EVENTS: sales, workshops, food fests and more

Hastakala Art exhibition is on at Sri Sankara Hall, TTK Road. On display are painting of Madhubani and Saura tribal art forms, wood carvings, textiles and Banjara embroidery. On till May 30

Amaara store presents a collection of cottons and chiffons priced from Rs.2,700 onwards. On till May 31 at 27/14, C. V. Raman Road.

Brass Tacks’ boutique is having a sale of Ikat, featuring camisoles, maxi dresses, tunics, handblock printed cotton shirts and Bohemian trousers ranging from Rs.800 to Rs.2800. At 77/13, Corporation Shopping Complex, C. P. Ramaswamy Road. Call42081767.

FabIndia showcases the Mediterranean collection of clothes. On sale are Indian and western garments, jewellery, giftware and lighting.
It is inspired by the romanticism of the Mediterranean landscape, highlighting classic patterns and colours of marine, sunshine and chalk. On till May 27. At the store on Dr. Radhakrishnan Road, opposite Citi Center mall. Phone: 4323 8130.

Sri Palam Silks has launched its ‘Slim Fit’ range of saris. These help women who wear them to look slim. The silk saris feature geometric patterns. The shop is located at TTK Road. Phone: 2436 2120.

A sale of handloom and handicrafts hosted by Poompuhar on at  C. P. Arts Centre, No. 1, Eldams Road, Alwarpet. On sale are toys, saris, lamps, school bags and salwar material. On till May 29.

The first Bhajan recital ‘Sangeetha Samarpanam’  will be performed by young talents of Skanda Gana Vidyalaya  on May 20 at Gurukulam (Shankaramatam), 8, Sir C P Ramasamy Street, Abhiramapuram at 6.00 pm. Open To  all. Contact Saapaasa Adithian 9444117713/ 9176682676

Bhavan’s Chennai Kendra and TATA Consultancy Services are launching an 80hour (20 days) Free Employability Training Programme. A job opportunity with TCS will be given to those who complete the training.
The training consists of interactive sessions focusing on English communication, etiquette and confidence building to improve their job prospects.
Contact 2464 0811.

Vanilla Children Place presents a photography workshop for children. Photographer Praveen Padmanabhan will conduct it from May 21 to 23 from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. Children of age group 8 to 16 years can participate. The fee is Rs.1,500/- and the students need to bring their own camera (digital) and snacks.
For details contact:42066660.

On May 20 , Tamil Heritage Trust has organised for children an introductory class on Origami. It is open to those who are in the 12 to 15 years group. The camp is from 3p.m to 6.45p.m. For details call 24671501.

Prakrit Arts, 102, Greenways Road is having an exhibition of Figurative Art done by contemporary artists. The works use different media and focuses on people’s lifestyle. Open from 10am to 7pm till May 31.

Hotel Savera in Dr. Radhakrishnan Road has a buffet dinner fest called ‘Dum Dharbar’ on till May 27. It includes unlimited Kebabs, Shorba, Nehari, Qorma, Biryani, Salan, Meetha. For reservations contact Murali 9841056078.

Kaaraikudi Chettinad Restaurant in Mylapore has a ‘Dosa and Parotta’ dinner festival on till May 27. For details contact: 28111893.

Ente Keralam restaurant hosts a Moplah food festival till June 3. Ummi Abdulla presents the entire range of this cuisine using ancient techniques used in the Malabar region.  For details call 32216591.

Narada Gana Sabha’s Swami Haridhos Giri School of Music, TTK Road, calls for applications from students for its Advanced Course in Carnatic vocal.
This course runs for three year and is open to students of the age group 15 to 25 years. The fee is Rs.3000. Last date to submit your form is May 25. For details call 24993201 or email to

Naada Inbam has organised a book release function on May 21 at 5.30p.m at Ragasudha Hall, Luz. The book is titled ‘Kritis of Smt.Janaki Ramachandran’. It will be followed by a thematic vocal concert by Padma Shankar based on the kritis of Janaki Ramachandran.