EVENTS: Dance, Shopping, Stories for teens, Eating Out, Talks . .

CLASICAL DANCE

MUSICAL-DANCE THEATRE: Nrithyaarpana presents a musical dance theatre ‘Moovarnam’  – directed by Dhakshayani Ramachandran. On August 15, 6 p.m. At R. R. Sabha hall, Mylapore. Open to all

 ART & CLASSICAL DANCE:  ‘Chitra Bharatham’ is the theme of this year’s Natyarangam’s fest of dance – wellknown Bharatanatyam dancers interpret artworks of famous artists. Unique themes. On from Aug. 16 to 2o at Narada Gana Sabha hall, Alwarpet. 6.30 p.m. daily, open to all. Contact – 24993201.

TWO SHOWS: Aim for Seva India, a non-profit trust presents two dance productions –
Nandalala – A Nritya Natak by Anitha Guha’s Bharathanjali dance troupe and ‘Jagat Pavani Ganga – a dance-music-theatre Production by Kalasadhanalaya of guru Revathi Ramachandran. On Aug. 16 and 17 at Music Academy. Ticketed shows for fund-raiser drive. Ph: 9500060153 / 44 2498 7955.

LEISURE

FREE YOGA SESSION:  ‘Breathe Right & Live Stress-free’ by Art of Living group will teach simple, yet powerful breathing techniques and pranayama. On Aug. 11 & 12 – 6 p.m. At Vel’s Kinder Kids, Ranga Lane, Mylapore. Phones: 88841 00232 / 96863 70382. Pre-registration required. Open for all above 18 years.

OTHER EVENTS

STORIES FOR TEENS: Acclaimed writer-illustrator Manjula Padmanabhan presents her new book Shrinking Vanita, for young readers – of stories where sci-fi and humour mesh. On August 11. At Tulika Bookstore, Alwarpet, 11 a.m.

MADRAS-THEMED TALKS: A series of talks hosted by Madras History Local Group as part of the Madras Day celebration. Here is the schedule ( two talks daily) – Aug. 11 –  ‘Kannadasan Life and Times’ – talk by Isai Kavi Ramanan, 5 p.m. ‘The Politics of Dance’ – talk by Nrithya Pillai, 6.45 p.m. Aug.12 –    ‘Trees of Madras’ – talk by Prof. Swaminathan, 5 p.m. ‘Celluoid Kotai: Politics and Tamil Cinema’ – talk by Dr. Maruthumohan. 6.45 p.m. Aug. 15 –  ‘The Day Madras Drowned’ – talk by Krupa Ge, 5 p.m.   ‘Chennaiyin Enthiran: Sujatha’ -talk by J Raghunathan. 6.45 p.m.

At Arkay Centre, Luz. Phones: 9381007317, 24997529. Open to all.

EATING OUT

MEAL DEAL AT SAVERA: The Piano restaurant has launched a new menu featuring mocktails, soups, seafood, desserts from various cuisines, along with live stations and wood fired thin crust pizzas. The Monday to Saturday lunch buffet also has special offers for diners. Ph: 9710421422

SHOPPING

BRANDED CLOTHES, ACCESSORIES: ‘My Cup of Tea’, a pop-up curated by Rosemary Jacob, featuring hand-crafted fashion and lifestyle brands, will hold its third show in Chennai. Women and men’s wear, home décor, bags, footwear and accessories – all of brands like Deviche, VAPH, Chiaroscuro, Knotty Maria, Eesha Zaveri. August 11. At Luz House, 176, Luz Church Rd., 10 a.m.onwards. Entry – Rs. 50.

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