Events to check out this weekend


Hanu Reddy Residences is welcoming the new year with this potluck meal. Bring a vegan dish to share and sample vegan food and snacks from around the world. It is a chance to swap recipes and make new friends. Registration required. On Jan 9, 6.30 p.m. At 41/19, Poes Garden. For details call 24661021.


13th Chennai International Film Festival which was postponed due to the flooding is now happening in the city. A few movies are being screened in the area. At Inox 3, till Jan 12, the following movies will be shown at 7 p.m. – Jan 9: Taxi Tehran directed by Jafar Panahi, Jan 10: Aviyal directed by Alphonse Putheren, Guru Smaren and Lokesh Kanagaraj, Jan 11: Aferim directed by Radu Jude and Jan 12: My Mother directed by Nanni Moreti.


Vintage Hollywood Classics has organised the screening of the movie ‘From Here to Eternity’, a 1953 drama directed by Fred Zinnemann and based on the novel of the same name by James Jones. The picture deals with the tribulations of three U.S. Army soldiers, played by Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, and Frank Sinatra, stationed on Hawaii in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. On Jan 10, 10 a.m. at Arkay Convention Center, 146/3, Royappettah High Road, Mylapore.