EVENTS: film fest, sales, talk…


Egyptian film festival titled Women in Egypt. On May 12, “Cairo 6, 7, 8” will be screened at 7.45 p.m. at Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Kasturi Ranga Road. Ph: 2821 2652.


A painting exhibition on Sages and Saints will be held from May 11 to 14 at C. P. Art Centre, Eldams Road, Alwarpet. On display will be 108 paintings on different saints. Open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sri Parvati Gallery is hosting a painting exhibition on Animal Kingdom. The show will be on till May 31 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 28 / 160, Eldams Road, Alwarpet.

Figurative art exhibition is on at Prakrit Arts. On display are works of artists on various themes. Open till May 31. The gallery is located at 102, Greenways Road Extn, R. A. Puram.


The Hastakala Craft Fair is having a sale of saris, jewellery, terracotta items, and furniture at Sri Sankara Hall, TTK Road. On till May 22.

Shealaya is organising a jewellery exhibition of formal and party wear designs. Priced between Rs.250 to 3500. It will be held at C. P. Art Centre, Eldams Road. The sale is on May 12 and 13.


Kalai Koodam Academy of performing Arts Trust starts a new branch at R. A. Puram, near Billroth Hospital.  Classes are conducted by guru L. Murugashankari.  For admissions and details contact: 7299700777, 7299111116.


E – Ridges, R. A. Puram is conducting a free awareness camp on Multiple Intelligence theory with discussions and questionnaire from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On till June at 7A, Meera Apartments 4th Main Road, R. A. Puram. Ph: 94443 34567 / 4502 6239.


Sangeetha Samarpanam will be held every third Sunday at Sankara Matam Gurukulam, 18 C. P. Ramasamy Street, Abhiramapuram. This programme is organised by Saapaasa Adithian of Sannidhiyil Sangeetham. For information call 94441 17713 / 91766 82676.

Sri Radha Krishna Trust located at Warren Road is organising Radha Kalyana Mahotsavam and Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Latcharchanai Vizha at T. V. R. Subbi Chetty Vasantha Mandapam, Chitrakulam West Street, Mylapore from May 25 to 27. On May 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Radha Kalyana Mahotsavam will be held. There will be annadhanam at 1.30 p.m. and Bhaktha Anjaneya utsavam at 6 p.m. For more details call 94440 18374, 99401 61480.


Oli Chamber Concert. Vocal concert on the theme Vanam (forest) on May 12 at 6.10 p.m. At B – 5, Whispering Heights, 132, St. Mary’s Road, Alwarpet.

MSV Times presents light music concert on the Melodies of MS Viswanathan. On May 13 at 6 p.m. at Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, MCTM School, Luz Church Road.

Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Sri Ariyakudi Music Foundation is organising a vocal concert by Sirkazhi G. Siva Chidambaram on May 19 at 6.30 p.m. at P. S. School hall, Mylapore. This is part of the monthly Horizon programe.


Golden Years Club is having its third meeting at St.Bede’s School on May 13 from 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.  The members will be celebrating Mother’s Day with games and high tea during the meet. Members are invited to attend and bring their family members. Ph: 2495 0522. The Club is for seniors and is open to all.


A lecture demonstration on late music composer-director M B Srinivasan and his contribution to Indian choral music will be made by Dr Sudha Raja on May 13. The event starts at 6.30 p.m. 13 at Arkay Convention Centre, R. H. Road. The presentation will be convened by Dr. M A Bhageerathi. This will be followed by a programme of Indian choral music. For details call 98401 32913. Open to all.


Vanilla Children Place and Money-Wizards, an IIM alumni venture present a 10-day workshop where children learn all about earning, saving and investing. The sessions will enable the children to explore and learn key concepts related to money, finance and business through games, role-play and group activities. Open to children from 8 to 15 years. Entry is free. To register visit Vanilla, 89, Bishops Garden, R. A. Puram. Ph: 4206 6660.


Chennai Citi Centre is having a summer fest fun activity for kids. The host has created a large model of a cruise ship in the mall’s atrium. Kids can enter the ship on paying an entry fee of Rs.20 and go around the ship and take pictures. On offer are games, competitions, caricature, face painting and traditional indoor games like dhaayakattam, pallanguzhi, aadu puli aattam and goli.