Here is a listing of some key events and happenings this weekend:
NEW IN CHINESE
Foodies who are always looking out for new places and new kinds of food to relish can now check out this new one from next week. The promoter of the popular Pumpkin Tales restaurant in Alwarpet, Chindi Varadarajulu has opened a new food place in the same complex. It is called Zhouyu and focuses on Chinese food made from locally available, fresh produce. And pork and beef are not on the menu here.
Instead, all the food is made from seasonal produce sourced from different parts of the country and treated traditionally, outside the Indian-Chinese taste that most people who dine at local Chinese restaurants are familiar with. The menu is unique but small for starters and will expand as the restaurant settles down. At 20, Bheemana Garden St., Alwarpet. Call 9841507557 for reservations.
BEST OF THAI
The celebrated Bejarong restaurant in Alwarpet has clocked 20 years and is welcoming its well-wishers and foodies with the best it has offered in Thai food.
There is also an exclusive cooking workshop featuring chef Waipop Saepueng from Thailand at Benjarong on Feb. 16 – limited seats available. Register / book table reservations at – 7604915094. On TTK Road ( south end).
Abiramapuram artist Darshana Bajaj is hosting Open Studio on Feb.15. You can walk into her home and studio, enjoy the big range of her paintings, look at her studio and even chat with her.
At 2, Tyre House, 2nd floor, Prithivi Avenue (next to Crest Clinic), Abhiramapuram. On Saturday only, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open to all. Darshana can be contacted at 9094341945
KOREAN’S ART INSPIRED
BY RAMANA MAHARISHI
InKo Centre, R. A. Puram presents ‘Ocean of Silence’, a solo exhibition of SoonYoung Yang’s paintings at The Gallery @ InKo Centre. Deeply inspired by the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, SoonYoung Yang travels every year to spend time in quiet reflection at the Sri Ramanasramam at Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu. In the artist’s words, ‘it is the trembling intensity that infuses her canvas, a silence that ripples outwards to engulf the world with compassion.’
SoonYoung Yang’s works offer a window into a world that unfolds with light from chaos. Her canvas moves from the confines of a small city to the vastness of the universe as a continuous trajectory of block coloured pieces. The exhibition will remain open until February 28 (except Sundays) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Adyar Boat Club Road.
BED LINEN SALE
Premier Mills is holding a sale of its luxury bed linen – printed and dyed bedsheets, pillow cases, quilts, cushion covers and napkins and fabrics. At C. P. Art Centre, Eldams Road, Alwarpet. On till Feb.18, through the day with special discounts.
WATERCOLOUR PORTRAITS – FOR BEGINNERS
Watercolour portraits for beginners is a workshop by Nikita Ale. At this workshop you get to learn all about fluid art with acrylics. Participants will take home a finished artwork in the end. Register at : www.imojo.in/wc16
Organised by Hindustan Trading Company. All materials provided and prior registration is required. Feb 15, Time: 2 pm to 5:30 pm. Venue: Madras Art Store, Alwarpet. Contact: 9790995771.
There is also another workshop on Sunday here on fluid art. Call to register.
SIVAJI GANESAN FILM
NTFANS (Nadigar Thilagam Film Appreciation Association) is celebrating the golden jubilee of the Sivaji Ganesan movie, “VILAIYATTU PILLAI” (made in 1970) with a screening of this film. On Feb.16, 6 p.m. at the Russian Cultural Centre, 74, Kasturi Ranga Road, Alwarpet. Open to all.
As part of the function, some crew members of the movie / their wards will be honoured with a memento.
PONNIYIN SELVAN ON STAGE
Kalki’s epic and evergreen story ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ will be staged as a Thamizh play by a private theatre group at Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet. Feb.16, 6.30 p.m. Ticketed show. Tickets sold at venue