Weekend warrior: 10 things to do in Metro Manila this weekend of Sep 5-7

EAT CHOCOLATE
Sep 5-7. It’s the last three days of Eastwood City’s Chocolate festival. Chocolate bars, nuggets, pastries from chocolate manufacturers like Risa Chocolates, Malagos, Cinq Dessert Boutique, Mio Gelati and more. It’s chocolate in every form possible. Don’t miss out! 11am-9pm. Eastwood Mall Atrium, Eastwood City, Libis, QC. Free

GET MUSIKAL
Sep 5-6. To celebrate its 45th anniversary, the Cultural Center of the Philippines pulls together 22—22!—of the most popular Filipino musicals in one evening. It includes the yet-again-extended Rak of Aegis, Maxie the Musicial, ZsaZsa Zaturnnah, Rock Supremo among others. Note: This is a gala event. 8pm. CCP Main Theater, CCP Complex, Radial Road 1, Pasay. Website.Tickets start at PHP400

PLAY QUIDDITCH
Sep 6. Well, a version of the game from Harry Potter. The broom becomes a handicap in a game that closely resembles basketball, soccer, and American Football. Assemble an army of 7, or hey, go there and make new friends! It is the opening event of the UP Economic Society for its month-long celebration of its 26th birthday. 10am-4pm. UP Sunken Garden, UP Diliman, QC. Register. PHP180/person.

LEARN TO WRITE A ROMANCE NOVEL
Sep 6. It’s the first of a three-Saturday thing, Romance Novel Writing for Young Adult is your chance to learn how to craft kilig stories. Published author Mina Esguerra heads the workshop, which is presented by the Ayala Museum. 2-5pm. Ayala Museum, Dela Rosa cor Makati Ave, Makati. PHP3,800

DRUM IT UP
Sep 6. It looks like an interesting Saturday night at The Bar@1951 brings you a back-to-back performances by percussion groups Dayaw and Adinkra Lumads. This is drumming unlike anything you’ve seen before. 9pm. The Bar@1951, 1951 M. Adriatico St., Malate Manila. Free

GET A TRIPLE X SERVING
Sep 6. Rocketroom celebrates the first Saturday of the month with XXX. A night of electronic, nu disco, house, and a whole lot of throwbacks. DJs Major Chie and Giangangbang take care of the tunage, while Rocket Room takes care of the drinks. No better way of celebrating the first Saturday of the month, right? 10pm. Rocketroom, G/F Quadrant 4, Bonifacio St., 9th Avenue, BGC, Taguig. Free

WATCH OUR WORLD-CLASS B-BOIS AND GIRLS
Sep 6. The UP Streetdance Club brings you the 10th installment of Chosen Ground. It’s a competition for dance crews in the Philippines, only made more challenging and exciting—it won’t be the UP Streetdance Club it if weren’t right? Here, crews are challenged to combine stomp and hip-hop with a 3-on-3 freestyle battle. 7pm. SM Sky Dome, SM City North Edsa Complex, Pag-Asa 1 Road, Quezon City. PHP200

LET DESSERT COME FIRST
Sep 6-7. It’s the first of two weekends when Lori Baltazar of Desserts Come First takes participants on a specially curated gastro tour Glorietta and Greenbelt. See what inspires and delights this super inspiring blogger. 130-530pm. Palm Drive Concierge, Glorietta, Ayala Center, Makati. +63 2 8940666. PHP1,600

WATCH CHINESE MOVIES
Until Sep 9. There’s an ongoing Chinese Film Festival at SM Cinemas. There are four participating SM branches allotting five screening times every day to show the five movies to be had. If you’re feeling something different. Starts 1130am. SM Megamall, North EDSA, San Lazaro, Manila.

GET A HAND JOB
Until Sep 18. Not that kind, dummy! We’re talking about the group show “Hand Job: A re-articulation of craft” that features the works of seven crafters including Lala Gallardo-Samson, Zeus Bascon, and Sharon See. 10am-8pm. Galeria Anna, 4/F, SM Megamall A, Mandaluyong. Free

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