• Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on February 17 to 19

    Walk for Down Syndrome, spend a day with pets, attend a workshop for new parents, and more!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • Walk for Down Syndrome


    Celebrate National Down Syndrome Consciousness  Month with Happy Walk, an annual advocacy event by the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines, Inc. and SM Cares. Join the fun this Sunday, February 19 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and program ends at 4 p.m. Participation fee is P50. The event is free for persons with Down Syndrome.


    Spend a day with pets


    Take your furry friend out for a day of fun at the Spetacular Event just for pets. There will be grooming stations, pet treats, vet consultation sessions, games, a petting station, and raffle prizes. The event is happening this Sunday, February 19, at SM City Bacoor, Cavite. To participate, present a P1,500-worth single receipt from any store at SM City Bacoor


    Catch the best musical of the decade!


    Get to know the extraordinary friendship between Glinda the Good and The Wicked Witch of the West -- catch "Wicked" this weekend until March 19, 2017 at The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort & Casino, 1 Aseana Avenue, Entertainment City, Paranaque City. Buy your tickets here


    Attend workshops for new parents



    Expecting a little bundle of joy soon? Manila Workshops is hosting First Time Parents classes this weekend. They're happening this Saturday, February 18, with the morning sessions tackling breastfeeding and the afternoon session about toddler care and nutrition. The venue is at The Parenting Emporium, #29 1st St., New Manila, Quezon City. Participation fee is P600 per session. More details and registration here


    Sign up yaya for a workshop


    Show your child’s nanny the importance of her job by registering her for The Learning Basket's Teacher Yaya: A Workshop for Your Assistant. She’ll learn how to better care for your children, how to respond and play with her alaga, that tablets and TV are not good for kids below three years old, and more. The event is happening on Saturday, February 18 at Playworks Makati. Participation fee for walk-ins is P750. Bring the kids too if you want because Playworks Makati has an indoor play area that is free to use. Pre-register here and buy your tickets for P650.   


    Watch a concert


    Fan of musicals? You wouldn’t want to miss Lea Salonga perform this weekend! Songs from the Stage is happening on Friday, February 17 and Saturday February 18, at PICC Plenary Hall, Pasay. Guest performers for both nights include Jett Pangan, Esang De Torres, and Wayneheart Claire Geonzon.  Ticket prices start at P1,045. Get them at TicketWorld outlets or online


    Visit a children’s museum 



    A couple of things happening at Museo Pambata this weekend. On Saturday, February 18 at 10 a.m., the Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company will be giving a special performance, and later in the day at 2 p.m. is the Haraya Storytelling Hour featuring favorite Filipino children stories. On Sunday, February 19 at 2:30 p.m. kids get to make door markers with the museum's friendly guides. Museo Pambata is located at Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila. 


    Shop for appliances


    Looking to replace an appliance? Now's the time to shop because Western Appliances is having a Grand Warehouse Sale from February 10 to 19 with items up to 70% off. Brands on sale include Sony, Samsung, LG, Condura, Panasonic, Sharp, and more! The warehouse sale is located at 34 Morato Ave., San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City. 


    Shop for shoes


    Shop for new sports and casual shoes at Skecher's End of Season Sale with items up to 50% off. Sale runs the whole month of February in all branches

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