works in two parts. The artist-run gallery will house HERE, an exhibit featuring the works of Jilson Tiu, Geric Cruz, and Dianne Rosario, all Filipino photographers living in and around Manila. The exhibit will also mark the launch of Tarzeer Pictures’ first photo-book zine, THERE, which will include the works of Filipino photographers living abroad, including Jed Bacon, Geloy Concepcion, and Stine Danielle. The exhibit opening will take place at 2-9pm on March 23rd, and will run until May 25th.


Potted Potter Manila

Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC

After there sold-out seasons in previous years, the parody by Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson is back in Manila by popular demand. See them take on the challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books into a hilarious 70-minute show. Shows will run only until March 24th, and tickets are available on

Maker’s Market

Central Square, 5th Ave, Bonifacio High Street Central, BGC

Shop handmade and homegrown items and get to meet the makers behind them. Expect to see trinkets, accessories, art, and home decor, all made by hand. The market will be open from 11am to 10pm on March 23rd and 24th.


We’re cooking up something exciting for all of the participating makers at this month’s #makersmarketph at @centralsquareph! For the first time, we’re offering the Maker’s Prize, which goes to a participating maker who (1) has substantial votes from our Vote for Your Favorite Maker—post a photo from the Maker’s Market and mention your support for a particular maker using the hashtag #mmfavoritemakermarch2019 —photos WITH the actual maker get you two votes! (2) have a creative and orderly booth display and (3) produced new and innovative creations within the past 6 months. Winner gets an awesome Satchmi Turntable!!! We’ll also be raffling off a prize for a lucky fair goer who posts their loot from the Maker’s Market with the hashtag #ilovehandmadenhomegrown ?? Let’s start off the year with a whole lot of support for and celebrating #handmadenhomegrown. See you over the weekend of March 23-34! For the makers who still want to join, applications will close by the end of the week. Just head over to

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Yogi Fair

Plaza Cristo Rey, Poblacion, Makati

Promoting mindfulness and the vegan lifestyle, the two-day fair will feature 30+ booths of vegan food and eco-friendly products, as well as free classes on yoga, meditation, and more. The outdoor gathering on sustainable living will be open from 8am to 9pm on March 23rd and 24th. Admission is free.


Korean Food Festival at Sofitel

Spiral, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Spiral celebrates the colorful cuisine of South Korea with the return of the Korean Food Festival. Elevating favorite dishes at the restaurant’s popular Korean Atelier, expect varieties of kimchi, bibimbap, bulgogi, and more at the flavorful feast. Available for a limited time, the festival will take place until March 24th.


Father’s Day

Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Makati

Repertory Philippines presents Father’s Day, a comedic play directed by Baby Barredo and starring Miguel Faustman, Liesl Batucan, Andres Borromeo, and Becca and Rachel Coates. Based on the book by Eric Chappell, an unexpected family reunion ensues when Henry Willows get an unexpected visit from his estranged son and his son’s goth girlfriend, forcing Willows to contact his ex-wife for backup. Tickets are available on


Head photo courtesy of Tarzeer Pictures