Doggie Run, Art Fair PH, and other events to go to this weekend

Jace Amodo
PUBLISHED March 2, 2018 03:47 pm | UPDATED March 2, 2018 03:51 pm
A scene from the Art Fair Philippines 2018. Photo by Jace Amodo/Inside Manila

(Inside Manila) Out of ideas what to do for the first weekend of March? No worries now as we list things you can do and events you can go to, including an annual fun run with our lovely furbabies that is Doggie Run, this year’s edition of the country’s premier art event that is Art Fair Philippines.


Doggie Run 2018

Bond with your canine friends at Pet Express’ Doggie Run 2018, happening on March 3, 5:30 a.m., at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

Over 2000 dogs and their humans are expected to run a distance of 1.5K, 3K, or 5K race and enjoy the route along the bay; a great avenue to meet and socialize with other dogs and pet owners for that unique canine bonding experience. More than just a fun run though, parts of the proceeds will be used to raise funds for the shelter animals of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).

The Doggie Race Kit comes at P600 while the Human Race Kit is at P450. Registration is still ongoing at their SM Mall of Asia branch.

For more information, visit or follow Pet Express on Facebook.


Ortigas Art Festival

See works from over 60 artists at the first Ortigas Art Festival at Capitol Commons!

Featured installations at Estancia Bridgeway are those of Allison Wong-David, Helen Mirasol’s photographs, Peter Sutcliffe’s watercolor artworks, and Eskinita Art Gallery. Since this is the first edition, organizers have also prepared several activities, including Sutcliffe’s Water Color Tutorial on Sunday, March 4.

Ortigas Art Festival is open Mondays to Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Fridays to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oh, and have we mentioned that admission is free?

Capitol Commons is at Ortigas Center, Pasig City. For more information, visit or follow Estancia at Capitol Commons on Facebook.


Books For Less Warehouse Sale

It looks like our bookworm hearts’ hangover from February’s myriad of book sales isn’t going to sober up soon as Books For Less is set to hold its Warehouse Sale, happening from March 1 to 28, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

For 28 days, you’ll have a chance to score books for as low as P20. Be sure to bring an umbrella, fan, extra clothes, snacks, and refreshments, and wear appropriate attire. Most importantly, be early because stocks will definitely go out fast. 

Books For Less’ Warehouse is at 643 Frankfurt Street, Mercedes Ave. San Miguel, Pasig. For more information, visit Books For Less on Facebook.


Manila Sundance Pre-Summer Sale

It’s almost time to hit the beach again, and what better way to entertain your excitement than to prepare for summer-ready outfits. Giving us just that is Manila Sundance’s back-to-back Pre-Summer Sale, happening on February 23 to 25 and March 2 to 4 at SM Megamall’s Megatrade Hall 1.

Aside from the free cotton candy and free use of photobooth, it is also launching its first #MSBHAUL “Fit All You Can” promo. How it works: shoppers need to register at the organizer’s booth and list their chosen brand to play the game with. Each ticket, which comes at P299, is applicable to one brand only.

SM Megamall is in Mandaluyong City. For more information, visit Manila Sundance Fashion Events on Facebook.


Manila Biennale Finnisage

Enjoy a closing tour of Manila Biennale and celebrate the culmination of its inaugural edition this Sunday!

The tour allows access to main exhibition areas, in which artworks and installations from 40 participating Manila Biennale artists await. Travel between locations via tranvia or calesa all while viewing live art. What’s more, the final stop will be guided by Carlos Celdran himself!

Registration starts at 3 p.m. at Manila Biennale Lounge in Casa Manila and the tour will end with a reception at Fort Santiago at 7 p.m. Tickets are at P2,000 but you can get a discounted rate of P1,500 if you avail until March 3.

Casa Manila is at Plaza San Luis Complex, Corner Real & Gen. Luna Streets, Intramuros. For more information, visit or follow Manila Biennale on Facebook.


Don Papa Rum at Art Fair PH

View the Don Papa Rum’s iconic Rum Hut and the Top 10 finalists of Don Papa Rum’s 3rd Annual Don Papa Art Competition at Art Fair Philippines, happening until March 4 at The Link in Makati.

Probably the most awaited annual art event is the Art Fair Philippines, which showcases the best of the Philippines’ art scene. In a span of a few days, the festival shines the spotlight on Philippine Contemporary Art. With supplementary lectures and tours, the Art Fair Philippines is able to enhance appreciation of Philippine visual arts.

More than just an exhibit to see, it also serves as a way for guests to vote on their favorite piece. The winner will be announced on Sunday.

For more information, visit and or follow Don Papa Rum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


In case you didn’t know, March 3 is actually “If Pets Had Thumbs Day” and March 4 is International Scrapbooking Day. Weird holidays, we know. And since most of us have furbabies and the resources to make scrapbooks, it doesn’t hurt to celebrate them. Ultimately, have fun this weekend. You deserve it!



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