• Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on February 12 to 14

    Watch a fireworks show, go to a hotair balloon festival, attend workshops and shop all in one weekend!
  • Looking for Valentine’s celebrations and events for just you and your partner? Our Heart’s Day list can be found here


    Enjoy a festival of flying amazements

    See hot air balloons, aerobatic exhibitions, beautiful kites and more at the 20th Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. Aviators from all around the world are coming to show off their flying skills and you and your family shouldn’t miss it. There will also be skydiving, paragliding and everything else that flies. The event is happening from Feb. 11 to 14 at Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. Entrance tickets are at P350 for each person per fiesta day. For tickets and more info, visit PhilBalloonfest.net


    Attend a workshop on parenting

    The Positive Discipline workshop by The Learning Basket aims to help parents find better methods of disciplining their children. The workshop will discuss why children misbehave, why parents react the way they do to misbehavior and how parents can find long term solutions to usual boiling points. The event is happening this Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Participation fee is P600 inclusive of snacks and handouts. For more info and to register, visit TheLearningBasket.com


    Register yaya for a workshop

    The Parenting Emporium, in partnership with Peekaboo, is holding a Yaya Seminar on Toddler Care. Here, nannies will be trained on how to care for your little one. Topics covered include feeding, bathing, playing with, dressing your toddler and a couple others. The event is happening  this Saturday, Feb. 13, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Participation fee is P600. To register, contact 0917-811-0821. For more info, visit The Parenting Emporium Facebook page.  


    Watch a fireworks show

    Fireworks will light up the night sky and music will fill the air this weekend at the Pyromusical Competition. Countries from all around the world, including Canada, the U.K., France and the U.S, will compete to see who can put on the best fireworks display set to music. The first day of six (every Saturday until March 19) will feature the Philippines, as an opening performance, and Portugal. The event is happening this Saturday, Feb. 13, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Seaside Boulevard, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. Tickets start at P600. For tickets, visit SMtickets.com


    Solve a mystery

    There's a mystery afoot at The Mind Museum's Valentine's special Crime of Passion. Participants 18 years old and above can join a thrilling case to solve a crime committed in the name of love and obsession. The event is happening this Saturday, Feb. 13, from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m at The Mind Museum, Taguig. Participatio fee is P400. For more info, visit TheMindMuseum.org


    Watch kids perform at a kids’ museum

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    Two things are happening at Museo Pambata this weekend. First, you can watch shadows and light come to life in shadowplay performace by students from the Philippine High School for the Arts on Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. Then, you can enjoy beautiful music at Musikahan sa Museo performed by the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2:30 p.m. Admission fee is P250. For more info, visit the Museo Pambata Facebook page


    Listen to an artist and join a workshop

    Watch at artist at work at Museo Pambata's Motions and Emotions: Exhibit and Children's Workshop by Henri Lami. French figurative painter Henri Lami will give a talk, open his exhibit and do a workshop on palette knife painting to children ages 8 to 10 this Saturday, Feb. 13, starting at 2p.m. at the Museo Pambata, Manila. To secure a slot for the workshop, call 523-17-97 loc. 103 or email info@museopambata.org. For more info, visit the event's Facebook events page


    Register for a family fun run

    The Mommy Mundo Mommy Milkshake Run isn't this weekend yet but you might want to consider registering already as the registration period only lasts until Feb. 14. It's a family fun run and everyone (including expectant moms, moms and dads, and toddlers and kids) is welcome to join. All your needs will be taken care of as they will be providing portable toilets, breastfeeding stations, diaper changing areas and lounges. There will be many fun activities afterwards as well! The event is happening on March 6, 6 p.m. at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Participation fee is P500 for a 3K run and P650 for a 5K run for adults. And, P300 for kids ages 2 to 12. For more details and to register, visit MommyMundo.com.


    Do yoga with your partner

    Do yoga with your partner this Valentine's at LIFE Yoga's Power of 2 yoga session. It's designed to open the heart and create powerful bonds between you and your partner, friend or family member. Internationally certified Kundalini Yoga teacher Rosan Cruz will lead the session. The event is happening this Saturday, Feb. 13, 10a.m. at the Forbes Town Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Participation fee is P1,800 for 2. For more info, visit the LIFE Yoga Facebook page


    Shop for Dreamworks goodies

    Shop for How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Madagascar, and other Dreamworks goodies at the Dreamshop at DreamPlay, City of Dreams. They're having a Chinese New Year Sale with selected items up to 40% off. The sale runs until Sunday, Feb. 14 at DreamShop, DreamPlay, City of Dreams, Parañaque City


    Buy home appliances

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    Replace your wornout home appliances or buy some new ones at the Western Appliance Grand Warehouse Sale. You can get up to 50% off on selected items. The sale runs until Monday, Feb. 15 at Dagupan St., San Francisco Del Monte, Quezon City. For inquiries, call 373-4501. For more info, visit the Western Appliances Facebook page

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