Weekend Events Summary

List of Events in Chennai This Weekend (Dec. 17,18 – Sat & Sun)

***Arts & Culture***

@. Click here for a List of Classical music/dance Concerts for this December Marghazhi Utsavam.

@. Dec. 17, Sat, 4.30 – 6.30 P.M.: An Artsy Evening will witness performances by artists from all over Chennai for a cause. You can go as an audience to support underprivileged children with hearing impairment. Happening at First Cup, Nungambakkam. Registration recommended. Read more…

@. [Next Week] Dec. 20 – 31.: Kalakshetra Arts Festival 2016 features a number of events related to dance, music and other arts. Read more…

***Business***

@. PayTM is offering Rs. 20 PayTM cash for every Snickers chocolate bar you buy. Offer available only on certain packs where this offer is highlighted on the front cover. Read more…

@. Dec. 17, Sat, 4.30 – 7.00 P.M.: Ausum (paid) Tea Tasting session at That Madras Place, Adyar. Read more…

***Contests & Workshops***

@. Dec. 17, Sat, 2-4 P.M.: Story Mirror Creativity Workshop IV brings interactive sessions on writing, photography, culture & heritage, etc. It is a free workshop happening at Apparao Galleries, Nungambakkam. Read more…

@. Dec. 17, Sat, 9 A.M.: Imaginarium post-processing photoshop photography workshop at Hotel Shelter. Read more…

@. Dec. 18, Sun, 4.30 – 7.30 A.M.: Heritage Photography workshop @ Mahabalipuram by DCP Expeditions. Read more…

@. [Next Week] Dec. 19-21, Mon-Wed, 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.: Santa Funta 3-day Craft Workshop for kids (8 – 14 years) at Forum Art Gallery, Adyar. Read more…

***Drama, Standup & Shows***

@. Dec. 18, Sun, 4 P.M.: Roshini Google Gatothgajan humorous Tamil play by Crazy Mohan & team is happening at P.T. Thiyagaraja hall, T. Nagar. Read more…

@. Dec. 18, Sun, 7 P.M.: Roshini Fine Arts presents Crazy Thieves in Palavakkam humorous Tamil play written by Crazy Mohan and starring S Ve Shekhar. Read more…

@. Dec. 16 – 21, Fri – Wed, 3 P.M. to 8.30 P.M.: The Little Theater’s Christmas Pantomime – Starwarz: A Panto Menace English play @ Museum Theater, Egmore. Read more…

***Exhibition & Conference***

@. Dec.16-18, Fri-Sun, 10 A.M. to 8 P.M.: Organic & Ayurveda expo will happen at the Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam. Read more…

@. Dec. 19-21, Mon-Wed.: CBRE Propfair 2016, real-estate/property expo is happening at Chennai Trade Centre. Read more…

***Heritage & Photo Walks***

@. Dec. 18, Sun.: GoUNESCO is organizing a heritage/photo walk to celebrate local culture. Participants will have to go to heritage sites, click photos and share using #makeheritagefun hashtag. Read more… (1, 2)

***Movies, Music & Dance***

@. Movies releasing this week in Chennai – 

  • Tamil: Veera Sivaji (Action) – Vikram Prabhu, Shamili.
  • Tamil: Andaman (Action) – Richard, Manochitra.
  • Hindi: Wajah Tum Ho (Hindi) – Sana Khan, Sharman joshi.
  • English: La La Land, Collateral Beauty, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

***Others***

@. Dec. 18, Sun, 11.30 A.M.: The Narrative Live & Personal Storytelling open-mic personal storytelling event @ The Learning Community at Quest, Palavakkam, Chennai. Read more…

***Religious***

@. Dec. 17 & 18, Sat & Sun.: Christmas Carols by choirs across the city at multiple places in Chennai. Read more…

***Sports***

@. Dec. 16-20, Fri – Tue, 9.30 A.M. to 5 P.M.: The 5th and final Cricket Test match between England & India is happening at M A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. You can go to the venue or you can just watch it on TV. Read more…

@. Dec. 15 – 20.: Chennai Sailing Academy is organizing the ASAF Youth Sailing Cup @ Chennai. Read more…

***Sustainability & Social***

@. [Next Week] Dec. 19, Mon, 5.30 – 7.30 P.M.: Goli Soda is organizing a free workshop on Organic Terrace Gardening at Ashvita Bistro, Alwarpet. Prior registration required. Read more…

*****News that went Viral Last Week:*****

@. Cyclone Vardah leaves 12 dead as Chennai limps back to normal.

@. Despite Cyclone Vardah’s devestation, Chennai people are venturing out to take selfies.

@. 9500 people evacuated from coastal areas as cyclone Vardah enters Pulicat.

@. Robert Downey Jr. is not in India! Fake news & pictures of Iron Man actor visiting Chennai goes viral.

@. Three beaten in Chennai for not standing up when the national anthem was played at a movie theater.

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