The best shows, fairs and other events happening in Manila this August
August is all about celebrating the best of Filipino culture with some pretty major shopping events focusing on local craftsmanship. But that’s not all the month of August has in store—there are opportunities to learn something new, as well as the arrival of a famous author whose best-selling novel is about to turn into a Hollywood blockbuster. Mark your calendars, girls! Time to get off the couch.
Whisky Tasting at Estate Wine
If whisky is your alcoholic soulmate, drop by this carefully curated evening hosted by Estate Wine in Makati courtesy of London’s Berry Bros & Rudd. This tasting will let you experience a variety of flavors and learn what makes each bottle different from the other. Highly delicious and educational!
When: Thursday, August 17, 5 PM to 8 PM
Where: Estate Wine, Republic Glass Building, 196 Salcedo St., Legaspi Village, Makati, Metro Manila
How much: For ticket enquiries please contact email@example.com
ArteFino: An Exquisite Collection of Filipino Artisans
If you’re in need of artistic inspiration and an injection of culture, make your way over to Rockwell for the much-awaited ArteFino fair to discover unique local products. This carefully curated event will be showcasing over 70 Filipino clothing, jewelry, accessories and home goods to give as gifts or keep for yourself. Get to know the designers while indulging in some retail therapy as you munch on some yummy local bites!
When: Friday to Sunday, August 25-27, 10 AM to 7 PM
Where: Penthouse, 8 Rockwell, Rockwell Center, Makati, Metro Manila
How much: P100
Boss Bellas Blogger Workshop
If you’re a keen blogger and ready to make the jump from online hobby to a money-making business, then sign up for this workshop, which will coach you through building your blog and creating a brand, as well as the legal responsibilities of registering a business. Whether your site is about wellness, fashion or travel, you’ll surely be able to pick up a useful thing or two.
When: Saturdau, August 26, 1 PM
Where: Pen Brothers, 100 C. Palanca St Legaspi Village, Makati, Metro Manila
How much: Tickets start at P1,200 for Early Birds
Crazy Rich Asians: Kevin Kwan comes to Manila
Want to meet the author of an insanely popular and best-selling trilogy (and soon-to-be movie)? Come to one of five dates where Kevin Kwan will be holding a Q&A session on his hilarious satire on the the lives of the uber wealthy people of Asia, followed by a book signing!
When: Friday to Tuesday, August 18-22, 11 AM to 6 PM
Where: Click here to see the venue schedule.
How much: FREE! Purchase your copy of Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend or Rich People Problems from a Fully Booked store.
Wonderwall: Liam Gallagher in Manila
Don’t look back in anger. Just get your friends together for the arrival of Liam Gallagher of Oasis fame at the Mall of Asia Arena. Sing along to your old favorites and reminisce about a time when blue eye shadow, bangs and flared jeans were all the rage.
When: Monday, August 14, 8 PM
Where: Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Metro Manila
How much: Tickets start at P1,800
Culture, Creativity and Cakes at the MaArte Fair
Love yourself a trunk show? Partial to the odd High Tea? Well, this 3-day event is sure to satisfy! Expertly curated by the Museum Foundation of the Philippines and hosted by The Peninsula, MaArte 2017 will be showcasing a collection of traditional Filipino craftsmanship, up-and-coming entrepreneurs and talks from social entrepreneurs. Settle in with a scone and gratify your inner culture vulture—after a bit of retail therapy, of course.
When: Friday to Sunday, August 11-13, 10 AM to 8 PM
Where: The Gallery at The Peninsula, Makati, Metro Manila
How much: FREE! High Tea starts at P995 per person.
Get your Travel Bug On: Zip up to Zambales
If you’re anything like us, then you’re always on the lookout for opportunities to venture out of the city and get some fresh air. MAD Travel has put together guided day treks to the Aeta Village of Yangil where you can immerse yourself in local culture, meet the tribes and also take part in rebuilding the area’s rainforest by helping to plant trees. Definitely for adventure seekers!
When: Saturday, August 26, 7 AM
Where: Liwliwa, Zambales (meet at Circle Hostel)
How much: Tours start at P1,800 per person, lunch and snacks provided.
Maker’s Market: Pick Up Handmade Gems in BGC
If you love home-grown, handmade and locally produced goodies like we do, pop over to Maker’s Market in BGC where you’re sure to discover awesome local products. Including all things food, accessories, gift ideas and more, this market is kid friendly, air conditioned and full of inspiration. Put this on your calendar and plan the perfect Sunday.
When: Saturday to Sunday, August 19-20, 11 AM to 10 PM
Where: Central Square, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila
How much: FREE!