The best shows, fairs and other events
happening in Manila this October
October marks the start of the countdown to the holiday season. But before you start planning that end-of-year getaway, we’ve got your social calendar covered with plenty of excuses to drink with the girls, whether wine or craft beer tickles your fancy. Don’t worry, there are a few fitness events worth saving the date for, too. Yoga in the club, anyone?
World of Wine Marketplace
A wine fair, you say? Marketplace by Rustan’s is holding a 3-day wine fair at the Shangri-La Plaza for all you wine lovers out there. Head on over to Ortigas Center to take advantage of great discounts, discover your new favorite, and enter the raffle to wine prizes worth P5,000 and up. Perfect timing if you need to stock up for Christmas!
When: Sept 29 – Oct 1, 11 AM to 10 PM
Where: Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
How much: FREE!
Flow in the City Wholesome Halloween
If you’re trying to juggle being sociable and being healthy, especially in the lead up to the holiday season, this Flow event is a win-win! Offering a wide range of healthy foods and snacks, handmade products and a number of workshops on movement and arts and crafts, Flow in the City has your weekend covered. Check out the full event schedule here.
When: October 14 – 15, 10 AM to 7 PM
Where: Burgos Park, Forbestown Road, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila
How much: Tickets start at P460. Sign up here.
Warehouse Eight Urban Fitness
In collaboration with FitCon MNL, Dynamic Duo Inc. and Warehouse Eight, Urban Fitness brings you a series of midweek routine-busting workouts to freshen up your exercise regime. These carefully curated classes provide you with the tools to achieve the best results while using little to no equipment, giving you the flexibility to work out anywhere. Perfect for girls on the go and travel bugs who have to pack light!
When: October 12, 19 & 26, 6 PM to 8.30 PM
Where: Warehouse Eight, 2241 Don Chino Roces Ave, Makati, Metro Manila
How much: Early bird at P400, walk-in at P500, bundle at P1,000 for three people. Book your class here.
Likhang Habi Market Fair
Showcasing traditional artisanal woven products, the Likhang Habi Market Fair is back to present some of the Philippines’ finest homegrown fabrics, clothing and accessories. Designers, stylists and the artisans themselves will be gathering for a weekend filled with color, inspiration and discovery by celebrating Filipino culture.
When: October 20-22, 10 AM to 9 PM
Where: Glorietta Activity Center, Makati, Metro Manila
How much: ***
Shop LCP Alabang Pop-Up
Are you in need of some new outfits for the holiday season? Shop LCP is holding another Pop-Up shopping event in the lovely setting of the Alabang Country Club. And what a treat they have in store (pun intended) with a number of carefully curated lifestyle essentials, as well as designer brands such as Alice McCall and Star Mela. Perfect for those upcoming office parties!
When: October 7-8, 11 AM to 8 PM
Where: Molave Room, Alabang Country Club, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila
How much: FREE!
A Toast to Oktoberfest: Unlimited Craft Beer
Celebrate Oktoberfest with a twist this year at Toast Asian Kitchen & Tasting Room with unlimited craft beer and mouth-watering Asian-inspired dishes. Get your braids and dirndl dresses ready!
When: October 13-14, 9 PM to 1 AM
Where: Toast Asian Kitchen & Tasting Room
How much: P600 per person
Evolve Yoga at Dulo MNL
Prepare those yoga mats, girls. There are even more sun salutations coming your way this October! Evolve Yoga and restaurant- café-creative space Dulo MNL are holding a number of morning classes so you can get your warrior pose on before going to the office. It will be interesting to be in this popular night spot early in the morning at least!
When: October 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 6.30 AM on weekdays, 9 AM on Saturdays
Where: Dulo MNL, 4992 P. Guanzon St. Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila
How much: P300 (bring your own yoga mat)
Forbidden Fruit: Manzana Cider Launch @ Bar Mathilde
Cider is the perfect beverage to ease you into the holiday season. The official launch party for Manzana Cider is being held at the effortlessly cool Bar Mathilde. Come for the drinks, stay for the DJs, stay even later because this party is not to be missed!
When: October 6, 8 PM to 2 AM
Where: Bar Mathilde, 8483 Kalayaan Ave. Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila
How much: FREE!