Short+Sweet's Indian theatre festival, The Holiday Inn's kebab fest and more: Make the most of your weekend with these events in Chennai

This week in Chennai, we have the release of Janhvi Kapoor's Mili, the launch of the Pa Pa Ya restaurant, a kebab fest and more

Naveena M Published :  03rd November 2022 07:08 PM   |   Published :   |  03rd November 2022 07:08 PM
Things to do in Chennai

Things to do in Chennai

This week, we have the release of Janhvi Kapoor's Mili, the launch of the award-winning restaurant Pa Pa Ya in Chennai, The Holiday Inn Chennai's kebab and curries festival and more. Check out the full list below:

Asian delights
November 4 | Nungambakkam

Pa Pa Ya launches its modern Asian Bistro & Tapas Bar for the first time in Chennai. The award-winning restaurant offers flavours from Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam. On the menu, expect delectable plates like Beer Battered Avocado Tacos, Lamb Rendang Curry and Sautéed Leeks Water Chestnut. INR 1,500 per person. 12 pm to 11.30 pm. 

Let’s jam
November 5 | Alwarpet 

This weekend, on the occasion of Oxygen’s 20th anniversary the band will be featuring their hits. Expect unique music that blends inspired indie elements. The band comprises Girinandh C (on keys), Ramana K S (on percussion), Bharath Gopal (on drums), Lalit Talluri (on flute), Akshay (on violin), Carl Fernandes (on bass guitar) and Vijay Ganesan (on lead guitar). INR 399 onwards. At Medai — The stage.

Fashion fever
November 9 | Teynampet

The fashion and lifestyle exhibition Sutraa is back with its fashionable wedding collection that will focus on lifestyle, accessories and jewellery. Look forward to contemporary edits from Krivi by Neha R Modi (Kolkata), Indo-western kurtas from Anura Designs (Kolkata) and contemporary style bags from Alankrit (Delhi), among others. Also, look out for diwan cushion covers and bedsheets from Jaipur World (Kolkata), Riwaaz Footwear (Mumbai) and others. INR 2,500. 10 am to 8 pm. At Hyatt Regency Chennai.

Nostalgia notes 
November 6 | Gopalapuram 

Ahead of Kamal Haasan’s birthday, Abbas Cultural presents Naaanum Kamalum. To honour the special day, SPB Charan will be performing the hit songs of SP Balasubrahmanyam. Look forward to SPB and Kamal’s popular songs like Singari Sarkku, Engeyum Eppodhum, Vaaya Vaaya and more. INR 500 onwards. At Music Academy. 6.30 pm onwards.

Also read: Karthi and Vikram thank Kamal Haasan for his heartfelt praise for Ponniyin Selvan 1

Live, love, laugh
November 6 | Mylapore 

This Sunday, SoCo presents the New Material Night standup comedy night. The stand-up comedians Syama, Yogi, Annamalai Lakshmanan and Preveshika Kumar are back with a slew of new jokes. The show promises brand-new jokes that have not been heard before. At SoCo Savera. INR 349 onwards 4.30 pm.

Movie première
November 4 | PVR

Mili is a Hindi thriller film directed and produced by Mathukutty Xavier and Boney Kapoor.  The film is a remake of the director’s Malayalam film Helen, which follows a woman trapped in a freezer fighting to stay alive. The movie stars Janhvi Kapoor, Sunny Kaushal and Manoj Pahwa. In theatres.

Also read: It would be odd to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan: Janhvi Kapoor

Kebab fest
November 4 | OMR 

The Holiday Inn Chennai is hosting a  Kebab and Curries Food Festival. Try out their Chicken Kebab Pulao, Kebab Pav and Galouti Kebab among other delicacies. The best part is that they have vegetarian options as well, such as Paratadar Paneer Ke Tikkey. Dinner only. INR 1,119 per person. On till Nov 13

Also read: Charcoal Kebaberie offers an array of delectable kebabs by converging different palates

Everyone’s a player!
November 4 | Nungambakkam

The next edition of the Short+Sweet South India Theatre Festival (usually held in July) is back after a hiatus since 2018. Being held in November for the first time ever, the festival will see 50 ten-minute plays, that will compete for the finals towards the end of the month. On till November 27. Today at 7 pm. At Alliance Française of Madras.

November 6 | Alwarpet

Performance artiste Yahya Bootwala is back in town! The viral poetry sensation promises new and special theatre-based performances, poems and stories that he reveals have never been performed before in Chennai. The popular artiste also shares that this show will take you on a journey home, that you’ll surely love. INR399 onwards. 4.30 pm onwards. At Medai — The Stage.

Elvis tribute
November 4 | Nungambakkam

Head to this event to catch Orlando and The Medium Rare Band which are all set to take you down memory lane with Elvis hits for all you Presley fans. Look forward to chartbusters from the period like Can’t Help In Falling In Love, All Shook Up, Teddy Bear and lots more. INR 1,000 onwards. At 9 pm. At Gears and Garage.