Here is a list of upcoming events this Pongal weekend in Chennai (Jan. 14, 15: Sat, Sun – 2017).
***Pongal Special Events***
@. Jan.14,Sat.12.00P.M. to 6.00 P.M.: Pongal at The Park, Chennai featuring a special pongal menu. At The Park Hotel. More..
@. Jan 14 & 15, Sat & Sun, 12.00 P.M. to 12.30 A.M.: Pongal Celebrations at E-Hotel, Express Avenue, Royapettah, Chennai. More..
@. Jan. 13 – 15, Fri – Sun.: Thai Virundhu – The Pongal Thali at Madras, The Raintree Hotel, Anna Salai. More..
@. Jan. 15, Sun, 3 – 9 P.M.: Pongal Carnival Celebrations at Avigna Celeste Township, behind Mahindra World City. More..
@. Pongal weekend: Maplai Virundhu with Pongal special karumbu chaaru mega feast buffet (non-veg) at Maplai, Sterling Avenue, Nungambakkam. More..
***Books & Poetry***
@. Jan. 14 – 16, Sat – Mon.: The Hindu Lit for Life 2017 Literature Festival with discussions on books & arts at Sir Mutha Venkatasubbarao Concert Hall, Chennai. More..
@. Jan. 6 – 19, 11 A.M. to 9 P.M.: Chennai Book Fair 2017 is going on at St. George Anglo-Indian School opp. Pachchyapas College, Kilpauk. More..
@. [Next Week] Jan. 17, Tue, 7 P.M.: Blank Page – An interpretation of contemporary Indian poetry through theater, music & movement at Alliance Francaise of Madras, Nungambakkam. Free Event. More..
@. Jan.14, Sat, 2.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M.: Validating your startup ideas by Startup Saturday, Chennai at IIT Madras, Chemical Building Seminar Hall, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. More.. (FB Event link..)
@. [Next Week] Jan. 20 – 21, Fri – Sat.: DMS 2017 (Digital Media Summit – 2017) by EchoVME at M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women. More..
***Contests & Workshops***
@. Jan15,Sun.10.00 A.M. 12.00 P.M.: Upcycle Artz – Crafts for Kids Workshop @ Mitr Cafe, Besant Nagar, Chennai. More..
@. Jan14, Sat. 11.00 A.M. 3.00 P.M.: Chocolate making workshop in Chennai by Reema’s SWAD, at Vepery, Chennai. More..
***Drama, Stand-up & Shows***
@. Jan14, Sat. 6.00 P.M.: Poda Poromboke – Justice Rocks 2017 Stand-up Comedy, Music & More. At Spaces, Besant Nagar. Free Entry. More..
@. Jan. 12-15, Thu-Sun, 10 A.M. to 8.30 P.M.: Furniture Fair – 2017 is happening at the Chennai Trade Center, Nandambakkam. More..
@. Jan. 15, Sun, 10 A.M. to 8 P.M.: Namma Royapettah 2017 Carnival with stalls, food, events like magic show, photo booth, mimicry, etc. More..
@. Jan. 15 – 16, Sun – Mon, 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.: Street Food fest and Garden Show at Dakshina Chitra, ECR, Chennai. More..
@. Jan. 13 – 23, 10.30 A.M. to 9 P.M.: Cottonfab – 2017, an exhibition of cotton, silk and handloom dress materials at Co-optex Ground, Pantheon Road, Egmore.
***Hotels, Malls & Resorts***
@. Jan. 14, Sat, 7 P.M.: Tamil Fest Party by DJ Lash playing Tamil songs at Glass hopper, Perungudi, OMR. Entry Free, charges only for liquor and food – as per the organizer. More..
***Music, Movies & Dance***
@. Movies releasing this weekend in Chennai:
- Tamil – Bairavaa (Illaya Dhalapathi Vijay, Keerthi Suresh); Koditta Idangalai Nirappuga (Shantanu Bhagyaraj, Parvathy Nair);
- Hindi – OK Jaanu (Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor); Haraamkhor (Nawazzudin Siddiqui, Shweta Tripathi); A Death in the Gunj (Ranvir Shorey, Kalki Koechchlin).
@. Jan. 14, Sat, 7 – 9 P.M.: Divya Sundaram & Friends – Live Music Performance at Phoenix MarketCity, Velachery, Chennai. Free Entry. More..
@. Jan. 15, Sun, 7 – 9 P.M.: The Taste of Ecstasy – Live Music Performance at Amphitheater, Phoenix MarketCity, Velachery. Free Entry. More..
@.Jan14, Sat, 4.00P.M.: Abbas kalai vizha presents classical concert by Ranjani & Gayathri. Kamarajar Arangam, Chennai. More..
@. Jan14, Sat, 7.00 P.M.: Abbas Kalai Vizha Presents prestigious Classical Music Event by Padmabushan Dr.K.J.Yesudas. Kamarajar Arangam, Chennai. More..
@. Jan15, Sun, 4.00 P.M.: Abbas Kalaivizha presents Classical concert by Abhishek Raguram, Kamarajar Arangam, Chennai. More..
@. Jan15, Sun, 7.00 P.M.: Abbas kalai vizha presents a thematic musical discourse by Vishaka Hari. Kamarajar Arangam, Chennai.More..
@. Jan15, Sun, 6.30 P.M.: Film Fare Award with Grand Musical Show by Sridhar Navaragh @ Vidhyodaya School, Chennai. More..
@. [Next Week] Jan. 19, Thu, 7 P.M.: Magic Flutes music concert at Alliance Francaise of Madras, Nungambakkam. Free Entry. More..
@. Jan. 14, Sat.: The South India Derby Grade 1 – 2017 at Madras Race Club. More..
[Not this weekend] @. Jan. 29, Sun. 4.00 A.M to 8.00 A.M.: Madras Cycling Rally @ The Marina, Chennai. More..
[Not this weekend] @. Jan. 22, Sun. 6.00A.M.: OMR Run, (3 K.M., 5 K.M., 10 K.M.) from Sathyabama College,Chennai. More..