What to hear, what to see and where to eat Filipino food this week
Wed, May 2, 2012 (5:10 p.m.)
Illustration: Wes Gatbonton
Mayweather vs. Cotto Yeah, we know, it’s not Mayweather-Pacquiao, but since Cotto’s WBA light-middleweight title is on the line, there’s no way this fight will be boring. (We hope …) May 5, 9 p.m., $200-$1,500, MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Filipino Festival In a post-apocalyptic world without currency, Filipino pork adobo would be like gold. Sample other flavors and arts of the Philippines at this Town Square fest, with carnival rides, games and dance crews on the side. May 5-6, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., parking lot behind H&M.
Lei Day Two days of nonstop Hawaiian and Polynesian entertainment—aka the 15th annual Lei Day arts and culture festival—kick off Saturday in the Cal’s Downtown parking lot at Stewart and Main. Expect lots of island and Asian eats, live music and arts and crafts. May 5, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; May 6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Deer Tick John McCauley was playing Vegas long before his folk-rock outfit got tapped for Coachella and Sasquatch. Nice to see he’s still coming through town. With Turbo Fruits, Halloween Town, May 8, 8 p.m., $11-$13.
Jack White Not wowed by his last few releases? Blunderbuss, his first-ever solo album, rights recent wrongs with White’s best song set since Elephant. Out now.
The Five-Year Engagement A romantic comedy featuring a couple who actually seem to love and care about each other? Amazing! Jason Segel and Emily Blunt are charming in this funny, honest movie. Now playing citywide.
Arts District Mural Mark Mellon takes over the Contemporary Arts Center's East Side Projects window display with his mural, “A Repetitive Journey.” Throughout May, 107 E. Charleston Blvd.
“We’re Not Young” Video This parody of Fun’s “We Are Young” features 30-somethings lamenting their prostate issues, dead-end jobs and friends with kids. Hits hilariously close to home. screen.yahoo.com/sketchy.
I Am a Pole (And So Can You!) How does Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak feel about Stephen Colbert’s new children’s book? Sendak’s extra-large font cover blurb: “The sad thing is, I like it.” You probably will, too. Out May 8, $16.
Ghost in the Wires Kevin Mitnick, famous hacker, ex-con and master of social engineering, tells his fascinating tale in a book subtitled My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker. Now on paperback, $26.