True blue Manileños, recent transplants, and visitors to our city all know — there is never a lack of things to do in Manila. This is Coconuts Manila’s guide to all things good and great happening over the coming weekend. Peruse it, take note of everything that interests you, and hit us up on our Facebook page or on Twitter @CoconutsManila to sound off on what you think.
Catch the latest Transformers flick
Date: Premiered yesterday, Jan. 8
Venue: All major cinemas nationwide
The Metro Manila Film Festival just ended, which means local cinemas can once again screen foreign movies.
First up is Bumblebee which premiered yesterday. Sure, the past few Transformers movies haven’t exactly been critically-acclaimed but this one has been praised by both critics and audiences so it’s worth getting excited about.
Starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena, it now has a 93 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Give your beauty drawer a makeover and shop natural
Date: Jan. 11, Friday
Venue: R2 Level Bridgeway, Power Plant Mall, Hidalgo Dr., Rockwell Center, Makati City
Pili Beauty and Wellness is a Filipino brand that sells products made from 100 percent natural pili and elemi oils that are sourced locally.
On Friday, they’re finally opening a booth at the Power Plant Mall in Makati where their lipsticks, body oils, and hair products will be sold.
According to its Facebook event page, Pili will be offering discounts and promos on opening day.
For more information, visit the Pili Beauty Booth Opening at Rockwell Power Plant Mall Facebook page.
Practice yoga for the purr-fect cause
Date: Jan. 12, Saturday
Venue: Romulo Peace Center, 120 Perea St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
This event is for both animal lovers and yoga enthusiasts, so plus points for those who are both those things.
On Saturday, CARA (Compassion and Responsibility for Animals) will be hosting MEOWga, a yoga event that will benefit the non-government organization’s operations and projects.
The class is open to everyone, no matter how much yoga experience you might have. Donations can be made through a link shared on CARA’s Facebook page.
Time to practice that downward dog!
Conquer stage fright and express yourself
Date: Jan. 12, Saturday
Venue: Kantina Sabel, Jorge Bocobo St. cor. Kalaw Ave., Manila
New year, new you, right? Those who want to conquer their fears, gain more confidence, or simply express themselves more can start with Laya Manila’s first event for the year.
It will feature Laya’s group of spoken word artists and musicians and give aspiring artists a chance to perform during the open mic section.
Open mic performers pay an entrance fee of PHP50 (US$.96) while those who just want to watch and have a good time will be charged PHP100 (US$1.91).
For more information, visit the Bagong Ako: Open Mic Night Facebook event page.
Find and shop rare collectibles
Date: Jan. 12 & 13 (Saturday & Sunday)
Venue: Megatrade Hall, 5/F, Building B, SM Megamall, Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Toy collectors won’t be able to resist this.
This weekend, the Manila Hobbies and Collectibles Convention will be held in Megamall’s Megatrade hall where sellers of action figures, anime memorabilia, and cosplay costumes will come together.
It will happen on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 8pm.