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
Get closer to your career resolutions
Date: Jan. 5, Saturday
Venue: The Other Room, 17 Malingap St., Teachers Village, Quezon City
It’s the first week of January, so people are probably still pretty gung-ho and ready to work on their New Year’s resolutions.
If any of you are *finally* pursuing your creative passions in 2019, then here’s one that might be good: “The Pursuit Series I: To Enjoy for a Living,” a series of talks about how to make a career out of one’s passion.
Speakers include photographer Gerald Tipones, food entrepreneur Gabrielle C. Lagrimas, and food, prop, and space stylist Kay Isabedra. Talks are priced at PHP300 (US$5.71), PHP400 (US$7.61), and PHP650 (US$12.37) respectively.
Sessions come with free WiFi and free-flowing juice and coffee.
For more information, visit The Pursuit Series I: To Enjoy for a Living Facebook event page.
See the wonderful world of fashion through films
Date: Starts Jan. 5 (Saturday)
Venue: The Loop, 12/F, School of Design and Arts building, De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, 950 Ocampo St., Manila
Apart from Miranda Priestly’s iconic burn in the Devil Wears Prada that schooled everyone about the impact of the fashion industry on everyone’s lives — whether they’re aware of it or not — there are a bunch of other films that show just how influential the business of fashion really is.
Some of these films will be showcased in this month’s film screenings by the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD).
The selection of films was curated by Olivia Lopez who teaches the Fashion Design and Merchandising program at De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde.
The event is free and open to the public and will happen on all weekends of January starting this Saturday.
The lineup of films has not been released yet but those interested can check updates on the MCAD Film Screenings: January 2019 Facebook event page.
Watch Disney on Ice for the last time this season
Date: Last day on Jan. 6, Sunday
Venue: Mall of Asia Arena, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Families who were too busy with holiday festivities can still catch this season’s Disney on Ice at the Mall of Asia Arena until this coming Sunday.
Titled Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Super Celebration, this year’s show includes the character Moana for the first time in Asia. Of course, other iconic characters like Frozen‘s Anna and Elsa, and Mickey and his gang will be featured too.
For more information on show dates and times, visit SM Tickets. Tickets are priced at PHP190 (US$3.62) – PHP4,230 (US$80.51), so almost everyone can join in on the fun.
Start the year bright
Date: Jan. 6, Sunday
Venue: SM Mall of Asia Event Grounds, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Those with fitness goals this year can jump start their weight loss journey at this fun run.
On Sunday, Color Manila will hold its 7th anniversary run at the SM Mall of Asia Event Grounds. Like other Color Manila runs, this one will also make use of multi-colored paints that will give the event a festive feel.
Distances include a 200-meter dash and 3K, 5K, 10K, and 21K runs. Kit prices run from PHP450 (US$8.57) – PHP2,000 (US$38.07). Spectators can also attend for PHP200 (US$3.81).
For the assembly time for each of the runs and other information, visit the ColorManila Run Year 7 Facebook event page.
Learn how to make diet-friendly desserts
Date: Jan. 7, Monday
Venue: Heny Sison Culinary School, 33 Col. Bonny Serrano Ave., Quezon City
The low-carb, high-fat Keto diet is still all the rage in 2019. One of the hardest things about it, though, is having to let go of desserts, most of which are high on sugar.
But that need not be the case. Those looking to shed pounds after the holidays can still enjoy Keto-friendly desserts. That’s exactly what the Heny Sison Culinary School will teach participants in an upcoming class on Jan. 7, Monday.
Featured recipes include lemon sour cream bundt cake, pumpkin spice cupcakes, pecan shortbread cookies, vanilla bread pudding with crème anglaise, and chocolate lava cake with espresso ice cream.
The class costs PHP3,500 (US$66.62) per person.