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    Clash of the titans
    May 2 | Las Vegas
    Pegged to be ‘the fight of the century’, legendary Floyd Mayweather Jr takes on power house Manny Pacquiao. Eight-division world champion Pacquiao is known to put up a fight, but this one, against undefeated, five-division world champion Mayweather Jr, will no doubt pile on pressure on both corners. Stakes are likely to be higher than ticket prices, with one section on the floor selling for a whopping `2 crore. At MGM Grand Garden. Details: mgmgrand.com

    Yellow fever
    May 3 | Chennai Trade Centre
    The Chennai Jackfruit Festival, a three-day event dedicated to the fruit and value-added products made with it, begins today at the Chennai Trade Centre. Expect jackfruit chips, jellies, jams, pickles and a special buffet with a host of dishes featuring the fruit. Buffet passes at `450. Details: chennaijackfruitfest.com

    Take a dip
    May 5 | Dipping Pot
    How about a fondue date? The week-old Dipping Pot in Alwarpet serves the Swiss dish of melted cheese in a classic or peri-peri spiced version, with vegetarian and non vegetarian bites to dip in. Read about our experience at the restaurant cum cafe on Page 8

    In the spotlight
    May 7 | Lalit Kala Akademi
    Art lovers must not miss the South Indian Art Show organised by city-based Chandra Ilango Visual Art Foundation. Featuring around 130 paintings, sculptures and photographs created by young artists from the South, the show will also feature a documentary by Leena Manimekalai screened on the inaugural day, while a book-reading session will take place on the last day. From May 4-10, 11 am to 7 pm. Details: 9566615111

    At the movies
    May 1 | SPI Cinemas
    Kamal Haasan’s next, Uttama Villain, has already made headlines with controversies about its mythological subject and the music composed by Mohammad Ghibran. It remains to be seen how the movie will fare at the box office, with its ensemble cast that also has Urvashi and Jayaram, and directors K Vishwanath and K Balachander playing cameos. The film is directed by Ramesh Aravind. Details: 42244224

    Double bill
    May 2 | The Park
    This month’s edition of IndiEarth at The Park has Kolkata-based Berklee student, Nischay Parekh performing at Aqua. The singer and multi-instrumentalist is known for his lyrical and imaginative sounds and mixes pop and electronica to good effect. Also performing is The Sleepwalker, an upcoming name in alternative dance music, at The Leather Bar. More on Page 13

    Double bill
    May 2 | The Park
    This month’s edition of IndiEarth at The Park has Kolkata-based Berklee student, Nischay Parekh performing at Aqua. The singer and multi-instrumentalist is known for his lyrical and imaginative sounds and mixes pop and electronica to good effect. Also performing is The Sleepwalker, an upcoming name in alternative dance music, at The Leather Bar. More on Page 13

    To their beat
    May 6 | DakshinaChitra
    Learn the art of Thappattam (a form of Tamil folk dance) by enrolling for the course by DakshinaChitra. To be held throughout the month, the course is open to anyone above 15 and is a sure way to learn some great folk moves. Register at `3,500. Starting on May 6, from 10.30 am to 1 pm. Details: 9884217393

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