A listing of local events on the weekend and beyond:
OSTEOPOROSIS AND ORTHOPAEDIC CAMP
On January 19, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul jointly with Cipla is conducting a free osteoporosis and orthopedic consultation camp for men and women above 35 years of age. Patients with back, hip and knee pain, smokers, alcoholics, menopause-related issues and those using steroids or painkillers can make use of this camp. Bone strength will be assessed. From 9 a.m. to 12 noon at National Shrine of St. Thomas Basilica, Santhome.
KALA POSHAKAM UTSAV
From January 20, a seven-day festival of dance will be held at Alwarpet. Performances will include Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Mohiniyattam, Kathak, and Vilasini Natyam, by artists from different cities as well from the USA. Organised by Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation (Mylapore Trio), the programmes begin at 5.30 p.m. onwards. At Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road, Alwarpet. Contact 7299829978 for more details.
SPIRITUAL LECTURE BY SWAMI BODHANANDA
On January 21, 22 and 23, vedanta exponent and management guru Swami Bodhananda will speak on ‘Hindu Dharma for 21st Century’. High Court Judge V. Ramasubramanian will inaugurate the programme. A Kundalini awakening meditation will be held on January 22 and 23 at 7 a.m. The talk is at 7 p.m. at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore and is organised by Sambodh Foundation. Contact 24616131.
On January 26, a Naveena swayamvaram will be conducted for all Brahmins. Organised by Sree Lalitha Trust, there is an online registration as well as spot registration at the venue. There will be a free horoscope exchange, astrological service and panchagam. The programme will be webcast live. At Sanskrit College, Mylapore from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact 9842324598 for details.
FREE SANSKRIT CLASSES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
Santha Srinivasan is organising free Sanskrit classes for senior citizens. The sessions will be held at Sriram Nagar, Alwarpet from February 1 onwards. Contact 9884313214 for details.
BED LINEN EXHIBITION
On now is a sale of bed linen comprising of mattresses with waterproof covers, bedsheets, pillow covers, cushions and the like. Discounts and free delivery is available. At Chettiar Hall, 74 TTK Road, Alwarpet. Contact 45579456 for details.
On now is an unlimited buffet of barbeque starters with a live grill on each table at restaurant Grill Box. A choice of vegetarian and non-vegetarian starters, main course, salads and soups are available at Rs.399 on weekdays and Rs.499 on weekends. At 139, Dr. RK Salai, Mylapore, opp. City Centre Mall. Contact 9500128070.
SARVANI SANGEETHA SABHA ANNIVERSARY
From January 18 to 22, the 28th anniversary celebrations of Sarvani Sangeetha Sabha will be held. The programme will be dedicated to saint Tyagaraja. The music series of concerts will be held in the evenings. At Tattvaloka Auditorium, Eldams Road, Alwarpet.
IRANIAN ARTIST’S EXHIBITION
On now till January 22 is a collection of artworks by Iranian artist Nahal Fekri. At Art Houz, 41, Kasturi Rangan Road, Alwarpet from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
STANDUP COMEDY THEATRE SHOW
On January 18, a stand up comedy act by four comedians Praveen Kumar, Kenneth Sebastian, Kanan Gill and Rajesh Hinduja is being organised by Just Kidding. At TN Rajaratnam Auditorium, Durgabai Deshmukh Road, RA Puram, 6.45 p.m.
PONGAL FOOD FESTIVAL
On now till January 19 is a traditional menu consisting of kalapu kari, kovil thinai pongal and vallikezhangu varuval and more at Dakshin restaurant, part of Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers, Alwarpet. From 12.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. only at Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers, Alwarpet.
SEAFOOD FEST FESTIVAL
From January 20 to February 15, Clarion Hotel is organising a seafood special. Delicacies from across the Asian continent will be on the menu from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. At restaurant Her Name is Ming, Clarion Hotel, 25 Dr. RK Salai, Mylapore.
HARIKATHA BY NAADA INBAM
On January 21, Thyagaraja Aradhana Day, ‘Pibare Ramarasam’ Harikatha will be conducted by Kalyanapuram Veeraraghavan and group. Organised by Naada Inbam, the programme will be held at Ragasudha Hall, 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore at 6.15 p.m.
FOUNDERS DAY OF P. S. CHARITIES
On January 26, P. S. Charities and P. S. Educational Society based in Mylapore will celebrate their 109th Founder’s Day. University Education Fund scholarships will be awarded and old teachers will be felicitated. At P. S. Hr. Sec. School, 215, RK Mutt Road, Mylapore.
114TH YEAR DANCE FESTIVAL
Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha is organising the 114th year dance festival at Narada Gana Sabha. Meenakshi Chittaranjan will be conferred with the title ‘Natya Kalasarathy’ and felicitated by Dr. Vyjayantimala Bali at the inauguration on January 20. All the Bharatanatyam performances will be held in the evenings from 4 p.m. onwards.
NAMMA CHENNAI CARNIVAL
On January 25, Thejomaya centre at RA Puram is organising a carnival displaying art work and a cultural program involving traditional art, games and food stalls, all highlighting the city’s tradition. Contact 45535518 / 43090223 for details.