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  • Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on January 15 to 17

    Go to the cinemas, make bento lunches, appreciate and make art, and visit a science museum all in one weekend!
  • Watch a movie

    Catch Snow Queen in theaters this weekend and get ready for a chillingly exciting adventure. Based on the same Danish fairy tale as Disney's Frozen, the Snow Queen in this story has an icy heart and evil plans. She freezes anything in her way including a boy named Kai. Luckily, Kai has a brave sister named Gerda who comes to rescue him. The movie is showing exclusively at SM Cinemas

    Appreciate art

    See a picturebook come to life at Sergio Bumatay III's Anima: A Picturebook in Space. The art installation combines paintings, drawings and selected objects to create a whimsical "picturebook" in the three-dimensional space of a museum. The exhibit opens on Jan. 15 and runs until Jan. 29 at the Jorge B. Vargas Museum in the University of the Philippines, Quezon City. For more info, visit VargasMuseum.wordpress.com. For inquiries, contact the Vargas Museum at 928-1927.

    Go to a kiddie arts festival


    Get creative at the Kiddie Arts Festival hosted by Likhang Bat. There will be loads of food and art booths, an art exhibit, a play area, a music class and loads more! The event is happening on Friday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Entrance is free. To register, contact 0917-811-0821. For more info visit, the Likhang Bata website at LikhangBata.weebly.com

    Upgrade your bento skills

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    Make lunchtime more exciting for your child by getting ideas on how to design creative bento lunches at the Healthy Bento-Making Workshop. Learn the basics of this fun Japanese way of packing lunches from the moms behind BentoMommas. The event is happening on Satuday, Jan. 16, 1-3 p.m., at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Registration fee of P1,500 includes bento tools and a stainless steel container you get to take home. To register, click here. For more info, visit Facebook.com/loveyoumom.greatfinds.

    Doodle, paint and decorate

    There's more than one arts and crafts event this weekend. Get your imaginations ready for the US Kids art event at SM City Bicutan. From Friday to Sunday, Jan. 15 to 17, kids can participate in a Washi Tape Decorating Workshop, a Live Art Painting and Workshop and a doodling activity. There will be one event per day (happening in the order mentioned above) at 3 p.m. at the Event Center of SM City Bicutan, Parañaque. For more info, visit the SM City Bicutan Facebook page.

    Learn basic investing


    Learn how to better handle your finances at the Understanding Basic Investing workshop by Craft MNL. Here you'll discover the different investment options available to you along with the knowledge to analyze what suits you best. The workshop is jargon-free and is aimed at participants with zero to very little knowledge of investing. The evemt is happening on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2-5 p.m. at the Craft MNL workshop space, Makati. Session fee is P1,500. inclusive of hand-outs and snacks. For more info and to register, visit CraftMNL.com

    Explore like a scientist


    There are loads of things to do at The Mind Museum this weekend. First off, they have two new exhibits you and the kids can learn from: High on Sci-Fi and Forever Lab: Will You Still Love Me at 150? Then, there's the demos and presentations: Awesome Astronomy, Wild Conversations, Frozen Science Saturdays and Mindmoving Studios: Science and Resolutions. Check out the photo above for the full details or visit TheMindMuseum.org. The Mind Museum is located in Taguig City.  

    Shop for toys

    As if you just haven't bought your child a pile of toys for Christmas, shop for even more at the Toy Kingdom Toy Clearance Sale. The sale is happening in all Toy Kingdom Branches with selected toys up to 70% off until Jan. 31.

    Shop for even more toys


    Both of the country's largest toy stores are having a sale at the same time. You can grab this chance to stock up on Christmas gifts for 2016. The Toys "R" Us Clearance Blast is happening in all Toys "R" Us branches offering up to 50% off on selected items until Jan. 31

    Visit the fishes

    When's your child's birthday? How about yours or any other family member's? Well, if any of your birth dates fall on January and February, you're in luck. Birthday celebrants for January and February get a free one-time entry to Manila Ocean Park on his or her birthday month provided that he or she comes with 3 paying guests. For more info, visit ManilaOceanPark.com. Promo runs from Jan. 1 to Feb. 29

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