• Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on September 16 to 18

    Go to the biggest book fair of the year, shop for for baby essentials at discounted prices, make art and more all in one weekend!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • Go to a book fair

    It’s that time of the year again! The Manila International Book Fair is back and it’s happening this week from September 14 to 18, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Snag bestsellers, hard-to-find books and reads at a discount from publishers all over the country! There will be everything from fiction books, children’s books, academic books, religious books, magazines and everything in between. Several events like a book signing, talks, and more are also lined up simultaneously. Check out the Manila International Book Fair Facebook page for a full list. 

    Shop for baby items

    Catch Baby Company's Diaper Deals! Selected items will be on sale for up to 50% off and Mom Card holders will get a free power bank for a single-receipt purchase of diapers and toiletries worth P2,000. The sale is happening now until September 30 in Baby Company stores.


    The Parenting Emporium is having a Decluttering Sale! Aside from good deals on pre-loved items, there will also be a babywearing class in the morning and lots of giveaways. The event is happening this Saturday, September 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Entrance is free.  

    Shop for fashion finds


    SM MOA calls Big Big MOA Sale its biggest fashion event of the year Get ready to shop at over 800 stores fromSeptember 14-18, 2016. That is five days of shopping with discounts of up to 70% off on your favorite fashion brands!

    Make art

    Nurture your child’s creativity by registering her for Ayala Museum’s Basic Drawing Workshop for Kids where she’ll learn how to draw using oil pastels and colored pencils. Don’t want to be left out? Join the Mommy and Me Brush Pen Calligraphy workshop where you and your little one can learn the basics of calligraphy together. Both workshops are happening this Saturday, September 17 at Ayala Museum, Makati City. Participation fee for both is P4,000. For inquiries and reservations, call 759-82-88. 


    Enjoy delicious eats

    Get your tummies ready for Ultimate Taste Test 2016! Sample more than 40 delectable samples from home-based food businesses, or cooks. The event is happening this Saturday, September 17, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at SMX SM Aura, Taguig City. Tickets are P550 each. Buy them here.   


    Have a chill day at a fair

    Support local in a fun, fresh way at Spectrum Fair Manila! There will be food, fashion finds, home items, lifestyle products, arts and crafts, and more. When you get tired, you can enjoy and stay at the lounge area. The event is happening this weekend, September 17 to 18, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Whitespace Manila, Makati City. Entrace fee is P150. 


    Take part in the Mooncake Festival

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    Welcome the Mid-Autumn Festival with Lucky Chinatown. Showcasing Filipino-Chinese culture, they're celebrating with performances, delicious eats, games and prizes. Expect a Mooncake Bake Off, a Community Dice Game, and a special screening of China's biggest summer blockbuster, League of Gods starring Jet Li. The event is happening from September 12 to 27 at Lucky Chinatown, Manila. Check the poster above for a complete schedule of events. 


    Eat all things matcha

    In love with matcha? You’re in luck as Newport Mall is having a Matcha Festival where you can get to try matcha creations from different establishments. Bulgogi Brothers is serving up its Matcha Pangtoa Ice Cream, for example. Serenitea is whipping up three custom green tea blends. TWG Tea is coming out with three matcha creations. Plus, there will also be a Matcha Market set up for those who want to take home local and imported green tea merchandise. Join the festivities until September 30 at Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City. 

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