• Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on September 23 to 25

    Lots of free admission this weekend, from craft activities to a children's orchestra show. Plus, an art exhibit, shoe sale, and more!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • Have a craft-filled day

    Unwind and enjoy a day of crafts with the kids at Kids @ Craft. It’s going to be a weekend packed with fun and creative things to do. Expect: a Craft Treasure Hunt, Beginner’s Ukulele Workshop, Healthy and Yummy Smoothies Demonstration, Demonstration and Workshop on Philippine Musical Instruments, and more! It’s all free too. The event is happening on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 to 25,  11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Tiendesitas Food Village, Pasig City. To see the event’s full schedule and to reserve a slot for any of the activities, visit craftmnl.com


    Go to an art exhibit



    Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan is celebrating its 25th anniversary with Tinker Tales, a two-part exhibit featuring over a hundred all new illustrations. The first part showcases illustrations based on stories written by children. Viewers are then invited to make their own contributions to the process by creating their own stories based on the illustrations. A fresh collection of characters, objects and settings are presented in the second part of the exhibit. This Saturday, they’re also having a book launch for Kapitbahay Kubo and Kara at Play. The exhibit runs from Sept. 12 to Oct 16 at the Ayala Museum, Makati City. Admission ticket is at P150. For more info, visit ayalamuseum.org


    Hear an orchestra play

    Got a music lover in the family? Here's your chance to witness a performance from the Young Filipinos Orchestra. They're performing at Museo Pambata's Musiko sa Museo 6! It's happening this Saturday, Sept. 24, 3 p.m., at Museo Pambata, Manila. It's a free show so don't miss it. Stick around afterwards because there's going to be a workshop where audience members get to try out different orchestral instruments. Reserve a seat by calling 523-1797/98.


    Make food art

    Surprise your child with a super cute baon! Turn his lunch into his favorite characters. Learn how at Manila Workshops' The Art of Sushi Making. The lesson will start with the basics and will let you try it out for yourself with a hands-on acitivity with pre-made templates. Next, you'll be making your own designs! The event is happening this Sunday, Sept. 25, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Costa Coffee, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Participation fee is P1850. For more info and to register, visit manilaworkshops.com


    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 on Saturday, Sept. 24, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Participation fee is P1,500. To register, call 0917-811-0821.


    Learn about sleep from a chronobiologist

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    Ever wonder why sleep is so important? Wonder no more and get to ask that very question to chronobiologist and author of Internal Time Prof. Till Roenneberg. The Mind Museum’s Café Scientifique has arranged a special met-up where curious minds can join him in conversation for an afternoon. He’ll be talking about each individual’s unique body clock, sleep and health. The event is happening on Sept. 24, Saturday, 4:30 p.m., at The Mind Museum, Taguig. Admission is free. To reserve a seat, email cara.evangelista@themindmuseum.org. 


    Watch a movie

     
    Storks is a family movie about storks who no longer deliver babies to front porches but have moved on to door-to-door packages. But, one day, an error order for a baby arrives! Junior (voiced by Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, together with his human friend Tulip must now make sure the baby gets delivered to her family safely by fighting wolves and operating odd flying machines. Catch the movie in theaters starting this week.  


    Shop for baby shoes

    Get up to 50% off on shoes for your little one at SM Stores' Infants Shoe Sale. The sale is happening now until Sept. 30 in all SM Store branches. 


    Shop for mom’s shoes

    Aerosoles is having a bundle deals! Here’s your chance to get 2 pairs of shoes for P3,000 and 3 pairs for P3,900! The promo runs from Sept. 20 to 30 in all Aerosoles stores nationwide. 

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