Weekend Events Summary

List of Selected Weekend Events in Chennai (Oct. 29, 30 – 2016)

Hello. Welcome to another weekly listing of selected & interesting events happening in Chennai over the weekend (Sat, Sun – Oct. 29, 30: 2016). So what are you going to do this weekend? 🙂

Arts & Culture:

@. Oct. 27 – Nov. 27, 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.: SoS – Song of the Sea upcycled products exhibition at InKo Center, R.A.Puram. More..

@. Oct. 30, Sun, 4 P.M.: Bharatanatyam performance by Nitya Narasimhan at Dakshina Chitra, ECR. There are also two art exhibitions by Hariram and Nupur Chatterjee going on at the same venue. More..

@. [Next Week] Nov. 2 to 11.: Bharat Sangeet Utsav Carnatic music concerts will be held at Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road. Inaugural concert on Nov. 2 to feature Sudha Raghunathan, Anil Sreenivasan along 200 kids. More.. Book tickets online from here.

@. [Next Week] Oct. 31 to Nov. 03: Niram Thiram – 2016, an interactive festival of puppetry and performance arts at Kalakshetra Foundation, Thiruvanmayur. The shows in the evening are free to attend. Puppetry workshops are ticketed. More..

Books & Poetry:

@. Oct. 29, Sat, 6 – 8 P.M.: Under the Moonlight poetry reading by the sea at Besant Nagar beach, for both poets and listeners. More..

Deepavali Specials:

@. The Taj Group of Hotels, Chennai is offering various gift hampers specially prepared for Deepavali. For details call: 66002827 or More..

@. Sri Krishna Sweets has brought out Deepavali special items like Karuppati laddu & cake. They have also brought special gift hampers for the festival. A few of their outlets will be open continuously for 48 hours this Deepavali and customers can get 10% discount in the nights. More..

@. Starbucks has introduced a Diwali-themed Drink: Roasted Nut Triple Mocha. They are also giving special gift hampers for Diwali. For details call: 8939867915 or More..

@. Phoenix MarketCity has created one of the largest rangoli art installations in the city at their mall premises @ Velachery. If you go there this weekend, you can see the 3000 sq. ft art. You can also catch it on their facebook page.

Drama, Standup & Shows:

@. Oct. 30, Sun, 2.30 P.M.: TVK Cultural Academy presents Ponniyin Selvan Tamil play at Vani Mahal, T. Nagar. More..

@. Oct. 30, Sun, 4 P.M.: E. Va. Ka Tamil play (humorous political satire) will be staged at Vani Mahal, T. Nagar. More..

@. Oct. 30, Sun, 7 P.M.: S.Ve.Shekhar and team are acting in ‘Crazy Thieves in Palavakkam’ Tamil play at Vani Mahal, T. Nagar. More..

@. Oct. 30, Sun, 7.30 P.M.: Evam presents Sunday LOL at Bay 146 standup comedy by Vamsi Sridhar from Bangalore at The Savera Hotel, Chennai. More..

Hotels, Malls & Resorts:

@. Oct. 29, Sat, 1 – 4 P.M.: Halloween party for kids from 4 – 14 years at First Floor, Opp. 1D, Phoenix MarketCity Mall, Velachery. More..

@. Oct. 28 – 30, Fri – Sun, 7 – 9 P.M.: Phoenix MarketCity Velachery is organizing music concerts by Jazzy Delics, Between Recess, Franks got the Funk on Fri, Sat, Sun, respectively. Free entry. More..

Movies, Music & Dance:

@. Movies releasing this week in Chennai – 

Tamil: Kaashmora – Historical/Fantasy (Karthi, Nayanthara); Kodi – Action/Drama (Dhanush, Trisha); Kadalai – Drama/Comedy (Ma Ka Pa Anand, Aisharya Rajesh); Thiraikku Varadha Kadhai – Horror/Mystery (Nadhiya, Ineya, Kovai Sarala).

Hindi: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil – Relationships/Drama (Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai); Shivaay – Action/Thriller (Ajay Devgan).

English: Bridget Jones’s Baby – Romance.

@. Oct. 30, Sun, 6.30 P.M.: Abbas Cultural presents, ‘Om Shanthi Om’, an evening of retro Bollywood dance songs at Russian Cultural Center, Alwarpet. More..

@. Oct. 30, Sun, 6.45 P.M.: Lakshman Sruthi music concert & mimicry – Deepavali special show at Rajah Annamalai Mandram. More..

@. Songs of the Week: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (Title track) (Hindi); Ei Suzhali – Kodi (Tamil).


@. Oct. 29, Sat, 7 – 9 P.M.: Chennaiyin F.C. vs. Kerala Blasters F.C. Indian Super League Football match at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai. More.. Book tickets Online from here.

Tech & Edu:

@. Oct. 29 – Oct. 30, Sat – Sun.: iOS Application Development two-day workshop at Technocrat Technologies, Nandanam. More..


@. Grundfos India has organized a photo contest on energy efficiency & water. From 24 Oct. to 24 Nov. ’16. Click here for details.

@. Kodak will soon launch a Camera that’s also a smartphone – Kodak Ektra! Some info here.

Viral News (Last Week):

@. 10-year old boy donates Rs. 1000 prize money to PMO, gets response (thanks letter) from PMO office.

@. This Chennai collector’s garage cum living space will blow your mind.

@. Celebrate Diwali with gift boxes from these Chennai stores.

@. Acham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Official trailer #2 released.



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