This Month

Talks, workshops, and pop-ups to get your started on a zero waste lifestyle

This initiative by Break Free From Plastic Movement members in the Philippines and GAIA Asia Pacific that aims to bring together plastic free advocates in the country to start meaningful conversations towards zero waste solutions and create actions for a country free of plastic pollution.

Waste Not, Want Not will be laidback afternoon of talks and sharing sessions on starting a zero waste lifestyle and advocating for a plastic free environment on Aug. 18 at Kandle Cafe, Quezon City.

They will be conducting workshops on how starting your own compost at home, designing your own eco- bags, teaching different ways on how to start your zero waste journey, and exploring the different plastic solutions that are trending right now. There will also be a zero-waste kit pop-up to help you start your journey.

Find your favorite online fashion and lifestyle vendors at this pop-up fair

SOUQ is a series of curated trunk shows that gather together the most exciting and original brands which you won’t find in a store. The fair features an evolving mix of fashionable finds, from resort wear to artisan soap, one-of-a-kind accessories and handmade bags. Discover pieces that are unique, stylish, and just-for-you. Find gifts that spark joy, from gourmet nibbles to chic homeware.

On Sept. 15 at 3 p.m., you can participate in a basic soap making demonstration by Soaperstar founder Marta Araneta. At 5 p.m., Ines Abejon of Wow! Image Agency will be showing you how to style day to night looks.

On Sept. 16 at 3 p.m., Anju Dargani will be demonstrating how to transform your makeup from day to night.

SOUQ’s Hey Weekend style fair will run from Sept. 15-16 at SM Aura.


  • SM Aura
  • 10:00 AM
  • September 15 - September 16

Volunteer at the next Metro Manila coastal cleanup

The International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways. Join the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for a three-hour cleanup of coastal areas around Metro Manila, including the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA), SM by the Bay, Navotas, and Malabon.

If you’re interested in volunteering, sign up here or visit the Facebook page for more details.

Watch silent films for free at the 2018 International Silent Film Festival

Local and international silent films will be showing for free at the International Silent Film Festival, happening from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 at the SM Megamall Cinemas, featuring films from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, U.S. and the Philippines.

For more information and movie schedules, visit their Facebook page.

Browse through over 10,000 books, magazines, and comics at this bazaar

Stock up on all things literature at WORD WONDER: A Book++ Bazaar. You’ll find over 10,000 books, magazines, comics, posters, stickers, and postcards at cheap prices.

The bazaar will be happening from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 at the 5/F of Century City Mall. Admission is free, just be sure to bring your own tote bags.

For more information, visit Word Wonder’s Facebook page here.


Sign up for this in-depth course on Philippine history and culture

The Museum Volunteers of the Philippines (MVP) is conducting its annual comprehensive history course to explore the rich history and fascinating culture of the Philippines.

The course is divided into five modules over a span of twenty weeks. Students will meet each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from Sept. 26 to Mar. 20, 2019 with breaks for national public holidays.

Registration is now open. For course fee and registration details, send an email to [email protected] and visit their Facebook for more information.

Jinggoy Buensuceso’s solo exhibit explores the concept of the universe

Visual artist and sculptor Jinggoy Buensuceso’s latest exhibit features a series of metal sculptures welded, hammered, and ground with a candor unusual to an otherwise rigid material. His interpretation of the cosmos is reflected in the subtle colors speckled in his work. The artist explores the concept of a higher being and the mysteries of the universe in Distortions of Reality.

Shop local artisanal products at this year’s ArteFino Fair

ArteFino Fair returns this year with more unique and new products from the finest Filipino artisans. From August 23 to 26, you can shop from various participating local brands at the 8 Rockwell, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more details on participating brands, visit

Catch 15 full-feature films at this year’s Eigasai Japanese Film Festival

For the 21st installment of EIGASAI, The Japan Foundation Manila presents 15 full-feature films to be screened in Manila, Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, and Naga from July 4 to August 26. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis, except screenings at Greenbelt 1 Cinema 2 (PHP100 per screening) where tickets are available online: or at the cinema ticket booth starting June 27.

Check out the screening schedules for each city here: