Week ahead: Shopping, music, dance and more….

Nila collectionsSHOPPING


Nila Collections is offering a discount of 5 – 20% on its pure silk, silk cotton, tussar, benarasi, raw silk, supernets, chettinad, kanchi and mangalagiri cotton sarees from Mar 1 – 8. A 10% discount is also being offered on salwars and kurtis. At 67. R. H. Road, Mylapore, 10 a.m. onwards. Ph: 24988398.

Celebrate Women’s Day at C. P. Art Centre by checking out the jewellery, craft and food on sale from Mar 5 – 9. At 1, Eldams Road, Alwarpet, 10 a.m.


The annual discount sale of upto 50% off is on at Radha Silk Emporium from Feb 28 – Mar 8. At 1, Sannadhi Street, Mylapore. Ph: 49007300.


An exhibition of contemporary art – ‘Hidden Aspect’ by Bandana Kumari is on at Prakrit Arts from Mar 3 – 18. She believes that the human body is made out of the five elements – fire, water, air, earth and ether and her paintings are based on this concept. At 102, Greenways Road Extn., R. A. Puram, 11 a.m. Ph: 42188989.



Frangipani Culinary expressions is organising a workshop on Lebanese cooking on Mar 5 and 6. Learn to make starters, dips, the main course and desserts with pita bread and Lavash. At 6/9, Crescent Street, Boat Club Road, Off ABM Avenue, Alwarpet, 11 a.m onwards. For details contact 9962048088.


Learn to make blueberry pie, cherry streusel pie, apple and blackberry galette and chocolate mousse pie with Sara Koshy at her ‘Baked in a pie’ baking workshop to be held on Mar 1 at The Gormei Market. At 6, C. I. T. Colony, 2nd Main Road (Behind Focus Gallery), Mylapore, 3 p.m. To register call 42172229.



The fifth episode of ‘The Maharajas and the Music of South India’ – a programme about royal and court composers of Kerala will be presented by Dr. Sumathi Krishnan at C. P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation on Feb 28. Well known musician Prince Rama Varma is the chief guest at the event. Dr. Nanditha Krishna, president, C. P. R Foundation presides. At 1, Eldams Road, Alwarpet.


The annual global rasikas award ceremony organised by Sangeethapriya and Ganapriya Foundations will be held on Feb 28 at Arkay Convention Centre. N. Balasubramanian, president of Nada Sudha Sabha, will present the award to Muralidharan Iyer. A lec-dem by Aleppy Venkatesan on Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar’s compositions will follow the award ceremony. At 146, R. H. Road, Luz. Ph: 9381007317.


The M. N. Subramaniam award, instituted at The Music Academy, is given to an exponent of classical dance every year. Alarmel Valli will receive the award this year at a function organised on Mar 6. Guru Padma Subrahmanyam will preside. At T. T. K. Road, Alwarpet, 6.30 p.m.


Sri Sundara Panduranga Mandir has organised an akanda sankirtana seva till Mar 1, 8 p.m. at its premises. The event will feature over 400 eminent and budding artistes. At 87, Dr. Ranga Road, Mylapore. For details contact 9841791753.


‘Aham Sita’ – a dance production by Justus Repertory will be presented at BVB on Mar 6. Written and choreographed by Gowri Ramnaryan, this event will feature dancer Vidya Subramaniam and vocalist Nisha Rajagopalan. The programme will explore five crucial moments in the life of Sita – the epic woman. At East Mada Street, Mylapore, 6.30 p.m.

AIKYA 2015

The next edition of Aikya 2015 will be held at The Music Academy on Mar 7 at 6.30 p.m. An initiative of Global Adjustments, this event will feature popular artistes like Sudha Raghunathan and Bombay Jayashri with Ganesh Kumaresh on the violin, Pt. Yogesh Shamshi on the tabla, Sankaranarayanan on the mridangam and Navneet Sundar on the keyboard. The chief guest for the event is Ambassador Ashok Saijanhar, National Foundation for Communal Harmony, Govt. of India. Two artistes – ghatam exponent – Ernakulam. S. Ramakrishnan and violinist T. N. Sreeraman will be honoured.


A two day dance recital – ‘Nrithya Samarpanam’ has been organised by Nritharpana¬†at P. S. School, Mylapore till Feb 28. Check out Gayathri Sashidharan’s -‘Sakthiprabhavam’ and Dharini Ramakrishnan’s – ‘Valli Kalyanam’ at 10.30 a.m.



A multi state run – ‘Womanathon’ presented by St. Britto’s College of Logistics will be held on Mar 8 at Queen Mary’s College at 6 a.m. Participants can run under three categories – 3 km, 5 km and 10 km. To register contact 9176934646, 9094989498.


Vanilla Children Place is organising a holi party for children on Mar 1. Children can play with organic colours, picharis and more. Also indulge in some snacks. At 89, Bishop Garden, Greenways Road, R. A. Puram, 10 a.m. Ph: 42066660.


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