PAG-ASA officially announced rainy season has arrived. But don’t let the rain stop you from enjoying this weekend! While going to the beach can be tricky due to the sporadic raining and thundering, awesomeness awaits at these cool events in this city, happening this May 27 to May 29. Check out our round-up of workshops, art festivals, and fun runs you shouldn’t miss for a wellness filled weekend.

RISE: Celebrating ‘The Woman’


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RISE: Celebrating “The Woman” is a spoken poetry+ music event organized by Women, Create. This event is set to gather women and raise awareness on rape culture & violence against women through meaningful poetry and soulful music.

WHEN: Friday (May 27) at 7:00 PM & Saturday (May 28) at 12:00 AM

WHERE: Commune @ 36 Polaris Street, Poblacion, Makati City

PRICE: 250 pesos

Parkfest Philippines

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Parkfest PH is a weekend art festival aiming to revive the Philippines’ vibrant culture by giving the Nayong Pilipino park a colorful make over. Expect bamboo art installations, ceramic butterflies and more from local artists and craftsman to showcase their works along with some musicians to perform.

WHEN: Saturday (May 28) at 10: 00 AM to Sunday (May 29) at 7:00 PM

WHERE: Nayong Pilipino @ Rizal Avenue, Ermita, Manila (Beside National Museum)


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Financial Fitness Run 2016


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Financial Fitness Run is a yearly fun run organized by Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society Philippines, a non-profit membership organization of investment professionals. The running event aims not only to build camaraderie among runners but also to educated individuals about the importance of financial stability.

WHEN: Sunday (May 29)

WHERE: 34th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

PRICE: 21K : Php 850 | 10K : Php 650 | 5K : Php 550

Stories From the Frontline: The Ebola Outbreak


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Watch the screening of Peter Caesar’s Affliction, a documentary filmed in a remote village Meliandou, Guinea where the first Ebola victim was identified. Two Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Filipino medics, Dr. Natasha Reyes and Ms. Honney Maymor Panes, will also be sharing their stories about working on the frontline of containing the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

WHEN: Saturday (May 28)

WHERE: Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street, BGC, The Fort, Taguig City

PRICE: Free admission but registration is required

FREE Basic Mountaineering Lecture


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Learn the dos and don’ts of hiking and camping when you attend the BML 2016. Hosted by Lagalag Store Manila, the class– which is divided into two parts– is ideal for beginners and hikers alike who are planning their next adventure!

WHEN: Saturday (May 28) at 2:30 PM to 6 PM

WHERE:LG, SM North Edsa, Quezon City

PRICE: Free admission but registration is required

The Intentional Traveler – Live Travel Workshop


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Photo from Holly lifestyle

The International Traveler is a three-hour workshop that helps its participants to discover their travel persona and teach them how to align it with their life goals. Notable people in the travel industry, such as Pam Pastor (Philippine Daily Inquirer writer and editor),  Estan Cabigas (travel photographer), and Tessa Cruz (travel coach and blogger) are expected to speak.

WHEN: Saturday (May 28) at 1PM to 5 PM

WHERE: Commune Cafe, Makati City

PRICE: 2,000 Php