Weekend Events Summary

List of Interesting Events this Weekend @ Chennai (Sep. 11,12)

*** Another (incomplete) mail was sent by mistake earlier today. I regret the mistake. Here is the actual mail with the list of events.***

Hello and Welcome. Here is a list of interesting events and viral happenings in Chennai, for this Weekend (September 10 & 11, 2016 – Saturday & Sunday). Hope this helps you to plan your weekend schedule effectively.

Arts & Culture

@1. Sep. 10, Sat, 6 P.M.: Barkha Ritu – A Musical Celebration with the Maestros at Sivakami Pethachi Auditorium, Luz Church Road, Chennai. Banyan Tree is organizing the annual classical music festival to celebrate the most awaited and cherished season of the year – Monsoon. More..

@2. Sep. 9, Sat, 5 P.M. to 7.30 P.M.: Udbhavam2016 Free Dance workshop for women aged 20 and above, who wanted to learn dance when they were young but couldn’t; or started but couldn’t continue, by Athma Laya. ToI Article on this workshopAthma Laya website for registration.

@3. Sep. 11, Sun, 7 P.M.: Crescendo – A German Symphonic Choral concert by Westphalian Orchestra, Germany. This event is conducted in aid of ‘After School Learning Center of Ambattur Rotary Charitable Trust’. More..

@4. Sep. 11, Sun, 6.30 P.M.: MYM Musical Evening by Sri Kumar Chatterjee where he sings Jain devotional songs and mantras. At Madras University Centenary Auditorium, Chepauk, Triplicane. More..

Books & Poetry

@1. [Next week] Sep. 17, Sat, 6 A.M.: A short story reading session at Besant Nagar beach (Storeach 7). Writers interested to read their stories can send it to them now for approval. Listeners can register. More..

Drama, Stand-up & Shows

@1. Sep. 10, Sat, 5 & 7 P.M.: Evam presents Orthodoxically Me, a stand-up comedy by Praveen Kumar, a father who was brought up in a traditional family in a small town, and now is having to adjust to the lifestyle of a big city. This event is happening at Alliance Francaise, Nungambakkam, Chennai. More..

@2. Sep. 11, Sun, 3 & 7 P.M.: Crea-Shakthi presents Kali Kalam, is a humorous play that makes Gods realize that their problems are similar to ours, at Harishree Vidhyalayam auditorium, R.A. Puram, Chennai. More..

@3. Sep. 9 – 12, Fri – Mon, 7 P.M.: Sister Niveditha, a Tamil play at Narada Gana Sabha. More..

Education & Technology

@1. QiKonnect is an Android app for mobile phones that shows how and at which level an unknown caller is connected to you, and other info. More..

@2. Here is my account of YourStory Techsparks 2016 Chennai, a conference focused on helping start ups.

Exhibitions & Conference

@1. Sep. 9 – 11, Fri – Sun, 10.30 A.M. to 8.30 P.M.: Weekend Shopping Thiruvizha – 2016, a consumer durables expo, is happening at Chennai Trade Center, Nandambakkam. More..

@2. Sep. 9 – 11, Fri – Sun, 10 A.M. to 7 P.M.: The International Camera fair is happening at the Chennai Trade Center, Nandambakkam. More..

@3. Sep. 9 – 11, Fri – Sun.: Grand AV Expo 2016 for audio-visual equipment lovers is happening at the Chennai Trade Center, Nandambakkam. More..

@4. Sep. 10, Sat, 11 A.M. to 10 P.M.: Midtown Fun & Flea market, Kilpauk, Chennai. More..

@5. Sep. 2 – 12, 10.30 A.M. to 8.30 P.M.: Silk India 2016 expo showcasing silk dresses from across India is happening at Valluvar Kottam. More..

Hotels, Malls & Resorts

@1. Sep. 10 & 11, Sat & Sun, 12 P.M. to 9 P.M.:  The Chennai Market expo by Karen Anand showcasing diverse products from vendors across India at Phoenix MarketCity, Velachery. More..

@2. We went to Click Art Museum, which is probably one of the best places to take photos and share them on social media. Here is the blog post with a few photos from there.

Music, Movies & Dance

@1. Interesting Movies releasing this week in Chennai: Iru Murugan, Vaimai (Tamil); Freaky Ali (Hindi).

@2. Sep. 9 & 10, Fri & Sat, 6.30 P.M.: DEFA’s Forbidden (German) Films by Goethe-Institut at IIT Madras. More..

@3. Sep. 10 & 11, Sat & Sun.: Go:MADras VIII Electronic Music Festival and expo @ Radisson Blu Temple Bay, Mahabalipuram, Chennai. More..


@1. Sep. 10, Sat, 5 P.M. to 8 P.M.: Over the Moon – Stories about Moon for Kids @ Odyssey, Adyar. More..

@2. Sep. 11, Sun, 7.30 P.M.: The Narratives Live & Personal storytelling event is an open-mic event where participants can share and listen to each others’ stories. Venue: ZUKA Chocolate Cafe, CIT colony, Chennai. More..


@1. Sep. 11, Sun, 7 A.M. to 3 P.M.: The Devils Circuit 5K Obstacle Run (competitive & non-competitive) & after-event party at Chennai. More..

@2. Sep. 11, Sun.: Chennai Trial Marathon, starting from Cholavaram Lake near Redhills. Categories: 21.1/42.2/50 K.M. Organized by Chennai Trekking Club. Last date for registration: Sat, Sep. 10. There is an entry timing criterion. More..

@3. Sep. 11, Sun, 6 A.M.: Let’s Feed Chennai is organizing the Chennai Mini Marathon (10K) from Napier bridge, Marina beach. More..

@4. Sep. 10 & 11, Sat & Sun, 9.30 A.M. to 5 P.M.: National Scrabble Championship 2016 will happen at S.A. Engineering College. More..

Sustainability & Social

@1. Sep. 10, Sat.: Wizcraft and Sankara Netralaya are organizing an awareness and sign up drive for eye donation at The Forum Vijaya Mall, Vadapalani, Chennai. More..


Viral Happenings

@1. This Chennai professor has over 145 Educational Degrees. More..

@2. Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo entertained and inspired school and college students in Chennai. More..

@3. Cauvery water dispute shows up again. More..


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