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Weekender: January 6, 2012

Lomo, spend-fests, and a pretty, little poster show
by Gelo Gonzales | Jan 5, 2012
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We’re only starting to recover from the holidays, but alas. How can you say no to the weekend? Raise the gates, get on your horses, and suck dry what this weekend has to offer!

This weekend, go catch Lomography Embassy Manila’s Lomo & Behold: Lomography Launch and Exhibit happening at Glorietta 3 (in front of Mango) in Makati from January 3 to January 16. Here you’ll find out everything about lomography, and a collection of some of the latest Lomo cameras today.

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Spend leftover holiday money
What’s that? You still got a couple wads of unused money? Holiday shopping didn’t finish it off? Well, thank God for SM! From January 2 to 15, SM Megamall and the SM Mall of Asia will be having a huge-ass sale. It's the end of season sale, as they call it, and it’s just about the right place for anyone who wants to start the year right by spending...right. Spending right, yes: discounts go up to 70% on great selections. Go and do what must be done: finish off that wallet of yours!

James Jean Back in Manila
James Jean is best known for his work for Vertigo’s graphic novel series Fables and Gerard Way’s Umbrella Academy. He also has his own published works: Process Recess, Process Recess 2: Portfolio, Xoxo: Hugs and Kisses, Fables: Covers, Process Recess 3: The Hallowed Seam, Kindling: 12 Removable Prints, Rift, and Rebus. Jean is a multi-awarded artist, well-recognized in the international art circle.  If you didn’t know all these, well, but is interested in modern artworks, then now’s a good time to get to know him, as he will be in town for the weekend giving talks and signing autographs.

You can catch him on January 6 from 12 noon to 4 PM at Fully Booked Katipunan, and at the Ateneo de Manila University from 430 to 630 PM. On Saturday, January 7, he will be having a book signing at 3 PM at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street, Taguig.

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Watch a play

Pointing out differences between men and women has always been a pretty funny thing to talk about. And it is what you’ll see and laugh about in the one-man comedy Defending The Caveman, starring Joel Trinidad. The show is said to be the longest running of its kind in Broadway history, and has been seen by over 8 million people across the globe, near all of them still splitting sides by the time the curtains close. The show is directed by Michael Williams and Cathy Azanza-Dy, and will be staged at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium at the RCBC Plaza on January 6, and 13, 8 PM, and January 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 330 and 8 PM.  

Tickets are at Php1,200 for orchestra center, Php1,000 for orchestra side and loge, and Php500 for balcony.

For ticket inquiries, please call Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999.

Look, more art!
Visual treats come your way as Secret Fresh’s year opener happens this weekend January 8, 6 PM. Titled AGIT POP! Post-Its To The Post Apocalypse, the exhibit’s a showcase of poster art created by Manila’s top graphic designers and artists. The whole roster includes JP Cuison, Dina Gadia, D.OT., Folk Superlative, Electrolychee, 27+20, Dee Grayson, AJ Dimarucot, Paulo Reyes, Russell Vergara, Wes Valenzuela, Mimi Tecson, A.lien, Dang Sering, Jackie Millonado and Jay Mitra. Secret Fresh is located at the RONAC Art Center in Greenhills.

For more information about the show you may contact (63 2) 570-9815 loc 7 or email:

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