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May 20, 2011
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With summer almost over, you need to make the most out of your remaining weekends, so here are five of the best things to check out in these coming days. [firstpara]

1. See a movie. Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides is opening Friday, May 20
A few weeks ago, we were on a Thor high. If you’ve been following the site, you should know just what movie we’re obsessing about right now.

Yep, Johnny Depp and all his face-mangling ways are back in the fourth entry into the Pirates franchise, Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides.

On Stranger Tides, sees the return of one Jack Sparrow, and the coming of new characters, including one played by the always gorgeous Penelope Cruz.

In this new adventure, everyone’s favorite pirate sets out to search for the fountain of youth, and as always finds himself in a tight race with other groups looking for the same thing.

The film opens today in local cinemas everywhere.

2. Go to an exhibit. Quantum Cafe is hosting Inked
Satisfy your need for some exquisite art this weekend as Boy Garrovillo pays tribute to the art of getting inked by way of an exhibit.

This multimedia artist’s exhibit is aptly titled, Inked, and will be held at Quantum Cafe, 9590 Kamagong corner Bagtikan Streets, Makati City from May 20 to June 20.

The exhibit features pen and ink sketches against monochromatic backgrounds. On opening night, there will also be resounding performances by Kalayo.

For inquiries, contact (0917) 888-8208 or email designs.liquidfire@gmail.com.

3. Go to a gig. Manilasoulclub Presents: A Wigan Casino Revival Night Special
With the musical talent in the country, it’s never too hard to find a gig that’s going to rock you all night long. But if you really want something a bit more unique, then why don’t you head on over to B-Side, at The Collective in Makati?

On Friday, May 20, the place will be hosting the Manila Soul All-Nighter featuring the rare grooves of Northern Soul and Motown with DJs Bing Austria, Soul Dad and Bea Wong.  The groove will definitely fill your soul with delight!

4. Learn a new skill. Cook Like Men
We love to eat, but not all of us can cook. But you know what? Women find men who can cook as irresistible as a sumptuous dish of adobo. So let us tell you where you can get  started.

On Sunday, May 21, food entrepreneur Stephanie Zubiri will teach you how to cook like a real man should at Cook Like Men which will be held at Enderun Colleges, 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, from 9 AM to 1 PM.

Yes you probably know how to deep fry stuff, grill meat or even steam rice, but in this workshop you’ll learn so much more. Learn to prepare Tournedos Rossini with Seared Foie Gras, Caramelized Onions, Angus Burgers, Hand-cut French Fries with Home-made Truffle Mayo, Red Wine and Black Truffle Glaze, and Dark Chocolate Toblerone Mousse.

Workshop fee is P4,500.

For inquiries, contact Monica Salamatin or Florence Elumba at 856-5000 local 505. You may also email extensioncourses@enderuncolleges.com or log on to www.enderunextension.com.

5. Go on a date. See Maroon 5 Live in Manila

Do these guys even need an introduction? The Grammy award-winning recording artist will be in the country on May 23, 2011 at the SMX Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia Grounds Pasay City.

We can only expect one thing from these guys: these hit makers, known for “This Love,” “Sunday Morning,” and “Hands All Over” are sure to give all concert-goers a rocking good time. They’ve won three times at the Grammy’s hold gold and platinum awards for their records, and you know, are pretty popular with the ladies. So, not only will you be enjoying the music, you’ll also get to spot a lot of babes in the crowd. Double whammy!

Ticket prices are available now at Ticketworld.com. Follow this link for full ticket price details.

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WORDS BY: GELO GONZALES

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