Peek At The Week | August 17 – 24

Oh my, this week we found something for kids all ages, and the parents will enjoy too! A free Kalesa ride for the family, the biggest Toy Expo, crafts, a new funny movie, auditions, Japanese design, basketball, dance and more. Enjoy Manila!  

WATCH | Nine Lives

nine lives

Watch this inspiring magical family movie about a work-obsessed real-estate mogul who suffers a magical accident that leaves him trapped inside the body of a cat and realizes he has to put his family first if he ever hopes to regain his human form. A comedy with Jennifer Garner and Kevin Spacey.

Out in cinemas on August 17
Family movie

RIDE | GrabKalesa


It is Buwan ng Wika or National Language Month! Grab Philippines celebrates by offering your family an authentic kalesa ride through Intramuros. The tour lasts for 30 minutes, passes most historical landmarks, and it's free of charge! Maximum number of persons in a kalesa is 3. Simply book via the Grab app and type PLAZA ROMA in both the pick up and drop off point.

August 20 & 21 | 2-5 PM
Max. 3 persons pere kalesa
Book via the Grab app
More info on (in Filipino)

CREATE | Animal Crafts Workshop 


Southern kids, and kids at heart should check out this animal crafts workshop in Molito Alabang. Best part? It's for free! 

Sunday, August 21 | 4 PM
Molito 3 Activity Area, 2nd Floor (Puregold building)
Molito Alabang


SHOP | Toy Kingdom Expo


You're all invited to the Toy Kingdom Toy Expo 2016! See the latest toys, join fun filled activities, meet and greet with your favorite characters and enjoy savings and freebies on branded toys!

August 19 to 21 | 10 AM - 10PM
Second floor, SMX Mall of Asia complex
Schedule of activities


SWEAT | Nike Unlimited Stadium

Nike Unlimited Stadium

Haven't tried it yet? You must! Nike's Unlimited Stadium is a 200 meter running track where you run against your own digital avatar.  It grows in size depending on your speed and distance, motivating you to push a little harder. Be sure to register online to secure your spot.

August 5- 21 | 4-10PM
For 16 and up
Nike Unlimited Stadium, 9th corner 32nd, Bonifacio Global City
Register online at or call the hotline at 02- 463-4814


VISIT | Manila Ocean Park

manila ocean park

Manila Ocean Park has some incredible discounts up to the end of August. How about an encounter with sharks and rays? Or submerge yourself in the aquarium and see the fish from up close, or learn the tricks of a sea lion trainer! Now is the time to try it!

Discounts ongoing until August 31
For 5 years and above
Only through online booking 


 JOIN | Auditions Kids Acts Philippines

KidsActs auditions

Calling boys and girls 8 to 12 years old! Kids Acts Philippines is now accepting Kid Actor Scholars and be part of the country's premier children's theatre. Prepare One Broadway or Disney Song (memorized) with Minus-one. Bring Resume with Photo and Birth Certificate.

Auditions August 20 | 1 - 6 PM
Registration August 20 | 12 NN - 5 PM
The CampArt Studio, Cityland Pasong Tamo Condominium, Makati


JOIN | Sketch Fest

Sketch Fest

It is not too late to send in your kids' sketch for the Exhibition category of Manila Bulletin's annual Sketch Fest! The winner receives PHP 50,000, and more! The theme for the artworks is 'A Step to a Better Philippines'. Read the flyer for more details.

Deadline extended until August 25
For 16 years old and up
For registration and other details: 


WATCH | Firebird

ballet philippines

Ballet Philippines revives the timeless Russian folk tale of love and adventure set to Igor Stravinsky’s enchanting and groundbreaking musical score. The beautiful costumes are made with the help of students from Slim’s Fashion & Arts School. 

August 19 | 8 PM
August 20-21 | 2 and 6 PM
CCP Main Theatre
PHP 412 - 3090 with 50% off for students
TicketWorld Manila 


WATCH | Wifi body


If you are more into modern dance, take the whole family to see, part of the CCP Choreographers series 2016.

August 20 | 2, 4.30 and 8 PM
PHP 30 with 50% discount for students
CCP Studio Theatre


WATCH | Roald Dahl's  BFG


The BFG, a story about a little girl and a gentle giant, is into its last week in the cinema. Watch it while you can!

Until August 23 | cinema hours


WATCH | Wicked


Wicked, the Broadway and West End musical phenomenon, is set to cast its magical spell over Manila audiences when it returns on February 2, 2017. You don't want to miss this show! Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid cardholders can purchase tickets first with 10% discount in the Visa Entertainment Presale. Only until 25 August! 

Discount available until August 25
10 % off for Visa cardholders
PHP 1700 - 7000
For 7 years old and up


VISIT | Japanese Design Today

Japanese design today

First conceived by the Japan Foundation in 2004, "Japanese Design Today 100" focuses on the top 100 products designed and manufactured in Japan for everyday living. From the electric rice cooker to the walkman and Issey Miyaki's dress and many more. Great for older kids who are interested in product design. Last two days, so make sure not to miss!

Until August 19 |  10 AM - 5.30 PM
PHP 150 regular fee
PHP 120 for students
Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Roxas Blvd, Manila
More info Japanese Design Today


PLAY | Basketball at Kidzania

KidzaniaBasketball lovers pay attention! Kidzania is looking for 4 kids, 7-14 years old to participate in the Basketball SkillZ Challenge with Team Yey of ABS-CBN on Saturday, August 20, from 4-5PM. Have an amazing time showing off your moves as you learn the best way to play the game! 

August 20 | 4-5 PM
Discounted entrance fee PHP 250 - 850 depending on age/day
Kidzania Manila, BGC
More info Kidzania


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