Have any hot weekend plans yet? If your calendar is still wide open, here are a couple of suggestions of how you can make this Saturday and Sunday count, starting with making the trek to Escolta, Manila.

Come for a haircut, stay for the performances. HUB Make Lab in Escolta is no longer just the one-stop spot for unique finds plus some really tasty grub (and potent drinks) from local makers. With Folk 1006‘s soft opening this Saturday, men can get their grooming fix here, too. Check off a few items on your must-do list—get a cut/shave, drink, party—by joining in on the festivities. C’mon, there will be free-flowing drinks (until supplies last)!

This October 28th – MAKERS OPEN HOUSE is back! ✨ Market + Workshop + Party Our quarterly MAKERS OPEN HOUSE is a great day to get to know the HUB Make Lab's resident makers, learn from workshops and have a good time! The HUB Make Lab also officially welcomes Folk 1006 & Denuo! • For FOLK 1006's launch they are hosting the KLTRD and The Maverick Pomade collaboration: BRAVE THE WOODS and will get you in a party mood with a fantastic DJ lineup featuring BoyKillsRobot, James Grr, Mafia, and RJAY Ty. PLUS they are giving a 50% discount on haircuts for their first 10 customers! • Denuo will setup a POP-UP SHOP giving us a taste of their eco-conscious brand, using ethical methods for sustainable clothing. + Free admission. + Great Food from Bao Bar Escolta, Lucky Dumplings 蓂蓂, Fred's Revolución, The Den + Ongoing Exhibitions at rulesofraw & TDR Escolta + Makers Workshops: Emergent Plants, Intro to Baybayin, Kokedama Want to be part of our MAKERS OPEN HOUSE? Email us: hubmakelab@gmail.com

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That’s not the only thing on HUB Make Lab’s agenda, with the Makers Open House also happening on Saturday. Check out the goods from the socially responsible brand Denuo as they set up a pop-up shop at the First United Building, and join in on a variety of workshops to be conducted by HUB Make Lab’s resident makers. Learn about the art of kokedama, know the basics of baybayin, and more. Just shoot an email to hubmakelab@gmail.com to know more about the workshops to be offered and to reserve slots.

Escolta newbies and old-timers alike can also get the chance to see the old Manila district anew with The Sketchwalk Set-up, presented by WHOAREMARO. Stroll down the historical street to marvel at the architecture and culture that continue to define the place, and put your pencil to paper for some analog memory-keeping. To reserve a slot, set aside Php300 for the joining fee and reserve a slot by sending an e-mail to whoaremaro@gmail.com.