Weekend Events Summary

List of Weekend Events & Viral Happenings in Chennai (Aug. 27-28, 2016)

Arts & Culture

@1. Aug. 27 – Sat, 6.30 P.M. – 9 P.M.: SAMUR (South Asian Music Residency) Grand Finale Music Concert at Max Mueller Bhavan/Goethe-Institut Chennai. More..

@2. Aug. 27 – Sat, 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.: Fevicryl art & craft mega workshop at T.Nagar. More..

@3. Aug. 20 – 28: Navotsavam Season – 5 music concerts at The Music Academy, Chennai. More..

@4. Aug. 22 – 28: Aug.’16: CWA Art Show 2016 @ Lalit Kala Academy. More..

Contests & Workshops

@1. Aug. 27 – Sat, 2.30 P.M. to 4.30 P.M.: Common City India Doll Workshop that teaches designing garments for dolls at the Forum Art Gallery, Adyar. For kids aged 10 – 15. Registration required. More..

@2. Aug. 27 – Sat, 10.00 A.M.: Terracotta Jewellery making (paid) workshop at Ashvita Nirvana, Besant Nagar, Chennai. Terracotta is clay-based jewellery. More..

@3. Aug. 27 – Sat, 2.30 P.M.: Modern Calligraphy workshop at Taj Club House, Chennai. More..

@4. Aug. 28 – Sun, 5 P.M. to 7 P.M.: Madras week sports quiz at Odyssey, Adyar. More..

Drama, Stand-up & Shows

@1. Aug. 27 – Sat, 9.00 A.M.: Prepare Today 2016, an Information Security awareness conference (paid) at ITC Grand Chola for senior professionals, business owners to stay safe from hackers and digital threats. More..

@2. Aug. 27 – Sat, 8.00 P.M.: Something and all stand-up comedy show by Deepu Dileepan, Sudarsan Ramamurthy, Manikandan Saravanan, Sekhar Sridhar at Cafe Etc., Nungambakkam. More..

@3. Aug. 28 – Sun, 7.30 P.M.: Evam presents Sunday LOL stand-up comedy at Savera Hotel, Chennai. This show features Vinay Menon from Kerala and Mervyv, Harish and Vicky from Chennai. More..

@4. Aug. 28 – Sun, 10 A.M.: Men are from Makkah, Women are from Madina – A Muslim Guide to Relationship. This workshop seeks to enable you to understand the opposite sex better. More..

Education & Technology

@1. Aug. 27,28 – Sat, Sun; 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.: Kidobotikz Robo Games @ Anna Univ for School Children. More..

@2. Aug. 23-27, Tue-Sat.: Exhibition – Water Science: Journeys from Australia to Madras. More..

Exhibitions & Conference

@1. Aug. 27,28 – Sat, Sun: The Hindu Auto Expo 2016 where many brands are showcasing their latest cars, bikes and vintage cars. At Chennai Trade Center. Rs. 50. More..

Hotels, Malls & Resorts

@1. Aug. 28 – Sun.: Vintage Car Exhibition at Turyaa Hotel, OMR. More..

Movies, Music & Dance

@1. Interesting movies in Tamil, Hindi and English releasing in Chennai this weekend.

@2. Aug. 27 – Sat, 7 P.M.: Armaan Malik, India’s youngest singing sensation and the rising star of Bollywood (as the organizers put it) will be Live in concert at University of Madras Centenary Auditorium, Chennai. More..

@3. Aug. 27 – Sat, 11 A.M.: Film Screening of Wuthering Heights (1992) at American Library, US Consulate – Chennai. More..

@4. Aug. 26 to 28 – Fri to Sun: Music/Yoga Festival, Kovalam (ECR). More..

@. Aug. 29 to 31 – Mon to Wed.: Iranian Film Festival @ Alliance Francaise Madras, College Road, Nungambakkam. Schedule and timings.


@1. Aug. 22 – 28: Ride on Chennai Express double-decker Bus. More..

Shops & Products

@1. Aug. 27 – Sat, 9.30 A.M. to 9.30 P.M.: Free ‘Tea tasting’ event by Chai King in Virugambakkam. More..

@2. Top 10 Merci Non-Leather handbags on Amazon.in.


@1. The Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) T20 Cricket tournament is happening now. 8 cities from across TN battle out for the cup. Here is the highlights of the opening ceremony. Click the link in that post for schedule and teams.

Talks & Heritage Walks

@1. Madras Week Events on Aug. 27 – Saturday.

@2. Madras Week Events on Aug. 28 – Sunday.

@3. Aug. 28 – Sun, 6.00 A.M.: Heritage cum Photo/sketching Walk through the traditional houses of Mylapore. This is a paid event. More..

@4. Aug. 27 – Sat, 4.00 P.M. & 5.30 P.M.: Madras Week celebrations at British Council. A documentary screening on lakes of Madras & 10-minutes stage play on an act from Shakespeare by college students with Madras as the theme/location. More..

@5. Aug. 27 -Sat, 7.00 P.M. to 8.30 P.M.: The Bliss Catchers, a talk/discussion with RJ Niladri & Mathivanan Rajendran of Stray Factory. More..

@6. Aug. 27 – Sat, 5-7 P.M.: MASH Mixer Conversations for the youth. More..

@7. Aug. 27 – Sat, 12.30 P.M.: Talk by Pradeep Chakravarthy on Heritage of Madras before the arrival of the British at Stella Maris college. More..

@8. Aug, 23 – 28: Photo exhibition on ‘Madras Yesterday.. Chennai Today” at Alliance Francaise of Madras. More..

Viral Videos:

@1. Chennai 600028 2 movie song teaser released and this catchy song (by Yuvan Shankar Raja) has already garnered close to 2 Lakh views on Youtube. See.

@2. Viral video of American family eating South Indian meals at Chennai mess. See.

@3. A nice song for Tamilians living across the world. See.

Viral Happenings:

@1. French Govt. to honor Kamal Hassan with ‘Chevalier’ de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres award. More..

@2. Daniel Surya, a professional ironer of clothes, is trying to break the Guinness World Record by ironing 2001 clothes non-stop for 101 hours at Spencer Plaza from Aug. 25 to Aug. 30, 2016. More..

@3. SRM Chancellor arrested by Chennai Police due to Capitation Fee row. More..

@4. Ex-IT Dept. employee throws acid on a former colleague due to envy. More..

@5. MS Dhoni unveils India Cements TN Premier League (TNPL) in Chennai. Based on the IPL format, eight cities from TN battle it out in T20 cricket matches. More..

@6. Chennai celebrated its 377 birthday on Aug. 22. More..



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