Weekend Events Summary

Summary: Weekend Events & Happenings in Chennai (Aug. 12-15, ’16)

Hello. Here is a list of interesting weekend events and entertainment options in Chennai, for this weekend. At the end, there is also a small list of news & happenings that went viral in the city over the last week.

So, what are you going to do this weekend? 🙂

Arts & Culture:

@1. Aug. 13-15, Sat-Mon: Events at DakshinaChitra this weekend: Wire wrapped jewellery making workshop; theater workshop for kids; Photo Exhibition: Ancient Temples of Madras; Russian Singing bell concert. More..

@2. Aug. 12-15, Fri-Mon: Svatantra – A National Festival of Performing Arts. More..

@3. Aug. 13, Sat: Madras Day/Week events on Saturday include (More..),

  • Photo exhibitions on Ancient Temples of Madras
  • Lecture: Chennai – Metropolis to Megapolis, Changes to policing
  • Talk: Temples in and around Chennai
  • Choral singing by children
  • Drawing competition on ‘Madrasscapes’
  • Heritage walk: The city and its cinema
  • Storytelling: Madras Nalla Madras

@4. Aug. 14, Sun: Madras Day/Week events on Sunday include, (More..)

  • Heritage walk cum sail at Chennai Port Trust
  • Heritage walk: Lanes of Aminjikarai
  • Heritage walk: Madras High Court
  • Tree walk: On the Marina
  • Photo exhibition – Ancient Temples of Madras
  • Tree walk – Egmore museum

@5. Aug. 13, Sat, 11 A.M. to 12 P.M.: Talk: Temples in and around Chennai by Chitra Madhavan. More..

Books & Poetry:

@1. Aug. 13, Sat, 5 P.M. to 7 P.M.: Poetry and Music open mic at Olive and Basil, Adyar. More..

@2. Aug. 13, Sat, 6.00-7.30 A.M.: Storeach 5, an open mic short story reading session at Besant Nagar beach. More..

Contests & Workshops:

@1. Until Aug. 16, Mon: BALM ‘Kind Madras’ photography contest. More..

Drama, Standup & Shows:

@1. Aug. 13, Sat, 5 P.M.: Standup comedy – My baby thinks I am funny by Sorabh Pant at Museum Theater, Egmore. More..

Hotels, Malls & Resorts:

@1. Aug. 12-14, Fri-Sun, 10.30 A.M. to 10.30 P.M: Thailand week in Chennai trade fair and exhibition at Express Avenue mall, Chennai. More..

Exhibitions, Conference:

@1. Aug. 12-14, Fri-Sun: Exhibitions at Chennai Trade Center this weekend – Print Expo 2016 (B2B); Furniture Fair 2016 (B2C). More..

@2. Aug. 13-14, Sat-Sun, 9 A.M. to 9 P.M.: World Siddha Festival 2016 exhibition at MGR Janaki Womens Arts and Science College. More..

@3. Aug. 13, Sat, 8 A.M.: Raidant Wellness Conclave 2016, a conference for young adults on health and wellness at Mutha Venkata Subbarao Concert hall, Chennai. More..

@4. Till Aug. 15: All India Mega Crafts expo, Sri Sankara Hall, Alwarpet. More..

@5. Till Aug. 14: AP Hastakala handlooms and handicrafts expo at DK Mahal, Anna Nagar. More..

Movies, Music & Dance:

@1. Aug. 15, Mon, 5.45 P.M.: Kabali Tamil Movie – A Discussion. More..

@2. Aug. 12-14: List of interesting movies releasing this weekend in Chennai – (More..)

  • Wagah (Tamil)
  • Mudinja Ivana Pudi (Tamil)
  • Mohenjo Daro (Hindi)
  • Rustom (Hindi)

@3. Yaanum Theeyavan Tamil movie songs were released last week and Nila Nila.. song is one song you should not miss. More..

Photo & Heritage Walks:

@1. Aug. 15, Mon, 5 A.M.: Snake Walk on Independence day at Crocodile park, ECR, Chennai. More..

@2. Aug. 14, Sun, 6 A.M.: Two photography walks – Walk by the Village Road, Nungambakkam; Street photography workshop (Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple). More..


@1. Aug. 11-15, Thu-Sun, 6.30 P.M.: Geeta Mahotsav at YMCA Royapettah, Chennai. More..

Sustainability & Social:

@1. Aug. 13-14, Sat-Sun: Natural products expo. More..


@1. Silambalaya: Learn Silambam and Varmakalai in Chennai (ancient Indian martial arts). More..

Viral News in Chennai Last Week:

@1. Rs. 5.8 Crores stolen from a Train traveling from Salem-Chennai. More..

@2. Panchu Arunachalam, a popular Movie-maker dies in Chennai (More..). Actor/Dancer Jyothi Lakshmi dies on Chennai. (More..)

@3. Cabbie sets wife ablaze after argument. (More..)



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