Weekend Events Summary

List of Weekend Events in Chennai (Oct. 8,9 – Sat & Sun)

Hello. Here is a list of interesting weekend events and entertainment options for this weekend (Oct. 8,9 – Sat & Sun) in Chennai. I hope this list will enable you to plan your weekend more effectively.

Arts & Culture:

@1. Oct. 8, Sat, 7 P.M.: Shobana presents Trance – A Traditional Bharatnatyam performance in a collage with few other art forms/music styles at The Music Academy, Chennai. More..

@2. Sep. 30 – Oct. 11, 6 P.M. Onwards: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore Tank, Chennai, is organizing a series of music concerts under the banner, ‘Navaratri Mandapam’. These concerts are open to all. More..

@3. Oct. 7-9, Fri-Sun, 5 P.M.: Alapana 2016 Carnatic music concert at Egmore Museum Theater, Chennai. Free Entry. More..

Books & Poetry:

@1. Oct. 8, Sat, 4.30 P.M. to 6 P.M.: Open Mic poetry at CraveYard Cafe, Adyar, Chennai. More..

@2. Oct. 8-9, Sat-Sun, 11 A.M. to 6 P.M.: Notion Press Fiction Writing Workshop in association with the popular fiction author Sharath Komarraju. More..

Contests & Workshops:

@1. Oct. 5-15, Online: Urban Tree is organizing a Golu contest where they invite you to send a selfie with your Golu arrangement at home. Three best photos will win prizes. More..

@2. Oct. 8, Sat, 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.: Flower Veni making workshop at Valasarawakkam. If you are into hairstyling with flowers, check it out. More..

@3. Oct. 8, Sat, 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.: Cook N’ Click Sundal cooking contest organized by Dinamalar and Poorvika. If you can give a unique twist to Sundal, register at the ph. no. given in the following link. More..

Drama, Stand-up & Shows:

@1. Oct. 8, Sat, 5 P.M.: Go Straight, Take Left, a sketch comedy show by Sumukhi Suresh, Naveen Richard at Alliance Francaise, Nungambakkam. More..

@2. Oct. 9, Sun, 11.30 A.M.: Evam Theatricals 2016 – Finals inter-collegiate theatre festival where six colleges from South India compete against each other. Organized by Evam and Stella Players. More..

@3. Oct. 8, Sat, 6 P.M. to 9 P.M.: Raag Music concert consisting of musicians from various genres from Carnatic to Beatboxing. The organizers say there is some comedy as well. At Olive & Basil, Adyar. More..

Education, Technology & Business:

@1. Oct. 8, Sat, 4 P.M. to 5.30 P.M.: How UX can Make or Break your business discussion session by Social Beat. Part of their Digital Chai Pe Charcha, this is a free event. Registration Needed. More..

@2. Oct. 8, Sat, 1 P.M.: Bustle Business Quiz for Corporates organized by/at MOP Vaishnav College premises, Chennai. More..

Exhibition & Conference:

@1. Oct. 7-8, Fri & Sat, 10 A.M. to 8 P.M.: A Fun Pop-up Trunk Show by Lime Soda at The English Tea Room, Chennai. More..

@2. Oct. 7-8, Fri & Sat, 10 A.M. to 8 P.M.: By Hand, From the Heart Makers Market (expo) of handcrafted products at Crowne Plaza, Alwarpet. More..

@3. Oct. 7-10, Fri-Sun, 10 A.M. to 6.30 P.M.: Gem & Jewellery India International Exhibition 2016 is a B2B expo for professionals in the jewellery business. It is happening at the Chennai Trade Center. More..

Hotels, Malls & Resorts:

@1. Oct. 8-9, Sat & Sun, 11 A.M. to 10 P.M.: The Indian Luxury Expo is happening at The Grand Chola, Chennai. This expo showcases the best of luxury options for the affluent. More..

@2. Oct. 8, Sat, 4 P.M. Onwards: Adoptathon adoption drive for puppies at The Forum Mall, Vadapalani in association with Blue Cross, Chennai. More..

@3. Oct. 8-9, Sat-Sun, 10 A.M. to 8 P.M.: Hoofa Posh fashion and lifestyle exhibition will be held at Crowne Plaza, Alwarpet. This event features fashion show for mom’s and kids too. More..

@4. Oct. 7-9, Fri-Sun, 10.30 A.M. to 8.30 P.M.: Zak Jewels – The Great India Jewellery expo and sale at Taj Coromandel, Nungambakkam High Road. More..

@5. Oct. 8-9, Sat & Sun, 7 P.M. to 9 P.M.: Live music performance (Funk, Jazz, Rock) at Phoenix MarketCity, Velachery on both days. More..

Movies, Music & Dance:

@1. Movies Releasing this weekend in Chennai: (You can buy movie tickets from PayTM. You get Rs. 100 cashback if you book 2 or more tickets using this code.)

  • TamilRemo – Genre: Romantic Comedy. Starring: Siva Karthikeyan, Keerthy Suresh. Director: Bakkiyaraj Kannan.
  • TamilRekka – Genre: Action Masala. Starring: Vijay Sethupathi, Lakshmi Menon. Director: Rathina Shiva.
  • TamilDevi – Genre: Horror Comedy. Starring: Prabhu Deva, Tamannah, Sonu Sood. Director: A.L.Vijay.
  • HindiMirzya – Genre: Romance Drama. Starring: Harshvardhan Kapoor, Saiyami Kher. Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
  • HindiMSG: The Warrior Lion Heart – Genre: Drama Adventure. Starring: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Honeypreet Insan.
  • HindiTutak Tutak Tutiya – Genre: Horror Comedy. Starring: Prabhu Deva, Tamannah, Sonu Sood. Director: A.L.Vijay.
  • EnglishQueen of Katwe – American Biographical Sports Drama. Starring: David Oyeloyo, Lupita Nyongo. Director: Mira Nair.
  • English – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – 3D Dark Fantasy Adventure Drama. Starring: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield. Director: Tim Burton.

@2. Oct. 8, Sat, 11 A.M.: Bug’s Life (1998) American movie screening at the U.S. Consulate, Chennai. More..

@3. Oct. 8-9, Sat-Sun, 7 P.M.: International Russian Dance Gala Russian Ballet dance performance at Russian Cultural Center, Alwarpet. More..


@1. Oct. 1 – 10, 11 A.M. to 6 P.M.: Thejus has organized a ‘Swarna Golu’ with Gold-plated dolls of Gods at their showroom in T.Nagar. More..

@2. Oct. 8-10, Sat-Mon, 9.30 P.M.: Dandiya Night 2016 at North Town, Buckhingam & Carnatic Gardens, Perambur, Chennai. More..

@3. Oct. 9, Sun, 6 A.M. to 9 A.M.: World Mental Health Day Walkathon from Labor statue to Gandhi statue, Marina beach, Chennai. More..

Sustainability & Social:

@1. Oct. 6-8, Thu.-Sat.: Chennai Water Forum – Embrace our Rivers at Kalakshetra features multiple events related to water. More..

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Viral News Last Week:

@1. Three AIIMS specialists in Chennai to treat CM Jayalalithaa. More..

@2. Rahul Gandhi visits Chennai Hospital, says Jayalalithaa recovering well. More..




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