Mercatino pop up shop
A NEW eclectic pop-up shop focused on sustainability and supporting local businesses is open from Nov. 28-29 and again on Dec. 5-6 at La Collina, Poblacion, Makati. The pop-up store is curated by Carol de Leon and will feature slow food by Anita Celdran. Visiting the pop-up store is by reservations only although access is free as the store can only accommodate up to 20 people per time slot. To reserve a slot, visit eventbrite.com/e/mercatino-pop-up-shop-tickets-126845242535.
Robinsons Malls holiday promos
IT’S NEVER too late to squeeze in last-minute shopping and tick all of the things off on your shopping lists with Robinsons Malls’ ongoing Christmas Holideals, and get up to 70% off participating merchants with its Holiday Sale from Nov. 16 to Dec. 20. Robinsons Malls are also holding several raffle draws with prizes including an iPad 8th Gen and a 32-inch Devant Smart TV (one raffle entry for a single-receipt purchase worth P2,000) from Nov. 15 to Jan. 31. Visitors who take photos of the mall Christmas decor stand the chance to win Realme Buds Classic and other prizes from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3. For more information visit RobinsonsMall on Facebook; or follow @RobinsonsMallOfficial on Instagram; and @RobinsonsMalls on Twitter.
Greenhills Super Sale
GREENHILLS Mall is having a Christmas Super Sale from Nov. 27 to 30, with discounts of up to 70% at Greenhills’ last sale of the year. From restaurants such as Boulangerie 22, Gloria Maris, Ramen Nagi, and Red Mango, lifestyle stores like PabDer, Fully Booked, Game Extreme, and the Body Shop, to unique fashion and gadget finds from the tiangge stores — there’s something for everyone at Greenhills’s Christmas Super Sale. For the complete list of participating stores, check Greenhills’ announcement on its Facebook Page.
Rustans’ Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale
WITH CHRISTMAS Day looming, Rustans.com’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale on Nov. 27 to 30 offers designer deals at the most important time of year. Enjoy offers from leading brands of to up to 70% off. From stylish clothing to accessories, best-selling skincare and makeup products to fine jewelry, kid-approved toys and plushy home items, Rustans.com gives customers four days to stock up on all the items one needs for the holiday season.
National Book Store, Art Bar, Kids Ink, and Powerbooks sale
NATIONAL Book Store, Art Bar, Kids Ink, and Powerbooks are holding an ongoing Christmas Sale at their stores nationwide until Nov. 30, with discounts of up to 50% and freebies on participating items. Books, modular learning and online schooling supplies, work from home essentials, and more are included. Strict safety protocols are implemented in all branches, including regulation of the number of shoppers inside the store, required wearing of face masks and face shields, enforcement of social distancing, use of contactless payment methods, and regular sanitation of all floors, counters, surfaces, and shopping baskets. Get more updates by following National Book Store on social media -@nationalbookstore on Instagram and @nbsalert on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Dua Lipa’s live virtual concert via Smart
DUA Lipa’s Studio 2054, a live virtual concert, will be streamed across the world on Nov. 28, at 4:30 a.m., Philippine time, with replays at 8 and 10 a.m., and 5 p.m. Philippine time. To make it easy for Filipino fans to experience this spectacle, mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. has partnered with LIVENow, a pay-per-view service, to enable Smart Signature subscribers to buy their tickets and charge this to their postpaid bill. Just sign up at https://tinyurl.com/SmartDuaLipa, select Pay Your Phone, then choose Smart as the mode of payment. Smart Prepaid customers can also buy concert passes using their prepaid load. Last August, Smart also teamed up with LIVENow to bring Ellie Goulding’s The Brightest Blue Experience Online concert as part of the GigaFest line-up of activities.
‘Suddenly Turning Visible’ exhibit
THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines and National Gallery Singapore co-produced an online program featuring artist Lani Maestro. Tune in to a conversation between Ms. Maestro, Seng Yu Jin, co-curator of “Suddenly Turning Visible,” and Rica Estrada of the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division via https://fb.me/e/WxCbHMxW. Suddenly Turning Visible: Art and Architecture in Southeast Asia (1969-1989) features five artworks from the CCP Visual Arts Collection and may be viewed at the Ngee Ann Kongsi Concourse Gallery of the National Gallery Singapore until Nov. 29.
Discovery Shores Boracay miniseries
ON SATURDAY, Nov. 28 at 4 p.m., the World of Discovery (WOD) webinar series by Discovery Hospitality (DHC) is launching a collection of special edition episodes on the return of travel in the new normal. The Discover Now miniseries kicks off with Discover Boracay, with the webcast streaming via Facebook Live from the beaches of Discovery Shores Boracay. Online personalities David Guison, Angelique Manto, and Marj Sia will share every step of their 2020 travel experience to Boracay’s sandy shores. The webinar, hosted in partnership with Cebu Pacific airlines and Philippine Airport Diagnostic Laboratory (PADLAB), will also delve into the details of the travel planning process, including collecting LGU requirements, the at-home swab test, and the flight to Caticlan Airport. Chris Tiu once again joins the WOD webinar to host, alongside Discovery Shores Boracay’s Director of Sales and Marketing Claire del Rosario-Bernabe. All the webinar guests will join the webcast from different areas of Discovery Shores Boracay to highlight the experience across the resort, and of course, to maintain safe social distancing. The webinar will be live on bit.ly/DHC-LIVE.
Deaf students’ online festival
THE 26th Deaf Festival, a tradition that promotes awareness and appreciation of Deaf identity and culture, has moved online. Themed “Festival of Hope: Moving from a spirit of hopelessness to a spirit of hope,” this year the festival is hosted by the School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies (SDEAS) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB). It serves as a venue for the Deaf students to enrich their knowledge, skills and creativity. The festival will include an online bazaar, a two-part seminar for both those who can hear and who cannot, games and poster making contests, and will wrap up with a cultural show on Nov. 28, 2 p.m., via a private Facebook group. Tickets are at P80 for students and P100 for adults. Register at: https://forms.gle/VpABBm7gZKMhYbYPA. For inquiries or donations, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the event’s official Facebook account @SDEASDeafFestival.
Globe myBusiness Gift Local E-Bazaar
FROM Nov. 27 to 29, the Globe myBusiness Gift Local E-Bazaar in Lazada will feature small-medium enterprise (SME) merchants and bazaaristas from the retail, food, and tourism industries, and social enterprises. Every day at 6 p.m. for the duration of the event, selected merchants will be live-selling on Lazada’s platform and the Globe myBusiness Facebook page. Games, raffle prizes, and entertainment courtesy of Globe Voices also await e-shoppers. Among the merchants participating in the e-bazaar are: Kajg jewelry and accessories, TeeshertCo, BEBE CO., miNEEYture, Obra Kinaiya, Crafts by Lesy, Terra Philippines, Old World Food Enterprise, and Everything About Snack. Globe myBusiness will be donating 100% of the merchants’ joining fee to Ayala Foundation’s Brigada ng Ayala project that seeks to provide help to disaster-affected areas as well as provide connectivity to public school teachers and students.
Araneta City’s deals for the long weekend
As the long weekend starts, Araneta City is holding a slew of sales, promos,and deals. There is the Black Friday Sale on Nov. 27 at the Gateway Mall, Ali Mall, and Farmers Plaza with discounts of up to 70% on select items. On Nov. 30, Bonifacio Day, order food or items from any Araneta City establishment using the Araneta City Assist and enjoy a one-day free delivery. Check out the Araneta City Assist via the mobile app or website, contact any participating store, then place an order — and mention the promo code HEROES TREAT to avail the free delivery service. Over at the Gateway Mall during the long weekend, visit the booth of Novotel Manila Araneta City at the mall activity area for hotel sales and offerings, curated holiday goodies, packages, hampers, and platters. Score discounted room vouchers and dining vouchers that serve as gifts. Visit the official Facebook page of Novotel Manila Araneta City for more details. Drop by the Christmas bazaars at the Gateway Mall, Ali Mall, and Farmers Plaza starting Nov. 27 to find a wide range of Christmas gifts and items for a variety of preferences and budgets. If online shopping is preferred, there is “Ask Araneta: Regalo,” Araneta City’s first virtual gift finder, designed to assist shoppers in finding the best gifts this holiday season. This service is available for items sold in retail establishments at the Gateway Mall. Customers are assigned their own virtual finder, and communication is done via chat. They can ask for gift recommendations, and the virtual finder will reply with a catalogue listing down items matching their query. They can also ask the virtual finder to send pictures of the recommended gifts, and visit a given retail store to ask for more details about the shortlisted items, among other requests.
CCP Arthouse Cinema Online film screenings
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Arthouse Cinema focuses on nationalism and Filipino heroes with selected Cinemalaya and Gawad Alternatibo films in celebration of Andres Bonifacio Day. The featured films – Ang Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio, Dagami Daytoy, Hollow Blocks, Puting Ilaw, and Pilipinas – will be screened for free from Nov. 27 to 29 via the CCP Vimeo Channel. A one-day extension (until Nov. 30) will be offered to CCP Film Society members. To watch the films, go to https://vimeo.com/ondemand/