NEW YEAR CHECK LIST: Parties, food, music and prayers

To ring in 2014, many events are taking place in the Mylapore area. Besides dance and dinner packages at restaurants and hotels, programmes connecting one within are also on the anvil. In random order:

EAT, DRINK & UNWIND (Paid events on December 31st)

For those who want to put on their dancing shoes and eat, drink and rock a bit, here is a short checklist of restaurants and hotels offering different deals.

‘Round the night in black and white’ has a ‘couples package’ at Rs.11,999 with entry pass to the new year eve party, unlimited imported liquor, dinner, stay in a luxury room, breakfast, and gifts. At Clarion Hotel, 25, Dr. Radhakrishnan Road (28472211 / 9884022382).

Oriental Cuisines’ specialty restaurants are offering Thai, Chinese, Japanese, and Malabar specials at Benjarong (TTK Road, Alwarpet – 24322640), China Town (Cathedral Road – 28112246), Teppan Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar (TTK Road, Alwarpet 32216635) and Ente Keralam (Poes Garden, Alwarpet – 32216591).

Carnatic musicians entertain guests at Dakshin restaurant at Park Sheraton offering South Indian fare. The ‘a la carte’ menu is priced at Rs. 3750 per head. At Hotel Park Sheraton, Chamiers Road, R. A. Puram (24994101).

A DJ in tandem, fun, games and drinks is on at Havana Pub for Rs.4000 upwards. At Hotel Raintree, St. Mary’s Road, Abhiramapuram (42252525).

Multicuisine food flavours at newly opened boutique hotel in R A Puram, a meal for 2 costs around Rs.700. At J’s Five Two, 80, 2nd Main Road, R. A. Puram (24362052).

B Bar / Burgundy’s offers unlimited beverages, music, food, and DJ Rabbi QA at the console from Rs.3300 onwards. At MRC Nagar, Santhome (Call 49001000).

BREATHE, PRAY AND SING FROM THE HEART! (Free events on December 31 and January 1, open to all)

Carnatic music with vocal and instrumental concerts organised by Carnatica. 50 young musicians and senior artistes will perform. Quiz and snacks are part of the programme. At Music Academy from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on December 31.

Musician Neeraja Badrinath’s students perform devotional songs. At Sri Madhavaperumal Koil , Mylapore from 5.30 to 7 p.m. on December 31 (23719082).

Hanuman Chalisa chanting at 10 a.m. on January 1st. At 136.1 Yoga Studio, 329, TTK Road, Alwarpet (42347670). Surya Namaskar yoga asanas at studios and the beach.

Musical Satsang interspersed with humor by Swami Suryapada of the Art of Living Foundation. At AVM Rajeswari Kalyana Mandapam, RK Salai, Mylapore, 5.30 p.m. (9790922622/ 9444908800).

Sudarsana homam and purnahuti for Hanuman Jayanthi by Sri Panchamukha Anjaneyar Festival Committee. At P. K. Mahal, 39/20, Chitrakulam South Street, Mylapore, 5.30 a.m. followed by a violin concert by Embar Kannan.

Spiritual Walk through the mada veedhis – by Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation- for all ages, children, youth, elders, dance and music lovers are invited to join. Starts at Sri Kapali Temple east side, 6 a.m. (9382698811).


Compiled by Sumita Pai


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