Events in Chennai: August 25 - August 31

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Traditional treats
August 25 | ECR

Indulge in a quintessential Tamilian meal with mouth-watering delicacies adorning the traditional banana leaf at the InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort. Celebrating the occasion of Ganesh Chathurthi, savour dishes like aviyal, masiyal, poriyal, kootu and thovaiyyal. Cost for two: Rs 2,200 (++). Details: 71720101

Soul of art
August 26 | Besant Nagar

The ARTery presents Ekam: Festivals of Solos, a unique festival  of creative bharatanatyam solo recitals by four renowned Chennai-based artistes — Jwala by Mythili Prakash, Saadrshyam by Sheejith Krishna, Prerna by Divya Devaguptapu and Trayyanta by Vaibhav Arekar. At Chandralekha Spaces. Till August 27. Entry free. From  6 pm. Details: 45535576

Celebrating culture
August 27 | ECR

As a part of their Onam celebrations, DakshinaChitra presents a workshop on Kerala Mural Painting. Conducted by Chennai-based Vasuki, an expert in traditional mural art forms, the two-day session will focus on how to paint the eyes, lips, eyebrows, body postures, hand gestures and over-ornamentation with just five colours. From 10.30 am. Registrations: Rs 3,000 per head. Details: 24918943

Splash of colours
August 28 | Adyar

InKo Centre presents The Flowers Say Summer: Korean Literary Painting by Kim Mi Sook. The artist is known for her light and ethereal strokes. The work on display depicts her journey as an artist who wishes to go beyond the physical representation of objects. At The Gallery. From  10 am. Till September 15. Entry free. Details: 24361224

Decoding art
August 29 | Alwarpet

Russian Centre of Science and Culture will host a three-day art camp in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of India-Russia Diplomatic Relations. The event will focus on Energy of Friendship — Brush strokes. Artists Padmanaban V, Krishnan P, N V Sri Hari, Sanghavi U K are among the others taking part in the camp. Exhibitions of works created will be open to the public until September 1. Details: 24990050

Breaking barriers
August 30 | Nungambakkam

Goethe-Institut in association with the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation (ICAF) presents a Film Series on Migration. The two-day session will feature periodic drama films like Home from Home — Chronicle of a Vision, Gold and Wolfskinder. At Goethe-Institut auditorium. From 7 pm. Entry free. Details: 28331314

Tape off
August 31 | Besant Nagar

The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Stella Maris College and Spaces presents the Tape Art. Conducted by Germany-based Stefan Busch, Felix Rodewald and Thomas Meissner from the Tape That collective, the event will focus on different ranges of artworks from room-filling illustrations to abstract structures that can be made using adhesive tapes of all colours. At Spaces. Entry free. From 4 pm. Details: 42158062

Shopping destination
August 25  | Royapettah

Wild Orchids, a collaboration of Biju Jayadevan and Mathangi Srinivasamurti, brings 12 curated brands from across the country under one roof. Watch out for collections like Flames of the Forest by Mrinalini Cariapa, SR by Sonali Raman, Amodhini by Priya Sanath and more. Rs 500 onwards.On August 25-26. At Amethyst. Details: 45991630

Celebrating folk culture
August 25 | ECR

Bringing some Kerala culture to the city, DakshinaChitra's Onam celebrations will see Panamanna Paricha Muthukali Sangam led by Muthu Narayanan from Palakkad district perform Parichamuttukali, an ancient martial art form. Till August 27. From 11.30 am. Entry free. Details: 24918943

Talking history
August 26 |  Adyar

Recreating the times when people used to sit together, talk and listen to stories, Backyard presents Stories at Sunset, a late evening storytelling session for adults by Chennai-based Vikram Sridhar. The session will explore lesser told stories from the independence era for over an hour. At Backyard. From 
7 pm. Entry: Rs 250 per head. Details: 7358458117

Dream catchers
August 26 | Adyar

The Madras Week special edition of The Bliss Catchers will feature storyteller and actor Janaki Sabesh along with Akhila Krishnamurthy, the arts manager and writer. The event will see the duo discussing their career choices and how they followed their passion. At Odyssey Book Store. Entry free. From 7 pm. Details: 24453191.

Decoding Madras
August 27 | Mylapore

The Art Room presents Chennai Mania, a workshop for adults on the symbols of Chennai — like gopurams, autos, coffee and more. Materials will be provided at the venue. At The Art Room. Registrations: Rs 1,500 per head. From 10.30 am. Details: 7550071255

Revisiting history
August 31 | Alwarpet

An Ashvita Foundation initiative, The Vanishing Heritage Project aims to document the standing heritage structures of Royapettah and Mylapore. This Madras Week, they will present the culmination of Phase 1 of the visual documentation done by their research teams as a step towards protection, conservation and rehabilitation of the city’s heritage. Entry free. From 6 pm. Details: 9003365436

Pubbing rules
August 31 | Gopalapuram

Rotary Club of Madras Nextgen presents the Thursday Night Trivia, a pub quiz event conceptualised for the people of Chennai. TNT will have four rounds and all of them will be written contests. A team event, each group can only have four members. Proceeds from the event will go towards Kicking Ahead project. Registrations: Rs 1,000 per team. At Sera. From 7 pm. Details: 28111462

Shop for a cause
August 26| The Humming Room

The first edition of Homespun curated by Bounce to life will showcase emerging entrepreneurs in fashion, jewellery and other categories. Some of the city-based new- comers among the lot are Bottega Pereira, Sugar by Lakshmi Pillai and Wallistry. `100 onwards.  At The Humming Room. Details:  8608113366

Marks & Spencer has come up with its Autumn Winter’17 collection. The floral edition features a colour palette of ivory, light pinks and yellow. Pick from- blossomy printed shirts, graceful dresses and skirts to lace embroidered floral blouses and shoes. `1,999 onwards. At Express Avenue. Details: 28464401

Monsoon retreat
Fabindia presents Malhar ­­— a range of occasion wear for the festive and monsoon season. The collection draws inspiration from the rich architectural heritage of Hampi by bringing zari trims, Kalamkari, brocade, gota work and more. Look out for dresses, skirts, jewellery and clutch bags.` 1,490 onwards. Details:

Boost to skin
Body Shop has launched its limited edition Vitamin E moisturiser cream. It helps lock moisture for 48 hours to give the skin a fresh feeling, silky-soft texture and radiant look. Focussed specifically on warding off the dryness. Their 50 ml comes for `995 and 100 ml for `1,595. At Ampa Skywalk. Details: 43300526

Anaqa Jewels’ dangler collection is embellished with Swarovski crystals and white pearls. These light weight earrings are available in delicate floral and geometric motifs. The collection is a mix of traditional and contemporary style. The entire range is an epitome of aesthetic and plush style statement. `5,750 onwards. Details:

Festive collective
Arti Bagdy’s Grand Diwali ollezione is bringing together fine jewellery and luxury-prét collection from 60 designers. Birdhichand Ghansyamdas Jewellers from Jaipur will showcase their jewellery. Look out for brands like Palnquine from Mumbai, Erum Delhi and KNG from Chandigarh among others. Also expect  silk crepes, sheer chiffons and sarees. `1,500 onwards. At The Ballroom of Hyatt Regency. On August 28 and 29. Details: 9841246901

Skincare at Lifestyle
Lifestyle launched its skincare category earlier this month. It has an array of premium international brands like Yves Rocher, Elizabeth Arden, Shiseido, Clarins, Kaya among others across 11 stores in the country. `500 onwards. At Express Avenue. Details: 28464748