Boxing at the Kia Theater

THE Manny Pacquiao-Lucas Matthysse boxing bout will be screened at the Kia Theater at the Araneta Center.

ON JULY 15 (Manila time), Manny Pacquiao will be facing off with hard-hitting Argentine Lucas Matthysse at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For those who cannot witness the bout in person, the best seat in the Metro is in Kia Theater at the Araneta Center in Cubao, QC. Through a partnership between Kia Theater and Cignal, the bout will be screened in the theater on a giant high-definition screen measuring 40 feet x 20 feet. The theater also has an immersive sound system. VIP or Loge tickets (which already come with meals) cost P500. Balcony tickets are P300. Tickets are now available at Ticketnet outlets and online through Interested buyers may also contact 911-5555. The theater opens at 9 a.m.

Fun at Shangri-La Plaza

IT’S JULY and Shangri-La Plaza goes all out with a sale, art exhibits and gourmet adventures for its mall guests. First off, the Shang is holding the Season Ender Sale until July 15, with deals from brands like Fino, CMG, Quicksilver, Mango, Sealy Sleep Boutique, PJS Sleepwear, Rajo! Store, Unarosa, New Balance, Columbia, Ollie & Co., Geox, Converse, K & Company, BoConcept, Commune, The Body Shop, and clinics like Healthway Medical and LS Pascual, among many others. From July 13 to 15, “Entertain in Style: Tablescapes by Rustan’s Department Store” will be on view at the Grand Atrium. Meanwhile, the ArtiCraft de Charite Bazaar will be held at the East Atrium for some local art and organic food fix. After these aesthetically pleasing fairs, check out Garden Gourmet at the Food Forum and explore even more options for healthy meals. The Ateneo Art Awards’s short-listed artists and writers’ works will be on view at the Shang’s Grand Atrium from July 17 to 29. Slated on July 19 up until July 31 is the Saturday Group of Artists’ 50th Anniversary Exhibit at the East Atrium. Next comes Friend Fest from July 27 to 29 at the Level 1, Shaw Hallway. July’s last hurrah for foodies out there is the Artisan Fair from July 27 to 29 at the Food Forum. For inquiries, call 370-2597/98 or visit