Hello. Here is a list of interesting weekend events and entertainment options in Chennai on Sat, Sun – Sept. 17, 18, 2016. Hope this list will help you make your weekend more productive and fun..
Arts & Culture
@1. Sep. 17, Sat, 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.: InKo Center‘s ‘Art Connect’ showcases the work of ten Chennai-based artists, ranging from paintings, ceramics and installation arts, at The Gallery, InKo Center. More..
@2. Sep. 17, Sat, 6 P.M.: Divine Delight, a music concert featuring ten musicians from varied fields at The Music Academy, TTK Road. More..
@3. Sep. 17-18, Sat-Sun, 10 A.M. to 8 P.M.: Santhe – Crafts Bazaar is happening at Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai and it features handicrafts from artisans across India. More..
Contests & Workshops
@1. Sep. 17, Sat, 10.30 A.M.: Calligraphy workshop at The Craft Shop, Adyar, Chennai. More..
@2. Sep. 18, Sun, 2-5 P.M.: Yaksha Terracotta jewellery making workshop at Yaksha Boutique, Adyar, Chennai. More..
@3. Sep. 19, Mon, 3 P.M. to 5 P.M.: Netherlands-based Hairstylist Editha Kocks comes to Chennai for a workshop on color therapy, color application, tips on evening styling, cuts & talk about latest trends in hairstyling. Venue: Courtyard by Marriott. More..
Drama, Standup & Shows
@1. Sep. 17, Sat, 8.00 P.M.: Almost Sanskari! stand-up comedy show by Neeti Palta, the founder of New Delhi-based Looney Goons, and a participant at Melbourne Comedy Festival 2013. Venue: Madera: Chennai, Teynampet, Anna Salai. More..
@3. Sep 17, Sat, 7.30 P.M.: Evam Stand-up Tamasha presents Daniel Fernandes Live stand-up comedy show at Museum Theater, Egmore, Chennai. More..
@4. Sep. 17, Sat, 7.30 P.M.: Brew-Haha stand-up comedians by amateur comedians at The English Tea Room, Alwarpet, Chennai. More..
@5. Sep. 18, Sun, 6.30 P.M.: Mera Woh Matlab Nahi Tha, a Hindi play at Music Academy, TTK Road. This is about a boy and a girl who were separated due to a misunderstanding, and meet again after 35 years. Will love blossom again? Directed by Rakesh Bedi. Actors: Anupam Kher, Neena Gupta. Links: Facebook post. Bookmyshow (tickets).
@6. Sep. 18, Sun, 6.30 P.M.: Wolfgang – Nine Women and the Spirit of a Labrador, a hilarious play (satire) about different Indian women at Mutha Venkata Subbarao Concert hall Chetpet. More..
@7. Sep. 18, Sun, 7.00 P.M.: Abbas Cultural presents Crazy Mohan’s Meesai Aanalum Manaivi 25th year special show (comic play) at Vaani Mahal, T. Nagar, Chennai. More..
@8. Sep. 18, Sun.: Aamir Raza Husain’s Once Upon a Murder English play to he staged at ITC Grand Chola. Entry by invite only. Call: 22200000 for more information.
Exhibition & Conference
@1. Sep. 15-17, Thu-Sat.: AAHAR Food & Hospitality fair at Chennai Trade Center, Nandambakkam. More..
@2. Sep. 17&18, Sat & Sun.: Electrician – 2016 trade fair at Valluvar Kottam, Chennai. More..
@3. Sep. 16-19, Fri-Sun.: Electronics & Home Furniture expo at Chennai Trade Center, Nandambakkam. More..
@4. Sep. 17&18, Sat & Sun: Golu dolls exhibition & sale at Poompuhar handicrafts, Chennai. This exhibition is on until Oct. 13. More..
Movies, Music & Dance
@1. Interesting movies releasing this weekend in Chennai – Nayaki (Tamil Horror Comedy movie starring Trisha); Uchathula Shiva (Tamil Action movie starring Karan); Raaz Reboot (Hindi Horror movie starring Emran Hashmi); Pink (Hindi drama starring Amitabh Bachchan).
@2. Sep. 17, Sat, 6.30 P.M.: ‘Kaali mudal Kabali varai’ music concert of Rajnikanth’s songs by Sriram Parthasarathy and Ananthu. Venue: Chettinad Vidyashram School Auditorium, MRC Nagar, Santhome. More..
@3. Sep. 17, Sat, 11 A.M.: Big Miracle (2012) saturday matinée movie screening at American Library, US Consulate, Chennai. More..
@4. Sep. 17, Sat, 3 P.M.: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang English (British) movie screening at British Council library from 3 P.M. More..
@5. Sep. 17, Sat, 5 P.M. – 7.30 P.M.: Faya Braz beatboxing workshop (the art of imitating musical instruments with one’s mouth) & documentary screening of, ‘The Spirit of Hip Hop’ at Alliance Francaise, Chennai. More..
@6. Sep. 18, Sun, 6.30 P.M. to 9 P.M.: Beatboxing concert by Faya Braz, a French artist at Phoenix MarketCity. More..
@7. Sep. 18, Sun, 6.30 P.M.: ‘The King & The Queen – Legends in Concert’ music concert by Rajesh Vaidhya and P. Susheela at Loyola College, Chennai. Tickets range from Rs. 300 to Rs. 5000. More..
@8. The India Color Fest, supposed to be held on 18th Sep. 2016 at Island Grounds, Chennai has been postponed. I will try to include the event in the list for the weekend in future, when it is held.
@1. Celebrity Badminton League (CBL) is a badminton tournament between the movie stars of four South Indian states. The first set of matches will be played at Kochi from Sep. 24. The opening ceremony is on Sep. 17, Sat, in Chennai. More..
Sustainability & Social
@1. Sep. 18, Sun, 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.: Woodside Farmers Market will be held at Union Christian School grounds in Chetpet. This market will feature organic produce, farm-fresh hand-picked vegetables and fruits, homemade foods, eco products, etc. More..
@2. Sep. 18, Sun, 6 P.M.: Eat More and Stay Slim, is a paid workshop on weight management by Dr. Saravanan. This will also include a session on special exercises for weight reduction. Venue: Fit-O-Crazy, Royapettah, Chennai. More..
Talks & Heritage Walks
@1. Sep. 16-18, Fri-Sun, 6.15 P.M.: Vivaha Visishtatha, a talk in Telugu at Kuchalambal Kalyana mahal, Chetpet. More..
@2. Sep. 17, Sat. 4.30 P.M. to 7.30 P.M.: Whole-artTedly, an open-mic poetry, music and stand-up session at Luz House, Mylapore. More..
@3. Sep. 18, Sun, 5.30 A.M. to 8 A.M.: 500px Red Bull Photography photo walk at Marina beach. More..
@1. Sep. 18, Sun, Vimoksh, 9.30 A.M.: Vimoksh inter-corporate culturals for a cause happening at Santhome Higher Secondary School, Mylapore. Entry pass for audience: Rs. 200. More..
@2. Sep. 16 – 18: India Auto Show @ Forum Vijaya Mall, Vadapalani showcases some cool cars and automobiles. More..
@.3 Sep. 18, Sun, 3 P.M. to 7 P.M.: Book fair for kids (up to 10 years of age) at Kartwheel, Adyar. More..
@4. Sep. 16 – 25.: Restaurant Week offers a fine dining experience at (mostly) five-star hotels across the city at an affordable price. More..
@1. The dog who was thrown off a terrace by two medical students has now recovered and got a new home. (Times of India)
@2. This Chennai youth went from living on streets to Cambridge University. (IndiaTimes)
@3. Petrol bombs hurled at New Woodlands Hotel in Chennai because of the ongoing water dispute between TN and Karnataka. (Times of India)