EVENTS AHEAD: shopping, workshops, film, music

SHOPPING
A SALE BY ARTISANS
Check out the Dastkar Mela sale at Sri Sankara Hall, Alwarpet. Choose from Kalamkari sarees and kurtis, jewellery, Moradabad statues, brass items and more. On till Jan 10. At T. T. K. Road, Alwarpet, 10 a.m. onwards. Ph: 9383740065.

SAREES AND STOLES
On display, Ajrak, Ikats, block prints, Khadi and other handwoven sarees, dupattas and stoles. By Matkatus, an online store for handcrafted products,  At C. P. Art Centre, Alwarpet. Till Dec 30, 10 a.m. onwards. Ph: 9500076418.
CRAFTS FAIR
Shop for garments, cosmetics, spices, utensils and gift and decorative articles at the crafts fair organised by Kairali Handicrafts Development Corporation of India. Till Dec 31. At Sri Sankara Hall, T. T. K. Road, Alwarpet, 10 a.m onwards. Ph: 28601830.
WORKSHOPS
CLAY MODELLING
Learn to make animals and the basics of coil pot and pinch pot methods at this clay modelling workshop. For children aged 9 to 14 years. Till Dec 30. Rs. 600 per day, inclusive of materials. At The Art Room, CIT Colony, Mylapore. Register at 7550071255.
MOVIES
IMMORTAL MELODIES
‘Larks of Yore’, a programme of rare songs sung by singing stars of the 1930s and 40s. Organised by Vintage Heritage. At P. S. School, Mylapore. On Dec 30, 6 p.m. onwards. Ph: 9444047714.
FREE SCREENING
A free screening of the movie ‘Songs from the Second Floor’, directed by Roy Andersson. On Dec 29. Organised by Balu Mahendra Film Society. Open to people aged 16 and above. At ICAT Design and Media College, 153, San Thome High Road, Mylapore. At 1.30 p.m.
ART
AN ART EXHIBIT
‘Celebration of life’, An exhibition of paintings by artist Sivabalan. On till Dec 31. At Soul Spice Art Gallery, 21/11, First Main Road, CIT Colony, Mylapore, 12 noon onwards.
INDIAN ART
A painting exhibition is on till Jan 20 at Artworld Sarala’s Art Centre. By artists T. Vaikuntham and K. Laxma Goud. At 1/12, Ganeshpuram, 3rd Street, 10.30 a.m. onwards.
MISCELLANEOUS
A TRIBUTE TO BRINDAMMA
A concert will be given by Geetha Raja, Aruna Prabha Ranganathan and Dr. Nanditha Ravi on Dec 30. Held in memory of vocalist and veena guru Thanjavur Brinda under the auspices of Brahma Gana Sabha. At Arkay Convention Centre, Luz, 6.30 p.m.
CULTURAL FESTIVAL
‘Vaanam Arts Festival’, a three day art and literature festival, will have dances, theatre, story telling, arts and crafts and more. A live show by The Casteless Collective and the release of their first album ‘Magizhichi’ is on the cards too. Dec 29 to 31. At St. Ebba’s Girls School, R. K. Salai, Mylapore, 10 a.m. onwards. Event is free for all.
CHARTERNITE EVENT
38th Charternite celebration and governor’s annual visitation. District Governor A. Ghulam Hussain is the chief guest. Hosted by Lion’s Club of Fort St. George. On Jan 1. At Hotel Savera, R. K. Salai, Mylapore, 6 p.m. onwards.
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