MUSIC. DRAMA. ART.
THAMIZH THEATRE FEST
Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha’s Aadi Naataka Vizha, a season of Thamizh plays opens today, August 2 at MFAC’s TAG auditorium, Mylapore. Plays are to be held here daily starting 6.45 p.m. and they are open to all. Among the plays to be staged are Dummies’ six short plays by Prasanna on Aug 4 ( they start at 6.15 p.m.), Augusto’s ‘Vanavillin Ambu’ on August 11 and Theatre Marina’s ‘Kurinchi’ on August 13 ( photo here is from this play), the final day of the theatre fest.
VINTAGE HINDI MUSIC
Satrangi presents The Rare Composers, an event to commemorate lesser known music directors of 50s, 60s and 70s. Songs from movies like Pakeezah, Silsila ,Dil Deke Dekho, and many others will be presented on pre recorded tracks by Pramod Nair and Smriti Banerjee. On August 4. At T. N. Rajarathinam Auditorium, R . A . Puram. 6 p.m. onwards. Tickets are priced at Rs.500/Rs.300/Rs.200. Home delivery available. For details call 9884778073.
‘Play of Colour’, an exhibition by six contemporary Korean artistes is on at Inko Centre, Adyar Gate Club Road. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Till August 16.
HERITAGE WALK: Dr. RADHAKRISHNAN SALAI ZONE
Nivedita Louis will conduct a walk of the eastern zone of Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, branching off towards Natesan Salai, Lloyd’s Road and Hamilton Bridge. It will provide an insight into the Jewish, Baha’i, Sufi, Sindhi traditions that charecterise the area. Starts at 5.30 pm in front of Theerthapaleeswarar Temple and ends at 8 p.m. at Sufidhar Trust. Open to all. Madras Day event. (www.themadrasday.in)
TALK ON ‘MADURAI AND MADRAS’
Tamil Heritage Trust presents a talk by Manohar Devadoss on ‘A Tale of Two Cities – Madurai and Madras’. Manohar will touch on a few landmarks and icons of the two cities which he drew and portrayed during his career as an artist and a writer. At Arkay Center, Luz. On Aug 3. 5.30 p.m. Open to all. Contact 9500074247. A Madras Day event ( www.themadrasday.in)
CHILDREN’S BOOK LAUNCH
Storytelling launch of Tulika Publisher’s picture book, ‘The Runaway Peacock’ written by Niyatee Sharma and illustrated by Shailja Jain Chougule. It is for children above 4 years. All children must be accompanied by parents. On August 3 at Tulika Bookstore, 305, Manickam Avenue, TTK Road. Alwarpet. 4:30 p.m. For details call 24991639/ 24991407/2499 1428.
Kalasamarpana Foundation of classical dance gurus, late M. V. Narasimhachari and his wife Vasanthalakshmi is celebrating its golden jubilee. At the jubilee event, there is an exhibition of rare images and footage of the Narasimhacharis journey – sourced from the Kalasamarpana archives. The show is at the venue’s lobby in the evening. On August 4. At Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet. 5 p.m. onwards. Open to all. Contact 24990319.
Mojo Canvas presents ‘Glow in the Dark’, an art workshop for parents and children to create a Starscape using special glow paints on canvas. At Curio Play, Ananda Road, Alwarpet. 3 to 5 p.m.. Contact 94990 51756.
Pinwheel Design Studio teaches about software sketching at its creative workshop. This is for children above 13 years. On Aug. 3 and 4. Saturday: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Venue: Sprouts Montessori House of Children, Luz Avenue, Mylapore. For details call 9884430424. Paid event.
Alamelu will hold a workshop on acrylic painting for beginners. On Aug. 3. At the Madras Art Store, Mookambika Complex, C. P. Ramaswamy Road. 10. 30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. All materials provided. Prior registration is required. Contact 97909 95771. Hosted by Hindustan Trading Company.
Enjoy traditional street food like Mughlai Porota, Kolkata Roll, Tele Bhaja, Phuchka and the likes at this food fest. Starters includes Kobiraji, Bora, Fish Orly and Patties. At the Calcutta Hemsela Bengali Food Festival. Till August 4. At Hotel Raintree, St. Mary’s Road. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Contact 9940356877.
An exhibition of handoven sarees, designer wear, jewellery and accessories is on at Mayor Ramanathan Chettiar Hall. Aug. 8 and 9. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Organised by Friends of Dakshinachitra.