Peek at the Week | September 15-21
by: Manila For Kids

We are going places this week! There's a Barbie roadshow in Pampanga, we can clean up the dive sites and beaches in Batangas, or try Kali, the Filipino martial arts. Join a Lego speed building contest or how about a casting call? There is a great new show in the theatre or would you rather relax and play games at the Backyard Grill? We can't choose, too many things to do in and around Manila this week!

EVENT | Barbie Roadshow

barbie Head over to SM Pampanga and enjoy exciting activities at the Barbie Café, Barbie Fashion Closet, Barbie Mini Golf Course and Barbie Spy Squad when you purchase P500 pesos worth of Barbie Products at the Barbie You Can Be Anything Roadshow! September 14 to 18 Minimum purchase of PHP 500 SM Pampanga Facebook Toy Kingdom

PLAY | Lego Speed Building Contest

lego-speed-building-contest Girls and boys come to the Lego store in Park Triangle and join the speed building contest! Practice at home to build the Stephanie's Mail Box set of Lego Friends to try to beat your personal record. Then come to the store and join the competition! September 17 & 24 | 3 PM Registration is from 11 AM-2PM For kids 7-14 years old Lego Store Park Triangle Facebook Lego Store 

PLAY | DinoPlay

DinoPlay Take the whole family to explore the awesome world of dinosaurs in this exhibition filled with hands-on activities for young kids and kids-at-heart. Dig for dinosaur bones, examine real fossil remains, make your own dino fossils, and so much more! In it's final weeks so catch it while you can! PHP 100 adults PHP 200 children The Mind Museum, JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City More info The Mind Museum

THEATRE | The Wong Kids

the-wong-kids Using a mix of action-driven storytelling, puppetry, and visual magic, Lloyd Suh’s 'The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go'! transports its audience into the far reaches of the galaxy. In this “exuberantly imaginative adventure for audiences of all ages,” Violet and Bruce Wong battles with an evil beast called the Space Chupacabra and ultimately teach us about overcoming obstacles, finding your identity, the power of togetherness, diversity and the love of family. Got great reviews! September 16-30 | 10 AM, 2 & 8 PM PHP 824 Family promo PHP 2,060 for 5 tickets CCP Little Theatre, Roxaas Blvd, Pasay Tickets

EVENT | International Book Fair

bookfair Find your next great read at the 37th Manila International Book Fair. Check out rows and rows of the latest titles, timeless classics, colorful graphic novel and more - all on sale at 20% off! September 14-18 | 10 AM- 8 PM PHP 20 SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex More info

ENTERTAINMENT | Wanlu’s Puppets

puppets Wanlu's coming back to Molito Alabang this September! Wanlu is a famous entertainer who has been performing since 1988. He combines the artistry of magic and the manipulation of different kinds of puppets. Witness several kinds of puppets come to life, from soft puppets to hard puppets, marionettes and a whole lot more. See him again and his puppets! September 18 | 5 PM Free Molito Alabang 3 Activity Area, 2nd Floor Facebook Molito Alabang

DANCE | Ballet Philippines

ballet-philippines Ballet Philippines 2’s young dancers are featured in all-new choreographic works by exciting creators that push the boundaries of dance in the intimate setting of the CCP’s experimental theater. September 17 | 6 PM September 18 | 3 PM PHP 600, students get 50% off CCP Main Theatre, Roxas Blvd, Pasay Tickets  

SPORTS | Sunset Yoga

yoga Announcing free yoga with Go Beyond Yoga every Saturday in September at 5pm! Open to any age and level. Find them at the Lifestyle Extension beside Parmigiano - and find your center as well. September 10 | 5 PM All ages Free, just bring your mat Molito Alabang, Muntinlupa Facebook Molito Alabang

EVENT | Backyard Grill

backyard-grill Come eat, drink, play & give back at the Backyard Grill at the Park! It is a kid friendly event. There are games like giant jenga and ring toss. And also a do-it-your-own-doughnut station, the kids will surely enjoy! September 17 | 4-9 PM Free Open to all Football field, Urdaneta Village, Makati Facebook Backyard Grill

THEATRE | Hansel and Gretel

hanselundgretel 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!
August 13 to October 30 10.30 AM | 1.30 PM | 3.30 PM
PHP 420 - 630
Onstage Theatre, 2nd Floor, Greenbelt 1, Makati Tickets Hansel and Gretel musical

SPORTS | Makati Mavericks

rugby The Makati Mavericks was established in 2011 by a group of friends who wanted to promote rugby as professional sports in the Philippines. Their sessions are fun, game-based and designed to get boys and girls playing and developing skills for rugby. Every Sunday | 10 to 11 AM Free For kids under 8 years old McKinley Stadium, BGC Join their Facebook group for more info Or call Ben Shield 0995 996 2990 Facebook Makati Mavericks under 8S


BlueManGroup The Blue Man Group is comedy, theatre, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. For the first time in Manila, this global phenomenon will blow audiences away with their high energy show.  The Blue Man Group is accompanied by a live band whose tribal rhythms help drive the show to its unforgettable climax. September 14 - 25 | 2 and 8 PM PHP 1000 - 5600 Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult The Theatre at Solaire, 1 Aseana Avenue, Paranaque City Tickets and info


kali Kali, the Filipino martial arts, involves weapon based fighting with sticks. Now kids can learn how to do it too! Kali for kids at Ensha Wellness Therapy. September 17 onwards PHP 500 per session 43-A Marilag Street, UP Village, Quezon City Facebook Ensha Wellness Therapy

MUSEUM | MindMoving Studios : Image and Illusions mindmuseum

See those two orange circles? Which one looks bigger? They're actually the same size! Take away the blue circles surrounding them and you'll see. The fact that the circle surrounded by bigger ones looks smaller is called the Ebbinghaus illusion. Catch The Mind Museum's MindMovers perform science experiments and demonstrations at the Science Demo Area! Thursdays to Sundays of September | 2 & 4 PM Free access with your 3-hr ticket or All Day Pass The Mind Museum,  Campos Park, 3rd Ave, BGC Website The Mind Museum

EXHIBIT | Teenage Brain

tbrain You have a teenager in the house? Take the family to the Mind Museum’s new exhibit about the teenage brain, find out all the facts and myths and understand why the teenage brain is amazingly unique! Read here what our kids loved at the Mind Museum. September | regular museum hours Free for museum ticket holders The Mind Museum, Campos Park, 3rd Ave, BGC Website Mind Museum

ENTERTAINMENT | Titans Age of Ice

titans Let your kids have a once-in0a-lifetime chance to see these prehistoric beasts. Let them participate at the live musical storytelling. Let them create their own mammoth toy. September 16-25 | mall hours PHP 650 Glorietta 5 Atrium Tickets at the booth near the concierge area of the malls More info call 4396469 or 2088833 Facebook Titans Age of Ice

SPORTS | Dive Against Debris

dive-against-debris Here is something the whole family can participate in and it's for a very good cause. Come dive to help clean the Mabini dive sites this Saturday! The event is open for certified recreational scuba divers and scuba dive professionals. Non-divers may also join for the beach clean-up. Boat, dive master, tanks and dive permits are waived on the day of the event for 2 dives. September 17 | all day Mabini Batangas Viber/call/text +639778372272 for inquiries and confirmation of reservation.  

MOVIE | Pete’s Dragon

Pete's dragon A must-see everyone! A beautiful story about the adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. Have the tissues ready as we were all crying...Last week, don't miss it! Until September 20 in most cinemas Cinemas nationwide

SPORTS | Zumba & Samba

bgc Bust a move every Saturday of September by joining the Kerry Sports Manila Weekend Workout! FREE Zumba and Samba Dance Classes from 8am to 9am at One Bonifacio High Street Park. Bring the whole family and dance away! September 17| 8-9 AM Free One Bonifacio High Street Park More info Kerry Sports Manila

WORK | Casting Call

m-erge-casting The most awaited M-erge Talents Open Casting Call is back! If you have the expressive eyes, the perfect smile, and the inner confidence, then you might be the one we are looking for! They are looking for males and females, 5-45 years old with beautiful face and nice set of teeth to star in big TV commercials and Print Ads! September 17 | 1-6 PM For kids 5 years old and up Fairmont Hotel Makati City Register at

WORKSHOP | Basic Drawing

Basic Drawing Workshop for Kids with Tinsley Garanchon. Learn how to draw using oil pastels and colored pencils to create your own masterpiece! September 17 | 9 AM-12 NN PHP 4000 For Kids 7-12 years old Call 759 82 88 local 35

LEARN | Family Support Group asp

The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization working towards an environment that empowers persons with autism spectrum disorder to become, to the best of their potentials, self-reliant, productive and socially-accepted members of the community. ASP has monthly family support group sessions, bringing together parents, siblings and other family members to talk about their journey in living with autism. Participants share their experiences and draw enlightenment and strength from others going through the same challenges. They welcome members and non-members to this intimate gathering. New ASP members are encouraged to join. September 17 | 1-4 PM For parents, siblings and other family members #9 11th Jamboree St. cor. Sct. Fuentebella, Quezon City Sign up here Website ASP

MOVIE | Puss in Boots

Dreamplay Now showing at DreamTheatre: "The adventures of Puss In Boots". Get this exclusive movie package for only P1,000 per person: the adventure of Puss In Boots movie in 2D, DreamPlay ALL-DAY pass, Popcorn and bottomless drinks , Puss In Boots Meet & Greet and photo souvenir with online copy Saturdays and Sundays of September | 11AM, 3PM and 6PM PHP 1000 DreamTheatre, City of Dreams Call DreamPlay at (02)808 0909 Facebook Dreamplay