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Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do this January 6 to 8

Year end sales, art exhibits and more in this edition of our family weekender guide.

1. Meet an award-winning visual artist.

James Jean

Get to meet and greet as well as listen to the story of Taiwanese-American artist James Jean as he visits Manila this January 5 to 7 and gives a talk on his life and greatest works. Jean rose to fame with his graphic novel series Fables. He has also produced works for fashion brands, publications, and more.

Jean has received awards such as a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York, a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, as well as seven Eisners and three Harveys. The Eisner and the Harvey Awards are the Oscars of the comic industry.Thursday, January 51:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Artist's Talk SDA Theater, 5/L SDA Campus, De La Salle-College of Saint BenildeFriday, January 612 noon – 4:00 p.m. Book SigningFully Booked Katipunan branch4:30 - 6:30 Artist's TalkAteneo de Manila UniversitySaturday, January 73 p.m. Book SigningFully Booked Bonifacio High Street, Taguig

For more information, visit fullybookedonline.com.

2. Stock up on toys.

big toy sale

Start the year by getting toys at discounted prices, as much as 50 percent off when you check out the Toy Kingdom Big Toy Clearance Sale until January 31, 2012.

 

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3. Go on an art appreciation spree.

Fabrications

View the works of contemporary artists such as Patricia Perez Eustaquio and more when you visit the Fabrications exhibit at the Silverlens Galleries, running until February 25 at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) at the ground floor of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts Campus, located at 350 P. Ocampo St. in Malate, Manila.

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For more information, call MCAD at 536-6752 loc. 105 or visit www.silverlensphoto.com for more information.

4. Shop ‘til you drop.

end of season sale

Hit the malls this weekend as SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall holds its End of Season Sale until January 15. Get up to 70 percent off on selected items.

 

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5. Watch a thought-provoking comedy.

Defending The Caveman

Laugh at the silly (but real) differences between men and women, pointed out in this comedy by Rob Becker. In the play, one man asks questions such as “Why do women have trouble reading maps?” and “Why do men leave their dirty underwear on the floor?”

Tickets are priced at Php1,200 for orchestra center, Php1,000 for orchestra side and loge, and Php500 for balcony. For ticket inquiries, call Ticketworld at 891-9999.

6. Chow down on burgers at half the price.

Brothers Burger Salebration

Get more burgers at half the price, with Brothers Burger’s Post Holiday Salebration, from now until January 15, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at selected outlets (SM Megamall, Trinoma, Boni High Street, Marquee Mall Angeles, Malate and Convergys Ayala).

 

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7. Watch a movie with a different perspective on Jesus Christ.

Messiah

View “The Messiah” a film giving an Islamic view of Jesus Christ, showing the unifying thread between Muslims and Christians, showing this January 7 at the Rizal Park Open-Air Auditorium in Manila. Admission is free.

8. Hunt for a bargain.

Ayala Malls sale

Check out the Ayala Malls New Year Sale until January 15, where you can get as much as 50 percent off on selected items.

 

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9. Gear up with gadgets.

computer gadgets

Visit the 4th floor at the annex area of SM CITY North EDSA and look for the best finds in gadgets and computer ware until January 21, 2012. 

10. Equip your home with coffee paraphernalia from Starbucks.

Starbucks coffee stuff

Get as much as 30 percent off on tumblers, mugs, coffee presses and more until January 8, 2012, at all Starbucks branches.

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