Four things to do this May 29 to June 4

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Reserve your tickets for Fifth Wall Fest’s Ballroom 101, which starts June 10.. Photo from FIFTH WALL FEST/INSTAGRAM

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines Life, May 29) — This week, sign up for a pottery-slash-coffee tasting session and reserve tickets to a Ballroom event, shop for unique furniture finds, and stock your library.

Sign up for a pottery-slash-coffee tasting session with Reine So Pottery

On June 17, ceramics studio Reine So pottery is partnering with Type A Coffee for a hand building pottery and coffee tasting session at the latter’s outpost in Mandaluyong. The beginner-friendly hand building session is inclusive of stoneware clay, the use of pottery tools, drawing materials, and aprons, as well as the glazing and firing of the piece courtesy of the studio. Participants will also get a choice of drink and pastry aside from coffee samples from Type A. The session costs ₱3,500 per person. To sign up, visit their website. Slots are limited, so it’d be better to sign up as soon as possible to ensure that you can participate. — CNN PHILIPPINES LIFE STAFF

Get your next favorite piece of furniture on sale from Funk House

In the era of Nordic knockoffs and minimalism, adding personality into your home or own space can be tricky. Sometimes the statement piece that you swear could make or break the place might also be the one with the heftiest price tag. When I found furniture store Funk House’s Instagram earlier this year, I spent a lot of time window shopping via their online catalog of colorful pieces — all with interesting designs with that mid century modern vibe. If you too have been eyeing something from Funk House, now might be the time to send that order form. From now until May 31, the store is having a mid-year sale, where customers can get ₱500 off all items on their catalog. Check out the full catalog through their Instagram @funk__house. — GABY GLORIA

The Philippine Book Festival goes to the World Trade Center, Pasay City this June 2 to 4. Photo courtesy of NATIONAL BOOK DEVELOPMENT BOARD

Register for next week’s Philippine Book Festival

Local literature is getting the spotlight at the Philippine Book Festival. Head over to the World Trade Center in Pasay City from June 2 to 4, where countless titles from Philippine publishers will be available. The festival also features book signings, author meet-and-greets, as well as workshops and live performances. Best part: registration is totally free. Visit to get your QR code for a smooth entrance process. Opening hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on June 2, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on June 3 and 4. — MARGA BUENAVENTURA

Visit the official Philippine Book Festival on Instagram for more info.

Reserve your tickets for Fifth Wall Fest’s Ballroom 101

For Ballroom enthusiasts and enjoyers, dance festival Fifth Wall Fest is doing a Ballroom 101 event on June 10, 11, 17, 18 (that’s two weekends) to kickoff Pride Month. This series of talks will be in collaboration with the ballroom community here in Manila. Join Xyza Mizrahi and “Legendary” cast member Nunoy Revlon as they host conversations about the history, culture, and celebration of Ballroom. The discussions will have a special line up of speakers each time.

The talks will be held at Stay Up Espresso Bar in Kapitolyo, Pasig City for ₱350 (single sessions) and ₱1,200 for packages. The event can also be viewed on Zoom with a ₱100 minimum pay-what-you-can basis. In-person tickets come with complimentary drinks.

Pre-sale tickets will be available until June 8.

Check out Fifth Wall PH’s social media accounts for details and updates. — DON JAUCIAN