Weekend Events: Concerts, workshops, sales, eating out . . .

MUSIC. FILM. COMEDY

CARNATIC FUSION
Carnatic fusion concert as a part of 8th annual Navrathri Naada Vaibhavam fest – by Shanthi Suresh (vocal), Sathyanarayanan K. (keyboard) & team of artistes. Oct. 7, 4.15 p.m. At Music Academy, Alwarpet. Open to all.

NAVARATRI MUSIC
Music discourse and concerts for the festival organised by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan as part of Saroja Parasaran Endowment music series. Features wellknown artistes.
Oct. 8 onwards, 6 p.m. daily. At Bhavans, Mylapore. Ph: 24643420. Open to all.

TAIWANESE FILM FEST
Taiwanese Film Festival organised by Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation in association with Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre. Oct 8 to 10, 6.15 p.m. At Russian Centre, Alwarpet. Ph: 2821 2652.

ENGLISH COMEDY
Stand-up comedy themed ‘Nothing About Godzilla’, by comedian Sumit Anand: organised by Comedy Wagon. On Oct. 7, 8 p.m. At Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Sundareswarar Street, Mylapore.
Ph: 2464 1767. Paid event.

WORKSHOPS

STORYTELLING
World Storytelling Institute presents ‘8-session Storytelling Workshop for Adults’ by Dr. Eric Miller. Participants will be taught to compose stories inspired by various sources.
On Oct. 7 to Nov 25, eight weekly sessions, 10 a.m. At Cathedral Road, Alwarpet. Ph:98403 94282. Register. Paid event.

PAINT ON UMBRELLAS
Workshop on umbrella painting by The Artisan House. On Oct. 6, 10 a.m. At 4/1, 9th Street, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore. Ph: 4850 6906. Paid event.

PAPER BAG-MAKING
Workshop by Karpagavalli on ‘Paper Bag Making’ with any kind of paper along with homemade glue, wrapping techniques and more. Participants will carry back their handmade paper bags.
On Oct. 8, 10 a.m. At 9, Ranga Lane, Dr. Ranga Road, Mylapore
Paid event – includes cost of materials. Register at: 8884100232.

 

SHOPPING

TEXTILES AND CRAFTS
Textiles & Lifestyle Accessories show and sale by The Crafts Council of India, a volunteer run, not-for-profit NGO. Featuring designer saris, dupattas, fabric and stoles created by many leading designers of the country working with Indian textile traditions.
On Oct. 6, 10 a.m. At Welcom Hotel, Cathedral Road.

SALE BY WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
Organised by Marketing Organisation of Women Entrepreneurs
(MOOWES). Sale of ethnic salwars & sarees, jewellery, lace garlands, Kalamkari cloth bags, casual wear for men, women & kids, tea, pulses & spices, homemade fries, pickles & podis.
On Oct. 6 & 7. At Sri Sankara Hall, Alwarpet. Ph: 9884499237.

MISCELLANEOUS

FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

Talk on ‘Chair Exercises For Senior Citizens’. Organised by Dignity Foundation.
On Oct. 11, 11 a.m. At Srinivasa Gandhi Nilayam , No,332, Ambujammal street, Alwarpet.
Talk on ‘Importance of Tai Chi for Senior Citizens’.
On Oct. 12, 4 p.m. At Oppilal Music School, No.54, 3rd Street, Abhiramapuram.
Open to all. Contact: 98403 95943 / 26210363.

ART
‘Colours of the Sun’, an abstract acrylic paintings exhibition by Rugmini, a Chennai-based artist. Till Oct. 15, 11 a.m. At Wandering Artist, R. A. Puram. Ph: 7358224109.

EATING OUT
Gastronomer and food enthusiast, Manoj Padmanaban hosts a creative 8-course menu (vegetarian and meat options available). On Oct. 6, 7.30 p.m.. At On The Rocks, Crown Plaza hotel, Alwarpet. Ph: 2499 4101. Limited to 30 guests. Advanced booking mandatory.

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