Peek at the Week | November 24-30
by: Manila For Kids

There are 27 kids activities to do in Manila this week!

See the turtle in the cover picture for this week? Let's make sure that he and all his marine friends can swim in clean waters by joining Plastic Free Philippines in their Manila Bay clean up! We will also spend a lot of time in the theatre this week with Cinderella, Fun Home and Annie (join us this Sunday!).  Be sure to listen to participants in the choir competition and the finalists in the national music competition. Or why not join an acting class and get discovered for a new film! Kids can learn all about social entrepreneurships or learn a little French by watching a shadowplay movie at Alliance Française. There are some street parties we'd love to go to and we're celebrating the first day of the Advent at a Waldorf inspired fair. Enjoy!

EVENT | Plastic Free Philippines


Plastic Free Philippines will be cleaning Manila Bay for 3 days! Join founder Anna in her nationwide tour to raise awareness about the need to reduce plastic consumption and pollution, especially in the marine environment.  Everyone is welcome to help pick up trash! Just drop in whenever you have some time. What to bring? Empty rice sacks to put trash in, gloves, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, water, snacks and your family and friends.

November 23 – 25 | 7 AM- 5 PM  Roxas Blvd, Manila Look for the blue tent in baywalk by the US embassy Info

WORKSHOP | Acting Master Class

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Any aspiring actors and actresses out there? Join the master class in Acting with Mr. Leo Martinez. Participants will also be one of the firsts to be considered for roles in the 2nd instalment of last year's blockbuster historical film. The film's casting director will be present! This class is open to any age and any level.

November 26 | 9 AM-6 PM Php 2000 All ages TBA Office, 160 Luna Mencias Street, Barangay Addition Hills, San Juan Register Info

EVENT | Escolta Block Party


The Escolta Block Party is a street gathering of a lovely community. Lots of things to do and see throughout the day.  Think art and music, a street bazaar, there is a mystery tour organized by Manila Who, a Carlos Celdran tour hosted by VivaManila, and many more.

November 26 | 11 AM- 11 PM Free All ages welcome Escolta street, Manila Info

CHRISTMAS | Festival of Lights

festival-of-lights-ayala Welcome the Christmas season with the much-awaited Festival of Lights Show at the Ayala Triangle Gardens. Condé Nast Traveller named the Festival of Lights as one of the Seven Most Spectacular Lights Show in the World. Don't miss out on this annual world class attraction! The holiday display will happen nightly, every 30 minutes. Nov 15-Jan| 6 -10 PM Free Ayala Triangle Gardens Facebook

THEATRE | Fun Home

fun-home Fun Home is the most awarded and acclaimed musical of 2015, winning 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.  When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.  Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.  Starring Tony-Award winner, Lea Salonga opposite Broadway actor Eric Kunze. Nov 25 -27 | 3 & 8 PM For 13 years and up PHP 1500-4200
Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, 4th Floor, RCBC Plaza, Makati Tickets

EVENT | BGC Passionfest

manila for kids This weekend BGC will be celebrating Pinoy Fiesta Style! Expect street dances, shows, games, workshops and food.  The kids will enjoy the Wacky Obstacle Run; an inflatable obstacle course with slides and wrecking balls. The Bayanihan street parade starts at 3PM on Sunday. November 25-27 | 11 AM-8 PM Bonifacio High Street Free Facebook

EVENT | Advent Fair

acacia-waldorf The Acacia Waldorf School community is hosting its 14th Advent Fair. A community fair open to all marking the beginning of Advent. Join us for a unique experience for the whole family! This year we bring you a wholesome family event featuring unique Waldorf inspired activities and games like a puppet show, a life-sized fairytale board game, treasure hunt, Pocket Lady, maze, archery, animal encounter, zipline, farm experience, live music and more! November 27 | 9AM - 4PM Acacia School, Sta. Rosa, Laguna Facebook

Event | Science Film Festival

science-film-festival Grab this opportunity  to watch educational and fun films with the kids at the Science Film Festival. The theme for this year is Material Science so all films are about understanding how materials are put together, how they can be used, how they can be changed and made better to do more amazing things – even creating completely new kinds of stuff. November 8- December 16 Public screenings at Museo Pambata & The Mind Museum More info & schedule

MUSIC | Musikapella


Enjoy the warm and soothing sounds of Philippine serenade! The UP Economics Society brings back the most prestigious high-school chorale competition in the Metro, Musikapella. Musikapella is an annual high-school choir competition featuring the most talented chorales from the Greater Manila Area. Musikapella 2016 will feature the rhythmic and smooth sounds of this year's theme, Kundiman. Join us as we pay tribute to Kundiman, Along with its goal of promoting Original Pilipino Music, Musikapella also gives opportunities to the beneficiaries of the UP Economics Society Scholarship Fund, of which all the event's proceeds will go.

November 26 Php 350 Assumpta Theatre, Antipolo Facebook

FUN | Virtual Reality Challenge

manila for kids Take the virtual reality challenge and win awesome prizes! They will be at SM Cyberzone branch in SM City BF Parañaque this weekend. Take the virtual reality challenge and see what waits for you in the beyond! November 25-27 | 10 AM-9 PM SM City BF Paranaque Facebook

MUSIC | National Music Competition manila for kids

Watch the talented kids who reached the finals of the NAMCYA National Music Competition. All events are free and open to the public. For the CCP Venues, control tickets shall be distributed one hour before each event. Check the schedule for details. Nov. 22 - 27 Free For 3 years and up Cultural Center of the Philippines Website

WORKSHOP | Extend your Senses

makerspace-pilipinas-extend-your-senses Have fun exploring the world using sensors! At Makerspace Pilipinas you will learn how to program your Arduino to sense the world. Arduino is an open-source electronic prototyping platform enabling users to create interactive electronic objects. November 26 | 1-5 PM P50 The Mind Museum, BGC Info

WORKSHOP | Writing for non-writers

makerspace-manila Are you yearning to write a song for that one person who got away? Do the words seem to magically disappear when you grip your pen? Or maybe you're just looking to express yourself better in the written word. Fear not my friend, the final workshop in our Creative Writing series is here to get you over your writer’s block! November 26 | 6-9 PM PHP 2000 For 15 and up Makerspace Manila, Solenad 3, Sta. Rosa, Laguna Info & Register

MOVIE | Fantastic Beasts and where to find them

manila for kids Highly recommended! About the adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Written by J.K. Rowling. In cinemas nationwide Rated PG-13

EVENT | Pororo


Have a Meet & Greet with Pororo and his friends! November 27 | 5 PM Php 250 (for 1 child + 1 guardian) Molito 3 Activity Area, 2nd Floor on Tickets at Molito Admin Office from 10AM-5PM Facebook

MOVIE | Moana

manila for kids Moana is not your average Disney princess! Meet a young woman who uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui. In cinemas nationwide starting November 30 Rated PG

PLAY | Lego Monthly Build

lego Build the Werewolf this November at BGC and Alabang Town Center! Kids 6-14 years old are welcome, just claim your studs at the cashier. No purchase requirement. Children below 6 may join as long as accompanied by adults. November 27 For kids 6-14 (or accompanied by adult) Free Lego Certified Store BGC & Alabang Town Center Facebook

DANCE | Quartered

manila for kids QUARTERED is a dance production presented by the Department of Dance in the Arts and Culture Cluster of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, with support from the National Commission for Culture and Arts, Philippines and the School of Design and Arts Dean’s Office. November 23-26 Php 150 Benilde School of Design and Arts, BACC, 6th floor Facebook Dianne Vallo 0915 385 2601

SPORTS | Run for Reading

manila for kids Show your stripes and run for reading!  In partnership with the Department of Education, Ronald McDonald Read to Learn is a beginning reading program for grade 1 & 2 students in public schools. Read to Learn aims to improve the literacy skills of Filipino students while they are the beginning stage of learning. Kids any age can join this fun run! November 26 | 4 PM 1k, 3k, 5k, 10k PHP 400-995 Bonifacio Global City Info & register


annie ManilaForKids is going to the theatre! If you haven't seen Annie yet, join us this Sunday as we will watch her live on stage. And ManilaForKids subscribers get 10-15% off on the total ticket price! Click HERE to receive your discount code. If you can't make it this Sunday, you can still avail of the discount on any other day. But hurry, as the last show is on December 4. November 27 | 3 PM PHP 860-3442 Resorts World Manila, Pasay ManilaForKids subscribers now get 10-15% off on tickets!


MUSEUM | Science Circus

science-circus Visit the Mind Museum's newest exhibition and discover the unusual in your everyday experience with interactive exhibits that deceive the senses and boggle the mind. Enter a room where gravity does not apply as you expect it to, engage your minds in puzzles, evoke your inner engineer, learn from the secrets of the Masters of Illusion, and so much more! This Saturday you can also watch the mesmerizing acts of Legato Visual Performing Arts t(2:30pm and 5:30pm) Until January 31 PHP 200 The Mind Museum, BGC Facebook Tickets

THEATRE | A Little Princess

a-little-princess-final A Little Princess is based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which was honored by School Library Journal as one of the “Top 100 Chapter Books” of all time. This re-imagined version of the classic tale expands beyond the confines of Victorian England to Africa, giving the writers ample opportunity to include lively African music and dance, exotic locales like Mali and Timbuktu, and creating an unforgettable journey around the world. Based on the classic Victorian-era novel, it is the story of a young girl’s resilience, when she is placed in a Boarding School by her father and the power of her imagination to change the world. November 18-December 10| 3:30 & 8 PM PHP 600-1200
2nd floor, Onstage, Greenbelt 1 theater

MOVIE| Princes and Princesses

manila for kids Alliance Française de Manille hosts the screening of Princes and Princesses by Michel Ocelot (2000-70 min). Two curious children gather every night in a disused cinema and, with the help of an old technician, they invent and dress and live the stories. A beautiful film of shadow theater! Saturday 26 November | 3 PM Php 200-300 Language: French - Subtitles: English For 4 years and up Alliance Française de Manille209 Nicanor Garcia Street, Makati Info

WORKSHOP | Children Cooking Class

enderun After a long pause, time for the kids to cook again! November 25 | 4:30-6:30 PM For kids 6-15 years old PHP 1500 Enderun Colleges, Food and Beverage Department 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio Register by sending an email to Michelle:

THEATRE | Hansel and Gretel

hansel-gretel Repertory Philippines presents Hansel and Gretel, a musical based on the classic fairy tail of the Brothers Grimm about two hungry children, a witch and a gingerbread house. Read your children the story and come to the theatre after to watch the musical! Until December 15 10.30 AM | 1.30 PM | 3.30 PM
PHP 420 - 630
Onstage Theatre, 2nd Floor, Greenbelt 1, Makati Tickets Hansel and Gretel musical

DANCE | Cinderella

manila for kids Bibidi Babidi Boo! The world's favorite princess gets a decidedly Ballet Manila twist with Lisa Macuja and Osias Barroso's "Cinderella". Think magical and absolutely beguiling! Robinson's Rewards card holders get 30% off on certain days. November 25 -December 4 | 3 & 8 PM PHP 500-1500 Aliw Theatre, Sotto Street, CCP Complex Tickets

EVENT | Junior Social Preneur

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Show your kids how it's like to be in the business world. Let them participate in a day of selling exercises where they will learn the value of hard earned money... But the learning doesn't just stop there! This Christmas season, Junior Preneur introduces the concept of social entrepreneurship to kids by converting challenges into assets; opening opportunities to families with differently abled kids. Teach your kids that doing business is not just about profiting and valuing hard earned money, but more importantly doing business with a purpose of giving back to the community.  Workshops sessions hosted by Linxprovi8 Training, Global Leaders International School, Mafae Management and BUSA Academy.

November 26 | 10 AM - 6 PM For 4-14 years old Century City Mall Events Center, Makati More info