Weekend Events Summary

List of Weekend Events in Chennai (Oct. 1,2)

Hello. Here is a list of interesting events & entertainment options for this weekend in Chennai (Sat, Sun – Oct. 1,2; 2016).

Art & Culture

@1. Sep. 28 – Oct. 23, 10 A.M. – 6 P.M.: The Art of Minhwa, a Korean art exhibition by three contemporary Korean artists at InKo Center, Chennai. More..

@2. Oct. 1, Sat, 7 P.M.: Music Concert – Nyna Vales with Akkarai Subhalakshmi @ Alliance Francaise of Madras, Nungambakkam, Chennai. This is a sort of a fusion between French and Indian Carnatic music styles. Free to attend. More..

Books & Poetry

@1. Oct. 1, Sat, 6 P.M.: ‘The Love that Feels Right’ romance book release at Starmark, Express Avenue by Ravinder Singh. More..

@2. Oct. 3, Mon, 5 P.M.: Interaction with Rujuta Diwekar on her new book, ‘Indian Superfoods’ at Museum Theater, Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai, where she talks about why Indian traditional foods are the need of the hour. Registration required. More..

Contests & Workshops

@1. Oct. 1-2, Sat-Sun, 10 A.M.: Eggless Bakistry, a workshop on baking without eggs at SADA Skill & Fitness Center, RK Salai, Ch-4. More..

@2. Oct 1-2, Sat-Sun, 10.30 A.M. to 5.30 P.M.: Silk Thread Jewellery making workshop for adults at DakshinaChitra, ECR, Chennai. More..

Drama, Standup & Shows

@1. Oct. 1, Sat, 7 P.M.: The Mirror’s Mind, a play in English, inspired by Mohanlal starrer Guru @ Harishree Vidyalayam auditorium, Chennai. More..

@2. Oct. 2, Sun, 7 P.M.: The Unbelievable Tour standup comedy show is written and performed by Vir Das. Venue: Sir Mutha Venkatasubbarao concert hall, Chennai. More..

@3. Oct. 2, Sun, 7 P.M.: Kalyana Velayil Karadi, a full-length comedy play in Tamil is happening at The Music Academy Mini Hall, TTK Road, Chennai. More..

Education & Technology

@1. Oct. 1, Sat.: Campus France – Education Fair 2016 is happening at the Taj Coromandel, Chennai. Here is the link to register, here is the list of colleges exhibiting at the fair. More..

@2. Oct. 1-2, Sat-Sun, 10 A.M. – 4.30 P.M.: National Institute for Industrial Training is organizing the Hack Hackers! workshop on ethical hacking at CADD Center, RK Salai, Chennai. More..

Exhibitions & Conference

@1. Exhibitions & Conferences at Chennai Trade Center:

  • 29 Sep. – 02 Oct.: CUSP 2016 – A biennial conference on Clinical Ultrasonography in practice. More..
  • 30 Sep – 02 Oct.: Decor Homes Expo – 2016 focusing on home furniture and home decor items. More..

@2. Sep. 29 – Oct. 2, Thu – Sun, 10.30 A.M. to 8.30 P.M.: Navarathri Jute Fair is happening at Andal Kalyana Mandapam, Adyar. You can find jute lifestyle products in this expo. More..

@3. Until Oct. 4, Tue, 10 A.M. to 8 P.M.: Cotton & Silk Expo 2016 is happening at Valluvar Kottam, Nungambakkam. Handmade textile materials from artisans across India is available to buy here. More..

@4. Until Oct. 27, 10 A.M. to 8 P.M.: Gollu dolls exhibition cum sale at Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan, Mount Road, Chennai. More..

@5. Oct. 5-6, Wed-Thu, 10 A.M. to 8 P.M.: The Duchess Utsav 2016, an exhibition on fashion, lifestyle, organic products is happening at The Savera Hotel, RK Salai. More..

Hotels, Malls & Resorts

@1. Oct. 1-10, 10.30 P.M. Onwards: Navratri festival with Dandiya raas and Garba is being organized at Express Avenue mall at Saturday. More..

@2. Oct. 2-10.: Flavours of Lalgudi ‘Kaila Kaasu Vaaila Dosa’ challenge where the person who eats maximum no. of dosas within 30 minutes will win a prize. Cost to enter: Rs. 333/-. More..

Movies, Music & Dance

@1. Movies releasing this weekend –

  • Tamil: Kallattam (Actors: Nandha, Richard, Shakira, Arthi; Director: G. Ramesh. Trailer – Youtube).
  • Hindi: M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story is the most anticipated Bollywood movie (also dubbed in other languages incl. Tamil) of the month. What happens when THE CRICKET CAPTAIN wants to tell HIS STORY through a BOLLYWOOD MOVIE? Can’t wait to watch this movie!! Am planning to watch it next week 🙂 (Youtube Trailer)

@2. Oct. 1, Sat, 11 A.M.: Space Cowboys English movie (2000) to be screened at American Consulate, Chennai. More..

@3. Oct. 1, Sat, 6 P.M.: Thamizh Cinema 1980 – Oru Isai Payanam is a music concert featuring Tamil movie songs of the ’80s at Kamarajar Arangam. More..

@4. Oct. 1, Sat, 6.30 P.M.: Naveen Arts presents Nadigar Thilagathin Navarasa paadalgal music concert at Raja Annamalai Mandram, Parrys. More..

@5. Oct. 2, Sun, 7 P.M.: Two2Tango is a music concert of Kollywood /Tamil movie songs by Karthik & Shwetha Menon at the Madras Music Academy. More..

@6. Oct. 2, Sun, 7 P.M.: Alanthur Fine Arts presents ‘Paatum Naaney Bhavamum Naaney’, a music concert featuring evergreen songs of Sivaji Ganesan @ German Hall, Bala Mandir, T. Nagar, Chennai. More..

@7. Oct. 3-4, Mon-Tue.: As a part of the Swedish Film Festival 2016, three Swedish movies will be screened at Russian Center of Science & Culture, Alwarpet. To know more about the movies and schedule, click the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation link.

Sustainability & Social

@1. Oct. 1, Sat.: Yard Sale has been organized at Grand Mall, Velachery, where kids can sell their old items for charity donations. Other programs have also been planned this weekend at the venue. More..

@2. Oct. 2-8, 2016: Daan Utsav, a Pan-India festival of giving is happening in Chennai also. Various events are happening in conjunction with the Daan Utsav this year too. More..

Talks & Heritage Walks

@1. Oct. 1, Sat, 7.00 A.M. – 8.30 A.M.: Chennai Elder’s Day Walk-a-thon at Gandhi Statue, Marina beach, Chennai. Free to attend. More..

@2. Oct. 1, Sat, 11 A.M. – 12 P.M.: Practical steps to prevent and reverse diabetics (without pills) talk organized by SHARAN India at Chetpet. (Free to attend, registration required.) More..

@3. Oct. 2, Sun, 9 A.M. – 3.30 P.M.: TEDxNapierBridge talks and interaction at IIT Madras Research park, Taramani. More..


@1. Oct. 2, Sun, 3.30 P.M.: On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, A prayer in memory of Mahatma Gandhi has been organized at Gandhi Mandapam, Sardar Patel Road, Guindy, Chennai.


Viral News Last Week in Chennai:

@1. Here’s where humanity ends: Great Dane dies after being left chained on Chennai Road. (IndiaTimes)

@2. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 catches fire in Indian passenger aircraft bound to Chennai. (Indian Express)

@3. After relocation of a White Tiger from Chennai to Udaipur, zookeepers are in a fix because it understands only Tamil! (Zee News)

@4. An Engineering student from Chennai cheated more than 18 girls (Chennaimemes)

@5. Karunanidhi demands State Governor ensure a transparent system to inform people about Jayalalithaa’s actual health status. (Indian Express)



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