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  • Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on October 28 to 30

    Spend a day at an outdoor fest for kids, be amazed at a science circus, watch a musical, shop at a bazaar and more!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • See our full list of all the Halloween fun happening this weekend here

    Come to a science circus

    Wanna see something amazing? Come to The Mind Museum’s The Science Circus: Step Right Up! It’s an interactive exhibition that will deceive your senses and boggle the mind. There will be things to tinker with, objects to marvel at and Masters of Illusion to beat. The exhibition opens this Friday, Oct. 28 at the Mind Museum, Taguig. A ticket for the exhibit is P200. Don’t miss it as it’s on a limited run. Circuses don’t stay long after all.  

    Get moving and creating at an outdoor festival for kids


    Unplug this weekend and have some outdoor fun with the kids at Mommy Mundo’s Fair Play: An Outdoor Fest for Kids! Be ready to move, groove, eat and create as there will be kiddie yoga, kiddie Zumba, storytelling sessions, playdough making, snack making, needle felting and more. For adults, there will be workshops on how to make homemade lotions and potions. The event is happening this Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the De Jesus Oval at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Participation is free but a P300 stub will get your child a goodie bag and access to selected activities. Come in costume for a chance to win prizes!  

    Have spooky fun

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    Come one, come all to Summit Ridge’s kid-friendly Halloween party! There will be a whole buffet of food, a magic show, balloon twisting, a movie showing, face painting, arts and crafts and more. The event is happening this Sunday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sisterfields, Summit Ridge Tagaytay. Participation fee is P599. Don’t forget your costumes!

    Watch musicals


    Playshop Playhouse is launching it’s very first original musical this weekend! Completely original, Always Upon a Time is inspired by fables and parables. Tailor-suited for families, the new musical tells the story of siblings, Tommy and Danny, who discover a book of stories in their attic. The play is directed and written by Steven Conde. The play will run on Oct. 29 at 30, at the Carlos P. Romula Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati. For show times and tickets, visit Ticketworld.com.ph.


    Catch Annie, the beloved family musical about a little orphan girl, in Resorts World Manila with the kids this weekend. Based on “Little Orphan Annie” by Harold Gray, the stars of the show are Krystal Brimner and Isabeli Araneta Elizalde playing the title character. You can learn more about the lovely young ladies on our story about them here. Seats start at P870. Get tickets for the show at rwmanila.com or ticketworld.com.ph. For inquiries, call 908-8833.

    Go to a bazaar for more than just shopping


    Spend me-time at the Manila Sundance Bazaar happening this weekend. Aside from fashion finds (everything from trendy clothes, swimwear, shoes, bags to cosmetics), there will also be a mommy fair! Plus, snacks, live music, workshops and freebies. The event is happening on Oct. 28 to 30, from 11 a.m .to 9 p.m. at the World Trade Center, Pasay. Entrance fee is P100. Don’t forget to come in costume! 

    Learn at parenting workshops


    The Parenting Emporium has lots lined up this Saturday, Oct. 29. First, Breastfeeding 202 is happening in the morning, 8:30 a.m., this time discussing sustained breastfeeding for when you want to continue breastfeeding even after your maternity leave. Participation fee is P1,100. Afterwards, moms can join a breastfeeding support group meeting where Le Leche League International will talk about how dads, nannies and doctors can help support a mom’s breastfeeding. Participation is free. 


    In the afternoon is a Yaya Seminar on Child Safety. Here, yaya’s will learn about first aid, crime prevention and what she should do in the event of an emergency. Participation fee is P1,500. The venue for all events is The Parenting Emporium, 29 1st Street, New Manila, Quezon City. To register for any of the events, call 0917-811-0821. 

    Shop for kids clothes


    Get up to 50% off on kids clothes at Pois Belly & Kids’ Kids Sale until Nov. 6

    Watch a movie

    We recently wrote about actress Ana Abad Santos (read it here) and her role in Apocalypse Child, an indie film that has drawn critical acclaim which she garnered wins for best supporting actress for. 

    In the film, Ana plays Chona, who sired a son, played by Sid Lucero, when she was 14. According to town gossip, Chona's son's father is the world-famous director Francis Ford Coppola who met Chona when he shot the film Apocalypse Now in Baler. Fueling the fire, so to speak, is the name of Chona's son: Ford. But all that is really just the side story to the plot of this film, where you are likely to find yourself questioning Chona's judgment calls. Intrigued? Catch it in theaters this weekend!

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