• Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on July 8 to 10

    Go to a baby bazaar, watch a movie, shop for chic home items and attend workshops all in one weekend!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • Spruce up your home

    Get your hands on chic and quaint local finds for the home at Artifact II: A Pop Up For The Modern Home by Ampersand Collective. They’ll be showcasing pieces from the likes of Studio Desegnio, Miqueta by E. Murio and BLIMS Fine Furniture. Score knickknacks as well from booths like Light'emUp! Creative Design, PS Crafts With Soul, Kimochi Aroma and Space Garden. Not only that, there will be free workshops on DIY-ing too. The event is happening on Friday until Sunday, July 8 to 10, at the Activity Center of Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa. 


    Register for KidZania Go!

    Let your child pretend to be a chef, architect, detective and loads of other professions for a day at KidZania Go!, a pop-up event by KidZania Manila. It’s happening next weekend but pre-registration, which is a requirement, is this weekend, July 9 and 10 at Trinoma Mall, Quezon City. 


    Go to a baby bazaar

    Calling all new parents! Baby Fest is happening this weekend, July 8 to 10, where brands like Chicco, Fisher Price, vtech, Big&Small Company and Mega Blocks will be on sale for up to 70% off! Shop for everything from baby products, apparel, toys, and shoes. The bazaars will be held at the Grand Atrium of the Main Wing of Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong.


    Register yaya for a workshop on safety

    Have peace of mind whenever you leave your little one in yaya's capable hands -- register her for the Yaya Seminar on Child Safety by The Parenting Emporium and Peekaboo. Here she'll learn about first aid, crime prevention and what she should do in the event of an emergency. The event is happening this Saturday, July 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Participation fee is P1,500. To register, call 0917-811-0821. 


    Register 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. Here she’ll learn how to better care for your children, how to respond and play with her alagas, that tablets and TV are not good for kids below three years old and more. The event is happening on Saturday, July 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Participation fee is P600. Register here.


    Watch movies

    The Ice Age gang is back for their fifth movie, and this time they’re on a mission to save the planet from an asteroid (a.k.a. impending doom) in Ice Age: Collision Course. Catch it this weekend in theaters.

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    A sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, James Robin’s Alice Through the Looking Glass has Alice back in Underland for a whole new adventure. This time she’s travelling back in time, with the help of a Chronosphere she stole from Time, to help The Mad Hatter save his loved ones. Catch it this weekend in theaters. 


    Learn to be social media savvy

    Business owner? Learn how to make the most out of social media platforms and tools to attract and gain highly profitable clients for your small business or start-up at the Social Media Basics for Small Business Owners workshop. Running the class will be Marv De Leon of Freelanceblend.com. The event is happening this Saturday, July 9, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the Union Bank Plaza, Pasig City. Participation fee is P1,000. To register, visit manilaworkshops.com.  


    Play and learn with the kids

    This event doesn’t technically happen on a weekend, but if you’re free this Thursday you and the kids could go to R U With Us. It’s a place to move, play, learn and just have fun. It’s happening every Thursday and Tuesday starting July 4 to August 25, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Circuit Makati. To join, email ruwithusasia@gmail.com. 


    Shop for baby items

    Baby Company is having a sale with select items up to 50% off. The sale runs until July 31 in all their branches. Plus, you can even score a couple of freebies. 


    Shop for kids clothes

    Big&Small Company is having a sale for the whole month of July in all their branches and you wouldn’t want to miss out on scoring cute clothes for the kids, would you?

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