Updated 15:51 PM PHT Thu, April 20, 2017
Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This weekend, celebrate Earth Day by going on a run, taste the world by going on a food tour, learn more about bamboo architecture, catch a free film screening and concert, visit a local healthy choices bazaar, go to an exhibit, and treat yourself to bottled Negroni.
Opening on Saturday, April 22, is a two-man show by artists Mariano Ching and Yasmin Sison. In “Pepe and Seang’s Grand Vacation,” Sison revisits travel photos of her maternal grandparents with a watercolor series that aims not to depict them accurately, but to explore the “tenuous nature of memory.” Ching’s oil and watercolor paintings accompany this series in what seem to be monuments to discarded structures — abandoned bunkers as relics of previous world wars.
“Traveling on the Edges of Lost Maps” will be on display at MO_Space (3F MOS_Design Building, 9th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street, BGC) from April 22 to May 21. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.
As the world celebrates Earth Day on April 22, Nat Geo joins in the festivities through its annual Earth Day Run in April 23 at the SM Mall of Asia. Runners may register on site in four categories: 5K (₱850), 10K (₱950), 21K (₱1,400), and 42K (₱1,800), inclusive of a singlet, bib, and LED shoe lace. Those running in the 21K and 42K categories will get a finisher shirt and medal. For more details on the run, visit this page.
Madrid Fusion 2017 Launch
Fresh from the success of Madrid Fusion Manila, Madrid Fusion will hold its Cheese and Deli Fest and Taste the World events at the Eastwood City starting April 21.
The Cheese and Deli Fest, held every Friday to Sunday from April 21 to 30, is perfect for cheese-lovers and food enthusiasts with various cheeses and deli meats as well as a cheese-making demonstration conducted by the Dairy Training and Research Institute of the University of the Philippines Los Banos. Chefs from Eastwood Richmonde Hotel will also share secrets on using cheese in pasta dishes.
Visit the four corners of the globe in Taste the World, a three-day food market happening on April 21 to 23. Get the full cultural treatment and pair your food trip with live cultural performances, inspired by the different countries and their cuisine, cooked and prepared by Eastwood City partner restaurants and students from top culinary schools.
For more information visit Eastwood City’s Facebook page.
Starting Feb. 18, the National Museum’s Mañosa Exhibit has been hosting a series of talks on architecture and Filipino design. On the last day of the talks, Christian Salandanan of Sangay Architects, will speak on bamboo architecture. The lecture is free for students, but slots are limited to 150. Interested participants may email email@example.com, or visit their Facebook event page.
Drop by the Healthy Choices Bazaar at 7th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street, BGC this Saturday and Sunday (April 22 to 23) and get your healthy food, skin and body care, and eco-friendly fix this summer. Cop products from local sellers like Buttr Coffee, Grit, Jertie’s Kitchen and Brown Sugar Pastries, Crackle Chips, Twisted Monkeys, Steep Coffee Bags, Wild&Pure Everyday Skin, Pili Beauty and Wellness, Yamang Bukid Turmeric Tea, and more. Acoustic musician Dane Hipolito will also perform.
For more information, visit the Healthy Choices Bazaar Facebook page.
On April 22, help raise awareness on environmental literacy in celebration of Earth Day with Film Rocks the Earth. At 4 p.m. at the Rizal Park Open-Air Auditorium in Luneta. Catch a screening of “Bamboo Flowers” by Maryo J. Delos Reyes, and starring Mylene Dizon, Max Collins, and Ruru Madrid, then stay for a concert at 6 p.m. Performers include Chimera, Caffeine and Taurine, Talahib People’s Music, Trident, Chixchirya, and dance duo Jildan Amsid and John Gozon. Admission is free.
Film Rocks the Earth is presented by the National Parks and Development Committee in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Cinematheque Centre Manila, and Miyaw Production, through the program, Labs Kita, Sabado!
For more information, visit the Cinematheque Centre Manila Facebook page.
Tusk Social is on a mission to make quality drinks easier to find. The young cocktail brand is introducing itself to the market with its flagship product, the Bottled Negroni. To celebrate, Tusk Social is teaming up with Taco Vengo and Tenant Manila with a pop-up this Friday night at the Taco Vengo Williams St. Branch. Musicians TISHA, Earl of Manila, & Rick will also be performing. For more information, visit the Tusk Facebook page.