EVENTS ahead: talks, workshops, sales, dance and art

MISCELLAENOUS

FOR EXPECTANT MOMS

Kauvery Hospital, Alwarpet is celebrating motherhood by organising a workshop for Mother’s Day for all mothers and expectant mothers on May 12 (Sunday) from 10.30 am to 12 noon.  The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Sabeeha T. A. Mohammed Saqhy, obstetrics and gynaecology and Jayashree Jayakrishnan, lactation consultant, Kauvery Hospital. Free workshop. Register at 9962694477

CHAT WITH CLASSICAL DANCER

‘Spirit of the Earth’ presents a chat session featuring well known classical dancer from Malaysia and a familiar person in India, Datuk Ramli Ibrahim. On May 14 at 11am at Spirit of the Earth, 4, Desika Road, CIT Colony, Mylapore. The conversation will be for 45 mins followed by snacks – serving healthy munchies!

TALK ON QUEEN MARYS COLLEGE

This is a public, illustrated talk on a  heritage of the city topic – ‘A Century of Queen Mary’s College’; it is by Nithya Balaji. At Arkay Centre, Luz ( opp. Viveks store). 6 p.m. onwards on May 11. Hosted by Madras Local History Group. Open to all.

WORKSHOPS

CALLIGRAPHY

Brush pen calligraphy workshop by Madras Lettering on May 11, Saturday; 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm Venue: Madras Art Store, Alwarpet. Contact:  97909 95771

PAINTING

Fluid art masterclass is a workshop to be held by Aarthi Goyal. On May 12, Sunday. Time: 10 am to 12 noon. Venue: Madras Art Store, Alwarpet. Contact:  97909 95771

BAKING

Frangipani Culinary Expressions presents 5-day baking course. May 15 to 21 (off on weekends). The course includes making cakes, icing, decorations, making cookies & biscuits. Paid event. Call Piyus 9962048088.

ART. DANCE. DRAMA

3D ANIMATED ART

InKo Centre, Boat Club Road, R. A. Puram presents ‘Animated Artistry’, an exhibition which showcases the unique synergy between drawing and technical layering, art and animation, that forms the basis for ideas of these artists. The exhibition aims to trace the process behind the making of critically acclaimed animated films by E-magic Animation Company such as Hanuman vs Mahiravana as well as short films such as Book Goblin, Fairywoods, Wizard of Arabia and Dark Spell.

Emagic was founded by Dr. Ezhil Vendan who has 15 years of experience as a senior 3D artist in the field of animation. He has worked in the UK for nearly 8 years in popular games studios. Dr. Ezhil, is a member of the VES (Visual Effects Society), a prestigious global organisation and is currently working as the art director at GamayaInc, USA.

 Inauguration of the exhibition is on May 17, 6.30 p.m. Open till June 15 ( except Sundays). Call 24361224.

ODISSI DANCE PRODUCTION

‘Odissi on High’, a dance production will be presented on May 14 evening at Narada Gana Sabha. The  theme focuses on the evolution of Odissi – by the two pioneer gurus – Kelucharan Mahapatra and Debaprasad Das. The approaches and evolution of these two veteran gurus have been developed and enhanced by their respective star disciples, guru Bichitrananda and guru Durga Charan Ranbir, respectively.  Veteran dancer Ramli Ibrahim of Malaysia is the conceiver of this production, having co-artistically directed it with Bichitrananda Swain.

Open to all.

THAMIZH DRAMAS

Bharatiya  Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore presents its theatre fest from May 16 to 24. Nine plays by city’s leading troupes. Opens on May 16, 6.45 p.m, with United Visuals’ ‘Thuglak Darbar.’ Plays start at 7 p.m. on the other days of the fest. Open to all.

SHOPPING

KITCHENWARE SALE

Mother’s Day special discount is on at Poppat Jamals, the kitchen supplies store at TTK Road, Alwarpet. Discount of 10% for all our regular customers and discount of up to 50% for milk bottles, water bottles and storage containers. Offer closes May 12. At 508, TTK Road, Alwarpet. Ph: 43235853.

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY

Jugal Kishore, a traditional jewellery shop on C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet, known for antique jewellery collection is offering a 10% discount on silver jewellery. Many silver pendants with traditional and intricate designs are on display here. “The pendants are made by the traditional artisans from Jaipur,” says a staff. At No. 44/73, C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet, Ph: 24990936

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