WEEKEND OF NATIVE FOOD
Thaligai Restaurant on Luz Church Road ( opp. the main gate of Nageswara Rao Park) is celebrating its fourth anniversary this Sunday (May 19). The restaurant has curated a special menu with a focus on reviving old dishes. A variety of dishes will be available for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner this weekend (May 18 and 19).
Highlights of the menu – mambalam (mango) mor kolambu and poori payasam, a dish in which the payasam will be made by mixing milk with small fried pooris. Both these dishes will be available for lunch and at snacks time. 10% discount offered to all diners on the weekend. Ph: 9791272888. Home delivery via Swiggy.
BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
The summertime Reading Space programme at Nageswara Rao Park, Luz ends this Sunday. Open daily from 4 to 6 p.m., the space at Chess Square offers over 100 books – English and Thamizh. Amar Chitra Katha, Ruskin Bond, Gandhi included. Kids can come by, pick up any book, read it here and drop it off. Supported by Tulika, Odyssey store, Bharathi store. Curated by Mylapore Times & Sundaram Finance.
May 18, 6 pm onwards. Screening of documentary on Cauvery river – Kauvery: Kodagu to Kollidam. At Wandering Artist, 51, 6th Main, R. A. Puram. Open to all.
TIRUPPUGAZH LECTURE SERIES
Sunaadalahari, the music wing of Indira Ranganathan Trust is organising a six-part lecture-demo series on ‘Tiruppugazh’. It will be presented once a month by Prof. Madhusudhanan Kalaichelvan starting from May 18 in a garden at Indira Ranganathan Trust, 52, C. P. Ramaswamy Road, ( near Nilgiris) Alwarpet, 6 p.m. onwards. The rare compositions chosen for this month have been set to music by vidushi Suguna Varadachari and will be rendered by her disciples.
MUSIC. COMEDY. TALK
Baradwaj Raman will present a veena concert in celebration of the centenary year of multi-faceted artiste, S. Rajam. It is on May 18, 6 p.m. at Raga Sudha Hall, Luz. Hosted by Parivadhini.
Mumbai-based comics Prashasti Singh and Amogh Ranadive are at the Counter Culture space in Alwarpet to tickle your funny bone this weekend. On till May 19, 8 pm. Paid show. Call 82208 32419.
TALK: CONQUERING CANCER
Dr Nandita Shah, founder of SHARAN, talks on ‘How to Conquer Cancer’. This is a talk to understand what cancer is exactly, why it is so common these days, what you can do to prevent it, what chemotherapy and radiotherapy actually are, how they help in treating cancers and their pros and cons, and what you can do to heal effectively. On May 24. 4 pm – 5.30 pm. Venue: Spirit of the Earth, No 4, Desika Road, Mylapore. Free admission.
Frangipani Culinary Expressions presents Cookies & Biscuits workshop on May 20. There is also one on making eggless desserts – on May 21. At Boat Club area, R. A. Puram. Call Piyus to book seats – 9962048088
CRAFT & ART
Kavitha is hosting a two-day summer class for children above 5 years. Spend an hour a day to learn coffee painting/ basics of embroidery/ water colour painting techniques. Address: No.1, 5th Street, Alwarpet. Phone to register : 9940142796.
HARIKATHA, MUSIC & CREATIVE ARTS
Tattvaloka is hosting a camp for children at its premises on Eldams Road. Harikatha, songs, communication and speaking skills and creative activities are to be taught by professionals/teachers. Open to children in the 8 – 14 years age group. May 20 – 26. Fee – Rs.3000. Call 94444 60660 / 96001 02498