Hello, and welcome to the weekly listing of weekend events & entertainment options in Chennai. I hope this list will enable you to keep this weekend (Sat & Sun; Nov 4 & 5 – 2016) occupied and have fun.
Arts & Culture:
@. Nov 5 – 11, 4.45 P.M. & 7 P.M.: Bharat Sangeet Utsav classical music concerts at Narada Gana Sabha hall, Chennai. More..
Books & Poetry:
@. Nov. 5, Sat, 7 P.M.: Prakriti Foundation invites you to the book launch of ‘A Madrasi Memoir’ authored by Renuka Narayanan at Amethyst, Whites Road, Royapettah. Sri Gopalakrishna Gandhi will release the book. More..
@. Nov. 6, Sun, 5 P.M.: Durjoy Datta will be launching his book, ‘The Girl of my Dreams’ at Starmark, Express Avenue, Chennai. More..
Contests & Workshops:
@. Nov. 5, Sat, 2 P.M – 5 P.M.:Story Mirror Creativity Workshop III at Apparao Galleries, Nungambakkam. “How to Publish a best seller?” by Shashi. “Creative Expression through different media” Panel discussion with Keshav,N. Lingusamy, Brinda Sarathy. More..
@. Nov. 5, Sat, 11 A.M. – 1 P.M.: Party starters cookery workshop, Ashvita Nirvana, Besant Nagar, Chennai. More..
Drama, Standup and Shows:
@. Nov. 5 & 6, Sat & Sun, 3 P.M. & 7 P.M.: Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense Standup Comedy at Sir Mutha Venkata Subba Rao Concert Hall: Chennai. More..
@. Nov. 5,Sat, 5 P.M & 7.30 P.M.: The Yogi and the Bear, Standup comedy at Alliance Francaise, Nungambakkam, Chennai. More..
@. Nov. 5, Sat, 4.30 P.M.: The Portcafe (Kodambakkam) presents Ode to Joy! an open-mic event geared towards charity in aid of refugees around the world. More..
@. Nov. 6,Sun,4:30 P.M. – 7 P.M.: Open Sky Slam 7, Open mic creativity Halloween event for Artists at Haunted Anna Nagar, Chennai. More..
@. Nov. 6, Sun, 7.30 P.M.:Evam Presents Sunday Lol Standup comedy at Bay 146, Hotel Savera, Chennai. More..
@. Nov, 6, Sun, 6.30 P.M.: Wah Wah Kya Baat Hai, Comedy show in Hindi, The Music Academy, T.T.K. Road, Chennai. More..
@. Nov, 6, Sun, 7 P.M.: Abbas Cultural presents S. V. Sekar in Crazy Thieves in Paalavakkam, a Tamil comedy drama. Venue: Russian Cultural Centre A/c, Alwarpet, Chennai. More..
Edu & Tech:
Exhibition & Conference:
@. Nov. 5 & 6, Sat & Sun, 10 A.M. – 7 P.M.: Times Property Fair 2016 is being organized this Sunday at Chennai Trade Center, Nandambakkam. This is for all aspiring house & property owners. More..
@. Nov. 5 – 7, Fri – Sun, 10 A.M. – 6.30 P.M.: Sign India 2016 expo, an exhibition that features the latest developments & products for the digital/signage & indoor/outdoor display industry will be held at the Chennai Trade Center, Nandambakkam. More..
@. Nov. 5 & 6, Sat & Sun, 10.30 A.M. to 8 P.M.: Express Auto Expo 2016 featuring the latest cars & bikes is happening this weekend at Chennai Trade Center. More..
Hotels, Malls & Resorts:
@. Nov 4 & 5, Fri & Sat, Nights.: Halloween celebrations at Gatsby 2000, Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park hotel. More..
@. Nov. 5, Sat, 7 A.M. – 11 A.M.: Grand opening of H&M Store at Express Avenue Mall, Chennai. 500 x Rs. 500 H&M vouchers up for grabs for the first 500 people standing in queue on Saturday morning. More..
@. Nov. 6, Sun, 7-9 P.M.: Eric Martin, an American Singer-Songwriter and the lead voice of Mr. Big (music band) will do a Live Concert at Phoenix MarketCity, Velachery, Chennai. More..
Movies, Music & Dance:
@. Nov. 5, Sat, 7 P.M.: India Talkies presents musical night by Anil Srinivasan, Venue: IMAGE AUDITORIUM, MRC Nagar, RA Puram, CHENNAI. More..
@. Nov. 6, Sun, 6.45 P.M.: Rajesh Rhythms, music concert at Rajah Annamalai Mandram, Broadway, Chennai. More..
@. Nov. 6, Sun, 7 A.M.: Sunday Kutcheri (Violin & Mridangam) at the park @ Nageswara Rao park, Mylapore, Chennai.
@. [Next Week] Nov. 10, Thu, 9.30 A.M. to 4.30 P.M.: TNAU is conducting a one-day workshop on rooftop gardening at their premises in Anna Nagar. For details and registration: 044-26263484. Fees: Rs. 600/-.
Shops & Products:
@. Nov. 4-6, Fri-Sun, 9 A.M. – 9 P.M.: Wo0dpecker Furniture Closing Down Sale (according to the company’s facebook post) at their branches at Nelson Manickam Road, Besant Nagar, Porur, Royapettah, Velachery. More..
Viral News Last Week in Chennai:
@. For Biriyani in Chennai, Cats are being boiled alive, Sold for Rs. 100 per Kg. (Huffington post)
@. Chennai Moulivakkam building demolished in three seconds (video). (Times of India)
@. #ChennaiRoundup. Food events you cannot miss in Chennai this week. (Hungry Forever)
@. Amazing! Do y0u know this archeological site in India (Chennai) is 1.5 million years old. (India Arising)