Weekend Events Summary

List of Interesting Weekend Events in Chennai (July 30-31, ’16)

Hello. Here is a list of interesting weekend events in Chennai for this week (July 30,31). At the end of this list, you’ll also find a few news articles and videos that went viral in the city over the last week.

Arts & Culture:

@1. Jul. 31 – Aug. 04, 10.30 A.M. to 5 P.M.: Kerala Mural making workshop for adults at DakshinaChitra. More..

@2. Until Sun, Jul. 31, 11 A.M. to 7 P.M.: Art exhibition by more than 150 students at Lalit Kala Academy, Greams Road, Chennai. More..

Books & Poetry:

@1. Sun, Jul. 31, 9 A.M. to 9 P.M.: Wizards and Witches party for Harry Potter book fans at Starmark, Phoenix MarketCity. More..

Contests & Competitions:

@1. Sun, Jul. 31, 7 A.M.: Mini Militia (Mobile Game) Tournament in Chennai at Sree Varaaham Convention Hall, Koyambedu. More..


@1. Fri-Sun, Jul. 29-31: Cinema Today 2016 Audio, Broadcast, Cinema & Light Expo, Chennai Trade Center, Nandambakkam. More..

@2. Jul. 30 – Aug. 13, 11 A.M. to 7.30 P.M.: Maharanis: Women of Royal India exhibition at Amathyst, Whites Road, Chennai. More..

@3. Jul. 22 – 31, 11 A.M. to 9 P.M.: Dastkar Exhibition at Valluvar Kottam by weavers and artisans across India. More..

Drama, Stand-up & Shows:

@1. Sun, Jul. 31, 3.30 P.M.: Stand-up on Sunday (Standup Comedy show) at Museum Theater, Egmore. More..

@2. Fri & Sat, Jul. 29 & 30, 5.30 P.M.: ‘Kathai Kathayam Kaaranamaam’ Tamil drama/play by PSBB school students at Kamarajar Memorial hall. More..

@3. Sun, Jul. 31, 7.30 P.M.: The Yogi and the Bear standup comedy at the Museum Theater, Egmore. More..

@4. Sat, Jul. 30, 7.30 P.M.: An Adaptation of The Tempest (Shakespeare’s play) in Tamil at Museum Theater, Egmore, Chennai. More..

@5. Sat, Jul. 30, 5 P.M.: K-Pop Contest 2016 India Finals (Music/Dance concert) at Sir Mutha Venkatasubbarao Concert Hall, Harrington Road. More..

Hotels, Malls & Resorts:

@1. Sat, Jul. 30, 5-8 P.M.: Sterling Food Walk is a paid Chennai Cuisine Trail (food walk) being held in Sowcarpet, Chennai. More..

Movies, Music & Dance:

@1. Sat, Jul. 30, 7 P.M.: Meera – The Soul Divine Spiritual Dance/Music Concert at The Music Academy, TTK Road, Chennai. More..

@2. Sat, Jul. 30, 6.15 P.M. to 7.15 P.M.: Kurangan Live music concert at Musee Musicals, Anna Salai. More..

@3. Fri-Sun, Jul. 29-31, 3-9 P.M.: Chennai International Queer Film festival at Goethe-Institut, Chennai. More..

@4. Sat, Jul. 30, 10.30 A.M.: Modern Danse workshop with Lionel and Yenny at Russian Cultural Center, Chennai. More..

@5. Here are some interesting new movies releasing in Chennai this weekend: Nayagi (Tamil), Dishoom (Hindi), The BFG, Ghostbusters (English). For a short intro and trailer for these movies, refer to this page.

@6. Sat & Sun, Jul. 30 & 31, 7 P.M. to 9 P.M.: Diva music festival/concert at Phoenix MarketCity, Velachery, Chennai. More..

@7. Wed – Sun, Jul. 28 – 31: Kannada Film Festival at Russian Cultural Center. More..

@8. Sat, Jul. 30, 6.00 P.M.: KK Live in Concert at The Forum Vijaya Mall, Vadapalani. More..


@1. Sun, 31 Jul.’16: Times Soduku Competition, Chennai regional round. More..

@2. Sat & Sun, Jul. 30 & 31: Scuba Diving, Camping & Surfing training at Kovalam beach, Chennai. More..

@3. Sun, Jul. 31, 7.00 A.M. to 9.30 A.M.: Women’s Parkour workshop at Nageswara Rao park, Mylapore, Chennai. More..

@4. Sat, Jul 30, 1 P.M.: Olympic Quiz 2016 at Hindustan University, Chennai. More..

Sustainability & Social:

@1. Sat & Sun, July 30-31: Know your (reptile) ecosystem workshop on snakes and their habitats at Madras Crocodile Bank, ECR. More..


@1. Sat, Jul. 30, 9 A.M.: The Chennai Heritage Auto Rally 2016 will be held at Don Bosco Matric. School, Egmore. More..

Viral Happenings & News:

@1. Chennai 600028 II Innings Official Teaser has been released in Youtube and it has already got more than 8,00,000 views. If you haven’t watched this humorous teaser yet, have a dekho.

@2. This Chennai man (model) allegedly saved a woman from being raped while returning from Kabali movie show. This is based on the person’s facebook wall post, and it went viral last week. Read it here.

@3. Superstar Rajnikanth’s Kabali collects around 3.5 Crores from Chennai city box office collections alone, in the first three days of its release. Not totally unexpected, but still a statistic that went viral. Here.

@4. 14-year old Chennai boy wins Google Community Impact award from Asia for creating Fisherman Lifeline Terminal to aid fishermen through GPS. Here is the full news article.

@5. ‘Soppana sundari’ Imman’s new song/single from Vikram Prabhu’s Veera Sivaji (making of the song video) released on Youtube. Music is nice – deserves to go viral. Here it is.



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