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  • Make It a Family Date This Payday Weekend! Where to Go on February 16-17

    Feasting on a sensational Japanese dessert is just one way to make payday weekend sweet!
    by Kate Borbon .
Make It a Family Date This Payday Weekend! Where to Go on February 16-17
  • This week, Valentine’s Day is not the only occasion to celebrate — it’s also payday weekend! If you’re looking for fun ways to have a good time with your family, here's your family weekend guide.

    Watch a fireworks show

    The highly-anticipated Philippine International Pyromusical Competition returns for its 10th year! The competition features 10 participating countries from all around the world, including Italy, France, China, and of course, the Philippines. Every Saturday, starting February 16 to March 23, 2019, guests will be treated to spectacular fireworks shows at the SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. Tickets range from Php120 to Php1,800.

    Visit the 10th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition at Seaside Boulevard, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, every Saturday starting February 16 to March 23, 2019. Learn more about the event here.

    Munch on a Japanese-inspired dessert

    Melonpan Ice, a popular dessert shop from Japan, has just opened its first store in the Philippines, and it is offering a treat that all ice cream lovers should definitely try out — the melonpan, which is a crispy, sweet bun with yummy gelato ice cream and rusk biscuits as its filling.


    Visit Melonpan Ice at Eastwood Citywalk 2. They are open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays to Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. to 12 m.n. on Fridays to Saturdays. Learn more about Melonpan Ice here.

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    Meet and support local artists

    The Philippines is home to a truly vibrant creative industry! Introduce and expose your kids to amazing Pinoy visual art by visiting BGC Art Mart, a community bazaar aiming to showcase the works of talented Filipino artists. Attending the event, guests will also be able to interact with different artists, watch various kinds of performances, and even participate in arts and crafts workshops. Entrance to BGC Art Mart is free, so don’t miss out!

    Visit BGC Art Mart at Alveo Central Plaza, BGC Arts Center, 26th corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Learn more about the event here.

    Celebrate your love for komiks

    Are you or your kids a fan of Pinoy komiks? Komiket 2019, the biggest komiks and affordable art sale in the country, is returning this year. Take this opportunity not only to get your fix of exciting komiks but also meet some of the most talented komiks writers and illustrators in the country, and even participate in all sorts of fun events. You can get tickets for the affordable price of Php100!


    Visit Komiket 2019 at Centris Elements, EDSA, Quezon City on February 16 to 17, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Learn more about the event here.

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    Learn how to bake

    Spending time in the kitchen is always a great way to make precious memories with the people who matter most to you. This February 16, learn how to create tasty treats like cookies, brownies, and muffins with your kids by joining a baking workshop hosted by the bakery Sweet Success. For a fee of Php3,000, inclusive of an apron, lunch, handouts, ingredients, and a certificate, you will get some first-hand knowledge on how to whip up your favorite baked goods.

    Visit Sweet Success’ baking workshop at Sweet Success, 2B 960 G. Masangkay Street, Binondo, Manila on February 16, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn more about the event here.

    Paint the day away

    If painting is an activity you and your kids enjoy, try attending an acrylic bag painting workshop by Play Crafts. You will be taught how to decorate simple bags with images of various kinds of flowers, such as roses and hydrangeas. The Php2,300 fee gets you a kit that includes all the materials you will need for the workshop! Kids ages 9 years old and above can join the workshop.


    Join Play Crafts’ Acrylic Bag Painting Workshop at Art Bar, located at G/F Art Bar Quezon Avenue, corner Scout Borromeo St., Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon City. Learn more about the event here.

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