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Weekender: May 6, 2011

<p>Pacman, a benefit concert, and free comics!</p>
by Gelo Gonzales | May 6, 2011
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One of the meatiest weekends so far this summer season is all set to explode.[firstpara] Chief among them: fists of fury from our nation’s pride Manny Pacquiao battling against the formidable Shane Mosley. Let’s get it on!

If you weren’t aware that this Pacquiao fight was happening this Sunday, well, we’ve only got one thing to ask you: what’s wrong with you?

The country stops dead in its tracks to witness Pacquiao fight, and this time he’ll be fighting a former pound-for-pound king who goes by the name Shane Mosley. We can’t wait. Here are some of the best places where you can catch this epic bout:

Robinson’s Movieworld at Robinson’s Galleria, Ermita, Metro East, Imus, Bacolod, Iloilo, Tacloban, Gen San, Dumaguete, Ilocos Norte, Forum, Lipa, Pampanga, Sta Rosa will be showing the fight live. Admission is 550 pesos.

The Sofitel Philippine Plaza will also be hosting the fight. Tickets are priced at P1,300 which includes a hearty Filipino breakfast buffet at the Harbour Garden Tent.

The Crowne Plaza Galleria offers a screening as well worth P950 which includes a breakfast buffet with iced tea at Grand Hall.

CLIQ Singles Night
Happening tonight, May 6, is Cliq's singles night and speed-dating event where 50 men and 50 women will be participating in fun, meaningful activities and events that aim to help you make new friends, and if you're lucky, find someone special.

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The event will be happening over at Quantum Cafe located at 9590 Kamagong cor. Bagtikan Street in Makati. The party starts at 730 PM and ends at 11. It's really one of the best ways to enjoy minglehood this weekend! Ticket is priced at 800 pesos, but if you bring 5 friends with you, you can get in for just 500 pesos.

Lee Dewyze Live in Manila
While some of you are currently rooting for their own favorite candidates in this year’s American Idol, the show’s season 9 winner will be playing live in Manila for his Live It Up album promo tour. You can catch him on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 8 PM at the Venice Piazza, and on Sunday May 8, 7 PM at the Eastwood mall.

Defending the Caveman
The longest-running one-man comedy show in Broadway History, Defending the Caveman will be returning for an encore as the CPR Auditorium of the RCBC Plaza hosts the said show on May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, and 21. Comedian Joel Trinidad is back in his role as the Caveman that dives back into the prehistoric ages to take a look at the humorous differences between man and woman, a lot of which haven’t changed even as modernity took over.

Instituto Cervantes’ Portraits of Youth
This May, Instituto Cervantes de Manila will be having a very special film cycle that tackles the issues of youth, and the challenges and victories experienced by the young generation. This film cycle center in on the Spanish youth universe from the 80s up to the 20th century, and the films will be presented in their original Spanish audio track with English subtitles. Screening will be held in all Saturdays of May, 4 and 6 pm at Instituto Cervantes' Salon de Actos.

The eight films that will be shown include Pedro Almodóvar's Laberinto de pasiones (Labyrinth of Passion), a comedy about a nymphomaniac pop star who falls in love with a gay Middle-Eastern prince; Alejandro Amenábar's psychological thriller Abre los ojos (Open Your Eyes), a movie about a former womanizer whose life took a turn for the worst after a car crash; El otro lado de la cama (The Other Side of the Bed), a film about two couples whose search for happiness and love take them into a path of slightly messy, intertwined situations; and the award-winning 2001 Spanish drama film Lucía y el sexo (Sex and Lucia), a story about a young waitress (Paz Vega) who finds escape in an isolated Mediterranean island after the death of her writer boyfriend. Salvador García Ruiz' Mensaka" and María Ripoll's Tu vida en ´65 (Your Life in 65) "Tapas,” and Yo soy la Juani (My Name is Juani) will also be shown.

Admission to all the screenings is FREE on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis.
For more information regarding screening schedules, please call (63 2) 526-1482 or visit

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