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Jul 15, 2011
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Payday weekend: Probably the sweetest sounding four syllable word combination in any a hardworking salary-man's dictionary. [firstpara] And that’s exactly what we’ve been blessed with today, so now it’s time to spend a little, live a little. Here’s where you can go.

Catch the best of indie filmmaking
Cinemalaya 2011, the country’s premiere independent film festival, runs from July 16 to July 24.

Thirty-one digital films will be competing to be recognized as the best.

Along with those, there will also be a hundred more films that will be screened that are sure to satisfy your inner critic.

We’ve also prepared our own list of Cinemalaya films in competition that we think shouldn’t be missed. Check it out here.

Screenings are to be held at  Cultural Center of the Philippines and at Greenbelt 3 in Makati City. Check out this page for full screening schedules.

A night with the concert king
On July 16, the one and only concert king, Martin Nievera will be performing at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila. The performance, titled “Tribute,” will have Martin showcasing his vocal prowess with his renditions of some of the greatest hits from Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Dean Martin and the King of Pop Michael Jackson. It promises to be a night of nostalgia, and will also pay tribute not just to international icons but of local geniuses as well including George Canseco, Willy Cruz, and Louie Ocampo.

For more details, please call Viva Concerts at (63 2) 687-7236, or TickerWorld at (63 2) 891-9999.

A behind-the-scenes look at the country’s most acclaimed films
From July 15 to August 28, Cesar Hernando’s behind-the-scenes photos of movies he had worked on with acclaimed filmmakers Mike de Leon, Raymond Red, Lav Diaz, Ishmael Bernal, and more will be on display. The exhibit, called "Mula sa mga Aninong Gumagalaw: Behind The Scenes 1971-2001," will be taking place at Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery), 4/F Cultural Center of the Philipppines, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday. Admission is free.

For inquiries, call CCP Visual Arts at 832-3702.

Get your soul shaking
Party to tunes that really hit it where it’s good at the Manila Soul & Dance Party on July 16, 8 PM at B-side, The Collective, 7274 Malugay Street, San Antonio Village, Makati City. The gig will be featuring Flippin' Soul Stompers, The Sleepyheads, The Go Signals, The Young Instigators, and Steady Movin' Beat, all of whom will be making your feet move and head bop. DJs Shane Cosgrove, Bing Austria, Bea Wong, Twice the Panic (Glenn Sta. Ana and Mike Chavez), and Chie Castaneda will also be performing for a night that’s far from your ordinary gig.
 
Meet and greet Urbandub
If you’re a big fan of the band, then you wouldn’t want to miss this. On July 16, get the chance to meet and greet the members of Urbandub at their in-store signing on July 16, 4 PM at Astroplus SM North EDSA, Quezon City.

Gabby Alipe (vocals, guitar), John Dinopol (guitar, vocals), Lalay Lim (bass, vocals), and Janjan Mendoza (drums), will be having an autograph signing session for those who'll buy their very first TeeDee (T-Shirt and CD), designed by Nick Automatic's Nicolo Nimor at P690.

For updates, log on to www.facebook.com/mcamusic.



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WORDS BY: GELO GONZALES
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